CCS DEPARTMENT
OF ART PRACTICE:
2020 Senior Exhibition





Armelle Isabella was born in metro Detroit area, a Michigan native raised by two artists. Isabella received a BFA at the College for Creative Studies in Detroit MI, with the class of 2020. She has exhibited work in multiple CCS sponsored shows. Isabella’s work has been included in the 2017 Dirty Show at Tangent Gallery, Veer at the Herman Kieffer Complex, and in several small galleries around the Detroit. Isabella practices meditation and is a certified Yin Yoga instructor..




Candy Elf, A stretched out elf found in its natural habitat - photo taken for scientific purposes, 2020


Cake studies, An exploration of cake and frosting translated through paint and canvas, 2020



Marionettes part one (White Striped Outfit), 20 foot long ghost marionette dolls sporting long stretched clothing acting as guardians over the senior studio, 2020


Marionettes part two (Blue and purple style outfit), 20 foot long ghost marionette dolls sporting long stretched clothing acting as guardians over the senior studio, 2020

I am an interdisciplinary artist specializing in performance, sculpture and mixed media art. I am constantly questioning the concept of movement to transcend the viewer into new unexplored worlds. I often work outside of the canvas and deal with themes of connection, focusing on themes like hair. I explore the meaning of hair and braids and their meaning within societies past and present. By emphasizing aesthetics I try to develop forms that are based on subjective associations to form parallels, which lead the viewer to make new personal associations. My work mostly focuses on movement and relationships between people. Exploring their relationships to each other and my artwork. The inherent visual playfulness, along with the broadly specific themes throughout my work leaves the viewer within a manifold of ideas and universes to explore.





Department of Art Practice, College for Creative Studies, Detroit, MI.