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Originally from Nigeria, Gasali Onireke Adeyemo resides in Santa Fe, New Mexico, where shares the arts and culture of the Yoruba people through his fabric art. Since mastering the art of batik painting on fabric and rice paper, indigo dyeing, quilt making, embroidery, appliqué at Nike Center for Arts and Culture, Gasali has traveled the world teaching workshops, showing his work, and sharing the traditionas of the Yoruba culture. His recent workshops include the World Batik Conference, Cross Culture Collaborative Inc., SnowFarm, and Fiber Arts Center.
Gregory Botts attended the School of Visual Arts in 1970 and the Skowhegan School in 1972. He has shown in NYC since 1984, having held 8 one person shows at the Anne Plumb Gallery, he most recently showed at the Salander & O’Reilly Gallery, NYC and Gerald Peters Gallery, in Santa Fe, NM. He spent much of the 1990′s painting in the Western US. He worked on what became, a somewhat Whitmanian epic of the “Open Road,” or as his 1993 show at Tony Shafrazi Gallery, in NY was titled, “The Western Jaunt.” He continues these Western paintings today. Recently he returned to Long Island and continued the similar system there, to make something of the place.
Gregory’s method includes the making of site paintings each summer. He then enlarges them as studio paintings. A figure is often added and this creates a loose narrative. This Narrative system is set beside another more Abstract (cropped) style. The juxtapositions of surfaces representing past (distant) and future (close) spaces create a sense of the present moment constantly evolving. A book of poetry titled, “Clouds, leaves, waves” was published by Turtle Point Press in 1996, which detailed his painting trips throughout the US. Gregory works in NYC and Abiquiu, New Mexico. Gregory will be teaching the Telluride Painting School.
Pinkney Herbert was born in Charlotte, NC in 1954. He received his BA from Rhodes College and his MFA from the University of Memphis. A recipient of fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Tennessee Arts Commission, and USIA-Arts America, Herbert has also participated in numerous art exhibitions throughout the US, Europe, Japan, and Southeast Asia. His art is in the permanent collections of the New Orleans Museum of Art, Ogden Museum of Southern Art, Memphis Brooks Museum, the Arkansas Arts Center, among others. Herbert’s work is represented by David Lusk Gallery, Memphis, TN; Fox Gallery, New York, NY; Boyd Satellite, New Orleans, LA; Sandler Hudson Gallery, Atlanta, GA; and Greg Thompson Fine Arts, North Little Rock, AR. A fellow and board member of the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts (VCCA), Amherst, VA, and VCCA-France, Auvillar, France, he is also the founder and director of Marshall Arts, an alternative gallery established in 1992 in Memphis, TN, and he maintains studios in Memphis and New York. For 2013-2014, Herbert has been awarded a year-long studio as part of the Marie Walsh Sharpe Foundation Space Program, Brooklyn, NY.
In the Fall of 2012, Herbert taught painting and drawing at the University of Georgia Study Abroad Program in Cortona, Italy. He has also taught at the University of Tennessee,Knoxville, the Helsinki Academy of Fine Arts, Penland School of Crafts, Arrowmont School, the University of Memphis, and the Memphis College of Art. He has been a visiting artist at the Prague Academy of Fine Arts, Hanoi University of Fine Arts, and the Oberfalzer Kuntzlerhaus, Schwandorf, Germany.
Brucie Holler, a South Carolina native, received a BFA in painting from Florida State University and did graduate work at the Maryland Institute, College of Art in Baltimore. She then moved to Telluride, Colorado and worked for seven years teaching and serving as Director of Exhibitions for the Ah Haa School for the Arts, a non-profit art school. She has studied with a variety of internationally known painters including Richard Smith, Mario Martinez, and Truman Lowe among others and has shown her work in galleries in Florida, South Carolina and Colorado. She moved back to South Carolina in 1997 where she maintains a studio.
Though he is a native Texan, Sam Levy received his BFA from the University of Maryland at College Park and his MFA in Painting from The New York Studio School of Drawing, Painting, and Sculpture. Sam paints and draws the figure and landscape from direct perception. He prefers working with the same motif over an extended period of time. In this way he searches for and discovers pathways, forms, and relationships that he couldn’t have known at its outset. His work is an experience in time: a realization of a conversational journey made tangible in paint. The paintings are a sensual experience, both seen and felt.
Sam studied with Bruce Gagnier, John Lees, Stanley Lewis, Graham Nickson and Foon Sham. He moved to New York City in 2003 and worked for the artist Ursula Von Rydingsvard as a sculptor’s assistant. He has traveled and worked in Europe and across the United States. He currently lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.
Born and raised in Louisiana, Kathleen Loe is a multi-media artist and independent writer, living in New Orleans. Her paintings, drawings and prints have been nationally exhibited at galleries in New York, Chicago, Washington, DC, Aspen, and New Orleans, as well as at the Jersey City Museum, the Aspen Museum, the Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art, and the Laguna Gloria Museum in Austin, Tex. She has been an exhibit designer for the Museum of Modern Art in NY, as well as the Whitney Museum of American Art and the Temporary Contemporary in Los Angeles. Kathleen has served as Visiting Critic at Brown University, Rhode Island School of Design and Louisiana State University, and is visiting faculty at Tulane University. She writes critical essays for artist exhibitions and monographs; Alchemy of Light was released at the 2010 Miami Basil Art Fair. She has taught both studio art and art history on the faculties of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Illinois Wesleyan University and Bloomfield College. Kathleen is represented by Whitespace Gallery in Atlanta and Gallery 1point 618 in Cleveland.
Shawna Moore is an established, professional painter and encaustic artist living in Whitefish, Montana. She exhibits her work nationally in galleries and regional museums. Anchored by the use of color and the immediacy of art making, Moore has spent the past 20 years developing and refining her artistic process and intention. Her art integrates elements of painting and drawing, and reflects both her education in architecture and fine art, and her inventive and experimental nature. In recent years, the ancient method of encaustic painting is Moore’s medium of choice. This unique and dynamic technique incorporates pigmented bees wax, which is heated, re-worked, etched and scuffed to achieve dimensional depth. As each layer cools, another can be applied, resulting in a radiant and complex terrain of light, color and texture.
Suzanne Moore is a lettering artist who combines contemporary vision with traditional scribal techniques in contemporary manuscript books. Born to a family of gifted inventor-engineers, raised in post-Sputnik middle America, with aptitudes in math and science, she was channelled into those fields at an early age . She made her way into the world of art at 20-something, and earned a BFA in Printmaking and Drawing (1973). Moore says: “Letters and letterforms as the subject of drawing, painting, printmaking and lettering are the focus of my work as a book artist. The physical, sensual, and architectural aspects of books and the musical – rhythmic, sequential, unfolding narratives of bookworks – are a multi-dimensional parallel to the way letterforms move on the page. I see books as interactive places: portable spaces created to engage and offer readers new perspectives.” Recent work has included creation of books on the concept, the tumultuous history and the mystery of Zero and the Void and a pair of large-format manuscript books with monotype imagery presenting Bob Dylan song lyrics.
After studying at UC Santa Barbara, Hank Pitcher went on to chair the art program of the UCSB’s College of Creative Studies, where he remains today. By co-teaching with botanists, geologists and entomologists on some of the University of California’s Natural Reserves, Hank has developed innovative classes that combine painting and the natural sciences. Moreover, through his many years of teaching and producing his own work, Hank has had an important influence on painting in California. His paintings are represented by Santa Barbara’s Sullivan Goss Gallery, and a recent survey of his paintings, “Hank Pitcher: A 40 Year Survey,” took place at Weigand Gallery, Notre Dame du Namur University, in Belmont California. Hank will be teaching the Telluride Painting School.
Lisa Pressman creates paintings that draw upon an exploration of the unknown. The work invites a deep, visceral response that evolves over time; the paintings have a life of their own. Lisa has a BA in Art from Douglass College, Rutgers University and an MFA from Bard College. Her work is exhibited extensively throughout the U.S. and abroad, and is included in many public and private collections. Her paintings were featured in a solo exhibition at The Rosenfeld Gallery, Philadelphia, PA in the fall of 2013; and also in group shows, including: Noctures, curated by Virginia Fabbri Butera, Ph.D. Therese A. Maloney Art Gallery, College of Saint Elizabeth, Morristown, NJ; and Shape Shifting, Susan Eley Fine Art, and ”Infused” at Butters Gallery, Portland Oregon. Lisa lives in West Orange, NJ and currently is teaching around the country including the Visual Arts Center of NJ, Summit, NJ; Penland School of Art, Penland, NC; and Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Gatlinburg, TN.
Since 1979, Glenn Randall has combined his love of wilderness with a passion for photography. His intimate knowledge of atmospheric optics, weather, and the landscapes he photographs allows him to find the intersections of magical light and stunning subject matter that produce exceptional images. His work has been published in Audubon, Avalanche, Barnes & Noble, Brown Trout, Sierra Club, Nature Conservancy, and Runner’s World calendars and in Audubon, GEO, Outdoor Photographer, Outside, SKI, Los Angeles Times Magazine, National Geographic Adventure, New York Times Magazine, and many others. Prints of his fine-art landscape photographs can be found in several Colorado galleries. His photographs have also been used by many book publishers and corporate clients. At age 56, he has accumulated nearly 1,200 photo credits, including 71 covers, and sold over 10,000 prints. He was the sole photographer for two books of landscape photographs, Rocky Mountain National Park Impressions and Colorado Wild & Beautiful, both published by Farcountry Press. He recently finished Sunrise from the Summit, a seven-year project in which he shot sunrise (or occasionally sunset) from the summit of all fifty-four Colorado Fourteeners.
“I am captivated by light, and my interest in light is on equal terms with the content of a painting.” Strand pulls the extraordinary out of the ordinary through the use of light and color. Assembling multi-layered surfaces in a rich complexity of form and color, her paintings appear to emanate light from within.
A native of Colorado now residing in California, Strand has been exhibiting professionally as an artist for over 30 years. Influenced early in life by an artistic mother and a heritage of artistic relatives, her childhood was a creative mix ranging from art projects to professional puppet shows. As a result of extensive travels while a young adult, Strand recognized a need to portray her view of the world through art. Her subjects became the familiar people and objects she carefully observed in the business of living – a man reading a morning newspaper; light falling across a bowl of eggs; groups of people waiting, working, playing – slices of life.
Strand was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2007, the highest commendation of the Pastel Society of America, NY. She is the recipient of numerous top awards, including the PSA Master Pastelist distinction, and most recently the Master IAPS Circle Honor. Her solo exhibitions in galleries and museums include a 2006 one-person retrospective of pastel and oil paintings at the Bakersfield Museum of Art in California. Widely published in books and magazines internationally, her work is also represented in many corporate and private collections. Strand studied at the American Academy of Art in Chicago and at the Art Students League and National Academy of Design in New York. She earned a BFA degree from the University of Denver. Strand teaches workshops and master classes around the country.
Read more about the Visiting Artist program at Telluride Inside… and Out.