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Isabel Ardito Lebo, a burgeoning artist originating from Portsmouth, New Hampshire, possesses an unwavering passion for creation.

 

Having obtained a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Mount Allison University in New Brunswick, Canada, Isabel channels the anxieties of existence into her artistic endeavors, delving into both the comical and unsettling aspects of human experiences with an inquisitive and interconnected approach.

 

She finds joy in exploring an array of mediums, such as rug hooking, tufting, oil painting, drawing, and sculpture, constantly seeking new avenues of expression.

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The world is depressing; dare I say soul-sucking, especially how it is right now. I am searching for the good parts of living. Creating ignites a craving in me that makes me feel alive. With flat and fluffy media, I give life to objects, creating imagery that pulls viewers in.

 

Through tufting, sculpture, rug hooking, drawing, and painting, I build strange new worlds to inhabit. I tuft rugs of stars in bathing suits, paint apples with gleaming teeth, and draw scenes of fun-loving characters in order to flourish amongst the dread.

 

I experiment with ‘cool,’ goofy, and grounded subjects, in hope to distract and delight while inspiring amusement. I seek poignant connections with others through capturing brief moments of absurd experiences, situations, and narratives.

Education​

 

2019-2015 Portsmouth High School, Portsmouth, New Hampshire

 

2023-2019 Mount Allison University, Sackville, New Brunswick Canada - Major in Fine arts, Minor in Visual and Media Culture  

 

2023-2023 Google Coursera, completed Foundations of Digital Marketing and E-commerce course  

 

Community and Campus Fundraisers

 

2023-2019 Biannual Fine Arts Show and Sale, Purdy Crawford Centre for the Arts, Mount Allison University, Sackville NB, Canada

 

2022 Online auction, Sweetest Little Thing, Struts Art Gallery, Sackville NB, Canada  

 

Art Teaching​

 

2019 Private Youth Drawing, Sackville NB, Canada ​

 

 

Workshop’s

 

2023 Rug Hooking Workshop, Crackskull’s Coffee & Books, Newmarket NH

 

2023 Rug Hooking Workshop, Portsmouth Public Library, Portsmouth NH

 

2023 Rug Hooking Workshop, Port City Makerspace, Portsmouth NH​

 

2023 Rug Hooking Workshop, Seacoast Artspot, Portsmouth NH

 

2023 Rug Hooking Workshop, Crackskull’s Coffee & Books, Newmarket NH​

 

2023 Rug Hooking Workshop, Seacoast Artspot, Portsmouth NH​

 

2023 Rug Hooking Workshop, TinkerHaus Makerspace, Newbury MA​

 

2023 Multi Session Rug Hooking Workshop, Kittery Adult Education, Kittery ME​

 

2023 Rug Hooking Workshop, Seacoast Artspot, Portsmouth NH​

 

2023 Rug Hooking Workshop, ME Sew Crafty, Portland ME

 

​2023 Rug Hooking Workshop, Factory 3, Portland ME

 

​2023 Rug Hooking Workshop collaboration with CreativeGuts, Art Up Front Street, Exeter NH​

 

2024 Rug Hooking Workshop, Factory 3, Portland ME​

 

2024 Rug Hooking Workshop, The Word Barn, Exeter NH

 

2024 Rug Hooking Workshop, Seacoast Artspot, Portsmouth NH​

 

2024 Rug Hooking Workshop, Seacoast Artspot, Portsmouth NH

 

​2024 Rug Hooking Workshop, Exeter Fine Crafts, Exeter NH​

 

2024 Rug Hooking Workshop, The Word Barn, Exeter NH​

 

2024 Rug Hooking Workshop, ME Sew Crafty, Portland ME

 

​2024 Rug Hooking Workshop, Seacoast Artspot, Portsmouth NH​

 

2024 Rug Hooking Workshop, Calliope Paperie, Natick MA​

 

2024 Rug Hooking Workshop, The Word Barn, Exeter NH

 

2024 Rug Hooking Workshop, Seacoast Artspot, Portsmouth NH

2024 Rug Hooking Workshop, Kittery Adult Education, Kittery ME

Exhibitions

 

2021 Group Exhibition, Bakers Dozen, Struts Art Gallery, Sackville NB, Canada

 

2022 Group Exhibition, Sweetest Little Thing, Struts Art Gallery, Sackville NB, Canada  

 

2022 Solo Exhibition, On the Inside, Crackskull’s Coffee & Books, Newmarket NH

 

2023 Group Exhibition, Despite it All, Owens Art Gallery, Sackville NB, Canada

Professional Experience

 

2021 Art Sales, Nahcotta, Portsmouth NH

 

2022-2015 Food Service, Various locations, Portsmouth NH​​

Commissions

 

Private art and design commissions in painting, drawing, rug hooking, and tufting​​

​Exhibitions Juried

 

2022 Selected Solo Exhibitions, Start Art Gallery, Sackville NB, Canada  ​

​​​Art Markets

 

2023 Anti-Robot Club's MarketPlace, Farm Fresh, Providence Rhode Island​

 

2023 Wrong Brain Holiday Bizaare, North Country Hard Cider, Dover NH ​

 

2024 Luna Moth Zine Fest, Derry-Salem Elks, Salem NH​

 

2024 Artisans Asylum Makers Market, Artisans Asylum, Boston MA​​

2024 Seacoast Art Market, Portsmouth High School, Portsmouth NH

Podcasts​

 

2023 Creative Guts, "Izze Ardito Lebo," Art Up Front Street, Exeter NH

 

https://open.spotify.com/episode/53oaxbcoiHVfkyTx1F5LY0?si=984a8eca7c414965 

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