Lauren Bergman (@lauren_bergman)
Lauren Bergman grew up in Washington, D.C., before relocating to Manhattan to study painting and design at Parson’s School of Design and The Art Students League in New York. Bergman's work probes a loss of cultural optimism and the ongoing irresolution of such post-feminist issues as sexuality versus intellectualism, passivity and acquiescence versus ambition. The work courts irony and the inner narratives are playful, yet confront the conflicting expectations of contemporary culture and the intricately complex ways in which we form our identities.
Bergman currently lives in Manhattan and her studio is at MANA Contemporary in Jersey City, NJ.
Location: New York, NY, United States
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dorris vooijs (@dorrisvooijs)
John Joseph Hunn (@johnhunn)
Painter, living and working in St. Louis, MO
Stephen Wright (@stephenrwright)
Joshua Flint (@joshuaflint)
Artist | Portland, OR
In order to understand a thing’s relevance, we need its adverse or adjacent-other to compare it to. My paintings reside in this flux - romanticism overlapping progress - in order to understand how the photo functions as cultural memory.
In my paintings, I reappropriate traditional techniques by deconstructing current understanding and meaning to better gain new and different usages.
Echoing the printer, I use only four colors: cyan, magenta, yellow and black. The work develops in the same manner as a print, left to right. The finished product hangs like a movie screen, slightly swaying when a person walks by, disrupting its ether.
Astrid Ritmeester (@astridritmeester)
Astrid Ritmeester is a Dutch realist portrait artist.
Nancy Bea Miller (@nancybeamiller)
NYC and Philadelphia, painter in oils and watercolors, art writer and blogger
MAGGIE HANLEY (@maggiehanley)
Paintings from Santa Fe New Mexico
Nikole Cooney (@nikolecooney)
Nikole Cooney is best known for creating otherworldly images reflecting her connection with nature and appreciation for wildlife through surreal and fantastic imagery. Her work speaks of the resilient and ephemeral qualities of both nature and man in an anthropomorphic way. Many sculptures contain elements of adjacent pieces unifying them to create their own environment.
Kathrin Longhurst (@kathrinlonghurst)
raised behind the Berlin Wall, traveled the world, now artist/painter in Sydney Australia
Regina Jacobson (@reginajacobson)
Born in Los Angeles and residing in Laguna Beach, CA., Regina earned her BA in Drawing and Painting in 2003, and an MFA in Painting in 2013. Both degrees are from LCAD - Laguna College of Art + Design. As a Representational Figurative Artist, Regina's oil paintings reflect a 30-year circuitous path to Fine Arts through the Fashion Industry as a Designer/Manufacturer of women's and children's clothing. After her awesome husband and family, always the perpetual student, Regina's imagination is ignited through learning, reading, and study. This joy is exhibited throughout her narrative works which reference and draws inspiration from fairytales, classical l
Sharon Pomales Tousey (@sharonpomalesart)
Sharon Pomales is a realist contemporary artist, born in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Since moving to Bay Village,Ohio in 2012 she has exhibited at various galleries, institutions, and museums nationwide. Her work can be found in collections across the United States and Puerto Rico.
Sharon is a member of the Portrait Society of America, American Women Artists, International Guild of Realism, Allied Artists of America, and is a Signature Member of the Pastel Society of America and the National Oil and Acrylic Painters Society.
Her work is represented by Lovetts Gallery in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
Jason McPhillips (@jemcphillips)
Chicago-based symbolist painter Jason E. McPhillips creates enigmatic images inspired by the intersection of myth, perception, and scientific theory.
Cedric Chambers (@chambersfineart)
With art less is more, but with food more is more. Inquiries - Cedric@PeaceJam.org
Jennifer Balkan (@jenniferbalkan)
for the whole bio, check out my site: www.jenniferbalkan.net :).
My paintings are emotionally-based psychological narratives where the details lie in planes of color. I choose to exaggerate color, in a sense break up a color field into its constituent colors, directing the viewer to particular areas by applying juicy bits of heavily saturated color. I strive to capture emotional states more than anything else, purposefully laying strokes down to create the illusion of an outer physical topography that houses an inner one of the soul. Though it is a cerebral concept that motivates me, the process of painting is superior to all else.
Suzy Smith (@suzysmithart)
I paint nudes, and sometimes still life. I love to incorporate PopArt in my work!
Gemma Di Grazia (@gemmadigrazia)
My representational paintings are a celebration of color, light and form. The compositions exhibit formal aesthetic elements, and using soft pastels, I use a luminous and vibrant color palette that transform the formal foundation into an exciting and dynamic rendering. The work seeks to evoke the life-affirming beauty inherent in the natural world, and reveal what is extraordinary in the familiar. Ultimately, it’s not the subject matter that interests me, it's the tone, the gesture, color, light, scale and composition, that continue to absorb and inspire.
Cindy Rizza (@cindyrizza)
Native to Maine, Cindy Rizza is a classically trained, representational oil painter with her BFA from the New Hampshire Institute of Art. Her iconic representations of nostalgia summon conflicting feelings of comfort and loneliness, hope and foreboding, and of life and loss. She is a recipient of numerous awards, including a finalist at the Art Renewal Center 2016 Salon, the Vermont Studio Center Artist Grant, and most recently Second Prize at the 9th Annual Lore Degenstein National Figurative Drawing and Painting Competition. Her work is collected internationally. Cindy lives and works in Southern New Hampshire.
Inspired by the technical painting skills of Caravaggio, Gerome, and Rockwell, while also being
largely influenced by modern fashion photography and the ever-changing Instagram aesthetic,
Selby creates paintings that speak to her awkward nature and strange personal narrative.
Mainly an oil painter, Selby prefers the unnatural views of the form with a heavy dose of
mystery, as she feels this best represents her and her story. For her, this means mostly working
in self-portraiture. As the great
Oscar Wilde said, “Every portrait that is painted with feeling is a
portrait of the artist, not the sitter... It is not he who is revealed by the painter; it is rather
Dan Bullock (@danbullockart)
Dan is a fine artist specialising in realistic portrait and figure painting in oils with a contemporary twist. He is based just outside London, UK, and is eagerly looking for opportunities to showcase his artwork to a larger audience.
Jack Rosenberg (@jackrosenberg)
Artist. Lives and works in New York and CT.
Studied at New York Academy of Art, Florence Academy of Art, Prince Charles Drawing School.
Contemporary interpretation of ideas, current events and people.
Nadine Robbins (@nadinerobbinsart)
My paintings tell the stories of ordinary people from all walks of life paired with a sense of defiance and irreverence for societal norms.
Annabelle Headlam (@annabelleheadlam)
Annabelle Headlam is a realist painter who strives to combine a classical approach with a strong sense of design developed during her years as a sought-after tattoo artist.
Often inspired by photography found on the internet, she strikes a cord with the strangers she depicts; her figures connecting with the viewer through a combination of confidence and vulnerability.
Headlam’s work makes her viewer aware of an all encompassing inter-connectedness of a shared human experience.
Originally from Sydney, Australia, Annabelle Headlam currently resides in Salzburg, Austria.
Maryam Gohar (@maryamgohar)
I am Maryam Gohar (a pseudo name I have made up of my real name “Maryam” and my Grandma’s “Gohar” (means gem) who was the very first unorthodox feminist I knew). I am a female artist currently residing in Iran. For many years I have been working as a children's book illustrator while having this more feminine and sensual part of my artistic-self hidden from the world. Being a woman artist in Iran and the nature of my works combined, made it harder to work in larger scales and I started with sketchbook pieces first. This enabled me to work on subjects near to my heart with less fear of exposure.
Jacques Bodin (@jacquesbodin)
Jacques Bodin, painter, lives and works in Levallois Perret, France.
He is one of the main representatives of the European hyperrealist current.
He explores some favorite themes such as grass, fruits, hair, still lifes or vegetation treated with a genuine attention to detail.
The subjects are mostly treated in close-ups, under indirect lighting.
On the frontier of minimalism, some of his works bear witness to a conceptual aspect of hyperreality.
He is represented by Plus One gallery in London and State of the Arts gallery in Hong Kong.