As an artist and activist, I believe in the power of art to permeate, dissect, transform, and create culture. Raised in Houston, TX, much of my work and is inspired by my city and my community. My experiences in Houston of race, gender, class, and the intersectionality of identities have brought me to a unique understanding of the social issues and injustices that exist today.
My primary background is in painting; however, over the years I have immersed myself into videography, photography, public art, performance, and multimedia installation. I work both independently and collaboratively to create work that facilitates, aids, and inspires positive social change.
Yunhong Katie Chang
Katie a.k.a. Yunhong Chang received B.F.A. from University of Washington in Ceramics. In her work, she throws, casts, and alters porcelain pieces and often reconstructs them with her own hair. Altered porcelain bowls often symbolize women in her family and their traditional roles in the households. And the hair represents her attempts to treasure the lost dreams and fading memories.
Kenzie Lynn is a Michigan-based artist. She graduated in December of 2014 with her Bachelor's degree in fine art. She draws inspiration from the graphic novels of her youth as well as life experiences, relationships, and her intricate dreams. Most of her work concentrates on abstracted design mingling with the human figure. She specializes in intricate linework, as well as wet media such as watercolor and gouache.
Barry Nelipowitz hails from Syracuse, NY, and received a Bachelors of Liberal Arts with a concentration in Studio Arts from Wells College in 2011.
Compulsion and actions through pattern, geometry, line work, and positive and negative space interact together to create the works of art seen here. I compose works using solid colors and measured space to interfere with the visual digestion of the eye to continuously travel across a piece. These artworks are made through the pairing of organic patterns from the grain of wood with hard-edged shapes. How the shapes and colors are chosen is a matter of instinctual reaction and a desire for balance. The wood pieces are found objects, and refurbished by hand, from a belief that there is always an opportunity to create something provoking from what many people believe to be “of no use”. Nuances and inspirations are seen from the likes of Mondrian, Escher, Frank Stella, and Sol LeWitt.