My name is Simone Dunye. I am a printmaker at heart, but I love working in all kinds of mediums. My art is a reflection of myself, my heritage, and my interests. Recently I have been taking time to follow my passions and make work about the questions and people that interest me, such as heritage, storytelling, and sustainable art making. I grew up with some amazing artistic mentors and I have always felt the need to return the favor and be the kind of person that inspired me when I was just starting to find my passion for art. Teaching has become a really fulfilling part of my life and my students have taught me so much about art and creativity!

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Artwork by Simone Dunye

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