Paula Nadelstern makes quilts on the same block in the Bronx where she grew up. For her being a New Yorker wrapped up in the fabric of city life creates an inherent paradox contrasting the traditional image of quiltmaking as part of a simple, make-do, rural way of life with her own complex urban-shaped space.
A self described ‘sophisticated primitive’, Lou Beach (nee Andrzej Lubicz-Ledóchowski) was born in Göttingen, Germany in 1947, the son of Polish parents displaced by the Second World War. The family emigrated to Rochester, NY in 1951 where Lou attended public schools and junior college. He travelled to California in 1968 where he began his artistic […]
Charles Benefiel (born 1967) is a contemporary American outsider artist from California. Almost all of his work is done via stippling. Born in Venice Beach, California, Charles experienced a mental breakdown in 1997 and was urged by friends to go to a mental health center, where he was diagnosed with obsessive-compulsive disorder. His work has […]
Joe Coleman, born in 1955, is a painter, performer, and collector of oddities. Coleman’s PAINTINGS have been exhibited in Museums and galleries across the United States and Europe and are in the collections of Johnny Depp, Leonardo DiCaprio, Iggy Pop, and Jim Jarmusch. His PERFORMANCES range from the seminal 1970s punk band The Steel Tips, […]
Holly lives and works in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Her perception of things is expressed in a narrative, story-telling form. The style is cartoon-influenced, yet painterly; sometimes refined, sometimes crude. In recent years she has been moving toward a more Cartoon-Realist approach. She wants a simpler look, where she can get the utmost expression out […]
Born in East Los Angeles, Metrov began his professional life in New York City in 1970 working as a designer/illustrator for world-renowned Push Pin Studios, then as a Fine Arts painter in a loft studio across the street from Andy Warhol’s Factory. He studied painting with Gilbert Stone, a Prix di Rome Scholar, whose mentor […]
Ashley D. Pierce is a self-taught mixed media artist born and residing in Columbus Ohio. The subject matter of her work is drawn from her personal experiences, emotions and people in her life. Sometimes her work seems light and comical but often its deceiving dealing with deeper more complex issues. Pattern and texture play an […]
Kingsbury is a self-taught artist who works in many mediums. In 1998 art became a part of Kingsbury`s life. Art was an outcome from the changes in Kingsbury`s life do to the restrictions from Crohn`s Disease. The drawings are a subconscious representation of a spiritual journey. The underlying goal is a deeper connection with God. […]