Apr 21, 2016
Laddie John Dill
was born in Long Beach, California in 1943 and earned his Bachelor of Fine Arts from Chouinard Art Institute of Los Angeles in 1968. Dill had his first solo exhibition in New York City when he was just 27 years old. He has received two National Endowment for the Arts Artist Fellowships, a John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship and an Art in Public Buildings Program Grant from California Arts Council. Dill has exhibited in numerous exhibitions and is included in permanent collections of renowned institutions worldwide, including MOMA NY, LACMA, MoCA LA, and the Louisiana Museum, Denmark. He was included in The Getty’s Pacific Standard Time Berlin in 2012. Most recently, he completed a residency in Naples, Italy, where he did an installation in the cathedral Il Pio Monte della Misericordia di Napoli in response to seventeenth century Italian artist Caravaggio. Laddie John Dill has taught and lectured at universities and art institutions across the nation, and is now living and working in Venice, California.
Apr 19, 2016
(b. 1973 in Gianyar, Bali, lives and works in Jogjakarta, Indonesia) Nyoman Masriadi’s paintings frequently depict superhuman figures whose narratives, while rooted in Indonesian cultural history, offer witty and often biting social commentary on contemporary life and global pop culture. Through his control of light, shadow and volume, Masriadi endows these monumental characters with a sculptural, almost three-dimensional presence. Sometimes these characters appear in the archetypal roles of comic book heroes, cowboys, soldiers and athletes, but just as frequently, they are just powerfully built men and women engaged in solitary acts of strength or captured in private moments of vulnerability.
Apr 18, 2016
is an internationally acclaimed photographic artist. In 2015 Epson, the world leader in photographic printing technology recognized Tadder as one of the top influential photographers, producing a TV commercial and worldwide ad campaign featuring Tadder and his work. Most recognized for his highly inventive conceptual advertising photography Tadder has been ranked in the top 200 photographers worldwide by the prestigious Luezer Archive Magazine 8 years running. In 2012 Tadder created a viral collection of images that was ranked by Time magazine as one of the top internet sensations of that year. The collection made news worldwide and became the top trending feature on Reddit for two days. Tadder’s work hangs on the walls of world leaders in politics, business, art and sport, having been commissioned to make personal portraits for notables like President George W. Bush, Bill Gates, and Manny Pacquiao. In 2010 he was commissioned by the Bill and Melinda Gates foundation to make a collection portraits then used in an art installation at the home of Bono. Other subjects of note include the NFL’s best, Tom Brady, rap icon Ice Cube, the world’s best swimmer Michael Phelps, and countless other influencers.