aguna Niguel artist Isabella McGrath,aka artisabella,developed an unusual art form using x-rays and photography. Ms. McGrath discovered the unique techniques of combining x-ray technology and photography 14 years ago at Columbia College in Chicago. Ms. Isabella McGrath graduated from Chapman University in 2008 with a BFA in Studio Art and in 2011 completed a BA in Art History also from Chapman University.
Ms. McGrath decided to resume the project a few years ago here in Laguna Niguel. She scans the x-ray film into a computer and then works with a digital photo of the flowers that have just been x-rayed themselves.
Isabella’s merging of classical still-life subject matter with contemporary composition have astounded art enthusiasts. Most notable is Isabella’s medium: X-Ray technology. Isabella has been working with X-Ray photography for over a decade. She loves the whole process, from taking the X-Rays (yes, they are really X-Rays of flowers), taking the photos of the flowers, and then combining them in Photoshop to make wonderful photomontages. Isabella has also made abstract paintings, quilts, taken countless photographs, and made numerous printmaking editions.
March 2014 Alta Coffee - 'The Series Show' - Newport Beach, CaliforniaApril
2014 The Library Coffee Shop - 'The Series Show' - Long Beach, California
July 2013 Monkeyhouse Toys - 'The Paper Show' - Los Angeles, California
May 2013 - Gallery 245, Newport Beach, California
March 2012 Monkeyhouse Toys - 'The Dragon Show'
March 1, 2012 - The Blue Laguna - Laguna Beach, CA
February 2012 - Starbucks Coffee - Laguna Beach, CA
February 2, 2012 - The Blue Laguna - Laguna Beach, CA
2011 Monkeyhouse Toys - 'The Spooky Show'
2011 Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery - 'Open Call LA'
2010 Gender Justice LA
2010 LA Gay & Lesbian Center - Ed Gould Plaza
2010 Long Beach Unitarian Church
2009 Rockstar Studios - 'Eastside Switch'
2008 Irvine Fine Art Center - 'All Media Juried Show'
2007 Chapman University - Guggenheim Gallery - Senior Show Exhibition
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