B.F.A., University of Colorado-- Boulder, Sculpture & Post Studio Practice
Originally from New York City and previously based in Colorado,
Samuel Arcara is an interdisciplinary artist and writer whose
work explores the visual vernacular of human relations to natural
and rural landscape, primarily through the lens of land use and
architecture. His work is grounded in place specificity and
narrative, often utilizing materials found in the field. Each
project draws heavily from experience doing field-based research
in locations across the Western United States.
Havilah Aos studied at the College of Visual Arts in St. Paul,
Minnesota from 2008-2010 and later, after interrupting her
studies to live and work in Germany and travel along the western
coast of north and south America, she transferred to the
University of Minnesota in Minneapolis Minnesota where she
completed her Bachelor of Fine Arts in 2017.
University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, B.F.A., Studio Arts
Jesse Aylsworth graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts from
University of Minnesota in 2018. He works within a variety
of materials and forms that are inspired by fantasy, science
fiction, esoterica and queer aesthetics. Pushing and pulling
between digital and physical his images are obliterated and
reanimated through physical materials such as acrylic polymer,
crushed quartz, glass, glitter, and iridescent pigments; forming
a personal visual lore to be decrypted by the viewer.
Hailing from The South Bay Los Angeles, Dino Capaldi creates
sculptural ceramic works that evoke the coastal landscape of that
area. Drawn to the materiality and history of ceramics, his work
sits astride conventional and abstract forms. He received his
B.A. in Art from UCLA and did his Post Bachelorette work at
California State University, Long Beach.
Mercy Hawkins received her BA in studio art from California State
University, Sacramento, with a minor in history, 2018. She works
presently as an archivist and communications assistant at the
Before Columbus Foundation, a nonprofit dedicated to promoting
multi-cultural literature and art. Her studio practice examines
and interprets the rhythms, music, and consciousness of the
natural world. Using a combination of weaving techniques, various
fibers are often crafted into totem-like sculptures and ritual
San Francisco State University, M.A. Creative ArtsNaropa University, Boulder, B.A. Buddhist Studies
Gretchen LeMaistre was born in Jacksonville, Florida, and has
lived in the San Francisco Bay Area. Through her research and
photo-based practices, she explores the complicated and sometimes
troubling legacies of colonial American settlement. LeMaistre’s
most recent work, Kingsley,Arrangements in Gray in
Black, and Brackish, investigates the history and
landscapes of Northeast Florida’s coastal estuaries, as well as
LeMaistre’s own ancestral ties to the American South.
Danielle earned her studio arts BFA from San Jose State
University in 2017. Her nonrepresentational oil paintings stem
from her explorations with the versatility and unpredictability
of paint. She uses brushes, squeegees, sticks, dustbins, and any
object that can transfer paint. She sometimes works flat and
puddles and pours a mixture of paint and mineral spirits.
Sometimes she tilts the canvas or pushes and pulls the liquid
with the edge of a wooden frame. After employing methods of
unpredictability, she uses a more critical eye to insert
structure, form, space, and depth.