Nichole Gronvold Roller is a painter who received a BFA in Art Education from Minnesota State University of Moorhead, an MA in Art Education from Boston University, and an MA in Painting from Bradley University.
Gronvold Roller is represented by the BoxHeart Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA., and James May Gallery, Milwaukee, WI. Her paintings can also be found with Leslie Tyler Design, Peoria, IL., and The Painting Center (Art File), New York, N.Y.
Liz Atlas lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. She received her BA in Anthropology from SUNY Binghamton, and her MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. For many years she worked three dimensionally, with a variety of materials, however, in the last five years, she has shifted her practice to focus primarily on painting. Her work has been exhibited in galleries in Chicago, Los Angeles and New York, as well as abroad, most recently in France, online and in NY.
Jo Ann Rothschild has been painting for more than 50 years. She is the first recipient of the Maud Morgan Purchase prize of the Boston MFA and received a grant in painting from the Mass Cultural Council.Rothschild has exhibited in Boston, New York, Chicago, Berlin and Havana, and has work in Museums, Universities and private collections.
Pawel Jezak is a Polish-native artist living and working from my home studio in Co. Meath, Ireland. “Throughout my life I have always been fascinated by images and how the world is seen through the eyes of others. As a result, in my teenage years I started drawing my own interpretation of the world surrounding me.
Although the nature of my work varies from time to time, it almost always involves paper as a canvas. These canvases are made from a collage of newspaper articles placed together to create a truly unique background on which I can draw or paint in ink or acrylics. Part of the artistic process involves browsing through newspapers in order to find articles that would suit the finished piece.
I draw inspiration from many sources; however, the most powerful images that trigger my imagination are black and white photographs. I believe that each piece of art should tell a story or be part of one.”
Gerri Rachins is an artist and educator from Boston, Massachusetts. Her artworks are part of private and public collections, including Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Danforth Art Museum, Fidelity Investments, and others throughout the United States and Europe. She’s been a faculty member for over twenty years at the School of The Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts University. Rachins is represented by Mobilia Gallery in Cambridge and The Painting Center in New York.
Leslie Ford is an abstract painter whose practice embraces printmaking and photography. She holds a BFA in Design from Carnegie-Mellon University and completed a summer residency in Painting and Mixed Media at the School of Visual Arts in New York City. Based in New York, Leslie is an Art File Member of the Painting Center of New York City and an Artist Associate Member of the Ink Shop, Ithaca, NY.
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.
Obiora Vincent Nwankwo was born in Lagos State, Democratic Republic of the Congo in December 1992, and hails from Anambra State. Holding a higher National degree in fine art, Obilala Nwankwo’s practice boarders around solving the problems the world of today gives and also promoting the African culture with his stylized masking figurative work. Nwankwo has exhibited in spaces like Vivid Exclusive Art Gallery in Nigeria, Artdax Art Gallery in London, Art Number 23 Art Gallery in London, The Holly Art Gallery, and many more. Nwankwo was the Artdax Art Competition 2020 third runner up.
Patrice Pfeiffer spent most of her life raising a family and working as a nurse. She always found outlets for her creativity: cooking, crafts, beading and playing with polymer clay. Recently she has turned more and more to mixed media and digital art. She has found something that has become a vehicle to share what’s in her heart.
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.