Category Archives: art


Hello friends,

I have not been updating this blog, and have moved all content to my personal website. Feel free to visit me there, and sign up for the (infrequent) mailing list to keep up with new work, exhibitions and workshops.

Many thanks!


New Gallery

I am thrilled to announce that I will now be represented by CIRCA Gallery in Minneapolis. I have been a big fan of CIRCA for over 20 years, as they’ve consistently shown such strong contemporary abstract work. It is especially satisfying to circle back to connections with my first home. There is much gratitude to go around for this!

This is one of 15 works that are now available through them:

Sonorous, Ahavani Mullen, Oil, cold wax, graphite, 30 x 30"

Sonorous, Ahavani Mullen, Oil, cold wax, graphite, 30 x 30″

Tagged , , , , ,

Encaustic Workshops for 2016

Warmly wishing you all a very happy new year!

Encaustic palette

Encaustic palette, Ahavani Mullen


I am very pleased to announce a new series of workshops for 2016:

  • In February we will have a weekend intro workshop for all those who are beginners to encaustic
  • March brings a workshop where we will explore the use of organic mixed media with our encaustic work
  • In April we’ll have an all-encompassing advanced workshop
  • And September brings a workshop exploring ways to create atmospheric landscapes in encaustic
  • Private sessions are also an option for those who need it at a time convenient to you

I look forward to sharing the studio with you!


Exhibition Catalogue

I am thrilled to share a new catalogue of work from my recent solo exhibition, Here and Now, which has just been published. This publication includes images of artwork from the exhibition, installation shots, and a description of the show. Enjoy!


         Here and Now Solo Exhibition Catalogue        


                 Art Exhibition Catalogs:                Here and Now Solo Exhibition Catalogue      


     An exhibition catalogue of a solo show by Ahavani Mullen. Includes artwork images, installation shots and a description of the exhibition.    


             Find out more on MagCloud          

Annual Open Studio

East Garfield Park studio, 2015


My one and only open studio of the year is this weekend, Sat. and Sun. Oct. 24-25, 12-6pm. Do stop by if you’re in Chicago this weekend!


This building has 50 or so artists, and all the other buildings along Carroll in East Garfield Park are open this weekend too, so lots to see! 

West Carroll Art Studios

3200 W. Carroll, Chicago, IL 60624

I am in studio #214B, on the second floor. Keep left as you enter this floor and I’m at the end of the hall.

Tagged , , ,

Solo Exhibition

Solo Exhibition at South Suburban College

I am delighted to share that about 30 of my newest works are now on view in a solo exhibition, Here and Now, at the

Lee Dulgar Gallery at South Suburban College

Please join me for a lunchtime reception and talk

Monday, Sept. 14, 11:30-1pm

The exhibition runs through October 9. 
Gallery hours are Mon-Fri 9am-4pm, but the gallery is also open by appointment. Just let me know if you’d like to plan a visit at another time.


South Suburban College
15800 S. State St.
South Holland, IL 60473

Tagged , , , , , , , , ,

Elements of Light

Elements of Light

Elements of Light

An exhibition of encaustic paintings by Ahavani Mullen and Kari Hall

Brickton Art Center
July 14 – August 8, 2015
Artist Reception: Friday July 17, 6 – 9pm
306 Busse Highway, Park Ridge, IL 60068

I am thrilled to share my newest body of work with you at the Brickton Art Center, in my two-person show with fellow artist Kari Hall, who also works in encaustic paint. Both of us explore light in our work, and the ways that it can be revealed in both its seen and unseen forms.

Please join us for a reception this Friday, July 17 from 6-9pm!

Facebook event page

Brickton Art Center
306 Busse Hwy.
Park Ridge, IL 60068

Gallery Hours:
Mon-Thurs 9am-5pm
Fri 9am-4pm
Sat 10am-2pm
Sun Closed

Directions to the gallery

And a sneak peek at a piece in the show:

untitled detail 1

In Silence (detail), Encaustic + oil on panel, 24 x 30″, 2015

Tagged , , , , , , ,

Here and Now

Dear Friends-

I wanted you to share with you a project I’ve been working on…I was invited to install a solo show in September, and I’m embarking on a campaign to raise the funds to present this show. I’m hoping to reach 1/3 of my final goal soon to receive matching funds from 3Arts.

Any support you can lend to the project is SO appreciated!

Our Meeting Place, detail, Encaustic + mixed media, 2014

Our Meeting Place, detail, Encaustic + mixed media, 2014

Tagged , ,

Show at Chicago Art Source



Chicago Art Source

Chicago Art Source

I am truly happy to announce that 9 of my newest works will be on view at my new gallery:

Chicago Art Source Gallery


New Works by Gallery Artists

The show also features work by Donna Cameron, Krista Harris, Gary Paller, Mark Phillips, Lisa Ridgers & Mary Rousseaux.

I hope you find time to stop in to see the show in their gorgeous space, starting today through April 4.


Chicago Art Source Gallery
1871 N. Clybourn
Chicago, IL 60614

Mon-Fri 10-6pm
Sat 10-5pm
and by appointment

Free parking available

New Workshops for 2015

Glacier National Park, Montana

Glacier National Park, Montana

Upon returning from a most uplifting hiking trip and art retreat in Montana recently, I am very happy to announce a new series of workshops for the year ahead. These new workshops will give us time to dive deep into encaustic painting for all those new to it, and will share lots of new techniques with those who are already familiar with it. The new workshop page is on my website, over at:

I look forward to sharing the studio with you!

Tagged , , , , ,