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User profile: Hoolie Prytyka


Juliana "Hoolie" Prytyka is an artist, art educator and performer in Fort Myers, Florida. She attended the University of South Florida and earned a BFA in Studio Art with a concentration in Sculpture and also the University of Florida for her MA in Art Education. She is currently an art instructor at a public high school, where day-to-day teaching is a joy.

As a working artist in the Ft. Myers community, her more popular and expressive india ink pieces are inspired by Ralph Steadman and Tim Burton using pop cult or literary imagery. Her process involves using wet ink and using a blowing technique to fray the drawn lines as evidence of her breath. More recent works are becoming increasingly realistic and satirical in response to the development of social media. (

She shows and sells her work in various local galleries in Ft. Myers, including The Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center, Space 39, The Alliance for the Arts, Grand Illusion Gallery, Arts for Act & Howl Gallery.