Caio Fonseca, American, born 1959, was raised in New York City. In 1978 he went to Barcelona where he studied and painted until 1983. He moved to Pietrasanta (Lucca) in 1985 where he worked until 1989. After two years in Paris, he returned to New York and now divides his time between Pietrasanta and his studio in Manhattan on East Fifth Street. His works are held in numerous public and private collections in Europe and the United States including the Museum of Modern Art, New York, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, the Brooklyn Museum, New York and the Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.
Dirk De Bruycker 1955-2015. Born in Gent, Belgium, where he received his formal training in drawing, printmaking and photography, first at the City academy of Fine arts in Sint-Niklaas and later at the St.- Lucas Institute in Gent. In 1979 he was accepted to study at Tamarind Institute’s printing training program in Albuquerque, NM, which led him to the US. After studying two years in New Mexico De Bruycker returned to Belgium to teach and open his own collaborative lithography studio. He returned to the US in 1986, where he started painting and has resided and worked in the American Southwest since. Between 2002 and 2008 Dirk De Bruycker also maintained a studio in Granada Nicaragua, traveling back and forth between Granada and Santa Fe, NM.
He is represented by Lew Allen Contemporary, Santa Fe ,FP Gallery, Culver City, Robischon Gallery, Denver, Scott White, La Jolla, William Shearburn, St. Louis, Lanoue Fine Art, Boston Rosenbaum Gallery, Boca Raton, Gebert Contemporaty, Scotsdale, and Melissa Morgan, Palm Desert.
Robert Kelly, a native Santa Fean, has been residing in New York City for the past 20 years. He has been represented by Linda Durham Contemporary Art in Santa Fe since 1987. With over 30 one person shows to date throughout America and Europe, his work continues to explore a metaphysic of mark making and painting on a variety of richly constructed surfaces. Combining influences of the Bauhaus from Van Doesburg to Mondrian, with those of Schwitters and Klee, Kelly weds hints of the historical with the contemporary. His play of edges, angles and cuts amidst otherwise random marks, creates a tension and an intuitive logic to the placement of line and form.
Recent exhibitions include.. Linda Durham Contemporary Art, Santa Fe, Scott White Contemporary Art, La Jolla, CA, John Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco, CA, Anne Reed Gallery, Ketchum, ID, Bentley Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ, and Doug Udell Gallery, Vancouver, BC, Canada.
Ricardo Mazal Born in Mexico City in 1950 Mazal moved to Barcelona Spain in 1986, and since 1990 has lived and worked in New York City, as well as Santa Fe New Mexico.
Mazal’s work explores the process of visual perception as it takes form in the human consciousness. His paintings depict the passage of time, not by illustrating events but by leaving their residue to dissipate in space like a still photograph of a speeding object blurred to abstraction.
In the last decade he has been honored with ten individual museum exhibitions, including a retrospective at the Museo de Arte Moderno in Mexico City and the Museo de Arte Contemporaneo (MARCO) in Monterrey. He has also shown at the Museo Nacional de Anthropologia, Mexico City and the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art.
KORA follows the direction begun by La Tumba de La Reina Roja (The tomb of the Red Queen) inspired by an incredible archeological find in the jungle near Palenque, Mexico, and Odenwald 1152, an exploration based upon a unique “cemetery forest” near Michelstadt, Germany. The works that have resulted from his own personal pilgrimage, or KORA, around Mount Kailash, in July of 2009 are arguably some of the best of his incredible oeuvre.
Jeff Kahm was born in Edmonton Alberta, Canada in 1968 and attended the Institute of American Indian Arts in 1990 to study painting and photography He continued undergraduate studies at the Kansas City Art Institute earning a BFA. He received his MFA at the University of Alberta in 1997.
Jeff lives and works in Santa Fe, New Mexico where he now calls home. He began teaching at the Institute of American Indian Arts initially as visiting faculty in 2005. Today he is a Professor in the studio arts department at IAIA.
His solo exhibitions at the Museum of Contemporary Native Arts in Santa Fe, New Mexico and at Urban Shaman Contemporary Aboriginal Art in Winnipeg, Manitoba highlighted his most recent work – a striking series of small works on paper and panels and an impressive collection of large scale paintings on canvas – work he describes as ‘rooted in Indigenous abstraction and Modernist aesthetics'. His work has been included in numerous group exhibitions including Octopus Dreams, a traveling exhibition through various museums in Russia and Native Art Now: Contemporary Native Art at NONAM in Zurich, Switzerland
Gianmaria Gava is an Italian artist, born in Venice in 1978. After graduating in Political Sciences at the University of Trieste, in 2004 he moved to Vienna where he is currently based.
Gianmaria Gava’s work is mainly focused on exploring the impact of digital manipulation on perception. In a post-photographic or meta-photographic environment, digital imagery raises more questions than ever about our relation with the physical world.
In 2018 he was the winner of the Sony World Photography Awards, professional category Architecture.
His projects have been shown in several international venues such as: Somerset House, London, England, Kunst Haus Wien - Museum Hundertwasser, Vienna, Austria, CCC Strozzina, Firenze, Italy, La Casa dei Tre Oci, Venice, Italy, Willy Brandt House, Berlin, Germany, Villa Reale di Monza, Monza, Italy, Photoespana, Madrid, Spain, Pingyao Photofestival, Pingyao, China.
Martin Venezky is a photographer whose interest in process and abstraction has informed his recent investigations into the camera as a generative tool. He has produced large-scale photo installations for Adobe Systems and the San Francisco Arts Commission as well as academies and corporate headquarters.
His continuing series, “The New Machinery” is a culmination of years of investigation and received its public debut at the San Francisco International Airport in July 2018. His collaborations with artist Barbara Levine have resulted in the well-regarded and award winning series “We Have Been Where You Are Going” and the photo book, “Camera Era.” His photography has been reproduced in a variety of print and online publications.
Venezky earned a BA in Visual Studies from Dartmouth College in 1979 and an MFA in Design from Cranbrook Academy of Art in 1993. He has taught at RISD and CalArts and, for over 25 years, at California College of the Arts in San Francisco, where he serves as Professor in the Graduate Design Program. In 2015 Venezky was inducted into the esteemed Alliance Graphique Internationale (AGI).
Patsy Krebs is a nationally recognized abstract painter whose works are represented in the Brooklyn Museum, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Norton Museum and others.
She is the recipient of numerous grants and fellowships from, to name a few, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Pollack/Krasner Foundation, the Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Foundation.
She has been featured in publications such as Art in America and Art News
Represented by Haines Gallery, San Francisco, she resides in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Brad Ellis is a Dallas-based artist whose focus is on abstract painting. Throughout his career he has continually experimented with imagery from tightly rendered, systematic patterns to loosely composed, expressionistic compositions. The pure physicality of the paint combined with various collage elements render distinct textures and surface treatments that energize his abstract imagery with movement and excitement.
Brad earned his BFA from the University of Tulsa and he is represented by several galleries including the William Havu Gallery in Denver, Craighead Green Gallery in Dallas, the Russell Collection in Austin and Sandler Hudson Gallery in Atlanta. His paintings are exhibited in many prominent private and corporate collections throughout the country and is included in the U. S. State Department’s Art In Embassies Program, where his work is displayed in the Ambassador’s residence in Kampala, Uganda. As well, his paintings are featured in two recent books, Texas Abstract, Modern + Contemporary, published by Fresco Books and Encaustic Art In The Twenty-First Century, published by Schiffer.
Jonathan Morse obtained his MFA in photography at the Visual Studies Workshop in Rochester, New York, where he studied photo-printmaking with Syl Labrot and Joan Lyons. Public collections include the Museum of Modern Art Photography Department, the International Museum of Photography at George Eastman House, Addison Gallery of American Art and the New Orleans Museum of Art. He is a past recipient of the Massachusetts Arts and Humanities Foundation Photography Fellowship and has taught at MIT and the Santa Fe Community College. Current work is shown at Hulse/Warman Gallery in Taos, New Mexico.
Morse has written about constructing his original prints: "Digital imaging enables a confluence of visual sources and personal influences in the service of making something new and unique, as opposed to the republication of existing work. Digital artistry mirrors that process of construction and deconstruction through which the past becomes the new, and through which we literally make our mark. Yet it's just another pencil, taking its rightful place in the continuum of human mark-making."
John Fincher Born in Hamilton, Texas, in 1941, John Fincher earned his MFA from University of Oklahoma in 1966. Distinguished by a singular blend of sensuality and authentic realism, his art explores diverse art historical and personal references to offer new understandings of America's natural and cultural landscapes.
The artist’s works have been the subject of numerous solo exhibitions and have been represented in important group exhibitions at such significant venues as SITE Santa Fe, the Aspen Art Museum, and the National Art Museum of China, Beijing. His work resides in major public institutions including the Smithsonian Institution, the Dallas Museum of Art, the Wichita Art Museum, the Albuquerque Museum of Art and the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. He is represented by LewAllen Galleries, Santa Fe, NM.
Dara Mark “New Mexico artist Dara Mark’s work possesses an ordered, calm beauty that sets it apart. Her patterned, abstract paintings take advantage of the flowing effects produced by her materials…and recall the natural world, which, like her paintings, is a grand mixture of the ordered and the random.” American Artist Watercolor Magazine
“There is a sense of quiet that exists within the (work), a sense that nonetheless insists on its own presence…These silent poems repeat rhythmically, odes to a dawning awareness.” Kathryn Davis
Mark studied at Yale and the University of California at Santa Barbara. She has received artist grants from the Arts Councils of Missouri and California and the Santa Barbara County Arts Commission and has shown in museums including The Albuquerque Museum, Los Angeles Municipal Gallery and the Palm Springs Art Museum. Her work is represented by Friesen Gallery in Sun Valley, ID, and SMINK, Dallas, TX.
Timothy Hearsum received his BFA from Ohio University and his MFA from the Visual Studies Workshop, State University of New York at Buffalo. He has served on the faculties of the State University of New York at Brockport; the Rochester Institute of Technology; the University of California, Santa Barbara; and Brooks Institute of Photography. He has also worked as Curator of Photographs for the Santa Barbara Museum of Art.
Hearsum’s work is in numerous collections including the Museums of Modern Art in New York and San Francisco; the International Museum of Photography at George Eastman House in Rochester; the Museum of Photographic Arts in San Diego; the Museum of Contemporary Photography in Chicago; the Smithsonian Institute and the Chicago Institute of Design.
He has also participated in many one-person and group exhibitions including those at the Museum of Fine Arts, Santa Fe; the Palm Springs Art Museum; the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art; the Nevada Museum of Art; the Oakland Museum; the San Diego Museum of Art; the Maine Photographic Workshop; the Rochester Institute of Technology; the Louisville Photo Archive and the Santa Barbara Museum of Art.
Represented by: Getty Images, New York NY and Corbis, Seattle WA
Gustavo Ramos Rivera 'There exists more than a constancy of healthy contradiction in the inventions of Gustavo Rivera. His irregular geometric figures, his lyric content, his planes of primary colors contrasting with grays, his graffiti and the titles of each work constitute the qualities of a game controlled by the rules of entertainment. His references to common places and to an untroubled childhood world give him a perspective of understanding, truly valuable in the context of good and evil, beauty and ugliness. Paintings that not only promise the sabotage of an asphyxiating life without humor, but also the opportunity for fantasy and a moral way of acting. An extension of our qualities Rivera represents in his work the primary human quality, generous in good feelings and capable of error.' ....Guillermo Santamarina
Rivera, a native of Mexico currently resides in San Francisco, California where he is represented by Hackett Freedman Gallery, San Francisco, CA, Michael Dunev Gallery, San Francisco, CA, and John Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco, CA.
Sam Scott is "One of America's most articulate lyrical painters of nature," according to Jim Edwards, and, in the words of William Peterson, "Quite possibly, he is New Mexico's greatest practicing landscape artist." Both art experts are quoted in Sam Scott: Drawings Watercolors and Oil paintings (Fresco Fine Art Publications 2003).
Collections: Albuquerque Museum, Capitol Art Collection NM, Denver Museum, Musée de Digne, France, IBM, Hyatt, AT&T, Dore Ashton.
Retrospective: Museum of Fine Arts, Santa Fe, NM 1997, 8 Master Artist, University of New Mexico 2006.
Represented by: William Havu Gallery, Denver CO., Linda Durham Patronship, Santa Fe, NM.
Raphaëlle Goethals Born in Brussels, Belgium and partially raised in the south of France, Ms. Goethals moved to the United States in 1980 to further her art education at the Otis Art Institute in Los Angeles. Her work has been widely exhibited in United States and Europe, and has been featured in numerous international art fairs including Art Cologne, The Armory Fair, and Art Chicago.
Recent gallery shows include Linda Durham Contemporary Art, Fay Gold Gallery and Fassbender Gallery. Her work is in numerous public and private collections in the United States and Europe including: Geffen Records and Gramercy Pictures (Los Angeles), the Stephen A. Wynn Collection (Las Vegas), Hewlett Packard (San Francisco), the Paul Allen Collection (Portland), the Daum Museum (St Louis) and the Herstand collection in Miami.
She lives and works in Tesuque, New Mexico.
Shirine Gill Iranian born Shirine Gill currently splits her time between San Antonio, Texas and New York City. She is represented by LTMH-Gallery in New York and is included in the exhibit and accompanying book The Edge of Vision: Abstraction in Contemporary Photography - Aperture, New York, 2009.
“Shirine Gill practices a dark art that takes us back to photography's birth and looks forward to its future. Inspired by pioneers Anna Atkins and William Henry Fox Talbot, she records light's passage around and through botanical specimens, directly on photo paper, without a camera. Capturing nature's fragile beauty in a negative image, her work reminds us of art's responsibility to help preserve a world we all share”. Lyle Rexer-2009
Erika Blumenfeld Raised in the Boston area, Erika Blumenfeld (b. 1971) is an internationally exhibiting artist with a BFA from Parsons School of Design in New York City. In 1994 Blumenfeld moved to Santa Fe, New Mexico where she has worked since. In 1998 she developed a process to reduce photography to its most essential ingredients: light and light-sensitive material. Without the use of a traditional camera, she exposes photographic paper to sun and moonlight so that a perfect gradation of light appears across the surface of the film or paper. The resulting images are recordings of light—minimalistic documentations of light present at the exact moment the exposure was taken.Blumenfeld's recent “Light Recording” installations have been exhibited at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York; Ballroom Marfa in Marfa, Texas; the Center for Contemporary Art in Santa Fe, New Mexico; DiverseWorks Art Space in Houston, Texas; the Galerie der Stadt Mainz-Brückenturm, Mainz, Germany; the Portland Institute for Contemporary Art (PICA) in Portland, Oregon; the Santa Fe Art Institute and the Santa Fe Museum of Fine Arts. Her work has been featured in Art In America, ARTnews, Arté Contemporary, and Camera Arts magazines, and is included in The Polaroid Book published by Taschen. She has received grants from the Creative Capital Foundation, the Land Rheinland-Pfalz Kultusministerium in Germany, and the Polaroid Corporation. Blumenfeld was also Ballroom Marfa's inaugural artist-in-residence, and was awarded a Special Editions Fellowship from the Lower East Side Printshop in New York.Her work is included in the permanent collections of the Albright-Knox Art Gallery in Buffalo, New York; the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston, Texas; the Museum of Fine Arts in Santa Fe, New Mexico and The Polaroid Collection.
Johnnie Winona Ross In 1999 Johnnie Winona Ross returned to New Mexico after living in Maine for a number of years. There, he exhibited his paradoxical- sensually rich/austere paintings in NYC, Boston, and Washington DC, Johnnie received numerous grants and fellowships including Cite International Des Arts in Paris, and Roswell Artist in Residence.
Now living in Northern New Mexico, “finally reuniting his heart to his physical being”, his paintings have achieved “work that has a glowing meditative presence”...”he creates paintings that reveal the austerity and subtlety of desert landscape reduced to its experience rather than depiction.” ......”a mystical aura and natural formal beauty are embedded in the stretched linen...”
In the past few years he was awarded a Gottlieb Foundation grant, residencies at Villa Montalvo and Roswell.
Recent solo shows include: The New Mexico Museum of Art, Santa Fe; Stephen Haller Gallery, NYC; Elins/Eagles-Smith Gallery, SanFrancisco; James Kelly Contemporary, Santa Fe; and Barry Whistler Galley, Dallas. Johnnie's Salt Seeps SFE editions are in the collection of the Daum Museum, St. Louis, Mo.
Joe Novak "Joe Novak’s focus throughout his career has been the exploration of color and light through abstraction. During the eighties and nineties, he painted large monochromatic color field canvases with tonal gradations and soft edges that infuse them with a meditative quality and a sense of movement. When illuminated they become glowing surfaces of color and light. The art critic Peter Frank has written of this work: “One step beyond Rothko's, Novak's paintings gently force the eye to breathe color.”
During the nineties, while living and working in Santa Fe, New Mexico, Novak initiated a project called “Light Emanations”, in which he created computerized programs of changing light levels and configurations on a selection of his large paintings, dramatically illustrating the effect of light changes on color perception.
Novak’s work there drew the attention of Timothy Rub, currently director of the Philadelphia Museum of Art and former director of the Hood Museum of Art at Dartmouth College. Rub became the moving force behind Novak’s 2002 Hood Museum exhibition “Joe Novak: Paintings, 1993-1999”. His introduction in the accompanying catalog compared Novak’s paintings to those of Rothko and Morris Louis, concluding “… this is not a matter of superficial resemblance but rather of spiritual kinship with those who believed in the language of abstraction and the power of painting to offer the viewer an experience that is, in essence, transcendental… One cannot fully appreciate his paintings without seeing them under the controlled conditions of graduated lighting that he has conceived as an integral aspect of their presentation. For it is here that Novak’s artistry is fully revealed.”
Novak’s body of work is extensive and includes paintings on canvas, panel and paper as well as monotypes, drawings, assemblages, mixed media and prints. He has often worked in series, focusing on a particular medium for years. Among these are “Meditations” (color pencil drawings), “Voices” and “Voices 2” (color aquatint etchings), “Echoes” (painting assemblages with minerals) and “Colors” (350 miniature panel paintings). In recent years his paintings have become more gestural, often with musical allusions.
Novak’s work is in many public and private collections, including numerous museum collections.
He has said: “Creating art is a journey into the unknown that is challenging, fulfilling and sometimes magical. For me it is about having a vision, doing the work, being open, taking risks, respecting the materials and listening to the eye.
Paul Shapiro “I feel that this work is beyond the verbal and exists in a realm that is beyond art history, culture, etc. It seems to be related to a deep meditative state that is outside our normal experience as though I am peeking behind the fabric of consensual reality and having entered into a visual metaphor where the physical building blocks of many realities exist waiting to be interacted with thus creating subject and object. That is why I think that there is a connection with my work and quantum physics. Of course my work is a metaphor of this and not an actual depiction of something that can't be depicted anyway because it is outside of the realm of the usual senses."
James Westwater (b. 1962, Salvador, Brazil; lives in New York City and Beacon, NY) works primarily in painting and sculpture to investigate the liminal and the absolute. Much of his work incorporates a symmetrically placed oval motif that evokes heraldic iconography and references religious art.Through the visual language of a recurring Hard-edge geometric shape and systematic composition, and his use of commonplace materials like bare plywood, along with old construction signs, postcards, paintings, and objects, he utilizes pictorial space and the built environment to mediate the familiar and the ineffable. Before moving to New York in 2005, Westwater lived and worked in England, Portugal, Los Angeles, and New Mexico. He is a graduate of the UK's Ipswich Art School and Manchester Art College. In the US, at the Santa Fe Art Institute, he studied art with Richard Tuttle, Pat Steir, and Komar and Melamid, and critical writing with Peter Schjeldahl. His paintings and sculptures were first shown in the late 1980s in Los Angeles and New Mexico. By the mid-1990s, he was being shown in New York and internationally. His work is in several permanent collections.
Gail Rieke is a nationally recognized collage/ assemblage artist, she shows her work at her home studio/gallery in Santa Fe, New Mexico. She also exhibits by invitation in museums, art centers and galleries.
Gail received her B.F.A. and M.F.A. from University of Florida at Gainesville. Gail has been the recipient of several awards: among them the Western States Art Federation Grant in 1977.
Gail has taught at the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida; the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada; and the College of Santa Fe in Santa Fe, New Mexico. She also travels nationally and internationally to lecture and teach classes and workshops. Recent venues include the San Francisco Center for the Book, Vero Beach Center for the Arts in Florida , Segal Studio in Montreal, and a traveling workshop in rural Japan.
In the year 2000, Gail and her husband, Zachariah had a retrospective at the Museum of Fine Arts in Santa Fe, NM. The show was entitled Gail & Zachariah Rieke: Found Objects In An Open World.
"Gail Rieke orchestrates some of the most sensitive collage works being done today. Their uniqueness has to do with the exquisite internal harmonies she discovers among these natural and man-made materials, and the way she balances the very specific nature of each piece with its potential for poetic meaning..." William Peterson, editor of Artspace Magazine.
Sally Anderson "I work somewhere between painting and sculpture. My paintings have taken form and sit on the wall as objects, or leave the walls altogether to occupy their own place. Subject matter does not concern me, and my work is not derivative unless by accident. Each piece is a journey and flows from 35 years of gathering and experimentation with color, texture and form". Born Rockford IL. Ed: Beloit College, BA in Art; Univ. of Wisconsin; Instituto de Allende, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. Solo exhibition: Roswell Art Museum. Selected group exhibitions: Albuquerque Museum; Beloit College Art Museum; Carnegie Institute Museum; El Paso Museum; International Folk Art Museum, Santa Fe; Museum of Fine Arts, Santa Fe; Phoenix Art Museum. Publications: Abstract Art: The New Mexico Artist Series (Albuquerque NM: Fresco, 2003); New Mexico Millennium Collection II (Santa Fe NM: NMMC, 2001). Current residence, Albuquerque NM.
Seth Anderson "My work has always been about drawing from the subconscious, daydreaming and essentially escaping from reality. It focuses on gesture and movement as well as the weight and feel of the piece. The style in which I have worked longest is minutely detailed, intricate and often whimsical, but in the field paintings my goal is to create more expansive areas of color. I want these works to reflect the practice of drawing. I relate it to the creation of a novel - the working manuscripts with handwritten edits, the slips of paper with random thoughts to be worked into later drafts". Born 1972, Washington DC. Ed: Univ. of Colorado, Boulder, BBA; Fellow, Glasgow School of Art, Glasgow, Scotland. Selected exhibitions/collections: Contemporary Art Society of NM; Collection of the Capital Arts Foundation NM. Selected reviews/ publications: ARTnews, Feb 2003:131; Abstract Art: The New Mexico Artist Series (Albuquerque NM: Fresco, 2003); New Mexico Millennium Collection II (Santa Fe NM: NMMC, 2001). Current residence, Santa Fe NM.