Austin would find it next to impossible to try to give up the act of making art. It is his voice with which ideas will speak to others, and especially to himself.
Austin was born in Sao Paulo, Brasil, and moved to the USA when he was 11yrs. He holds a BFA in painting studio and a minor on Portuguese from NIU. Austin has plans to move back to Brasil where he wants to attend the Sao Paulo art institute for his masters degree.
"The process of art-making is rather illogical for me. I make art, not always from ideas that I understand before I make the art, but then after I have spent some time looking at my work I actually begin to understand my ideas. The breadth of knowledge that I can acquire from my work is far beyond my understanding." - Layhew