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Art Buff: Alana Adetola Fajemisin

What is your medium? 
Graphite, Ink, Oil on found objects.
Name an artist (or more) that most inspires you? 
Egon Schiele, Oswaldo Guayasamin, & lately, a friend of mine named Laura Bochet.
What is your preferred subject matter? 
Calves & Breasts.
How do you feel you can best advance to the next level, or are you most happy where you are now? 
Traveling more, seeing more, feeling more, experiencing MORE… which is why I’m going to Asia for two months this Spring!
Is there a purpose to your artwork? 
Truth & Beauty.
How often do you work on your art? 
Formally…twice a week. Informally…every waking moment. 
Is there a gallery in Buffalo that you would like to show your work in, but haven’t yet? 
Big Orbit Gallery.
What are your strengths? 
I am extremely meticulous.
What are your weaknesses? 
I am extremely meticulous.
Name one person that you would like to sell a work of art to? 
My boyfriend. (haha) He’s my toughest critic & also my biggest supporter. He gets the added bonus of “co-owning” all of my favorite paintings at no cost at all because they’re hanging up in our house. So…one day…I’ll make him pay!
More Greater Buffalo artists and artisans…

Angela WisniewskiChris GalleyCandace KeeganTom WebbNicole JohnsonTara SasiadekVeronica KrugerLarry AllenDana SaylorSean MaddenPaul RybarczykBeth PedersonRobert SchulmanPaul KlonowskiBetty J. Pitts-FosterCarol Case SiracuseAlejandro GutierrezPaul AlicoJohn SargentDeborah StewartPat PendletonKristin DamstetterAlana Adetola FajemisinSarah and John CozzemeraRob HopkinsJennifer Seth-CiminiElisabeth StrongMichael MulleyPatricia SchwimmerMikel DoktorJerome GreenbergElizabeth LeaderJacqueline WelchDoreen DeBothJoe CascioCandace MastersIris KirkwoodLukia CostelloMichael MorgulisJulie LeatherbarrowChris LibertiMichael MararianDaniel RodgersBruce AdamsKen PayneChristina CookeElise Anne BrooksFrank CravottaJackie AlbarellaGary MeliusMelissa CampbellJeff QuigleyNancy MoranVincent AlejandroPatti HarrisEileen GraetzRita Argen AuerbachDianne BakerNorine SpurlingMargaret RaabIngrid LuongoJoseph StanekCandice MorrisBill Battaglia, Melissa Linton

If you are a local artist that has a current or upcoming show in the city, and are interested in being featured on Art Buff, please feel free to send an email request here.

Written by queenseyes


Newell Nussbaumer is 'queenseyes' - Eyes of the Queen City and Founder of Buffalo Rising. Co-founder Elmwood Avenue Festival of the Arts. Co-founder Powder Keg Festival that built the world's largest ice maze (Guinness Book of World Records). Instigator behind Emerald Beach at the Erie Basin Marina. Co-created Flurrious! winter festival. Co-creator of Rusty Chain Beer. Instigator behind Saturday Artisan Market (SAM) at Canalside, Buffalo Porchfest, and Paint vs. Paint. Founder of The Peddler retro and vintage market on Elmwood. Instigator behind Liberty Hound @ Canalside. Throws The Witches Ball at Statler City, the Hertel Alley Street Art Festival, and The Flutterby Festival.

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