Denyse Thomasos (October 10, 1964 – July 19, 2012) A talented and vivacious painter, Denyse won many prestigious national and international awards including a 1997 Guggenheim Fellowship, a 1999 Canada Council Millenium Grant, a Pew Fellowship in the Arts, a Joan Mitchell Foundation Award in Painting and completed a travel ersidency at the American Academy in Rome. Her works are exhibited internationally and have been reviewed across North America and in major art journals. She has been a major stable of the Olga Korper Gallery since her first show in 1998, when her striking architectural structures and weaves narrated a history of the psychological impact on people of colour from slavery to the present day. Travel has always been a major element in her life and work, steering her interest in colour, line, and space towards the homes and harbours she discovered on her adventures to Africa, China, India, and South America.
Shirana Shahbazi (born 1974) is an Iranian-born photographer who now lives in Switzerland. Her work includes installations and large conceptualized images of everyday life.
Lizzy Stewart is an illustrator and artist currently based in London. Clients include: Faber & Faber, The List, The New York Times, Zizzis, The Scotsman, Aubin & Wills, Red Cap Cards, Little Otsu, Analogue Books, Random House, The Folio Society, Woodpigeon, End of the Road Records, The Guardian, Howies, Eagleowl and more.
“This little doggie won’t let his cone of shame bring him down. No way, no howl! Simply push in the puppy’s tail on our Cone of Shame LED Keychain and his eyes illuminate. The term “pet lampshade” suddenly becomes quite appropriate. Let this fellow brighten your darkest moments and it’ll provide you with the unconditional illumination that only a key chain flashlight, shaped like a dog, wearing a cone of shame… can. Great for finding the house key late at night!”
Akio Takamori was born and raised in Japan. He has been exhibiting in the United States, Europe and Asia since the mid 1980s. Takamori received his BFA from the Kansas City Art Institute in 1976 and his MFA from the New York State College of Ceramics, Alfred University in 1978. Takamori’s recent solo exhibitions include Ground (2013), at James Harris Gallery, Seattle, WA and Equivalent (2013), at Galerie Kunstforum Solothurn, Switzerland.
” A self-adhesive Koala shaped cable holder hugs your cables to keep them in place. And while it’s mainly made for cables, it can hold many accessories like keys, glasses, pens and even toothbrushes.” Link here.
Arianna Vairo is a talented illustrator and printmaker hailing from Milan, Italy. Check her out guys!
Klaas Kloosterboer <-- Born 1959 Noord/Zuid Schermer, Netherlands; Lives and works in Amsterdam; 1979-1983 Education: Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten, Amsterdam, NL
Penelope Gazin is a freelance artist and an animator based in Echo Park, Califoria. Click here to go to her website.
Maxwell Doig was born in Huddersfield. He graduated from Manchester School of Art in 1988 with a BA in Fine Art and went on to pursue his postgraduate studies in Fine Art at the Slade School of Art, London, between 1988 and 1990. Doig is preoccupied with the human figure and its spatial relationship combined with the interplay of light and shade. His use of unconventional viewpoints depicting static solitary figures along with the application of subtle pigments and textural complexity results in contemplative ephemeral imagery. In 1997 he was awarded the Villiers David Prize. He lives and works in Manchester. (via Albemarle Gallery)