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Artist Peggy Schuning


An example of fine art by Peggy Schuning

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Biography


As a modern mixed media and mosaic artist, I strive to uncover a masterpiece in the broken, discarded, or unused pieces of daily life. To dig deeper, this stems from a belief that everyone and every created thing has an element of magnificence within. When I initially embodied this mission, it was honestly to discover the beauty within myself. I had emotional baggage to unload and a destructive mindset to renew. This desire now allows me to search for the wonder in each person I come in contact with as well as turn fragmented items into tesserae for a  mosaic. Using repurposed slate, marble, natural stone and stone tiles, hand-cut glass smalti, and other repurposed and found objects, my intent with each piece is to reveal the beauty of the element. Ultimately, finding the significance and artful story of seemingly exhausted objects inspires me.
 
My internationally awarded instructors have promoted the beauty of superior craftsmanship in each of my artworks.  My influences include the narrative and symbolic images of religious mosaic works made of stone during the early Byzantine empire as well as the Impressionist artists' use of fragmented color application and portrayal of light in everyday life settings. 
 
 
PUBLICATIONS
Mosaic Arts International 2021 exhibiting artist.
Blink Art Resource 2019 (curated sourcebook for design professionals) Mixed Media Artist page 226.
Mosaic Arts International 2017 exhibiting artist page 40.
EDUCATION, CERTIFICATIONS, AWARDS, & MEMBERSHIPS 
Awarded Best of Show at Art on the Commons in Kettering, OH (2022)
Awarded Merit Award at Midwest Salute to the Arts in Fairview Heights, IL (August 2021)
Mosaic Arts International 2021 Fine Art virtual exhibition with Society of American Mosaic Artists (February 2021)
Awarded Award of Distinction at Bonita Springs National Art Fair in Bonita Springs, FL (January 2021)
Awarded Honorable Mention 2D at Edwards Place Fine Art Fair in Springfield, IL (September 2020)
Awarded 2nd Place Abstract - Boldbrush Contest award (June 2020)
Awarded Award of Excellence [...]

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