Ariel Scholten is a Seattle artist and Master of Architecture and Landscape Architecture student at the University of Washington. She grew up in Boulder, Colorado, where she spent a significant amount of time in the mountains, a practice she keeps to this day. Her abstract works are influenced by colors and textures found in nature, as well as an outlet for the rigor involved in her architectural design practice.
Ariel’s most recent works are influenced by travel and architectural studies of both urban and natural landscapes over the past year. The paintings featured in GRADIENT provide a common thread in the sense of place found in individual cities through color combinations, hues and textures. Though abstract in nature, these pieces strive to embody the ambient feeling of distinct and unique environments.