Ali Futrell – Q1 Art Competition – Artist Portfolio Magazine
Ali is a Californian artist, currently residing in San Francisco and attending the San Francisco Art Institute. She works mindfully with multiple mediums such as painting, drawing, digital design, and sculpture by expanding on ideas revolving around gender, beauty, and the inner ego. By exploring different techniques she discovers ways in which to express and share her thoughts and ideas. She creates with a sense of intention and purpose; she is inspired by the beauty of the world and the reality that consumes our everyday lives.
Ali’s current work is centered around playful tones of self-perception, factors of stereotypes versus identities, and manipulation of the contemporary female figure. Themes of self-confidence and acceptance through dramatic, intensified colors, bold moves, and extreme performance are measured through the large-scale, celebratory imagery created. She choses to recognize social issues impacting constructed identity, perceptions of race, and conceptions of beauty. Color is a large part of how she tells her stories and portrays these themes. She feels the use of color is necessary in her work as she develops a greater sense of the color wheel and explores various color palettes.