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Mikayla Trapasso

Mikayla Trapasso
Oswego, NY
[email protected]

BFA Fine Art, Ceramics 

This mixed media piece consists of eight of the same female figure in different dance poses all scattered throughout a gallery space. In this space you can also see images of famous paintings depicting dance throughout history. The walls of the room are a light lavender color with accents of blue in areas, and the floor and ceiling are a warm grey. The dancers each wear a deep red leotard which makes them stand out against the coolness of the background.

Embodiment 
Mixed media
36”x24”
2019
Intermediate Drawing
This mixed media piece consists of eight of the same female figure in different dance poses all scattered throughout a gallery space. In this space you can also see images of famous paintings depicting dance throughout history. The walls of the room are a light lavender color with accents of blue in areas, and the floor and ceiling are a warm grey. The dancers each wear a deep red leotard which makes them stand out against the coolness of the background.

This colored pencil drawing is a figurative self portrait that comprises two figures, one being in the foreground reaching longingly towards the viewer, and the other in the middle ground reaching up to the figure in front. Connecting the two figures is a deep green organic and fluid abstract form. It wraps around and weaves in between the two. This is set in a small and confined room with only one visible exit being a red door placed directly in the center of the room behind the figures.

Insatiable
Colored pencil on matte board 
40”x32”
2019
Design Concepts II - 2D
This colored pencil drawing is a figurative self portrait that comprises two figures, one being in the foreground reaching longingly towards the viewer, and the other in the middle ground reaching up to the figure in front. Connecting the two figures is a deep green organic and fluid abstract form. It wraps around and weaves in between the two. This is set in a small and confined room with only one visible exit being a red door placed directly in the center of the room behind the figures.

This mixed media drawing is a self portrait set in a surreal environment. There is one central female figure seated in a chair, posed in a contemplative manner. Behind her is a brick red gazebo filled with bright rippling water. In the background abstract yet mirrored shapes begin the weave in towards each other all pointing towards the central figure below them.

Was - Is - Will Be
Mixed media
24”x14”
2020
Mixed Media Drawing
This mixed media drawing is a self portrait set in a surreal environment. There is one central female figure seated in a chair, posed in a contemplative manner. Behind her is a brick red gazebo filled with bright rippling water. In the background abstract yet mirrored shapes begin the weave in towards each other all pointing towards the central figure below them.

This acrylic painting depicts an overtop view of four female figures with their light blue and bold brown eyes open looking up directly at the viewer. Each figure is wearing white and is perched with one arm behind their head. They lay on a ground full of orange and yellow fall leaves. Connecting the four figures is an architectural plan of a bedroom. It flows into their profiles and blends into their skin.

Foundation
Mixed Media
24”x18”
2020
Mixed Media Drawing
This acrylic painting depicts an overtop view of four female figures with their light blue and bold brown eyes open looking up directly at the viewer. Each figure is wearing white and is perched with one arm behind their head. They lay on a ground full of orange and yellow fall leaves. Connecting the four figures is an architectural plan of a bedroom. It flows into their profiles and blends into their skin.

This ceramic tea set consists of two small plates, two handled cups, two bowls, one sugar jar, one creamer cup, and a teapot. Each is decorated with deep brown outlines of italian architecture, food, drink, and text on a white background. The rest of the details were glazed in a dark metallic silver and rustic and reddish brown.

Mi Manchi 
Ceramic
Teapot - 6”x4”x4”
2020
Ceramics II
This ceramic tea set consists of two small plates, two handled cups, two bowls, one sugar jar, one creamer cup, and a teapot. Each is decorated with deep brown outlines of italian architecture, food, drink, and text on a white background. The rest of the details were glazed in a dark metallic silver and rustic and reddish brown.

This mixed media piece on paper is a complex and surreal depiction of various abstract shapes, both rectilinear and curvilinear. The color scheme is wide and we see cool greys, neutral browns, and all colors of the rainbow included.

Pandemonium 
Mixed Media
2017
Design Concepts I - 2D
This mixed media piece on paper is a complex and surreal depiction of various abstract shapes, both rectilinear and curvilinear. The color scheme is wide and we see cool greys, neutral browns, and all colors of the rainbow included.

This oil painting on canvas is a fairly representational depiction of a still life composed of various antique bottles and other highly reflective objects including multiple mirrors, metallic fabric, and glossy plastic sheets. The color scheme includes but is not limited to vibrant oranges, deep reddish browns, pastel peach, forest green, and a variety of light blues.

Lost Objects 
Oil on canvas 
24”x22”
2021
Painting II
This oil painting on canvas is a fairly representational depiction of a still life composed of various antique bottles and other highly reflective objects including multiple mirrors, metallic fabric, and glossy plastic sheets. The color scheme includes but is not limited to vibrant oranges, deep reddish browns, pastel peach, forest green, and a variety of light blues.

This oil painting on canvas is a fragmented and abstract depiction of a still life painting  made prior to this work titled, Lost Objects. There is a heavy use of line for emphasis and directional force. The piece achieves depth through intense layerings and through paint application. Some areas are semi transparent while others are totally opaque. The color scheme includes vibrant oranges, deep reddish browns, pastel peach, bright yellows, and a variety of blues.

Found
Oil on canvas
30”x24”
2021
Painting II
This oil painting on canvas is a fragmented and abstract depiction of a still life painting  made prior to this work titled, Lost Objects. There is a heavy use of line for emphasis and directional force. The piece achieves depth through intense layerings and through paint application. Some areas are semi transparent while others are totally opaque. The color scheme includes vibrant oranges, deep reddish browns, pastel peach, bright yellows, and a variety of blues.

This akua print on paper is set in a surreal environment all based around one sleeping figure, The Lucid Dreamer. There are various forms weaving in and out of the frame. Each is connected in one way or another. This piece was printed from carved linoleum twice on one sheet of paper giving it a three dimensional appearance.  The color scheme of this piece is red, blue, and purple where the two overlap.

Lucid Dreamer
Linoleum print on paper
12”x12”
2019
Independent Study: Intro to Printmaking
This akua print on paper is set in a surreal environment all based around one sleeping figure, The Lucid Dreamer. There are various forms weaving in and out of the frame. Each is connected in one way or another. This piece was printed from carved linoleum twice on one sheet of paper giving it a three dimensional appearance.  The color scheme of this piece is red, blue, and purple where the two overlap.

This ninety piece ceramic set consists of one figurative sculpture and various shaped and scaled vessels. The body of work begins with an all white semi nude female figure laying on the ground with her eyes closed and one hand reaching out. Over her body grows floral-like petals and moves in one general direction towards the extended hand. In her hand is one pure white flower. From her hand the vessels start to emerge and grow away from her and in an upwards direction. As we move away from the vessels close

Untitled 
Ceramics
2021
Ceramic Independent Study 
This ninety piece ceramic set consists of one figurative sculpture and various shaped and scaled vessels. The body of work begins with an all white semi nude female figure laying on the ground with her eyes closed and one hand reaching out. Over her body grows floral-like petals and moves in one general direction towards the extended hand. In her hand is one pure white flower. From her hand the vessels start to emerge and grow away from her and in an upwards direction. As we move away from the vessels closest to her hand the forms begin to alter from small delicate white flowers to simple tall and thin all black forms.

This ninety piece ceramic set consists of one figurative sculpture and various shaped and scaled vessels. The body of work begins with an all white semi nude female figure laying on the ground with her eyes closed and one hand reaching out. Over her body grows floral-like petals and moves in one general direction towards the extended hand. In her hand is one pure white flower. From her hand the vessels start to emerge and grow away from her and in an upwards direction. As we move away from the vessels close

Untitled 
Ceramics
2021
Ceramic Independent Study 
This ninety piece ceramic set consists of one figurative sculpture and various shaped and scaled vessels. The body of work begins with an all white semi nude female figure laying on the ground with her eyes closed and one hand reaching out. Over her body grows floral-like petals and moves in one general direction towards the extended hand. In her hand is one pure white flower. From her hand the vessels start to emerge and grow away from her and in an upwards direction. As we move away from the vessels closest to her hand the forms begin to alter from small delicate white flowers to simple tall and thin all black forms.

This ninety piece ceramic set consists of one figurative sculpture and various shaped and scaled vessels. The body of work begins with an all white semi nude female figure laying on the ground with her eyes closed and one hand reaching out. Over her body grows floral-like petals and moves in one general direction towards the extended hand. In her hand is one pure white flower. From her hand the vessels start to emerge and grow away from her and in an upwards direction. As we move away from the vessels close

Untitled 
Ceramics
2021
Ceramic Independent Study 
This ninety piece ceramic set consists of one figurative sculpture and various shaped and scaled vessels. The body of work begins with an all white semi nude female figure laying on the ground with her eyes closed and one hand reaching out. Over her body grows floral-like petals and moves in one general direction towards the extended hand. In her hand is one pure white flower. From her hand the vessels start to emerge and grow away from her and in an upwards direction. As we move away from the vessels closest to her hand the forms begin to alter from small delicate white flowers to simple tall and thin all black forms.

This ninety piece ceramic set consists of one figurative sculpture and various shaped and scaled vessels. The body of work begins with an all white semi nude female figure laying on the ground with her eyes closed and one hand reaching out. Over her body grows floral-like petals and moves in one general direction towards the extended hand. In her hand is one pure white flower. From her hand the vessels start to emerge and grow away from her and in an upwards direction. As we move away from the vessels close

Untitled 
Ceramics
2021
Ceramic Independent Study 
This ninety piece ceramic set consists of one figurative sculpture and various shaped and scaled vessels. The body of work begins with an all white semi nude female figure laying on the ground with her eyes closed and one hand reaching out. Over her body grows floral-like petals and moves in one general direction towards the extended hand. In her hand is one pure white flower. From her hand the vessels start to emerge and grow away from her and in an upwards direction. As we move away from the vessels closest to her hand the forms begin to alter from small delicate white flowers to simple tall and thin all black forms.

This ceramic work displays two adorned boxed or pedestals, one with the torso of a female body placed centrally on top of the structure and the other of a male. On both pieces there are abstract fire-like forms flowing and consuming the lower portion of both the male and female body. One the female sculpture we see delicate flowers flowing up and around the piece. On the male sculpture, carved stars match the placement of where the flowers fall on the other work. The color scheme is simple, letting the natu

Aeipathy 
Ceramics 
13’x5’x5’
2019
Ceramics III
This ceramic work displays two adorned boxed or pedestals, one with the torso of a female body placed centrally on top of the structure and the other of a male. On both pieces there are abstract fire-like forms flowing and consuming the lower portion of both the male and female body. One the female sculpture we see delicate flowers flowing up and around the piece. On the male sculpture, carved stars match the placement of where the flowers fall on the other work. The color scheme is simple, letting the natural earthy red of the clay body shine through with accents of white, and ash grey.

This ceramic work displays two adorned boxed or pedestals, one with the torso of a female body placed centrally on top of the structure and the other of a male. On both pieces there are abstract fire-like forms flowing and consuming the lower portion of both the male and female body. One the female sculpture we see delicate flowers flowing up and around the piece. On the male sculpture, carved stars match the placement of where the flowers fall on the other work. The color scheme is simple, letting the natu

Aeipathy 
Ceramics 
13’x5’x5’
2019
Ceramics III
This ceramic work displays two adorned boxed or pedestals, one with the torso of a female body placed centrally on top of the structure and the other of a male. On both pieces there are abstract fire-like forms flowing and consuming the lower portion of both the male and female body. One the female sculpture we see delicate flowers flowing up and around the piece. On the male sculpture, carved stars match the placement of where the flowers fall on the other work. The color scheme is simple, letting the natural earthy red of the clay body shine through with accents of white, and ash grey.

The Dance 
Acrylic on canvas  
20”x16” (each canvas) 
2021
Personal Work 

The Dance 
Acrylic on canvas  
20”x16” (each canvas) 
2021
Personal Work 

The Dance 
Acrylic on canvas  
20”x16” (each canvas) 
2021
Personal Work 

The Dance 
Acrylic on canvas  
20”x16” (each canvas) 
2021
Personal Work 

The Dance 
Acrylic on canvas  
20”x16” (each canvas) 
2021
Personal Work 

The Dance 
Acrylic on canvas  
20”x16” (each canvas) 
2021
Personal Work