VITTU, SAMUEL

Born in Badagry, the coastal town of Lagos, Samuel Vittu believes that the face is laced with diverse stories. His work constantly interrogates the exterior of the face as an entry point into larger issues in the society with the use of acrylic, oil and charcoal. He fuses abstraction with portraiture and anthropomorphism employing bulgy eyes as windows and zoom lens into the happenings, experiences, thoughts, and crisis that goes on in the mind of his subjects.

Samuel comes from a family that an uncle studied art and had given him the basic and formidable training during his formative (artistic) years.
Those years could be described as one of concerted exposition. As a trained painter and art educator, he holds a Nigerian Certificate in Education from Adeniran Ogunsanya College of Education as well as a Bachelor of Art Education in painting from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka. Samuel lives and work in Lagos.

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WALKER, REGINA

Regina Walker is a Psychotherapist in New York City. She is also a writer and photographer. Her favorite subject is the city where she lives – Manhattan.

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WEIDER, ELLEN

Ellen Weider lives in Manhattan. MFA, Pratt Institute, BA, Hunter College. Collections include: Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division; Rutgers Print Study Archive, Zimmerli Art Museum; Memorial Sloan Kettering Art Collection. Her catalog “E.W. Squared: Ellen Weider Drypoint Prints” is in the collection of the Widener Library, Harvard University. Recent shows: “Truth, Beauty, Freedom, Love,” The Painting Center, NYC; “Rock, Wood, Paper Scissors,” Lockwood Gallery, Kingston, NY; “Ellen Weider: Art About Art,” Equity Gallery, NYC.

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WILLIAMS, ERIN

Erin Williams is a Black artist and creative currently based in St. Louis, specializing in drawing, abstract acrylics, and printmaking. Williams has been featured in various newsletters and sites, leads workshops and painting classes, and is currently earning a MFA in Illustration and Visual Culture program at Washington University in St. Louis.

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Wölk, Anne

Anne Wölk (1982, Jena/Germany) was born and raised in former East Germany. She is a figurative painter whose artistic work stands in the tradition of realistic contemporary artists Vija Celmins and Russel Crotty. Committed to an attitude of reskilling, Wölk uses traditional methods and materials. Her paintings predominantly show us night sky scenes with deep and open galaxies.

Wölk studied painting at the Scholl of Art Berlin-Weissensee and the Chelsea College, London.

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WOOLLEY, DIANNA

Dianna Woolley is a visual artist, living and working in Williamsburg, VA, with one foot still standing tall in Walla Walla, WA, where she is part owner of Combine Art Collective Gallery. She produces abstract work, primarily in oils, imbued with elements she believes speak to her audience promising the feelings of abundance and well being through living with fine art.

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YARDLEY, LEIGH

Leigh Yardley works in installation and painting situating herself as a part of the system of landscape. Leigh received her MFA from Lesley University, College of Art and Design and has exhibited since 1994. Yardley’s 2020 installation at Stone Quarry Art Park, Prospect and Refuge and her installations Purlieu, at Cazenovia College, continues her series of interactions watersheds that converge in Madison County. Leigh taught as a Teaching Artist and Adjunct Faculty at SUNY Morrisviile.

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ZERAN, MARY

Mary Zeran grew up in a family of women artists. Sculpture and painting were their visual language. Abstracted shapes and forms were their words. Each time Zeran picks up a brush or scissors, she immerses herself in the language of her family.

Zeran has exhibited nationally and internationally in New York, Seattle, Kansas City, and Chang Mai, Thailand. She has been reviewed in The Art Examiner, Seattle Post Intelligencer, and Artweek. Museum permanent collections include The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY, and Cedar Rapids Museum of Art

Mary Zeran was born in Iowa City, Iowa in 1964. She received her B.F.A. and M.F.A. from University of Iowa. She lives and works in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

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