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About the Author
Adonna Khare is an American carbon-pencil artist. Her style has been compared to the photo-realistic illustrations of Audubon, but the surreal worlds and strange inhabitants she creates can spring only from her imagination. Khare's life-size works, which she is focusing on more and more, possess the scope of a painting, but with enough detail and realism to give viewers the impression they can step through the paper and into Adonna's worlds. Though she stays steadfast to her chosen mediums, pencil and paper, her work spans from 8" x 11" to massive murals covering entire walls. She says of her process, "I draw how one might sculpt," and the final artworks contain far more layers of pencil than the surface belies. A review of her in-progress pieces reveal hints of skeleton, almost as if she is drawing her fictional subjects from the inside out.
She has been featured in the Los Angeles Times, NPR, the Huffington Post, Juxtapoz Magazine, Mashable, My Modern Met, and more. Her work has been exhibited at the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Boise Art Museum, Minneapolis Institute of Art, Grand Rapids Art Museum, Long Beach Museum of Art, Yellowstone Art Museum, and others. Her works are in numerous prestigious private and museum collections around the world. Adonna holds a master of fine arts degree from California State University, Long Beach. To learn more, visit http://adonnak.com.