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.
British born Katharine Dufault is a New York Times-reviewed artist, curator and visual arts consultant. As a multimedia artist, she works in oils, encaustic, printmaking and photography. Dufault graduated with honors from Columbia University, with a degree in painting and literature after studying visual arts, graphic design and photography at Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge, England. She regularly exhibits her work and has been in numerous shows in New York City, Boston, Ohio, Connecticut, Westchester county, the Berkshires and Cambridge, England. Dufault’s work is included in many corporate and private collections. Dufault lives and works in Columbia County, NY and the Berkshires, MA.
Patti Samper is an artist Born in Bogota, Colombia. She is also French and American and has lived in all three nations. Patti attended NYU, Tisch School of the Arts (BFA), where she majored in Photography.
Patti’s paintings are exhibited in galleries and organizations throughout the USA and abroad, with works in private collections. Patti has her studio in Montclair, New Jersey, where she also lives with her family.
Feld works out of her studio in Brooklyn, New York. Her work has been shown at The Painting Center in New York, Drawing Rooms in Jersey City, Kent State University, Curate NYC, Art Fair 14C, Paramount Gallery at LIU, and the Monmouth Museum. Feld attended High School of Music and Art, received her BFA at the City College of New York, and studied at the Arts Students League.
Perri Neri earned a MFA in Painting with Distinction from The Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York. Since that time she has had three solo exhibitions in New York City and St. Petersburg, FL and several group exhibitions. Neri is currently represented by The Painting Center in New York City. She is also one of the founders and Archive Director of Refrigerator Poetry Visual Art Archive.