You Can’t Keep Austin Down
About Ariel Jay Newman
Ariel Jay Newman is a Los Angeles-born artist based in Austin, TX. She works across a range of media, including oil paintings, illustrations, graphic design, and murals. Ariel completed her first mural in Downtown Austin in 2021, has participated in multiple art fairs, including Big Medium’s Austin Studio Tour, and is showcased at Art For The People Gallery. Before becoming a full-time artist, the University of California, Davis alumna worked in the advertising industry and freelanced as a graphic designer.
Ariel’s art explores several themes, including gender roles, self-identity, sexuality, nature, and sociopolitical influences, with curiosity, intense intimacy, and a sense of humor.
“My most recent collection of pieces is motivated by de-tabooing and exploring gender identity and sexuality so that people can feel safe and more connected to their bodies and their place in society.
I hope that my art will provide a space for people to contemplate how to make the world safer for everyone.”