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Chun Hui Pak
(b. Seoul, Korea)
MFA, Yale University School of Art BFA, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago
UPCOMING SOLO: September 8 - October 7, 2017
Based out of her studio at Canopy Austin, Chun Hui Pak works primarily in oil painting and printmaking, creating visually stimulating artworks that recently take the art of origami and explore the shapes and forms it creates, once unfolded.
Chun Hui Pak has exhibited nationally and internationally at galleries and institutions and was recently featured during the annual juried exhibition Art Prize in Grand Rapids, Michigan. She has also won numerous accolades, grants and awards, most notably the Creative Artists Grant from ArtServe Michigan: an Alliance for Arts Education, Artists, Volunteers and Cultural Advocacy in State of Michigan, “Best in Show”at the Michigan Fine Arts Competition, the Curator's Award for Artistic Excellence from the MicroMuseum of Art in New York City, and was named to the Austin-American Statesmen's Austin360 Artist "A"-List for artworks exhibited during E.A.S.T. 2009. She was also among a fortunate few selected for an interview by PBS station KLRU during E.A.S.T. 2010.
(b. 1971, Guyana, lives and works in Pittsburgh)
Exhibitions with CLG: "Fine Wind, Clear Morning" (July-August 2017) "Art Aspen" (August 2017) "Art City Austin" (April 2017)
The multi-faceted and passionate artist Gavin Benjamin combines his skills in photography, painting, commercial design, and printmaking. Born in Guyana and raised in Brooklyn, he received his BFA from the School of Visual Arts in New York, where he began his career as an artist, experimenting with multiple mediums. Early on, Benjamin worked with the well-known portrait photographer Arnold Newman, who inspired Benjamin to elicit the personalities of his subjects. He now exhibits in numerous galleries and institutions, as well as art fairs, such as CONTEXT Miami and the upcoming Art Aspen. He has produced photo shoots for Esquire, Kenneth Cole Productions, and Neiman Marcus, and his artwork has been featured in national publications, including Interior Design, ID Magazine, The Washington Post, Clear, City Magazine, V Magazine, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, and the New Glass Review Curator's Selection of the Corning Museum of Glass.
Upcoming solo exhibition: February 23 - March 31, 2018
Born in Venezuela in 1974, Jan Rattia's stunning photographs and compelling new portrait series have been exhibited recently at Art on Paper at Pier 36 in NYC, and previously at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, Art Miami, International Center of Photography, Camera Club NY, Philadelphia Photo Arts Center, the Atlanta Contemporary, LOW Museum, ClampArt (NYC) and Bridgette Mayer Gallery (Philadelphia). He was the recipient of the Carol Crow Fellowship with solo exhibition "Tease" held at Houston Center for Photography in 2017.
Studio Art and Art History Faculty at Kinkaid School BFA, University of Houston
Exhibitions at Cindy Lisica Gallery: Natural Flexibility (group show) March 17 - April 15, 2017 with Sarika Goulatia, Shang-Yi Hua, and Felipe Lopez. Ritual Redux(solo show) June 2 - July 1, 2017
The work of Anthony Suber pleases both familiar followers of the artist and newer audiences. His new body of work draws from an extensive visual vocabulary of African diaspora and contemporary American experience. The artist executes his honed sculpture skills to create thoughtfully molded metal and wood forms and oxidation for his poetic paintings. Saber's artwork has been placed in collections across the country and included in exhibitions at noteworthy institutions such as the Houston Museum of African American Culture, Project Row Houses, and Sculpture Month Houston.
Solo exhibition: ORDER FROM CHAOS April 21 - May 27, 2017
Emilie Duval is a Houston-based artist, originally from France, whose work investigates economy, luxury and the complexities of societal structures through painting, sculpture, video and other new media. The artist has created a body of work that is both cerebral and visually delightful. Duval is a virtuoso of multi-layered painting, and she connects this studio practice with photography, video and installation. She has been a finalist for the Hunting Art Prize in 2009, 2010 and 2011. Her work was featured in The Big Show (2006), the Texas Biennial (2007), New American Paintings (2007), the Dallas Contemporary (2009), and FOTOFEST (2016). She was recently included in the exhibition GENOCIDE: Man's Inhumanity to Mankind by local legendary curator Clint Willour at the Holocaust Museum (2016).
BFA, Painting, 1992, The Cooper Union, NY, NY 1988-1989 Parsons School of Design, NY, NY
Solo exhibition: January 6th-February 4th, 2017
After completing her BFA in Painting from The Cooper Union in New York (1992), Catherine Colangelo returned to her native Houston to pursue her art practice. She was the recipient of 2011 and 2007 Individual Artist Grant Fellowships from the Houston Arts Alliance, and has been a Hunting Prize finalist in 2014 and 2010. Colangelo was selected by Bill Arning, Director of the Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, from over 1000 entrants to be included in New American Paintings, No. 102. She also appears in the latest West issue, No. 106, juried by Claire C. Carter, Curator of Contemporary Art at the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art.
Colangelo's work is found in impressive private and corporate collections including the Four Seasons Hotel (Abu Dhabi, UAE), Four Seasons Hotel (Houston), Rosewood Abu Dhabi Hotel, (Abu Dhabi, UAE), Fidelity Investments (Boston), and Sidley Austin LLP (Houston). She has appeared in Art in America, Glasstire, Houston Press, Art Houston Magazine, Visual Art Source, The Austin Chronicle and The Houston Chronicle on multiple occasions. Other recent solo exhibitions include McMurtrey Gallery, DARKE Gallery, Conduit Gallery, and Art League Houston.
Green Center Shield (2016) by Catherine Colangelo
gouache and graphite on muslin over wood panel, 18 x 24 inches
Forget-Me-Not Shield (2016) by Catherine Colangelo
gouache and graphite on muslin over wood panel, 16 x 12 inches
Protector Shield (2016) by Catherine Colangelo
gouache and graphite on muslin over wood panel, 24 x 18 inches
Star Shield (2016) by Catherine Colangelo
gouache and graphite on muslin over wood panel, 12 x 9 inches
MFA, University of Houston BFA, Memphis College of Art
Solo exhibition: Floating in Space September 9th - October 8th, 2016 Press release
Jennifer McClish (b. 1982) received her BFA from Memphis College of Art and MFA from University of Houston. She continues to teach Foundation and Studio Art courses in Painting and Drawing at area universities and has held solo and group exhibitions in Baltimore, Memphis, and Houston, including a standout presence in the 2016 MFA Thesis show at the Blaffer Art Museum. McClish has received a number of awards of recognition for her work and appears in Glasstire, Commercial Appeal, and an upcoming feature in Studio Visit Magazine this fall.
Deborah G. Nehmad
(b. 1952, New York) MFA, University of Hawaii-Manoa
SOLO EXHIBITION | TARGETED DISSONANCE(*catalog available) February 10 - March 11, 2017
GROUP EXHIBITION | Fine Wind, Clear Morning July 7 - September 2, 2017
Deborah G. Nehmad is a Honolulu-based artist who brings her background practice of politics and law into her artwork. She received her MFA in printmaking from the University of Hawaii, and holds a BA in government from Smith College and Juris Doctor from Georgetown University. She has participated in several solo and group exhibitions nationally and internationally, including her most recent and critically-acclaimed exhibition, WASTED, held at Kim Foster Gallery in New York and Honolulu Museum of Art in Hawaii. She has been awarded by the Hawaii State Foundation for Culture and the Arts, has received the Individual Artist Award for Excellence in the Visual Arts, and was one of six artists included in the Sixth Biennial of Hawaii Artists at The Contemporary Museum in 2003. Her work is in numerous corporate, private, and institutional collections, including the Achenbach collection at the Fine Art Museums of San Francisco, the Museum of Modern Art in New York, Yale University Art Gallery, the Davis Museum and Cultural Center at Wellesley College, Smith College Museum of Art, Hood Museum at Dartmouth College, the Hammer Museum of UCLA, the Hawaii State Art Museum, and the Honolulu Museum of Art.
Recent solo exhibition: Xylotheque July 15th - September 2, 2016 Press release
Ron Ulicny (b. 1973, lives and works in Los Angeles) attended the Tyler School of Art at Temple University in Philadelphia, followed by 13+ years in LA and nearly a decade in Portland, where his work was frequently exhibited locally and internationally. He has held solo exhibitions in San Francisco and along the west coast, including Spoke Art, Guardino Gallery, Mirus Gallery, Arty, Salem Art Association, and Grand Central Art Center. His work can be found in several remarkable private and institutional collections in the US and Europe, and art publications including Colossal, Hi-Fructose, Juxtapoz, Default, and Beautiful Decay, among many others. Recently, Ulicny’s work was featured on the cover of The Cincinnati Review and in the opera “I FURIOSI” at the Teatro De Roma in Italy.
This is a special edition replica of Ulicny's installation "The Great Arc (Realization)" featured in Xylotheque at Cindy Lisica Gallery and the TX Contemporary at the George R. Brown Convention Center.
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Exhibition: Natural Flexibility (March 17 - April 15, 2017)
SHANG-YI HUA currently practices her sculptural work as a selected artist in the Glassell School of Art BLOCK studio residency program. Originally from Taipei, Taiwan, she has made her mark in Houston through stunning freestanding sculptures using tree bark, roots, metals, rope and resin. Her work highlights her dual cultures and the concept of “home” by calling attention to universal and spiritual ideas.
UPCOMING: "Pop Presence" opening November 18th, 2016. To view available works by this artist, click here.
Jamie Earnest's work can be found in numerous private and museum collections. She attended the Alabama School of Fine Arts, holds a BFA in Painting from Carnegie Mellon University, and completed the prestigious Yale Norfolk School of Art Fellowship in 2015. She has been the recipient of The Samuel Rosenberg Senior Art Award, The Rose J. Navratil Art Scholarship, The Ellen Battell Stoeckel Fellowship, The Anne Ophelia Dowden Junior Award, and The Fifth Year Scholar Award for Art from the Office of the Dean. She was selected to join the ranks of Robert Indiana, Sylvia Plath, Philip Pearlstein, and Cy Twombly among other modern masters through the ART.WRITE.NOW national award and exhibition. Her work has been shown in Houston, New York, Pittsburgh, Brooklyn, and Birmingham, jury-selected for exhibition by Chad Alligood, Curator of the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, and her most recent work was displayed alongside Andy Warhol, Julian Schnabel, Jean-Michel Basquiat and Ed Ruscha, in conjunction with Michael Chow: Voice for my Father, at The Andy Warhol Museum. Earnest’s work has appeared in prominent contemporary art publications such as Peripheral ARTeries, Bitterzoet Magazine, TAP, and LandEscape, as well as in books, The State of Art and International Contemporary Artists.
For over 40 years, Diane Burko has investigated monumental and geological phenomena throughout the world. She contrasts the concept of the deep past with the immediate present in her solo exhibition of photography, painting and photo-based media.
Click here for full press packet for "Traces of Change" 2016 solo exhibition including checklist and artists's CV.
(b. 1991, Bronx, NY, lives and works in Houston)
Cuban-American artist Felipe Lopez moved to Houston from the Bronx at a young age and has continued to make his mark both locally and nationally with participation in exhibitions and art fairs. He attended the Glassell School of Art, MECA, and Don Quixote School (Alicante, Spain), and received the Young Art Entrepreneur Award from Ernst & Young in 2011. He was recently selected as an Artist Facilitator at Fresh Arts and received fiscal sponsorship for his new art and technology-based project, ArtsNewMedia.
His artwork is in a number of impressive private collections and has been shown at numerous local galleries and institutions, including the MFAH, CAMH, Houston Arts Alliance, Art Institute of Houston, and the KCAM. His work has also been met with complimentary reviews in publications such as Houstonia Magazine, TV Asia, CityBook, and Free Press Houston.
His ongoing series of monoprinted work in 2-D and 3-D form often uses fishing nets and hand-tied flies, making reference to his love of fishing, water resources, and environmental concerns. His current body of work in sculpture and painting explores pattern and color with a combination of natural and manmade materials.
The work of Pure Evil can be found all over the world, as his tags and signature tear drops and dripping blobs adorn walls both inside galleries and outside in the street. He is the son of the Welsh painter John Uzzell Edwards (1934-2014).
After leaving the UK as a young adult and spending 10 years in California, where he found inspiration through skate culture and politically-infused graffiti, Pure Evil returned to the UK and honed his own original street art practice. He became known for his signature fanged bunny rabbits and developed his own approach to urban art, tagging and spray painting. Today he runs his own successful gallery space in London and frequently exhibits in major cities such as Paris, Amsterdam, Toronto, and Los Angeles. His work has also been shown at the Victoria & Albert Museum, and he has given lectures on street art at Tate Modern and the ICA in London.
BFA, Goldsmiths, University of London (lives and works in Brittany, France)
Irish-French artist Barbara Smith explores questions of mortality and eternity through communicating the richness and splendor of the human condition. She collaborates with other artists using a wide range of mediums from painting and sculpture to photography and etching in plexiglass. Smith’s recent work has been exhibited at Le Grand Palais, Paris, and she collaborated with Louis Vuitton for Sorbet Magazine.
Travis K. Schwab
Schwab is one of "30 under 30 Groundbreaking Artists" in Art Business News and part of a "Must See Exhibit" in LOCAL Houston. He had solos with Revision Space and The Andy Warhol Museum in 2015, and Cindy Lisica Gallery in 2016.
MA, BFA, Carnegie Mellon University
Solo Exhibition: I Can’t Say That I Don’t Know That I’m Alive, October 14th - November 12th, 2016
Terry Boyd holds a BFA in Painting and Master of Art from Carnegie Mellon University. He has shown in Miami, New York, St. Louis, Toronto, Houston, Portland, Pittsburgh, and Washington DC, including the Smithsonian. He completed a sought-after residency in Bhutan in 2015 and has appeared in VICE, Glasstire, Treading Art, Venison Magazine, and several other art publications. He was honored “Best in Show” at the Three Rivers Art Festival and the 2014 Eben Demarest Trust Award, joining the likes of Jackson Pollock.
Boyd is a multi-platform artist who uses performance and fiber art to explore the mind and human experience within his art practice. His recent body of work employs unconventional drawing, painting, and embroidery techniques to connect audiences to lost memories, forgotten dreams, and personal histories. The layered and meditative nature of his process serves as a visual mantra for both artist and viewer alike. He brings a range of works on linen, canvas, and paper, as well as installations and custom environments.
Andy Warhol Roy Lichtenstein Tom Wesselmann Cy Gavin Paul Bowden Jeff Schwarz FriendsWithYou Young Chun PURE EVIL Haylee Ebersole Ms. Dingo Fabrizio Gerbino Sarika Goulatia George Grosz Masha Fikhman Chad Hasegawa Nugent Kos Caldwell Linker Steven Miller Felipe Lopez Mando Marie SIT Bayo Chad Hasegawa Mao Li Elizabeth Rudnick & more...