Kristin Texeira fashions abstractions of her interactions with both persons and places. She often incorporates color, sketching, and writing to creatively capture, document, and preserve memories. The artist begins with personal writing before focusing on color to translate these stories into paintings. Her works take the form of what she calls "memory maps", which attempt to remedy nostalgia and serve as vessels for viewers to relive certain moments again and again. Texeira graduated from Massachusetts College of Art and Design in 2010 and has been awarded residencies in the U.S. and abroad. She has exhibited across the country and abroad and currently lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.
Xochi Solis is an Austin, TX based artist sharing her studio time between Texas and Mexico. Her works include multilayered, collaged paintings constructed of paint, hand-dyed paper, vinyl, plastics, and images from found books and magazines. Solis considers the repeated act of layering a meditation on color, texture, and shape all leading to a greater awareness of the visual intricacies found in her immediate environment, both natural and cultural. In addition to her studio practice, she manages and spins records with the Austin chapter of Chulita Vinyl Club.
Langdon Graves is a multimedia artist from Virginia, now living and working in Brooklyn, New York. She received her MFA from Parsons in 2007. She has had solo shows in the US and been featured in select group shows around the world. Her work has been reviewed in ARTnews, Art in Review and The New York Times and she has been featured in publications ranging from Juxtapoz and Empty Magazine to The Boston Phoenix and The Richmond Tims Dispatch. In 2013, Langdon showed at Dirty Fingers, Cinder Gallery, Long Island City, NY and at Art Aqua Miami in Miami Beach, FL.
Caris Reid’s work deploys symbolism and pattern to explore femininity throughout history and across cultures. The female figures directly meet the eye of the viewer and impress with the strength of their pose. These female archetypes are covered with iconography such as cats, flowers, eyes, peace signs, yin yangs, birds. Reid extensively researches symbols from ancient history through the contemporary emoticon. Reid has shown her paintings in two person exhibitions with artist Amanda Valdez at Denny Gallery, New York and Cicuit12 Gallery, Dallas, as well as a solo exhibition at Dossier Outpost, New York. Her group exhibitions include Longhouse Projects. New York, SEASON, Seattle, The New Museum, New York, and the National Arts Club, New York. Her work has been featured in The New Yorker, Vouge Japan, W Magazine and The New York Times.
Chris Hood is an American artist born in Atlanta who currently lives and works in Los Angeles, CA. Combining traditional techniques with the languages of digital territories, his work often features images culled from american counter-culture, art history, and mass media rendered abstract by translation. Drawing parallels to his interests in psychophysics, the paintings are cast in a liminal space with a unique reverse-stain technique that rests his compositions in ambiguous and perceptual tension. Likening them to faded advertisements or t-shirts turned inside out, Hood invests the evocative physicality of his paintings with themes of identity, memory, and loss. The resulting works hint at challenges with the idea of static perspective while pointing to larger questions concerning the role of images and contemporary painting. Recent exhibitions include: Known Unknowns, Saatchi Gallery, London (2018); Novel Gazers, Lyles & King, New York (2017); Octopi Blush, MIER Gallery, Los Angeles (2016).
Charlotte Dawes is a photographer, branding consultant, lifestyle content creator, and founder of repurposed vintage eyewear line Morvay Vision. She is based in Los Angeles, CA, where she notably contributes to the emerging, female-centric spirit producer, Yola Mezcal.
Cameron Avery is an Australian multi-instrumentalist, musician, singer and songwriter. He is best known as a member of the bands Pond and Tame Impala, and as the frontman for The Growl.
Elizabeth Groth is a Texan artist and graduate of studio art and international relations from the University of Texas at Tyler. In her artistic investigation she seeks to regard the viewer as important and to develop a sensitive, shifting web of connective thoughts. Engagement is sought after through detailed information and contrasting visuals. Progress as an artist is drawn largely from an alert sensitivity to detail in environment and human condition.
Christina Perez is a writer and visual storyteller exploring the intersection of travel, design, and intentional modern living. In addition to contributing to Vogue, Condé Nast Traveler, GQ, Architectural Digest, Departures, InStyle, Harper's Bazaar, Elle, Refinery29, and Gossamer, she specializes in creative direction, editorial creation, and brand concept for hospitality, fashion, beauty, and wellness brands. In 2015, she founded the nomadic lifestyle journal Inside Elsewhere. Originally from the magical Great Lakes region of the Midwest, she's rarely met a plane ticket she didn't like. Today she splits her time between Los Angeles, New York, and elsewhere.
Regina Rivard + Ernest Turner
Regina and Ernest are collectors, photographers and visual content creators based in Detroit, MI, working together as Telequana Studios and in collaboration with Corktown’s El Dorado General Store.
Joanna Keane Lopez
Joanna Keane Lopez is a multidisciplinary artist who was born, raised and is currently living in Albuquerque, New Mexico. As an artist working in sculpture, her practice is inspired from a cross-disciplinary approach to public, participatory and social engagement. Joanna primarily works with the materials of adobe architecture, earthen plaster and alíz (a clay slip paint) to address conceptions of sculpture in engagement with land. She graduated with a BFA in Studio Art with the honors of summa cum laude from The University of New Mexico. Joanna is a grant recipient of the Fulcrum Fund of The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and was included in the Public Art Network - Year in Review Award from Americans for the Arts. She has completed residencies at Ucross Foundation, A-Z West and Herekeke Arts Center. She is an alumni of the Land Arts of the American West program.
Bonnie Brooks is a multidisciplinary artist currently exploring the mediums of paint and fiber. She is most widely known for her large-scale installations incorporating natural elements that she produced during her extended residence in the Mojave Desert, as well as founding Joshua Tree’s Midnight Oil gallery.
Bridget + Riana Johnson
Riana Johnson is a trained researcher and artist. She seeks to combine her search for visual storytelling and data wrangling. Johnson currently works as a quantitative research analyst in the energy industry. Her sister, Bridget, currently resides in New York City, where she studies film and animation. Together, they produced a stop-motion animated film documenting their family’s history in Clifton, Arizona.
Aliza Cohen grew up in the Bay Area and received a BA in Art from UC Santa Cruz and an MFA in Painting from Boston University. Her own complex identities - as the child of Latin immigrants, the grand daugher of a seamstress and Holocaust survivor, an American woman, painter, ceramicist, mother, feminist, and teacher are the impetus for creating her work. A relentless observer, she is captivated by contrast, whether visual, philosophical or conceptual. Her work, which includes paintings, drawings, prints, and textiles has been exhibited nationally and internationally. She is the recipient of several awards including a residency at the Jentel Foundation in Wyoming, a Kala Art Institute Residency, an Artist Fellowship at the Vermont Studio Center and the Constantin Alajov Award at Boston University. She currently lives and works in Berkeley, California.
Laura Livingston Fischer
Laura Livingston Fischer is a multimedia visual artist specializing in fiber and found & foraged objects. Based in Encinitas, CA, she is also the creator of fine jewelry line, SUN.
Emma Grillo is a freelance writer, fact-checker and producer based in Brooklyn. She has contributed to Vice, New York Magazine, and Bustle, and currently works as a News Assistant at the New York Times.