Dani is an emerging visual artist who works primarily with bold, graphic drawings and paintings. Born and raised in New York, her passion for art began at a very young age. In her most recent collection, her work draws inspiration from pop art of the 1960's. Each piece is a unique, original work and is hand painted on various luxury items sourced from around the world. The paintings are meant to emote a feeling of nostalgia, be an over-saturation of beauty and exude femininity.
Dani received her Fine Arts degree from the University of Southern California Roski School of Art in May 2015. Since graduating, she has gone on to launch her own hand drawn temporary tattoo brand, INKED by Dani, that is inspired by her fine arts background. Her brand is now sold in major retailers worldwide, and has been featured in publications including Vogue, Teen Vogue, People, Glamour, Cosmopolitan, Seventeen, Elle, Buzzfeed, The Huffington Post, and more.
Jenna Krypell is a sculptor and painter from New York. Through studying design and painting at Syracuse University, College of Visual and Performing Arts, Jenna developed an extensive and diverse portfolio of multi media works. Now part of the emerging New York Street Art Scene, Jenna’s paintings and sculptures are part of an on-going exhibition at the World Trade Center and Glen Cove’s First City Project. Jenna’s recent feature in The NY Times and Newsday interview are some examples of how well her work is being received in the NYC art world.
Many of the works here are inspired by topography, cartography, blueprints, maps, and diagrams. They are put into the layering process and then rediscovered as something else during the removal and marking process. I liken it to an archeological dig site only I have inserted the artifacts in the sedimentary layers that my process has created. Paint, paper, original drawings and diagrams are added at different periods in the process to be excavated at a later date.
The discovery process in my work excites me. I gather information and inspiration from everything around me, storing it in my brain to access at a later date, like a malfunctioning hard drive.
Build it up tear it down and put it back together again. It’s during the removal and piecing it back together is when I find my way in a painting -- looking for moments to grab onto and follow. Sometimes I feel like I am overhearing a remark -- like I am listening in on a conversation—until something is said that interests me.
I like to be stopped dead in my tracks. Whether a song, book, poem, a mark, a painting, or a ghost — and move on that.
Michael Viglietta is a contemporary abstract artist living and working in Phoenix. Michael spent nearly 30 years working on film and TV productions. He worked on such projects as Iron Man, CSI, Agent Carter, and Independence Day, to name a few. Always making drawings and small paintings, he turned hotel rooms around the world into mini-studios. He has exhibited in solo and group shows in Los Angeles, New York, and Phoenix.
Laura Van Horne
Laura Van Horne is a mixed-media artist who works in encaustic, acrylic, watercolor, ink, resin, paper and textiles. She was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada and moved to Seattle, WA in 1994. She has her MA in Speech Pathology, and has studied acrylic and encaustic painting at Pratt Fine Art Center.
Since childhood, Laura has been passionate about art. When she is not creating on canvas, she is creating in her head. Her body of work includes a wide range of styles and mediums. Many of her pieces are mixed media and include found organic objects, textiles, pages from books, or items from flea markets.
Laura has participated in a number of group and solo art shows over the past 15 years. She presently paints and teaches out of Gray Sky Gallery, her Seattle studio/gallery space.
I create art because I have to. I am driven by curiosity and gather inspiration from a variety of places: nature, photography, humor, and everyday objects. I enjoy many styles of painting and use a variety of mediums and materials. I love mixed media for that reason.
My abstract ink and resin paintings have evolved from years of experimentation with an elixir of inks, pigments, paints, resins used on different substrates. It is a meditative process and the result appears organic in nature. This series appears scientific to me. I see many things such as geodes, human cells, irises, and orbs in the work.
Dr. Larry Silver lives with his wife Juliette and two children in Roslyn, New York. Painting is his passion. He is self-taught and has learned about color and flow through experimentation. There is nothing more rewarding to Dr. Silver then picking colors and telling a story through manipulation of the paint in multiples ways. Through a combination of color and symbolism he creates beauty with a positive energy. For years he would make close friends and family very different pieces that were specifically designed for that person. After years of observing artistic gifts proudly displayed in the homes of friends and family, he was encouraged to create pieces professionally.
When not painting, Dr. Silver practices as a podiatric surgeon since 1991. He is a board certified reconstructive foot and ankle surgeon. In addition, Dr. Silver is on the credential committee at New York Presbyterian Queens and is the Assistant Residency Director of it's foot surgical training program. Although creativity has it's place in surgery, most procedures are extremely repetitive. Precision and being exact are imperative to good reproduclulbe results. The dichotomy between surgery and painting is what makes the abstract world of art so appealing to him.
Andrew Cotton is a gifted young artist. Originally from London, Cotton paints and makes his home in the New York area. His edgy contemporary style spans stunning abstracts, iconic vintage images, urban landscapes and powerful statements using dynamic colors, mixed media and a variety of surfaces.
Originally an underground artist displaying his work on a mobile art truck in Brooklyn and then Central Park West in Manhattan, Cotton's work now adorns the homes of major entertainment industry players and titans of Wall Street.
Cotton received his art education at the prestigious Central St. Martins School of Art in Holborn, London. As his career and reputation has developed, his work has been shown at the New Museum in Manhattan, in luxury hotels, corporate headquarters and private residences. His impressive array of work is in demand from New York to LA to Milan by people who appreciate the impact that transformative original artwork can deliver.