Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Katherine Streeter

Katherine Streeter lives in New York City.  Her work  is commissioned and shown globally which includes her collage dolls and mixed media paintings.  She believes that everything processed creatively feeds into the work she does commercially, and she often has too many personal projects mapped out in her sketchbooks. Once upon a time, she had a full time job at as the staff illustrator, where she created numerous pieces daily. 
She was a panelist for the Society of Publication Design speaker series: 'Do it with Illustration: Under the Influence with Today's Most Arresting Illustrators".  Also, being one of 25 artists chosen for The American Illustration Time Line exhibit, her work is traveling globally in honor of the 25th anniversary of the annual book.  Prior to this, she was invited into the contemporary illustration exhibit The Fabulous Coloured Pencils of the World,  hosted by Cultural Association Teatrio in Rome , which included 43 women artists from around the world.

Some of her clients include:   The New York Times, Harpers Magazine, Warner Brothers, and Target, among others.

Scott Bakal

Since 1993 when he graduated from the School of Visual Arts in NYC, Scott Bakal has been creating art for print and exhibition. He received a Masters of Art from Syracuse University and also received a Master of Fine Arts from the Illustration program at the University of Hartford. At the University of Hartford, he received the Hartford Art School Regent’s Honor Award for Graduate Students, the highest honor given to master’s students throughout the University.

Bakal has won awards from the Society of Illustrators (Silver Medal), SILA, 3×3, The AltWeekly Awards, Association of Education Publishers, HOW International Design Competition, Spectrum, American Illustration, Creative Quarterly (Gold and Silver Medals) and Communication Arts and receiving the honor of being published as one of the 200 Best Illustrators Worldwide by Luerzer’s Archive.

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Patricia Piccinini

Patricia Piccinini is an artist who explores the frontiers of science and technology through her sculptures, photographs and video environments. Since the early 1990s, Piccinini has pursued an interest in the human form and its potential for manipulation and enhancement through bio-technological intervention. From the mapping of the human genome to the growth of human tissue and organs from stem cells, Piccinini's art charts a terrain in which scientific progress and ethical questions are intertwined.
-Rachel Kent

Wade Kavanaugh / Stephen B. Nguyen

Using wood and paper, Brooklyn-based long time collaborators Wade Kavanaugh and Stephen B. Nguyen create large-scale installations that often resemble trees and forests, or suggest internal organs and viscera, filling entire rooms with the twisted and crushed materials.  

Both based in Brooklyn, NY, they have collaborated since 2005. Their collaborative process gives them a platform to articulate the collective processing of what they see and to continually re-question visual foundations such as memory, perception and imagination.

The process of questioning at the root of their collaboration has encouraged experimentation and play that might otherwise not exist in their individual artistic practices. Recently the two artists installed this site-specific paper sculpture ‘Sun Valley’ in The Center’s gallery in Ketchum.

See more HERE.

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Danny van Ryswyk

Danny van Ryswyk has an unique approach in creating surreal dark pictureswith the aid of 3-dimensional software. His technique is a mixture of traditional methodsexecuted with advanced technology.

Van Ryswyk's interest in the supernatural began when he had an unusual UFO encounter when he was just a young boy. This event altered him in a specific way, making his interests different, perhaps strange. Exploring the idea of a reality that exist outside the range of science's ability to explain or measure is the common thread in his work.
Danny van Ryswyk lives and works in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.