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FOR THE PAST DECADE...

PARSONS ALUMN M.K KOMINS HAS BEEN PASSIONATELY COMMITTED TO THE PURSUIT OF CREATIVE EXCELLENCE. BASED OUT OF PHILADELPHIA, SHE DRAWS INSPIRATION FROM THE POLITICALLY VIBRANT, COLLECTIVE CONSCIOUSNESS OF ITS ARTISTIC COMMUNITY. HER WORK USES HYPER-STYLIZED, DREAMY REALISM AND BOLDLY SATURATED COLOR TO EXPLORE THE WORLDS OF IDENTITY, HUMANITY, AND CULTURE.

IN AN ATTEMPT TO SYNTHESIZE TRADITION WITH MODERNITY, M.K. HAS DEVELOPED AN EXPERIMENTAL STYLE OF IMAGE MAKING THAT INVOLVES A MULTI-STEP PROCESS OF CONSTRUCTION AND DESTRUCTION. SHE PAINTS BROAD, DIGITAL COLOR AREAS, PRINTS THE WORK ON CANVAS OR GICLEE, THEN STRIPS AND MANIPULATES THE PIGMENT WITH DESTRUCTIVE CHEMICALS SUCH AS BLEACH AND ACETONE TO CREATE TRANSPARENCY AND ESTABLISH TONAL PLANES. SHE THEN BUILDS UP DETAIL WITH CLASSIC PAINT MEDIUMS LIKE ACRYLICS AND OILS. THE PROCESS IS A PRACTICAL APPLICATION OF HER QUEST TO EXPLORE AND EXPOSE EMPATHY; IN ORDER TO REBUILD A MORE HONEST CONSTRUCT OF OUR HUMANITY, YOU MUST FIRST BE WILLING TO DESTROY, RE-APPROACH, AND REBUILD YOUR PERSPECTIVE.

FORMER CREATIVE DIRECTOR FOR AVENUE U DESIGN IN BALTIMORE, MARYLAND, SHE NOW WORKS AS CREATIVE COORDINATOR FOR ELYSIUM MARKETING GROUP. WITH A VAST AND DIVERSE RANGE OF SKILLS, HER CLIENT ROSTER INCLUDES WORK WITH COMPANIES SUCH AS TITMOUSE ANIMATION AND UNIVERSAL STUDIOS, AS WELL AS LARGE-SCALE CREATIVE COLLABORATIONS WITH COMPANIES LIKE LORD & TAYLOR AND THE SPECIAL OLYMPICS.

HER WORK HAS BEEN HIGHLIGHTED BY BEAUTIFUL BIZARRE MAGAZINE, CREATIVE DEBUTS, CREATE! MAGAZINE, AND CAN BE FOUND IN PRINT IN BRUT MAGAZINE, CREATE! MAGAZINE, AND CREATIVE BLOCH.  M.K.’S ART HAS BEEN FEATURED IN GALLERIES SPANNING FROM LOS ANGELES TO NEW YORK TO LONDON. FOR MORE INFORMATION ON UPCOMING SHOWS AND EXHIBITIONS, PLEASE VISIT THE EXHIBITIONS PAGE. FOR INQUIRIES ON PURCHASING OR COMMISSIONING WORK OR FOR A COMPLETE CV, CONTACT HER DIRECTLY AT MOLLIE.KOMINS@GMAIL.COM.

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PHOTO BY EMILY WATERS PHOTO