High School Student
Art School Admissions Portfolio
“Self-expression and communication have always challenged me. Creating artwork is a safe medium to express myself instead of using words. My pieces have always been on the dark side, ever since I was a child. Some of my early influences have been Tim Burton, Stephen King, and Edgar Allen Poe.
Growing up in New York City, I’ve had the privilege to experience a wealth of art museums and galleries. I’ve been exposed to an array of artists and their techniques. Just this past year I’ve seen exhibits that have included work from Dali, Pollock, Lichtenstein, Basquiat, and Degas to name a few.
An immediate concern I have is to present a compelling enough portfolio so that my work stands out from the rest. Additionally, I want to make certain I end up in the right college environment that challenges me and fosters my growth and development. Having a fulfilling and rewarding career as an artist once college life is over is very important to me. One of my biggest concerns is originality. I don’t want to produce art that’s predictable or ordinary.”