Category: Contestants

Margaret Mauthe is an artist who’s preferable canvas is the human body. She lives art, which is her passion and livelihood. She tries to capture beauty and pure emotion with her work, stopping the clock in the circling universe of her imagination. Body Art is cathartic to the artist, and should be tranquil for the model. She lives by those rules, if only by those rules.
 
You can find out more about her at her website: www.balloonsandbodyart.com

Oscar A. Galvan Jr. is a native of San Antonio. He’s been a Professional Artist for over ten years, participating in many events including the Centro Cultural Atzlan gallery, Gallista Gallery where he had his first one artist show in 2010. He’s also participated in the On and Off Fred tour for the past five years. Oscar’s been bodypainting for over five years and he loves the world of Bodypainting, painting on a human canvas using paints specifically for the body. The Art of Bodypainting has changed my life on so many levels. Oscar has participated in the World Bodypainting Festival Competition in 2012 held in Austria, moving to the Finals, where he ranked as the only American in his category. In 2013 he competed in Living Art America Bodypainting competition in Atlanta, the main bodypainting competition held in the United States. 2014 was a great year starting with the Flesh Art Show in New Orleans, followed by a return to Living Art America, and closing the year off in New York, for New York City Bodypainting Day, first of its kind; fully nude models, male and female painted at Central Park followed by a march to Time Square.
 
You can see more about Oscar at his website: www.galvanstudios.org
 

We’ve got a list of amazing photographers competing in our live body painting and photography competition THIS SATURDAY, May 16 at The Springs in Downtown LA. Check out their websites to explore their work.
 
RAQUEL NATALICCHIO
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CARLOS TORRES GARZON
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DIANA LUCKYSOVA
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DUSTIN ENGELSKIND
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ROBERT REIFF
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STACEY MEINEKE
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KIMBERLEY GREEN
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JOEL HINDMAN
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MANNY LLANURA
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MARC EVANS
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Lana has been painting since she was a child, however, she was enrolled into music school. Upon completion of her music education, Lana enrolled into Art and Design High School in 2000 to begin her art journey and continued to Architectural and Design University in 2002. At age 19 she had trainee-ship at Stroganov Moscow State University of Arts. 
After her fourth year of art education, Lana went to visit family in San Diego, CA and fell in love with the city’s people and coastal beauty. Seeking better opportunities and freedom to express herself, Lana became a resident of San Diego and found employment as a graphic designer in 2006. After three years working in design, Lana decided to expand her creative side, grow her art skills by trying new types of art and immersing herself into a different world – body painting. In 2009 she found a group of body painters and they did art collaborations three times a month. During her first year with the group, they had a body art photo exhibit at Museum of Photographic Arts at Balboa Park, San Diego CA.
 
Since 2011, Lana has been working as a solo fine art body painter. Her work influenced by Fantasy motives and Urban culture, using light-hearted symbolism and creativity that undermines rules.
Lana also continues to paint on canvas in different mediums: acrylic, oils, watercolors, ink.
Her one of favorite techniques is cold batik technique. Her art inspired by impressionism, surrealism and modern arts.
 
You can find out more about Lana at her website: www.artbychromium.com
 
Lana was also chosen as a 2015 Skin Wars competitor! See her Skin Wars feature page here.
 

Find out more about Claudia at her website: www.cuerpogris.org

Alisia Silliman is a self-taught, multi-talented Artist from Denver, Colorado. She became a Tattoo Artist at an early age and has since developed her love for Bodypainting. In 2012 she started her own Company, Angelcake Art LLC, Bodypainting, designing full makeups, costumes and prosthetics. 
 
She made the jump from local to global with the Gibraltar International Bodypainting Competition, taking First Place in 2014. She has since competed in the Greensboro Living Art America, taking 3rd Place Emerging Artist, and Assisted the 2nd Place winner of Atlanta Living Art America 2014. 
 
You can find out more about Alisia at her website: Angelcakebodyart.com

Steven’s background in art is in figurative and portrait painting in oil. His pulls his imagery from life, dreams and abstract. As an artist he was introduced to body painting thru friends and the idea of a three dimensional canvas has sparked a new journey in his creativity. Every painting becomes a new challenge and he enjoys the process of creatively developing his craftsmanship. 
 
You can learn more about Steven at this great write up about him at our sponsor, Skin City Body painting’s blog. – Steven Horlock feature

Ngene Mwaura is a third-generation artist from a family of writers and storytellers. He comes from Kikuyu, a farmland fifteen miles outside of Nairobi, Kenya. Unlike his father, Mwaura Mureithi (author of “The Adventures of Thiga”), Ngene has found illustration to be his truest form of storytelling.
 
The succession of his work is a timeline of his perception and experiences to date. His work takes you from the farmlands of Africa, through the art world of Europe, and most recently to Los Angeles, where he’s working on his latest work, “Masks,” an expression of what he thinks the African Mask could have evolved into if the African tradition hadn’t progressively dissipated.
 
He has studied under several artists, including Ndasuunye Shikongeni, Fred Mutebi, Henry Mujunga, Rafael Zarza, and Joyce Wellman. His expertise is in silk-screening, etching, acetate printing, carton printing and woodblock printing. You can find Ngene’s work in the collections of the Commercial Bank of Africa and the Dutch Embassy, in Kenya.
 
You can find out more about Ngene at his website: www.ngenemwaura.com

Aimme is a multi-media artist who uses anything she can get her hands on to create. She brings a unique and intriguing style of art and entertainment to the table, including the use of customized headpieces and shoes. Self taught, she started making art as soon as she was able to hold a pencil. From clothes to walls, paper to skin. In 2011 Aimme attempted body painting and loved the idea of mixing paint, prosthetics and props to make a piece come alive. Aimee does what she does because she wants people to see what goes on in her mind.
 
Find our more about Aimee at her website: www.wickedserenity.com
 

Stephanie Anderson, under her brand name “Neon Armour”, has worked in Los Angeles on the upcoming Maxim and Patriot Pictures Film “Halloween House”, organized events with comic book greats such as David Mack and Bill Sienkiewicz, and has been featured in a special spread in CNN Living. Her work as Creative Director of Cosplay for international online game, “Smite” has garnered her international attention. She also placed second in the Global “Bodies as A Work of Art” competition 2012. Stephanie’s make up and costume design skills contributed to the Allie Award win for “Best Entertainment” for international entertainment design agency L.E.D. She was recently flown to Los Angeles (GSN) to audition for Skin Wars 2014 and her make-up was featured in the breakthrough film “Demons Rook”. She won “Best Special FX” under James Sizemore at the Fantaspoa Film Fest. Her make-Up was also featured on Michael Bay’s “Welcome to Yesterday” , the upcoming film, “The Nice Guys”, CW’s “The Originals” and the The original Music Videos by Vitaly K, Tom P, and Deuce Decaurtier.
 
You can find out more about Stephanie at her website
 


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