Themes of pop culture, mental health and loss of innocence blend with the techniques of the old masters in the work of Michelle Marks. Taking notes from the predecessors of “Pop Surrealism” and “Low Brow”, her work falls somewhere in the valley between high and low art. Marks’ vocabulary ranges from cute to sexualized to […]
There is infinite potential for art and imagination to completely change the world we live in. The contemplation of how to go about transforming our socially constructed reality along with advocating for social change, are two of the main concepts that fuel my work. Simply put, it is an attempt to illustrate a paradigmatic shift. […]
Karena Massengill Bio and Mission Statement I am originally from Ukiah, California. As a child I took classes at the Mendocino Art Center. I attended Goddard College in Vermont, California College of Arts and Crafts in Oakland, and Temple University, Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia graduating with my BFA in 1975. After immigrating to […]
Jared Aufrichtig is an International Multidiscipline Artist and Photographer pushing the boundaries of Expression. Originally from Long Beach California, he now moves about the globe immersed in Art, Music, Surfing and Skateboarding while searching out the connections and parallels between them. His Art and Photography have been exhibited and published around the world and includes […]
Briyana Negrette is an artist who works abstractly with conceptual layered pieces while using found items and other objects inspired by metaphysics and the subconscious, creating paintings, murals, sculptures and installations that engages and questions the norms of society.
John Hillis Sanders’ career as an artist and educator spans over five decades. His interest in the post-modern movement and its critical influence on contemporary art is exemplified in his extensive body of sculptural work in light and space. He draws inspiration from artists of the 20th century such as Marcel Duchamp, Joseph Beuys, and […]
I’m an artist who has deep roots in the graffiti art street culture. I was born and raised in the Wrigley area of Long Beach and began being interested in art at a young age. I started painting walls at homeland cultural center at the age of 16. Since then my art taken me to […]
I am a multidisciplinary visual artist, following in the footsteps of contemporary sculpture and feminist art aesthetics. I have developed my practice to include sculptural fabrication techniques, performance, and video. My inspiration comes from my lived experiences as a woman and artist. I am in a constant state of unlearning and relearning. Due to the […]
Paracosm is a detailed imaginary world. Paracosms are thought generally to originate in childhood and to have one or numerous creators. The creator of a paracosm has a complex and deeply felt relationship with this subjective universe, which may incorporate real-world or imaginary characters and conventions.
Kimo Bautista is a self taught artist rooted in graffiti furthering growth through fine arts. Predominantly through study focusing in Printmaking and Ceramics. Current work sets out to portray a sense of technological dependency and ultimately a loss of humanity; with interpretations of spiritual health as well as turmoil.
Jonathan Robinzuela is relatively new to the contemporary art scene, best known for his canvases comprised of discarded street level materials intertwined with his own photography. His work gives emphasis on the industrial detritus of the “ Post No Bills’ society we live in present day. It is best described as abstract mixed media collage […]
Carole Frances Lung is an artist, soft power guerilla activist, and Associate Professor of Fashion Fiber and Materials, at California State University Los Angeles. Through her alter ego Frau Fiber, Carole activates a vocabulary of fashion and textile production and consumption, crafting of one of a kind garments, installations, performances, and social sculpture, paying homage […]