WHO IS ETTE?
Identity: Taylor Hengesbach
Born: Saginaw, Michigan
Resides: Brooklyn, New York
The name ETTE is derived from a nickname her grandmother gave her as a child, Taylorette. Her grandmother was an international award winning photographer, published illustrator, and successful artist. She unexpectedly passed in November of 2017, two weeks after Taylor moved to New York in pursuit of becoming an artist. It is believed that all of her artistic abilities live on within ETTE. To attest to this statement, it should be known that Taylor grew up right handed, but now paints exclusively with her left. Her grandmother’s dominant hand.
Taylor received her Bachelor's Degree in Advertising with a minor in Graphic design from Michigan State University. She worked briefly in the graphic arts world until she grabbed a paint brush and her passion for creating organically instantly exploded.
ETTE was manifested, born, embodied, and it is now her mission to inspire all through her expressive, bold-colored, emotional art. For her nothing about art is definitive. There are no limits, only a capacity for constant adaptive change. She believes art is a malleable reality meant to grow and change with you. Her art aims to draw raw emotion and change perspectives. During ETTE’s process in creating art she reveals her own vulnerability’s, pushing past the constructs of time, unsure of the outcome, hoping that her pieces resonate honesty, truth and, above all else, a real connection with the artist.