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: 37 Name: Dan Kiselev Hometown/ Current town: Born in Moscow, USSR/ now living in Philly, Fishtown. Upcoming projects: I’m working on a number of collaborations with local Philadelphia artists. I strongly believe that having to be intimately aware of an artistic vision that is not your own (which you have to do in… Read More Featured Artist: Dan Kiselev
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
Age: 62 Hometown: NYC Job description: artist Select links: http://www.dannysimmonsarts.com/ Bio: Danny Simmons, Jr., is an American abstract painter from Queens, NY. Simmons brings an equal passion to the written word, thanks to his father, also an outstanding poet. The elder Simmons’ example during a time of racial strife and social upheaval impressed upon Danny the importance… Read More Featured Artist: Danny Simmons
Age: 42 Hometown: Philadelphia Job description: Songwriter, Satirist, Bullshitter, Producer Bio: I’ve been kicking the same bag of bullshit around this soon to be no-horse town for longer than I can believe. I write, record, and perform songs, monologues, and poems with others and alone. Upcoming projects: I’ll be performing at DiPinto Guitars on… Read More Featured: Shawn Kilroy
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!