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Megan Whitmarsh

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B. 1972, Cambridge, MA, USA. Lives and Works in Los Angeles, CA, USA. Megan Whitmarsh works across a diverse range of mediums making objects, installations, printed multiples (newspapers, comics, zines), videos and wall pieces using textiles, text, embroidery and stop motion animation. She is known for her work in textiles, in particular her soft sculpture re-fabrications of functional objects that reflect our collective material history and that explore the relationship between cultural and subjective narratives. She has a concurrent collaborative practice with Jade Gordon creating videos, performances, installation and events which engage the community. Whitmarsh received her B.F.A. from Kansas...

Michael Kagan

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B. 1980, Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA. Lives and Works in Brooklyn, New York, USA. Known for his dramatic paintings of man pushing the limits of nature through technology and physical stamina, Kagan explores the physical and emotional journey that accompanies explorers from mountaineers to astronauts. Never removing paint once laid down, Kagan instinctively works with an impulsive hand toeing the line between control and chaos. Born in 1980 in Virginia Beach, Michael Kagan received his BA from The George Washington University and MFA from New York Academy of Art, where he also completed a postgraduate fellowship in 2005. Special projects...

Nicasio Fernandez

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B. 1993, Yonkers, NY, USA – Lives and works in Mahopac, NY, USA Throughout his vibrant figurative paintings, Nicasio Fernandez displays an emotional embodiment of the human experience. Fusing a variety of art historical references from European Classical paintings, Expressionism, Surrealism with metaphors, hypothetical situations, manual labor and personal narratives, the imagery teeters between the dichotomies of the familiar and strange. The solitary, exaggerated and contorted figures rendered in saturated hues assist Fernandez’s exploration of the psychological and physical endurance submerged within contemporary life. Nicasio Fernandez (b. 1993 Yonkers, NY) received a BFA from the School of Visual Arts in...

Ryan Travis Christian

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B. 1983, Oakland, California, USA – Lives and works in Chicago, Illinois, USA Ryan Travis Christian’s surreal personal narratives explore the paradoxical relationship between childish cartoons and sinister themes. Inspired by life in his small, suburban-Chicago hometown, Christian’s distinctive visual world has recently expanded to include commentary on current crises across the globe – issues such as immigration, class, depression and the American dream. Influenced by vintage political cartoons and hand-drawn animation, Christian’s monochromatic charcoal drawings contemplate the outdated technological and material nature of the origins of his cartoonish aesthetic. Christian was born in 1983 in Oakland, California, USA. He...

Mike Lee

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B. 1983, Placentia, CA, USA. Lives and works in Brooklyn, NY, USA Mike Lee is a New York based artist who conveys contemporary social attitudes and anxieties through simplified silhouettes of the human form. By avoiding detail and blurring identity, his iconic figures amplify the emotive undertones of his own biographical narratives. These stylized forms are universally relatable and deeply cathartic reflections of the artists own life. Lee was born in 1983 in Placentia, CA, USA. He received his BFA in 2006 from Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles, CA, USA. Lee’s work has been exhibited in galleries...