Ryan Gondarowski

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Ryan Gondarowski

Aged 21

Academy of Realist Art Boston

Instructor(s): Cindy MacMillan, Emanuela De Musis, Garrett Vitanza, Julie Beck

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  • Artworks

Bearskin Neck

Charcoal

25.4 x 35.56 cms (10 x 14 ins)

Bust of a young girl

Charcoal

45.72 x 40.64 cms (18 x 16 ins)

Winter road

Watercolor and gouache

17.78 x 25.4 cms (7 x 10 ins)

Charcoal figure

Charcoal

50.8 x 40.64 cms (20 x 16 ins)

Viking helmet

Charcoal

40.64 x 30.48 cms (16 x 12 ins)

Fortuny Master Copy

Carbon

50.8 x 45.72 cms (20 x 18 ins)

Limited palette cast

Oil

50.8 x 40.64 cms (20 x 16 ins)

The Lantern

Charcoal

25.4 x 20.32 cms (10 x 8 ins)

Ear cast

oil

40.64 x 30.48 cms (16 x 12 ins)

Zen

Charcoal

50.8 x 40.64 cms (20 x 16 ins)

Since I was 12 years old, I have known that I would like to pursue art as a career.  Over the past few years, that passion has developed into a serious pursuit of becoming an accomplished classical/realist artist.  Upon completing my homeschool high school program, I received a one year scholarship from the Academy of Realist Art in Boston, Massachusetts.  I am currently completing my fourth year of intensive art training.   
 
Since financial support is difficult for me to achieve, I have been fortunate to begin my atelier training with the scholarship from the ARA.  However, I need to obtain further financial support in order to successfully accomplish my long-term educational goals.  The first of these goals is to complete the final year of intensive art training at this atelier.  Then, once I complete this program, I hope to work as a gallery artist and teach as a classical instructor.  
 
In developing my goals, I have had several artists support me in my training.  Initially, Sandra Wakeen and Alexandra Walters have spent countless hours mentoring me on this journey.  This past year, Julie Beck (from the ARA) has patiently and passionately worked with me in becoming a more proficient artist.  I hope to one day be able to help others along their journey as I have been helped.  
 
 My long-term educational goal is to complete my atelier training at the ARA in Boston, display my work in galleries, make a sustainable career as an artist and, finally, pass on my knowledge of art by working and teaching other upcoming artists.  If I were to receive this art scholarship, it would alleviate financial strain for the upcoming school year for me.  Thank you for this consideration.

Education: James Madison High School (Homeschooled), Academy of Realist ArtArt Schools Attended: Saturday experience at Hartford Art School, Connecticut Art School (weekly art classes), Wakeen Fine Art Studios (weekly art classes since October
2013.Accomplishments: First solo art show (September 2012), invited to join the Tobacco
Valley Artist Association with a personal invitation, selected for a
scholarship by Joye Moon for the Hartford Art School Saturday program, participated in
other art exhibits as part of a group (Napkin Art Show, group exhibit with Alexandra
Walters, group atelier opening at Wakeen Fine Art Studios, Connecticut Art School yearly
exhibit.) Recipient of the full one year scholarship to The Academy of Realist Art (September 2015). Awarded Outstanding Acrylic in the December 2015 BoldBrush Painting
Competition. Recipient of the Art Renewal Center scholarship (2017). Finalist in the 2017 Richeson75 art competition. Stacey Scholarship winner (2019)