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Ariana Bauer About

Living somewhere between our world and an era long past, my works take you to another time. Using a technique that combines meticulously executed photographs with digital painting, I create works of art that I describe as virtual mixed media. Driven by experimentation and the chaos of our world, I choose subjects by impulse and attraction with a focus on beauty. From the natural world to portraits, desolate landscapes, and bustling cities, there is little in this world that does not grab my attention. My work is feminine, abstract, soft, often pink and purple, and constantly contradictory. Add Comment


For over 10 years, the Lebanese American artist Ariana Bauer has been creating images that live somewhere between our world and another time. Capturing the emotion and essence of a seemingly past life, she takes us on a journey into her soul. Her meticulously executed photography is combined the high tech world of digital painting to create works of art that is hard to describe in words.

Driven by sheer determination, this self taught artist is currently making her way into the world of fine art. Her permanent gallery collection, located at Mist Spa, soothes visitors as they receive their treatments. Her focus on beauty in all aspects of our world allows her to exhibit her work in many venues with ease. In 2009, the viewers of Naughti Gra were in awe of her romantic and old world sensibilities. She also likes to work for the greater good, exhibiting her work at fund raisers such as Save the Girls, a Susan G. Komen breast cancer foundation fund raiser. Ariana also exhibits her work internationally over the web.

Growing up as a Lebanese-American, Ariana embraced her heritage as a Lebanese citizen. Having travelled with her family as a child and teenager around the globe, Beirut has always been special close to her heart. Snapping away at ancient ruins and bustling cities alike, her passion for photography was born. In college, her career path was that of a software engineer. She used her knowledge of technology as a base for jumping into the world of arts. She is a self taught in many different mediums of art, but found her greatest passion was for photography. She also loves fiber arts and has been sewing since childhood.

Ariana is inspired by the contradictions between our modern day chaotic world and simpler eras long past. She has studied the early days of photography at length and the inspiration is consistent in her work. Her subject matter tends to vary vastly, from the natural world to portraits to landscapes to bustling cities, but always with a focus on natural beauty. Her work is always feminine, often abstract and soft. Tones of pink and purple are recurring themes. Her work can range from sharply photographic to painterly in nature and is always unexpected and surprising.


* Permanent Collection at Mist Spa

Solo Collection, Ongoing

Columbia, IL USA

* Featured Artist Series - Soulard Art Market

Solo Exhibition, November 14, 2009 - November 15, 2009

St. Louis, MO USA

* Save the Girls 2009 - Flax Gallery

Group Exhibition, October 16, 2009 - November 28,2009

St. Louis, MO USA

* Inspire76 Blog Feature

Publication, October 10, 2009

Online Only

* Art on the Bluffs Art Walk

Art Fair, October 3, 2009

Columbia, IL USA

* St. Louis Naughti Gras 2009 - Koken Art Factory

Group Exhibition, February 14, 2009

St. Louis, MO USA

Memberships & Associations

* American Society of Media Photographers (ASMP)

* Art St. Louis

* Art Dimensions


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