PAINTING IN NEW YORK
Katie Flack: Is an artist based in Greenville, South Carolina and a recent graduate from Clemson University in SC. Her main focus of work is landscape and figure painting. Much of her inspiration comes from photography, that she introduces in her paintings from landscape to figure paintings. She is an aspiring artist beginning her career through studying and painting on a regular basis. She is developing her artistic career by attending an artist residency in New York City and exhibiting with Dacia Gallery.
Miriam Cabello: Is a multi-award winning artist, curator and educator she has exhibited internationally and nationally. Highlights include: the Biennial of Contemporary Art, Florence Italy; being the first Australian awarded at the international Annual Religious Art and Architecture Design Awards, for “The Pugilist Passion–Black Jesus” and; official Vatican selection as a solo exhibitor during the World Youth Day ’08 festival. Most recently she exhibited at the National Art Museum of Sport, Indianapolis and DUMBO Arts Festival Brooklyn, NYC. In 2012 she was appointed cultural curator and educator at the National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee (NAIDOC) Ceremony, Camden Council. Miriam nurtures a profound interest in social, political issues and education. Her works predominately address highly charged themes endowed with a particular narrative. “My professional practice explores poignant global themes to initiate dialogue on cross-cultural exchange and leverage allegory to communicate social awareness.” The United States Sports Academy selected Miriam Cabello as their 2014 Sports Artist of the Year.
Ellen Llewellyn: A Boston artist, shows her work throughout the United States. In 2011 she was accepted into The National Juried Competition at the First Street Gallery in New York City, judged by Paul Resika. As well as the Atlantic Works Gallery in Boston, Massachusetts. In 2012, she was accepted into the Painting Only show at the Pacific Art League's Main Gallery in Palo Alto, California, judged by Eric Zener. In addition, she was accepted into the Goldilocks Show in Austin, Texas, and into The National Juried Competition at The Academy of Fine Arts, Virginia. In 2013, Ellen was nominated for "Best Fine Artist of the Year" by the Boston Harbor Picayune. She has exhibited her work in California, New York, Texas, Colorado, Virginia, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Connecticut, Vermont and Maine. Ellen has been accepted into three consecutive editions of Studio Visit Magazine. In January 2014, she was included in a Pop-Up exhibition at the First Street Gallery in New York City. This past summer, Ellen had a solo exhibition at The Larkin Gallery in Provincetown, Massachusetts, and will also be taking part in a group exhibition this fall.
Lavely Miller: Was born in 1980 on Camp Lejeune in North Carolina. She holds a B.F.A. in Painting and Drawing from James Madison University, as well as a master’s and doctoral level degree in Clinical Mental Health from the University of Virginia. She had her first solo exhibition at age 17, has maintained regular independent showings of her work across the country, and participated in countless group shows in the US and abroad. Her work can be found in the public collections of the University of Virginia, Virginia Commonwealth University, the Maria McVarish Architectural Library in San Francisco, the National Center for Transgender Equality in Washington DC, the Delancey Street Museum in Philadelphia and many others. Miller’s paintings are held in the private collections of Jock Sturges (noted photographer), Kate Bornstein (author and gender theorist), Linda Suzuki (playwrite) and others throughout the US, Germany, France and Greece. She has received numerous awards for her work including a top prize at 2012’s Art Basel, fellowships and residencies – most recently at the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, and has been published in interviews, publications and art textbooks throughout the world. Her most recent work and full-length interview can be found in the latest issue of “Straw Dogs” – a Greek art magazine published in Cyprus.
Gustavo Rincon Moreno: Born in Cali, Colombia 1969. Lives and works in Brasilia, Brazil. Although he has been a figurative painter for many years, his current work are contemporary paintings, sculptures and installations, mixing sometimes more than two languages in the same work, to construct poetic drops that takes the observer into deep reflections between his self and his environment. The human figure is occasionally present in his work, even stylized, deconstructed or fused with the background. His essays compose dramatic abstract landscapes, equalized by organic or geometrical empty spaces, frequently surrounded by narrow synthetic polymer lines applied directly from the extruder gun, creating first planes of concrete abstract graphical elements. In Morenu's abstract expressionist work there are influences from the work of Germans, Americans French and Latino painters and especially from artist of the CoBrA group. Those artists are Gerhard Richter, Jasper Johns, Basquiat, Guayasamin, Obregon, Karel Appel, Asger Jorn and the French Pierre Soulages. Moreno’s artistic education began in a technical high school in architectonical design and metal smiting and continued to Masters classes and workshops with the Colombian masters Alejandro Obregon, Gim Amaral, Leonel Gongora and Maria Paz Jaramillo.He is currently studying fine arts at the Dulcina de Moraes Art College in Brasilia, Brazil. Morenu’s work has been exhibited between 2011 and 2014 in Brazil, Ecuador, Europe and USA and his works are part of important public and private collections in Colombia, Brazil, Ecuador, France and United States.
Tia-Maria Soroskie: Is a Canadian drawing and installation artist who creates work based on the female body and how the female body occupies space; explores, deconstructs and reconstructs the female gender; and examines gender implications regarding expectations, as well as issues of domesticity and femininity. Tia-Maria received a Master’s of Fine Arts diploma in 2005 at Washington State University wherein she received the Outstanding Woman in Graduate Studies Award (Honorable Mention). She has developed programs of study for learners of all ages, and has held positions as Drawing Area Coordinator, and Instructor of Record of Drawing and Classical Figure Drawing courses in the Department of Fine Arts at Washington State University. She has a professional and progressive exhibition record that includes a solo exhibition in Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada at the Alternator Centre for Contemporary Art, a group show at theWoman Made Gallery in Chicago Illinois, and more recently, group shows in Sibiu, Romania and in New York City, New York through Dacia Gallery. Tia-Maria has been awarded a research-based residency abroad and will be an Artist-In-Residence in October 2014 at DRAWinterational in Caylus, France.
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