Nyheisha is an African American female artist and writer, specializing in drawing, painting, and sculpture. She was formally trained as an art historian and studio artist. Her art work focuses on a variety of subject matter from gender roles, beauty ideals, religion, politics, and her identity as a contemporary artist in the African diaspora.
My whole goal is to somehow not just translate a landscape or an animal, but to paint the feelings and memories about a place. People don’t often remember something as a photograph – they remember the movement, music, wind, feeling. I think I’m really starting to hone in on that in my pieces.
Ruth E. Fabiano is a contemporary painter and artistic Jill-of-all-trades working from her studio in upstate South Carolina. She works in the mediums of wood, canvas, and sculpture. She has a B.A. in anthropology from Buffalo State College, which gave her the opportunity to travel to unusual places. These landscapes and cultural experiences can be seen in her paintings.
While mainly a self-taught artist, she has attended many workshops and classes. She tips her hat to the classical artists, but also contemporaries such as CBjork, Elena Kotliarker, and Sarah Thomas.
Maeror is my rendition of the last photograph taken of Vicky Weaver by a US Marshall’s surveillance agent during the Ruby Ridge massacre. In the photograph Vicky is mourning the loss of her 14-year-old son Sammy, killed by agents. Vicky Weaver would be shot through the head by FBI sniper Lon Horiuchi while standing in a cabin door and holding her and Randy’s baby, Sara. The Ruby Ridge massacre is far removed from collective memory, stripped of historical mention, its victims and perpetrators forgotten and overshadowed by carefully compacted slogans, rhyming chants, and manufactured outrage. I hope it will live on as Maeror, an American Pietà to the memory of Vicky Weaver and symbol to the people of the land.
Vek is a self taught artist, currently based in Florida, whose artwork is influenced by science, history, and culture.
Connecting the principles and elements of design to the human experience is the foundation of all my work. Art opens my perception to share and express the intangible aspects of life that are not easily explained. Everything around me teaches lessons that grows my inner being and art is my only outlet to comprehension.
This piece is filled with odd angles and bold colors to show the concept behind the true meaning of abundance. Abundance is everywhere if we look in the right direction and angle. Even in the fruit we eat, its strength and natural healing properties are undermined on the daily, generally. So to show the abundance in the simple things in life, I painted this fruit still life to make you look a little deeper -in between the lines- of your daily life. To show that there really is always something to be grateful for, even if in that the moment, it might just be the fruit you eat.
The concept behind this mixed media piece is to show the different aspects and layers to a woman. She walks with poise and charisma with her head and chest up high, projecting fearlessness, which is what strong womanhood is all about. The warm colors embrace the touch and energy the feminine gives to the world and her abstract strokes and shapes show the multidimensionality of the female mindset.
Kaylee Morgan is a Chilean American fine artist who explores the depths of nature, humanity, and the unknowns with her art career. She has focused on mastering her art knowledge and skills for over 12 years and jump started her professional art career with a Bachelors in Fine Arts from Oregon State University. She currently resides in Bend, OR, working as a professional artist creating her own art works, custom art works, and assisting in a local Latin American Folk Art gallery. You can see her portfolio online and view her shop of Etsy.
Simone Delise Hill is a twenty-nine-year-old, self taught, female contemporary artist and writer born and raised in Portland, Oregon. Simone’s work consists of all original concept acrylic paintings, poetry, and screenplays. She paints what appeals to her, be it a bowl of rice and beans or a woman’s bush. Her general theme is bright and bold colors against black and white; with the main concepts being women, human connection, perception and self awareness or lack there-of. Simone’s paintings are an attempt to understand.
Sometimes architects need barrier free expression without everyday reality parameters such as building codes, structural limitations, and high-society expectations.
Take some mechanical leftovers, organize them like a Michelangelo study, and slap them on canvas like graffiti tags. The result is a Floater work: an architectonic mind blitz cross-pollinating between exploratory sketches, mechanical schematics, and an urban computer crash.
Seldom are the logic and order of tectonics slammed together with the anarchic stylings of flamboyant street art, but Floater pushes to bring measurable order out of seemingly chaotic brainstorms.
Schooled as an architect in southern Tornado Alley, and harboring the ‘wannabe’ aspirations of a graffiti artist, Floater grew up on video games and Japanese cartoons (sometimes one and the same). Due to a demanding career schedule, Floater struggles finding spare time, and creates art at any opportunity available.
Emanuel Iral is a firm believer of the power of the singular self. As an artist, he extracts inspiration from introspection and his inner subconscious. His work is unique in its embedded concept of prismatis, Latin for prism. Prismatis is defined by the notion of separating the three main components of art: the artist, the artwork, and the audience. Emanuel believes that that separation is what allows for the complete purity of art, eliminating the barriers of human institutions in order for art to exist as the perfect ideal.