B.A. Art Studio, California State University, Sacamento, 2013M.A. Art Studio, California State University, Sacamento, 2015
Tavarus Blackmonster is an American contemporary artist based in California. He likes to do it and, he likes to make it, too. It is pleasure in the creative endeavors that affords him the ability to create art, raise a family and be devoted to those who get caught staring at the bright lights. In his humble demeanor he must implore others to, “Turn on the bright lights and, do it!”
B.F.A. University of North Carolina, Greensboro, 2015
Emily Clark-Kramer hails from North Carolina where she graduated with a BFA in Painting from UNC-Greensboro in 2015. Before arriving as an artist, Emily studied textiles and Spanish. She studied abroad in Prague, the Dominican Republic and Siena, Italy. She is primarily a painter and installation artist, and her work often investigates the intersection of the two. She explores the organization of bright colors into maps or systems.
Jodi Connelly is an artist and educator who developed arts programming for at-risk youth in Brooklyn and Queens, NY. Her drawings, photographs and sculptures deal with the body in relationship to the natural world, meditation and transformation. She was the visual artist for the performance Paraiso at Five Myles Gallery in BK, NY and a recipient of the Louis Brandeis Festival of the Creative Arts Grant for her project “Hive”.
After a long stretch of nomadic living, Noah Greene received a BA in Studio Art from Whitman College. Recently, his practice has been a feedback loop with a day job demolishing and reconstructing homes and other architecture in Portland, Oregon. Utilizing a variety of media, his work explores fractured narratives, neglected matter, and detritus both physical and otherwise.
B.A. Painting, California State University, Sacramento 2015
Doug Loree was born in San Jose, California, though he spent much of his childhood in the Boston area. Returning to the west coast as an adult, he earned his BA in Painting from California State University Sacramento in 2015. Having been a denizen of the internet since its public availability, he wonders about its role in our evolution. The changing perception of our reality and the emergence of a digital consciousness fascinate him, for good or for ill.
B.F.A. Art Studio, University of Alabama, Birmingham
While growing up in Birmingham, Alabama, Ryan spent his first eighteen years studying and preparing for a life as a scientist/engineer. This changed, however, shortly before joining the BFA program at UAB. He has spent his time since that change exploring the relationships between human existence, the material world, and the immaterial unknown.
B.A. English and French, University of San Diego, 2008M.A. Program in Humanities, University of Chicago, 2012
Coming from a background of Foreign Language Study, Early Modern Poetry, and Higher Education administration, Joy Miller now works with clay and collage as a way of exploring the intellectual energies that reside beyond words words words. Miller recently completed a ceramics residency at the Hyde Park Art Center in Chicago, IL.
B.A. Journalism, San Francisco State University, 1992
Darcy Padilla has devoted her photography to pursuing long-form narrative documentary. Her awards include an Alexia Foundation Grant, Alicia Patterson Fellowship, Guggenheim Fellowship, Open Society Institute Fellowship, World Press Photo, and the W. Eugene Smith Grant for Humanitarian Photography. Published and exhibited internationally, Padilla’s work is in the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; International Center for Photography, New York; and Bibliothèque Nationale de France, Paris.