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.
Bat-Ami Rivlin was born in Israel in 1991. Rivlin received her Bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts from the School of Visual Arts in New York City. Her work was featured in galleries in Israel and in the New York area including ‘Surface, Surface’, at the SVA Chelsea Gallery, ‘The Tide’, at the SVA Flatiron Gallery, Lorimoto Gallery’s Salon show, and the ‘One Earth One Consciousness’ exhibit at the BronxArtSpace. Her performance work was featured at the Torus Porta performance space.
Rivlin is the recipient of the SVA Fine Arts grant for 2014 as well as the recipient of the Bronze Casting grant for the MANA Contemporary Ben Keating Foundry. Her work was featured in online publications such as Float Magazine and Fashion-to-Israel. She completed the Sculpture residency at the School of Visual Arts in 2015, the Arts Letters and Numbers residency in Upstate New York, and will be attending the NARS foundation’s residency in Brooklyn in January 2017. She is currently working and creating in New York City.
Yvonne Krystman, a contemporary artist born and raised in Poland, currently residing and creating in beautiful Cape Coral, Florida.
"My art does not come from a happy place; my art is leading there. Each piece I create is simultaneously a bridge from the past, where I’ve come from as well as a preview of the future, where I’m going.
It reflects many of my internal contradictions that I have been experiencing and trying to sort out my whole life. I have struggled for many years to fit in a box, to find the labels, to identify myself with a specific social group, philosophy or even belief system – it never worked out; so what if there is no box we can fit in?
In my recent works I have been exploring combining opposite or contradicting objects, textures and colors therefore often including rough or 3-d objects and glitter. Even though they represent my own battles and my own journey, I believe some of those feelings are universal.
I do not agree with society wanting us to define ourselves. I refuse to be limited by one particular style. I want to remain happily, positively undefined."