ABOUT the artist

Tina Figarelli is a realistic figurative artist from Chicago, IL. The concepts she loves to explore are realist portrait work inspired by Neoclassicism and Rococo themes. Her portraits are based on ethereal goddesses, including the beauty and power of women and femininity.


She aspires to create a fluid sense of narrative and story-telling. Her inspirations are drawn from tales of myths and legends that creates a flowing and fascinating story. Using that wonderment, she paints the story she wants her piece to convey. 


Tina is currently studying for her Bachelor's in Fine Arts.

Awards & Nominations:



2022: Bachelor's in Fine Arts: Painting, Northern Illinois University

2020: Associate's in Fine Arts, Harper College

2020: Fine Arts Scholarship

2019: Grumbacher Art Instructor Certified

​2017: Barbara and Bill Williams Memorial Art Scholarship

2021: Clear Lake Art Center Solo Show "Sibylline" by Tina Figarelli

2021: Water Street Studios Faculty Art Exhibition

2020: Community College & Faculty Exhibition, Northern Illinois University

2019: Special Projects Exhibition, Harper College, IL

2019: Juried Student Exhibition, Harper College, IL

2019: Metamorphosis Exhibition: Calvaria Gallery, NJ

​2018: HER. Exhibition: Celebrating the Female Artist, Firecat Projects, Chicago, IL.

2018: Speakeasy Gallery Show, Chicago, IL


2020: Southwest Art Magazine's 21 Under 31: Young Artists to Watch in 2020

2019: Harper College Harbinger "Student Spotlight: Harper College Fall Art Exhibition 2019"

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