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Colette Butfiloski

Illustrator, painter, printmaker, and tattoo artist.

Colette Butfiloski began her experiments in art with paintings and drawings but soon discovered the flexibility of printmaking and quickly fell in love with the many mediums within it.  Her imagery stemmed from her obsession with hyenas and their symbolic connection bound to her.  With that, she began researching the animal and found new love for animal subjects and a postmortem examination of their bodies.  Soon that created a new symbol of bone masks and self portraits to represent the disconnection within herself. She works with transferring her drawings into woodcuts, lithographs, silkscreens, etchings, and combining techniques. She enjoys using organic values from washes to create textures and combining it with her own realistic or surrealistic imagery.  Colette received her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Printmaking from Tyler School of Art, Temple University.