Printmaking


Alexander Avak

Alexander Avak

My name is Alexander Avak, I was born at St. Mary’s hospital 22 years ago and have called Long Beach my home ever since. All of my earliest memories are of Long Beach when my mom would take me to the pride parade, the Ice Dogs hockey games or the beach every Sunday. One of […]

Jared Schwartz, Jared’s Art

Jared Schwartz, Jared’s Art

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 […]

Esther Bent

Esther Bent

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.

Smaddielope

Smaddielope

My name is Maddie. I’m a Long Beach-based artist with experience creating large and small-scale projects in and around the Los Angeles area. Prior commissions have included: large canvases, murals, chalk art, custom mailbox designs and custom games console designs. I specialize in vibrant, colorful art relating to popular culture and music, however, I also […]

Elena Tomska

Elena Tomska

Linocut is the most laconic printing technique of all. No undertones, no ambiguity. The language of linocut printing is composed of clear outlines, proportions, and rhythms of the components in a composition. My name is Elena Tomska, and I make linocut to tell my stories. They all are truthful. I chose the linocut technique to […]

Banu

Banu

A culmination of lived experience and the creative anchor of expression. A renegade, multifarious embrace of medium, effort, and object. A celebration of in-betweens and intuition, experimentation and intention, and the alchemy of energetic exchange and connection. A fiery commitment to self and an ode to all of the women within a single earthly body. […]

Zaret Proa

Zaret Proa

Zaret Proa is a surface designer working in the Long Beach, CA area. Her paintings, prints, and patterns are influenced by urban and natural landscapes. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Art at the University of California, Santa Cruz. There, she discovered her love of printmaking and textile design. She then pursued her interests […]

Sara Hassan Khani

Sara Hassan Khani

My current practice explores the concepts of time and memory and relationships between privacy, publicity, space, and the human body. The investigation of place happens through the initial planning of a structure, followed by an intuitive process of deconstructing/reconstructing, layering, and combining collage, painting, and printmaking to achieve a narrative that is nonliteral, abstract, and […]

mirrored fatality

mirrored fatality

✧༺mirrored fatality is a nonbinary Kapampangan-Pilipinx and Pakistani-Muslim performance art duo Mango and Samar, sharing their rituals, altars, and medicine through DIT (Do It Together) experimental and healing noise punk. mirrored fatality creates their self-proclaimed “cocoon webs” combining performance art, music, spoken word, graphic design, film, photography, painting, drawing, upcycled garments, anti-imperialist education, and healing […]

nic villegas

nic villegas

I try very hard to make art that connects with people in some way – art that makes people feel, or think, or remember, or feel represented, or laugh out loud. i’m a colorful, “cartoony” 90s kid all grown up – some of my early inspirations as an artist included vincent van gogh, lisa frank, […]

Ronald Jenkins Jr.

Ronald Jenkins Jr.

I have been working as a freelance artist for 3 years. It began with taking film photos for friends as they worked on their craft, while i quickly developed my own. My involvement in Play Nice shifted my interest towards the curation of events for local artists to showcase their talents. I use our community […]