Benjamin Cabral, Jiha Moon, Hein Koh, Anthony Sonnenberg, Melanie Daniel, Claire Partington, Caroline Larsen, Aaron Skolnick, Kate MacDowell, Genevieve Cohn, Philip Gerald, Natalia Arbelaez, Hannah Lupton Reinhard, Thérèse Mulgrew, Valerie Hegarty, Roxanne Jackson, Lola Ogbara, Azikiwe Mohammed, Paige Turner-Uribe, Kirsten Deirup, Asif Hoque, Craig Kucia, Super Future Kid, Christian Ruiz Berman, Morel Doucet, Thomas Bils, Adrian Schachter, Jeremy Olson, Mr. StarCity, JoAnne Carson
Reception, April 16, 2021, 6 – 9pm
I see magic wherever I look. The fluttering of Wings and wands out of the corner of my eye. Butterflies speak to me and tell me it’s ok to fly solo. Mushrooms grow wild and spotted in the weeds of my yard sheltering fairies and goblins. Dybuks creak around in my kitchen- scratching my stainless steel oven and causing cracks in the ceiling. In the twilight of morning I see sparkles in the air and feel the presence of kindly ghosts encouraging me to stay in bed. Tricksters lurk in the shadows challenging me to do wrong. They make the lights flicker and drop things in the middle of the night. The dogs stare in the darkness, respectful of the world they can only hear. Between night and day and a world of dreams, a universe exists beckoning me to enter and stay.
There is an unseen parallel space where sprites dwell. Where once upon a time is the opening sentence of every story and tears create streams for sadness to float away. Every closet door is closed at night and shadows cannot be ignored. Listen closely and you will hear footsteps that have no explanation. The footfall too light for a person but definitely not an animal. Whether you choose to acknowledge the unknowable, or ignore it, it pulsates and multiplies creating fodder for creativity and imagination. Welcome to Fairyland.
About the Artists
Natalia Arbelaez is a Colombian American artist, born and raised in Miami, Florida to immigrant parents. She received her B.F.A. from Florida International University and her M.F.A. from The Ohio State University, with an Enrichment Fellowship. In 2016-2017 she was a Rittenberg Fellow at Clay Art Center; Port Chester, New York and was awarded the Inaugural Artaxis Fellowship that funded a residency to Watershed in Newcastle, Maine. Her work has been exhibited internationally, in museums, galleries, and included in various collections, such as the Everson Museum and The Frederik Meijer Gardens.
She has been recognized by NCECA as a 2018 Emerging Artist and was a 2018-19 resident artist at Harvard University where she researched pre-Columbian art and histories. Natalia was recently an artist in residence at the Museum of Art and Design in New York City where she researched the work of historical and influential women ceramicists of color.
Thomas Bils was born on 1993 in Melbourne, Florida. He moved to Miami to study painting at New World School of The Arts, receiving a BFA in 2017. Thomas continues to live and work in Miami as an artist in residence for Bakehouse Art Complex. Thomas Bils’s paintings are a result of his interests over epistemology of memory and the ontology of its subjects, using his adolescence in central Florida as the base position of introspection. Working in photoreferential oil painting he accesses the mnemonic properties of the photograph and translates the image as an act of nostalgic contemplation. During the translation process Thomas assumes the role of an unreliable narrator, embellishing details and events to leave the image with narratorial unease. This falsification accounts for the deteriorating truths of a reconsolidating memory. In depicting his home of Florida he employs nontraditional signifiers with the intention of inciting a sense of belonging and common ground for an initiated audience.
Benjamin Cabral is a multidisciplinary artist living and working in Chicago. His work has been shown throughout the United States and was selected for a public sculpture commission by the City of San Diego’s Arts District. A painter by training, Benjamin’s work is largely autobiographical in nature, creating an honest, yet inherently unreliable, portrait of the artist. Benjamin’s recent paintings are entirely encrusted in beads and rhinestones. These paintings are conceived digitally, and the pixels are then transferred to the panel through the meditative application of beads. These works examine the intersections between trauma and nostalgia, joy and sorrow, and the digital and the analog. Benjamin also creates sculptural work, intended to be static performers engaging with viewer. Benjamin completed his MFA at The School of The Art Institute of Chicago and is the winner of the 2019 Carrie Ellen Tuttle Fellowship. Benjamin recently had a solo show with Steve Turner LA, and solo shows at Spring/Break Art Show New York and LA.
JoAnne Carson was born in New York City and currently splits her time between Brooklyn, New York and Shoreham, Vermont. She received her MFA degree from the University of Chicago and attended the University of Illinois for undergraduate school.
Her work can be found in various public collections including the Brooklyn Museum of Art, The Fort Worth Art Museum, Joslyn Art Museum, Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago, and the Frederick Weisman Art Foundation in Los Angeles.
She has received many awards including a Guggenheim Fellowship, the Rome Prize from the American Academy in Rome, an Award in the Visual Arts, a Purchase Prize from The American Academy of Arts and Letters, the Louise Bourgeois Residency from Yaddo, and individual artist grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Illinois Arts Council.
Genevieve Cohn grew up in rural Vermont and received her MFA in Painting from Indiana University. She has attended residencies at The Fiore Art Center, The Vermont Studio Center, The Ragdale Foundation, AiRGentum and is the winning recipient of the Hopper Prize. Her work has been featured in New American Paintings, Create! Magazine, Juxtapose, and the Boston Art Review, and she has exhibited work in New York, Boston, Chicago, Miami, and Seville, Spain. She lives in Boston and is the current Post-Doctoral Mellon Fellow in Painting at Wellesley College.
After studies in Canada, Melanie Daniel completed her BFA and MFA at Bezalel Academy, Israel. Daniel has had numerous exhibitions in Israel and abroad, including solo exhibitions at the Grand Rapids Art Museum, Michigan, Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Israel, Chelouche Gallery, Tel Aviv, Ashdod Museum of Art, Israel, Angelika Knapper Gallery, Stockhom, Kelowna Art Gallery, BC, and Noga Gallery of Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv, among others. Her work is included in collections such as the Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Harvard Business School, and the Brandes Family Art Collection. She has received press in publications such as Maake Magazine, Artnet, Newsweek, Frieze, Haaretz, CBC/Radio Canada, The Huffington Post, Beautiful Decay, and the Artists Magazine. Daniel is the recipient of a Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant, a New York Foundation for the Arts Grant, the 2009 Rappaport Prize for a Young Israeli Painter, a Creative Capital Grant, and the NARS Foundation Residency in New York City. She was recently the Padnos Distinguished Artist-in-Residence at Grand Valley State University, MI.
Kirsten Deirup (b. 1980, Berkeley, CA) attended The Cooper Union, New York, NY. She has had solo exhibitions at Nichelle Beauchene Gallery, New York, NY; Guild and Greyschul, New York, NY; and Rare, New York, NY. Group exhibitions include; Morgan Lehman Gallery, New York, NY; Jeff Bailey Gallery, New York, NY; Marc Wolf Contemporary Art, San Francisco, CA; Geoffrey Young Gallery, Great Barrington, MA; and Roberts and Tilton, Los Angeles, CA.
Morel Doucet (b. 1990) is a Miami-based multidisciplinary artist and arts educator that hails from Haiti. He employs ceramics, illustrations, and prints to examine the realities of climate-gentrification, migration, and displacement within the Black diaspora communities. Through a contemporary reconfiguration of the black experience, his work catalogs a powerful record of environmental decay at the intersection of economic inequity, the commodification of industry, personal labor, and race.
Doucet has exhibited extensively in prestigious national and international institutions, including the Havana Biennial; the African Heritage Cultural Arts Center, Miami, FL; National Council on Education for Ceramic Arts, Pittsburgh, PA; American Museum of Ceramic Art, Pomona, CA; Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami; Flaten Art Museum, St. Olaf College, São Tomé et Príncipe, Haitian Heritage Museum, Miami, FL and Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum, Miami, FL.
Philip Gerald’s humorous paintings hark back to a time of clip art and Microsoft paint, of crude images beamed around the world via the majesty of dial-up internet. He lives and works in Dublin. He studied Fine Art Sculpture and Visual Culture at the National College of Art and Design in Dublin, before dropping out in third year to develop his skills as a writer. A phlegmatic character, Gerald isn’t too concerned with how his work is received, but rather chooses to focus on enjoying the process.
Valerie Hegarty is a Brooklyn-based artist who makes paintings, sculptures and installations that explore issues of memory, place and history. Valerie Hegarty’s solo exhibitions include Malin Gallery, Nicelle Beauchene, NY; Marlborough Gallery Chelsea; Locust Projects, Miami; Museum 52, London; The MCA in Chicago; and Guild & Greyshkul, NY, among others including a commission for a public sculpture on the High Line, NY and a show of site-specific installations in The Brooklyn Museum’s period rooms. Selected group exhibitions in NY include Artists Space, The Drawing Center, D’Amelio Terras Gallery, Derek Eller, White Columns and MoMA PS1. Hegarty has been awarded numerous grants through foundations such as the Pollock Krasner Foundation (2x grantee), The New York Foundation for the Arts (2x grantee), the Rema Hort Mann Foundation, the Tiffany Foundation, and Campari NY. Residencies include LMCC, Marie Walsh Sharpe, PS 122, MacDowell, Yaddo and Smack Mellon. Hegarty received an MFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, a BFA from San Francisco’s Academy of Art College and a BA from Middlebury College, VT. Hegarty was the first Andrew W. Mellon Arts and the Common Good Artist-in-Residence at Drew University in Madison, New Jersey from 2014-2015. Hegarty is represented by Malin Gallery. Valerie Hegarty is also an emerging writer, her short story “Cats vs. Cancer” was published in 2019 in The New England Review and won a PEN Dau 2020 debut short story prize.
Asif Tanvir Hoque (b. 1991) currently lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. He has appeared in numerous group shows. As a Bangladeshi immigrant, who was raised between Rome and South Florida, Hoque’s paintings attempt to figuratively and stylistically combine aspects of multicultural identity.
His early work highlights his fascination with classical fine arts, but with the progression of his skill and his self-discovery, Hoque challenges his audience to explore aspects of self that are authentic. Hoque hopes to address the unique experience of living in the “in between”.
Roxanne Jackson is a ceramic artist and mixed-media sculptor living in Brooklyn, NY. Her macabre works are black-humored investigations of the links between transformation, myth and pop-culture. Press for her work includes The New York Times, The New Yorker, The LA Times, Juxtapoz Magazine, Hyperallergic, Forbes, The Huffington Post, Artnet, The Observer, Gothamist, Whitehot Magazine, Beautiful Decay, Cool Hunting and Ceramics Monthly, among others. She is the recipient of residencies at Shigaraki Ceramic Cultural Park (Japan), the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts (NE), Socrates Sculpture Park (NY), Wassaic Project (NY), PLOP (UK), Watershed Center for Ceramic Arts (ME), the Ceramic Center of Berlin (Germany), funded by a Jerome Project Grant, and the Pottery Workshop in Jingdezhen (China), funded by an NCECA fellowship.
She looks forward to an upcoming residency at Lefebvre & Fils in Versailles, France. Roxanne has exhibited widely, nationally and abroad, with recent exhibitions at DUVE Berlin Gallery, (Berlin), Cob Gallery (London), Anonymous Gallery (Mexico City), Garis and Hahn (LA), Kunstraum Niederösterreich (Vienna), Mathilde Hatzenberger Gallery (Brussels) and Untitled Art Fair (Miami Beach) with Richard Heller Gallery. She has recently shown her work in New York City at venues including The Hole, Dinner Gallery (formerly known as Victori + Mo), Catinca Tabacaru Gallery, Ortega y Gasset Projects, Underdonk Gallery, Honey Ramka, Regina Rex, Sardine Gallery and SPRING/BREAK Art Fair. She currently has works in the exhibition “Friends and Friends of Friends” at the Schlossmuseum in Linz, Austria, and in “Double Happiness,” a two person show with Caroline Larsen at The Hole (NYC).
Hein Koh is an artist who lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. She graduated from Dartmouth College with a dual B.A. in Studio Art and Psychology, and received her M.F.A. in Painting from Yale University. Her work has been reviewed in Artforum,, Time Out New York, Art F City, Hyperallergic, and The Brooklyn Rail. She has also received additional press in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Atlantic, The Huffington Post, New York Magazine, and ArtNews, among other publications. Recent group shows include “11” at Anton Kern Gallery and “Good Pictures” at Jeffrey Deitch Gallery, curated by Austin Lee. In 2021, she will be having solo shows at Semiose Gallery in Paris, France and Allouche Benias Gallery in Athens, Greece.
Born in Cleveland, Craig Kucia’s blue-collar upbringing frames his portrayal of the tragic in the mundane. His lush palette and deceptively naïve imagery evoke the things we aspire to and the ways in which we fail. Kucia earned his BFA from the Cleveland Institute of Art and a postgraduate diploma from the Chelsea College of Art in London. He has exhibited his paintings at galleries including: GreeneNaftali, Roberts & Tilton, Blum & Poe, Derek Eller Gallery, Marlborough Gallery, and Shaheen Modern and Contemporary Art. Kucia’s work has been acquired by The Progressive Art Collection, Cleveland, OH; the Perez Art Museum Miami, Florida; the High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA; and the Mugrabi Family Collection. Craig Kucia lives and works in Los Angeles.
Caroline Larsen (b. 1980 Toronto, Canada) is a multidisciplinary visual artist, her main body of works is focused on paintings, but sculptural practice of ceramic and beaded objects. Larsen has a BA from the University of Waterloo, ON, Canada and Graduate Diploma in Visual Arts and Art History Education from the University of Auckland and received her MFA with honors at Pratt in 2015. Caroline has been awarded numerous awards from the Ontario Council for the Arts and scholarships from Pratt Institute. Larsen has always maintained a robust studio practice and has exhibited widely, she has had solo exhibitions at Andrew Rafacz in Chicago, Craig Krull Gallery in Santa Monica, General Hardware Contemporary in Toronto, Gordon Galleries in Tel Aviv, Dio Horia in Mykonos, Greece and at The Hole NYC in New York City.
Larsen had three paintings in “The Beyond: Georgia O’Keefe” at the North Carolina Museum of Art, a traveling exhibition curated by and beginning at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville, AK, in addition to a solo exhibition at Wave Hill Public Gardens in the Bronx. She has participated in group exhibitions at Guerrero Gallery and Greenpoint Terminal Gallery and has work in the Dean Collection, the Aisthti Foundation, JB Art Collection Miami, TD Canada, the Donovan Collection, Microsoft and numerous other public collections around the world.
Hannah Lupton Reinhard is from Orange County, CA and went to a Jewish Day School from elementary to high school. She then went on to UC Berkeley, planning to major in Art History. After a year, she transferred to the Studio Art department and fell in love with painting. She then took a gap year, painting in her parents’ garage and teaching art lessons. In 2017 she transferred to the Rhode Island School of design, majoring in Painting, and graduated in May 2020. She now has a studio practice and works as an artist assistant in Los Angeles.
Kate MacDowell’s hand-built porcelain sculptures respond to environmental threats and their consequences, revealing the rifts and frictions between man and nature. Based out of Portland, Oregon, her work has been shown throughout the US and Europe at Scope Miami and New York, Seattle Art Fair, ArtAmsterdam, Art London, London Art Fair, Showoff Paris, Art Paris, Solo Project Basel, NEXT and Art Chicago fairs. She was an artist in residence at the Kohler Arts and Industry Program and has had work in group exhibits in the Museum of Arts and Design (NY), Banksy’s Dismaland Bemusement Park, MOCA North Miami and Virginia, Urban Nation Museum Berlin, and the Muskegon, Akron, Crocker, Biggs, Everson and Asheville Art Museums.
Her work has been published in books and periodicals including The New York Times Sunday Magazine, Hi-Fructose, American Craft, Ceramics Monthly, Beautiful Bizarre, O.K. Periodicals (NL), Creative Review and Rooms (UK), and Hey! (Paris) among others. Her work was featured on the CD and single cover art for Erasure’s album, “Tomorrow’s World” and she can be seen sculpting in stop motion in the official audio video for a song on Miike Snow’s ‘III’ album. Most recently she created individual ‘daemons’ for an HBO campaign associated with His Dark Materials.
Azikiwe Mohammed’s artwork has been shown in galleries both nationally and internationally. A 2005 graduate of Bard College, where he studied photography and fine arts, Mohammed received the Art Matters Grant in 2015 and the Rema Hort Mann Emerging Artist Grant in 2016.
He is an alumnus of Pioneer Works in Brooklyn, New York, and Mana Contemporary in Jersey City, New Jersey. His work has been featured extensively in magazines, including VICE, I-D, Artforum, Forbes, BOMB and Hyperallergic. Mohammed has presented a number of solo exhibitions in venues including the Knockdown Center, Maspeth, New York; SCAD Museum of Art, Savannah, GA; Ace Hotel Chicago, Illinois; IDIO Gallery, Brooklyn, New York; Mindy Solomon Gallery, Miami, FL and Anna Zorina Gallery, New York, NY; as well as multiple solo offerings at Spring Break Art Show, New York. He has participated in group exhibitions at MoMa PS1, Queens, New York; Antenna Gallery, New Orleans, Louisiana; Charlie James Gallery, Los Angeles, California and the Studio Museum in Harlem, New York; We Buy Gold, New York, NY and David Kordansky Gallery, Los Angeles, CA among others.
He lives in New York and currently has his studio at Mana Contemporary.
Jiha Moon’s work has been exhibited in solo shows at Arario Gallery in Seoul, the Cheekwood Botanical Garden and Museum in Nashville, Mary Ryan Gallery in New York, Saltworks in Atlanta, and Curator’s Office in Washington, D.C., among other venues. She has also been featured in numerous group exhibitions, including One Way or Another: Asian American Art Now at the Asia Society, Semi Lucid at White Columns, the Art on Paper Biennial at the Weatherspoon Museum of Art, Levity at The Drawing Center, and Movers and Shakers at the Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia. In 2011, she was the recipient of a Painters & Sculptors Grant from the Joan Mitchell Foundation.
In her paintings and drawings, Atlanta-based artist Jiha Moon merges the traditional techniques and materials of her native Korea, such as handmade hanji paper, with references to global art and culture. Reflecting her personal experiences of cultural translation and assimilation, Moon creates kaleidoscopic compositions, layering disparate imagery drawn from various cultures and periods.
David White (a.k.a. “Mr. StarCity”) is a multidisciplinary visual artist whose work spans a diverse range of media across painting, sculpture, poetry, music, performance art, photography, the moving image and installation art. Growing up across Brooklyn during the ’80’s, White spent his childhood and formative years creating large-scale murals in memorial to the many friends he lost to violence. It was when White began painting that he found his calling and discovered its potential to affect community, uplift spirits and create positive change through the healing power of art. Mr.StarCity incorporates his extended research into human emotion, real-life experiences and encounters with strangers, friends, family and figures that extend beyond the representational to break down stigmas and taboos in relation to mental and emotional wellbeing. As a social expressionist of the human condition, Mr.StarCity continues to address themes that live within the shared experiences of socio-economic identity and contemporary culture while identifying and unmasking societal ills.
A self-taught artist, Mr.StarCity’s practice is unrestricted by classical, academic tenets. Drawing inspiration from the truth of the everyday, Mr.StarCity creates figurative and expressionistic works that emerge through his spontaneous and constantly evolving, highly experimental practice. Using any materials available at hand and sourcing from both real and imagined histories, his works are full of texture and infused with a deep sense of his physical and emotional surroundings, embodying an otherworldly synthesis of the beauty, passion, and conflict that define the human condition. He has become increasingly recognized for his experimental storytelling through his uniquely playful paintings complemented by his lyrical poetry. Whatever the medium, Mr.StarCity’s undying commitment to spreading positivity while uplifting the spirits of his community is palpable throughout his body of work and all channels of creation. White has exhibited with renowned international galleries and institutions in New York City, Miami, Los Angeles, London and Stockholm. His work has been featured in Juxtapoz, Instyle, Cultured, New American Paintings and Hyperallergic. Forthcoming projects in 2021 include a solo exhibition with Richard Beavers Gallery, the first solo show in his hometown of New York City in five years
Thérèse Mulgrew (b. 1991) grew up on a farm outside of Dubuque, Iowa. Influenced by her mother’s surreal oil paintings and her grandmother’s impressionist still lifes, she began to cultivate her own style which focuses mainly on depicting large-scale portraits and nostalgic still life in oil paint. Thérèse took a variety of studio art classes at the University of Iowa, where she graduated with an English literature major. Immediately afterwards, she moved to NYC where she studied at The Art Students League and New York Studio School of Painting, Drawing, and Sculpture. She had her first solo show at Freight + Volume Gallery in NYC in February 2020. She was nominated as one of Saatchi Art’s 35 Under 35 Rising Stars of 2020. She currently resides in Chicago, IL.
Lola Ogbara was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois holds many talents under her belt, i.e. design, mixed media, sculpture, photography and installation. “My practice explores the multifaceted implications and ramifications of sexual identity in regards to the Black experience. I work with clay as a material in order to emphasize a necessary fragility which symbolizes an essential contradiction implicit in empowerments”. Ogbara holds a Bachelor of Arts in Arts Entertainment & Media Management from Columbia College Chicago in 2013 and a MFA in Visual Arts from Washington University Sam Fox School of Art & Design. In 2017, Ogbara co-founded Artists in the Room, a collective of artists and scholars who host artists, emerging and well-known, in hopes of serving as a catalyst for artist development and networking. Ogbara has also received numerous fellowships and awards, including the Multicultural Fellowship sponsored by the NCECA 52nd Annual Conference and the Arts + Public Life and Center for the Study of Race, Politics & Culture Residency at the University of Chicago.
Born in Ojai, CA; Jeremy Olson is a Brooklyn-based artist working in painting, sculpture and video. He received his BFA from the University of Arizona, and an MFA from New York University. His work has been exhibited in New York, London, Antwerp, Baltimore, Berlin, Melbourne, and Seoul. He has participated in residency programs in Florida, New York, Nebraska, Oslo, and Michigan.
Born in 1973, Claire Partington is a British Artist working from London; The characters, stories and histories of the city informing her work. She studied Sculpture at Central Saint Martins in the 1990’s and started making ceramics after attending night school in 2005. Her work is held in collections worldwide, including the Victoria & Albert Museum, the Museum of London, Seattle Art Museum, Reydan Weiss and 21C Hotels.
Christian Ruiz Berman was born and raised in Mexico City, and has lived in 11 US states and five countries. He has a BA from Duke University, a masters in landscape architecture from RISD, and most recently, an MFA in painting from RISD. His wor spans various mediums, including painting, poetry, film, and sculpture. He has curated many exhibitions in NYC and beyond. He has had three solo exhibitions, my paintings have been included in group exhibitions nationally and internationally, and his work has been reviewed and published in ArtMaze Magazine, New American Paintings, Hyperallergic.com, and others. He is interested in envisioning new ways to continue the tradition of Mexican and magical realist painting, as well as finding hopeful and joyful means of defining the immigrant experience.
Adrian Schachter is an artist currently living and working in Milan, Italy. Growing up in a family encompassed by art Adrian was taught to question everything, resulting in an idealistic cynicism. This investigative nature is prevalent in his work – whether it be paintings, drawings, or poems. Like the majority of his generation, Adrian has a voracious appetite for digesting data in every form, and he has discovered that the more diverse and psychologically charged the information he stumbles upon, the more increasingly numb and detached he becomes. Adrian holds a BFA from School of Visual Arts (SVA) with honors, New York, NY, and has shown in numerous shows internationally since 2016 in: Paris, Shanghai, London, LA, and New York.
Aaron Skolnick is based in Houston, Texas. He has presented recent solo exhibitions at March Gallery, New York; Institute 193 (1b), New York; Fierman Gallery, New York. Skolnick has participated in group exhibitions at Atlanta Contemporary; Kentucky Museum of Arts and Crafts, Louisville; Reyes Finn, Detroit; University of Kentucky Art Museum, Lexington; September Gallery, Hudson, New York; Danese Corey, New York; Transylvania University, Lexington; Left Field Gallery, Los Osos; New Hampshire Institute of Art, Peterborough, and Berry Campbell Gallery among others. He graduated with a BFA from the University of Kentucky in 2012. Skolnick was awarded a 2018 residency at Maple Terrace in Brooklyn, New York. His work is represented in the permanent collections of The University of Kentucky Art Museum and The Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art.
Born in 1986 in Graham,TX, Anthony Sonnenberg earned a BA with an emphasis in Italian and Art History in 2009 and an MFA in Sculpture from the University of Washington, Seattle in 2012. Residences include; Ox-Bow, Saugatuck, MI (2017); Lawndale Artist Studio Program in Houston,TX (2016); Artist in Resident at Sculpture Space, Utica NY (2014); the Archie Bray Foundation for the Ceramic Arts, Helena MT (2014); Pilchuck Glass School, Stanwood,
WA (2012); and the Ox-Bow School, Saugatuck, MI (2008). Notable exhibitions include; State of the Art II, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, AR (2020); the Contemporary Art Museum, Houston, TX (2019); The Fuller Craft Museum, Brockton, MA (2019); the Craft and Folk Art Museum, Los Angeles, CA (2018); the Art Museum of Southeast Texas, Beaumont, TX (2018); Lawndale Art Center, Houston TX (2015); The Old Jail Art Center, Albany TX (2013); the Texas Biennial (2011 & 2013); Old Post Office Museum and Art Center, Graham, TX (2012); Co-lab Projects, Austin, TX (2012) and the Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, WA (2011). Mr. Sonnenberg lives in Fayetteville AR, where he is currently a Visiting Assistant Professor in Ceramics at the University of Arkansas.
Super Future Kid was born in east Germany is 1981 where she spent the first 8 years of her life completely unaware of the western world. The culture shock that followed the fall of the Berlin wall left a great impression on her and played an important role in her love for bold colours, toys and everything joyful and playful.
She attended the Chelsea Collage of Art and Design and the Academy of Art Berlin Weissensee. Since her graduation in 2008, she has shown her work in several group and solo shows nationally and internationally including London, New York, Berlin and Los Angeles.
Employing bold shapes and colors her work explores a wide range of subjects that all circulate around certain ideas of childhood and youth and provides a platform which is emotionally engaging and gives the observer an opportunity to discover an alternate dreamlike reality of themselves.
Paige Turner-Uribe earned an MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and a BA in painting and printmaking from San Diego State University. Her work has been exhibited widely in the United States and internationally. She paints atmospheric scenes with open-ended narratives, which are both familiar and mysterious at the same time. Her work explores the sublime and the uncanny in ordinary life and the way light and color conveys feeling and mood and the ambiguities in between.