Using intergenerational pop and contemporary culture, my work combines improbable but believable experiences. Blending elements of realism and surrealism in a system of painted collage, I construct atypical but convincing environments that include advertisement and fashion. I incorporate beauty from all eras, often intermingling mid-20th century “Americana” advertisements with contemporary aesthetics. I use subtle humor throughout my paintings and allow it to blend into my artistic influences in order to subvert or enhance the original messaging. I am challenged by the unbelievable and unthinkable and approach painting in a way that makes it feel routine.
Chloe Iossi is a recently graduated BFA student with an emphasis in painting and a minor in psychology from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. She was featured in a Daily Nebraskan spring 2022 issue and her work was displayed in the Medici Gallery in December of 2021. Iossi has received nearly a dozen scholarships while at Nebraska, including the E. Evelyn Peterson Scholarship and Nellie May Vance Scholarship for the 2021-2022 academic year.