Corona - Riverside's Participating Artists:
Ada Potter – Southampton, NY
Ada Potter's photography often deals with an empty setting, devoid of human beings but marked by their presence. Her Home Movies series deals with empty, western landscapes punctured by seemingly abandoned dwellings. Ada attended Barnard College where she studied art history and studio art. She is currently working at the Parrish Art Museum while continuing her own studio practice at home in Brooklyn, NY .
Adrien Siberchicot – Göteborg, Sweden
Adrien Siberchicot is a French artist based in Sweden, where he is currently finishing his MFA at Valand School of Fine Arts, Gothenburg.
Image-oriented, his work develops through installations, videos and images a certain idea of tourism. This idea is the result and the departure of an ongoing investigation exploring the surface of social, historical and political phenomena. Thus, tourism is a way to explore this surface, an already made aesthetic form, working with images, clichés as well as personal emotions along the journey.
Alenna Marie Sandy – Chicago, IL
Alenna Marie Sandy is a self taught mixed media and collage artist. Her style of work explores the dreamlike, dark and nostalgic elements of the past as well as present. Utilizing vintage ephemera, she attempts to create a sense of continuum with the past, and her interests lie in exploring the individual’s connectedness with history, whether conscious or not. Undercurrents of humor and a nod to pop culture also infiltrate her work. Any medium is up for grabs as she creates her pieces, from latex paint to keys to layers of charcoal drawings. Alenna has shown work around the country and internationally, and has lived and worked in Chicago for the past 10 years.
Andrea Lantz – Richmond, VA
Andrea Lantz is based in Richmond, Virginia where she pursues art as a means to rebalance the right side of her brain after long days of left brained labor in the corporate world.
She primarily enjoys painting and photography with occasional detours into sculpture. Andrea studied watercolor painting with Shelly Bechtel-Shepherd and has exhibited in group shows in the Richmond area. She uses photography as a creative outlet while on business trips where painting is impractical, although she has been known to attempt painting watercolors on the tray table of a Boeing 777 during trans-oceanic flights.
Andy Mercer – Lancaster, UK
I have a number of non-art-related business interests. I have always had a parallel interest in art. I have exhibited regularly and held one and two man shows.
- July 2009 Official exhibiting artist at Grassington Arts Festival in North Yorkshire .
- April 2010 Solo exhibition at BBC Lancashire Studios.
- May 2011 Forbo: Art on Floors, Clerkenwell Design Week
In the mid 1990's, after exhibiting at Lancaster City Museum, I was invited to join the group of artists who brought the Storey Gallery, Lancaster back into regular use. I subsequently became Chair of this artist group and pushed through the transition from voluntary group to Limited Company with charitable status. The gallery has recently completed a major refurbishment and has become a central part of the Storey Creative Industries Centre.
I have had a number of images published. My work is included in the Habitat.co.uk and Dwell.co.uk canvas art collection. In 2007 I started to incorporate digital processes into my art. These have now become an important part of my creative process. As a mature student I have qualified up to degree level in ICT and regularly undertake new ICT and Digital Art related courses. I also have a long standing interest in the internet. I regularly sell my work around the world via the Internet. My work has been featured on most of the well known art websites.
Ariadni Vezyroglou – New York, NY
I got my bachelors degree in Fine Art from DeMontfort University, Leicester, UK, and and my MA in Sculpture from the Winchester School of Art, Southampton University, in Winchester, UK. After graduating from my masters I returned to Greece and joined the experimental theater group Fractals, which helped shifting my practice towards performance and interactive installations. At the same time, I started teaching art at the foundation and vocational school level. After teaching for three years I got the Greek State Scholarship for studies abroad and decided to pursue an MFA in Fine Arts and Technology at the New York Institute of Technology. I am currently in my second year of study and my work is concerned with the perception of space in relation to human presence.
Aubrey Edwards – New Orleans, LA
Edwards, 32, is a New Orleans-based photographer and educator; she was raised in California ’s Inland Empire, her parents were high school sweethearts in San Bernardino ’s Pacific High School. She was an award-winning, primary music photographer for the alt-weekly Austin Chronicle from 2004-2008; her present client list includes the United Nations, Magnolia Pictures, Playboy, SPIN, XXL and Comedy Central. She is the founder of the Veterans Photo Project, providing therapeutic photo workshops to homeless veterans in Brooklyn and New Orleans. Her collaborative exhibition, Where They At: New Orleans Bounce and Hip Hop in Words and Pictures, opened at the Smithsonian-affiliated Ogden Museum of Southern Art, and is travelling internationally. She recently completed an artist residency in Singapore documenting the country's transgendered community.
Brandon Bird – Los Angeles, CA
Brandon Bird received his degree in Art from UC Santa Cruz, and spent 2004 - 2006 as an Artist-in-Residence at Cornell University. He enjoys painting Nicolas Cage as a snow monkey and adapting episodes of "Law & Order" into coloring book format. His work has been seen in Newsweek, CNN, Conan O'Brien, and more. You can see it at BrandonBird.com.
Branka Djordjevic – Mamer, Luxembourg
- 2011 Cercle Münster, Luxembourg (solo)
- F**k the big C, eve-N-odd Gallery, St. Petersburg, Florida, USA
- Femmine, Rome, Italie
- Women : Secrets and confidences, Barcelona, Espagne
- TroyArt, Museu Brasileiro da Escultura, Sao Paulo, Brasil
- 2010 KJUB, Luxembourg (personal)
- ABAD: Museu Brasileiro da Escultura, São Paulo, Brasil
- RNG Gallery, Omaha, Nebraska ,
- ASA Art Gallery, Sarajevo
- Museum of modern Art, Wales, GB
- 2009 ABAD : A book about death - project by Matthew Rose
- Emily Harvey Foundation Gallery, New York City, NY,
- Mobius Gallery, Boston MA ,
- Queens Museum of Art, New York City, NY ,
- Los Angeles County Museum of Art, CA ,
- 2009 Kulturhaus, Diekirch, L
- 2004 Galerie B/C2, Bettembourg, L
Bridget McGinn – Bend, OR
I am driven by an almost obsessive need to document. I journal constantly and find that photography and filmmaking offer me absorbing avenues for documenting my world—a world in which there is a strange and gentle beauty in things overlooked, abandoned, outdated, rejected or shabby. Weather-beaten, timeworn subjects remind me to live in the moment and to feel deep appreciation and gratitude for this gift called life.
As a photographer I find that my images are often abstract, and sometimes impressionistic. Behind the camera my intent is always to enter into the energy and spirit of what is happening in front of the lens, and to let it the subject share its own story.
Carl Warner – London, UK
Born in Liverpool England in 1963, Carl now lives in Kent and works from his London based studio near to London Bridge ’s colourful food emporium of Borough Market.
Having worked as a photographer in the advertising business for 25 years Carl stumbled on the idea of making landscapes out of food just over ten years ago and these ‘Foodscapes’ have now brought him world wide acclaim for his very own unique and individual art form.
This has led not only to many commissions for international clients such as Nestle, Unilever and General Mills, but also to a publishing deal with Abrams books which saw the launch of his first book ‘Carl Warner’s Food Landscapes’ in November 2010.
His work has been used in children’s hospitals, childhood obesity clinics, by nutritionalists and many other good causes to promote better eating habits in both children and adults.
Carl is has now completed his second book ‘A World of Food’ which will be for children and will feature poems which are also written by Carl, he is now starting to exhibit his work around the world to audiences both young and old who enjoy the ‘pleasant deception’ of his imagery and the escape to his gastronomic paradise.
Carol Hallock – Lacombe, LA
Oil painting artist Carol Hallock lives in a home on stilts on Bayou Lacombe in Louisiana. She often paints the surrounding bayou and marsh from her kayak. "Geraldine," the egret, is often a favorite subject.
She has received many awards in recognition of her work, including magazine covers and features and numerous newspaper articles. Acclaimed for her use of expressions and color, Carol has gained widespread respect for her evocative regional, nautical, swamp and tropical scenes. She has created "Step by step" painting DVD's entitled, "Loose Painting in Oils." Volume I is shown on over 70 television stations. Her work can be found in galleries in Louisiana and Florida.
Chehalis Hegner – Lowell, MA
Chehalis Hegner was born in Chicago in 1961. In 2010 Hegner received the Gjion Mili Photography Prize (Kosovo.) and has exhibited in solo and group exhibitions throughout the U.S. and Europe. Galleries include: Photographic Resource Center (Boston), Art Institute of Boston, Maryland Art Place (Baltimore), St. Gauden’s National Historic Site (Cornish, NH), The Cultural Center (Varigotti, Italy), Interlochen Arts Academy (MI), and the National Gallery in Kosovo.
Poet Naomi Shihab-Nye writes: "Chehalis Hegner creates mesmerizing combustible windows through which longings, legends, fabulous and slightly ominous possibilities, peek their heads, and wink."
Chehalis Hegner received her MFA in Visual Arts at the Art Institute of Boston in 2005, and is a professor in the art department at the University of Massachusetts .
Claire Accardo – Richmond, VA
Claire Accardo is an artist, jewelry designer and purveyor of vintage goods living in Richmond, Virginia. Her work focuses on using vintage, salvaged, repurposed and found materials. In addition to jewelry, she also likes to work in collage and mixed media, and has recently enjoyed developing her process digitally for time-based work. One of Claire's pet peeves is when there is still lots of lip gloss left in the tube, but the wand can’t reach it. She has been known to procrastinate from time to time. She is happiest when she is making things.
Claudia Lynch – New Orleans, LA
Claudia Lynch has enjoyed a multifaceted career as theatrical costume designer, tutu-maker, milliner, author, publisher, artist and illustrator. Each detailed painting in her ShoeStories series is accompanied by an original story, loaded with witty puns and clever innuendo, narrated by a hard-boiled skirt chaser right out of a 1940’s detective novel. Exaggerated proportions make each heel impossibly high and impossibly sexy. Right away, you’re in the mood to surrender to every tongue-in-cheek double meaning in the otherwise innocent words. Claudia relishes the variety of each new day, completing projects as varied as corporate brochures, fashion illustrations for a sewing magazine, and faux Andy Warhol prints for a film. She lives in New Orleans, LA.
Connie Wolfe – Chicago, IL
Connie was born in Kenosha, Wisconsin. She received an MFA in Printmaking from Ohio University in 2005 and a BA in Painting from the University of Wisconsin-Parkside in 1996. She also has attended two study abroad programs, in Italy and in England, and has since traveled to Mexico and Ireland.
Since receiving her MFA, she has taught courses in Drawing, Computer Art, and Printmaking at Bloomsburg University, the University of Wisconsin-Parkside, Ohio University, Anchor Graphics/Columbia College, North Park University, Carthage College and The Illinois Institute of Art-Schaumburg. Her work has been included in both juried and invitational exhibitions nationally and internationally and has won prizes in national printmaking competitions. Her prints are featured in many permanent collections, such as the Racine Art Museum, Derby Fine Arts, Ltd., the Sichuan Academy of Fine Arts, and the National Small Print Collection at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside. She participated in a month-long residency at the Vermont Studio Center and served as an elected officer for the Mid-America Print Council.
CP/DF Projects – Philadelphia, PA
By Any Other Name is a conceptual billboard artwork by CP/DF Projects. The creative duo of CP/DF Projects is: Christopher Poehlmann taking care of the photography and graphics and Danny Fiedler supplying the concept and wordsmithing. Poehlmann is based in Philadelphia, PA and Fiedler lives in Milwaukee, WI. Even when the duo lived in the same city and saw each other quite frequently, their CP/DF Project work was almost always carried on through email exchange, whereas their one on one face time should probably have been filmed for a comedic reality series and work was rarely if ever accomplished.
Crystal Roethlisberger – Los Angeles, CA
I am an artist and reside in Los Angeles. I live in Koreatown, a very busy and diverse neighborhood. I have lived in California the majority of my life. I am a printmaker and I also draw.
I work in series. In each series my goal is to exhaust an initial idea. Each series is based on a premise and has a set of guidelines that dictates how each of the pieces within the series should be created. These rules could be scale, materials, number of pieces in the series, color, and/or a sequence of steps that need to be taken to complete each piece. Each piece created within the series is finished if it meets the guidelines initially stated for how it might be made but also questions the rules.
David Alcantar – San Antonio, TX
Born in Laredo, TX, a border town, my work is largely absent of the Hispanic political and cultural issues popular in the South Texas region, instead focusing on the politics of human behavior and experience. Specifically I am interested in human negotiation behavior. Since childhood I have been interested in "big-picture" ideas. I create abstracted narratives, exploring formal construction in pursuit of conceptual expression. While I often create traditional paintings, I have recently been using billboard context to address the issue of art consumption.
David Marion – Richmond, VA
Born in South Carolina in 1982, David Marion found his artistic gift at a very young age. He went on to pursue a degree of Architecture at Hampton University after being convinced to try another avenue into which he could incorporate his love for art. While working within his profession, he continued to create art and decided that the time was right to pursue it more heavily as a secondary career.
As an artist, David Marion draws inspiration from his own life experiences and tries to make a statement with every piece that he creates. Art has become a platform to voice his views of the world and also tell his story.
Flavio Galván – Plantation, FL
Flavio was born in Argentina in 1971; there, he studied art at the University of Cordoba, as well as graphic design at the 21st Century University of Business. During the past 20 years he has produced a mature body of artistic work. Flavio has exhibited his work in different countries of Latin America and in the U.S., and his work is found in prominent private collections.
Francesca Koerner – New Orleans, LA
Francesca "Frahn" Koerner was born and educated in New Orleans. She received a BFA from Tulane University and an MFA [Magna Cum Laude] from the University of New Orleans .
In 2002, she was represented in the Contemporary Arts Center Show “Digital Louisiana.” Koerner was an American Artist chosen for the 2004 Austrian Artist Exchange Group show held in Innsbruck, Austria. In 2006, she was awarded an Artist Residency at the Santa Fe Art Institute in New Mexico. In 2008-2009, she was awarded a studio residency at Louisiana ArtWorks. In 2009, she was chosen to be in the inaugural University of New Orleans show H x W x D – Thirty Years of MFA at UNO. In 2010, Louisiana nominated Koerner for southernartistry.org, which spotlights “outstanding artists living and working in the region.” Mystical Experiences, the natural world, and a continuing interest in metaphysical evolution influence Koerner’s mixed media artwork.
François Paire – Los Angeles, CA
French artist, based in Los Angeles since 2010.Born in 1964 in Villefranche-sur-Saône (France).
- 2009 No Ad Billboard, Nuit Blanche 2009, PARIS ( France )
- 2007 Sliding Idol, MAC/ VAL, Museum of Contemporary Art VITRY-SUR-SEINE ( France )
- 2005 French toast, Loop Festival Vidéo, CCCB, BARCELONA ( Spain )
- 2005 Sticky Labels, Fine Art School, TOURS ( France )
- 2004 Idol, éof, Art Gallery, PARIS ( France )
- Group Shows
- 2008 Cent, Defrost Art Gallery, PARIS ( France )
- 2008 Zapping Unit, La Ferme du Buisson, Art Center, NOISIEL (France)
- 2007 Orange (Jaune + Rouge), FRAC Ile de France, County of Paris Art Collection, SUCY (France)
- 2006 Cosa nostra, Glass box, Artist Run Space PARIS (France)
- 2005 If You See Something Say Something, At Home, Art Gallery, SAMORIN ( Slovakia )
Fred Alvarado – Oakland, CA
Fred Alvarado lives along side a mini-junk yard where his neighbor works on old cars and small boats. Four blocks away from the Fruitvale BART, the tiny neighborhood that he lives in exist between train tracks, the 880 freeway and various industrial businesses. A couple of weeks ago Fred found a part of the neighborhood he had never been too. He remembers thinking, “It is great to find something new in the familiar.” After 8 years of living in East Oakland, he is considering moving to West Oakland. Fred is an interdisciplinary artist working with communities through out the San Francisco, Bay Area.
Gerri Davis – New York, NY
Where we were, I can’t remember to tell. Waking life and dream had entangled themselves in a horrid love affair, penetrating and spilling into each other with a frothy, sick passion that mimicked the incessant violation of the sea water which rolled and spewed over us, bruised the ribs of the ship and tossed her white sail of surrender mercilessly side to side. But as to the time of day, it must have been early afternoon. I know because the sun lit her so; white needles along which strode iridescent spiders encircled her face, the wax-grey sky sank away from the rigid confidence of her skin, ah, my friend, I tell you it was her: Gerri Davis. Perhaps she had stowed away in the bowels of that faithless whore of a ship who then seemed hell-bent on retching us into the crimson graces of the waiting sleeper sharks. Or perhaps the screams of our salt-splintered death rasps had borne unto the heavens a chorus so pitiful that the Jade Emperor himself dipped a finger through the sky and drew her to us. It may be so. Even as the keel split mountains of water below us she stood as a flower growing defiant against the wind, and turning then strode to the wheel and took her hard to port. I swear to you friend, that scull did miraculous wrench from her terrible cause and deliver us somehow free. Against the perilous charge of the Furies we sailed for days until the shores of Saint Laurence tumbled the belly of the ship and we fell aground, bending to kiss the sand. And where was Gerri Davis? Gone by then, sir, gone by then.
Ginny Lloyd – Jupiter, FL
Ginny Lloyd is a photographer who has been creating alternative billboard art since 1980. Her current work includes her use of visual poetry and copy art techniques. She is associated with neo Dada, neo Fluxus, and mail art groups, participating in international performance events, happenings, and exhibitions. She works frequently in artist’s book and artistamp (faux stamps) formats. Ginny is curator of the Gina Lotta Post Artistamp Museum and she teaches workshops at Florida Atlantic University in copy art techniques and artistamp making. Her work is held in both public and private collections. Prints of the work on display are available directly from the artist.
Harriete Estel Berman – San Mateo, CA
Harriete Estel Berman uses post-consumer, recycled materials to construct artwork ranging from jewelry and teacups to entire lawns and works of social commentary. Sculptures include domestic appliances remarking on the roles of women and the influence of advertising in our consumer society.
Berman’s work has been shown throughout the United States, Europe, and Africa. Her work is included in the permanent collections of 15 museums and is featured in over 36 books, including "Manufractured: The Conspicuous Transformation of Everyday Objects," "Makers: A History of American Studio Craft," and the cover of "The Fine Art of The Tin Can."
Born in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, a graduate of Syracuse University (BFA) and Temple University (MFA), she resides in San Mateo, California .
Heather Dewey-Hagborg – Brooklyn, NY
Heather Dewey-Hagborg is an information artist who is interested in exploring art as research and public inquiry. Traversing media ranging from algorithms to installation, her work seeks to question fundamental assumptions underpinning perceptions of human nature, technology and the environment. Examining culture through the lens of information, Heather creates situations embodying concepts, freed from the artist's hand.
Heather has shown work internationally and recently created a collaborative site-specific installation at the Jaaga art and technology center in Bangalore, India. In the past year she has participated in PS1's Saturday Sessions, the New Museum ’s Festival of Ideas, Bushwick BETA Spaces, Art in Odd Places, Nuit Blanche/Bring to Light, and Williamsburg Walks public art festivals in New York. She participated in the Flow/Slow art conference on the Delaware River last September calling attention to the fragility of this ecosystem and the risks of fracking. In the past two years she has created site-specific installations for Issue Project Room, Splatterpool and The Northside Town Hall in Brooklyn, Skydog Projects in Narrowsburg, NY, I-Park in CT, and CEPA Gallery in Buffalo. Her recent project Totem is featured on Art Fag City 's premiere Sound of Art album and is currently on display at Grounds for Sculpture in New Jersey. In addition to her individual work she collaborates often with the collective Future Archaeology.
Hue Park – Brooklyn, NY
Hue Park is a visual artist working in New York. Park was born in Seoul, South Korea, where he studied poetry as an undergraduate before moving to the United States to study Studio Art at New York University. Park’s work, consisting primarily of video and photography, is influenced by his experiences as an immigrant, student of poetry, and non-native English speaker, exploring themes of language, communication, memory, and nostalgia.
Ione Citrin – Los Angeles, CA
Ione's art has shown nationally since 1998 when, after years of world travel, a successful television, radio, theatre and film career in performing arts, she decided to focus her richly diverse talents on the visual arts. Ione's artistic expression, creativity and passion for communication have resulted in numerous awards for her painting, sculpture, mixed media, and assemblage. She appears featured in several important publications and maintains an extensive exhibition schedule.
Isaac Wollman – San Luis Obispo, CA
Isaac Wollman, 30, was born in Minneapolis and currently resides in San Luis Obispo, CA. He studied art at the San Francisco Art Institute and privately with William Kentridge. Isaac specializes in mixed media, anatomical landscapes, insects and the natural world. His palette is very vibrant, consisting of cerulean blues, cadmium oranges and Caribbean colors. He employs the use of feathers, skulls and taxidermy objects to explore issues of mysticism, the cosmos, biology and states of the conscious and unconscious mind.
Jason Sayner – Carrboro, NC
Jason Sayner is an architect, sculptor, and artist currently residing in Carrboro, NC. His process of making has been described as more akin to choreography – combining elements of the engineer, the architect, the artist, and the poet.
His creations span the scale of human interaction, from designs for 8 story ground-up condo buildings (traditional architecture) to installation artwork and furniture design. Every idea that he captures in built form showcases his ability to create works that weave a fine tapestry of artistic, programmatic, site, and human elements.
In over 14 years of his artistic practice, Jason has created work for many types of clients (Oakley, Nokia, and Disney to name a few) and has built projects in over 10 states, including Hawaii and Puerto Rico, in addition to London, UK. His creations have been featured in numerous national publications, including the NY Times, Architecture Record Online, and Las Vegas Magazine. His works have been shown in national exhibits as well as numerous galleries and museums, including the San Francisco Design Museum (Day of Design) and the Mississippi Museum of Art.
Jen Mitsuko – Portland, OR
I started with drawings, writings, and music. It was not until I was almost finished with high school that I found my preferred medium, photography.
There was something magical when I first learned to work in a darkroom. There was beauty of reality that photographs created and a beautiful lie. I have been searching for my voice through photography, and use of titles. Photography can be real and fictional. I strive to search for truth in a world that feels like a dream.
I strive to understand life through my art and philosophy. My work encompasses philosophical beliefs that I use to understand this insane world. In photography, I strive to create work that has a painterly look and feel.
Jeni Bate – Salton City, CA
Painting was a frequent joy as a child growing up in Wales, and I dreamed of becoming a skyscapist. In 1995, I came to Southern California, and the vastness of the spaces rekindled that childhood love affair with the skies.
In 2001, I had an opportunity to work on photography skills. Five months later, I was having difficulty getting my mind off one particular photograph I had taken. I had an epiphany: “Now, you have to paint!” The sky remains the major influence in my work.
2002-2004: Studied in extension classes and a teaching studio.
Developed a studio practice, first working in watercolor, then moving to acrylics, murals, oils, mixed media and watercolor collage and differently shaped surfaces and objects.
Jennifer Claudio – Vallejo, CA
Jennifer Claudio is a Filipino-American mixed media artist and illustrator whose work is inspired by memory, both subjectively and objectively. Her interests in cartoons, videogames, fantasies and nightmares recalled from her childhood and adulthood urge her to depict them both lovingly and, sometimes, resentfully. It's a strange love/hate relationship with her nostalgia.
Claudio empirically explores various mediums to create her bodies of work, free from restriction. While she favors markers and inks, her usual mediums also include charcoal, paper, wood, cardboard, "throw-aways" and electronic media.
As of 2011, she currently works in the San Francisco Bay Area in California, CA.
Jill Ensley – New Orleans, LA
Born in 1977 in Topeka, KS, Jill Ensley lived in Los Angeles, CA and Racine, WI before returning to finish her Fine Arts degree at the University of Kansas in 2008. Having previously visited New Orleans at the ripe old ages of sixteen and seventeen, she returned to volunteer in 2007 and 2008. It was after that she realized where her heart and soul wanted to be. She moved to New Orleans in 2008 and found employment with a music-based non-profit, where she is currently the Artistic Director. Ms. Ensley works on her own artwork whenever possible, travels whenever she can, and plans to return to get her Master's in 2012...if the world doesn't end.
Jim McLean – Riverside, IL
Born and raised in that pocket of Northwest Indiana beneath Chicago known as “The Region,” McLean attended Indiana University, where he received a Bachelor of Arts in English and a Master of Science in Telecommunications. In addition to his Working Stiff Prayers collection of 17-syllable works (WSPs), McLean invented and patented the playable FlashHarp® harmonica USB drive; he also instructs the video harmonica lesson that can be included on the FlashHarp, as well as handcrafts and sells a variety of items made out of repurposed harmonica plates (thumb rings, napkin rings, chap books, zipper pulls, etc.). McLean lives with his family in Riverside, Illinois. Eric Zorn of the Chicago Tribune wrote this article about McLean and his "WSPs".
etsy.com chapbook repurposed harmonica plate
Julia Barbee – Portland, OR
Julia Barbee earned her Master of Fine Arts in Studio Art from California State University, Long Beach. Her work is a process-based study examining the visible, the ephemeral, the auditory—and the temporal marks of identity. Scent is the platform for sculptural performance, text work, experimentation, quasi-anthropological study, and non-representational self-portraiture.
June Bisantz – Willimantic, CT
June Bisantz received her Masters of Fine Arts degree in painting from Claremont Graduate University in California, and has lived and worked in Boston, Los Angeles and New York City. Her work has been shown in galleries and museums nationally, and she has received grants and commissions to support her public projects, which include art on billboards, buses, movie theater screens, architectural surfaces, street signs and traffic control devices.
Ms. Bisantz is also a musician who has produced several collections of original jazz, all of which have received national recognition. She teaches Digital Art & Design at Eastern Connecticut State University.
Karen Schumacher – Santiago, Chile
Karen Schumacher was born January 31, 1985 in Santiago, Chile. She grew up in the country with her family, and this forged her imagination, conformed by animals, colors and personifications of shared scenes of family and wild life.
She studied Fine Arts with a specialization in Graphics in the University for Arts and Social Sciences in Chile, and after receiving her degree, she studied Art and teaching at the same University, where she graduated with honors. She works as a guide in the Museum of National Fine Arts of Chile, convinced that this is a way to shorten the link between Fine Arts and spectators, a familiar angle on her plastic work.
Karrie Ross – Los Angeles, CA
Los Angeles native Karrie Ross, fine artist, shares her explorations into concepts of energy, science, participation, conversations and being seen, as the underlying influences of her art. Abstract representations that create a 'safe' place for the viewer to experience a flow and connection from their interaction with the art... discovering that they are part of a bigger whole. She poses to you a question... "What is YOUR energy telling the world?" and invites you to join with and experience hers in the art she creates.
Kathleen Courian-Sanchez – Portland, OR
I am a figurative, representational painter, originally from Los Angeles, now living and working in Portland, Oregon. My MFA in painting and drawing is from University of Southern California. I've shown in Los Angeles, Davis, Sacramento, Ashland and Portland, Oregon. Also, I have taught fine art for over 10 years at Southern Oregon University and California State University Sacramento.
Kathy Reeves – Denham Springs, LA
Kathy Reeves has been interested in photography since 2007. Her images have been featured in National Geographic’s Your View and Photo of the Day, Birder’s World Magazine, Texas Parks and Wildlife Magazine, Galapagos Islands Calendars and On Wing, to name a few. She has won numerous awards both locally, regionally, nationally and in international competitions.
Ms. Reeves’ work has appeared in the in the Center for Fine Art Photography; Brunner Gallery, Shaw Center for the Arts; International Exhibition on Animals in Art at Louisiana State University School of Veterinary Medicine; Art Council of Greater Baton Rouge, Community Gallery, Hummell Gallery, Art Council of Livingston Parish; Artist Crossing Gallery not to mention National and International Salons and other local venues.
Katie Shapiro – Los Angeles, CA
I was born and raised in Los Angeles. I received my BFA in Photography from CalArts in 2007. I work with landscapes and portraits that challenge social dynamics and evaluate economic situations.
Keith Lemley – Enola, PA
Keith creates objects, installations, and images that encourage viewers to simultaneously question their own physiology and daily surroundings. His work centers on contemporary visual and material culture in order to better understand and influence bodily systems of perception and response. Keith has exhibited nationally including shows in New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, Richmond, and San Francisco. He holds an MFA from the University of Wisconsin – Madison and teaches at Bucknell University in Lewisburg, PA.
Kendra Larson – Portland, OR
Larson received her MFA in Painting at the University of Wisconsin, Madison and has shown her work in venues including Lewis and Clark College ( Portland, OR ), the University of Minnesota 's Nash Gallery ( Minneapolis, MN ), and the Overture Center for the Arts ( Madison, WI ). Her work has appeared in publications such as The Bear Deluxe and Tree Sap Magazine. She is a past Caldera (Sisters, OR) and New Pacific Studios ( Masterton, New Zealand ) resident who teaches at Willamette University .
Kiyomi – Riverside, CA
Hello! My name is Kiyomi and I have been an exhibiting artist since the 1990s. Over the years, I developed an ability to create spontaneously and experiment with unconventional techniques.
I choreograph a dance between transparent vs. opaque layers, traditional and non-traditional materials, and fine art supplies with electronics.
My current body of work incorporates printmaking, hand-marbled paper and water-based paint on acrylic plastic. The back layer is video or lights. I created these because I want the viewer to EXPERIENCE the piece; to …get lost in it. The shadows and iridescent/metallic qualities allows the art to appear as one thing until you look at it from a different angle. The longer you look, the more you will see!
Kristen Baumlier – Cleveland Heights, OH
Kristen Baumliér’s work spans the full spectrum of interdisciplinary media, including performance, interactive installation, video and audio works. She received her MFA from the California College of Arts and Crafts in 1994, where she began utilizing humor, combined with interactive performance and installation as core elements in her work.
In 2005, Baumliér began performing as the “The Petroleum Pop Princess” as a pop icon engaging viewers in debate over materialism and oil consumerism. Her live shows about energy and petroleum were performed in California, Kentucky, Illinois, and Ohio. Baumliér’s videos have screened in New Zealand, Serbia, England, and in the U.S.
Kwadwo Adae – Bethany, CT
In my current series, Kwadrilaterals, every oil painting is born from the pain and suffering of living with sickle-cell anemia. Since early childhood my primary coping skill for dealing with my illness has been to create paintings. My life expectancy is short so my paintings, like me, are blunt, vibrant, and full of life. I strive to create work devoid of any reference to the objective world as a means of escapism. The paintings are visual manifestations of my personal and psychological shields. They are fortifications meant to distract most people from ever getting to know my heavily scarred and tortured inner self. They are meant to engage the viewer in ways that I personally cannot. They are meant to portray, solely in a language of color and form, the multiple sides of my personality. All of the hospital rooms where my suffering occurs have been white, sterile, and colorless places. Thus, physically adding strong colors to white surfaces has always been an aspect of painting I have found completely cathartic. My psychological association with white has manifested a strong addiction to color in my work, clothing, and daily life. They are all executed on square canvases, a shape that brings connotations of order, consistency, and stability which are missing aspects of my personal life.
Lacye A. Brown – Decatur, GA
Lacye A. Brown is a Mixed Media Visual artist working in the Atlanta, GA area. As a Mixed Media artist, Brown uses different mediums to create mostly abstract and nonrepresentational art. Her mood directs the piece. Although many pieces may seem random, the composition is always intentional. Brown ignores the social norms that we are taught by society. Society tells us that we should censor ourselves to coexist and repress our reactions towards certain events. She enjoys showcasing cognitive feelings while leaving herself vulnerable to the skeptics of society. Her works show that we all have similar insecurities and vulnerabilities and although not commonly admitted, it is refreshing at times to be able to empathize.
Lauren Evans – Culver City, CA
Lauren Evans is a visual artist who works in a variety of techniques including sculpture and digital media. Reoccurring themes include metaphors that depict mental illness, childhood labeling, and control and how society and science perpetuate the stigmas and isolation associated with such suffering. The work frequently deals with the formation of young selves and the incredible difficulties that can be encountered in that process. Combining the apparently innocent objects of youth with items of the everyday world and with text in ways that are evocative of that particularly vulnerable time.
Her work examines the challenges and turmoil that everyone faces throughout life, using visual metaphors for awkwardness, uneasiness, or instability. The newest works include vertical towers of rhinos on mousetraps or trapped in a slinky, and also have a comic aspect. The addition of humor to pathos makes clear that our selves are mosaics of many factors and internal and external influences.
She received her BFA and MFA, with an emphasis in sculpture, at the University of Southern California. She has exhibited nationally and has been included in several public art projects in Los Angeles and San Diego Counties. Lauren teaches sculpture, design, and art appreciation at College of the Desert and Los Angeles Southwest College .
Leah Bedrosian Peterson – Williamsport, PA
Leah Bedrosian Peterson teaches Video, Film, and Theory classes at Lycoming College. She studied photography and art history at Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY, where she received a BFA. She received an MFA from Tufts University/The School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA. Both her photography and video work deal with issues of cultural identity and question the role of fantasy in our daily lives. Leah exhibits her work both nationally and internationally, most recently including LA, D.C., Brooklyn, Atlanta, Armenia, and Medellin, Columbia .
Leo Kogan – Amsterdam, Netherlands
Leo Kogan was born in Moldova (former USSR ) in 1974. At a young age, he moved with his family to the United States. In the USA, he first studied Graphic Design at RIT ( Rochester, NY ) and then at the Cooper Union ( New York City ), where he began painting full-time. Having acquired his BFA from the Cooper Union in 1997, Kogan continued his studies at De Ateliers in Amsterdam, Netherlands. Since then, Leo Kogan has been living and working in Amsterdam and Los Angeles. He has held a number of solo and group exhibitions and his works are in private and public collections in Europe, USA, and Japan .
Leonard Goldstein – Ventura, CA
I have been painting for over 45 years as a professional artist. I attended the High School of Industrial Art from 1958-1962 and the University of New Mexico until 1967. My field of study was both Art and Architecture. I was the assistant of the sculptor John Chamberlain after leaving University. In 1969 I moved to SoHo, NYC and lived in a loft where I painted large abstract pointillism paintings and helped with various projects in and around SoHo. There is much greater detail on my website. I lived and worked in New York city for 60 years and I have relocated to Ventura, California. I hope you enjoy my site.
Les Mayers – Santa Monica, CA
Mr. Mayers describes his latest works as digital impressionism, and is considered by many to be one of the leading futurists in the emerging contemporary art scene of Southern California .
His work incorporates numerous state-of-the-art advances of modern technology, not only in the manner he uses to create his art, but also in the way his art is viewed and experienced. His bold and colorful concepts and works are at the forefront of today’s continually evolving art world.
His final images typically begin as either a concept sketch or digital photographic image, and evolve through the combination of traditional art concepts with advances in modern technology, that were not available to previous generations of artists.
Lisa Graham – Arlington, TX
Lisa M. Graham, MFA, LEED AP, is an award-winning visual communicator, artist, author, and an Associate Professor of Visual Communication at the University of Texas at Arlington. She has exhibited her visual work in over 53 regional, national, and international exhibitions, and has produced visual communication industry work for regional, national, and international clients. Her publications include the books Sustainability Research by Designers (forthcoming in 2011), Basics of Design: Layout and Typography for Beginners 2e in English and Japanese (2005, 2008), Basics of Design: Layout and Typography for Beginners (2002), Principles of Interactive Design (1999), and numerous paper presentations and peer-reviewed journal articles on gestalt theory, experience design, sustainable design, environmental typography, and design ethics.
Lori Lipsman – San Diego, CA
In 1983, Lori Lipsman received her MFA degree from the California College of the Arts. Her practice continues to be about inquiry and experience, through concepts and experiments. Lori's work has been shown in Vancouver BC, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Tokyo, Washington DC, and San Diego .
LuAnn T. Palazzo – Islip, NY
LuAnn T. Palazzo is a working artist, award-winning designer and independent curator living on Long Island, NY. Her design and photography have been shown in museums and galleries all over the world – as far away as Indonesia and as close to home as Soho, NY.
As a curator, she is deeply involved in the international art movement “A Book About Death,” inspired by the father of Mail Art, Ray Johnson. She brought two highly acclaimed exhibitions to Long Island in the past year.
Her work is in the Permanent Collections of the MoMA NY, the MoMA Wales, UK, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, CA, the Museu Brasileiro da Escultura, Brazil and the International Space Station Gallery.
Luisa Pulido – Miami, FL
Luisa was born and raised in Miami, Florida and is from Colombian ancestry. She graduated in the year 2000 with honors in Art. After briefly attending New World School of the Arts, Luisa traveled to countries such as France, Germany, Spain, Belgium, Holland, Canada, Mexico and Costa Rica, where she attended art museums and various exhibitions. She has been painting since childhood, and over time has shown great talent and dedication to art.
Maitejosune Urrechaga – Miami, FL
Maitejosune Urrechaga transfers whichever medium she has in her arsenal - whether it be brush to canvas, can to concrete, or safety pins to watercolor, she manages to get her vision together. She has a fancy towards interactive group projects, which usually include oddball outcomes, from designing mini refrigerators to Pimp my Kart to the Mind the Snails show, which ran during Miami’s Art Basel in Dec of 2006 and 2007 to her various musical performances with Pocket of Lollipops. She has been displayed in the United States and internationally in Spain & France.
Maggie Lump – Lafayette, IN
Maggie Lump is a self-taught artist and instructor of anatomy in the Veterinary Technology Program at Purdue University. Her work can be defined as crisp, stylized and contemporary. Using simple lines she highlights the emotion of dogs; their body language conveying messages to us which are simple, yet profound. Maggie has exhibited her work in multiple group and solo exhibitions. She has a series of paintings on permanent display in the west foyer of Lynn Hall at Purdue University .
Matthew Lutz – Rio Rancho, NM
Matthew Lutz is an artist and educator. Born and raised in Indiana, he now has his home and studio in New Mexico .
Today, Lutz's work is almost exclusively in oils, and generally exhorts people to celebrate life and the experiences and people who share it.
Matthew Lutz received his Bachelor’s degree in Art Education from Taylor University in 1996. He then spent a year in South Korea teaching and creating woodblock prints in his studio. In 2001 he entered the University of New Mexico, but his degree program and work was interrupted by a spinal injury. He earned his MFA with Distinction in 2005.
Lutz has exhibited in group and solo shows near Chicago, in Santa Fe and Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Michele Guieu – Sunnyvale, CA
Michele Guieu was born in southern France, lived her teenage years in Senegal ( Africa ), travelled and moved quite a lot. She is a graduate of the École nationale supérieure des Arts Décoratifs de Paris (MA Graphic Design and Multimedia), Paris, France .
She was a graphic designer for many years when she lived in Paris, where she worked for non-profit organizations and museums. She also exhibited her work in Paris and Copenhagen, before moving to the US in 2000. She is a San Diego Art Prize 2009 nominee in the Emerging Artists Category. Guieu recently had a solo exhibition at Art Produce Gallery and participated in shows at the California Center for the Arts, the Oceanside Museum of Art and the William Cannon Art Gallery. She was invited to the "Summer Salon Series" at the San Diego Museum of Art during the summer of 2010.
Michele Guieu lived and worked in San Diego for six years and moved to the bay area in 2010.
Ox – Bagnolet, France
Born in Troyes 1963. Lives and works in Bagnolet (Paris) France
- 1984 Founder of the art group Les Frères Ripoulin, he used advertising billboards to show his own paintings
- 1985 Ripoulin exhibition at Tony Shafrazi gallery New York
- 1986 Last collages with the group
- 1987 After the dissolution of the crew he devoted himself to painting at studio
- 1993 He returned to outdoor works
- Between 1986 and 2001 he participated in collective and personnal exhibitions in Cannes, Gerone, Paris, Tours, Nice, Genova, Genève, Rennes, Nantes
- 2003-2004 Collective huge paste up in Paris
- Since 2004 he gives priority to urban interventions
- 2007 He worked with le M U R, an association that manages art billboards in Paris
- 2009 Participated in New York Street Ad Takeover with Public Ad Campaign
- Between 1993 and now he puts up his works outside in several cities in France, UK, Italy, Germany, USA ….
- 2010 Paste up on Espeis gallery outside Brooklyn/ BLK River festival Wien
- 2011 Solo exhibition in München, Germany
Paola Alessandri-Gray – Shropshire, UK
Italian – degree in architecture – string of other qualifications, ranging from nutritional therapy, to horticulture, to health promotion, teaching, motivational interviewing and others – inherited passion from photography from father and grandfather – second artistic love is printmaking – leading a double life as a serious public servant and a committed artist – have been cycling for over 40 years, singing choral music for over 30, living in England for 20 and practicing yoga for 10.
I spend a lot of time looking at things close up, to uncover hidden patterns. Or looking at unremarkable subjects, to try and extract abstract compositions from them. I am interested in the surprising beauty of the ordinary.
Paula Shaughnessy – Wayne, NJ
My work honors love most of all - I believe that in the end, no matter what else you've done with your life, it's what and how you've loved that defines you. My paintings are acrylic on canvas, some with spackle, crackle medium, silk cord, and in a few cases, sequins or crystals. My studio is in Wayne, NJ, where I live with my completely amazing husband, Patrick, and a rather ridiculous rabbit named Einstein.
PlantBot Genetics – Waverly, AL
PlantBot Genetics co-founders Wendy DesChene ( Canada ) and Jeff Schmuki ( United States ) began practicing as an artist team in 2009. Their first team award was an artist residency at the American Academy in Rome. They have since created projects in Iceland, New York, Connecticut, and Florida. Their latest work together called “Monsantra” has been displayed at the Carnegie Museum of Art in Pittsburgh, PA, the Goethe Institute in Cairo, Egypt, and 6 other countries. While collaborating with the department of Engineering at Auburn University, they also created a community project at the Jules Collins Museum of Art. PlantBot Genetics specializes in research based public works that concentrate on whimsical robot + plant combinations and other agricultural modifications.
Rachel Beth Egenhoefer – Oakland, CA
Rachel Beth Egenhoefer is an artist, designer, writer, and professor, whose work sits between technology, craft, and design. Her earlier works focused on intersections between textiles and technology, and interactions between body and machine. Her more recent works have focused on sustainability and systems thinking as related to interaction and design. Egenhoefer’s artistic work has been exhibited both locally and internationally and has been featured at The Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington DC, The Institute for Contemporary Art (ICA) London, The Banff Centre for the Arts, Lighthouse Brighton in the UK, and many others. Rachel Beth received her BFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art, and MFA from the University of California, San Diego .
Raul Magaldi – Plantation, FL
- Born in Cordoba, Argentina in 1942.
- I969 awarded a degree in Architecture by the Universidad Nacional de Córdoba.
- Practiced architecture from 1969 to 1972.
- Took lessons in painting techniques and history from private Argentine teachers.
- 1990 first solo exhibition at Lagard Gallery in Buenos Aires - Argentina.
- Participated in ArteBA in 1995.
- From 1998 to 2008 had my own private gallery (by appointment only) in Cordoba, having frequent exhibitions.
- Invited by and exhibited at the Museum of Maldonado, Punta del Este (Uruguay).
- Was professor of Design and Drawing at the National University of Cordoba (Argentina).
Robert James McElwee – Diamondhead, MS
Robert James McElwee studied painting and sculpture at William Carey College and holds a Master of Architecture from Tulane University. His fascination with pattern and organization established by underlying patterns or regulating lines began early on in art training and continued into architecture with investigations and analyses of dynamic symmetry.
The current work is the result of subjecting composites, metalized plastics and other media to dynamic forces. The results are spontaneous and chaotic fractures and marks. Internal experiences of stress, time, and disintegration inform both conceptual and physical processes in the work.
Roger Boulay – Lexington, KY
Roger Boulay was born in West Roxbury, Massachusetts, a neighborhood of Boston. He grew up in Norfolk, a suburb in southeastern Massachusetts. He attended Amherst College where he majored in Fine Arts and French. Boulay has taught photography at the Noble and Greenough school in Dedham, the University of New Mexico and is currently a Lecturer at the University of Kentucky. He earned his M.F.A in photography from the University of New Mexico. He also holds an M.A. in Dutch Art History from the Universiteit van Amsterdam. He has exhibited his work across the country.
Ron Stasko – Darrow, LA
In 1993 I graduated from the Columbus College of Art and Design. I started my career in the Printing Industry, as a print shop manager and sign maker. Then came the responsibilities of raising a family, and I set my artistic endeavors aside. For 15 years my paint brushes, camera, and other supplies laid dormant. I did not appreciate the gifts I had and lacked the life experience needed to have something meaningful to communicate through art. In 2008 the doors to my art were re-opened, allowing me to once again pursue my artistic endeavors in the fullness of what I believe God intended. Since then I have won a number of Awards and have shown my works in venues across the country.
Rosalynn and Adam Rothstein – Portland, OR
Rosalynn and Adam Rothstein are involved in production, the space and time of which is certainly having some brutal times. He is pretty good at drawing lines. She enjoys the practice of Ikebana, the Japanese art of flower arranging. They both place a high degree of importance on utilizing reused and repurposed materials. They both live and work in Portland, Oregon .
Russ McIntosh – Vienna, VA
Have you ever stared at a cloud and saw shapes and images in them? The images I have created have many layers, and upon further reflection the viewer can see ?hidden images? that were originally unnoticeable. The approach I take with my artwork is very distinct, in that I incorporate numerous photographs into a very unique composition. Utilizing anywhere from six to two dozen images, I try to present the essence of staring at clouds within my own artwork. If you look at the shadow shapes and highlights within the image, other objects will start to take focus.
Sage Lewis – Los Angeles, CA
Sage Lewis is an emerging Los Angeles-based composer who uses concert, theatre, film/video, and new media to explore concepts of borders and space. His work has been presented by Nintendo 3DS, Havana Film Festival, REDCAT, Miami Light Project, Centro Cultural Español, Maiyet, Prague Quadrennial of Performance Design & Space, the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, and the National Museum of Fine Arts ( Cuba ). Sage received an MFA from California Institute of the Arts and a BA in Music Composition from the Oberlin Conservatory. He is the recipient of the 2009 Sherwood Award administered by Center Theatre Group celebrating innovation in the theatre.
Samantha Hookway – Columbus, OH
Samantha Hookway, originally from Ohio, holds her MFA from The Tyler School of Art, Temple University in Philadelphia (University Fellowship recipient). Samantha also studied in the sculpture department at Kungliga Konsthögskolan (The Royal University College of Fine Art) in Stockholm, Sweden (2006-08). Samantha participated in the Museum of Arts and Design Open-Studio Residency Program in New York, the Vermont Studio Center Residency, and Williamsport, PA.‘s Public Art Academy ’s Residency. She exhibits her work both internationally and nationally–most notably at Galleri Mejan in Stockholm, Sweden, Galleri Blunk in Trondheim, Norway, Crane Arts in Philadelphia, PA, Roy G. Biv Gallery in Columbus, OH and the Museum of Arts and Design’s Open-Studio, New York.
Sarah Jacobs – Bristol, UK
Sarah Jacobs lives and works in the United Kingdom. Born in 1984 in West Virginia, USA, she was raised in Adams County, Pennsylvania. She was educated in Art History at Gettysburg College and Syracuse University in Florence, Italy and received her Master’s of Fine Arts degree from the Hoffberger School of Painting at the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore in 2010.
Currently, Jacobs is a resident and grant recipient at the Denkmalschmiede Höfgen Artists Residency in Germany. In 2010 she was a London International Creative Competition shortlist winner, a Manifest Creative Research Gallery International Painting Competition shortlist winner, and participated in an artist residency at Lugar a Dudas in Cali, Colombia. She has curated two shows in Baltimore, Maryland .
Sean "Shadagga" Ferdinand – New York, NY
Sean "Shadagga" Ferdinand is a photographer and poet born in Trinidad & Tobago, raised in the Bronx and currently residing in Harlem. Shadagga's photos have been exhibited at the Bread & Roses Gallery in Midtown Manhattan and Synthetic Zero in the Bronx and Tribeca. Shadagga also hosts an open mic showcase called Bless Da Mic.
Seeking Kali – US, Belgium, Canada
Seeking Kali is three artists: William Evertson (US), Ria Vanden Eynde ( Belgium ), and Susan Shulman ( Canada ), who in 2010 explored connecting their individual creative processes through social media platforms to create bodies of work involving traditional and non-traditional art forms. These social media platforms quickly became virtual studio spaces that the three artists used to invite other artists to come into and collaborate. As hip and revolutionary as Andy Warhol’s studio 54, their studio blogs have attracted artists from around the globe, housing such projects as "Seeking Kali" and "The Medusa Gaze" as well as generating and linking live art exhibits in dozens of cities around the world.
Shane Anderson – Apple Valley, MN
My professional art career started with the Peanuts Statues that were displayed in Saint Paul 5 consecutive years. I designed and painted 7 total statues. The last year the the statues were on display in St. Paul, it was dinosaurs for the Science Museum. I created 2 statues, including 1 in my unique style. Since then I have been painting juxtaposed cartoons professionally.
My art has been featured on Channel 5 News, Fox 9 News, Kare 11 News, Twin Cities Live, Star Tribune, Pioneer Press, City Pages, This Week Live, as well as other media outlets.
I specialize in creating custom art for customers and large corporations.
Sharon Gautier – Bridge City, LA
Sharon Gautier, a local artist in the New Orleans area, enjoys combining her passion of colorful abstract imagery with her love of cats. Gautier’s paintings display vibrant, energetic colors found in nature and include her signature abstract cat form. Gautier earned a Fine Arts bachelor’s degree from Louisiana State University in 2002. Delighted to be following her passion in life, Gautier expresses her love and enthusiasm for abstract art in each painting!
Sharon Lee Hart – Lexington, KY
Sharon Lee Hart was born in Washington, D.C. and teaches photography at the University of Kentucky in Lexington. She is currently working on a book about the animal residents of farm animal sanctuaries. She has shown her photography and mixed media work in exhibitions throughout the country.
Siobhan Bradshaw – London, UK
Siobhan Bradshaw started photography while studying Fine Art at Central St Martins, and living in Soho. Her Soho work is strongly influenced by the depth of emotion contained in old Jazz record covers and Film Noir cinema. "The window of my flat was a perpetual cinema screen, through which I became voyeur."
In her recent work she has continued to work on the streets at night, drawing parallels between photography and jazz, in its improvisation, fluidity and flow.
She is resident photographer at the Jazz Cafe, London .
Sonelle Goddard – London, UK
Sonelle Goddard is a practicing traveling artist from South Africa. Throughout Sonelle’s travels she has been participating in solo exhibitions, group exhibitions, competitions and private commissions. Most recently Sonelle participated in a group project in Italy - Torre Canavese - ‘Painting for World Peace’. Building up to the group project she had a solo exhibition in China, was a prize winner (Lonely Planet, ‘African Journeys’), a Showcase Winner (Artslant) and were granted Special Recognition at Light Space and Time Online Gallery. Her travels have been a major influence on herself and thus on her art; the different countries and their cultures, how geography influences habits and traditions, and the challenges of communicating without knowing a language.
Susan Shulman – Montreal, Canada
Susan studied at the Musée de Beaux Arts and Saidye Bronfmann. She received a BFA with distinction from Concordia University (1996). She has published two books, "Miniscapes" and "In Our Memories Forever." To date, she has had eight solo shows and exhibited her works in over twenty-five shows internationally. Her recent works have been seen in USA, Brazil, Belgium, Croatia, Serbia, Italy and the United Kingdom. Susan produces works in video, digital media and spoken word as well as traditional media. About her work she says: “My palette is bright and bold creating tension and conflict between image and feeling. They contain portraits dealing with relationships, rebirths and metamorphosis. These narratives are a continuous introspective search full of exciting and revealing insights with elements of my personal heritage reflecting the passion of my soul. In my paintings I attempt to maintain the richness of color, still emitting a strangeness of images. My personal myths evolved from the imagination of my subconscious. My magic symbols of fish are a continuous link in all my works."
Suzan Mandla – Ottawa, Canada
Suzan Mandla is a Canadian artist who grew up in Montreal, and currently resides in Ottawa. A former research scientist with a background in biology, she now channels her natural curiosity and eye for detail into photography, her lifelong passion. Suzan’s photographs are often inspired by the natural world, her eye drawn to little details in pattern, texture, light and colour. Her work has been selected for a number of juried exhibitions and fundraisers across Canada and in the USA .
Taryn McMahon – Oakhurst, NJ
Taryn McMahon received her MFA in printmaking from University of Iowa, where she was the recipient of the Leola Bergmann/Iowa Print Group Graduate Fellowship and a graduate teaching assistantship. Following her undergraduate studies at the Pennsylvania State University, she was the printmaking artist-in-residence at the Lawrence Arts Center in Lawrence, KS where she managed all aspects of the John Talleur Print Studio. In 2008, she was awarded the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation Grant for a residency at the Women’s Studio Workshop in Rosendale, NY. McMahon’s artwork combines interdisciplinary media including printmaking, video, and installation, and has been shown nationally and internationally including Chicago, IL, Washington DC, Grand Rapids, MI, St. Louis, MO, and Croatia.
Terry Ward – VA & Brooklyn, NY
Artist and art-writer Terry Ward uses sometimes-covert outdoor painting sites in Brooklyn and in Virginia. Ward innovated “OmniDirectional” painting: panels composed and wired to hang at any angle (“topless and bottomless art, but no nudes.”) Recent exhibit highlights: inclusion in a group show in New York City ’s Sloan Fine Art, inclusion in a group show at a Smithsonian-affiliated gallery. Seeking representation. Ward paintings are in the collections of two Nobel Peace Prize laureates: Al Gore and Jimmy Carter. Carter wrote, "wonderful paintings.... Rosalynn joins me (saying).... they are a welcome addition to our collection;" they went to the Carter Center 's selective permanent display collection.
Thedore DeHart – Twin Peaks, CA
Theodore DeHart is a passionate designer and photographer who specializes in print design and conceptual photography. He grew up in the beautiful San Bernardino mountains where he still lives. He has worked on international design projects and participated in shows in L.A and New York. Theodore is currently finishing his dual degrees in photography and graphic design at California State University, San Bernardino .
Tim Wall – Manitoba, Canada
After graduating with a B.Sc. (Zoology) and B.Ed. (A.D.) the desire to create artistic work became overwhelming. Discovering digital painting programs in the new millennia, I decided to return to my passion. Using Corel Painter 11, an iMac computer and Wacom tablet, I was astounded how realistic the paintings became, especially when utilizing Giclée Printmaking on canvas. I became successful in creating freehand beautiful works of art. Two pieces I painted of shuttle launches, Columbia STS 93 "Launch in the Dark", and Shuttle Atlantis - STS 117 "Power Play", received resounding reviews from NASA - Marshall Space Flight Center, on April 13th, 2011. This resulted in a front page news article in the city paper.
Tony Maher – Rancho Cucamonga, CA
I have been making and exhibiting work for over ten years. I am currently an adjunct professor of art at a few universities in the area, including Cal State San Bernardino. I grew up in the city of San Bernardino, and received my Bachelor of Arts from Cal State San Bernardino. While I was there I worked on a documentary photography project on the city of San Bernardino. In 2008 I received my Master in Fine Arts from Cal State LA. The majority of my work deals with the issues of personal history, and the impact they have on the world around us.
Waheguru Khalsa – San Francisco, CA
Waheguru Khalsa is an artist and educator working in the San Francisco Bay Area. He is interested in communities where arbitrary lines have been drawn. He uses art practices to traverse these physical or mental borders. The use of humor and play is essential to making his projects accessible to an audience that may not initially realize they are engaging in an art experience. Through experimentation and research he explores how public spaces shape the way people interact with one another and their surroundings.
Warwick Eede – Boston, UK
Warwick Eede was born in England in 1980. He is a contemporary painter and sculptor. He currently holds the post of ‘Artist in Residence’ at The Giles Academy, Old Leake, Lincolnshire and attended the University of Lincoln, for both his BA and MA degrees.
He is a Magpie; a collector of good ideas.
Yen-Hua Lee – Scarsdale, NY
Yen-Hua Lee was born in Taiwan. She currently works and lives in Taiwan and New York. She earned her MFA in 2007 from Northern Illinois University. She has won many awards, including First Place at Studio Montclair 2008, First Place at Newark Arts Council’s Open Doors 08, First Place at West of Center Art House in Northville, Michigan ; she has also been granted several art residency fellowships. Her work has been shown in Taiwan, Germany, Austria, Italy, Argentina, Canada and U.S.A. She has had several solo shows, among them: in 2009, Dallas Contemporary, NY Studio Gallery and The Taipei Cultural Center in New York City ; in 2007 at Gallery Uno, Chicago, etc. She also had a group show at the Katonah Museum, NY, Masur Museum of Art in LA, Westchester Biennial ’08 and ’10 in New York and ARWI International Art Fair in San Juan, Puerto Rico ’07.