Hometown/ Current town: Born in Maldonado Uruguay, live and work in Philadelphia PA. Bio: An Uruguayan American artist based in Philadelphia, A.V. Rankin has exhibited extensively and received various awards. A.V. holds an MFA from the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and a BA in art history from Temple University. Her work… Read More Featured Artist: A.V. Rankin
Age: 34 Name: Amanda Thackray Hometown/ Current town: Newark, NJ Bio: Amanda Thackray is a multidisciplinary artist based in Newark, NJ. Her work is inspired by a deep connection to science and nature, and she often utilizes processes of accumulation. She received her MFA from the Rhode Island School of Design in 2012. She has… Read More Featured Artist: Amanda Thackray
Name: Al Johnson Hometown: Hollis, NY Current town: Philadelphia, PA Job description: Fine Artist Bio: Al Johnson, illustrator, fine artist, educator and mentor has developed an artistic style that captures the classical, weaves it with the contemporary to create bodies of work that exemplifies his individual style. Spiritually connected to his work, his mix… Read More Featured Artist: Al Johnson
A quiet demeanor hasn’t stopped Melissa’s artistic career from taking an upward trajectory, and earlier this year she was awarded a competitive commission from New York City’s Department of Cultural Affairs Percent for Art program.… Read More Bronx Studio Visit: Melissa Calderon
Age: 44 Hometown/ Current town: Grenada WI / Brooklyn NY Job description: Electrical Engineer / Visual Artist Bio: Instead of traveling the road of an artist, I decided to concentrate on scientific disciplines such as math and science. I later obtained a degree in Electrical Engineering and am currently working in that field. My… Read More Featured Artist: Kennis Baptiste
Age: 26 years old Hometown: Philadelphia, PA Upcoming projects: Graff comic book and bigger installs Select links:bigger and better Describe your work; what themes and concepts does your work generally revolve around? “It’s mainly graffiti based, artsy or sometimes a combination of the both. I try to do be in my own lane, because people aren’t… Read More Featured Artist: KRA!
Age: 35 Hometown: Tehran Current town: Philadelphia Job description: Student Upcoming projects: Working on New collection with new theme: biological. What themes and concepts does your work generally revolve around? My works are Abstract and the annunciation of formation of endless new shape. What materials do you work with? Totally Acrylic but in some cases mix media. Where do you work? In my… Read More Featured Artist: Saeideh Gilani