Chloe Iossi

Opulent Rodents, oil on canvas, 28.5″ x 30.5″, 2021

Embittered Experience, oil on canvas, 36″ x 24″, 2022

Suave, oil on canvas, 36″ x 24″, 2022

Illusory, oil on canvas, 33.5″ x 28.5″, 2021

Chloe Iossi

[BFA] Painting

[Minor] Psychology

Using intergenerational pop and contemporary culture, my work combines improbable but believable experiences. Blending elements of realism and surrealism in a system of painted collage, I construct atypical but convincing environments that include advertisement and fashion. I incorporate beauty from all eras, often intermingling mid-20th century “Americana” advertisements with contemporary aesthetics. I use subtle humor throughout my paintings and allow it to blend into my artistic influences in order to subvert or enhance the original messaging. I am challenged by the unbelievable and unthinkable and approach painting in a way that makes it feel routine.  


Chloe Iossi is a graduating BFA student with an emphasis in painting and a minor in psychology from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. She was featured in a Daily Nebraskan spring 2022 issue and her work was displayed in the Medici Gallery in December of 2021. Iossi has received nearly a dozen scholarships while at Nebraska, including the E. Evelyn Peterson Scholarship and Nellie May Vance Scholarship for the 2021-2022 academic year. In addition to her painting practice, Iossi works as a gallery assistant at Kiechel Fine Art. You can find more of her work at and her instagram: @iossiart .