Inspired by the flora and fauna that surrounds her home in the small, unincorporated town of Thorp, WA, Renee Adams creates delicate mixed-media sculptures and small-scale egg tempera paintings. As a founding member of PUNCH Gallery, an artist-run space in downtown Seattle, WA, she remains active in the regional art scene. She received a BFA in metalsmithing from Colorado State University in 1995 and an MFA in sculpture from Central Washington University in 1999.
Living in rural central Washington, Renee puts her master gardener skills to work in her own backyard. She enjoys hunting for mushrooms and backpacking the woods of the Pacific Northwest, peppered with trips to explore cultures abroad.
Mo Cornelisse has worked since 2012 as a full-time ceramist. She seeks the challenge in simplicity, and material contradictions.
The work of ceramist Mo Cornelisse consists of unique pieces often in porcelain combined with gold. With love for the craft but modern techniques. In her work she looks for boundaries in form and material. The works are three-dimensional and are distinguished by shape and simplicity.
The wall objects reminiscent of light reflections. The series Dolls initially seem innocuous but are certainly not. MO is the first ceramist who makes porcelain portraits by the latest techniques and also her latest series of Wall carpets made of Porcelain and gold are unique pieces.
2007-2010 graduation SBB Gouda
2011-2012 Extra grade SBB Gouda
2012 exhibition, lilly Zeligman, Laren
2013 exhibition, Galerie Noordeinde, The Hague
2013 -now Saatchi
2013 art Zaanstad
2013 AAF Amsterdam lilly Zeligman
2013 Robert Fontaine Gallery, Miami
2013 art & antiques Den Bosch
2013 Kunst & Co, Amstelveen
2014 art & antiques weekend Naarden
2014 Art Breda, lilly Zeligman
2014 Artfair Utrecht
2014 exhibition, MaCloud galerie, Bilthoven
2014 member NVK
2014 AAF Amsterdam
2014 AAF Brussels
2015 Art Breda, Galerie project 2.0 , The Hague
2015 Art Rai, Galerie project 2.0, The Hague
2015 summer exhibition, Van Loon gallery, Vught
2015 Biennale Tilburg, Van Loon gallery
2015 Cadman concept Piet Boon, Dusseldorff
2015 Art AQUA, Miami US2015 Biennale Art-Expo Milaan
2016 Rotterdam Contemporary art fair, project 2.0, Den Haag
2016 gallery Stephany Breitbard fine arts, San Francisco US
2016 AAF Brussels
2016 Art Breda
Elizabeth R. Gahan grew up in San Diego, CA. She received a dual undergraduate degree in Global Studies and Fine Art from the University of California, Santa Barbara and a Masters in Fine Art from Claremont Graduate University with an emphasis in painting. Gahan then attended the Banff Centre, Canada to pursued installation art. Gahan has received numerous fellowships, grants, and public commissions including Artist Trust GAP Grant, City of Seattle 1% for Arts, and the Washington State Art Colleciton. Gahan was selected for the Americans for the Arts 2014 Public Art Network Year in Review. Currently Gahan's practice combines 2D studio art and 3D installation art. Gahan is based in Seattle and works from a space at Equinox Studios.
Elizabeth R Gahan
I use architectural imagery and mixed media to portray how humans build their physical and cultural surroundings. The built environment impacts our experience of everyday life, both influencing local communities and economies, while more than ever before pointing to broader global trends. I draw imagery from personal experience and travel. Each painting is an architectural vignette exploring relationships between natural and built environments, architecture and advertising, urban development and existing structures, public space and private experience, as well as organic and hard-edge forms. I utilize current materials and digital design programs combined with painterly techniques. The imagery is embellished with a combination of saturated colors, delicate line-work, ephemeral transparencies, and robust gel applications to represent a contemporary view of the world we live in today. My work strives to balance beauty and inspiration with a critical consideration of our growing urban environments.
In each painting, the sense of movement, instability and growth is alluring and unnerving. Watery backgrounds are beautifully surreal, yet unnatural. The bubble-like forms, gaseous and un-tethered, are an eerie reminder of the constantly changing state of our atmosphere and surroundings. Buildings are painted with translucent walls while foliage sprawls in thickly protruding paint suggesting the delicateness of the built environment amidst an aggressive landscape. Saturated palates used throughout depict natural and artificial environments as extensions of one another. Shiny acrylic foliage is tempting like the glossy finish of a sports car or high-fashion photo. The paintings' plastic textures question the environmental and cultural impact of human production while simultaneously allowing the joy and beauty of exuberant color and graphic pattern to remain. My artwork represents the intersection of constructed and natural beauty in which both pleasure and conflict are present.
Be Still is a series of new works on paper and canvas executed in France and in Ireland. These works form a loose narrative reflecting ideas about the human condition: how we feel about ourselves, how we communicate, our needs and desires, how we place ourselves in society, how we are affected by fate and free will. The eyes reveal the secrets to the soul. We can communicate an entire universe of power and intent through silence, how the heart gets broken and how it heals, how the world propels onwards continuously, how we connect and disconnect. We are capable of great beauty and innocence, but also of cataclysmic destruction.
These paintings communicate our experience, through gesture and gaze, mainly using human and animal depiction. They highlight our innocence and our desires. At a time of mass communication, external noise, seething masses, sometimes it is enough just to be still.
Suzy O’ Mullane is a visual artist who has been practicing and exhibiting consistently in Dublin, London, NY, Berlin and LA since 1996. Throughout her practice, she has developed and employs multiple encoded forms that have become personal allegorical references. Her work conceptualises emotional experience, personal and societal identity, and memory through the mediums of painting, drawing, video, performance and writings.
O’ Mullane’s work conceptualises emotional experience and memory, relating to a particular identity, place, memory, or personal connections. Formally, her paintings and drawings are executed in oil and charcoal on canvas or paper. Scale oscillates between very large (maximum 7ft x 10ft) and small/intimate. Her video, collaborative and performance work supports and intersects with the 2D work, and relies on written narrative and layers of associated imagery.
O’ Mullane was educated at UCC (BA English) and Crawford College of Art and Design (BA Fine Art (Hons) and Post-Grad. She is co-founder and former director for 6 years of ArtTrail Cork, Cork. Notably, her work has been presented at Context NYC, Art Miami, Art Toronto, Art Chicago, Art Wynwood, Art Palm Beach, Aqua Miami as well as in many solo exhibitions. She has held solo exhibitions at Skotia Gallery, LA, Crawford Municipal Gallery, Cork, Triskel Arts Centre, Cork, Solstice Arts Centre, Navan, Ireland, Siamsa Tire Arts Centre, Tralee, Blueleaf Gallery, Dublin, and Origin Gallery, Dublin. Her work is represented in many public and private collections in the US and Europe, including Crawford Municipal Gallery, TCD, UCD, UCC, and OPW.
Recent, current and forthcoming projects since 2016: Irish Wave: The Birth of a Nation, Identity, Struggle, group exhibitions (by invitation), Beijing and Shanghai, March - April 2016, The Seduction of Cathleen Ni Houlihan, solo exhibition, The Origin Gallery, from April 28, 2016, Context Art Fair, 3 - 8 May 2016, The Wounded Deer (invited artist) Melbourne, September 2017. Boyle Arts Festival (invited) July 2017. Aqua Miami December 2016 and Solo Exhibition with Phylogeny Contemporary Gallery, Seattle, August 2017
O’ Mullane is currently represented by J Cacciola Gallery NJ, The Origin Gallery Dublin and Phylogeny Contemporary Gallery Seattle. Also Pierogi Gallery NY flat files.
Critical essays and Reviews (selected):
Sean Kissane (writer and curator IMMA): Signs, Suzy O’ Mullane, Publ. Blueleaf Gallery, 2010
Pritika Chowdry (writer and curator University of Wisconsin): Suzy O’ Mullane: A Visceral Encounter, Publ. Blueleaf Gallery, 2010
Alastair MacLennen (former Head of MA at Ulster University, performance artist): Reflections on the colour of Love and Loss, publ. Triskel Arts Centre, 2005
Dr. Michael Casey(art historian and curator), Understanding the Colour, publ. Triskel Arts Centre, 2005
Jane Ross (art historian and curator, Toronto, Canada) Tempest, publ. Blueleaf Gallery, 2011
Peter Murray, Anatomy of Discomfort catalogue essay, Blueleaf Gallery, 2001
Catherine Boucher-Beug (American artist and art critic based in Ireland), Drawing Intelligence, Weimar Mouth catalogue, Blueleaf Gallery 2003
Dr. Joachim Beug (retired German professor UCC), Sitting for Suzy, Weimar Mouth catalogue, Blueleaf Gallery 2003
Contemporary Art From Cork C2, Published by the Crawford Municipal Gallery and Gandon Editions 2005
Backwater Artists: 20 Years in the Bag, published by Backwater Artists, essays by Vera Ryan, 2010
UCC catalogue, essays by Vera Ryan
Imago Mundi Catalogue
LA Scene, Skotia Gallery, LA weekly, Dec. 2 – 8, Vol. 34, No. 2, 2011
RTE Radio 1, The Arts Show, May 21st 2009
Aidan Dunne, Art to fill the void created by loss, Irish Times, May 14th 2009
Coagula art Journal, Suzy O’ Mullane At Skotia Gallery, By admin2 | February 9, 2012 - 12:23 pm
Anna Crudge, Art Reflecting Life and Death, Irish Examiner, 21 May 2009
Rosita Sweetman: Haunting Art From the Heart, Irish Times Magazine, May 16, 2009
LA Scene, Skotia Gallery, LA weekly, Dec. 2 – 8, Vol. 34, No. 2, 2011
David Looby, Art in the Heart of Wexford, Wexford Echo (Opera Guide), 2006
Aidan Dunne, Paradise Lost but Atmosphere Found, Irish Times March 2005
Aidan Dunne, Playing all Parts In A Series of Portraits, Irish Times, 10 November 2003
Eoin English, Author Higgins a work of art, Irish Examiner, 23 September 2003
Alannah Hopkin, A Celebration of Portraiture, Irish Examiner, 16 September 2003
Aidan Dunne, Snapshots of a Lost and Quieter Era, Irish Times, July 2001
1986 B.A. English & Geography, UCC, Cork, Ireland
1994 Diploma Fine Art, CCAD with Distinction
1995 B.A. (Hons.) Fine Art, Painting, Crawford College of Art & Design, Cork, Ireland
1996 Post Graduate in Painting, Crawford College of Art & Design, Cork, Ireland
Solo Exhibitions (recent)
2016 In Thrall To Caitlin, solo exhibition, Origin Gallery, Dublin
2015 There Was Nothing Good About Good Friday, Origin Gallery, Dublin
2011 ‘Cherie’, Skotia Gallery, Culver City, L.A.
2011 Gossamer Dress, Cill Rialaig Arts Centre, Co. Kerry
2011 ‘Tempest’, BlueLeaf Gallery, Dublin, Ireland. Opened by Séan Kissane, Head of Exhibitions, IMMA
2011 ‘The Blue Snake in the Shape of Infinity’, Sirius Arts Centre, Cobh, Co. Cork, Ireland.
2010 ‘Your Hair Blows in the Same Way as Mine’, Solstice Arts Centre, Navan, Co. Meath, Ireland
2009 ‘Trajectory Through Time and Space’, BlueLeaf Gallery, Dublin, Ireland
2006 ‘Mick’, Pigyard Gallery, Wexford, Wexford Opera Festival, Ireland
2005 ‘The Colour of Love and Loss’, Triskel Art Centre, Cork, Ireland. Curated by Alastair MacLennen
2005 ‘The Colour of Love and Loss’, Pembroke BlueLeaf Gallery, Dublin, Ireland
2003 ‘The Weimar Mouth’, Solo Show, Pembroke BlueLeaf Gallery, Dublin, and Crawford Muncipal Art Gallery, Cork, Ireland
2001 ‘Anatomy Of Discomfort’, BlueLeaf Gallery, Dublin, Ireland and at Siamsa Tire, Tralee, Ireland. Opened by Minister for Arts
1999 ‘The Butterfly Girls and Other Works’, Tig Fili Gallery, Cork, Ireland
1997 ‘Suzy O’Mullane: New Work’, U.C.C., Cork, Ireland
Group exhibitions, performances, events (selected)
2016 ‘Migratory Pathways and Insistent Ghosts’, video screening, with Julius Kozlowski, IndieCork Film Festival, Ireland
2016 Terra Firma Shorts, Terra Firma, Brooklyn, ‘Migratory Pathways and Insistent Ghosts 1 & 2 with Julius Kozlowski, In Yoko Implode.
2016 Context NYC art fair, with Gibbons & Nicholas Gallery
2016 Birth of a Nation (curated), group exhibition of Irish and Chinese artists at Ning Space, Beijing, Identity at EARC Beijing, and Struggle at Sanwei Art Centre, Shanghai
2015 ‘Migratory Pathways and Insistent Ghosts’, video screening, with Julius Kozlowski, IndieCork Film Festival, Ireland
2015 ’There Was Nothing Good About Good Friday’. Performance collaboration with Harry Moore, The Guesthouse, Cork, Ireland
2013 Tri, 3 person exhibition, J Cacciola Gallery NYC, curated by Ciara Gibbons (director Blueleaf Gallery, Dublin
2013 Art Miami, Art Toronto, with Blueleaf Gallery (Dublin) and J Cacciola Gallery (NYC)
2012 Sea of Exchange: Ireland - Los Angeles, curated by Cathy Weiss, LA Print Space, LA
2012 Still Lifes? With Regine Bartch, Katherine Boucher-Beug and Jane O' Malley. Catherine Hammond Gallery, Glengarriff, Co. Cork
2012 Art Wynwood with BlueLeaf Gallery, Miami, Art Miami, with Blueleaf Gallery
2011 Art Chicago, Merchandise Mart, with BlueLeaf Gallery, Chicago, US , Art Palm Beach, with BlueLeaf Gallery, Palm Beach, US
2010 Art Miami, BlueLeaf Gallery, Miami, US
2010 In Print with Michael Mulcahy’, Urban Retreat Gallery, Dublin, Ireland. Opened by Campbell Bruce.
2010 ‘Michael Quane Selects’, Lavit Gallery, Cork, Ireland. Opened by Alannah Hopkin.
2010 ‘Wildly Different Things: New York & Dublin’, BlueLeaf Gallery/BlueLeaf Unlimited, Dublin. Curated by Ciara Gibbons and Jane Ross, Dublin/ Karim Hamid, Andreas Kuefer, Giulia Coccia and Elena Avesani, New York
2009 ‘Expressions and Revelations’, BlueLeaf Gallery at the Menier Gallery, London, UK
Crawford Municipal Gallery
Private collections in Ireland, USA, UK, Germany
Commissions, Grants, Awards
Portrait of Aidan Higgins Crawford Municipal Gallery, private commissions
Artflight, Arts Council of Ireland 1998
Culture Ireland for Art Toronto (through Blueleaf Gallery) 2011
Culture Ireland for Art Miami (through Blueleaf Gallery) 2013
2016 Stephen Romano Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, “Swallowing the Stone” (May 5-29)
2016 La Luz de Jesus Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, “One”
2016 Greg Moon Art, Taos, NM, “New-Mexi-Low-Down”
2016 “Crime on Canvas: Life is Beautiful Festival,” Las Vegas, NV, curated by Jay Nailor, MiShell Modern of M Modern Gallery (CUR8L8 & M Modern), and Jessicka Addams (Sept. 23-25)
2016 Groundspace Project, Los Angeles, CA, “Fantastic Feminist Figuration,” curated by Betty Ann Brown and Wendy Sherman (Sept. 17 – Oct. 8)
2016 La Luz de Jesus Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, “The 4th Annual Coaster Show & Mark Todd ‘Covered’” (Sept. 2 –Oct. 2)
2016 The Gabba Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, “Cratedigger: The Lost Art of Album Cover Art” (Aug. 20 – Sep. 10)
2016 MuzeuMM, Los Angeles, CA, “We Choose Art/A Feminist Perspective,” curated by Baha H. Danesh and Kristine Schomaker (May 21 – Jun. 5)
2016 SugarMynt Gallery, South Pasadena, CA, “The Art of Calm, Stillness & Serenity” (May 20 – Jun. 17)
2016 MuzeuMM, Los Angeles, CA, “Nude Survey 5,” curated by Eric Minh Swenson (April)
2016 The Hive Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, “Hive Gallery’s 11th Anniversary Show” (Apr. 9-30)
2016 La Luz de Jesus Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, “Laluzapalooza 2016” (Mar. 5-27)
2016 Jai & Jai Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, “Nude Survey 4,” curated by Eric Minh Swenson (Feb. 5 – Mar. 5)
2015 GR2 Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, “Giant Robot Post-it Show 11,” curated by Mark Todd, Esther Pearl Watson, and Eric Nakamura (Dec. 5-13)
2015 The Gabba Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, “Wishlist 3.0”(Nov. 14 - Dec. 20)
2015 Kellogg University Art Gallery, Pomona, CA, “Ink & Clay 41” (Sept. 19 – Oct. 29)
2015La Luz de Jesus Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, “The 3rd Annual Coaster Show & Harold Fox ‘Into Oblivion’” (Sept. 4–28)
2015The Gabba Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, “Wood, Metal, Screw” (Aug. 22 – Sept. 19)
2015 Gristle Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, “Libertine”
(Jul. 18 – Aug. 13)
2015Greg Moon Art Gallery, Taos, NM, “After Dark IV” (Jun. 6–27)
2015825 Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, “VS” (May 23 – Jun. 5)
2015Wilding Cran Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, “Bunnymania,” curated by Peter Frank and Delia Cabral for National Museum of Animals & Society (Apr. 4–18)
2015La Luz de Jesus Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, “Laluzapalooza 2015” (Mar. 6–29)
2015C. Emerson Fine Arts, St. Petersburg, FL, “ Fluent Imprint Project,” curated by Lori Johns
201411:11acc Gallery, Tarzana, CA, “The 8x8 Show”
(Dec. 5 – Jan. 3)
2014La Luz de Jesus Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, “The 2nd Annual Coaster Show & Harold Fox ‘On the Fringe of the Mundane’” (Sept. 5–28)
201411:11acc Gallery, Tarzana, CA, “In Dreams”
(Mar. 28 – Apr. 13)
2014La Luz de Jesus Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, “Laluzapalooza 2014” (Mar. 7–30)
2013Corey Helford Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, “Shades” (Jul. 27 – Aug. 7)
2013Studio C Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, “The Disciplines Series 1, An Interpretative of Figurative Art by Eight Women Artists” (May 18–19)
2013Gallery Expo, Long Beach, CA, “People, Places & Things,” (March)
2012 Art Renewal Center International, 2011/2012 ARC Salon
2011ATX Group Show, Los Angeles, CA (July)
2010LaFondrie Atelier Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, “LaBs” (September)
2010Brand Library & Art Galleries, Glendale, CA “BRAND Exhibition” (August)
May 26, 2016 – VICE – The Creators Project – “Magical Paintings Bring an Ancient Art Form Back from the Dead” by Tanja M. Laden
May 14, 2016 – DIONISOPUNK – “Girls”
May 5, 2016 – Phantasmaphile – “Deirdre Sullivan-Beeman show & more at Stephen Romano Gallery”
Apr. 28, 2016 – Widewalls –“The End of Things – Stephen Romano Gallery Presents a Fascinating Group Exhibition”
Feb. 26, 2016 – Cartwheel Art Magazine – “Deirdre Sullivan-Beeman Ancient Technique, Dreams Make Magical Realism”
Feb. 25, 2016 – Nuncalosabre -“Deirdre Sullivan-Beeman/Cuentos de Hadas”
Feb. 8, 2016 – Discover Hollywood Magazine – “Lindsey Way and Jessicka Addams Art Review”
Jan. 26, 2916 – Hi Fructose Magazine – “Deirdre Sullivan-Beeman Adds Fairytale Charms to 14th Century Painting” by Caro
Jan. 21, 2016 – West Hollywood Lifestyle Magazine – “Deirdre Sullivan-beeman To Open At La Luz de Jesus Gallery”
Jan. 2016 – Mas y Mas “Paintings of fairytales by Deirdre Sullivan-Beeman”
Aug. 27, 2015 – The Huffington Post - Huffpost Arts & Culture “Deirdre Sullivan-Beeman in the Optical Dimension” by Shana Nys Dambrot
Aug. 18, 2015 – West Hollywood Lifestyle Magazine
“Gun Girl” By Deirdre Sullivan-Beeman Opening Saturday, August 22
Aug. 17, 2015 – LA Art Party (featured artist)
Aug. 17, 2015 – LA Splash Magazine (featured artist)
Aug. 16, 2015 – KTR Promo (featured artist)
Mar. 6, 2015 – Cartwheel Art (art featured)
Oct. 31, 2014 – The New York Optimist (cover story)
“The Frightfully Beautiful Art Of Deirdre Sullivan Beeman”
Sept. 15, 2014 – Creep Machine Magazine (art featured)
Sept. 9, 2014 – The Palette Pages (featured artist) www.thepalettepages.com/2014/09/08/deirdre-sullivan-beeman-interview/
2012 Art Renewal Center International 2011/2012 ARC Salon – Finalist
BFA University of Southern California, Cinema/TV Production
1990-2007Deirdre Sullivan Event Design
Owner of a successful event design company. Clients included: Paramount Pictures, Warner Brothers, Universal Pictures, Getty Museum, Japanese American National Museum, LA Magazine, Buzz Magazine, Conte Nash, Christies Auctions House (Beverly Hills), Estee Lauder, American Express, State of Texas, and others. Events were featured in: InStyle Magazine, Los Angeles Magazine, Buzz Magazine and Angeleno Magazine
Channeling subjects such as dream imagery, imagined landscapes, geodes, outer space and The Big Bang, Tran explores the shapes of nature, with the infusion of fantastical, pulsing synthetic hues. The psychedelic visuals are harvested from the place where inner-verse meets outer-verse, where optical misfires combine with a vacuum pull moving at the speed of light. Through painting, sculpture and installation, she creates atmospheres that aim to activate.
Public collections of Tran’s work include the City of Seattle's Portable Works Collection, Capital One, Vulcan Inc., Baer Art Center, Camac Art Centre, The El Paso Children’s Hospital, Harborview Medical Center, The King County Public Art Collection and The Child Center. Tran has completed multiple special projects and installations, including work for VH1Save the Music Foundation, The Seattle Art Museum, The Brain Project Toronto, Public Art at The Aqua Art Fair Miami and Vulcan Inc.
She has been awarded multiple fellowships and grants; including a Grant for Artist Projects (GAP) from Artist Trust, Clowes Fellowship for residency at the Vermont Studio Center, the Nellie Cornish Scholarship and residency at The Camac Art Centre in France, The Baer Art Center in Iceland, Jentel, Millay Colony for the Arts and The Center for Contemporary Printmaking. She resides in Seattle, WA.
Mauricio Vergara was born in Rio IV, Córdoba, Argentina, in 1971.He is a self-taught painter. He has been painting since the early 90’s. He is currently living in Pamplona (Spain)
A Rioplatense poet ponders:
Where is my life that which it could have been, and it never was?
As he does, I ask myself, who I am?Where is my life? Where is the person who I once was? Where are those who are not anymore? Where will I be? Who will I be?
Time changes us, but there is something that always remains. We leave what we were; we look at the past, and we don´t recognise ourselves. But, we are them, changed by our deaths and our lost illusions that will keep us changing.
Mauricio’s characters without face and body want to be an invitation to the spectator to make these questions theirs and to encourage them to participate in finishing the paintings.