Artist Suzan Globus credits her formative years spent living in Japan as the strongest influence on her work. The Eastern approach to balance, symmetry, and simplicity are reflected in her work as well as the philosophy of leaving no human footprint in any environment. Her work employs a non-objective approach using color and unconventional surfaces including tree bark, unprimed supports and found objects. Her artistic expression is focused on the fraying relationship between humankind and the natural environment and equality between the sexes.
Globus holds a post-baccalaureate in Fine Arts from Kean University and pursued additional studies at the Arts Students League and the National Academy Museum and School in New York.
Her work has been exhibited in museums and galleries in New Jersey and New York in juried and solo shows and hangs in private collections across the country.
Andrea McKenna grew up in the northern part of New Jersey with New York City as the
backdrop. After graduating from The School of Visual Arts, she briefly pursued a career in
Illustration which lasted all of minutes following her first acceptance into a small gallery show in
New Hope, Pennsylvania. This inspired her ever-present desire to paint and showcase her art.
McKenna's work has been shown in many exhibits around Long Island, New Jersey, and
The evolution of her work became an exciting journey as she began to create large scale
installations, incorporating found objects and nontraditional materials in her practice. It wasn't
until recently that she discovered her work was becoming a bigger idea than the singular
thoughts that created each piece. Andrea's painted figures are often rooted in the spiritual
realm, positioned in between death and the afterlife. Dan Payton of Eonta Space in Jersey City
has described her work as: "revealing a cool, ethereal interest in a spiritual world that we travel
to when life is extinguished. Almost devoid of color, they are meditations on identity, loss and
the beyond, another dimension entirely".
Work life led Andrea to become an interior Faux Finisher. After moving to Jersey City in 1999,
she formed her own business: Videre Decorative Arts.
From March 2014 to September 2017, she co-founded and operated The Raven Gallery and
Boutique with close friend, Javiera Rodriguez, located in downtown Jersey City, which gave
the local community a place to show and sell their work, as well as connect with their peers.
Additionally, Andrea's involvement as a volunteer for the Jersey City Gallery Space and
Performance Venue Art House Productions, introduced her to the world of set design, where
she worked on several productions. In 2018, she was asked to curate for Art House's gallery
and now serves as the Gallery Director. Currently, Andrea resides in North Jersey with her
Sofia Zubi is an artist, illustrator, and author. The subject of Sofia’s work has been both personal and symbolic, inspired by actual experiences and dreams. Sofia started her visual diary series in 2013, during her studies at Pratt Institute. Her body of work has since evolved into a narrative journey, illustrating the Princess as an illusive spectacle of herself. Sofia’s drawings and paintings tell stories through invented and historical symbolism, examining portals of literature, philosophy, and multicultural folktales.
Domenic Esposito is an artist and activist who achieved national attention through the massive opioid spoon sculptures he placed on the doorsteps of those he deems to be major contributors to the opioid crisis. He founded the Opioid Spoon Project, a 501(c)(3) in 2018 to serve as the voice of truth, solutions, and as a platform for constructive social change and legal accountability for the opioid epidemic and its deadly and destructive effects on people from all walks of life.
An obsession with metalworking set the artist on his current path. The process he employs marries older sculpting methods such as blacksmithing, ironworking, and sand casting with a modern-day industrial design utilizing CAD (Computer-Aided Design).
As an artist and social activist, Domenic’s work aims to create haunting, sometimes dark but always memorable sculptures symbolic of injustices to humanity within our society. His work aims to create a profoundly visceral disturbance in the soul that calls out for help.
His works have been exhibited at many galleries and art fairs, including Speak Up, at the Piano Craft Gallery, Boston; Scope, NYC; Art Palm Beach; the SOFA Chicago Art Fair in 2019; and his first solo exhibition, ‘We’re Only Human,’ at Canvas Fine Arts in Boston. His work “Accountability” won ‘Best in Show’ at the Arts Benicia Juried Show in California in 2019.
Born in Busan, Korea, Kate Bae is an immigrant artist and independent curator based in New York City. She holds an MFA from the Rhode Island School of Design and a BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in painting. Bae is a founder of Women’s Cactus for the Arts and has exhibited nationally and internationally. She is a grant recipient from Ora Lerman Trust, Creative Capital Professional Development and the NYFA Immigrant Artist Mentoring Program. She attended residencies at the Golden Foundation, the Studios at Mass MoCA and Lower East Side Printshop Keyholder Residency among others.