Meet Ingrid Swanson

Integrating make-believe and the human experience, Ingrid Swanson’s work delves into the vulnerable whispers of the heart, shoving them into the hands of your attention. Something ignored will never heal or be empathized with. Her hands build a world where it is safe to wonder, possible to hope, and brave to feel. Ingrid is a Latina multimedia artist, whose keen interest in the innermost parts of people’s hearts has led her to pursue fine art. From sculptures, to paintings, to mosaics, to murals, bold marks and color are signature in Swanson’s work. The expressiveness of the human face and form highlight the importance of nuances. Her work inspects one story at a time, giving a place of importance to honor even the smallest experiences. Her work has been exhibited in galleries such as Nine Eighteen Nine, Central Piedmont Community College, T.H.E. Gallery, and Charlotte Art League, and has been published in the book Celebrating Art South 2021. Her public works explore topics of mental health and spreading light! They are scattered across North Carolina, from Novant Health Medical Centers, to the Charlotte International Arts Festival, to Charlotte SHOUT! and more.