“Fascinated by the co-existence of polar opposites, [Majors’s] sculptural vessels strive to emphasize the elegance of organic growth through the use of heterogeneous textures on asymmetrical forms. Composed with many layers, each piece is fossilized with its finish to suggest the former presence of life.”
“Camille Hoffman beautifully applies paint and mixed media to create collaged worlds that are fantastically mesmerizing, while also grounded and painterly. Her works inhabit a liminal space walking the line between realistic and other-worldly; timely and eternal.”
“[Ballesteros] is a third-generation Filipino American whose grandfather left the Philippines in 1921 and attained his US citizenship through military service in WWII… His work has been acquired by private collectors and public institutions, and he will continue to interpret the world around him through the lens of his camera until he is old and gray.”
Kalinchini works in photography and other mediums to create portrait artworks.
“[Sheffield’s] work currently explores the visual boundaries of academic technical portraiture painting set up against the expressionistic loose gestural form of human representation. Through various mediums: oil, acrylic, graphite, ink – and multiple disciplines: photography, sculpture, video, and painting – [Sheffield] attempts to bridge a connection with the audience and examine the dynamism of human existence.”
“Her work explores defining Filipino-American identity through her experiences growing up as a 2nd generation American. Jalandoni’s ongoing research… deepens her understanding on how Filipinos/Filipino-Americans are perceived both socially and historically, and works to challenge these perceptions with the aid of her experiences and family stories.”
“My work subtly revolves around issues of identity, memory, race, culture, womanhood, and femininity as an African American woman in the United States and beyond while the pieces themselves wave between minimal and excess, bold and subtle, loud and intimate, to speak or not to speak.”
"Triangulating biography, American politics, and images related to African American trauma, I have developed a language that employs iconography and subtleties in tandem... What drives my creative process most is a desire to alchemically transform objects and material to address nuance in black historical narratives.”
“Through the lens of diaspora, Arteche’s work revolves around epistemology, acting as an interlocutor between traditional research, oral history, and Internet searches. She works in photography, installation, and social practice.”
“Lorenzo Baker is an artist whose practice interrogates the formal constructions of art. Responding to the confines of contemporary culture, the art produced identifies and highlights the nuanced and ever-changing relationships between language and objects.”
“Mario Moore is a Detroit native, currently residing in New York City… He has recently been awarded a Princeton Hodder Fellowship for 2018-2019.”
“Monica Ikegwu’s work is structured upon the portraiture and depiction of African Americans… Her work brings to focus subtleties that she notices in the black community, as well as her personal life...Taking feelings and aspects from her surroundings, she presents them in a way that is not only captivating but also unconventional.”
“Pamela Ybañez is an Oakland based artist who works in photography, curation and social engagement projects. Her art deals with personal and social investigations as a way to discuss existing societal conditions around inequality and identity.”
“My work explores psychological and socio-political themes surrounding liminal identity, cultural assimilation, and the Filipino/a diaspora, tempered by my experience as a Filipina immigrant living in the United States. In this vein, I examine oxymoronic concepts of assimilation and repudiation, reductive and additive, permanence and temporality, and the complicit relationship between colonizer and colonized.”
“[Shasha Dothan’s] art is based on the Idea of taking over space and totally transforming it into paintings, drawings and video art through a continuous discourse with visitors… After almost 2 years in the USA Shasha’s art is evolving, revealing new facets of her thought and personality as she begins asking questions about the meaning of the word home, redefining identity from a distance.”
Todd Eliot is both an artist and a teacher. His work has been exhibited across the United States.