Class of 2021
I am originally from Sunnyside/Long Island City, Queens, and New York City continues to be my absolute most valuable inspiration. My interest in photography bloomed in High School when I would skip several classes to attend concerts every week and capture images of the forces on stage.
After graduating with my BFA in Photography & Imaging from NYU Tisch School of the Arts I ventured into the non-profit sector and dedicated much of my time to bringing art and other creative outlets to public schools through one of the largest after-school programs in the city.
I am back to re-cultivate my creative abilities and broaden my artistic point of view through other mediums and materials.
Maho is a multidisciplinary artist from Japan. She graduated from Tama Art Univeristy with her BFA in Media Art.
Alyssa Freitas is an interdisciplinary artist who utilizes video and photographic elements. Her construction of space explores the influx of digital culture into contemporary life. She has shown internationally, online and offline. Her work breaks conventional ideas of an art space, going as far as showing work in the massive multiplayer online game Minecraft. Freitas received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Sculpture at Maine College of Art.
While a student majoring in painting at the Faculty of Fine and Applied Arts, Chulalongkorn University, Greigarn had several occasions to explore and experiment with new arts techniques, including mixed media. At this time he began noticing his strong passion for contemporary art, closely focusing on the techniques such as installation and interactive art, which he views as one of the most interesting and creative methods to express conceptual ideas.
Greigarn spent five years setting up a concept that is continuously influenced by his self conscious illness. His artworks are mainly inspired by Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD). Because he wants his art to be understood by every culture around the world, he has decided that the best way to vividly translate his thoughts to his audiences is to use mixed media and a variety of techniques.
Yizhe is a Hardcore-Painter-To-Be-Who-Also-Does-Installations. When she is not glued to her canvas working on new projects, she is most likely reading books and drafting out plans, trying to build Transformers to collapse human civilization - so everyone buys her art. Yizhe was born in Guangzhou, spent her teenage years in Singapore and received her BA at the University of Michigan (GO BLUE!). She is allergic to mango.
Ji Min Hwang received her BFA in illustration from Pratt Institute in 2018. Her work has been recognized by The Society of Illustrators. She was also part of a group show at New York's Onishi Gallery and Yui Gallery in 2018.
She contends that a true artist can find a way to take an image that everyone experiences in common and communicate it in a powerful way. She says “Self-recognition is crucial for everyone to realize that we all have the same inner life.” Through her work, she wants to capture the moment where her life views and personal experiences click together. She believes that everyone has gone through these specific moments at some point. As an artist she wants people to associate their own memories by looking at her paintings as they appreciate things around them and look for silver linings.
Doi Kim had a BFA in Fine Arts from Korea National University of Arts at Seoul, South Korea. She focuses on printmaking and drawing but also seeking new forms of expression as well. She explores materialistic imagination and existential questions through visualizing imaginary creatures.
Carolina Paz is an artist and educator. Her work has been presented nationally and internationally in museums, galleries, and residencies. She is the recipient of the Funarte Visual Arts award. Her work is featured in the permanent collections of Rio de Janeiro Museum of Art, Luis Seoane Foundation, the Rio Grande do Sul Museum of Art, and Goiânia Museum of Art. Carolina is the founder of Uncool Artist, and the independent art space Coletivo 2e1. She received a bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences and a master’s degree in Media and Knowledge from the Federal University of Santa Catarina (UFSC).
P. S. O. N. Y.
"Do one thing in life, and do it well."
My work positions fandom, mediascape and celebrity culture in a solemn religious context to invite your re-examination of the act of faith and its relation to our mortality.
Xinyu Wo is a visual artist who was born in Ningbo, China, and now works in New York. She graduated with a bachelor's degree in oil painting from China Academy of Fine Arts. Her latest exhibition is in East Gallery in Nanjing. Her works are usually in the form of short videos, installation and paintings . She likes to express her concern about the spiritual connection between people in the modern society with a surreal visual approach. Her paintings have been collected by many individuals and companies.
With the development of civilization, it has become a trend to emphasize "individual". The pros and cons of this phenomenon for the development of human society are a thought-provoking topic. My work revolves around concerns about the spiritual connections between people in the modern world. I am inspired by the images and sounds of people's dreams. I like to extract these dream elements, and then combine them with the specific topics I create to create an allegorical visual language that allows the audience to communicate in this surreal dream. My works are usually in the form of short videos. The audience can choose to view the image works from different angles at different time points and generate different dialogues, which is the charm of video for me.
Boyang Yu is an interdisciplinary artist from Beijing, China. Growing up in Beijing, he developed a fascination with nature, which is the inspiration behind many of his works. He focuses on the relationship between the natural landscape, social landscape, and political landscape. By exploring different mediums such as natural elements, from leaves to home grown plants and human-made materials, e.g., plexiglass, metals, concrete, and so forth.