Inside the Artist’s Sketchbook: Ana Inciardi ’19

This feature was conceived as a foray into the hearts/minds of Kenyon’s finest artists through the pages of their sketchbooks. This week, we talk with Ana Inciardi ’19. 


Ana’s original artwork that was made into postcards and animated!

Ana Inciardi’s distinct style is apparent throughout her countless journals and sketchbooks. Her favorite style is illustration, with her art depicting detailed images of life at Kenyon and her hometown of Brooklyn, NY.

Ana is inspired by the possibility of affecting people with her artwork. When she arrived at Kenyon, Ana created personalized watercolor postcards for friends and family in order to stay in touch. Eventually, she illustrated a series of postcards that incorporated iMessages from her own life.


a postcard

Before coming to Kenyon, Ana had never taken a studio art class. As an art history major/studio art minor, she loves the opportunity to work in such a creative environment.

While all of her artwork originates on the page, Ana’s work can also be found online in the form of animation and stop motion. Her animations are born out of long bursts of creativity, where she works tirelessly for days until the project is complete. She’s been known to crawl behind and beneath tables or wait until all hours of the night in order to get the perfect shot.


illustration from Ana’s most recent stop-motion

You can watch one of Ana’s projects here:

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