Ariana Vaeth

Kat’s out of the Bag
oil on panel
24 x 36 in.

Posing models, furniture, and props to recreate personal events, these autobiographical paintings chronicle pinnacle moments of my flowering adulthood.

The photo-shoots that lead to the paintings rely on the trust I have with my models to build the composition with me. This relates to my image existing in many of the paintings: how I can never fully be director and actor at once. I am forced to reveal, directly and indirectly, how I comprehend the people in my life.

My paintings illustrate how I interact with the people who construct my character, documenting the trust and intimacy built in sisterhood and love. Immersed in a community of people who challenge my conceptions, I am searching for faithful representations of who I am.

© Ariana Vaeth