Aya Rodriguez-Izumi
Class of 2017
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Okinawa, Japan Harlem, New York

Aya Rodriguez-Izumi is an artist living and working in Harlem whose practice includes, painting, drawing, sculpture and music. She has spent her life moving back and forth between New York City and her birthplace of Okinawa, Japan. Being half Cuban/Puerto Rican and Okinawan/Japanese, socio-cultural identity has always been a focus of her work and life. Since graduating from Parsons the New School for Design she has been included in various group shows and has shown at such venues as MoCADA, Skylight Gallery and Michael Mutt Gallery. 

<p>My work deals with how social standards such as beauty, gender and self-image affect our cultural identity. I am interested in how communication and exchange between peoples inform our ever-changing process of enculturation and mold our understanding of these social standards. I approach these themes by comparing personal experiences to generally accepted social mores. Through physically utilizing various media and conceptually pushing together disparate themes, I investigate the diversity of cultural expression along various levels: mainstream, sub and pop cultural.&nbsp;</p>
Aya Rodriguez-Izumi, class of 2017

Class of 2021

Nefeli Asariotaki
Athens, Greece
Brooklyn, NY
Catherine Barber
Greenwich, CT
Manhattan, NY

Distance and proximity of previous events, memories and places, bind together, shedding light on each other. My time-based installation works use the present to reveal patterns of the past in order to create new meaning, decreasing intimacy and framing loss, to predict further movement of their displacement. My process involves appropriating my experiences, either adding extra content or cancelling out, and then re-animating to bring the emotional value back in. I bring together mundane objects, domestically used for absorbing and protecting, with visual simulations of my childhood home. I am distinguishing how the sculptural element gives the projected video physical form and depth, while simultaneously evoking loss-losing visual substance. I destroy the mediums further, to make a recipe for some instance of tactility. I am creating opportunity for ephemeral and dispersed occurrences for the viewers, by placing them in a condition of opening up a space where they can subconsciously let into the duration. The transfixing environment unfolds over time as hidden parts are discovered, and an imagined and alternative reality forms. I am questioning the potential of the recorded, re-represented and abstracted material to hold or maintain a sense of experience outside of the viewer’s knowledge-specifically, those related to loss.

Kristian Battell
Emerson, NJ
Monclair, NJ
Woo Sik Choi
Seoul, South Korea
New York, NY
Anamaria Crespo
Queens, NY
Queens, NY

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.
 

My objective as an artist is to examine the physical form of people and animals through different spaces and frames. My medium of choice is photography because it allows me to retain the initial moment that attracted me, while also having the choice to re-examine and interpret the image without solely relying on what I could remember naturally. I am able to focus on the fleeting moment in time and not just the persistence of my memory.
 
My images reflect my gravitation and inclinations towards discovering the beauty of objects in unusual places, forms, and situations through colors, tones, expressions, and gestures. 
 
I have periods where I am drawn to certain color palettes over others. Some images are candid moments, others are meticulously staged, but they all aim to communicate vulnerability within each and every subject in their given space - whether human or animal. We are always being watched by someone and framed by something, whether it is physical or abstract.
M. Sarah Del Piano
Aix en Provence, France
Queens, NY
Sarah is a Latin born in France who grew up in Puerto rican coasts. She earned her BFA in Fine Arts in Buenos Aires, Argentina. She seeks to portray the unknown and hidden worlds that surround us. Stretching a dialogue with oriental conception and the esthetics of the sublime, she seeks to create a parallel experience for the viewer, guiding it to the depth of experience.
Maho Donawaki
Tokyo, Japan
Brooklyn, NY

Maho is a multidisciplinary artist from Japan. She graduated from Tama Art Univeristy with her BFA in Media Art.

Alyssa Freitas
Portland, ME
Bushwick, NY

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.

My work abstracts the journey of being active online and the continual merging of our on and offline identities. I am fascinated by the normalization of online personae and the effect it has on introspection. How emotions are felt, dispersed and received are continually evolving as more online platforms permeate culture. The unintended consequences that arise from technological discourse inspire each body of work. My practice hypothesizes an augmented veil of human experiences through two main focal points: the psychological effects of media on an individual user, and globally, the artifacts that are collaboratively left behind.
Ruj Greigarn
Bangkok, Thailand
Manhattan, New York

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.

Mina Han
Seoul, South Korea
Brooklyn, NY
Davina Hsu
Taipei, Taiwan
Brooklyn, NY

My practice function as a form of self mapping, taking the process of painting as self-love and, self-empowering, and is through the repetition and awareness of making that unfold my inner thoughts and  allow myself to heal. I’m interested in the examination of emotions and how they manifest themselves visually. By exploring magical realism through the dualities and conflict of the human condition my work positions itself to experiment between intuitive processes and moments that evoke nostalgia, fantasy, and narrative.

Yizhe (Blanche) Huang
China
Long Island City, NY

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.

Abstraction brings ambiguity. Fascinated by the idea of solely concentrating on painterly components, I simplify the complex and concrete images in my paintings to elementary colors and shapes to invite spontaneous interpretation. Many of my abstract paintings draw upon contrasting visuals and investigate physical forms of stochastic behaviors in an orderly framework. I concentrate on formal elements and weave formal Chinese aesthetics into my paintings. Because I was only trained in western style art, I want to explore my identity as a PRC artist with a conflicting cultural background and education.
Ji Min Hwang
Seoul, South Korea
Brooklyn, NY

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
Seoul, South Korea
West Harlem, NY

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.

Sohee Kim
Seoul, South Korea
New York, NY
Jiyun Lee
Republic of Korea
New YOrk, NY

Jiyun Lee received her BFA in Illustration from the School of Visual Arts. She expresses her thoughts using a variety of methods; painting, sculpture, video and performance. Jiyun’s work is based on her emotional experience. 

Monica Llorente
Bogotá, Colombia
Queens, NY
 I think of my practice as an ever evolving, ever changing puzzle under construction where painting's materiality has the strongest presence and the concept of landscape is understood as a possibility for exploring visible and invisible spaces.
…something is always stirring, something is always emptying… 
Fanzhou Lu
Xi'an City, China
Queens, NY
I am not sure if I want to be an artist.
Carolina Paz
São Paulo City, Brazil
Brooklyn, NY

Artist and social scientist. Since 2008, I have been presenting my artworks in individual and collective exhibitions, special projects, and artist residency programs in Brazil, the United States, and Europe. I am co-founder and director of  “Coletivo 2e1”, artist-run space and online network originally based in São Paulo, Brazil; winner of Funarte Award in Recife, Brazil. I have been working, since 2000, as an educator in social theories and visual arts. In the United States, I recently founded the “Uncool Artist” – a news channel, network, community, and art school – which is thought from a Brazilian perspective. 

I like to think about my work as a continuous relation of affections. They came from social facts, people, intimacy, identity, educational practices, etc.  I find motives in my dreams, my cultural background, and, also, in other people's words. 
I always find myself connecting, in a free association process, images, texts, sounds, etc. Fragments that come into my practice when I'm reading, listening, traveling, scrolling, remembering, and, mostly, feeling what makes sense (or nonsense?) together. Faces, food, emojis, animals, plants, words, objects, colors... They are all icons, all keywords; they are all an opportunity to rethink our today's symbolic repertoire. 
Anthony Reamer
Stillwater, Minnesota
Manhattan, New York
Through mixed media painting, public mural painting, and public installation, Anthony Reamer focuses on the way he and others relate and interact with the environment they are apart of. While Anthony is primarily a street and studio artist, he has worked on collaborative shows and projects with Minnesota Public Interest Research Group, Save the Boundary Waters, and Minnesota Sea Grant. He received his BFA from UMN, Duluth and is currently represented by Top Down Gallery, Chicago IL.
Man Shi
Beijing, China
Jersey City, NJ

P. S. O. N. Y.

"Do one thing in life, and do it well."

Alexander Si
Wuhan, China
New York, NY

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.

Sao Tanaka
Tokyo, Japan
Manhattan, NY
Tanaka received a BA from the Department of Japanese Painting at Tama Art University, Tokyo in 2014 and an MA in Sociology from the Graduate School of Social Sciences at Hitotsubashi University, Tokyo in 2017. 
Tong Wang
Chengdu, China.
Manhattan, NY
I have 8 years’ dancing experience, gradually changing from learning ballet to contemporary dance. Trying to choreograph in the process of learning to dance, this creation makes me want to use different media to create art. Art is not bounded by the medium, time or space.I’d like to express my feelings via my recreation of objects. Meanwhile, I explore the world of art in the way of manifestation. Human bodies are temporal, but the essence of art is eternal.
DAn Xie
Beijing
Manhattan, NY
I like to take photos, traveling, record some interesting ideas from life. I would like to try and experience more kinds of stuff in the future.
Zhishu Xie
Wuhan, China
Queens, NY
Zhao Yicun
Shenyang, China
New York, NY
Se Young Yim
Seoul, South Korea
Manhattan, NY
Boyang Yu
Beijing, China
Brooklyn, NY

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. 

Class of 2020

Latonia Allen
Phoenix, AZ
Brooklyn, NY

Originally from Phoenix, Arizona, I moved to Houston, TX in January 2012 to pursue my dream of being an artist. I attended the John Biggers School of Art at Texas Southern University, under the teachings of Dr. Alvia Wardlaw, Robert Pruitt, Leamon Green and others alike. After graduating in 2015, I worked for various small businesses before becoming an independent artist and created my own design company named, Allen Illustrations in 2017. I accredit my independence to allowing me to grow and develop as both an individual and an artist in enormous ways.

My life started when I realized art was neither a hobby or a passion, but was who I am. Once the consciousness of the innate need to create and simply BE an artist was fully accepted within myself, I began evolving in a completely contradistinctive way. I often find myself exploring new topics that stem from the experiences and struggles of identity. I am an African-American woman artist and while this is a fact, I, intently rebuke labels. I am cognizant of the conversations surrounding contemporary black art/artists but I find myself constantly searching for my own voice within these conversations while challenging the systemic 'boundaries' of what we’re told beauty and blackness are. I never know what I will create next, however, I know as long as I stay honest with myself and remain engrossed in my truth, the art will form. Each piece lives individually on its own and is meant to represent a particular time in my journey. I create because I have to, I want to and because I love to.
Daniel Arturo Almeida
Caracas, Venezuela
Queens, NY
Chun Chieh Chang
Taipei, Taiwan
New York, NY

I have a hearing disability and am possibly the first deaf student from Taiwan to pursue a MFA in Fine Arts abroad.

I am influenced by the art, culture and attention to detail of street fashion and incomplete style. I like the simplicity and pureness of certain materials that will change in color and status over time, and I use them in my art. I believe elements of traditional Chinese characters, Zhuyin (Mandarin Phonetic Symbols), and personal aesthetic experiences will inspire new works. I hope to take this opportunity to experiment and create better textures and atmospheres.

Andrea Crapanzano
Belluno, Italy
Brooklyn, NY
Andrea has a BFA in Fine Arts and a MFA in Visual Arts from Academy of Fine Arts of Brera in Milan.
My work as an artist focuses on social and geopolitical tensions and on the deeply contradictory character of how we live, trying to capture the state of anxiety and nostalgia that characterizes our own time.
Maria Duran Sampedro
Bogota, Colombia
Brooklyn, NY

Maria Duran Sampedro is an interdisciplinary artist born in Bogotá, Colombia. Duran has earned a BFA with Distinction and Honors in Communication Design at The Pratt Institute (2017) and is currently pursuing an MFA in Fine Arts at the School of Visual Arts (2020 expected). Duran’s solemn sculptures embody the effects of trauma. In her painting and photography she divulges fictional narratives as well as mental health themes through charged symbolism and planar intersections. Duran has exhibited at La Mama Galleria in the lower east side and at the outdoor artspace Artlot. She has been featured in three issues of the Spectator magazine and was a Chosen Illustrator  of the Ai - Ap Latin American Illustración 6 Competition.

When words surrounding violence and abuse are heard, it is easy to get caught up in the graphic and  salacious aspects of these incidents, remaining fixated on the actions while forgetting about the survivors and what they endure. Compassion, however, is not lost in people if given the opportunity to hear and discuss. Strength and resilience can be acknowledged in survivors, and innocence can be reclaimed by seeing circumstances and not defining characteristics of an individual. 
My work delves into the effects of child abuse and the catalysts that surround it, questioning the arousability of clothing and the targeting of vulnerable people.
 
My pieces are charged with symbolism ingrained in folds and gestures in order to land these conversations with tact, being mindful of how triggering these conversations may be. Process is important in the work, as it permits for chance artistic influence to garner individuality and imperfections. By creating multiple castings and instances, nuanced differences emerge, providing each piece an independent story to tell in the constraints and pains of a society that is molded from the same mistakes.
Jason Elizondo
Columbus, Ohio
Brooklyn, NY
Jason Elizondo is a multi-disciplinary artist whose work seduces viewers into visceral confrontations with the queer body. They have a BFA in Fine Arts from The Columbus College of Art & Design. Their work has been featured in exhibitions including: Crashing the Party in  Long Island City, NY, The Unspeakable: A Dark Show in Brooklyn, New York, and a solo exhibition preMATURE in Columbus, OH. They recently curated Talented, Brilliant, Incredible, Amazing, Showstopping, Spectacular, Never The Same, Totally Unique, Completely Not Ever Been Done Before, Unafraid To Reference Or Not Reference, Put It In A Blender, Shit On It, Vomit On It, Eat It, Give Birth To It in New York, NY. Elizondo was a resident artist at The New York Studio Residency Program, a recipient of the Jeff F Hilson Memorial Fund and Edith Smilack scholarships for academic achievement, and The Association of Independent Colleges and Universities of Ohio 2018 nominee. Their work has been published in Hiss Mag’s “Issue 3,” POPULUV's “Meet Jason Elizondo, Ohio’s Most-Talked-About Student Artist,” and Outlook Ohio Magazine's “My Art Could Mean Anything.”  They currently live and work in New York where they are pursuing an MFA in Fine Arts at The School of Visual Arts.
My work is a celebration of fem queer experiences. 
An invitation to motifs from drag and club kid culture, pop culture icons and personal iconographies— all that represent my adolescence. 
 
A simultaneous drive to be anonymous and visible that relates to the queer idea of performativity, whereby we become our most authentic selves by taking on roles and characters. 
 
A deployment of the pop symbols is actually a deployment of the self. 
 
Using video, photography, sculpture, and performance, I manifest fem queer overtones through candy-coded colors, fabrics, and textures: shades of pink, vinyl, chiffon, tulle, and satin. My self-portraits act as a political memoir, seducing the viewer into visceral confrontations with the queer body. By paying homage to my queer influences, I reclaim a fem identity that I was deprived of in a traditional male constructed childhood. 
Becca Guzzo
Nutley, NJ
Manhattan, NY
Becca is a visual artist working in a multitude of mediums. She received her BFA from the University of Delaware. She loves traveling, plants, animals and vibrant colors.
Yawen E. Huang
Zhuhai, Guangdong, China
Brooklyn, NY

Yawen holds a BFA from the College of Design, Architecture, Art and Planning, University of Cincinnati. Her work focuses on objects that connect to people’s everyday lives. 

JYoon (Jungyoon) Hurr
Seoul, South Korea
Manhattan, NY
Jyoon(Jungyoon) Hurr has a BFA in Fine Arts with a focus in painting from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in Illinois, and an MFA in Sculpture from the Seoul National University in Seoul, South Korea. She is an abstract sculptor and painter. 
Painting and sculpting have became a way for me to deal with new environments. I relieve my solitude by collecting bits of stuff and making collages to ground myself within foreign worlds that I have inhabited, developing a deep kinship with materials along the way. 
My interest in color and materials began with noticing unfamiliar things everywhere and how they differed from what I had seen and experienced growing up in Korea. Even a simple cookie box, its shape and colors, fascinated me. In retrospect, I can see that my current work - my preoccupation with color, materials, and abstraction-began there. 
Jee Youn Hwang
Seoul, South korea
New York, NY
Kunjin Jiang
Chengdu Sichuan, China

Kunjin has a BFA in Drawing & Painting (Integrated Art) from Sichuan Fine Arts Institute and was a student curator from 2016 to 2017 in Chongqing. She loves traveling and exploring new things. She likes spending time noticing subtle or sensitive things in life and presenting them in videos or installations.

Kunjin’s work extends into research on the subject of “the Society of Spectacle” and looks for human originality and inborn sensitivity. She use videos, installations and performance combined with different surroundings to make an exploration of the significance of contemporary people’s existence in the spectacle of life.
Maximilian Julia
San Juan, Puerto Rico
New York, NY
Jay (Jae Won) Jung
Seoul, South Korea
Manhattan, NY

Jay (Jae Won) Jung is an artist with a Bachelor of Law degree from Yonsei University, Seoul, S.Korea. After receiving her degree, she moved to New York City to begin her art career and to explores the emotional and philosophical tensions of abstract painting, installation and experimental filmmaking. Her years of experience and diverse career background have influenced her deep engagement with time and memories, human psychology, existentialism.

Dulce Lamarca
Buenos Aires, Argentina
New York, NY

Dulce Lamarca is a visual artist, photographer and cellist. She holds a BFA in Painting and Arts Education from Regina Pacis Fine Arts College, Buenos Aires, Argentina. She was recently part of a group exhibition at Art Lot, Brooklyn, NY, Proto Gallery Hoboken Art Gala, Hoboken, NJ, Latin American Theater Experiment & Associates, NY, and Centro Cultural Borges in Buenos Aires, Argentina among others. Through video and performance, she explores the concept of liminality and the impossibility of control, failed attempts to achieve simple ridiculous tasks. 

Sarah Malekzadeh
Niagara Falls, NY
Manhattan, NY

Sarah has a BFA in Drawing and Painting from OCAD University in Toronto, and has also studied at Ryerson University and McGill. Sarah is a painter whose work often references her mixed Iranian, Canadian and American background. In the summer of 2018 Sarah opened Seven Gardens artist residency in Kerman, Iran, which focuses on Persian food and handicraft.

Michael Marrella
Colts Neck, NJ
Brooklyn, NY
Jimmy Mezei
London, ON Canada
Brooklyn, NY

Jimmy is a multi-disciplinary artist with a BDES majoring in illustration from OCAD in Toronto. He moved to New York City in 2014 and worked as a graphic designer before deciding to pursue an MFA.

Jimmy uses his background in drawing as a foundation for his entire practice. With a wide range of influences, he employs traditional mediums to create observational studies of everyday moments, as well as abstract compositions that are about discovery within the process. He uses these disparate methods to create images and environments that take joy in the act of making.

Marcelina Pater
Krakow, Poland
Manhattan, NY

Some of my works embrace an architectural and a quasi-geometric character to accomplish individual, immaculate composition; others maintain my interest in abstract and relief forms.

Jennifer Rappaport
Salem, Virginia
New York, New York
Jennifer holds a BFA in Illustration from the Rhode Island School of Design. Her artwork is constant research on the understanding of people and places in all formats.
Tarah Rhoda
Memphis, TN
Brooklyn, NY

Tarah Rhoda received her BFA (2005) from SVA, where she runs the Bio Art Lab, a facility that enables artists working with biotechnology and the natural sciences. She has been featured discussing art and science on CBSNews, CUNY TV, Expresso Futuro and has recently exhibited her work locally in NYC, at the Science Gallery in Detroit, the Biennial of the Americas in Denver, Netherlands, Portugal and Berlin.

Through investigations of the body as a miniature world, her work yanks at the scale of self in nature’s reflection. She often harnesses biological synchronicities in order to calibrate the body’s array of landscapes, weather patterns and systems of self maintenance that produce a spectrum of artifacts. Literally ‘mining’ herself as an archeological site, she adapts such extractions into poetic reflections and devices, often utilizing laboratory protocols to set the stage. 

Carlos Rosales-Silva
El Paso, Texas
New York, NY

Carlos Rosales-Silva was born in El Paso, Texas and has lived throughout Texas. He graduated from the University of Texas at Austin but considers oral histories from Mexican and Indigenous peoples, post-colonial historical texts, and spaces that are safe and inclusive for people of color the foundation and central cosmology of his work. His most recent output reclaims the colors and forms that have long been (ab)used to create oppressive stereotypes of Mexican and Indigenous peoples. Draining direct references, symbols, and figures allow him to study the color and form of his identity while withholding easily exploitable imagery. Rosales-Silva’s central intellectual and artistic project is de-centering his white, hetero, Euro-centric western education. He has exhibited throughout Texas, and in Los Angeles, Miami, Minneapolis, Chicago, Kansas City, and Brooklyn and was most recently an artist in residence at Artpace in San Antonio, Texas and at Pioneer Works in Brooklyn, NY. 

Carra Seals
Cincinnati, OH
Manhattan, NY

I graduated from the Art Academy of Cincinnati with my BFA (major: drawing) in 2016. I am a sculptor and installation artist.

Mengxia Shi
Taiyuan, China
Long Island City, New York

Mengxia has BA in Oil Painting from the Guangzhou Academy of Fine Art and she has explored other media such as video, sculpture, installation, and performance to express her ideas.

Mengxia makes art inspired by her everyday lived experience and concern for social issues, specifically, women's rights in China which have been affected by poor access to education, and sexual and physical abuse. She is also pays close attention to human individuality and the body, both of which are themes in her work. 

Amanda Smith
Pukekohe, Aotearoa/New Zealand
When I was 18 months old, I was diagnosed with strabismus and amblyopia, major sight disorders. Once my little self was finally given glasses, colours, textures and shapes suddenly exploded! I still feel that joy in seeing through the odd landscape of my slightly hopeless eyes. But now I’m learning to celebrate the blur, eschewing a lifetime of embarrassment, as I realize I have a unique perspective.
 
My current work is an exploration of identity. I’m compelled to examine who I am at this point of my life.. My daily practice is a visual diary – people, things, emotions that exhaust me.  Other work is more narrative and autobiographical.
 
I often paint and draw ‘blind’ (without glasses) to be guided by shape and feel and impression. It’s important at this moment of my life to relinquish control, to totter on the edge and back again.
 
Making my living as a florist widened my sense of depth and appreciation of temporary beauty, like the ever-changing inspiration and stimulation that is New York. 
Linda Streicher
Glen Rock, NJ
Medham, NJ
Keno Tung
Taipei, Taiwan
Brooklyn, NY
Keno has a BFA in Motion Pictures from the National Taiwan University of Art. In the past, she devoted herself to filmmaking and studio recording. Now she focuses on making live performance art about the value of human life and spiritual topics using integrated art materials.
Lynn Wang
China
Long Island City, New York

Wang recieved her BFA from the China Central Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing in 2016.

Tao Wei
Shanxi, China
New York City, New York
YiJun Esther Xu
Shanghai, China
Manhattan, NY
Esther has a BFA in oil painting from the China Academy of Art and in the past has made paintings and illustrations with handmade materials. She is interested in BioArt and Physics.
Esther is an environmentalist. She would like to study different kinds of creatures and science fiction. Her works are based on the language of painting and she creates metaphors combining physical elements and social topics. She wants audiences to experience her interactive projects in public spaces.