Zadie Xa’s personal semiotics translated into multimedia art

Working in the art forms of textile, painting, sculpture, performance, and video, Zadie Xa takes the elements surrounding and enveloping her personal life and conjures them up into beautiful, complex, and intensely unique art. Almost all of her pieces work with one another quite well as different textile works make appearances in videos and performances…

Ivan Grebenshikov’s ethereal digital and painted artwork

Kazakhstan-born Ivan Grebenshikov extends his intellectual abstract art across all platforms within his reach. Despite being an extremely skilled oil painter, Grebenshikov is becoming most known for his digital works based on scientific theories and the concept of therapeutic art. Looking at his art as a whole one can find certain traits apparent in all…

Andrea Joyce Heimer’s playful and melancholy artworks

Andrea Joyce Heimer uses her flat narrative paintings to communicate playful innocence as well as darker and more controversial themes from personal experience as well as allegorical historical narratives. Heifer grew up as an adopted child in Montana but currently works and resides in New York. The artist is an adoptee whose records are sealed,…

Relief prints and paintings by Matthew Palladino

San Francisco native Matthew Palladino uses printmaking techniques as well as watercolor, acrylic ink, and acrylic gouche to create the majority of his artwork. The artist’s work has undergone relative transformation in the last several years as Palladino has continued to refine and develop both old and new techniques. His early work was generally very flat…

Confrontational narrative paintings by Tabitha Vevers

Artist Tabitha Vevers received her BA at Yale where she found herself in a generation of artists who for the most part plied their predictable trade of enormous paintings in shades of red, reminiscent of the post-expressionism era so notable for making artists rich and famous. She moved against the trend, however and opted to create small-scale…

Totems and monuments to the ancients from Matthew Craven

At the age of 22, New Yorker Matthew Craven first enrolled in art school as a student focusing on abstract painting. However, after a short amount of time and an epiphany, Craven came to realize that the dialogue of abstract painting did not fit his aesthetic nor what he was most interested in displaying or…

Christiaan Conradie’s experimental oil paintings

The South African, Spanish-speaking, surf-loving artist Christiaan Conradie has found wings in the world of art after working in the design and advertising industry for several years. The artist never attended art schooling from an institution but found an incredible mentor in Julia Teale, who taught life drawing classes and passed on her art-making philosophies to…

“Matchstick Men” made by Wolfgang Stiller

Wolfgang Stiller is an artist who currently resides in Berlin, Germany. He is best known for his installations and of those installations, he is arguably most famous for his matchstickmen sculptures. The artist is not traditional by any means and doesn’t sculpt from raw slabs of any sort of stone or wood but rather uses…

Kate Steciw’s spliced internet collages

Brooklyn-based artist Kate Steciw’s sculptural and photographic collage pieces take fragmented pieces of color and images from the internet and “interrogate the relationship between reality and virtual representation, splicing together a disparate group of objects that mirror how internet is consumed;”. Her artworks are primarily made up of images inspired from events in popular culture. However, when…

Romare Bearden’s cultural collages

Artist Romare Bearden, who lived from 1911-1988, used various techniques such as watercolor, screen printing, oil painting, and collage to create his mixed media artworks. Bearden drew the political injustices of his time into a universal, all-encompassing context by creating works of mythological, religious, and classic representation and replacing their characters with those of African heritage….

Jacob Hashimoto’s suspended kite murals

Born in Greely, Colorado, artist Jacob Hashimoto has found a very unique niche in his art. His works are best known for using traditional Japanese methods to create large-scale “tapestries” out of thousands of hand-crafted paper and wood kites. While they are three-dimensional and could be described as sculptures, these works also invite associations with painting;…

Beaded punching bags and direct messages from Jeffrey Gibson

Jeffrey Gibson studied contemporary art at the art institute of Chicago, and then the Royal College in London. After having been out of school for a couple of years he turned to his heritage and started incorporating a Native American aspect to his work to create a novel hybrid and since then has had tremendous museum and critical support in…