Artists

Artists 2016-12-29T19:52:10+00:00
2016-12-29T19:52:41+00:00

RENÉ PIERRE ALLAIN

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Since the mid-1980s, René Pierre Allain has “constructed” paintings with a technique that transforms metal surfaces using chemicals, acids, and the flame from a torch. Through the use of non-traditional materials on an [...]

2016-12-29T19:52:41+00:00

EDDIE ARNING

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Eddie Arning grew up on his father’s farm in Germania, Texas—about 50 miles northwest of Houston. His bouts of depression and anger eventually culminated in an attack against his strict Lutheran mother. He [...]

2016-12-29T19:52:41+00:00

Gil Batle

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Gil Batle was born and raised in San Francisco to Filipino parents, in and out of five different California prisons over 20 years for fraud and forgery, now living on a small island [...]

2016-12-29T19:52:41+00:00

NANCY BLUM

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“In my drawings and sculptural installations, lush, active plant and insect life sprawl unpredictably across the page or wall. The work depicts the intensity, autonomy, and mystery of the natural world. Building layer [...]

2017-03-18T04:34:31+00:00

ROSIE CAMANGA

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Tino (“Rosie”) Camanga (1910-?) moved to Honolulu from his native Philippines sometime prior to World War II. He worked for a time as a photographer, probably in one of the souvenir photo booths [...]

2016-12-29T19:52:41+00:00

SCOTT CAMPBELL

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Born in Louisiana, Scott Campbell began his career as an illustrator before eventually moving to New York City, where he opened the renowned Saved Tattoo in Williamsburg, Brooklyn in 2005. Campbell is known [...]

2016-12-29T20:02:50+00:00

TRICIA CLINE

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Tricia Cline was born in Sacramento, California. As a self-taught sculptor, she has been working for over 20 years from direct observation of female and animal forms. Her small, highly detailed porcelain clay [...]

2016-12-29T19:52:42+00:00

HENRY DARGER

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For most of his life, Henry Darger was employed as a janitor in Catholic hospitals. Come night, he gave expression to a private, aggressively original imaginary world—working from his small rented room in [...]

2016-12-29T19:52:42+00:00

THORNTON DIAL

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Thornton Dial Sr. was born in Emelle, Alabama. He grew up in poverty and only attended school through the fourth grade. Lacking conventional toys, Dial and his siblings constructed playthings out of discarded [...]

2017-05-17T03:43:33+00:00

HIROYUKI DOI

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Hiroyuki Doi was born in Nagoya, Japan. He began his career in 1980, after the death of his younger brother. This life-changing trauma redirected his energies to the creation of visual art, soon [...]

2016-12-29T19:52:42+00:00

SAM DOYLE

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Sam Doyle fashioned his uniquely-styled portraits and tributes with evangelical enthusiasm, blending ancestral Gullah lore and his devout Baptist faith into a rich multi-cultural impasto. As a youth in the early 20th Century, [...]

2016-12-29T19:52:42+00:00

MICHAEL DUVA

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Michael Duva lives and works in New York City. He attended Rutgers University and the School of Visual Arts, studying engineering/film and photography respectively. Duva’s celebrated portraits of wild and domesticated animals—which he [...]

2016-12-29T19:52:42+00:00

TOC FETCH

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Toc Fetch was born in Brooklyn. He studied for a year at the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), though he quickly became disillusioned with academia. He moved to Switzerland in 1973, where [...]

2016-12-29T19:52:42+00:00

MICHAEL FLOMEN

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Michael Flomen, born in Montreal, is a self-taught artist who began taking photographs in the late 1960s. He exhibited his first series of works, “Shaker Light” (on upstate New York Shaker architecture) in [...]

2016-12-29T19:52:42+00:00

TIM FRECCIA

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Tim Freccia was born in Seattle and began his working career as an Alaska fisherman at 16. After graduating from art school in 1989, he has covered crisis and conflict worldwide, traveling to [...]

2016-12-29T19:52:43+00:00

KEN GRIMES

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Ken Grimes was born in New York City and grew up in Cheshire, Connecticut. For more than 30 years, Grimes has diligently maintained a stark palette of black and white, which he believes [...]

2016-12-29T19:52:43+00:00

THE ARTISTS OF GUGGING

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Since 1981, The Gugging House of Artists (a colorful building approximately 12.4 miles north of Vienna, Austria) has housed and encouraged the creativity of artists whose drawings, paintings, photography, objects, and writings have [...]

2017-03-31T13:30:28+00:00

DEBBIE HAN

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Debbie Han is a Korean-American artist who grew up in Los Angeles. She received her BA in art from University of California and a MFA from the Pratt Institute in New York. Han’s [...]

2016-12-29T19:52:43+00:00

WILLIAM HAWKINS ESTATE

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To accompany William Hawkins on his walks through the streets of Columbus, Ohio, was like following an experienced prospector in search of gold. Hawkins’s selective eye seized images from newspapers, magazines, and advertisements, [...]

2016-12-29T19:52:43+00:00

ALICE HOPE

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Known for her extensive work stockpiling industrial materials into premeditated patterns, Hope’s pieces incorporate profoundly complex ideas like numeracy, binary code, and planned obsolescence, as well as the inherent properties of the materials [...]

2016-12-29T19:52:43+00:00

SINDY LUTZ

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Lutz was born in Beach Haven, New Jersey and holds a BFA from the Pratt Institute. An accident that occurred in her childhood led Lutz to create work that questioned and [...]

2016-12-29T19:52:43+00:00

LAURA CRAIG MCNELLIS

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Laura Craig McNellis was born in Nashville, Tennessee, as the youngest of four sisters. McNellis’s mental retardation became apparent early in her life, but despite some social pressure to institutionalize her, the artist [...]

2016-12-29T19:52:43+00:00

AMANDA MEANS

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Amanda Means was raised in a small upstate New York farming community and moved to New York City over 35 years ago. She holds a BA from Cornell University and a MFA from [...]

2016-12-29T19:52:43+00:00

RAKUKO NAITO

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Rakuko Naito was born in Tokyo, Japan. Her main interest has always been shape (geometry and nature) and texture. She graduated from the Tokyo National University of Art in 1958, majoring [...]

2016-12-29T19:52:44+00:00

TONI ROSS

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Born and raised in New York City, Toni Ross attended Wesleyan University, where she studied ceramics and the arts, graduating with a BA in Film Studies. Her lifelong interest in visual arts then [...]

2016-12-29T19:52:44+00:00

BASTIENNE SCHMIDT

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Bastienne Schmidt is a multi-media artist working with photography, painting, and large-scale drawings. She was born in Germany, raised in Greece and Italy, and has lived in New York for the past 20 [...]

2016-12-29T19:52:44+00:00

HESTER SIMPSON

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Hester Simpson’s small scale acrylic paintings layer color on color with an apparent waxy patina. Translucent fields hold geometric systems of repetition that seem to self-destruct and reinvent themselves—veering on and off the [...]

2017-01-21T05:09:06+00:00

NEAL SLAVIN

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Neal Slavin is a world-renown photographer and filmmaker. His photographic books include “Portugal,” with an afterword by Mary McCarthy (Lustrum Press, 1971), “When Two Or More Are Gathered Together” (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, [...]

2016-12-29T19:52:44+00:00

GERALD SLOTA

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Gerald Slota’s photographs take an aesthetic cue from his notebooks, which are compiled of torn and reassembled photographs and handwritten notes. With the focus of a storyteller, Slota cuts, collages, draws on, and [...]

2016-12-29T19:52:44+00:00

MAX STREICHER

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Max Streicher is a sculptor and installation artist from Alberta, now residing in Toronto. Since 1989 he has worked extensively with inflatable technology in kinetic sculptures and installation works. In most of his [...]

2016-12-29T19:52:44+00:00

LEOPOLD STROBL

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Leopold Strobl was born in Mistelbach, Lower Austria. He has devoted himself exclusively to art for more than 35 years, and has been a guest of the Open Studio program at the Gugging [...]

2016-12-29T19:52:45+00:00

LIDIA SYROKA

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Body Alchemy by Lidia Syroka. “In my sewn paper work, I concentrate on the intimate reality of paper matter. I’ve always worked with paper; inspected its ‘inner’ dimension to extract its [...]

2016-12-29T19:52:45+00:00

BILL TRAYLOR

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Bill Traylor was born a slave on the Traylor plantation near Benton, Alabama. After emancipation, he worked there as a field hand until he left for Montgomery. Welfare records indicate that he may [...]

2016-12-29T19:52:45+00:00

REBECCA NORRIS WEBB

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Rebecca Norris Webb has published five photography books, most recently "Memory City"  with Alex Webb (Radius Books, 2014): a meditation on film, memory, and time. As well as “Alex Webb and Rebecca Norris [...]

2017-01-26T00:55:27+00:00

ALISON WELD

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Alison Weld has been an abstract painter for more than 30 years. She believes that her work is a visual diary; revealing responses to both the natural and social worlds. [...]

2016-12-29T19:52:45+00:00

GEORGE WIDENER

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George Widener was born in Cincinnati, Ohio. A self-taught artist and calendar savant, Widener creates mixed-media works on paper that give aesthetic, visible form to complex calculations based on dates and historical events—the [...]