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Thank you to our generous sponsors

RON AND SUSAN ANTINORI Philip and Melissa Babb Lucinda Bunnen Anthony AND SARA harper Harvey and Sarah Hill Marc and Robin Pollack William Small and elizabeth stone jonathan playfair

WELCOME TO MOCA GA LIVE | ART AUCTION, 2019 a benefit for The Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia. This year is a very special auction year, as MOCA GA partnered with the community in order to do a fundraiser that was entirely new and unique. In an effort to bring our arts community closer together, we reached out to 15 Atlanta galleries and asked them to collaborate with us to make this event a success. All 15 galleries said yes and are here tonight in support of MOCA GA and the community. Tonight, it is my pleasure to recognize TriBridge Residential, Fountainview Properties Inc, The Goat Farm Arts Center, and Cadence Bank for becoming major sponsors of this new event. MOCA GA has reached an exciting time in its history. We recently announced our upcoming move to a new facility at The Goat Farm, and we could not be more excited for what this will mean for the arts in Atlanta. As partners, TriBridge Residential, Foundtainview Properties Inc, and The Goat Farm have been extremely supportive of this endeavor, and together we will redefine how for-profit industry and non-profit intuitions can come together to support the arts and build community. It is my honor to recognize Lucinda Bunnen of the LUBO Fund, a sponsor of MOCA GA’s art auctions from the very first one in 2003. In addition, thank you to our returning sponsors: Radial Entertainment, and Prima Printing. Many thanks to a long-time arts supporter and tonight’s auctioneer, Myott Williams, owner of Myott Studio + Artifacts Framing. He has graciously agreed to “wear a different hat” tonight. I personally wish to thank Julia Emmons, who joins us as Event Coordinator for MOCA GA Live 2019. A heartfelt thank you to the Board of Directors of MOCA GA for their continuous and strong support of this Museum, and the staff for their talents, long hours and hard work to ensure this auction a great success. Tonight, please join me in saluting and thanking all 15 Atlanta galleries who are partnering with us to present this unique art auction event. As the co-curators of MOCA GA Live, they selected 124 Georgia artists to participate. We are greatly indebted to these artists; they are the backbone of our exhibitions, programming, and permanent collection. To all galleries and their artists presenting work in this auction, thank you! And, many thanks to all of you joining us tonight – enjoy the evening, bid high, and take home fabulous works of art by Georgia artists. - ANNETTE CONE-SKELTON President/CEO/Director


MOCA GA Board of Directors and Staff Board of Directors

Philip Babb, Chair Merrill Elam, Vice Chair Annette Cone-Skelton, President Patsy Garrett, Secretary Susan Antinori Betty Edge, Past Chair Harvey Hill Eleanor Neal Donna Northington Claudia Patton Mary Stanley Ramon TomĂŠ

Board Emeriti Lucinda Bunnen Alston Glenn Larry Walker

Staff President / CEO / Director Annette Cone-Skelton Development Officer Ariel Jones Collections & Exhibitions Manager Stacey Savastsky Head Preparator / Manager of Facilities Eric Kaepplinger Programs & Communications Manger Emily Knight Executive Assistant & Membership Manager Anais Lopez Bookkeeper Ralph Green


Schedule for the Evening Friday / October 11, 2019 / 6:30 to 9:30 PM Auctioneer: Myott Event Coordinator: Julia Emmons


The Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia presents MOCA GA Live, a one-night-only, fun-filled, live and silent auction fundraiser benefiting MOCA GA in collaboration with Atlanta galleries and local artists. The event features 138 works of 124 artists represented by 15 of Atlanta’s elite galleries. The evening honors and spotlights the galleries and the artists they represent. MOCA GA Live is one of many celebration events leading up to MOCA GA’s 20th Anniversary. Featuring: Full-service open bars A buffet of heavy Hors d'oeuvres catered by Figs & Honey Sounds by DJ Topher of Radial Entertainment Complimentary valet parking

6:30 pm VIP Preview 7:00 pm Silent Auction begins! 8:15 pm Live program & auction begins! 9:15 pm *Silent auction closes!


General Rules and Conditions of Sale Upon entry, you will be given an auction program with a bid number on the back side. This program will act as your paddle, and the bid number will be registered as your number allowing you to bid both in the live and silent auction. Values are given as a general guide to bidders. All items are sold “as is,” no warranty is given or implied. At the fall of the auctioneer’s hammer and the close of the Silent Auction, title to the offered art shall pass to the successful bidder who thereupon assumes full risk and responsibility for the work and shall pay the full purchase price thereof. All sales are final. SILENT AUCTION | HOW TO BID The silent auction will begin at 7:00PM. Bid sheets will be located on the wall near each silent auction work. Print your name, telephone number, bid number and bid amount on the sheet. LIVE AUCTION | HOW TO BID The Live Auction will begin at 8:00 PM. There will be a total of 15 artworks for sale and artworks will be auctioned one-at-a-time. Please bid by raising your auction program to show your bid number (on the back of your auction program) and making the amount of your bid heard. The Auctioneer reserves the right to reject a bid from any bidder, and the highest bidder acknowledged by the Auctioneer shall be the purchaser, provided that the reserve for the item, if any, has been met. In the event of a dispute, the Auctioneer shall have the sole and final discretion to determine the successful bidder or to re-offer or resell the artwork in question. LIVE AUCTION AND PADDLE RAISE | PAYMENT Live Auction winning bids and paddle raise donations will be determined by paddle raise and the call of the auctioneer. These bids and donations will be recorded by mobile bidding assistants. Mobile cashiers will come to you for credit card payment using Square. SILENT AUCTION | PAYMENT Fifteen (15) minutes after the close of the Live Auction, the Silent Auction will close, and all bidding will cease. Once signaled to do so, you may remove both the artwork and bid sheet from the wall. You must pay a mobile cashier. The cashier will place a paid sticker on the bid sheet and you must turn that bid sheet in at the door as you leave the auction with your artwork. You will receive an email/text receipt after you pay. If you choose to pick up your work on October 12, 11am – 5pm, please pay a mobile cashier, and leave the work at the wrapping station with the bid sheet. If you leave before the close of the silent auction, you will be notified by phone that you have won, and can pay when you pick up the work on Saturday October 12, 11am – 5pm. BAGGING/WRAPPING AND PICKUP There will be a bagging and wrapping station in the Library. Feel free to bring your artwork either prior to or after you pay a mobile cashier. If you wish, you may pick up the work the following day (Saturday, October 12 between 11am and 5pm). Live auction works will be wrapped and ready for pickup in the Library after the close of the live auction. For assistance or issues concerning pickup please contact Stacey Savatsky at 404-932-1221 or


participating galleries


Artists Listed By Galleries Representing Them Alan Avery Art Company

Mason Fine Art

Darien A-Johnson Michael Barringer Bob Landstrom Harriet Leibowitz Michi Meko Max Morgan Rana Rochat

Heather Chambers Craig Hawkins Shine Huang Hasani Sahlehe Christopher Stevens Melvin Toledo Larry Walker

Arnika Dawkins Gallery Photographic Fine Art

Poem 88

Allen Cooley Marlene Hawthrone

HATHAWAY Gallery Whitney Wood Bailey Khalilah Birdsong Tori Tinsley Ally White

Jackson Fine Art Jody Fausett Chris Lowell Mark Steinmetz Angela West Ansley West Rivers

KAI LIN ART Larry Jens Anderson Jeremy Brown Lela Brunet Joe Camoosa Stan Clark Lisa Hart Kofke Jason Kofke Wen Lin Ry McCollough John Morse Greg Noblin Elliston Roshi

Marcia Wood Gallery Benjamin Britton Lucinda Bunnen Robert Chamberlin Jeff Conefry Scott Eakin Marcus Kenney Alan Loehle George Long Mery Lynn McCorkle Joe Peragine Katherine Taylor Cosmo Whyte

Susan Cofer Corrine Colarusso Cynthia Farnell Raymond Goins Judy Henson Brian Hitselberger Pamela Diaz Martinez Stacie Rose Ben Steele Hannah Tarr Lisa Tuttle Zuzka Vaclavik Art Vandenberg Orion Wertz

Sandler Hudson Gallery Lloyd Benjamin Namwon Choi Krista Clark Don Cooper Maggie Davis William Downs Susan Loftin Donna Mintz Yanique Norman Mario Petrirena Rocio Rodriguez Michele Schuff

September Gray Fine Art Gallery Kevin Cole Alfred Conteh Kevin O'Keith Freddie Styles Jamele Wright Sr.

Spalding Nix Fine Art Caroline Bullock Marc Chatov Chris Condon Peter Essick Charlie Hanavich Kerry Hays


Cynthia Knapp Guy Robinson Katherine Sandoz Jerry Siegel Spencer Sloan Gregor Turk

TEW Galleries John Barandon Helen DeRamus Jean Glenn Walt Groover Calvin Jones Charles Keiger Yasharel Manzy Richard Olsen Melissa Sims

The Gallery | Wish Jurell Cayetano Y. Malik Jalal Artemus Jenkins Alex Christopher Williams James "Rong" Williams III

Thomas Deans Fine Art Lauren Betty Eileen Braun Daniel Byrd Helen Durant Tom Francis Kathryn Kolb Carl Linstrum Forest McMullin T.W. Meyer Linda Mitchell Steve Steinman

Whitespace Sarah Emerson Matt Haffner Sonya Yong James Benjamin Jones Elizabeth Lide Teresa Bramlette Reeves Seana Reilly

live auction 1 Allen Cooley

Deconstructed #1 2014 Archival pigment print 66 x 22 inches Lot #: 010 Value: $1250 Arnika Dawkins Gallery Photographic Fine Art 2 Daniel Byrd

Are We There Yet? 2019 Acrylic and spray paint on canvas 48 x 48 inches Lot #: 122 Value: $4000 Thomas Deans Fine Art 3 Larry Walker

Warrior Wall 2005 Acrylic and collage 17 x 21 inches Lot #: 059 Value: $2500 Mason Fine Art

4 Spencer Sloan

Kendall, Jenner Leaving an apartment in NYC 3/3/15 Archival print, sintra mount, polished acrylic 36 x 24 inches Lot #: 102 Value: $3000 Spalding Nix Fine Art


live auction 5 Jody Fausett

Pink Outfit, from Smoke From Another Fire 2005 Archival pigment print 52 x 40 inches Lot #: 023 Value: $5500 Jackson Fine Art 6 Michi Meko

North 2016 Mixed media 34 x 26.5 Lot #: 005 Value: $3600 Alan Avery Art Company

7 Susan Cofer

Clouds 2019 Color pencil on paper 18.75 x 22.25 inches Lot #: 060 Value: $4000 Poem 88

8 Cosmo Whyte

Stranger than the Village ed. 1/3 2017 C-print 36 x 24 inches Lot #: 052 Value: $1500 Marcia Wood Gallery


live auction 9 Jurell Cayetano

She's Not From Around Here (Remi) 2016-2017 Gouache and color pencil on paper 33 x 43 inches Lot #: 113 Value: $5000 The Gallery | Wish 10 Sarah Emerson

Planet Killer 2019 Acrylic and rhinestones on canvas 24 x 24 inches Lot #: 131 Value: $2400 Whitespace 11 Rocio Rodriguez

January 10, 2015 2015 Acrylic and oil on canvas 22 x 25 inches Lot #: 084 Value: $4000 Sandler Hudson Gallery

12 Calvin Jones

In the Light of the Shadow 2018 Oil on canvas 30 x 24 inches Lot #: 108 Value: $3900 TEW Galleries


live auction 13 Whitney Wood Bailey

They Kiss on Main Street 2016 Oil and mixed media on paper 46.5 x 32.5 inches Lot #: 017 Value: $4500 HATHAWAY Gallery 14 Jamele Wright Sr.

In Transit #17 2019 Mixed media, Georgia red clay on Dutch Wax cloth 48 x 60 inches Lot #: 090 Value: $5000 September Gray Fine Art Gallery 15 Jeremy Brown

Jaune Acrylic, oil stick and gold leaf between 10+layers of epoxy resin on orient strand board panel 24 x 30 inches Lot #: 029 Value: $2250 KAI LIN ART


Silent auction listed Alphabetically by Artist Darien A-Johnson

Obtaining Obscurity 2018 Porcelain, vinyl, watercolor paper and mixed media 12 x 11 x 8 inches Lot #: 001 Value: $3700

Alan Avery Art Company

Larry Jens Anderson

After Oz Glitter, graphite, and colored pencil 30 x 24 inches Lot #: 028 Value: $3000 KAI LIN ART John Barandon

Minotaur (Bull Man) with Uni Wheel 2017 Steel and bronze 38.5 inches high Lot #: 104 Value: $3400 TEW Galleries Michael Barringer

Studio Remnant III 2018 Mixed Media on Paper 30.25 x 37.5 inches Lot #: 002 Value: $2950 Alan Avery Art Company


Silent auction listed Alphabetically by Artist Lloyd Benjamin

Checkered - Black + White 2003 Correction tape, ink on paper and collage 11.75 x 9.5 inches Lot #: 074 Value: $500

Sandler Hudson Gallery

Lauren Betty

Studies of a Messenger, I 2019 Mixed media on paper 35 x 24 inches Lot #: 120 Value: $1500 Thomas Deans Fine Art Khalilah Birdsong

Ha'iku 2017 Mixed media on Arches paper 20.5 x 17.5 inches Lot #: 018 Value: $750 HATHAWAY Gallery Khalilah Birdsong

Hana 2017 Mixed media on Arches paper 20.5 x 17.5 inches Lot #: 019 Value: $750 HATHAWAY Gallery


Silent auction listed Alphabetically by Artist Eileen Braun

Strained 2017 Rattan reed, cotton string, adhesive, encaustic wax and fabric 30 x 19 x 19 inches Lot #: 121 Value: $1250

Thomas Deans Fine Art

Benjamin Britton

Sometimes a Message Sometimes a Reminder 2010 Oil on panel 33 x 31.5 inches Lot #: 039 Value: $5000 Marcia Wood Gallery Lela Brunet

Winter Mixed media and silver leaf on paper 16.5 x 21.5 inches Lot #: 030 Value: $500 KAI LIN ART Caroline Bullock

All Possible Worlds (Inland Sea) Study 2017 Watercolor, gouache and cyanotype on paper 12 x 14 inches Lot #: 091 Value: $850


Spalding Nix Fine Art

Silent auction listed Alphabetically by Artist Caroline Bullock

All Possible Worlds (Tempest) Study 2017 Watercolor, gouache and cyanotype on paper 14 x 12 inches Lot #: 092 Value: $850

Spalding Nix Fine Art

Lucinda Bunnen

Swing Set 2015 Pigment inkjet print 26 x 40 inches Lot #: 040 Value: $2800 Marcia Wood Gallery Joe Camoosa and Ry McCollough

Confluence 04 Inks, Mylar and cut paper on Arches 22 x 15 inches Lot #: 031 Value: $975 KAI LIN ART Robert Chamberlin

Collapse 10 2017 Raw porcelain 8 x 7 x 7 inches Lot #: 041 Value: $1700 Marcia Wood Gallery


Silent auction listed Alphabetically by Artist Heather Chambers

Rev. 5 2019 Ceramic 34.5 x 18.5 inches Lot #: 053 Value: $3750 Mason Fine Art Marc Chatov

Morning Essentials 2018 Oil on canvas 20 x 24 inches Lot #: 093 Value: $2000 Spalding Nix Fine Art Namwon Choi

In-betweenness (Untitled Portals) 2016 Gouache on panel 12 x 24 inches (diptych) Lot #: 075 Value: $2800 Sandler Hudson Gallery Stan Clark

Belle Époque Acrylic gouache inkjet and acrylic on cotton rag 22 x 26 inches Lot #: 032 Value: $1450 KAI LIN ART


Silent auction listed Alphabetically by Artist Krista Clark

Broken Window 2016 Pastel, graphite and paper 12 x 29 inches Lot #: 076 Value: $2500 Sandler Hudson Gallery Corrine Colarusso

The Bridge 2018 Color pencil on paper 14 x 11 inches Lot #: 061 Value: $2400 Poem 88 Kevin Cole

Lessons Dedicated to Blessings AP 2018 Woodcut 38 x 48 inches Lot #: 086 Value: $2800

September Gray Fine Art Gallery

Chris Condon

Group of 3 Terrapin Shells 2019 Carved wood 6 x 5 inches Lot #: 094 Value: $975 Spalding Nix Fine Art


Silent auction listed Alphabetically by Artist Jeff Conefry

Square Pinky 2017 Cast acrylic pain on cut wood structure 12 x 12 x 4 inches Lot #: 042 Value: $1900 Marcia Wood Gallery Alfred Conteh

Chuck 2018 Acrylic on canvas 14 x 4 inches Lot #: 087 Value: $5000 September Gray Fine Art Gallery Allen Cooley

Absent #2 2014 Archival pigment print 40 x 30 inches Lot #: 008 Value: $1600 Arnika Dawkins Gallery Photographic Fine Art Allen Cooley

Absent #3 2014 Archival pigment print 40 x 30 inches Lot #: 009 Value: $1600 Arnika Dawkins Gallery Photographic Fine Art 17

Silent auction listed Alphabetically by Artist Allen Cooley

Deconstructed #2 2014 Archival pigment print 40 x 30 inches Lot #: 011 Value: $1600 Arnika Dawkins Gallery Photographic Fine Art Don Cooper

Tipping Point 2017 Acrylic on canvas 16 x 20 inches Lot #: 138 Value: $4000 Sandler Hudson Gallery Maggie Davis

Maise 2016 Flashe on paper 16 x 13 inches Lot #: 077 Value: $1200 Sandler Hudson Gallery Helen DeRamus

Mirage 2019 Cold wax and oil on panel 30 x 24 inches Lot #: 105 Value: $3000 TEW Galleries


Silent auction listed Alphabetically by Artist William Downs

Transformer 2016 Charcoal and ink wash on canvas paper 16 x 13 inches Lot #: 078 Value: $1900 Sandler Hudson Gallery Helen Durant

Horse 2017 Mixed media collage on canvas 12 x 15 inches Lot #: 123 Value: $625 Thomas Deans Fine Art Scott Eakin

A Clever Fiction 2019 Acrylic on wood panel 40 x 40 inches Lot #: 043 Value: $4500 Marcia Wood Gallery Peter Essick

Kodack Sign, Atlanta, GA X 36 2019 Archival pigment print on paper 16.25 x 20.25 inches Lot #: 095 Value: $800


Spalding Nix Fine Art

Silent auction listed Alphabetically by Artist Cynthia Farnell

Peach Blossoms Photographic archival print on Epson Luster paper 24.75 x 20.75 inches Lot #: 062 Value: $1600 Poem 88 Tom Francis

Pagoda Dragons 2019 Acrylic on canvas 40 x 40 inches Lot #: 124 Value: $3200 Thomas Deans Fine Art Jean Glenn

Satellite Blue 2018 Oil on canvas 24 x 24 inches Lot #: 106 Value: $3400 TEW Galleries Raymond Goins

untitled 2018 Gesso and dye on scorched steel 24 x 24 inches Lot #: 063 Value: $6200 Poem 88


Silent auction listed Alphabetically by Artist Walt Groover

The Shawl 2017 Chakte Vega Wood 9.5 x 5 x 3 inches Lot #: 107 Value: $2600 TEW Galleries Matt Haffner

Three Kings 2018 Archival pigment print mounted dibond 14 x 22 inches Lot #: 132 Value: $750 Whitespace Charlie Hanavich

Balloon Dog 2018 Acrylic on linen 36 x 48 inches Lot #: 096 Value: $7300 Spalding Nix Fine Art Lisa Hart

Passage Ink on mylar and paper 16 x 36 inches Lot #: 033 Value: $900



Silent auction listed Alphabetically by Artist Craig Hawkins

Box No. 10 2010 Charcoal on paper mounted on canvas 30.5 x 20 inches Lot #: 054 Value: $2000 Mason Fine Art Marlene Hawthrone

I long to be a sharpened knife Digging into a cheek My name breaking shore Over his teeth A moon pulled tide A waterlogged mention 2011 Archival pigment print 20 x 20 inches Lot #: 012 Value: $750

Arnika Dawkins Gallery Photographic Fine Art

Marlene Hawthrone

mami says you have fallen your brittle bones cannot knit themselves well 2011 Archival pigment print 20 x 20 inches Lot #: 013 Value: $1200

Arnika Dawkins Gallery Photographic Fine Art


Silent auction listed Alphabetically by Artist Marlene Hawthrone

Sometimes I wonder if all along You saw me unravel Witnessed the spool And thought I'd keep even stitches 2011 Archival pigment print 20 x 20 inches Lot #: 014 Value: $750

Arnika Dawkins Gallery Photographic Fine Art

Marlene Hawthrone

the way silence tentacles around the neck renders us mute she’s gone I can’t find her Neither will you Archival pigment print 30 x 30 inches Lot #: 015 Value: $1200

Arnika Dawkins Gallery Photographic Fine Art

Marlene Hawthrone

you try to mend / you left / many legs crawling / a nail carving into the belly / a gnaw / you are silent / you do not care to know / you had your fill / you pick remnants from your teeth / fling them at the floor

Arnika Dawkins Gallery Photographic Fine Art

2011 Archival pigment print 20 x 20 inches Lot #: 016 Value: $750


Silent auction listed Alphabetically by Artist Kerry Hays

Faded Shapes in Red & Pink II 2019 Acrylic on canvas 36 x 24 inches Lot #: 097 Value: $1800 Spalding Nix Fine Art Judy Henson

Autumn Veil for the Three Graces 2016 Dye Sublimation print on aluminum 30 x 22.25 inches Lot #: 064 Value: $3000

Poem 88

Brian Hitselberger

Call it Sunshine 2019 Monotype, print collage, metal foil on paper 30 x 22 inches Lot #: 065 Value: $1200 Poem 88 Shine Huang

Beth and Her Daughter 2017 Archival Pigment Print 24 x 24 inches Lot #: 055 Value: $1500 Mason Fine Art


Silent auction listed Alphabetically by Artist Y. Malik Jalal

When I Die, I Pray its on Impact July 2019 Latex paint, oil stick, pastel, oil paint, found postcard Lot #: 114 Value: $3000

The Gallery | Wish

Sonya Yong James

Elegy 2019 Root, clay, cotton thread and pigment 14 x 22 x 9 inches Lot #: 133 Value: $1000 Whitespace Artemus Jenkins

Pleasebabyplease 2018 Digital archival print 23 x 29 inches Lot #: 115 Value: $2000 The Gallery | Wish Benjamin Jones

Totem 2003 Graphite on paper 9 x 11.5 inches Lot #: 134 Value: $2200 Whitespace


Silent auction listed Alphabetically by Artist Charles Keiger

Roam 2014 Oil on panel 24 x 26 inches framed Lot #: 109 Value: $3900 TEW Galleries Marcus Kenney

I Found My Smile Again/Et Tu Brute? 2018 Neon tube, walking cane, wood, chain, license plate, metal, rope, knife, lead, yo-yo, fishing hooks, mirror... 77 x 24 x 10 inches Lot #: 044 Value: $4400

Marcia Wood Gallery

Cynthia Knapp

Lick of the Current 2018 Mixed media on paper 30 x 30 inches Lot #: 098 Value: $3000 Spalding Nix Fine Art Kofke Jason Kofke

Everything Will Be OK, 2001 Etching 22 x 16 inches Lot #: 034 Value: $1200 KAI LIN ART 26

Silent auction listed Alphabetically by Artist Kathryn Kolb

Lake Light, Muscadine 1/9 2013 Archival pigment print 27.5 x 18.5 inches Lot #: 125 Value: $1575 Thomas Deans Fine Art Bob Landstrom

Untitled (Prete 5) 2019 Volcanic Rock on Arches 400lb watercolor paper 27 x 34 inches Lot #: 003 Value: $2500 Alan Avery Art Company Harriet Leibowitz

Nude by Pool (#1) 1996 Archival digital print from film negative 22.5 x 32.5 inches Lot #: 004 Value: $3275 Alan Avery Art Company Elizabeth Lide

Grid in Blue with Gauze 2017 Graphite, paint, collage on handmade Do paper, Vietnam 24 x 31 inches Lot #: 135 Value: $3000



Silent auction listed Alphabetically by Artist Wen Lin

Heart Fortunes on wood panel and epoxy 24 x 18 inches Lot #: 035 Value: $1500 KAI LIN ART Carl Linstrum

Fair Warning # 7 2018 Oil and wax on wood panel 16 x 16 inches Lot #: 126 Value: $825 Thomas Deans Fine Art Alan Loehle

Chauvet Dream 2017 Charcoal and paint stick on gessoed Rives BFK paper 34.5 x 25.75 inches Lot #: 045 Value: $3300

Marcia Wood Gallery

Susan Loftin

Untitled 2016 Clay 12 x 8.5 x 8 inches Lot #: 079 Value: $3500 Sandler Hudson Gallery


Silent auction listed Alphabetically by Artist George Long

POS vs POV 2019 Mixed media on paper 27 x 22 inches Lot #: 046 Value: $985 Marcia Wood Gallery Chris Lowell

Thirty One Days #50 2011 Silver gelatin print 24 x 30 inches Lot #: 024 Value: $1850 Jackson Fine Art Yasharel Manzy

August in Southern Italy 2017 Oil on canvas 20 x 16 framed Lot #: 110 Value: $3200 TEW Galleries Pamela Diaz Martinez

Observed and Recorded Permutation of the Holy Spirit XVIII 2018 Graphite/pastel on duralar with wood frame 28 x 20 inches Lot #: 066 Value: $1000

Poem 88


Silent auction listed Alphabetically by Artist Mery Lynn McCorkle

Debris Field 2019 Collage, acrylic, glitter, and pencil on board 24 x 24 inches Lot #: 047 Value: $2400 Marcia Wood Gallery Forest McMullin

Night Motel (ed. of 5) 2019 Archival pigment print 21 x 27 inches Lot #: 127 Value: $1100 Thomas Deans Fine Art T.W. Meyer

Relationship 1/1 unique 1989 Kodak type-r direct positive print Lot #: 128 Value: $2200 Thomas Deans Fine Art Donna Mintz

Untitled (Fragment 3) 2019 Oil composition gold leaf, and 23 k gold thread on paper 11.5 x 9 inches Lot #: 080 Value: $850

Sandler Hudson Gallery


Silent auction listed Alphabetically by Artist Donna Mintz

Untitled (Fragment 4) 2019 Oil composition gold leaf, and 23 k gold thread on paper 11.5 x 9 inches Lot #: 081 Value: $850

Sandler Hudson Gallery

Linda Mitchell

Elephant Angel 2019 Acrylic and other media with found objects on wood panel 14 x 11 inches Lot #: 129 Value: $725

Thomas Deans Fine Art

Max Morgan

Night Series No. 72 2009 Oil on canvas 36 x 60 inches Lot #: 006 Value: $4850 Alan Avery Art Company John Morse

Abraham Lincoln (Black & White) Found paper collage 11 x 17 inches Lot #: 036 Value: $700 KAI LIN ART


Silent auction listed Alphabetically by Artist Greg Noblin

Sis, A Cowboy's Horse Mixed media on wood panel 17.25 x 25.25 inches Lot #: 037 Value: $700 KAI LIN ART Yanique Norman

Last Lady ReaganRushia 2017 Collage, graphite, ink, and gouache on paper 12 x 14 inches Lot #: 082 Value: $1200

Sandler Hudson Gallery

Kevin O'Keith

Untitled 2016 Acrylic on wood 21 x 30 inches Lot #: 088 Value: $3000 September Gray Fine Art Gallery Richard Olsen

Wall CLIV(154) 2001 Oil on canvas 20 x 22 inches Lot #: 111 Value: $3400 TEW Galleries


Silent auction listed Alphabetically by Artist Joe Peragine

Funtown Film Still, 1, 1/3 2018-2019 Inkjet print, resin, on canvas over panel 12 x 24 inches Lot #: 048 Value: $1200 Marcia Wood Gallery Joe Peragine

Funtown Film Still, 2, 1/3 2018-2019 Inkjet print, resin, on canvas over panel 12 x 24 inches Lot #: 049 Value: $1200 Marcia Wood Gallery Joe Peragine

Funtown Film Still, 3, 1/3 2018-2019 Inkjet print, resin, on canvas over panel 12 x 24 inches Lot #: 050 Value: $1200 Marcia Wood Gallery Mario Petrirena

Untitled 2018 Clay 9.5 x 13.5 x 13.5 inches Lot #: 083 Value: $2200 Sandler Hudson Gallery


Silent auction listed Alphabetically by Artist Teresa Bramlette Reeves

Double Jello 3 2017 Watercolor on Yupo 12.75 x 15.75 inches Lot #: 136 Value: $700 Whitespace Seana Reilly

Nunatak 2018 Graphite on drafting film 37 x 25 inches Lot #: 137 Value: $2800 Whitespace Guy Robinson

Reconsidering Alchemy 2012 Oil on linen 36 x 24 inches Lot #: 099 Value: $4000 Spalding Nix Fine Art Rana Rochat

Untitled AA 149 2019 Encaustic on paper 41.5 x 36.5 inches Lot #: 007 Value: $4450 Alan Avery Art Company


Silent auction listed Alphabetically by Artist Stacie Rose

Sphere Interior I 2017 Acrylic and mixed media on paper 25 x 25 inches Lot #: 067 Value: $2000 Poem 88 Elliston Roshi

Intersteller Summi ink and watercolor 20 x 20 inches Lot #: 038 Value: $900 KAI LIN ART Hasani Sahlehe

Jack Fruit 2019 Pencil on paper 12 x 9 inches Lot #: 056 Value: $450 Mason Fine Art Katherine Sandoz

(Magnolia) Orange Bronze 2019 Water-based media on canvas 24 x 36 inches Lot #: 100 Value: $3800

Spalding Nix Fine Art


Silent auction listed Alphabetically by Artist Michele Schuff

Solder 2011 Encaustic on panel 18 x 17 x 2.25 inches Lot #: 085 Value: $3200 Sandler Hudson Gallery Jerry Siegel

Evah Destruction - Make Up 2018 Archival inkjet print on paper 28.25 x 26.5 inches Lot #: 101 Value: $2400

Spalding Nix Fine Art

Melissa Sims

I Like You Very Much 2019 Oil and resin finish 24 x 18 inches Lot #: 112 Value: $2600 TEW Galleries Ben Steele

Impossible Object 2017 Oil on paper 30 x 24 inches Lot #: 068 Value: $1800 Poem 88


Silent auction listed Alphabetically by Artist Steve Steinman

Circulate 2019 Discarded steel 13 x 14 x 4 inches Lot #: 130 Value: $900 Thomas Deans Fine Art Mark Steinmetz

Atlanta (Girl Sitting on Car Window) 1994 Silver gelatin print 20 x 24 inches Lot #: 025 Value: $3000 Jackson Fine Art Christopher Stevens

Music Box 2018 Oil on canvas 12 x 10 inches Lot #: 057 Value: $1700 Mason Fine Art Freddie Styles

Study in Green, White and Silver 2014 Mixed media on gessoed paper 30 x 22 inches Lot #: 089 Value: $3750


September Gray Fine Art Gallery

Silent auction listed Alphabetically by Artist Hannah Tarr

Hole 2017 Oil on panel 16 x 24 inches Lot #: 069 Value: $1200 Poem 88 Katherine Taylor

Parallax AP, Pull Portfolio, ed of 30 2010 Intaglio print 16 x 14 inches Lot #: 051 Value: $1500

Marcia Wood Gallery

Tori Tinsley

Pool with Mom Feet 2017 Acrylic on canvas 60 x 40 inches Lot #: 020 Value: $3000 HATHAWAY Gallery Melvin Toledo

Iris 2018 Oil on aluminum panel 22 x 24 inches Lot #: 058 Value: $4700 Mason Fine Art


Silent auction listed Alphabetically by Artist Gregor Turk

Manifold Manifesto: Atlanta (Battle) 2007 Wax-oil rubbing on topographic map 31 x 26 inches Lot #: 103 Value: $1200

Spalding Nix Fine Art

Lisa Tuttle

Thinking of Azaleas 2019 Archival digital print on Hannemuhle paper 16 x 20 inches Lot #: 070 Value: $1000 Poem 88 Zuzka Vaclavik

Foliage Study 2019 Watercolor and gouache on paper 23.5 x 19.5 inches Lot #: 071 Value: $1800 Poem 88 Art Vandenberg

Stele,- 2 Posts 2017 Archival digital print, acrylic mounted 15 x 15 inches Lot #: 072 Value: $1000 Poem 88


Silent auction listed Alphabetically by Artist Orion Wertz

The Tower 2017 Oil on panel 16 x 20 inches framed Lot #: 073 Value: $6000 Poem 88 Angela West

All the Extraneous Delights 2017 Chromogenic dye coupler print 30.5 x 36.5 Lot #: 026 Value: $3800

Jackson Fine Art

Ansley West Rivers

Mississippi, River, Winona, Minnesota 2017 Archival pigment print 26 x 32 inches Lot #: 027 Value: $950 Jackson Fine Art Ally White

Blue Squiggle Bouquet 2017 Acrylic and spray paint on paper 12 x 17 inches framed Lot #: 021 Value: $1200 HATHAWAY Gallery


Silent auction listed Alphabetically by Artist Ally White

Still Life Angel No. 2 2017 Acrylic and spray paint on paper 12 x 17 inches framed Lot #: 022 Value: $1200 HATHAWAY Gallery Alex Christopher Williams

Untitled, 2017 2017 Archival pigment print 10 x 8 inches Lot #: 116 Value: $800 The Gallery | Wish Alex Christopher Williams

Untitled, 2019 2019 Archival pigment print 10 x 8 inches Lot #: 117 Value: $800 The Gallery | Wish James "Rong" Williams III

Project: Do It For The Gram 2016 Wire sculpture on wood panel 64 x 33 x 3.5 inches Lot #: 118 Value: $5000

The Gallery | Wish


Silent auction listed Alphabetically by Artist James "Rong" Williams III

SOF.006 2019 Wire Sculpture 24.5 x 23.5 x 4 inches Lot #: 119 Value: $4800 The Gallery | Wish


Artist Biographies in Alphabetical order Darien A-Johnson

Alan Avery Art Company

Darien A-Johnson’s work represents the current entanglement of human cognition and digital processing. The recent proliferation of the camera phone enables us to record spontaneously. Experience is interrupted to capture and store moments. The recordings are used for recollection; however, over time our reliance on the two‐dimensional image to replace perceptual experience flattens and fragments the memory. By dissecting and altering these fragments, his work raises awareness of a continually altered state of visual consciousness. It makes reference to a shift in contemporary experience relating to the cognitive processing of sight. A-Johnson’s work has been recognized nationally and internationally through awarded grants, exhibitions, and residencies. In 2012, he was awarded the Emerging Artist Award through NCECA. Most recently he received an exhibition grant from the Danish Cultural Ministry to complete a residency and exhibition opportunity through C.R.E.T.A. Rome. For this opportunity he continued to integrate digital processes with traditional forming and surface treatments. This act reflects the current state of human experience, as we navigate between actuality and the illusions presented by our screens. Darien A-Johnson is an artist in residence at the Atlanta Contemporary and is one of four finalists for the prestigious 2019 Hudgens Prize.

Larry Jens Anderson


Originally hailing from a small town in rural Kansas, Larry Anderson is an accomplished international professor whose work has spread far from his rural origins. With illustrations being his primary medium, Larry explores gender, sexuality, nature, human rights, and morality in a combined blend of various expressions and perspectives. “Making an image appear out of nothing is magic.” The elegance in his composition and his line lends a beauty to the work, enhancing his intense subject matter. He has work exhibited in Hong Kong, Australia, Italy, Germany, Belgium, Japan, France, as well as across the United States. In addition to being an artist and instructor, he has curated 20 exhibitions and is a founding member of TABOO, an artist collective that existed for 11 years curating, producing events, and exhibiting.

Whitney Wood Bailey


Whitney Wood Bailey is a Georgia native who currently lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. She received her M.F.A. degree in painting from the Savannah College of Art and Design in Atlanta and her B.F.A. in painting from Auburn University. Whitney also studied with UGA's Lamar Dodd School of Art in Cortona, Italy as well as postgraduate study with Rhode Island School of Design in France. She was awarded residencies at the Vermont Studio Center and the Hambidge Center and was a featured artist in New American Paintings. Whitney has exhibited nationally and internationally including Paris, Shanghai and Hong 43

Artist Biographies in Alphabetical order Kong as well as New York and around the U.S. Whitney’s work is driven by questions of a metaphysical nature such as how design and orchestration within nature affects our consciousness, and how the extraordinary geometries within nature's design demand the consideration of intelligent design as well as our notions of spirituality.

John Barandon

TEW Galleries

John Barandon is a self-taught sculptor and artist. After fifty years of working in the sheet metal and steel fabrication trade, he retired in 2014. He exhibited at The Signature Shop from 1986 to 1992, at Sidewalk Studio in Virginia Highlands, and Odyssey Studio in Buckhead in 1986 to 1987. He also exhibited at Shirley Fox Gallery and Gallery South, both now closed. Referring to the styles he has worked in, John says that he has jumped from “lily pad to lily pad for the last forty years,” but has finally landed on a lily pad where he intends to stay put. John's sculptures are bronze-fused onto steel armatures and bases. In many ways his art is a testimony to the people that have touched and influenced him. John’s father was from New York City and met John’s mother in Atlanta through the USO. After World War II, he decided to stay in Atlanta. John says he had a northern accent for half of his life. After John’s father died in 1977, John describes his world as having changed. His first sculpture, a skeleton titled “Death Grip,” was made right after this, and in 1979 John built a studio at his home.

Michael Barringer

Alan Avery Art Company

Painter, Michael Barringer, draws on a diverse history of both written and visual cultures from across the globe. His current bodies of work are inspired by artistic traditions which highlight the innate human impulse to create. These inspirations include the quilts of Gee's Bend, Alabama, and the ancient, decorative objects found at Blombos Cave, South Africa. Speaking on the influence of Gee's Bend, Barringer states, "My work has changed from being driven by an external, imposed narrative, to each painting being moved along by formal concerns, arising from within its own unique nature. I have flattened the space in these works, and brought the visual information up front. I think of these as assembled objects, like the quilts themselves." Barringer's work can be found in corporate and public collections including Georgia Institute of Technology, Georgia; Saks Fifth Avenue, Georgia; King and Spalding, Georgia; Federal Reserve Bank, Missouri; Ritz Carlton Hotel, Texas; Duke Children's Hospital and Health Center, North Carolina; University of Arkansas Medical Center, Arkansas.

Lloyd Benjamin

Sandler Hudson Gallery

Self-taught artist, Lloyd Benjamin, was born in Little Rock, Arkansas in 1978. He currently lives and works in Atlanta. Benjamin's work is strongly influenced by his peripatetic way of life early on. Benjamin was an avid traveler from a young age. In high school, Benjamin started touring the United States with several bands. At the age of 19, he began riding freight trains around the United States and across Canada, covering tens of thousands of miles by train. He has exhibited nationally with shows in Miami, Philadelphia, Atlanta and Portland. Benjamin has been featured in several national and local publications. From 2004-2014, Benjamin was the owner and curator of Get This Gallery in Atlanta.

Lauren Betty

Thomas Deans Fine Art

Atlanta artist, Lauren Betty, is known for her energetic and dynamic approach to painting. Born in Charlotte, North Carolina, at a young age she developed an affinity for nature as well as an intuitive understanding of the seasons and cycles of life. Betty felt compelled to seek diverse forms of creative expression in an attempt to express her connection with the natural environment of her youth, ultimately realizing that her passion lay in the visual arts. Betty earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree at Florida State University, focusing primarily on metal sculpting. She also excelled in painting, displaying a remarkably colorful, and spontaneous style that reflected her natural impulses. As her work 44

Artist Biographies in Alphabetical order developed, it began to reveal an intriguing tension between organic abstractions and vibrant figuration. Her abstractions seemed like snapshots, conveying the story of modern experience through the primitive symbols of a universal language. Her work is also informed by her travels, in South America, Italy, Germany and Russia with her Russian-born husband. Her studio is at Atlanta’s Goat Farm.

Khalilah Birdsong


Khalilah Birdsong is a visual artist with a studio practice based in Atlanta, Georgia. She creates abstract paintings that explore issues of depth and line. Fields of variegated color serve as her foundations: multi-hued paint progresses across the canvases, artfully uneven in saturation, conjuring a sense of movement and force. Birdsong’s color palette presents more juxtapositions still. Studying the alternating hues, a viewer may come to see the way that one color, barely visible on the finished surface, can serve to gird and guide the layers that succeed it. Birdsong is represented by HATHAWAY Contemporary Gallery in Atlanta, Georgia and also works with the Cincinnati Art Underground in Cincinnati, Ohio and AHC Projects in Hamburg, Germany. Khalilah has had solo and group exhibitions in the United States, Tokyo and Italy. Her paintings are in private and corporate collections around the world, including commissioned works. Her installation work has been commissioned by corporations in the United States and Tokyo, Japan. Birdsong’s work can be found in former U.S. President Barack Obama’s private collection, which is being considered to hang in his Presidential Library. Khalilah has recently been named by Contemporary Arts Curator Magazine (2019) as one of the 100 best future contemporary artists in the world.

Eileen Braun

Thomas Deans Fine Art

A native of Massachusetts, Eileen Braun, began formal arts training at C. W. Post College (Long Island, New York) and continued at Indiana University (Bloomington) where she was awarded a B. A. degree in Sculpture and Education. Ms. Braun taught in public schools and served as Executive Director of a suburban New York Arts Center before moving to Atlanta, where her career as a fine artist began. Eileen Braun’s art is heavily influenced by the artist’s interest in nurture and science. Her current sculptural work in many ways blends these two. She creates biomorphic forms (species) that appear to be communicating human-like emotional needs. These newly formed organisms represent to her a new “species” conjured in the studio. Braun adopted her new materials after becoming frustrated with the limits clay, her previous material of choice. Months of experimentation led her to new discoveries, manipulative possibilities, and tactile sensations. As she works, the sculpture takes on a life of its own, often diverging from her initial sketches until something entirely new evolves.

Benjamin Britton

Marcia Wood Gallery

Benjamin Britton was born in Palo Alto, CA, in 1976, and raised in the Pacific Northwest. He received his B.F.A. from the School of Visual Arts in 1999 and his M.F.A. from UCLA in 2008. His work has been shown primarily in commercial galleries and alternative spaces in New York, Los Angeles and Atlanta. His work is included in the West Collection and the collection of the High Museum. He teaches drawing and painting at the Lamar Dodd School of Art and lives and works in Athens, GA.

Jeremy Brown


It takes the same passion and energy to create love as it does to maintain love: patience, dedication, practice, an open mind, and open heart. Unconditional love is the greatest art form. Everyday we have the choice of looking at our past and reconstructing it to make a brighter future. Through abundant layers and textures, Jeremy Brown's art depicts the idea of love throughout his body of work. Brown creates art as a way of expressing himself and as a form of 45

Artist Biographies in Alphabetical order meditation. When he was 16, he began creating art by duplicating a Rothko painting. He found inspiration from Basquiat and the unconventionality of his works. Part of Brown’s aesthetic is derived from the complex, layered, out of the box nature found in street art. He uses unconventional materials such as aerosols, concrete, and no brushes. He enjoys abstract art, fine lines, bright colors, and elaborate finishes. All of Brown's pieces are held together by a strong interest for humanity and compassion.

Lela Brunet


In some cultures, a sacred female figure holds a central place in prayer and worship. In Lela Brunet's new series, WorshipHer, she drew inspiration from ancient stories of female deities and creatures from Egyptian, Greek, and Japanese mythology. These stories, so rich in imagery, helped her bring life and interest into her female forms. She is playing with some of the supernatural characteristics such as sightseeing, fortune telling, healing, and ability to enchant. Lela Brunet was born in 1985 and has lived in Atlanta, Georgia most of her life. Growing up in a home where art was encouraged had a great impact on her as a child. Lela has fond memories of her mother letting her draw on her bedroom walls (she never met another mom that encouraged that). Not only does Lela come from an artistic background but also has three generations of educators in her family. It was not until her third year in college that Lela considered combining art and education as a career.

Caroline Bullock

Spalding Nix Fine Art

Atlanta native, Caroline Bullock, creates mixed media abstract works whose primary inspiration is the human relationship with the natural world. Bullock is interested in how we attempt to create our perceived human reality with complex systems of mathematics, science, and technology, with nature as the backdrop and laboratory. Mathematics is the language of nature, but it also distorts the perception of natural beauty and mystery. Technology allows us to explore the universe, but also encourages us to manipulate nature to our peril. She is intrigued by our innate proclivity to impose rational explanations and limits upon what is natural, irrational and unconscious and to unmask life’s invisible mysteries. Her work is a part of many public & private collections including the High Museum of Art, Atlanta, Georgia, and has been included in multiple hospitality projects.

Lucinda Bunnen

Marcia Wood Gallery

Born in 1930, Lucinda Bunnen began her photography career at the age of 40, when she and her family took a trip to Peru for her birthday and she discovered a love and a talent for the art form. Since then she has been a prolific 46

Artist Biographies in Alphabetical order photographer, artist, collector and benefactor to the photography community in Atlanta and around the country. Bunnen’s work is the subject of seven books to date, the most recent of which is titled, "Gathered". She co-authored three of the books: "Movers and Shakers in Georgia," published by Simon & Schuster in 1978; "Scoring in Heaven, Gravestones and Cemetery Art in the American Sunbelt States," published by Aperture Foundation in 1990 and "ALASKA Trail Tales and Eccentric Detours," published in 1992. Bunnen’s photographic works can be found in numerous public collections, including Museum of Modern Art, The Whitney Museum of American Art in New York, Pushkin Museum in Moscow, Russia, The Smithsonian in Washington, DC, The Mint Museum in Charlotte, NC, the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington, DC, MOCA GA, Morris Museum, Augusta, GA and the High Museum of Art in Atlanta, Georgia, among others. She was both donor and curator of "Subjective Vision: The Lucinda W. Bunnen Collection of Photographs” for the High Museum of Art.

Daniel Byrd

Thomas Deans Fine Art

A Buckhead, Atlanta native, Daniel Byrd (b. 1994) has been strongly influenced for as long as he can remember by the nonstop energy of our city, its constant change, and its artistic force. Translating this energy onto two-dimensional surfaces, Byrd creates a space where a distinct variety of individual marks communicate and compete with one another to dominate the visual space. Daniel Byrd will debut this December at Art Basel Miami, in the "Untitled" art fair. His work will be represented by the noted New York City gallery Albertz Benda. He will also create a solo installation, "Working Title," at Thomas Deans Fine Art, 15 November - 31 December 2019. Byrd's work is in a number of collections, and he has executed large-scale commisisons for Prequel, Washington, DC; Del Frico's Double Eagle, Atlanta; The Shops of Buckhead, Atlanta; and the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) campuses in Atlanta, Savannah, and Hong Kong. His work is featured on the cover of the SCAD 2019-2020 Admission Catalog.

Joe Camoosa


Joe Camoosa lives and works in Atlanta, GA. He received his M.F.A. in painting and drawing from the University of Georgia and graduated from Florida State University where he studied Mass Communications and Anthropology. Confluence is an ongoing minimal collaboration of work on paper between Joe Camoosa and Ry McCullough exploring the relationships between shape, color, limitation, and restriction. Drawing, collage, and printmaking are employed in a call and response of surprise encounters and crafted discovery.

Jurell Cayetano

The Gallery | Wish

Jurell Cayetano's works generally focus on portraiture and colorful scenes depicting aspects of life that typically go overlooked. His portraits feel like conversations, allowing the viewer to connect with the subject personally. With candid poses and vibrant colors, he achieves a mood and captures the everyday life of people of color in a way that’s both elegant and natural. Cayetano is constantly trying to push boundaries, connect to other like-minded artists in Atlanta, and make room for the type of art he wants the city to be proud of. Jurell received his B.F.A. in illustration from the School of Visual Arts in New York. Originally from Brooklyn, NY, the artist currently lives and works in Atlanta, Georgia.

Robert Chamberlin

Marcia Wood Gallery

Robert Chamberlin is an artist living and working in Atlanta, GA. He received his M.F.A. from The School of the Museum of Fine Art Boston and Tufts University and hold a B.F.A. from the Ernest G Welch School of Art & Design, Georgia State University. While Chamberlin isn't strictly tied to media he uses photography, performance and sculpture, to investigate desire, queerness and failure. Chamberlin's recent work utilizes porcelain to create ornate vessels that draw the viewer in with their beauty and the repel the viewer with the danger of their surfaces. He received a Peter S Reed grant in 2018, a finalist for the 2018 47

Artist Biographies in Alphabetical order Emerging Artist Award with the Forward Arts Foundation and has recently been written about on and

Heather Chambers

Mason Fine Art

Born and raised in Plano, Texas, Heather Chambers graduated from Savannah College of Art and Design in 2018 with a B.F.A. in Sculpture. After graduating from SCAD, she became a resident of Atlanta, Georgia and started working as full time wood shop technician at SCAD’s Sculpture and industrial Design facility and assisted local artist Gregor Turk in a public art piece for the Freedom Park Trail. Currently she is represented by Mason Fine Art & Events Gallery in Atlanta and has a piece in SCAD’s permanent collection.

Marc Chatov

Spalding Nix Fine Art

Atlanta native, Marc Chatov, was born in Key Largos, Florida, to a family of artists, musicians and stage professionals. He attended Georgia State University as a Fine Art major under the late James Sitton, studied at the Art Students League of New York under Michael Burban and Nelson Shanks, and took on an intense, full-time apprenticeship with his father and uncle in his early twenties. He continued his artistic pursuits by traveling the world studying, drawing and copying from great masters making stops in Italy, Greece, Spain and Mexico. Today, Chatov is considered a leading contemporary portrait painter with numerous memberships and recognitions such as Money magazine naming him one of the top eight portrait artists in America. He is featured in private collections across the world and has exhibited at notable museums and galleries such as the High Museum of Art, Mobile Museum, Cochran Gallery, Portaits Inc. Gallery, and Salmagundi Club of New York.

Namwon Choi

Sandler Hudson Gallery

Namwon Choi is an artist and educator based in Savannah, GA. Choi holds an M.F.A. in Drawing and Painting from Georgia State University, and an M.F.A. in Oriental Painting from Hongik University in Seoul, Korea. Since relocating, her life in-between two countries and affiliation/alienation have been the inspiration for her art. Choi’s interest in the spatial and temporal condition of inbetweenness led her to see highways as the space of transience that (dis) connects one place to another. She creates drawings and paintings of highways on canvas, paper and used tires as a means of portraying her life in transition. She has been an artist in residence at VCCA, Hambidge, and MASS MoCA studio. Choi has shown internationally, and is currently a professor of Foundation Studies at Savannah College of Art and Design.

Stan Clark


Stan Clark’s work represents a synthesis of traditions, often blending classical 48

Artist Biographies in Alphabetical order Western art with bold and graphic comic language, pulp fiction and Japanese Printmaking techniques. Alternating between digital drawing and bamboobrushed imagery, Clark adds flourishes of linocut, spray paint, inkjet, gouache onto paper. The subjects in his work are often drawn from direct aberration of people, landscapes as well as museum studies throughout his travels. Through the lens of the illustrative and graphic idioms of comics and children’s books, his work is a fusion of the contemporary with the academic. Stan Clark is a painter living in Atlanta, Georgia. He received his Bachelors of Fine Arts in Painting and Illustration from the Savannah College of Art and Design and a Masters of Science from Walden University. Clark’s output ranges from fine art and graphic design to medical illustration. His body of works on paper represents a fusion of these disciplines, deftly combining painting, printmaking and collage onto multilayered work that explores the human body and the natural world.

Krista Clark

Sandler Hudson Gallery

Krista Clark grew up in Burlington, VT and holds a B.F.A. from Atlanta College of Art in printmaking, an M.A. from New York University and an M.F.A. from Georgia State University. She lives and works in Atlanta, GA, and draws "moments between presence and absence in the historic West End Atlanta neighborhood of Westview." Her work is included in the permanent collection of the High Museum and is part of an ongoing exhibition in Bratislava, Slovakia through Art in Embassies. Clark's work was featured in Fictions at the Studio Museum in Harlem.

Susan Cofer

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Susan Cofer presents new work - drawings perhaps even more spare and reductive than any she has ever made. Single vertical lines of color pencil create powerful compositions both meditative and energetic. She has exhibited her work in several one-person shows at important institutions including The High Museum of Art, The Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia (MOCA-GA), The University of Georgia Lamar Dodd School of Art Gallery, and Hollins College as well as a group show at The National Museum of Women in the Arts in DC. Her work is included in those museum collections excepting NMWA. Recently, her collection of sketchbooks, 95 in total, plus photos and ephemera, and letters, pertaining to the whole of her life, public and private, were purchased by Emory University's Stuart A. Rose Manuscript and Rare Book Library.

Corrine Colarusso

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Corrine Colarusso has been the recipient of numerous awards and grants including a Guggenheim Fellowship, a National Endowment of the Arts Grant, a Fulbright-Hayes research and travel grant to India and Nepal. She has been a visiting artist at the American Academy in Rome, the Cortona Program of the University of Georgia, Cortona, Italy, the Ossabaw Island Project, Ossabaw Island, Georgia. She organized and curated Painters’ Reel, Contemporary Painting in Georgia, an exhibition which traveled to the Macon Museum of Arts and Sciences, The Jepson Center for Contemporary Art in Savannah, and the Morris Museum of Art in Augusta, Georgia, during 2009 and 2010. She taught at the Atlanta College of Art (now SCAD) from 1975-1996. Her work has been shown in numerous solo and group exhibitions, and is included in many Museum, private and corporate collections such as the High Museum of Art, the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University, Atlanta, Gas Light, Roberto Goizueta School of Business Library, Emory University, Coca Cola Inc., Troutman, Sanders, Lockerman, & Ashmore, Equifax Corporation, and King and Spalding.

Kevin Cole

September Gray Fine Art Gallery

Kevin Cole received his B.S. from the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff, an M. A. in art education from the University of Illinois at Urbana, and an M.F.A. from Northern Illinois University. Within the last 32 years, he has received 27 grants and fellowships, 66 awards in art, 51 teaching awards, and over 35 public art commissions. He recently received the 2019 Nexus Award from the Atlanta Contemporary Art Center in Atlanta. Cole’s artwork has been featured in more 49

Artist Biographies in Alphabetical order than 475 exhibitions throughout the United States and abroad. His artwork is included in more than 3600 public, private and corporate collections including the new National Museum of African American History and Culture at the Smithsonian Museum in Washington DC, The Georgia Museum, Athens, GA, High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA.; and Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, CT to name a few. His artwork has been featured in more than 125 publications, including The Guardian Magazine in Paris, The Washington Post, Sculpture Magazine, The Union Tribune in San Diego, Calif., and The Atlanta Journal Constitution, Atlanta, Ga. Cole and his artwork has also appeared on the NBA Inside Stuff., Ill. Cole is an Art Consultant for the College Board in New York.

Chris Condon

Spalding Nix Fine Art

Condon is a New England native who relocated to Atlanta after art school at the Rhode Island School of Design. For the past twenty years, Condon has been finding inspiration in the environments and culture of the South. Sculpture is a way for him to better understand the natural world. His sculptures are markers of his time as he researches, draws and works the materials in his studio. The end results are homages to his subjects as well as nature itself.

Jeff Conefry

Marcia Wood Gallery

Jeff Conefry’s work examines how objects and actions create a physical narrative able to speak to ideas of both power and self. Graduated with honors from the University of New York at Purchase receiving a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Painting. He was awarded a Master of Fine Arts from Hunter College. His work has been exhibited nationally including Kathryn Markel Fine Arts, NY, Marcia Wood Gallery, GA., Ethan Cohen Gallery, NY, SCOPE, NY. and internationally at “Kunst”, Zürich and “Others”, Turin. His work has been published in New American Paintings and has received several grants and awards. His work can be found in many private and public collections including The High Museum of Art. He currently lives and works in Greenpoint Brooklyn, NY.

Alfred Conteh

September Gray Fine Art Gallery

Alfred Conteh is a visual artist with a passionate desire to share his life experiences and personal truth with the African American community. Growing up in Fort Valley, Georgia –100 miles south of Atlanta, Conteh discovered his interests in the arts at a very early age. His enthusiasm for comic books and cartoons developed into an interest in visual. Earning a B.F.A at Hampton University, he formed a supportive community with fellow classmates and developed his proficiency as an artist. Conteh then earned an M.F.A. at Georgia Southern University, where he expanded his repertoire from paintings and sketches to sculpture and other three-dimensional formats. As a working artist Conteh continues to develop his craft and considers himself a student of history. 50

Artist Biographies in Alphabetical order He aspires to tell a deeper and sometimes grayer story about black people in America, stretching beyond traditional images depicting slavery, church, and romantic relationships. What most excites him is the reaction to his creations over time. “I make my work for my people,” he says. “I want to appeal to African Americans and encourage them to be stewards of our culture and history.”

Allen Cooley

Arnika Dawkins Gallery Fine Artof Equipped with a Pentax k1000 his father left behind oncePhotographic passing, a few rolls 35mm film, and no clue what he was doing, Allen Cooley began on a journey to learn what some may assume was a natural gift. He’s always had a desire for expression, having had a few of his poems published while still in elementary school… but who would have thought that photography would be the natural progression of that expression? Allen Cooley is now based in the heart of Atlanta, GA where he focuses his efforts on perfecting his craft as a fashion, entertainment, and portrait photographer. He is also an adjunct professor at the Savannah College of Art and Design, where he received his Master of Fine Arts Degree. Cooley steadily travels between California, his birthplace, and NY, where he was raised, making a strong effort to widen the scope of his brand and his creative eye. He shows what drive, passion for what you do, and determination can afford you. Cooley feels very dearly about being an educator and makes it a point to learn his craft thoroughly so he can be an asset to the industry from which he has received tremendous joy and fulfillment.

Don Cooper

Sandler Hudson Gallery

Don Cooper was born in Texas, but grew up in Georgia and has lived in Atlanta since 1976. His art has been inspired by travels in the US, Britain, Canada, Mexico, Central and South America, Vietnam, Thailand, India and China. Cooper has been awarded fellowships from the Fulbright Program, SECCA 7, the Southern Arts Federation, CGR and Awards in the Visual Arts. To date, Cooper’s work has been in over 30 solo exhibitions and 65 regional and international group exhibitions. In 2004, Cooper was one of six Georgia artists to be included in the MOCA GA exhibition, Transitions II, curated by Karen Comer Lowe. He was a part time instructor at the Atlanta College of Art for many years and is a gardener, cyclist and dreamer. The artist is one of three winners of the inaugural 2007 MOCA GA Working Artist Project Grant and he was also awarded the Judith Alexander Artadia Award in 2009.

Maggie Davis

Sandler Hudson Gallery

Maggie Davis has written art criticism for Art 21, ART PAPERS, ArtsATL, and BURNAWAY. Her work is a part of numerous public and private art collections including, Posinelli, Polk Museum of Art, Florida International University, Fairchild Tropical Gardens, Saks Fifth Avenue, King and Spalding, AGL Resources, FloridaTrammel Crow for the Proscenium, Miami-Dade Art in Public Places Art Bank, Jackson Memorial Hospital, Florida Art in State Buildings, National High Magnetic Research Laboratory, University of Florida, and University of Central Florida. Davis graduated with a B.F.A. from Florida International University in 1975. Later receiving her M.F.A. from the University of South Florida in 1977.

Helen DeRamus

TEW Galleries

DeRamus earned a B.A. from Emory University in Art History with a concentration in Asian art. After teaching in Savannah, she moved to Englewood, New Jersey, where she taught High School and began taking studio courses. Returning to Atlanta in 1979, she studied photography at the SE Center for the Photographic Arts. In 1981, DeRamus started a commercial photography business, and with encouragement during local critique sessions, began using paint. She continues to paint and use photographs as inspiration. The paintings of Helen DeRamus are devoted to capturing the beauty of the landscape, undefined locations recorded and preserved in memory with the use of photographs and drawings while traveling the Eastern United States. She 51

Artist Biographies in Alphabetical order uses the landscape as a metaphor for memory, as it is the power and fragility of memory that provide a sense of self, universally. Texture and color come from the urban and rural South, with its lush vegetation, red clay earth and architecture of its modern cities. Many of the preliminary layers in a painting explore surface in great detail with interest in the smallest of found leaves, rocks, and tiny twigs. The twigs themselves often becoming the instruments of the drawing and painting process.

William Downs

Sandler Hudson Gallery

William Downs is a contemporary American artist residing in Atlanta, Georgia. His varied repertoire includes drawing, painting and printmaking, installation and three-dimensional studies. For Downs, “the line” is paradoxically fundamental and surreal, based on its infinite capabilities. His work expresses truth in common forms turned ambiguous, while his use of repetition distorts expectations of truth. Downs’ forms form, reform and deform. Downs received a B.F.A in Painting and Printmaking from the Atlanta College of Art and Design and a multidisciplinary M.F.A. from the Mount Royal School of Art at the Maryland Institute College of Art. His awards include Artadia and The Working Artist Project at MOCA GA. His work has been included in nationally touring shows with Art AIDS America, curated by Rock Hushka and Jonathan Katz and in Black Pulp! curated by Mark Thomas Gibson and William Villalongo. His shows include Contemporary Art Museum St. Lous, St. Louis MO, Grizzly, Philadelphia, PA, Tempus Projects, Tampa, FL; Zuckerman Museum of Art, Kennesaw, GA.

Helen Durant

Thomas Deans Fine Art

Helen Durant has been experimenting with paint, torn paper, graphite, and found objects for most of her life. She works in mixed media, primarily charcoal and acrylics, sometimes adding collage elements, such as newspaper, and her subjects are most often figures or animals. Durant is interested in the role played by the unconscious in her work, and she strives to not force the content, but rather to let it emerge out of the process of painting itself. Durant's love of animals has always been evident. Her concern for the environment and its wildlife has deepened into a passion for conservation. Helen Durant has exhibited widely in the United States. Her work can be seen in many public, corporate, and private collections throughout the United States and abroad. Helen Durant now lives in Savannah, Georgia.

Scott Eakin

Marcia Wood Gallery

Scott Eakin was raised in Illinois, and studied art at the University of Wisconsin until leaving school to pursue a career in music. Eakin returned to painting in 52

Artist Biographies in Alphabetical order 2001 and began exhibiting in 2007. Most recent exhibitions include 2019 MOCA GA Gathered, Hartsfield-Jackson Airport and EYP/Gallery100. Represented by the Marcia Wood Gallery in Atlanta, Eakin is a 2018 Hambidge Fellow and a recipient of a 2019 MOCA Jurors’ Award. His work is in the permanent collection of City of Decatur, Atlanta Hawks State Farm Arena and several corporate and private collections in the U.S.

Sarah Emerson


Sarah Emerson is an artist based in Atlanta, Georgia. Her paintings and installations present viewers with highly stylized versions of nature that combine geometric patterns and mythic archetypes to examine contemporary landscape. She uses the camouflage of beautiful colors combined with a deliberate composition to explore themes that reflect on the fragility of life, the futility of earthly pleasures, and the disintegration of our natural landscape. Emerson graduated from the Atlanta College of Art in 1998 and she completed her Masters Degree at Goldsmiths College, London in 2000. She has exhibited her work in galleries throughout the United States, Canada, and Europe and has been published in Noplaceness: Art in a Post Urban Landscape, Stickers Deluxe: From Punk Rock to Contemporary Art, and New American Paintings in 2012, 2007, and 2003. In 2014 she was awarded the 2015 MOCA GA Working Artist Project Grant selected by Siri Engberg, Senior Curator of Visual Arts at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis. Emerson was the 2014/15 Kirk Visiting Artist Fellow at Agnes Scott College in Decatur, GA and currently teaches at Agnes Scott College.

Peter Essick

Spalding Nix Fine Art

Peter Essick is a photographer, author, and drone pilot who specializes in nature and environmental themes. He has been named one of the 40 most influential nature photographers in the world by Outdoor Photography Magazine UK. His goal is to make photographs that move beyond mere documentation to reveal, in careful compositions, the human impact of development as well as the enduring power of the land.

Cynthia Farnell

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A central theme of Cynthia Farnell’s recent studio work has been the transmission of knowledge through the cultivation of plants. She is interested in the interaction between people and plants over time and how plants become repositories of memory, history, beauty and desire. Her studio and curatorial projects have been supported by The Atlanta Office of Cultural Affairs, Fulton County Arts and Culture, Georgia State University and The South Carolina Arts Commission, among others. She has been awarded artist's residencies at Sloss Furnaces National Monument in Birmingham, Alabama; Virginia Center for 53

Artist Biographies in Alphabetical order Creative Arts in Amherst, Virginia; Ayatana in Gatineau, Quebec, Canada, and Golden Apple on the Maine coast. In July of 2019 she will be an artist in residence at English Harbour Arts Centre in Trinity Bay, Newfoundland, Canada.

Jody Fausett

Jackson Fine Art

Jody Fausett was born in 1973 in Dawsonville, Georgia. He studied photography at the Art Institute of Atlanta and later moved to New York where he found work in fashion and portrait photography. In 2004, Jody Fausett returned to Georgia to focus on his personal art. His photography has been included in various group shows in New York, Louisiana, Oregon and Washington. He mounted his first solo show at the University of Southern Illinois, Department of Motion Picture and Film in Chicago. In early 2011, the Museum of Modern Art recognized him as an up-and-coming local talent, and Jody Fausett's photography was shown in the corresponding Movers & Shakers: MOCA GA Salutes the Rising Stars of the Georgia Arts Scene. Possibly Futures selected Fausett's work for Atlanta Art Now's first book, NoPlaceness: Art in a Post-Urban Landscape and Oxford American has picked him for one of the top "New Superstars of Southern Art." In 2014 he was shortlisted for the Artadia Prize. His solo exhibition "Crush Velvet" was shown at the Morean Art Center in St. Petersburg, Florida last spring.

Tom Francis

Thomas Deans Fine Art

Tom Francis arrived in Atlanta in 1978 from his native Wisconsin, three art degrees in hand, to take a professorship at the Atlanta College of Art, subsequently the Savannah College of Art and Design. His move to Atlanta proved a revelation and provoked a radical change in his art from work that the artist describes as “moody, dark, and intellectual, reflective of the Wisconsin winters” to a joyous reflection of the saturated light, lush flora, and exotic fauna of the Deep South. Defined by their vivid color, multilayered patterning, variety of motifs—many drawn from his travels and adventures--and lavish application of paint, Francis’ paintings are by turns lyrical, provocative, and complex, but always a celebration of paint and of life itself. Tom Francis’ work has been exhibited the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota; High Museum of Art, Atlanta, Georgia; Georgia Museum of Fine Art, Athens, Georgia; Chapelle de la Sorbonne, Paris; Palazzo di Venezia, Rome; and elsewhere. His work can be seen in numerous private, public, and corporate collections.

Jean Glenn

TEW Galleries

Jean Glenn is an abstract artist and Atlanta native whose paintings depict invented microcosms of pattern, repetition, line, shape and texture held together by the artist’s imposed order. However, as abstract as the paintings appear, they are inspired by real things: veins in a rock, decomposing leaves, wood 54

Artist Biographies in Alphabetical order grain, stains on concrete, architectural drawings and other minutiae which she ties together in new relationships. Glenn prefers bright colors and generally each painting has a dominate hue. She also starts each painting with a color scheme in mind, spreading paint on the canvas in rather haphazard fashion until something catches her eye. At that point, she uses her intuition to rearrange the paint into its first phase of visual interconnectedness. If there is something she wants to preserve, she may let the paint dry; otherwise she adds more paint to the canvas to see what results. Glenn also challenges herself to take aesthetic risks by using colors and combinations of colors that are contrary to her nature. In the final stage, she makes sure that everything is woven together, and no element is out of place or untethered.

Raymond Goins

Poem 88

Raymond Goins is a self-taught artist and recognized expert in decorative arts. Goins spent the last 25 years mastering a range of painting styles and techniques toward the restoration of antiques and the creation of contemporary works influenced by ancient art and artifacts, the Dutch Golden Age, Impressionism, and Abstract Expressionism. Goins is known for developing his own formulae for paints and authentically recreating age-old applications for metal, plaster, wood, leather, fabric, paint, and Verre Églomisé . Having garnered a wide following within the world of interior design, Goins' work has been featured in major publications including World of Interiors, Architectural Digest, Veranda, Atlanta Magazine, and The Atlantan.

Walt Groover

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Walt Groover earned a B.A. at California State University in Los Angeles, majoring in fine art with a minor in design, and subsequently attended the Art Center College of Design in California. Groover started his career as a freelance designer/photographer in Los Angeles. From there, he traveled extensively in Europe, Scandinavia and northern Africa, and worked as a draftsman with the Horst Hennel Architecture group, and as a designer/photographer with the Wolfgang Etz Design Studio. In 1985, he founded Light Communications in Atlanta, focusing on design and photography. Of his current work, he states that he is affected in a very personal way by all he sees and hears and therefore his work “becomes a study of and commentary on, the human condition, and situations of everyday life, injustice or deprivation.” He begins with drawing “two dimensional explorations” and from there he moves onto carving wood, always maintaining the integrity of his final drawing. The finished wood sculpture usually stands on its own as a finished piece, but on occasion, acts as the basis for a mold to be cast in bronze.

Matt Haffner


Matt Haffner is an Atlanta based photographer and mixed media installation artist. As a celebrated artist, Matt has been awarded several prestigious grants, fellowships, and residencies including a National Endowment for the Arts project grant, a Working Artist Fellowship at the Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia, a Forward Arts Foundation award, two residencies at the Hambidge Center for the Arts, a Creative Practice Research Grant from Kennesaw State University, along with many other awards. He has had several solo exhibitions in Atlanta, New York, Philadelphia, and Memphis as well as countless exhibitions regionally, nationally, and internationally. His work is in a wide variety of collections including museums, universities, corporations, and private collections. Matt is Professor of Photography and Video at Kennesaw State University.

Charlie Hanavich

Spalding Nix Fine Art

Charlie Hanavich is an Atlanta native who attended the University of Alabama where he studied Advertising and Art History. Influenced by the works of Chuck Close, Hanavich began his painting career in Miami, Florida. From the Spectrum Miami Art Show to the cover of The Atlantan, Hanavich's paintings ask us to reexamine pop culture from a 21st century artist's perspective. 55

Artist Biographies in Alphabetical order Lisa Hart


Lisa Hart works in drawing, collage, assemblage and sculpture. Her art deals with observations of cycles and patterns in nature. She earned a B.F.A. from the Atlanta College of Art in Atlanta and an M.F.A. from UCLA in Los Angeles. Lisa has exhibited work in solo and group exhibitions in museums and galleries throughout the United States and in Europe and Mexico. Her artwork is included in many private and public collections, including the Decorative Museum of Art in Ghent, Belgium, Chattahoochee Valley Museum of Art and King & Spalding Law Firm. In fall 2006, Lisa Hart joined the Savannah College of Art and Design, Atlanta campus, where she is currently a Professor of Foundation Studies. From 1993-2006, she taught at Atlanta College of Art, where she was the department head of the Visual Studies Department. She has been a visiting artist at California State University-Long Beach, Haystack School of Arts and Crafts, Deer Isle, Maine and the Governor’s Honors Program, Valdosta, Georgia. Lisa Hart currently resides in Fayetteville, Georgia, with her husband of 30 years and her poodle, Henri.

Craig Hawkins

Mason Fine Art

Earning an M.F.A. in Drawing and Painting from the Lamar Dodd School of Art (2011), Hawkins works as a professional studio artist and a tenured associate professor teaching drawing and painting at Valdosta State University. Exploring ideas and questions about what we all believe and whether or not it is true, Hawkins' faith gives momentum to the creation of works exhibited nationally, and internationally. His work has been included in such publications as New American Paintings, Juxtapose Magazine, and Manifest Gallery's International Drawing Annual. On occasion, Craig has the privilege to collaborate with Ravi Zacharias International Ministries and most recently collaborated with Still Point gallery and Wellspring International exhibiting drawings and painting that speak to a beauty that endures through suffering. Mason Fine Art gallery in Atlanta, GA and Anne Neilson Fine Art gallery in Charlotte, NC currently represent his work.

Marlene Hawthrone

Arnika Dawkins Gallery

Photographic Art Marlene Hawthrone was born in Annapolis, Maryland and grew up Fine between Colorado and the Washington D.C. area. She obtained her M.F.A. in Photography from the Savannah College of Art & Design, Atlanta. Her photojournalistic style was honed as photographer and editor at the Hilltop Newspaper in Washington DC. She was also the primary photographer for the National Council of La Raza, where she documented its work towards civil rights and advocacy for Latinos in the United States. About her work, Hawthrone states “Memory is comprised of the known and unknown, the tactile and hidden, 56

Artist Biographies in Alphabetical order the truth and the reality. I am fascinated with how we remember, what we forget, and what we repress, and the triggers that bring it to the surface. I create work from memory, which pans across the emotional paradigm, involving such sentiments as loneliness, isolation, anger, betrayal, loss, elation, confusion and anxiety. We all suffer from distortions of this experience, but these moments – however fleeting or miniscule at the exact moment of experience -- are relevant to our lives."

Kerry Hays

Spalding Nix Fine Art

A native of Washington, D.C., Kerry Hays, is an emerging artist who attended the University of Georgia. With her studio in the historic Biltmore in Midtown Atlanta, her abstract paintings have a sculptural quality balancing rich layers and textures.

Judy Henson

Poem 88

Judy Henson’s art practice is intertwined with past work as a museum exhibit designer for natural history and history museums. As such, it’s multimedia forms range from installation to print series. Her work has been exhibited at Poem88, MOCA GA, the High Museum of Art, the Carlos Museum, Heath Gallery and numerous other venues.

Brian Hitselberger

Poem 88

Brian Hitselberger's work has most recently been exhibited at {Poem88} in Atlanta, Georgia, ATHICA in Athens, Georgia, Dalton Gallery of Agnes Scott College in Decatur, Georgia, Barbara Archer Gallery in Atlanta, Georgia, The Contemporary in Atlanta, Georgia, and Cabinet in Brooklyn, New York. Recent visiting artist engagements include the art departments of The University of Georgia, The University of North Georgia, and the University of the South. He has held residencies at the Elsewhere Artists Collaborative, the HUB-BUB Arts Initiative, and the Hambidge Center for the Arts. He has received funding for his work from the Georgia Council for the Arts, the Willson Center for the Humanities, and the Andy Warhol Foundation. He received a B.F.A. in Printmaking from Tulane University in 2005, and an M.F.A. in Painting from the University of Georgia in 2010. He is currently Associate Professor of Painting and Printmaking in the Art Department of Piedmont College.

Shine Huang

Mason Fine Art

Shine Huang (M.F.A. Photography) is a Chinese-born photographer based in Atlanta, Georgia. Shine's work has been exhibited throughout the United States including Atlanta Mason Fine Art Gallery, SCAD Toris Gallery, South Southeast Gallery, Philadelphia Abington Art Center, Photo Place Gallery, Santa Fe Center Photo review etc. His work also has been featured on different magazines including Lensculture, Ilford Photo, PhotoLux Italy, Dodho Magazine Spain, SXSE Photo magazine and Atlanta Magazine. Shine’s photography skill is also well used in producing advertising and branding photo campaigns. His clients include Coca-Cola, Crown Royal, Hennessy, Isakson Living, Martell, Megan Fullerton Fashion Design, Moët & Chandon, and Neiman Marcus. Shine holds an M.F.A. in Photography from Savannah College of Art and Design and a B.S. in Sport Management - Journalism from Arkansas State University. Shine is always seeking different methods of storytelling, and his work is majorly focusing on culture and human nature.

Y. Malik Jalal

The Gallery | Wish

Y. Malik Jalal is an artist living and working in Atlanta, Georgia. Jalal is originally from Savannah Georgia, but spent most of his childhood in the Atlanta metro area. He graduated from Oglethorpe University in 2016 with a B.A. in Studio Art. There is a tradition within blackness of labor and things, that is simultaneously a celebration and an act of defiance to what it is to be black. To be a student of, and a contribution to the Aesthetic Traditon of Black Radicalism, is at the center of Jalal’s practice. The language he employs is broad. Some of his work incorporates representation, loose drawings, and pop cultural icons. These 57

Artist Biographies in Alphabetical order references are placeholders or vehicles for narratives. The use of materials as a mode of expression and symbolism is integral to his practice. Collage and appropriation are major aspects of this process and a philosophy that is of great importance to him as an individual. “My interests and ambitions go beyond work that hangs on a wall, however I feel as though I will always be a painter.”

Sonya Yong James


Sonya Yong James (b. Knoxville, Tennessee) lives and works in Atlanta, Georgia. She received a B.F.A. in Printmaking from Georgia State University in 2000 where she focused on etching and sculpture. James has exhibited nationally and internationally for the past twenty years and has been the recipient of several grants, awards, and residencies. Her work is held in numerous corporate and private collections and has been exhibited in galleries and museums locally such as MOCA GA, Atlanta Contemporary, The Hudgens Center for the Arts, The Albany Museum of Art, and the Zuckerman Museum of Art. She is currently a member of the Studio Artists Program at Atlanta Contemporary.

Artemus Jenkins

The Gallery | Wish

Artemus Jenkins was born in West Baltimore to parents who met in South Carolina during the 80s. He uses the documentary format to capture the raw and beautiful aspects of lives that know no struggle too difficult to overcome. Artemus Jenkins has lived in Atlanta for over 13 years as a participant observer, documenting how artists from marginalized communities use creativity to craft a better reality for everyone. Artemus believes that “because our pain and despair is so well documented, we must also tell our own stories of triumph and joy. We are all connected in ways that have been hidden from us. Every image’s intent is to unify the thoughts, feelings and actions of our communities one story at a time.” Artemus also thinks children are the future and need more Wu-Tang albums.

Calvin Jones

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Calvin Jones is a Georgia native who combined his love of lakes, streams and natural settings with art to become a highly successful landscape painter in Atlanta during the 1990's and 2000's. In need of change and new inspiration, he moved to New York in 2008. Returning to Atlanta two years later, he explored new subjects and now focuses on creating enigmatic portraits of imaginary women in a semi-abstract, luminous style. His paintings are also suffused with rich color and their surfaces sensitively and elegantly embellished using special techniques, many of which he learned working in the film industry. Calvin Jones loves the mechanics of oil painting in which every day brings new challenges and discoveries. Of this process he states, "after all of the planning and preparation that go into the inception of a painting, it inevitably falls apart. Then it begins again, moving from chaos to order. Repeating this process creates a certain vibration on the canvas. As a painter, one of my principal tasks is to create tension between the sensory quality of the paint and construction of the form. This is a struggle and it is mostly about finding clarity."

Benjamin Jones


Born in Atlanta in 1954, Jones received a Bachelor of Fine Art degree from the State University of West Georgia. Seven pieces by Jones are included in the collection of the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York. Other museums that have collected Jones’ work include the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA; the Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis, Indiana; the High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA; the J.B. Speed Museum, Louisville, KY; the Morris Museum of Art, Augusta, GA; and the Ogden Museum of Southern Art, New Orleans, LA. Jones received a 1994 fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Southern Arts Federation. In 2004, he was awarded a grant from the prestigious Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation in New York. Jones is the only artist in Georgia since 1979 to receive the honor.


Artist Biographies in Alphabetical order Charles Keiger

TEW Galleries

Born in Asheville, North Carolina in 1957, Charles earned a B.F.A. from the University of South Carolina, Columbia and an M.F.A. from the University of Georgia, Athens. His work is in numerous private collections throughout the country. Keiger is a lifelong artist, inspired as a child and devoting the ensuring years to mastering his own intriguing Modern Surrealist technique. What Charles Keiger enjoys about painting pictures is the ability to create a world never before seen, a place with its own rules, values and characters. The elements in his paintings are based on real world objects; trees, flowers, animals, people, etc. What excites him as an artist is combining these real world elements and presenting them in a surreal atmosphere in a way that makes the viewer stop and ponder, “what is going on here?” Charles tries not to take himself too seriously and this attitude flavors his work. If he can elicit a smile from an observer, or perhaps a sense of wonder, he has accomplished what he set out to do, and was entertained in the process.

Marcus Kenney

Marcia Wood Gallery

Marcus Kenney (b. 1972) was born and raised in rural Louisiana and currently lives and works in Savannah, GA. He earned an M.F.A. from Savannah College of Art and Design in 1998. Kenney has had solo museum exhibitions at the Jepson Center at the Telfair Museum in Savannah, the Columbus Museum of Art, Columbus, GA, and the Masur Museum of Art, Monroe, LA. His two-person and group exhibitions include MOCA GA, Atlanta, GA, and museums, institutions, galleries and art fairs internationally, including Israel, Paris, London, Montreal, New York, Boston, Chicago, Kansas City, St Louis, Minneapolis, Miami, Portland and New Orleans. Kenney was also featured in the 2004 New American Paintings Southern Edition. His earlier activity includes inclusion in the Georgia Triennial 2003 and 2002 (a traveling exhibition highlighting a select number of Georgia artists), as well as the exhibition “Georgia Seven” at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Atlanta, GA, 2004, curated by Radcliffe Bailey. His bibliography includes Art in America, Art News, Oxford American, The New York Sun, The Boston Globe, Art Papers, New American Paintings, South Magazine, and National Public Radio, among others.

Cynthia Knapp

Spalding Nix Fine Art

Atlanta-based artist, Cynthia Knapp’s paintings and works on paper are musings on the interdependent relationship of natural forms. Fields of color blur, overlap, and interact creating an amalgam of natural shapes, not through representation or expression, but rather in portraying the essence of abstraction as seen in the physical environment. At times the work references topography, rock formations or repetitious natural patterning. Paint and glaze are layered, added and removed, until the forms develop on the painting surface. Her works on paper 59

Artist Biographies in Alphabetical order and canvas pieces have been collected and commissioned widely throughout the United States and internationally.

Kofke Jason Kofke


“I understand a culture by what it has abandoned, discarded, or abrogated. My art functions as salvage ethnography to attribute meaning to events of the past. My projects empathize with communal historical experiences and attempt to make sense of the present through a re-exploration of a common history. I notice the things through which events are communicated: The 35mm Kodachrome slide of a loved one, the 8mm film reel of an event, the micro film of schematics, the information on a TV screen, the devices that mediate human relationships.” Kofke is a recipient of a 2011 Arcadia Grant and a 2009 Idea Capital Grant. He has been awarded residencies all over the world and has exhibited throughout Sydney, New York, and China. He earned his B.F.A. and M.F.A. from the Savannah College of Art and Design.

Kathryn Kolb

Thomas Deans Fine Art

Kathryn Kolb arrived in Atlanta to attend Emory University and began working as a freelance journalistic photographer in Atlanta in 1986. Since the mid-1990s, Kathryn Kolb has turned exclusively to fine art photography, exploring imagery of natural forms and landscapes in both color and black and white. Her most recent work, mostly in color, is perhaps more akin to abstract painting than to photography, yet Kolb stays true to her medium in its purest form—all works are straightforward, un-manipulated images printed by the artist herself. Kolb‘s fine art photographs can be found in numerous private and institutional collections including those of the Georgia Museum in Athens, GA, the Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation, King and Spalding (Atlanta), Barg Coffin Lewis & Trapp LLP (San Francisco), Georgia Conservancy, Emory's Goizueta Business School, Georgia Tech, and the City of Atlanta.

Bob Landstrom

Alan Avery Art Company

Born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Bob Landstrom is a painter who uses the unique medium of crushed volcanic rock to foster ancient civilizations and the marks they’ve left behind. The process of turning rock into a painting medium is his own, and he has painted this way for almost 30 years. He stumbled upon the idea while studying petroglyphs (carvings on rock) in the American Southwest. His imagery includes animals (especially birds), letters/word fragments, diagrams, symbols, as well as historical and invented glyphs. His subject matter is also heavily influenced by metaphysics and human spirituality, which he carries through his everyday life as a humble practitioner of Transcendental Meditation. “I think every person is a kind of transceiver to varying degrees, depending on where they’re from and how they live,” says Bob, “which is reflected in the fact—among other ways—that certain images or symbols are universal and occur in vastly different civilizations all over the world and throughout history.”

Harriet Leibowitz

Alan Avery Art Company

Harriet Leibowitz is a native of Atlanta. For more than a decade she has captured the human condition through the images in her photography. The early work primarily deals with issues surrounding idealized beauty of the classical male nude. These highly sensual and often provocative images present youth in all of its vigor and prowess, paradoxically blind to its own mortality. Extending her concern with the male figure, Harriet’s later work delves into the male façade and the role of gender in self-identity. These subversive, but often fanciful images signify an inner freedom discovered through an appropriation of traditional stereotypes. Dynamic movement, the colors of emotion, and the subtle power of the soul have replaced realistic black and white figures. Other work explores the tension between the need for control and the desire for ecstasy within the human spirit. The allure of idealized beauty meets our need for structure and control. When juxtaposed against our fascination with chaos and sensual passion, the visceral power both repels and transfixes. The mixture 60

Artist Biographies in Alphabetical order of apparent opposites offers the viewer a context in which to explore their own assumptions and perceptions about beauty.

Elizabeth Lide


A native of Winston-Salem, Elizabeth Lide, holds a B.F.A. from the University of Georgia and an M.F.A. from Georgia State University. She is the recipient of a 2015/2016 Working Artist Project Fellowship from MOCA GA, and has been awarded residences at The MacDowell Colony, Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, The Hambidge, Tyrone Guthrie Centre in Annaghmakerrig, Ireland, and with The University of Georgia Lamar Dodd School of Art in Cortona, Italy. Elizabeth has been honored by the Georgia Commission on Women and Georgia Women in the Visual Arts. She has had numerous solo exhibitions, and her work has been shown in 75+ group exhibitions locally, regionally and internationally. Her artists’ books and drawings have been collected by the Museum of Modern Art in NYC, The University of Damascus, Duke University, Emory University, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Ruth and Marvin Sackner Collection, The High Museum of Art, and numerous other public and private collections. She was previously a graphic and package designer for in New York and Design Director of Art Papers magazine. She has taught at Georgia State University, Atlanta College of Art, Agnes Scott College, and The Paideia School.

Wen Lin


Wen Lin studied Architecture in Taipei, Taiwan and it was there where he developed his technique of renderings, brick layering drawings that were the precursor to his Fortune slip artworks. Each of his pieces have a message of hope and inspiration through the imagery that comes from the negative space of alternating black and white fortune slips against the red and white slips. From elephants to love, hearts to peace signs, each of the fortune pieces are an exploration of wonder, of mental stimulation and of inspired thoughts of fortune.

Carl Linstrum

Thomas Deans Fine Art

Part of Atlanta’s art community since 1992, Carl Linstrum’s experience and expertise are broad ranging: an internationally exhibited painter; an Atlanta gallery owner and art consultant; and recently, he completed a decade as a professor at SCAD Atlanta. Linstrum received his B.A. in Printmaking from The University of South Florida in 1992 and his MFA in Drawing and Painting from Georgia State University in 2002. As a professional artist, Linstrum has accumulated an extensive exhibition record, participating in solo and group exhibitions regionally, nationally and internationally in galleries, museums and universities. His drawings and paintings have been collected into numerous private, corporate, and public collections throughout his career. As owner of Aliya Linstrum Gallery from 1992 until 2009, Linstrum represented a highly 61

Artist Biographies in Alphabetical order respected stable of artists working in all media. Since joining SCAD Atlanta in 2009, he has taught a full range of drawing and design courses in the School of Foundation Studies and the School of Fine Arts.

Alan Loehle

Marcia Wood Gallery

Alan Loehle received an M.F.A. in painting from the University of Arizona in 1979. He now lives and works in Atlanta and is Professor of Art at Oglethorpe University. He has received grants for painting from the Pollock-Krasner Foundation, the Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts, the Ludwig Vogelstein Foundation, a Fellowship in Painting from The National Endowment for the Arts, and a Guggenheim Fellowship for Painting. Loehle has exhibited widely since 1983 and has work in private and museum collections throughout the United States and in England. Most recently, several drawings from his Rome series were purchased by the High Museum of Art. Reviews and reproductions of his paintings and drawings have been featured in publications such as The Paris Review, Art Papers Magazine, the AJC, Burnaway, and Painter’s Table. Loehle is represented in Atlanta by Marcia Wood Gallery.

Susan Loftin

Sandler Hudson Gallery

Susan Loftin is intrigued by the way “…objects are designed for general use, what materials and techniques are involved, and how use of these objects have influenced out culture." She employs a variety of media including: glass, clay, wood, wire, paper, brick, and tape. Her love of materials and the act of building is ever present in her work. Loftin has a B.F.A. in crafts from the University of Georgia in Athens, GA. With over 20 solo and 50 group exhibitions, Loftin has managed to solidify her craft into an engaging practice. Her work is in the permanent collections including the High Museum of Art, Atlanta, Georgia; MOCA-GA, Atlanta, Georgia; the Mint Museum and the Asheville Art Museum in North Carolina; the Speed Art Museum in Kentucky; as well as corporate and private collections. Loftiness work is featured in The American Craft Magazine, American Ceramics, Art Papers. and Art Forum. She was awarded a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship and was an artist in residence at the Ministry of Culture, Paris, France; the Kohler Arts Industry Studio Program, Kohler, Wisconsin and the American Cultural Center, Damascus, Aleppo, Syria.

George Long

Marcia Wood Gallery

George Long’s solo and two-person exhibitions include Flux Projects, Atlanta, the Zuckerman Museum, Kennesaw State University, Space Eight, St Augustine, FL, Gallery One Twelve, Atlanta, Tempus Projects, St. Augustine, FL, Cosms, Dashboard Coop, Atlanta, Columbus Museum, Columbus, GA, the University of West Georgia, Carrolton, GA, the Madison County Art Council, Marshall N.C. the Spruill Gallery, Atlanta, and Puritan Mill, Atlanta. His group exhibitions have included the International Kunstler Kolonie Exhibition, Nuremburg, (and residency), The Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, the Jacksonville Museum of Modern Art, and many others. In 2010, he received an NEA grant for public sculpture, and his sculpture exhibitions include the AnnMarie Sculpture Center in Solomon Island, Maryland, North River Park, Charleston, SC, and the Chattahoochie Nature Center, Roswell, GA, Art in Freedom Park, Atlanta, and Banaroo, Manchester, Tenn. Long has exhibited with SSAR throughout Atlanta and the southeast in galleries, art centers and public spaces, including for the city of Atlanta Four Coats mural project, ELEVATE, Underground Atlanta, Space One Eleven, Birmingham, AL, and Annmarie Sculpture Center, Solomons Island, MD, among many others.

Chris Lowell

Jackson Fine Art

Chris Lowell began a career in street photography in 2005, inspired by the photographic styles of the early street photographers: Frank, Erwitt, Evans, Ronis, Cartier-Bresson. He documented urban street scenes across the world – from Paris to Marrakech, Florence to Port-au-Prince – always trying to evoke a sense of relatability and humanity in his subjects. Taking pictures with the same 35mm rangefinders as his influences, Chris Lowell became quickly versed in the 62

Artist Biographies in Alphabetical order ability to shoot without thinking, to let impulse snap the shutter. In 2009, after re-discovering the early photographs of Robert Mapplethorpe and the library of southern portraits from Sally Mann, he began turning the camera in on his own life. Portraits became his new focus. But rather than utilizing studio lighting and seamless backgrounds, he maintained the intuition-driven style he had been developing in his early work. Still working with film, swapping the Leica for a Hasselblad, embracing the clarity of medium-format, Chris Lowell began photographing his “memories.” Chris Lowell's photography is included in the Sovereign Collection and the Elton John Collection among others. He studied photography at the University of Southern California and later at Parsons the New School for Design.

Yasharel Manzy

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Yahsarel Manzy was born in the ancient Jewish sector of Isfahan, Iran more than half a century ago. Though he experienced brief affairs with painting during the first half of his life, at the age of eleven and again at the age of thirty-three, it was not until the winter of 1990, while strolling through a gallery, that a painting with a French scene caught his attention. Overwhelmed by the experience Manzy found himself at a crossroads of his life. At the time he was a partner in a business that imported and sold Persian rugs in Atlanta, but that afternoon, he decided to become a painter. Over the next six years, through books and with numerous private lessons in portraiture, he began his new career, often painting at least eight hours per day. The paintings of Manzy have been described as embodying luminous, vibrant colors and interacting organic shapes, producing a relaxing, peaceful, soothing effect. For the artist, however, they document an ongoing process of doing and undoing, of self-criticism and evolving, of recreating and reinventing himself through his art.

Pamela Diaz Martinez

Poem 88

Pamela Diaz Martinez asks, “When was the last time you felt the wind or detected its presence? Was it an unsympathetic gale or a warm, cordial breeze that crossed over you, making itself known? I had an encounter with something much like that but more considerate and tenacious. My experience was lifealtering. I have come to understand that what I experienced was the Holy Spirit, the third person of the trinity. The Holy Spirit is a paradoxical being who is powerful yet gentle, unknowable and extremely personal, logical and yet inscrutable. I am making portraits of the Holy Spirit in the foreground of a landscape, caught in a fraction of a moment. They are meant to represent the chaotic and the intentional nature of God.” Martinez taught elementary school art and spent almost a decade in the fashion industry before returning to drawing and painting. She holds and M.F.A. from Arizona State University and lives and works in Atlanta, GA.


Artist Biographies in Alphabetical order Ry McCollough


Ry McCullough is an artist and educator working in Tampa, Florida. He earned his Bachelors of Fine Arts from Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio and received his M.F.A. in Printmaking and Book Arts from the University of Georgia. Confluence is an ongoing minimal collaboration of work on paper between Joe Camoosa and Ry McCullough exploring the relationships between shape, color, limitation, and restriction. Drawing, collage, and printmaking are employed in a call and response of surprise encounters and crafted discovery.

Mery Lynn McCorkle

Marcia Wood Gallery

Mery Lynn McCorkle was born in Atlanta, Georgia and raised in Mississippi and Georgia. She graduated from the University of Georgia with a B.A. in literature, and after hitchhiking across country, returned to college, receiving her M.F.A. in Printmaking from the University of Oregon in 1979. After teaching art at Lane Community College in Eugene, OR for a few years, she moved to New York, living in a Brooklyn loft by the East River until January 2002. Thereafter, she moved to Los Angeles where she curated thematic group exhibits for emerging art galleries and non-profits, while exhibiting her own work as well as writing the first two of her three novels about the art world. (Available on Amazon). She returned to Georgia in 2010 and currently lives in Decatur.

Forest McMullin

Thomas Deans Fine Art

Forest McMullin is a fine art and documentary photographer who has specialized in documenting fringe social groups. He is respected for his ability to bring out their dignity while still showing directness and honesty. His photographs have been exhibited across the United States as well as in Paris and Beijing. McMullin’s work is found in numerous public and private collections, and has received many fellowships, grants, and artist residencies. Currently, he is a full time Professor of Photography at the Savannah College of Art and Design’s Atlanta campus and delivers lectures and workshops around the US. In 2016-17, McMullin received a grant to document places and people in the rural Deep South. The resulting photographs comprise “Late Harvest: On Back Road in the Deep South,” which was first shown last year at Thomas Deans Fine Art, and will be shown next year at the Rochester Institute of Technology to celebrate the publication of the photographs in book form. McMullin is now photographing a second series, in Appalachia. The image in the MOCA auction will be the first image printed and seen from this new series.

Michi Meko

Alan Avery Art Company

Michi Meko is one of Atlanta's most celebrated and sought after artists. He is a recent recipient of The MOCA GA Fellowship, The Joan Mitchell Grant, and is a finalist for The 2019 Hudgens Prize. His work draws influence from Southern 64

Artist Biographies in Alphabetical order culture and contemporary urban subcultures. He has developed a system of gathering that allows hybridizing and remixing content into a multilingual dialect that endows ordinary and rejected objects with historic and spiritual powers. By reworking iconography, his artwork begins to establish a new identity alluding to conditions both physical and psychological in proclamation of perseverance and remembrance. "The work incorporates the visual language of naval flags and nautical way-finding, combined with romanticized objects of the American South as a means to communicate to the viewer. These references signal the warning of a threat or the possibility of safe passage. Working beyond the physical image of the body, objects of buoyancy and navigation become metaphors for selfhood, resilience, and the sanity required in the turbulent oceans of contemporary America."

T.W. Meyer

Thomas Deans Fine Art

With a sixth sense, T.W. Meyer unerringly discovers the “extraordinary” within the “ordinary,” with a unique eye for color. He knows, above all, how the camera "sees" color. The power of his photographs derives, in part, from their essential concentration of color: by limiting himself to just two or three, often starkly opposed, principal colors, he produces images of chromatic intensity that evoke a strong emotional response to the subject he captures. T.W. Meyer began to garner recognition in Atlanta thirty years ago for his arresting color images of the rusted cast-offs of consumerism transformed into richly seductive and compelling works of art. The range of his work has steadily grown, from the unexpected beauty of a debris-strewn rural landscape, to still life compositions rivaling European old masters or minimalist Japanese prints, to distillations of urban and suburban life, in which nature always plays a role. Meyer lives and works in Atlanta.

Donna Mintz

Sandler Hudson Gallery

Donna Mintz is a visual artist whose painting and installation is a meditation on memory and place. Her work can be found in the permanent collections of the High Museum of Art, the Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia and the Mobile Museum of Art, where her painting hangs in the ongoing exhibition American Art: 1945 to the Present. Exhibited widely throughout the country, she has held solo exhibitions at such nearby venues as the Georgia College Museum, the Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, and the Lamar Dodd Art Center at LaGrange College. Mintz writes on visual art for such arts journals as ArtsATL, BurnAway and Sculpture magazine, and is at work on a collection of essays about the life and influence of the writer James Agee, one of which, 'The Immediate World,' was published in the Summer 2016 issue of the Sewanee Review. She holds an M.F.A. from Sewanee’s School of Letters at the University of the South.

Linda Mitchell

Thomas Deans Fine Art

Linda Mitchell (born Atlanta, 1960) grew up in a family that nurtured her strong, early interest in both animals and making art. After studying at Georgia State University and Berry College, Mitchell attended the University of Georgia, receiving a B.F.A. in 1982. While there, she developed a special interest in lithography, and she credits printmaking for spurring her feeling for layering images and textures. Mitchell received an M.F.A. in painting from the University of Georgia in 1990, and an M.F.A. in sculpture from Georgia State University in 1994. In 2000 she began creating large acrylic paintings that combined actual objects with painted illusion. Mitchell works intuitively, layering materials and images in highly textured works that bring her background in painting and sculpture into play. The mixed media she uses, combined with the animals in her work, help to tell complex stories. “I usually work with animal imagery; they’re the characters and the narrative,” she said. “And it’s not that you have to know the story. You usually feel some emotional content in the pieces.” Her work has been shown nationally in museums and galleries.


Artist Biographies in Alphabetical order Max Morgan

Alan Avery Art Company

Max Morgan studied at the Educational Center for the Arts, New Haven, CT, and the University of Hartford Art School, Hartford, CT. From 1997-2001, Morgan studied with artist/Professor Richard Harden. His work has been exhibited for over the past decade throughout the U.S. His current series explores the dichotomy between high-energy nightlife and a time of broad and introspective contemplation. Since 2006, he has been painting night landscapes of cities such as Atlanta, GA, Charlotte, NC, Los Angeles, CA, and Seoul, Korea. This series began after he moved to Atlanta in 2006. He used to drive around at night just to hear his own thoughts. Night after night, he was increasingly inspired by the interplay of lights and brilliant colors speckled and smeared against the rich, black night sky. As the city’s nightlife shifts into full gear, it conducts a speeding electricity and exposes the ones responsible for it. There’s something eerily beautiful about human figures and vehicles in movement, amidst the darkness of night. They are transformed, visually translated into apparitions of themselves moving through the blackness, made visible by the mixture of light sources and their reflections.

John Morse


John Morse poses a challenge, and his art aims to meet it with intricately layered bits of colorful found papers, mostly rescued recyclables, to render common images ranging from American flags to pop icons in new and unexpected ways. A self-taught artist with studios in Atlanta and California, Morse’s collage, mobiles and installations have been featured in dozens of venues, including Socrates Sculpture Park and Kentler International Drawing Space in New York, the Contract Design Center in San Fransisco, and a one-person show of mobiles and sculpture on Barcelona’s famed Ramblas at Arts Santa Monica, a museum of the government of Catalunya. He is in the private collections of, among others, famed sculptor Mark di Suvero, Jacques D’Amboise, founder of the National Dance Institute, and Elizabeth Gilbert, best-selling author of “Eat, Pray, Love.”

Greg Noblin


Greg Noblin holds a B.F.A. in photography from The Art Institute of Atlanta. He spent his youth as a daydreamer with a wild imagination. He states, "when a scene or story jumps into my consciousness I feel compelled to act and collect source material. Once all the images are digitally cut up and the vision I had in my head begins to emerge on the screen I become elated. When I see with my eyes what I saw in my mind there is a connection I make to my childhood memories of imagination. Even then the image needs a soul. The use of texture gives me a sense of nostalgia, inviting warmth, intrigue, and breathes life into the pictures." The duality of an animal’s existence, calm and wild, is duality with our own human experience, organic and structured. Our existence is surrounded with organic forms and patterns that seemingly flow with nature yet we create artificial rules and boundaries for the way we live. "These images send me to a far out place where I can escape reality for a while and be a child. They allow me to travel where there are no rules and anything can happen."

Yanique Norman

Sandler Hudson Gallery

Yanique Norman is visual artist whose multi-media work explores themes of alienation, identity and the black psychological body. Born in Spanish Town, Jamaica in 1981, Norman migrated to the United States and was raised in Brooklyn, New York from the age of 12. In 2005, she relocated to Atlanta, Georgia and started drawing on her own. With strong encouragement from a mentor she completed her studies at Georgia State University (B.F.A., 2014). She is the recipient of many awards, notably the Walthall Artist Fellowship (2016) and the Mary Brock Williams Scholarship (2013). She has had works featured in national publications such as Oxford American and NOPLACELESSNESS: Art in a Post Urban Landscape and has been profiled and reviewed by various other newspapers and magazines which include The Atlanta Journal Constitution, Creative Loafing, ArtsATL and BURNAWAY. Her work can also be found in 66

Artist Biographies in Alphabetical order numerous museums and public collections throughout region including The High Museum of Art, Hammonds House Museum and Clark Atlanta University Art Galleries.

Kevin O'Keith

September Gray Fine Art Gallery

Kevin O’Keith Corley is an Atlanta based painter from Chicago who is known for his distinctive impressionistic paintings. For him, music and art are inextricably linked, having played the trumpet when he was young. These two creative disciplines influence not only his life, but also his oil and acrylic paintings. He works only when inspired and the impetus always comes from life and music. With no formal training in art, books have taught O'Keith. However, he has been encouraged by artists such as Gilbert Young and Kevin A. Williams /WAK, who became O’Keith’s mentor, and helped guide his career. His first solo art exhibition entitled Love Supreme ran for 4 months at the Chattanooga African American Museum, he was selected as a National Winner of the Bombay Sapphire Artisian Series contest, and was awarded a showing at Miami Art Basel. Art to O’Keith, is the materialization of thought and how it expresses the spirit through form. He believes the magic starts in the mind, and artists know that whatever they can clearly create in their minds can manifest into a concrete reality. His goal is to use art as an educational tool that will inspire others to look within themselves.

Richard Olsen

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Richard Olsen earned a Bachelor of Science and an M.F.A. in painting and printmaking from the University of Wisconsin. He is a nationally recognized and award-winning artist and educator. Olsen’s drawings and paintings utilize a personal expressionistic and abstract style and often depict specific imagery related to the Vietnam landscape, aerial flight, moonlight and sunlight and studio interior. He was the recipient of a visual arts fellowship from the Southern Arts Federation, a merit award for three works in the 29th Juried Exhibition at the Lyndon House Arts Center, and a purchase award from the 8th annual Maine/Maritime International Flatworks Exhibition. As an educator, Mr. Olsen has worked at the intermediate, secondary and higher education levels. He served as a teaching assistant at the University of Wisconsin, art teacher for grade 8 at Winnequah Grade School, instructor of printmaking at the Operating Area Arts Center, instructor of painting and drawing at the University of Georgia, and general Sandy Beaver Professorship at the University of Georgia.

Joe Peragine

Marcia Wood Gallery

Joseph Peragine’s paintings, sculpture and animation have been presented in galleries, contemporary art spaces, and museums throughout the USA and internationally. The scope of Peragine’s multi-disciplinary practice includes exhibitions at Islip Museum of Art, West Islip, NY, Art in General in New York City, Palm Beach ICA, Florida, the Cheekwood Museum of Art, Nashville, Tennessee, Polk Museum of Art, Lakeland, Florida, the UA Museum of Art, Kress Gallery, Tucson, Arizona, the Zuckerman Museum of Art, Kennesaw State University, Kennesaw, Georgia. His public art piece for the Hartsfield Jackson International Airport, Atlanta was awarded an Atlanta Urban Design Commission Award of Excellence for Public Art, as well as being noted one of the best public art projects in 2001 in Art in America. Peragine’s animation Patriotic Drawings for Children was recently screened as an official selection of the Garden State Film Festival in Asbury Park New Jersey and his most recent solo exhibition was “After the Hunt” at Marcia Wood Gallery. Born in Jersey City, NY (b. 1961), Peragine has an M.F.A. in painting from Georgia State University, Atlanta, where he is currently Director of the School and a Professor in Drawing, Painting, and Printmaking.

Mario Petrirena

Sandler Hudson Gallery

Mario Petrirena works with a variety of mediums ranging from sculpture to installations. Previous themes explored by Petrirena encompass complexities surrounding dual heritage and identity. A Cuban native, Petrirena attended the 67

Artist Biographies in Alphabetical order Rochester Institute of Technology School for American Craftsmen and the University of Florida. His work is held in the collections of the High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA; the Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale, FL; Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, The Cintas Foundation, NY; the Carter Presidential Center, the Paul Jones Collection at the University of Delaware; MOCA GA, the Ogden Museum in New Orleans, and numerous private collections. He had solo exhibitions with Sandler Hudson Gallery, City Gallery East, the President’s Gallery at Brenau University, and most recently at the Ogden Museum in New Orleans. Petrirena has received awards, including, but not limited to, a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Pollack-Krasner Foundation Grant, and the Hambidge Fellowship.

Teresa Bramlette Reeves


Teresa Bramlette Reeves (b. Athens, Georgia) received a B.F.A. in drawing and painting from the University of Georgia, an M.F.A. from Virginia Commonwealth University, and a PhD in art history from the University of Georgia. She presented solo projects at Althea Viafora Gallery and Information Gallery in NYC, ID Galerie in Düsseldorf, Germany, Jersey City Museum, P.S. 1 Museum, and White Columns. She has been included in numerous group shows in Atlanta, New Orleans, NYC, Cologne and Paris, was awarded a Pollock-Krasner Grant, and has had residencies at the MacDowell Colony, Cite International des Arts (Paris), Hambidge Center, and the P.S. 1 National Studio Program. Prior to teaching at Georgia State University (2001-11), Bramlette Reeves worked as the Curatorial Assistant at the following New York City institutions: The New Museum of Contemporary Art, the Guggenheim Museum and Artists Space. She was formerly the Assistant Director of The New York Kunsthalle and the Gallery Director and Curator at the Atlanta Contemporary Art Center and Director of Curatorial Affairs at the Zuckerman Museum of Art. She is currently teaching classes at Georgia State University.

Seana Reilly


Seana Reilly was born and raised in Washington, D.C. and now resides in Atlanta, Georgia. Reilly’s artwork is informed by her years working as an architect and planner. Her paintings and drawings are directly influenced by this professional history, as well as by an interest in religion and science. She has exhibited on both coasts and a number of places in-between. She has works in the permanent collection of the High Museum, in various corporate and public collections, and has appeared in publications including the International Drawing Annual and New American Paintings.

Guy Robinson

Spalding Nix Fine Art

Atlanta-based artist, Guy Robinson, attended the Atlanta College Of Art on a Ford Foundation grant, and has worked extensively in painting, sculpture, printmaking, and drawing. His surrealists works have been exhibited in numerous galleries and have a place in important collections including the Museum Of Contemporary Art, Georgia (MOCA,GA). Robinson has over thirtyfive years experience teaching drawing and painting for Emory University's continuing education program.

Rana Rochat

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Rana Rochat graduated from Rhode Island School of Design with a degree in printmaking and painting. Her work is exhibited frequently in Memphis, Atlanta, Calgary, Boston, Seattle, and Ketchum, Idaho, and is featured in numerous collections. There is a universal fragile balance between order and chaos, reason and spontaneity that her paintings try to capture. They are pictorial metaphors of this fragile balance using marks, forms, colors, as well as the luminosity and visual depth afforded by the encaustic medium. The forms and marks are natural and seemingly familiar, yet they are nonspecific, not easy to label. Rana intends for them to be fluid, without fixed meanings. Within an environment of deep light and color, her goal is to create an experience that is pre-verbal, promoting pictorial awareness prior to any explicit formatting of 68

Artist Biographies in Alphabetical order perceptual experiences into narratives. She likes to think of her paintings as visual poems. “My idea is that narratives sacrifice intuition, gut feelings and the profound experience of mystery that a painting has the potential to provide. My forms and marks, with their apparent weight, particular vitality, and inertia live in a luminous and transparent environment.”

Rocio Rodriguez

Sandler Hudson Gallery

Rocio Rodriguez has been in over twenty-five solo exhibitions in contemporary art centers, museums and private galleries, and has participated in over ninety national curated exhibitions. Ms. Rodriguez is the recipient of the Artadia Atlanta 2011 Award, a Cintas Fellowship, an Affiliated Fellowship Award at the American Academy of Art in Rome AFAAR, Italy and two SAF/NEA Fellowships. Most recently she had solo exhibitions at Kathryn Markel Fine Arts, NYC, Sandler Hudson Gallery in Atlanta, and the Hunstville Museum of Art in Alabama and has recently exhibited a 30-year retrospective at the Museum of Contemporary Art Georgia. In 2014, she was awarded an Artist Residency at Marfa Contemporary in Marfa,Texas, where she also had a solo exhibition in July of 2015. She has participated in exhibitions at the Mobile Museum of Art, the High Museum of Art, and had a retrospective exhibition at the Columbus Museum of Art. Her work has been featured in two books; "Out of the Rubble" and "NOPLACENESS: Art in a Post-Urban Landscape" and her work is in numerous national public and private art collections. Reviews of her work have appeared in Art in America, Art Forum,, and

Stacie Rose

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Stacie Rose uses a mixture of gestural mark making, hard geometric lines and process driven mediums. Her visual language is a study in opposing forces and how tension can create balance. Bold, colorful and dynamic, Rose's paintings and works on paper give a nod to early modernist masters while still feeling entirely of this moment. Her work has been included in group exhibitions at MOCA GA and the Zuckerman Museum of Art at Kennesaw State University. Too, Rose's work is in many prominent corporate collections across the country such as Hilton Hotels, NCR World Headquarters, and Capitol One, and is slated for inclusion in the newly-renovated Phillips Arena in Downtown Atlanta.

Elliston Roshi


“I really do not consider myself to be the artist, that is, the sole creator, of these works. They are largely the product of natural processes beyond my control. I establish causes and conditions by which the images are influenced as they, themselves, more or less paint themselves. My goal is to reduce any too obvious effects of whatever parameters I put in place. So that the image may magically appear of itself, in harmony with the medium — primarily traditional sumi ink of Zen artistry — in concert with various water-based pigments on substrates including paper, plastic and painted board.” Elliston is an abbott and teacher at the Atlanta Soto Zen Center. His Zen inspired work is created using traditional sumi ink and various other water based pigments on paper, plastic or painted board. According to Elliston, his works are an exploration of the organic behaviors of the materials he has chosen, allowing the image to emerge under its own natural laws.

Hasani Sahlehe

Mason Fine Art

Hasani Sahlehe (b. 1991 St. Thomas, USVI) is a multidisciplinary artist. He has exhibited extensively throughout the Southeast. Significant exhibitions include, “Banana Republic” at SCAD Museum of Art and “What a Kallaloo" at the Atlanta Contemporary Art Center. His work has been published in New American Paintings, Atlanta Magazine, and Burnaway. His practice is based in Atlanta, GA. Sahlehe received his B.F.A. in Painting from the Savannah College of Art and Design in 2015.


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Katherine Sandoz

Spalding Nix Fine Art

With the marshes, waterways and people of the low-country offering perennial inspiration, Katherine Sandoz examines the quotidian and offers work that celebrates what is precious and unique. She studies, analyzes, and reframes small moments, the mundane, neglected details of the day and the diurnal rhythms that, in turn, inspire illustrations, paintings, fibers-based works, installations and public art. Sandoz makes a practice of employing native, recycled, repurposed and up-cycled materials, and playfully bonds them with conceptual twists and layered narratives. Sandoz' paintings and fiber works have exhibited internationally. She also creates portraits, art and installations for private clients as well as for fashion, contemporary culture and lifestyle brands. She contributes to a number of magazines and online blogs with her quirky illustrations and writing.

Michele Schuff

Sandler Hudson Gallery

Michele Schuff is a Fellow of the Hambidge Center, the Virginia Center for Creative Arts, Schloss Plüschow Künstlerhaus in Mecklenburg Germany, Weir Farm, and Studio Artist at the Atlanta Contemporary Art Center from 2008-2013. She earned an M.F.A. with a concentration in Painting from Georgia State University, and holds a B.F.A. from Wayne State University. Michele served as Historic Collections Manager for the Atlanta Fox Theatre from 1994 to 2014, managing photographic and archival collections for the Theatre. Schuff’s current work examines space and the measurement of time through two and threedimensional encaustic medium and works on paper. Her work is held in private collections in the U.S., Europe, and Asia.

Jerry Siegel

Spalding Nix Fine Art

Photographer Jerry Siegel was born and raised in Selma and graduated from the Art Institute of Atlanta. His first monograph, “Facing South: Portraits of Southern Artists,” was published by the University of Alabama Press in 2011. This body of work has been featured in solo exhibitions at six museums in Alabama, Georgia, and Louisiana. His photographs are in many private and corporate collections, including those of the Ogden Museum of Art, the Birmingham Museum of Art, and eleven other southeastern US museums. Jerry Siegel's latest monograph, "Black Belt Color," features images from decades of documenting his hometown of Selma, Alabama, and the surrounding area. These images set forth the unique cultural landscape of that area, known as the Black Belt.

Melissa Sims

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Melissa Sims earned a B.A. in Art History and a B.F.A. in Photography from the University of Georgia in 1993. She refers to her paintings as a means to escape all the bad and scary in the world, evidenced by her love of television, especially old Doris Day and Elvis movies. She is influenced by this love, the photo-realist movement of the 70's, and the original "photo" realist painter… Caravaggio. 70

Artist Biographies in Alphabetical order Sims describes her paintings as a one-stop tour of the city that she sees when she closes her eyes. “Some paintings are mellow like the streets at 6 o'clock on a Sunday morning, while others give the hustle and bustle feeling of a Saturday night downtown.” She paints on wood boxes that are an average of 2" deep, allowing her to continue her paintings beyond the edge. Sims states that these works "wrap around so that something is happening from every angle. Coming and going sitting or standing, they never stop, just like life, and it isn't until I hit the wall (or run out of space) that I stop. Then, like everyone else, I stop, sleep and then wake up fresh and ready for a new day and a new painting."

Spencer Sloan

Spalding Nix Fine Art

Spencer Sloan is a mixed-media artist working in Atlanta. Sloan's work explores the obsession with celebrity culture, the invasion of privacy and the complex issues of ownership of image, appropriation and copyright. Sloan does this by digitally manipulating high-resolution paparazzi photographs into pure abstraction with a series of image-corrupting applications using a ubiquitous modern device, an iPhone. Sloan's work turns the voyeuristic into the inviolable and creates a post-modern commentary on societal values in relation to contemporary pop culture.

Ben Steele

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In keeping with his ongoing practice of painting from photographs of handcrafted and digitally altered models, Ben Steele dives headlong into the world of cinematic special effects to produce mysterious landscapes that defy logical possibility. Chair of Visual Arts at The Westminster Schools, Steele facilitates Seek-ATL, a series of studio visits and critiques in Metro Atlanta. His work is in the permanent collection of the High Museum, where it has also been exhibited, as well as at MOCA GA. Steele's work was published in the most recent edition of New American Paintings, No. 136.

Steve Steinman

Thomas Deans Fine Art

Steve Steinman is a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design and Pratt Institute, receiving Masters Degrees from both. He also taught at Pratt Institute before moving to Atlanta, where he taught at the American InterContinental University for 33 years and served as Dean of the School of Design. He earned his doctorate from Capella University and contributed to his prodigious body of sculptural work, while working full time in Atlanta. Steinman designed and produced the art for the Buckhead Marta Station, the second largest station in the city of Atlanta, housing the most art of any station. His work covers two football fields and took five years to complete. He has work in Atlanta's Woodruff Park, Northside Hospital, several law firm collections, City of Sandy Springs, and numerous private collections. He has shown his work from New York City to California and overseas as far as Bombay, India. Steinman is also a fine-art photographer and has exhibited his photographs widely.

Mark Steinmetz

Jackson Fine Art

Mark Steinmetz (b. 1961) is an Athens, Georgia-based photographer whose work captures black-and-white images of Southern Americana as seen in urban, rural and suburban landscapes. “I like to stress the poetry and ambiance of a place, while still trying to be truthful,” he has remarked, and his candid shots of everyday life reflect this statement. Steinmetz received his M.F.A. from Yale University in 1986, and in 1999, left shooting freelance in Chicago and moved south for a teaching job at the University of Tennessee. He has remained in the South ever since. “I love the South for the weeds growing through the cracks of its sidewalks, for its humidity and for its chaos,” he has said. Interestingly, Mark Steinmetz has worked with analog since the beginning of his career, and even uses the same camera, film and development process today as he did as a novice photographer. His monographs include South Central (2007), South East (2008), Greater Atlanta (2009) and Summertime (2012). He has also been published in Aperture, Blind Spot and DoubleTake magazines. In 1994, he was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship, and in 1998 he participated in Light Work’s 71

Artist Biographies in Alphabetical order Artist-in-Residence Program, and has taught at Harvard, Sarah Lawrence College, Emory University and Yale.

Christopher Stevens

Mason Fine Art

Christopher Stevens holds a B.F.A and an M.F.A. in painting from SCAD and lives and works in Decatur, GA. He captures the daily routines of mid-20thcentury Americans as they progress through their lives. Of his work, Stevens states "Photorealism and the photorealistic painting cannot exist without photography and the photograph. My goal is to advance photorealism by incorporating elements beyond the photograph itself, exploring the way we see the world while challenging the contemporary expectations of art and the relationship between painting and photography. I also set out to explore my own concepts regarding past work that solely focused on an idealized view of America in the 1950’s...Similar to the times we live in now, we are challenged with the conditioning of our own opinion and must reconsider any biased positions. We all see the world differently, but hopefully, still find it beautiful."

Freddie Styles

September Gray Fine Art Gallery

A native of Georgia, Freddie Styles, is a committed abstractionist, although references to nature have been at the center of his paintings and collages throughout his long career. Styles has created a truly unique process using layers of crinkled fax paper, acrylic paint and silver coated gessoed paper. His forms are reminiscent of organic vegetation, but his interpretation of the organic world stripped down to its essential vascular structure is not meant to be literal. He has achieved a unique method of reflecting nature’s forms, textures, patterns, and colors, revealing a window to a more spiritual world and imbuing his audience with a new appreciation. As an avid gardener, his two passions, gardening and art, symbiotically inform the other. Freddie Styles attended Morris Brown College. He has served as an artist-in-residence at Clark Atlanta University, Clayton State University, and Spelman College. In 2001, he was awarded a King Baudouin Foundation Cultural Exchange Program grant through the Community Foundation of Greater Atlanta to work and study in Belgium. From 2003-2008, he served as Gallery Director and Curator of City Gallery East, Atlanta.

Hannah Tarr

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Hannah Tarr lives and works in Atlanta, GA. Tarr received her B.F.A. in Painting from the Rhode Island School of Design in 2011. While at RISD Tarr was awarded the 2010 Fellowship at Oxbow School of Art and Artist's Residency and the Florence Leif Award for Painters. Tarr has shown at Camayuhs (Atlanta), FJORD (Philadelphia), Poem 88 (Atlanta), Loyal Gallery (Sweden), Moca GA (Atlanta), Abernathy Arts Center (Atlanta), Swan Coachhouse (Atlanta), and Hartsfield Jackson Terminal E (Atlanta). She was part of the Atlanta Contemporary Studio Artists program in 2017 and currently works out of her home in Ormewood Park, Atlanta.

Katherine Taylor

Marcia Wood Gallery

Katherine Taylor was born in Biloxi, MS, a city shaped by decades of natural disasters, thus her work in painting often examines visual relationships that mediate our experience and response to destruction in the natural world. Three times featured in New American Paintings, her works are the topic for review in numerous books, catalogs and publications including Art Papers, The Boston Globe, and recently published Painted Landscapes: Contemporary Views. Taylor's work has been exhibited in the Quebec City Biennale; Diverseworks, Houston TX; The Albany Museum of Art, Albany, GA; Marietta Cobb Museum of Art; and in Atlanta, at Atlanta Contemporary Art Center; the Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia and the High Museum of Art. Taylor is a Working Artist Project fellow with the Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia. She received a Vermont Studio Fellowship in 2013, and a VSC Zeta Orionis Fellowship in 2014. Taylor resides in Atlanta, where she maintains a studio practice, exhibits, teaches and participates in the larger arts community. 72

Artist Biographies in Alphabetical order Tori Tinsley


Tori Tinsley (b. 1980) is best known for her color-saturated paintings depicting two abstract figures hugging within surreal landscapes. With the use of exaggerated facial features and dark humor, her work explores the layered emotions involved in caring for another. Since 2010, she has produced animations, paintings, drawings, and sculptures around the continued loss of her mother to a rare form of dementia. After receiving a Joan Mitchell Foundation Painters & Sculptors Grant in 2016, she has been creating works in response to being a new mother herself and the transitional space between caring for an ailing parent and nurturing a newborn son. Tori earned an M.F.A. in Painting and Drawing from Georgia State University and a Master of Arts in Therapy from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and has held residencies at the Vermont Studio Center and Hambidge Center.

Melvin Toledo

Mason Fine Art

Melvin Toledo was born in a small town in Northern Nicaragua. His interest in art began in High School while drawing characters from the popular manga series Dragon Ball Z. Encouraged by family members, he left his hometown in 2000 to attend the School of Fine Arts in Tegucigalpa, Honduras. The following year, he began work as a painter using a mixture of oil and lithographic ink for Decoraciones Hondureñas, a family business, which sold his paintings across the country. In 2007, he moved to the United States where he began to paint exclusively in oils. After two years in North Carolina, he moved south to Atlanta, GA, where he currently lives with his wife and children.

Gregor Turk

Spalding Nix Fine Art

As a self-proclaimed topophiliac, Gregor Turk is known for ceramic sculptures, photography, mixed-media constructions and various public art installations. Turk focuses on the fundamental qualities of mapping – “the mysteriousness, inherent biases, cultural authoritativeness, and ability to simultaneously represent and distort reality.” His passion is not necessarily the actual geographic information, but rather what that information tells us about ourselves as individuals and as a culture. Turk received an education from both Rhodes College and Boston University and between degrees served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Liberia, West Africa. His work has been featured in numerous solo and group exhibitions at institutions such as: The Museum of Contemporary Art Georgia, Delaware Center of Contemporary Arts, Ace Art, and Downey Museum of Art.

Lisa Tuttle

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Lisa Tuttle is an artist and curator based in Atlanta. Her artwork, which often has historical and archival content, has been described as “…poetic conceptualism”. Her mixed media artworks, digital prints, works on paper, and fabric works are represented by {Poem88} in Atlanta. Her artworks are in the permanent collections of MOCA GA, the City of Atlanta, Hartsfield Jackson Atlanta International Airport, Federal Reserve Bank, Jerusalem House and Fulton County Arts & Culture as well as numerous private collections. Tuttle has completed several public art projects, including Harriet Rising, in collaboration with Alice Lovelace, commissioned by the City of Atlanta Office of Cultural Affairs Public Art Program and Underground Atlanta, which received an Americans for the Arts Public Art Network 2012 Year-in-Review award as one of the top 50 public art projects in the country.

Zuzka Vaclavik

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Zuzka Vaclavik’s work is in the permanent collection of the High Museum of Art and has been exhibited at MOCA GA in Atlanta, Georgia. Her work appears in several prominent private and corporate collections, as well. She is also a Fellow of the Hambidge Arts Center and an artist in residence in arts centers nationally and internationally. Critical reviews/publications of her work can be found in The Atlanta Journal Constitution, New American Paintings,, and in Germany through Sudwest Presse. 73

Artist Biographies in Alphabetical order Art Vandenberg

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Art Vandenberg has a Masters of Visual Arts in Painting & Drawing from Georgia State University and has resumed his art full-time after 33 years in information technology. His work has been in recent juried shows in Atlanta, Marietta, Augusta, Long Beach Island (New Jersey), and he has created pop-up installations of his #Tipis series in 2015-2016. His work finds inspiration in #walkabouts, #quantumphysics, #earthart, #dreamtime, and #selforganization. In his spare time he contemplates transhumanist strategies.

Larry Walker

Mason Fine Art

A MOCA GA Working Artist Project Fellow, Larry Walker (b. 1935 in Franklin, Georgia) grew up in New York City. He graduated from New York's renowned High School of Music & Art, after which he received his B.S. in art education and M.A. in drawing and painting from Wayne State University in Detroit. He taught in the Detroit school system for 6 years; at the University of the Pacific in Stockton, CA for 19 years; and at Georgia State University for 17 years, during which he served as the School of Art and Design’s director for 11 years. Walker has had numerous solo exhibitions and more than 200 exhibitions to date. His work can be found in countless public and private collections. With an expansive body of artwork from the past six decades, Walker often explores existential truths as they would be found on the walls and doors of urban environments, indicative of his Harlem upbringing. Walker describes the conversation his work sparks as "pseudo-reality, socio-cultural, and humanistic." He continues to add credits to his substantial accomplishments as an artist, educator, visual arts advocate, juror and curator.

Orion Wertz

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Having grown up in the industrial belt of Western Pennsylvania, Orion Wertz' paintings draw on his own experience of the despoiled landscape. He focuses his work squarely in Western traditions of drawing and painting informed, too, by illustration and graphic novels. Born in Pittsburgh, PA, Wertz completed his M.F. A. at The University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana. He has lived and taught in Columbus, GA for the past fifteen years. In 2015, Wertz was one of four finalists for the Hudgens Prize awarded biennially by the Hudgens Center for the Arts in Duluth, GA.

Angela West

Jackson Fine Art

Angela West grew up in Dahlonega, Georgia and received her M.F.A. in photography from Yale University. Much of her photography is a series of varied photographic projects relating to her hometown and the chronology of its 74

Artist Biographies in Alphabetical order inhabitants. Employing the traditional academic genres of art to explore the nature and place of community, Photographer Angela West's projects include portrait studies of small-town teenage girls, landscape explorations of neighborhoods, and still lifes that represent the passing of time. Angela West's richly realized color photographs balance affection for her subjects with precise and unsentimental observation. Angela West's photography is included in the collections of the High Museum of Art, The Ogden Museum of Southern Art and The Hirshhorn Museum in Washington D.C. She was the recipient of a 2009 Artadia Award.

Ansley West Rivers

Jackson Fine Art

Ansley West Rivers is an artist whose photographic practice focuses on the intersection of landscape and humanity. Her work is featured in many public and private collections including the Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia, The Judge Collection, LaGrange Art Museum and The Mayo Collection. Additionally, West Rivers's work has been shown at the Wattis Institute of Contemporary Art (San Francisco, CA), Sous Les Etoiles Gallery (New York, NY), Burrard Arts Foundation (Vancouver BC), EUQINOM Projects (San Francisco, CA), The Brower Center (Berkley, CA), Kala Art Institute (Berkley, CA), Carmel Visual Arts (Carmel, CA), Hathaway Gallery (Atlanta, GA), United Photo Industries (DUMBO, Brooklyn, NY), The Print Center (Philadelphia, PA), The Wiregrass Museum (Dothan, AL), and Laney Contemporary (Savannah, GA). West Rivers currently has a solo exhibition of Seven Rivers at the Telfair Academy of Art in Savannah, Georgia. She received her B.F.A. from the University of Georgia and M.F.A. from the California College of the Arts. She currently lives with her husband and two children in the Low Country of Georgia.

Ally White


Ally White grew up in Dallas, GA and received her B.F.A. in painting from the University of Georgia in 2013. Her work has been exhibited in multiple group shows in and around Atlanta, including the Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia, ATHICA, Mint Gallery and Hathaway Contemporary. White has held solo exhibitions in San Juan, PR at Trailer Park Projects and most recently in Atlanta, GA at Eyedrum Gallery with her show No Worries. She was featured on the cover of New American Paintings #106, and was selected as a “Jury Picks” for 100 Painters of Tomorrow, a publication produced by Beers Contemporary in London. White’s paintings depict day-dreaming figures and the lush multicolored world they live in. They are intuitive responses to everyday surroundings that are transformed into unfamiliar and fictional situations. Investigating contrasting themes of happiness, anxiety, loneliness and self-comfort, each painting works to balance and cope through the use of color, humor and play.

Cosmo Whyte

Marcia Wood Gallery

Cosmo Whyte was born in St. Andrew, Jamaica in 1982. He received a B.F.A. from Bennington College in 2001, a Post Baccalaureate from Maryland College of Art in 2007 and an M.F.A. from University of Michigan in 2015. Whyte is based in Atlanta, Georgia and Montego Bay, Jamaica and is currently a professor at Morehouse College. He is currently a recipient of the prestigious 2018-2020 "Open Sessions" residency with The Drawing Center in New York City and recipient of the MOCA GA 2018/2019 WAP award. He will show in the upcoming Prospect 5 in New Orleans. He is currently showing in London at October Gallery and collaborating on a project in France. In 2017, Whyte was a Hudgens Prize finalist, nominated to represent Jamaica at the 2017 Beijing Biennial, and was awarded a Walthall Artist Fellowship. In 2016, Whyte was included in the Atlanta Biennale at the Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, was the recipient of the Artadia Award, exhibited at the Prizm Art Fair, Miami, in "Musée On/Off" Musée L’ont Leux, Centre Georges Pompidou and "Jamaican Routes” at Punkt / Galleri F15, Oslo, among others.

Alex Christopher Williams

The Gallery | Wish

Alex Christopher Williams is an American photographer and co-director/curator 75

Artist Biographies in Alphabetical order of the Mast, an artists-run gallery in Atlanta, GA. He received his M.F.A. in Photography from the University of Hartford and his B.F.A. in Photography from Savannah College of Art and Design. His work has been exhibited at Whitespace Gallery, Atlanta, GA, Con Artist Collective, New York, NY, and C/O Berlin, Berlin, DE in addition to being held in private and public collections. Williams’ work has been featured in such publications as Der Greif, Oxford American, PhotoEmphasis, Juxtapoz Magazine, The Daily Beast, Orangbeg Press, Mull it Over and Aint-Bad Magazine. He has also worked as a photo editor for CNN and The Daily Beast and a portfolio reviewer for Lensculture.

James "Rong" Williams III

The Gallery | Wish

Born James Williams III in Richmond, Virginia (1992), Rong became aware of his artistry at a very young age and credits his grandmothers for being first to nurture his creativity. Over the years his artistry has taken on many forms including AutoCAD drafting, Graphic Communications, and Cut & Sew. The experience he gained from the three disciplines provided a unique foundation for his current sculptural work. Williams' art serves as a form of self-therapy. His artistry has helped him cope while navigating through life's many challenges. His current work examines the relationship between emotional health and identity. Williams strives to produce works that serve as communal sites for inner and collective dialogue that activate abstract thinking and liberation. He relies on our innate curiosity to encourage the viewer to allow the work to evoke subconscious emotion. Williams aims to depict topics neighboring selfdiscovery. Currently, he utilizes colors, shapes, and forms as a universal language to communicate his personal journey and interpretation of important influences. Williams is a firm believer that we will all encounter some form of intrinsic battle in life. His ultimate goal is to convey an outlet or remedy for those who are familiar with life's emotional toll.


Artist Biographies in Alphabetical order Jamele Wright Sr.

September Gray Fine Art Gallery

Born and raised in Ohio, at the age of 22 Jamele Wright, Sr. moved with his family to Atlanta, Georgia where he produced art, jazz, and poetry events throughout the city. Realizing that there were many young artists not represented he started a gallery called Neo-Renaissance Art House, and a year later, was inspired to pursue his own artistic career. After a number of solo and group exhibitions, Mr. Wright earned a B.A. in Art History in African and African American Contemporary Art at GA State University, followed by an M.F.A. from the School of Visual Arts in Manhattan. He also completed a fellowship at Project for Empty Spaces in Newark, New Jersey. Wright states "My work is concerned with the Black American vernacular experience. The work entails collecting found materials, Georgia red clay, and Dutch Wax cloth, by creating a conversation between family, tradition, the spiritual and material relationship between Africa and the South. My process is influenced by the way Hip Hop gathers different cultures through sampling and is charged with an energy channeled and passed through the Pan African lineage. The work is inspired by the Great Migration of Black Americans, who left the familiar in the hope of something better."







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