Artist StatementNaturally curious with a love for creating.
Ever since she can remember, Autumn Kulaga has always loved to create. Through observation and creation she came to learn about and understand the world around her. Her path has not been very direct but the scenic route is one that provides the most opportunities to explore.
As a child, Autumn’s innate urge to create was nurtured by the friends and family around her. Fostered by a love for the work of traditional oil painters, Autumn felt the desire to paint and enrolled at the Virginia Commonwealth University in its Communication Arts Program where she earned a Bachelor’s of Fine Arts degree in Communication Arts. Here, classical training in painting and illustration allowed her to pursue realism and a passion for faithfully representing her observations as visual art.
To supplement her visual studies, Autumn also concentrated her studies in Biology. This course work was under taken to prepare her for the next step - Medical Illustration. Somewhere through her undergraduate journey, Autumn realized that her natural curiosity meant she would need more out of art than realistic representation; she needed to delve deeper into her subjects. Following in the path of other Medical Illustrators, she attended the University of Illinois at Chicago’s Biomedical Visualization Program. Here, she earned a Master’s of Science degree in Biomedical Visualization and learned to apply her creative energy to the world of science.
Autumn is a medical illustrator by day, and a fine figure artist by night.
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