Artist Aliza Stone Howard has a knack for nuance. Ever since her senior thesis show at Harvard, a series of paintings in which she elegantly captured Jewish women from New York City, Howard has refined her unique process to better canonize fleeting but important moments others might consider mundane.
Working from photographs has allowed Howard to develop a uniquely hyperrealistic style with a humorously anachronistic subtext. "In moving from photographs to paint, I emphasize certain subtleties, exploring the purposefulness behind the gestures that we usually mistake as natural," says Howard. "[Whether that's] the particular way in which a woman holds a glass of wine, [or how] she runs her fingers through her hair."
Click through to see Howard's take on everyone from Cara Delevingne to Hannah Horvath.