Ariana Vaeth

Ariana Vaeth primarily paints self-portraits and portraits of those close to her, resulting in an autobiographical collection of works. She starts each painting by completing many drawings, then taking photos of models and photoshopping them all together, “curating what the projected story is.” After that, the “hard work” is done, and she begins painting, which is the most enjoyable part of the process for her. “It feels like my purpose is to join this kind of historical narrative of painters and people making their own images,” she says.