Pianta Studios



MICHAEL AND AUDRA PIANTA - Artists

The Fire Eater

Michael Pianta
The Fire Eater


Illumine

Michael Pianta
Illumine


MICHAEL AND AUDRA PIANTA

Audra Pianta
Michael And Audra Pianta


 


Michael Pianta - Savage Arcadia

Exhibition: February 18th - March 18th 1:00-3:00pm

Fort Worth cutting-edge realist artist, Michael Pianta, opens his solo MFA art exhibition, Savage Arcadia, this Saturday, February 19th 1:00-3:00pm at the Goldmark Cultural Center in Dallas. Michael's large scale figurative paintings explore the double-edged relationship between human beings and nature.

ARTIST STATEMENT

Michael and Audra Pianta are fine artists specializing in realistic oil painting. Together, Michael and Audra run Pianta Studios, offering classical art instruction based in Fort Worth, TX as well as workshops in various locations.

ARTIST BIO

Michael moved to Fort Worth in 2011 to study classical drawing and painting techniques at the Texas Academy of Figurative Art (TAFA). After graduating from TAFA in 2017, Michael continued to advance his craft further by enrolling in the University of Dallasís masterís program. Michael will graduate with his MFA in 2022. In the midst of his busy schedule, Michael taught the evening figure classes at TAFA from 2017 to 2020, and is currently an adjunct art professor at the University of Dallas.

Audra began drawing and painting at a young age. After years of self study, Audra studied oil painting under Mary Watkins in Austin, TX, and then continued her studies in Fort Worth at TAFA. It was at TAFA where Audra and Michael met. Audraís painting subjects are varied, but her recent focus has been on portraits. She has over a decadeís experience teaching art in both one-on-one and classroom settings.

Both Michael and Audra are active professionals with a passion for creating and instructing realist art. Michaelís work has been exhibited nationally, often with the Oil Painters of America. Audra has drawings and paintings in private collections in the US and internationally.


 

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