Today we’d like to introduce you to Isabella Friehs.
Isabella, we’d love to hear your story and how you got to where you are today both personally and professionally.
I was born in Colombia and adopted when I was 11 weeks old, along with my twin brother. I grew up in an international family, traveling quite a bit, but the majority of the time was spent in Hyde Park, Chicago. I learned differently and had a learning disability called Dyslexia. I have developed my natural ability for the arts rather than academia. I overcame lots of struggles and am very proud of how far I have come. Nothing can stop me and I realized I can do anything I put my mind to.
We’d love to hear more about your modeling career. What do you do and why and what do you hope others will take away from your work?
I have always loved dance and fashion, and have therefore gravitated to modeling, different styles of dance and fitness. I model for established Chicago photographers, such as Shaun Andru, Hims Over There Studios, and Brian Flynn. I model for clothing lines like Iridium, BusylifeClothing pop-up shop events, and body painting events, for example with the artist Melrick Steele (@melricktattedup). I have also demonstrated movement in dance tutorials (with Corpsetchnique Studios).
Creative professionals and artists face many challenges, but what do you feel is the most pressing among them?
I think the biggest challenge for an artist today is gaining a fan base. It’s also a challenge to find people who support what you do in order to make a name for yourself in society.
Do you have any events coming up? Where would one go to see more of your work? How can people support you and your artwork?
My work is displayed on Instagram, during different art venue events, and in the 2018 calendar (Chi Town Exotic Vette Club Calendar) for the Chicago Corvette Club.
I will also be a live canvas for the 2019 Chicago Emoji Art Show August 2nd. (@theemojiartshow)
- Email: Icfriehs@gmail.com
- Instagram: @izzyyfriehsss
Shaun Andru, Brian Flynn, Hims Over There Studios, Shari Steele