Nancy Gong

Nancy Gong, Glass artist

I am mainly a commission artist. What’s a commission artist doing making bow ties you ask? From start to finish, commissioned art can take a long time before I can see completed artwork, so, I try to find time to design independent works of art, art that is not commissioned. During these times, I flesh […]

Bobby Abate

Bobby Abate

For much of the past 20 years, whenever someone asked me what I do, there was an awkward moment where I’d struggle to find a suitable answer. Throughout this period, I wore many hats at once: artist, filmmaker, screenwriter, television editor and Tarot creator. It was a strange feeling to be in the middle of […]

Kelley Simons

Kelley Simons, artist

My paintings and drawings are pieces in a never ending narrative series that explores memory, nostalgia, and trauma with a dark and surreal humor. I am driven by an ongoing need to examine evidence from the past and transform difficult experiences into visual narratives that reveal meaning or provide comfort. I create illustrative images that […]

Ryann Cooley

While I describe myself as a mixed media artist, I am fortunate to have been granted access to the world as a photographer. Having worked in over 50 countries observing, documenting, and learning about numerous cultures, photography has played a prominent role in developing how I view and think about humanity, culture, and technology. As […]

Sunny Moxin Chen

As a Moscow-born-Chinese who migrated to the U.S. since high school, I consciously and unconsciously use my art as a medium to link my multi-cultural awarenesses that I bring together to form my “selves”. My legal name “MòXīn” (in pinyin) stands for “a new star that was born in Moscow”, according to my parents. On […]

Carol Nickol

From the moment I entered metal class roughly 25 years ago, I knew metal was going to be the major focus in my life from that point on. I took every class available—raising, casting, construction—and after graduating, I started my own shop.   Now I include etching, die forming, enameling, patination, weaving wire, and chain making […]

Jesse Aridoux

What interests me most are the stories. We blaze through life like shooting stars, and we leave fragments of stories scattered behind us like autumn leaves. I’m interested in stories that fade in time because their stains didn’t persist. I like the ones that smear over everything like a splash of watercolor. The ones that […]

Louis Quaintance

Demonstration Plastik abb.163, the piece included in the Small Works exhibition, is a signature work, a particularly interesting bronze sculpture in the collection… describing a farcical situation in which the figure, grasping a commonplace chair and lifting a cinder block brick, becomes a human counterbalance. A crucial tension (bisecting space) is achieved as this figure […]

Lee Hoag

Born in the Southwest, my family moved to the D.C. area when I was four, where I first remember seeing artwork in museums. We then moved to Rochester, NY when I was eight. By the age of 14, I knew that I wanted to be an artist, and began painting. The family moved back west […]

Camille Riner

Riner Blog image - Artist portrait

Have you ever felt that time has stopped, and you can take in everything around you? I had that feeling at the lake during the summer. I looked down into the deep green and saw a turtle slowly glide for cover. Fish darted out from the shadow of my paddleboard. I had no place to […]