Adrienne Outlaw has exhibited in approximately 100 museums, galleries, art and public spaces across the United States and abroad. She has been awarded numerous grants, awards, and fellowships. A dozen exhibition catalogs and three books feature her work, which addresses issues of individual and communal health.
Alex Johnmeyer works in acrylic, watercolor and texture media, creating paintings based upon their own photography. For ten years, they have created commissioned art work, and participated in juried and group exhibitions. Alex has a passion for volunteering with nonprofit organizations, and donating work to charity events throughout the year.
LaChance makes process driven paintings built by layers of mixed media. Her work is a compression of multicultural traditions and art historical references, from folk to street. Open source graphs act as compositional map and armature to hang intellectual ideas from. She also co-founded Hoffman LaChance Contemporary in 2004.
Reidel combines images of weather radar, Doppler ultrasounds and color MRI’s and presents them as multi-media two-dimensional works, sculptures and installations. The work becomes a saturated, sparkly metaphor of our shared human conditions, from heartbreak and major depression to pregnancy and cancer.
Andrea Henry Tharian is a visual artist and arts educator. She worked in the jewelry industry on the East Coast before returning to St. Louis in 2010. Andrea has held positions at various arts non-profits in the St. Louis area and is currently working on her Missouri Art Education Certification.
Simes graduated with a Self-Designed Interdisciplinary Major in Performance Art from Webster University in 2012 integrating Dance, Visual Arts, Music, and Media Communications. Her works have been exhibited at the St. Louis Art Museum, Regional Arts Commission, L.A. Dance Film Festival, Hoffman LaChance Contemporary, and Touhill Performing Arts Center.
I create experiences, objects, and spaces for interpersonal and ancestral connection. I write, quilt, collage, make installations, photograph, perform, and invent games as avenues of questioning. My work is primarily comprised of culturally contextualized, found, or donated materials.
Bill teaches drawing & painting at the Visual & Performing Arts High School. Work shown at the Arts & Education Council, Sheldon Art Gallery, Art St. Louis, and other venues, and published two illustrated books: “Road Trip, A Fold-out Adventure,” “Until Bananas Turn to Ink,” and numerous illustrated calendars.
Brandon Anschultz was born in Arkansas and educated at Louisiana Tech University and Washington University in St. Louis. He makes work that aesthetically explores the intersection of painting, collage, sculpture and installation around themes of queer identity.
Brett Williams received his MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. His work is not tied to a single medium. He creates transdisciplinary works using sound, video, kinetic sculpture, and installation. Williams is a recipient of many grants and awards. He exhibits his work nationally and internationally.
Knows the difference between eastern and western Carolina BBQ. Went to college at Appalachian State (knows the proper pronunciation). Lives in St. Louis (knows what state that it is in). BFA in graphic design (knows what kerning means). Spent 15 years in advertising (knows the difference b/w FPO and CRA).
Bridget Kraft is currently living in St. Louis, MO and works as painter/dyer in Wisconsin at American Player’s Theatre. During the off season from theater she spends her time weaving rag rugs from old clothing donated to her from friends and neighbors. Old bedding and worn out tops and pants are artfully crafted into commisioned rugs for peoples homes.
I spent a lot of time as a kid exploring the woods, building forts, and hacking out trails with a dull machete. I have spent much of the rest of my now 42 years trying to root out the rules of the society we have inherited, while lamenting the loss of that time in childhood where the world bends to the logic we create for it.
Approached through a lens of reordering and discovery, Trosclair’s site sensitive installations create new topographies and narratives that highlight structural and decorative shifts that evolve over a building’s lifespan.
Carlynn Forst uses sculptures, installations and performances to investigate existential theories. She has exhibited internationally and is recognized for her work across the Midwest. Carlynn received a Bachelor’s in Art and Design from Missouri State University and a Master’s in Studio Art and Theory from Drury University.
I still consider myself a painter and find it difficult not to refer to my embroidered portraits as “paintings.” My work unabashedly nods its head to the tradition of tapestry and my own love of craft. Using wool instead of oils has allowed me to broaden the dialogue between portrait and process.
Cherokee Street Reach is a youth art and leadership camp designed to empower youth and explore their identity through art and experiential learning.
Citizen Carpentry builds community around a shared wood shop, offering paid apprenticeships on a rolling basis. We specialize in finish carpentry with an emphasis on sustainable building practices.
Mother. Legacy Artist. Ethnographic Researcher and founding member of Yeyo Arts Collective. The Artist is also a spiritual being documenting her human experience in Saint Louis and Beyond. Her work is deeply influenced by Elizabeth Catlett, Edmonia Lewis and the American Black Migration.
Painter working in acrylic, spray paint, gouache, oil and, water colour living in St. Louis, MO.
Darian is an arts organizer, author and activist mainly operating in the St. Louis, Missouri metro area.
Eating and drinking are deeply integrated into our rituals and traditions, and the ware we areusing for it is an important part of our culture. With that in mind, I aspire to create pots that are aesthetically pleasing and useful. I like the surface of the ware to be richly decorated but pleasant to the touch, and the forms to be comfortable to use.
Dmitri Jackson has been making comics and illustrations for over 10 years. A seven-time Glyph nominee, he is best known for writing and drawing the indie music satire Blackwax Boulevard. Dmitri is a graduate of Washington University in St. Louis, majoring in Communications Design.
My work weaves together the disparate accounts of my own experiences and observations, filtered through the lens of a personalized cartoon language. Over time, I have found myself drawn to various populist mediums: murals, books, and printmaking as arenas to employ a dense web of grotesque cartoon imagery.
I am an artist obsessed with color, pattern, music and mathematics.I drive my compositions by creating specific rule sets and color codes that build systems with which can be read and interacted by the viewer. Although the work is formally abstract, there is a language to the compositions that engage participation and investigation.
Periodic SPORE Projects endeavors include the nationally touring SPORE Mobile Gallery (2008-11), large-scale collectively constructed sculptures, pop-up installations/environments, and community festivals Temporal Cities Blanket Fort Festival & Chautauqua Art Lab. Emily is the Program Director at Artscope and is a teaching artist.
Eugenia Alexander studied fine art and art history at Columbia College Chicago, but is largely self-taught. Her inspirations include traditional African symbolism and textile design as well as Afrofuturism, a genre of literature, art, music, and many other forms featuring futuristic or science fiction themes incorporating black history and culture.
By day an illustrator, performer, geek feminist, and non-profiteer. By night a cosplayer, creator, gamer, and fortune teller. On weekends a blues singer and swing/blues dancer. And always a storyteller, traveler, and adventurer. Fox is what some might call a lady-Jack of many trades.
Living Arts Studio has created an inclusive studio space that embraces creativity on all levels. Individuals have access to one-on-one instruction, support from local artists and writers. In addition to offering a wide variety of classes and workshops, Living Arts also provides scholarships and assistance for those with disabilities so that art is accessible to everyone.
Raised in a Greek Orthodox, Biblical research fellowship ministry, Jewish family, Grafos makes works which explore power, belief systems, and semiotics via images, sculpture, and installation. She holds a role within the art community as an artist, educator, and curator and is committed to expanding those roles and responsibilities.
Honna Veerkamp is a community-oriented artist, documentarian, and educator whose work includes radio, sound art, experimental video, painting, and installation. She is particularly interested in the overlaps of these genres. Honna’s art celebrates creative resistance and a commitment to social justice. She holds an MFA in media arts.
Rooted in calligraphy, Berkowitz’s simplegestural works are reactionary and unforgiving while presenting dimension and movement. Stripping the work down to a monochromatic color palette, the work centers on raw, precise, black pigmented brush strokes on white or transparent substrates.
Jamie Kreher is an artist and educator. She exhibits her work nationally and internationally and earned her MFA from the School
of the Art Institute of Chicago. Her current projects emphasize the photograph’s status as an everyday object while raising questions about preciousness, rarity, meaning, and monumentality.
After 8 years as a storyteller and puppeteer in a children’s library, in 2014, Jeanie founded her puppet company and works out of the Puppet Basement. She builds soft-sculpture Muppet-inspired puppets, as well as more traditional puppets including rod, hand and shadow puppets. Her favorite sculpting medium is paper mache.
Murphy is on a nonstop investigation of America’s culture of careless consumption and waste. Through a broad artistic practice that encompasses community arts, interactive installations, sculpture, and design, Murphy continues to propose sustainable, educational, whimsical, and thought-provoking solutions to the negative effects of mass consumption on our environment and our communities.
Jocelyn Edwards loves painting and drawing from life. She is inspired by the industrial landscape of Saint Louis and can be found by the river, next to a factory or by a big ole warehouse. She distorts reality and twists it into her own colorful and strange world.
John unwittingly set the course for the next twenty-two years of his life by making a sculpture from found car parts in response to a line from “Casey at the Bat” in a high school art class. He and his wonderful wife are the parents of three sons.
Jon Cournoyer is a member of the Transitionist art movement, which simply states that the line between art and design is blurred beyond perception. His objective is to offer the viewer a work worthy of reflection and study, arresting time and offering reflection and contemplation for the viewer. Cournoyer’s work explores displacement, American mythology, our culture of casual consumerism, and inevitable obsolescence. Represented by Hoffman LaChance Contemporary, his art is collected regionally and nationally.
José Guadalupe Garza is an interdisplinary artist, educator, and curator. Currently, he is the Museum Educator at the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis. He earned a BFA (Drawing) from the University of Florida, an MFA (Visual Arts) from Washington University in St. Louis and is a former enlisted US Navy veteran.
Kara Clark was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri by a restorer of historic homes and a real estate agent. This has led to her deep interest and exploration of the spaces humans inhabit and create for themselves. Kara received a BFA from Webster University and an MFA from the University of South Florida, Tampa.
Kelsey moved to St. Louis in 2012 to be an artist-in-residence at Craft Alliance. She currently teaches sewing classes at the International Institute & textile workshops from her studio in Fox Park. Kelsey’s current studio work is embroidery-based and utilizes portrait imagery, text, and floral motifs.
Ken Wood is a printmaker and painter who came to St. Louis to teach at WashU and now runs the Printmaking program at STLCC Meramec. He frequently collaborates with Pele Prints, has a studio in the City Museum, and is represented by Haw Contemporary in Kansas City.
Kristin’s work often begins with the conscientious rescuing of dismissed or discarded items, whose intrinsic or contextual value she discovers on her regular scavengings along the Mississippi River. By making spectacle the peculiarity of discovered items, or by emulating the effects of time, Kristin’s work brings light to the inescapable duality of accumulation and loss.
Lauren Marx is a local artist who works in mainly pen and watercolor to create artworks depicting attrophying flora and fauna that comments on personal experiences and beliefs.
LOLA AYISHA OGBARA (artist/sculptor/arts administrator) holds many mediums under her belt; painting, design, mixed media, clay, photography, and illustration. Lola is currently working in the St. Louis, Missouri area where she is a working artist and staff for a local arts organization.
Matt Bryan is a cartoonist, illustrator, and
animator. He has produced numerous works, most notably the graphic novel Book of Da, for which we was given a Mastermind award and named best local cartoonist by the River Front Times in 2013.
With their use of design and printmaking, the collaborative duo has expanded their practice to textile arts, site-specific installation, publication and bookmaking to deliver an acerbic dose of revelation to inspire audiences and trigger experiences. They continuously experiment with new techniques, seeking to push beyond the perceived boundaries of art, design and printmaking.
Grubb’s practice generates new questions and strategies on interrupting the built environment, bending our expectations of physical space, and creating opportunities for psychological and conceptual vertigo. She intends to leverage the unease in the relationship between humans and the physical spaces we inhabit, making work that may prove at once playfully reassuring and profoundly disquieting.
Mike makes graphic novels, zines, posters, and printed such and such with a dose of sci-fi, a touch of humor, and a bit of the artsy and experimental. He is a professor of experimental animation at Webster University and editor of the graphic science fiction magazine Floating Head.
Nika Marble is an artist and composer residing in Saint Louis, Missouri. She earned her Master’s degree in Russian and Slavonic studies at the University of Missouri, Columbia, and studied studio art at the Imperial Academy of Arts in St. Petersburg, Russia.
Norleen Nosri was born and raised in Malaysia. She came to the United States in 1997 for a higher education. She received a BFA (2010) and MFA (2013) in Ceramics at the University of Missouri-Columbia under the tutelage of Bede Clarke.
Rachel Youn in an emerging artist who works with sculpture and video to deconstruct hierarchal narratives surrounding material and space. They seek to reassess the binary of authenticity and artifice, pointing to the fluid and unstable nature of race, gender and culture.
Sage Dawson is a Saint Louis-based artist, curator, and educator. Her work examines dwelling rights, land use, and the identity of spaces. Sage teaches at Washington University, and directs STNDRD–a gallery project that examines the power and potentiality of flags as cultural objects that abstract, encapsulate, and canonize.
Sarah Bernhardt is a St. Louis based interdisciplinary artist, community activist, and lecturer at the University of Missouri St. Louis. She founded, and directs the Intersect Arts Center, a place of belonging for creativity and community. Sarah holds an MFA from Washington University in St. Louis.
Identity, community, and place, are themes I explore using animation, painting, and community based projects. I am inspired by the people I have met living in Missouri and traveling in the U.S. and abroad.
Susan Hacker Stang is an American photographer, author, and educator. She taught photography at Webster University for forty-one years. Her recent work characteristically employs alternative cameras. Her newest book, a limited edition volume entitled reAPPEARANCES was shot with a JOCO VX5, a quirky digital toy camera made for a brief time in Singapore.
Professor at Webster University. Publisher at Work Press & Publication.
Theresa Hitchcock earned her BFA from the Kansas City Art Institute with a focus in community arts, craft, and education. Her work is comprised of woodworking, fiber art, painting, drawing, and using found materials. She is currently earning her MA in Art Therapy Counseling at SIUE.
Vaughn Davis is a magician that has not quite found his wand. Although potentially powerful he is quite clumsy, unfocused and posses the tendency to loose the rabbit he attempts to pull out of his hat.
Yuko Suga studied metalsmithing with Heikki Seppa at Washington University in St. Louis. She is a faculty member at the Craft Alliance Center of Art and Design in Saint Louis. She exhibits her work regionally and nationally, and her work is in museums and private collections.
Yvonne Osei is a German-born Ghanaian artist. She describes herself as an outsider artist making insider art, referencing her deep West African roots while acknowledging years of earning a Western art education in the United States. Her creative practice dissects the politics of dress, beauty, colorism, colonialism, and globalization.
Dan Zettwoch makes slice-of-life comics, goofball illustrations, how-to diagrams and folksy art in his house in St. Louis. He is currently working on a series of homemade screen prints commemorating local icons, gross food, and birds. He always has ink all over himself.