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Avantika Bawa | Artist & Professor

Avantika balances her visual art practice with the critical eye and duties of an arts educator. Her exploratory drawings are minimal and architectural, but her influence as a curator and professor is large.
 

Your manifesto / rules to live by / motto:

Never give in!
Live free or die!
Keep it fresh, but spicy!
 

How would describe your work if you left out all the boring parts?

There are no boring parts.
Boring is, and can be, beautiful.
Subtle, yet obvious and in your face.
Bold, yet simple.
Awkward.
Straight Forward.


Pen, pencil or stylus?

Pencil!


Be honest: how often do you clean your desk?

A lot! With each new drawing/collage!

 

Cretacolor MonOlith Tin Box Set

Wonderful things come in small boxes. In this case? Straight up graphite pencils!

Cretacolor gives us what we want: all graphite, no filler. This kit provides everything you need to get sketching, and a few things you didn't know you needed but soon will. Sharpen and use these like normal sketching pencils, and get the bonus of being able to use the broad side to shade and color too. 7mm thick like a standard pencil, with a protective laquer coating to keep your hands tidy. Included are seven pencils spanning the standard range of medium to soft (HB through 9B). You also get a quality sharpener with nice grippable sides, a good sized moldable eraser, a pencil holder for when your pencils get stubby, and a pencil cap to protect the tips

Aaron Draplin | Graphic Artist & Field Notes Co-founder

Aaron Draplin | Graphic Artist & Field Notes Co-founder

Beatrice Thompson | Art Director & Designer at Roundhouse

Beatrice Thompson | Art Director & Designer at Roundhouse

D'wayne Edwards | Founder of Pensole Footwear Design Academy

D'wayne Edwards | Founder of Pensole Footwear Design Academy

Jennifer Armbrust | Designer & Advisor

Jennifer Armbrust | Designer & Advisor

Kate Bingaman-Burt | Educator & Illustrator

Kate Bingaman-Burt | Educator & Illustrator

Olivia Britz-Wheat | Tattoo Artist at Fortune Tattoo

Olivia Britz-Wheat | Tattoo Artist at Fortune Tattoo

Tsilli Pines | Co-founder of Design Week Portland & CreativeMornings Portland

Tsilli Pines | Co-founder of Design Week Portland & CreativeMornings Portland

Ashod Simonian | Creative Director & Co-founder of Imaginary Authors

Ashod Simonian | Creative Director & Co-founder of Imaginary Authors

Calvin Ross Carl | Artist & Creative Lead at Sincerely Truman

Calvin Ross Carl | Artist & Creative Lead at Sincerely Truman

Erik Carlson | Songwriter, Teacher & All-ages Club Owner

Erik Carlson | Songwriter, Teacher & All-ages Club Owner

Jennifer James Wright | Design Director of Ouur Studio

Jennifer James Wright | Design Director of Ouur Studio

Lizy Gershenzon | Brand & Interface Designer at Scribble Tone

Lizy Gershenzon | Brand & Interface Designer at Scribble Tone

Rachel Ancliffe | Apparel Designer

Rachel Ancliffe | Apparel Designer

Tyler Segel | Creative Director at Factory North

Tyler Segel | Creative Director at Factory North

Avantika Bawa | Artist & Professor

Avantika Bawa | Artist & Professor

Carolin Harris | Associate Creative Director at Swift

Carolin Harris | Associate Creative Director at Swift

James Owen | Creative Director 

James Owen | Creative Director 

Justin "Scrappers" Morrison | Creative Worker

Justin "Scrappers" Morrison | Creative Worker

Max Estes | Children's Author & Illustrator

Max Estes | Children's Author & Illustrator

Sasha Burchuk | Web Developer

Sasha Burchuk | Web Developer

Willyum Beck | Art Director at BPN

Willyum Beck | Art Director at BPN