Multi-media and oft (accidentally) an installation artist with a working practise on mental health, specifically with an autobiographical focus on anorexia and borderline personality disorder. Recent Fine Art graduate from Liverpool School of Art and Design currently undertaking my first international residency at the Arts, Letters & Numbers Institute in NY.
Maria Negulescu received her BFA from Mass Art in Boston with a concentration in printmaking in 2000. She has worked a lot in different print studios in Italy, Holland, Spain and still does projects from time to time in Berlin. In 2013 she did get the Pollock Krasner Foundation Grant to attend Byrdcliffe in Woodstock NY. She is completing a book of 13 animal screen prints and hopes to publish it this year.
Julia Rose Sutherland is a recent graduate from the Alberta College of Art and Design. She is an interdisciplinary artist who works in a large range of mediums such as large-scale sculpture, video, painting and textiles. Julia’s practice deals with ideas of place, identity, perception and family dynamics. Her most recent work deals with issues about drug addiction and mental health.
Wong Wai Kiu , Jay is a student who studies in MA in Fine art at Chinese University of Hong Kong in 2015. She also a member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants in the United Kingdom in 2011 and obtained a Bachelor Degree of Applied Accounting from Oxford Brookes University in 2013. Because she grew up in Hong Kong, one of world’s financial centers with a special political background, her artwork expresses the abstract relationships of the modern city and herself. She hopes to communicate her situations and experiences from her life, through her watercolour painting, ceramic and performance art, and hopes to uncover the subconscious meanings that can be forgotten or ignored by the people who live there.
Jody Wissner (1993, NYC) is a photographer, diarist, writer, painter and dancer. She is a graduate of the Photography program of Bard College in Annandale-on-Hudson, NY.
I take photographs of my life, myself, and those around me to challenge conventions, to exorcise my vulnerabilities, to figure out the truest form of me.
I write about my environment as I move through my day and my life - how it changes and influences me and vice versa. I hoard these details. These scraps of writing often come to life, uncensored, by photographing a page of my journal. Other times, translated into a photograph or a short story.
I move and dance freely and intuitively, close my eyes and enjoy the pleasure that my body can bring along with its vulnerability. I seek to externalize these personal, inner experiences.
I do not know who I am nor do I understand my desire to make art. I make art to understand.
I practice direct contact with simple materials and domestic processes for sublime ends. My paintings are places of improvisation and polarity. They are also translucent habitations for light. Skin-like and vulnerable, they bleed. Working with colour as a sentient phenomenon facilitates painterly regenerations of spaces and things by leading them beyond their fixed boundaries. These contemplative and/or quirky attempts at animism are indebted to dead romantics and modernists. They furnish utopian longings for a thriving culture of human experience
Cory Sever is an American artist located just outside of St. Louis, Missouri who’s focus ranges from wearable soft sculpture to dream narrative drawings. Through creating imaginative and vibrant bandit like characters which represent a wide range of subjects, Sever creates scenarios and spaces for which this cast of bandits can perform. The playfulness between several mediums allow him to dialogue with the viewer through nearly every human sense.
Brittany Hayden, born in Houston, TX is currently living and working in Denton, TX.
After years and years of trial and error I have finally found a medium and subject that I am constantly excited to create work with and about. Wanting to always make work that focused on the figure but not knowing how to portray it in an interesting way I have finally decided to make my work more personal and use my sleep paralysis as my reference.
Being stuck in my nightmares was a constant, terrifying experience for me growing up, whether it were large figures walking around my room or me (imaginative) sitting on top of myself(real) and not being able to move an inch the entire time but constantly screaming with no sound.
I've always thought of my work as an "acquired taste" because they are inspired from my nightmares but, I believe our dreams tell us a lot of the kind of people that we are and chose to be. My work can be quite unsettling and quietly loud. There's a demonic feel to the figures in my work that also has a natural human likeness and make people uncomfortable but fascinated. The viewer tends to reflect their own emotions and nightmares onto my work leading them to believe what they think my pieces mean.
So, like sleep paralysis, I am bridging the world between conscious and subconscious. I want to be able to reflect that terror in my work that I have gone through as a child and continue to go through as an adult.
Born 1977 in Stuttgart Germany, Véronique graduated with a graphic-design diploma at Fh Pforzheim in 2004. During her studies she spent one year of an exchange term at Camberwell College of Art in London.
After her degree Véronique worked for different agencies, which range from graphic to packaging design. Véronique focuses on collages - analog and digital - which appeals to many magazine clients.
Starting in 2006, Véronique worked for both international and national publications. In 2016 she became a member of the Association BBK (Union of female Artists Baden- Württemberg).
Her work is published in several Art & Design Books for example in TASCHEN : Illustration now 5.She received the Joseph-Binder Award Vienna for her degree and the Red Dot Award.