OREWILER

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Main photo: Orewiler in his studio wearing his limited edition handpainted jacket "Dragone Biano" and "Revise Mona Lisa" shirt

- Photo by Edmund K Boateng

About the Artist

Orewiler was raised in the American Midwest in the 80's and 90's by blue collar craftsmen, teachers and artists that gave him the tools and knowledge to develop his creative ability. As a boy, he mainly used clay to build animals and people and often would draw stories. His first cityscape was created when he was eight of his first visit to the Big Apple - New York. Throughout school, he excelled among his peers at creating and, aside from his talent, he never dreamed of becoming an artist.

 

After a life altering accident that restricted him physically for several months, Orewiler decided to pursue art as a career. Following the recovery, Orewiler applied to several art schools and was awarded a scholarship to attend Columbus College of Art and Design majoring in Illustration and Painting. Shortly after graduating from CCAD, he began exhibiting in Columbus and the Short north Arts District. Throughout several years, he finally was accepted to show in galleries, museums, corporations throughout Chicago, Cleveland, Columbus, New York and Berlin, Germany. He has worked in his Franklinton studio (since 2015) and continues to challenge himself to consistently produce various bodies of work specializing in a specific voice or theme. Several of his primary goals are to continue evolving as an artist, create unique innovative multimedia paintings, build large scale art sculptural public installations and create murals nationally and internationally. For over twenty years, Orewiler has donated his art annually to several charities and organizations that share missions to help support individuals and impact communities. 

Artist Statement

"My entire life has been interconnected with art history and the aspect of constructing things. It is in my nature to appreciate the architecture and originality in each work of art and structure. My connection with these two worlds has influenced my concepts and art from the beginning. I'm mainly inspired by deep conceptual ideas, educating, telling stories, modern art, world history, urban life, culture, environmentalism, animal rescue, mental health, holistic health, mythology, and innovative art/ technology. My goal as an artist is to continue to grow and train myself using various media and all areas of art to fully understand each genre so that I can be better at inspiring myself and others who appreciate my craft. Currently, I'm enjoying the challenge of creating large scale works and collaborating on creative projects with other artists, designers, fashionettes, photographers, organizations and art enthusiasts." OREWILER

2018 Berlin Art Week - Berlin, Germany: exhibited paintings and art installations and painted on the Berlin Wall in Maurer Park.

2019 Two solo exhibitions: "Places" at GVS and "BNC5" at Strongwater

2020 MURAL Project 22 - Organized and painted seven murals in six months highlighting: Mental Health, World Wildlife Fund, Socks for homeless - Bombas Socks, Holistic Healing - Chakra and U=me2 Murals, Gladden Community House and Columbus Humane Society.

2021 Fashion Week Columbus - The Melamacci Collection by OREWILER juried & selected for tone of he VIP Finale designers

Publications: Columbus Monthly

 

2022 Fashion is Art-  Columbus Fashion Alliance + Short Norths Arts District for Gallery Hop: juried and selected to exhibit The Melamacci Collection at Marcia Evans Gallery and Torso

 

*Orewiler's paintings, murals and installations are in collections at; AC Hotel, Hilton Hotel, Nationwide, Children's Hospital and The Ohio State University (Gateway University District) among many others (see CV). His work has been published in the numerous magazines including 614, Cityscene, Columbus Alive, C Magazine, Columbus Monthly, New York Post, New York Travel, Columbus Dispatch and his large scale murals were covered on NBC 4 and ABC- WSYX/ Good Day Columbus.

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