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Rachel Caldwell

 photo unnamed_zpsnosqj4ib.jpg Rachel Caldwell <-- Philadelphia-based illustrator with background in graphic design; BFA in drawing, printmaking, and design from Kutztown University of Pennsylvania; explores surrealist themes in vivid oil colors or illustrates intricate contemporary models in a pen-and-ink drawing technique.  photo unnamed-1_zpszicuyqnr.jpg

Jesse Berlin

 photo unnamed-5_zpsctij1pdw.png  photo unnamed-4_zpsuhdukpgk.png  photo unnamed-2_zpsm74opyw8.png Jesse Berlin has been an avid sculptor from early childhood. He received a Bachelor's degree in Fine Arts from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and an MFA in Sculpture from Southern Illinois University in Carbondale where he specialized in highly detailed figurative sculpture. While at SAIC he worked at the International Museum of Surgical Science as the curator of the Anatomy in the Gallery exhibition, constantly changing showcase of medically themed, contemporary artwork. Upon graduating from SAIC, Jesse was recruited into the Maxillofacial Prosthetic Technician training program at the Bronx Veterans Administration Medical Center in conjunction with Columbia Presbyterian Hospital in New York where he advanced his skills learning to make complex and highly realistic facial prosthetics. Jesse has exhibited in numerous prestigious galleries across the country and has received several awards for his work. Most recently he was featured in Conjoined IV, the annual sculpture review at Copro Gallery in Santa Monica, as well as the 2013 Arizona Biennial at the Tucson Museum of art. He has also shown at such venues as the DeVos Place Convention Center, Limner Gallery, and Daniel Martin Diaz’ Sacred Machine. He now resides in his hometown of Tucson, Arizona where he continues to produce provocative and visually arresting works of art addressing the raw physical truth of the human condition.  photo 8203a9_1294338d347819cc07cc792d7e61b251_zpsueioairw.jpg  photo unnamed-1_zpsceydew8w.png

Silvana Bossa

 photo unnamed-1_zps4sh5oyfi.png  photo unnamed-2_zps4huvkxmp.png Silvana Bossa is an illustrator and graphic designer based in Cartagena, Colombia. Please click here to see the rest of her works.  photo unnamed_zpslmgser5p.png

Diana Kingsley

 photo unnamed-3_zpsb4v5uhxj.jpg  photo unnamed-1_zpskycmurda.jpg  photo unnamed-4_zpsr9ygswsa.jpg " I set up photographic still lifes or closely cropped nature shots that are carefully arranged, but somehow fraught—both over-specific and elusive. I’m drawn to situations where control is confounded by dysfunction and studied elegance is poised precariously on the verge of the absurd. The well-placed non sequitur, self-consciousness, and slyly humorous formal affectations are ongoing preoccupations. My subject matter could be almost anything—a cat staring at bowls of milk, a badly placed brooch on a sweater, a cheese morsel fallen on a couch. I tend to use whatever’s close at hand, so autobiographical allusions inevitably sneak in. I’m not interested in forcing any particular narrative; I’m more interested in a sensibility that runs through the work: low-level despair, boredom, resignation, thwarted desire, overwrought sensuality, utter futility. I tend to push that with the titles. I’m going for the rigor of minimalist design, the angst of an existential one-act, and the humor of a Chaplinesque slip on a banana peel. Think Charlie Brown meets Robert Mapplethorpe." - Diana Kingsley  photo unnamed-2_zpsjx1uu38d.jpg  photo unnamed_zpsaxwuwk5u.jpg

Matt Hayton

 photo unnamed_zpstuyl0f9t.jpg  photo unnamed-2_zpsfgpdm01v.jpg " I’m a student printmaker/illustrator/bookbinder from a small town nestled in a valley on the outskirt of the (beautiful) Lake District in England. I draw inspiration stylistically from scientific illustration and golden-age fairytale illustrators such as Arthur Rackham and Edmund Dulac. I love folklore and the idea of a narrative or tale been retold, altered and treasured over many generations and that is something inherent in my work. I also love Pokemon as much as the next 90’s kid. I kind of think the whole series is built on folklore too, or at least thats how I like to look at it." - Matt Hayton  photo unnamed_zpsiifogdlo.png  photo unnamed-1_zpseahevf3t.png

Hong Chun Zhang

 photo unnamed-3_zpsob7ap5qk.jpg  photo unnamed-4_zpsjuqnecoh.jpg  photo unnamed-1_zps7qmjpnh7.jpg Born and raised in China, Hong grew up in an academic environment. Both her parents are retired art professors and her two sisters are also painters. When she was 15, Hong and her twin-sister Bo won the national competition to attend the high school attached to the Central Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing. From there, she began her professional art training. In 1994, Hong received B.F.A. in Chinese Ink Painting from CAFA in Beijing, M.A. from CSU Sacramento in 2002 and M.F.A. from University of California, Davis in 2004. Hong currently lives and works in Lawrence, Kansas. In spring of 2015, she starts working with Haw Contemporary Gallery in Kansas City.  photo unnamed_zpsw1tltbtt.jpg  photo unnamed-2_zps8e7mih6v.jpg  photo unnamed-6_zpsnhlj9rze.jpg

Sylvia Stølan

 photo unnamed-1_zpsbopj2d4w.jpg  photo unnamed-2_zps7hozskyy.jpg  photo unnamed-3_zpsxuzsogbl.jpg 'I was born in Trondheim, Norway, and moved to the Netherlands to study illustration. After receiving my bachelor degree in visual communication I've been working as freelance artist/illustrator in the Netherlands for a couple of years before moving back to Norway.' - Sylvia Stølan  photo unnamed-4_zpshzbov3ol.jpg  photo unnamed_zpsivf0kbps.jpg  photo unnamed-5_zpsp5mats2z.jpg

Alex Badea

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Shary Boyle

 photo unnamed_zpsdyrg306l.jpg  photo unnamed-3_zpsdac1ijc0.jpg Shary Boyle works across diverse media, including ceramics, sculpture, painting, installation and drawing. She maintains a dual practice alternating between her studio and collaborative touring of projection/sound performance projects.  photo unnamed-2_zpsklpegxxr.jpg  photo unnamed-1_zpscddnerex.jpg

Chew Chew Train Place Setting

 photo unnamed-11_zpsflxwnveu.jpg  photo unnamed-4_zpsx2s8cq64.jpg  photo unnamed-9_zpswfx3bmsq.jpg 'Having trouble keeping your kids at the table while they finish their food? Do they always play with toys rather than eat? It's time to give them the Chew-Chew Train. Keep your kids entertained while they eat their meals. Gone are the days of not playing with your food. Let them Chew-Chew their way to 3 meals a day.'  photo unnamed-10_zpsp3qcat3o.jpg  photo unnamed-8_zpsvxj0nwil.jpg