Camille de Galbert
Camille de Galbert is a graduate of the Conservatoire National de Région de Grenoble, France, in contemporary dance (2000). She continued her dance training in New York at The Merce Cunningham Studio. As a result of a knee injury, she renounced a dance career and turned her artistic attention to drawing and video projects as a self-taught artist.
She then applied her interests to cinema and moving image techniques at the NY Film Academy. In 2008, she founded Lighthouse Films (light-house-films.com), an audiovisual production company with which she still develops several video and documentary film projects focusing on contemporary art for the benefit of French and American cultural institutions.
keywords Graduate of the Conservatoire National de Région de Grenoble // contemporary dance // Merce Cunningham Studio // drawing // NY Film Academy // founded Lighthouse Films // focusing on contemporary art // observations or judgments // experimental video // Exhibition in Splay Meduze // Tous Cannibales at La Maison Rouge // choreography of light, music and words // unconscious // oneiric // her journey as a dancer // movements, expressions, sounds, shapes and face collide // body and transformation // sound // rhythm // anatomy //
Sara Jimenez (b. London, Ontario) is a multidisciplinary artist who lives and works in New York. She received an honors BA in Semiotics and Communication Theory from the University of Toronto in 2008 and her MFA from Parsons the New School for Design in 2013. While in graduate school, she was the recipient of the New School University Merit Award and the Chaim Gross Scholarship. Her practice explores the complexity of identity formation, specifically the metaphorical concepts of “home,” “belonging,” and “origins.” Through installation, drawing, and performance, Jimenez explores the permeable boundaries of cultural codes and familial narratives.
Since moving to New York in 2007, Jimenez has been included in residencies such as the Visiting Artist Residency Program at Brooklyn Art Space (2014) and Wave Hill’s Winter Workspace (2015). Jimenez has exhibited nationally and internationally. Most recent exhibitions include a solo exhibition at the Pinto Art Museum in Antipolo, Philippines, and group exhibitions at FiveMyles Gallery (in conjunction with MoCADA), Rush Arts Gallery, and The Brooklyn Museum, with her collaborative duo Tatlo.
In addition to her individual work and her work with Tatlo, Jimenez collaborates in Redell & Jimenez (with Kaitlynn Redell). Redell & Jimenez exhibited in El Museo del Barrio's 7th Bienal, Here is Where We Jump(2013) and that same year, had their international debut at Museo Laboratorio - Ex Manifattura Tabacchi in Città Sant'Angelo (PE) Italy.
keywords Ontario // multidisciplinary // Semiotics // MFA // Parsons // identity formation // home // belonging // origins // installation // drawing // performance // permeable boundaries // cultural codes // familial narratives // Tatlo // Redell & Jimenez // Brooklyn Museum
Jayoung Yoon is a New York-based interdisciplinary artist born in Korea. She synthesizes hair sculpture, video, photography and performance to create an immersive, sensual and spiritual experience. Her solo exhibitions include Here Art Center, NY, 2013, Delaware Center for Contemporary Art, DE, 2011 and the Museum of New Art, MI, 2009. She was awarded the BRIC Media Arts fellowship, 2014, Franklin Furnace Grant Fund, 2010 and Artist Residencies by Lower Manhattan Cultural Council’s Swing space, Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, and Anderson Ranch Arts Center. She received her M.F.A. degree from Cranbrook Academy of Art in Michigan, 2009.
keywords interdisciplinary // Korea // hair// sculpture // video // photography // performance // immersive // sensual // spiritual //experience // MFA // Cranbrook Academy of Art // Michigan //
Born in Singapore in 1989, raised in Houston, Texas by a multi-cultural family, and having travelled to nearly every continent, experiencing vastly different cultures and landscapes has been a tremendously important part of my life. I went to an international school in Houston and studied art in California, Maryland, Italy, and then spent a very enlightening and eye-opening year in Japan studying both Japanese language and lithography at the Osaka University of the Arts. Adapting quietly to different social landscapes is a prominent characteristic of my personality, and the artwork I’ve been cultivating my whole life is a reflection of the desire to maintain a calm interior livelihood despite an outside world that is constantly in flux. The ability for painting to draw out and expose the psychology of the painter over the period of it’s creation is fascinating, as such I’m interested in using the medium of paint to express the inherent tension between what surrounds me while I paint and the intellectual solutions I invent in order to find internal calm. What I find I end up describing, which is most revealing to me, is how systematic and rational neurosis are, despite the seeming chaos of the moment. Drawing inspiration from pop art, the artists of the ‘pictures generation’ (especially Mark Tansey for his wit and inspiring levity, Cindy Sherman), and pre-raphaelite paintings, I try to paint worlds where the chaos is systematic, and the figures seek a zen-like calm that eludes them.
keywords Singapore // Houston, Texas // traveling // California // Maryland // Italy // Japan // Japanese language and lithography // Osaka University of the Arts // a calm interior livelihood despite an outside world constantly in flux // tension between surroundings and internal life // pop art // Pictures Generation // Mark Tansey // Cindy Sherman // pre-Raphaelite paintings // systematic chaos // figures seeking Zen //
Azmi Mert Erdem
Azmi Mert Erdem is a Turkish multidisciplinary artist, interweaving video, photography, performance, painting and installation in his work. He completed his Bachelor of Arts degree in Film and Television with honors from Istanbul Bilgi University, Turkey. He continued his education in the One Year Filmmaking Program at the New York Film Academy, in New York City. In both Turkey and the United States, Mert has worked as a director, assistant director and cinematographer in several television series, music videos, and feature and short film productions. He has written and directed award winning short films featured in international film festivals. Additionally, Mert has collaborated as a video artist in site-specific performance, video and installation pieces in international platforms.
Mert is inspired by performance art and the presence of the physical body and its interactions with objects, individuals, time and space. He continues working as a videographer for various artists, art platforms and galleries, as well as experimenting with various mediums and disciplines in his projects.
keywords Turkish // multidisciplinary artist // interweaving video, photography, performance, painting and installation // BA in Film and Television with honors from Istanbul Bilgi University, Turkey // Filmmaking New York Film Academy // director // cinematographer // site-specific performance // performance art //
Angelica Vergel is an interdisciplinary scholar with an M.A. in Media Studies from the The New School. Her interest and research include: digital/analog video art practices, new media art, the body, archives, psychogeography and visionary architecture.
keywords interdisciplinary scholar // M.A // Media Studies // The New School // research // digital // analog // video // new media art // body // archive // psychogeography // architecture //
Leo Castaneda, born 1988, Cali, Colombia, is an artist living in New York City. His works combine classical methods of illusionistic image-making with abstraction to create spaces that absorb the viewer. Castaneda then recreates events in his paintings and drawings using mediums such as interactive sculpture, animation and performance, and virtual reality to engage his audience as participators rather than passive observers. Castaneda received his BFA from Cooper Union and is currently pursuing an MFA at Hunter College.
keywords illusionistic // abstraction // classical // the viewer // recreate // painting // drawing // interactive sculpture // animation // performance // VR // participate // Cali Colombia // MFA // Hunter College // Cooper Union //virtual reality
St. John (McKay) Smith
Born in New Zealand. Never went to art school. Mostly makes experimental documentary mostly in video, or audio. Films been in festivals across this great nation: Rooftop Films, Indie Memphis, Videoart.net.
keywords experimental documentary // no art school // Rooftop Films // videoart.net // New Zealand // video // audio //
Talita Zaragoza was born in 1985 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. She received her Bachelor in Fine Arts in 2008 from FAAP – Fundação Armando Alvares Penteado. At the same school, attended History of Art for 2 years as a continuum education course. Talita has been working mostly with drawings and photography since then and has participated in a many group shows and having a solo show in 2011, in São Paulo. In 2012 moved to New York and in 2013 was accepted at ICP to attend the one-year course in General Studies, focused in Fine Art photography, completed in June 2014. The artist is based in Brooklyn keeping her research inspired mainly by nature and landscapes, silent and echo, stillness and paths but not restricted to it.
keywords Fine Arts // FAAP // Art History // drawing // photography // ICP // São Paulo // Brooklyn // landscape / /minimalist // B&W // optical
André grew up in various towns along the Connecticut coastline. During this peripatetic childhood, while other relationships proved fleeting, he developed a profound connection to the natural surroundings of his environment. This affinity for place endured even after he left Connecticut in 2004 to attend San Francisco Art Institute. At SFAI he experimented with different types of environmental immersion, including public social intervention projects. Post graduation, he collaborated with other artists in San Francisco, such as Tony Labat, Brion Nuda Rosch, and Julio Cesar Morales. Returning to the East coast, André came to WestConn in 2012 where he has focused on developing a practice that unites his interest in biology, metaphor, and personal connection to landscape.
keywords watercolor // earth // abstract // nature // action painting // botanical // aquatic // celestial // Connecticut // peripatetic childhood // place // SFAI // public intervention // WestConn // biology //
Hyo Jin Yoo
Hyo Jin Yoo is an interdisciplinary artist, researcher and designer. She recently graduated with a MFA from the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) from the department of Digital + Media. Her multidisciplinary background inspires her to make works that mediate the relationship between technology and humans. Her practice and research engages with direct body involvement, enacted in real time and through shared experience. Using a variety of mediums, from drawings to coding and physical computing, she is interested in creating playful interactive works that rely on the audience to complete the work.
keywords interdisciplinary artist // researcher // designer // MFA // RISD // Digital + Media // multidisciplinary // technology and human // body // real time // shared experience // coding // physical computing // playful // interactive // the audience //
By adopting site-specific strategies I investigate the blurry limits between time and space. Through poetical analogies of Nature and anthropogenic events my work emphasises the inadequacies of the instrumental reason and criticizes contemporary societies through an exploration of the violent relation between life and the cycles of nature. In my work, organic forms arise threatening the arrogant human pride and the course of progress, while poetry ennobles language and human creations.
keywords site-specific // time and space // poetic // analogy // anthropogenic // cycles of nature // organic forms // human pride // language // human creations //
Yusuf has come to develop a creative style in which he would paint straight over the fabrics before cutting and sewing them to their ultimate forms. Over the course of years, painting itself has eventually took over as his main passion and form of expression and only in New York, he came to find out his true calling to be creating art on various surfaces, not just fabric but any other means available such as canvas, boards, recycled and repurposed materials. He is from Istanbul, Turkey.
key words painting // fabric // sewing // New York // repurposed // recycled // Istanbul Turkey //
Born in Israel and raised in the south of France to a chef and a restaurateur, Emmanuel Cayere was destined to follow in his parent’s culinary footsteps. However, in his adolescence a mentor discovered that Emmanuel possessed unique aesthetic talents in photography and visual art. Emmanuel decided to pursue photography and it quickly became his passion. Initially focusing on urban documentary photography, Emmanuel moved to New York and began shooting portraits and fashion. After a motorcycle accident put the use of his hands in jeopardy Emmanuel decided to put a focus on hands in his work. He has been developing this project for many months and it is proving to be a signature to his work. Emmanuel now lives in Montauk, NY assisting the legendary photographer and artist Raphael Mazzucco while he continues to develop his own work and aesthetic.
key words photography // urban documentary // hands // south of France // Montauk // Raphael Mazzucco
Born in the town of Marseille in the south of France, Céline Decostanzi is a 27 year old artist. She grew up surrounded by nature in a village near the sea. She started drawing during childhood, enjoying the observation of beautiful landscapes and being inspired most by people and women in particular.
The expression she uses is mixed between realism and abstract, she likes the shape of straight lines but also the intensity of shade from the light.
She arrived in New York City a few years ago and took some classes at the art student league, where she learned how to work with live models, the proportions and some portrait techniques.
She's inspired by the human being and relationships, you'll find some darkness in her paintings but also love with all the complications it includes.
key words Marseille // south of France // coastal town // childhood // drawing // beautiful // landscape // women // between realism and abstract // intensity // NYC // The Art Students League of New York // live model // portrait // human // relationships // darkness // love // complications
Born in Ramat Gan, Israel, Alona Weiss is a transdiciplinary artist currently based in Brooklyn, New York. In 2014 she received her MFA in visual arts from Parsons - The New School for Design in New York, and in 2006 she received her B.DES from Bezalel Academy of Art and Design in Jerusalem, Israel. Recent exhibitions and screenings include The Beijing Film Academy in China, The Kitchen in New York, 25 East Gallery in New York, Amos Eno gallery in Brooklyn, The New School University Center in New York, Frederick P. Rose Hall at Lincoln Center in New York, Israel Festival in Jerusalem, PechaKucha Nights in Tel Aviv, and HaZira Performance Art Arena in Jerusalem, among others. She is the recipient of scholarships and awards such as: The Hearst scholarship, The Sharet fund - AICF, The Oscar Collin Fellowship, Parsons Graduate Award, Graduate Dean’s Scholarship, and The New School Merit Scholarships.