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, a Rose Member of New York Artists Equity Association of New York City and an Artist Associate Member of the Ink Shop, Ithaca, NY.
Gerri Rachins (b. 1955) studied at the New York Studio School while earning a BFA from the University of the Arts, Philadelphia. In 2001, she earned an MFA from Massachusetts College of Art working in painting, drawing, and printmaking. Rachins’ large-scale drawings are included in the collections of The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and The Danforth Museum, Framingham, MA. Her works are held in numerous corporate and private collections in the United States and Europe including Fidelity Investments, Bain Capital, and Berkshire Partners, Boston, and Neiman Marcus, Inc., Dallas.
She is represented by Mobilia Gallery, Cambridge, MA, who recently hosted a 20-year retrospective to celebrate their long-standing representation of her work. Rachins is represented in New York by The Painting Center where she hosted her most recent exhibition, “ALMOST EVERYTHING IS GOING WELL”, in Fall of 2022. For over two decades, she has been on faculty at the School of The Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts University and formerly for thirteen years at Massachusetts College of Art & Design.
Susi Raphael lives a creative life. She worked at the Cancer Society in broadcasting and advertising and started a radio show for them. After retiring, she launched another radio show called “Let’s Travel! Radio” on cultural tourism.
Raphael considers herself to be a self-taught artist and I has kept a painting practice in her studio in the Lower East Side, NYC for over a decade. She began to exhibit her multi-layered photographs in the 90’s in NYC in galleries and alternative spaces. She had a one woman show at the La Mama Galleria entitled Laissez “Les Bons Temps Roulez” in New Orleans which included typical cuisine and a fortune teller.
Susi Raphael has since had exhibitions of her paintings at Ceres Gallery, National Arts Club NYC, 131 Eldridge Street Gallery, 2 Rivington Street Gallery, The Art Students League and The Pen and Brush, an organization dedicated to women in the arts since 1894. Her work is in numerous private collections including the American Cancer Society and the Plow Share Group.
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.
Amy is a St. Petersburg, Florida native. She is inspired by the sunshine and the easygoing vibe of her hometown. She has a great appreciation for the artistic energy her little city exudes. Amy’s work is a reflection of her appreciation for fun, adventure, experimentation, and process. Amy has been influenced and educated by travel and considers herself a student of experience. She worked for almost a decade in the travel industry and had the opportunity to live and travel all over the world.