Raised in Kamiah, Idaho along the Clearwater River, artist Amelia Oswold said she didn’t discover her passion for art until her early twenties.
“When I found Any Warhol and the pop art scene, that’s when it really took off for me,” she said.
Bright and bold colors are a hallmark of Oswald’s style, with kaleidoscope effects encompassing her often female subjects in a digital collage of patterns and shapes. She calls her brand The Bold Generation, and shares her artwork and videos through social media.
“I always try to have some kind of message, something relevant to society and our time.”
Oswald said she is inspired by the loud and proud style of graffiti and street art, and even sticker bombed her hometown to forcefully blast a location with art. “Something about that impulsive display of creativity has always really excited me.”
One of my favorite parts about having a physical location for Muse Media Co. was creating a gallery space for the community to enjoy. Patrons would stop by to see the new art exhibitions and appreciate the local works, students would use it as a study space, and local artists had a chance to showcase their work and tell their story.
Although the COVID pandemic still complicates our modern lives, the internet gives us all a way to connect, and to share art. My hope is to be able to continue promoting up and coming artists in Idaho and share their works.