It is an honor for us to present these five amazing talents together, for the first time, in an exhibition that promises a wide array of visual treats. The works on display leave no question as to why the exhibition has been dubbed Smitten and further showcase why these artists are currently at the forefront of the new contemporary art movement.
There are currently a number of exhibitions in
Stella Im Hultberg bio:
Stella is a painter and drawer living in
When she’s not drawing or painting, she likes to eat while thinking of more food to eat; continuing the search for the perfect cupcake; eating ice cream in the park; and just walking around and exploring her favorite city in the world.
Her work has exhibited nationally at such respected galleries as Lineage Gallery, Limited Addiction Gallery, Distinction Fine Art, Compound Gallery, Project:, Art Star and many more.
Artist website: www.stellaimhultberg.com
Audrey Kawasaki bio:
The themes in Audrey Kawasaki's work are contradictions within themselves. Her work is both innocent and erotic. Each subject is attractive yet disturbing. Audrey's precise technical style is at once influenced by both manga comics and Art Nouveau. Her sharp graphic imagery is combined with the natural grain of the wood panels she paints on, bringing unexpected warmth to enigmatic subject matter.
The figures she paints are seductive and contain an air of melancholy. They exist in their own sensually esoteric realm, yet at the same time present a sense of accessibility that draws the observer to them. These mysterious young women captivate with the direct stare of their bedroom eyes.
Artist website: www.audrey-kawasaki.com
The figures in KuKula's paintings wear their heartaches on their sleeves. They are delicate but resilient dolls buffeted by the crosswinds of the real world. KuKula herself was born in a small town in
environment of her childhood fostered a fantasy life rooted in her exposure both to popular culture and to her elderly neighbor friends, many of whom were holocaust survivors. Her paintings are thus infused with a tension between playfulness and mourning. KuKula draws her aesthetic inspiration from a variety of sources, including children's illustrations such as Holly Hobby and the Care Bears, pin-up girl art, and German bisque dolls. In 2004 she moved to the San Francisco Bay Area, where she is currently based.
Artist website: www.kukulaland.com
Brandi Milne bio:
Brandi Milne was born and raised in the small town of
Brandi has been involved in the
Artist website: www.brandimilne.com
Amy Sol bio:
Amy Sol spent her childhood years in
Artist website: www.amysol.com