My work is about the representation of women in film and television. It questions what it means to be a woman and how we learn or are conditioned to take on traits of femininity. The work is usually done in watercolor, a medium that is hard to control.
Whether it’s intentional or not, my artwork always examines the relationship between the past and the present. Even subject matter that’s rooted in modern-day issues is informed by a robust sense of nostalgia, and, although I’m not a photographer, old photos are my primary sources of inspiration. They become reinvented as oil, acrylic or watercolor […]
I have been projecting photos onto canvas lately-even though I can draw-in order to establish the initial drawing and underpainting of shapes if I’m working purely in the studio for complex or large work. In the middle of Covid, I turned a complete 180 degrees from the studio practice, to paint outside with my mentor, […]
I’ve been drawing since I was a little kid, and I still draw as a little adult. Through it all, I’ve had one goal: to create artwork that helps the world get better, never worse. That goal has helped my visual artwork and my writing appear in various places over the years, so that it’s […]
Art comes in many different forms in my life and I’m lucky enough to be able to create something from the mess in my head into something tangible.
I am a creative, working as a Maker in a group we call ETES. I have a number of projects of various sizes, and share them with others through a learn to teach method. This takes me to schools, studios, events and now to the sidewalks to implement a project I call Sidewalk Spaces. Much […]
Long Beach is a source of art from all over the world. I intend to create art in anyway possible wherever this city needs me to be of service. I have worked for artist Doug Kurtz for a couple of years as his assistant and it’s the happiest I’ve ever been. I will continue to […]
Soul Cypher is a creative collective and hospitality-driven marketing agency dedicated to promoting emerging local artists. Based in Long Beach, CA we seek to establish an active, supportive network of like-minds focused on achieving urban excellence by empowering artists with love, light and the resources necessary for success. We strive to build communal relationships that […]
Michelle Dinh is a Cambodian American artist residing in Southern California. She earned her BFA in Illustration from CSU Long Beach in 2019 and has been freelancing ever since. The pandemic has transformed her deeply and her new life’s passion is to make a difference through her work. Since 2020, Michelle Dinh has been making […]
I am a visual artist, born in Los Angeles in 1986 to my parents, Marta Hurtado and Jacobo Barrios, immigrants from El Salvador and Guatemala, respectively. In 2011, I graduated from University of California, Berkeley, where I received a BA in Gender and Women’s Studies. Since 2012, I have participated in many public art exhibitions, […]
I am a multimedia artist who’s work encompasses visual and conceptual art, as well as musical composition and experimental film. I have also worked in art education for approximately 10 years and love working with the community to create programs that bring the arts to our schools.
Annessa De La Cruz is the founder of Nameless LA – a creative platform that brings physical experiences to life through different mediums Since 2017 Annessa (Nameless) has leveraged her platform as an art instillation, pop-up shop, editorial issue with space to grow into whatever it seeks. In 2017 Annessa self-published her first poetry book […]