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.
Ilze Aviks (BFA, Painting and Art History University of Kansas; MFA Fibers Colorado State University) has maintained a studio in Durango, CO for over 30 years and has taught workshops in textile design across the United States, Australia and Canada. Schools include Fort Lewis College, Penland, Arrowmont, Maiwa, Portland School of Art, University of Minnesota, and the Kansas City Art Institute. Aviks has contributed essays and reviews to Fiberarts and Surface Design Journal, and Telos Publications (Art Textiles of the World: USA and Susan Lordi Marker monograph).Aviks is the author of two workbooks: “Stitching as Mark-making” and “Stitch and Monoprinting”.
Ilze Aviks’ tapestries and stitched cloth are included in numerous public and private collections including Kaiser Permanente, Lore International, AT&T, and the U.S. Embassy in Riga, Latvia. Aviks’ work has been exhibited widely; national exhibitions include Fiberart International, Chautauqua International, Vahki, and Materials Hard and Soft. In addition to a recent Solo Exhibit at the University of Northern Colorado, Aviks’ work is included in the two-year traveling exhibition “Legends and Innovators” opening in 2012 at the Muskegon Museum. Upcoming exhibitions: Annual Penland Auction (2014) and the 50th Anniversary Invitational at the San Antonio School of Art (2015).
Studio artist and gallerist Alicia Bailey, Denver, Colorado, has a particular passion for book works that include elements beyond surface printed images and text; that move beyond traditional book forms and embrace presentation flexibility, innovative page folding tactics, rigid page construction and use of alternative materials.
Derek Chan (b.1981) is a Santa Fe based artist working primarily in painting. He received his BA from UCLA, in 2004, and later his MFA from the University of Illinois, Chicago, in 2007. In 2012, he was selected to participate in the Roswell-Artist-In-Residence program. It was during his time in residence that paper marbling became an integral part of his art practice. He has exhibited in solo, group and collaborative exhibitions in Santa Fe, NM, Chicago, IL, and New York, NY. He has previously taught paper marbling workshops at the Roswell Museum and Art Center, Artisan (Santa Fe) and Center for Contemporary Art (Santa Fe).
His first job, at 16, was writing greeting cards. Since then, Paul Evans, co-author of The Rolling Stone Album Guide, has been a newspaper editor, music/book/art critic, speechwriter, ghostwriter, advertising writer, business writer, and songwriter. Co-Author also of The Rolling Stone Encyclopedia of Rock & Roll, he has written for the LA Times, Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Billboard, Art Papers, Entertainment Weekly, and Kirkus Reviews. His fiction has been published by the Duke University Press and the State University of New Mexico Press.
Kerry M. Halasz is a photographer based in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Kerry has worked professionally as a portrait and wedding photographer in the Atlanta for 16 years area and has also been fortunate enough to travel the world with her camera, capturing images as she goes and selling them locally in Santa Fe and on the internet. Kerry’s travel and lifestyle images have been published in the Denver Post, The Boston Globe, National Geographic Traveller India, The Chicago Sun-Times, The Atlanta Jewish Times and in Jezebel and Cosmopolitan Magazines. Kerry has taught travel and child photography classes at the Showcase School in Atlanta.
Jeff Hirst is a Chicago based artist who has been exhibiting his work since 1987 and has shown extensively across the United States and Europe. Hirst’s work has been shown at The Minneapolis Institute of Arts, the McKinney Contemporary in Dallas, Butters Gallery in Portland, and Arte Internazionale in Matera, Italy. He has been a recipient of a Minnesota State Artist Intuitive grant. Hirst is the owner of Hirst Printmaking, a print shop and teaching facility in Chicago where research and exploration in experimental print ideas meld encaustic and printmaking. In 2016, he will teach numerous venues including Arrowmont School of Arts & Crafts in Tennessee, Cullowhee Mountain Arts in North Carolina, and San Francisco Center for the Book.
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.
With a BFA in musical theatre and an MFA in acting, Keith Jefferson has an extensive performance background in film, TV and live theatre. He has worked alongside such acting greats as Jamie Foxx, Angela Lansbury, and Danny Glover, and under award-winning directors Quentin Tarantino, Hebert Ross and Charles Haid, among others. Drawing from his extensive experience teaching similar workshops around the country, Keith will lead his students on a road of artistic discovery.
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.
Telluride Painting School | October 3 – 15, 2016
Born in Beijing, China, Ying Li graduated from Anhui Teachers University (1974-77) where she taught 1977-83. She immigrated to the United States in 1983 and received an MFA from Parsons School of Design, NY in 1987. Ying Li is a painter and Professor of Fine Arts at Haverford College. She is known for her highly energetic, on-site landscapes that verge on pure abstraction, yet simultaneously are totally convincing as direct visual experience. Her uncompromising sense of personal vision combined with complete abandon in the possibilities of paint make her work style the epitome of painterliness.
Ying Li lives and works in New York City and Haverford, PA
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 bee’s 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. Her work is represented locally by Telluride Fine Arts.
Prior to becoming a full-time professional artist 8 years ago, Ann had a successful career in academics at several universities including the University of Colorado. After many years as a part-time artist, Ann studied painting and art history and realized her dream of becoming a full-time professional painter. Ann is represented by several galleries across the country and recently was honored with a museum acquisition of her work for their permanent collection. Ann has used her academic experience to design and teach painting workshops in her studio, at the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum, Ghost Ranch and other venues across the country. Ann has also had a book on painting published by Northlight Books in January, 2015.
Read more about the Visiting Artist program at Telluride Inside… and Out.