Gabriela Horikawa is a contemporary palette knife mix-media artist born in Lima-Peru, now based in Flanders, New Jersey. Having initially pursued studies in interior design and interior architecture, it was during a year living abroad in Italy that she encountered the works of Nicolas de Stael and fell in love with impasto, thick paint, and palette knives. Now focused on exploring the relationship between spaces and figures within these techniques, she composes striking works that encourage contemplation and individual interpretation, particularly heightened by the fact that each of Horikawa's pieces are untitled.
Gabriela has been painting and exhibiting her work for over ten years, her recent exhibitions include the ESKFF Fall Residency 2022 at Mana Contemporary in Jersey City, The Other Art Fair Global Virtual Edition November 2021. Selected to participate at The Other Art Fair Brooklyn, Los Angeles, and Chicago 2021, 2019, Art Expo NYC 2019, Talented Art Fair March 2019 Old Truman Brewery London UK. Group exhibition at bG Gallery Santa Monica CA 2018. Artist of the week featured by Vango Art October 2016. Cityscapes art competition, special recognition award for outstanding art and special recognition award, Light Space Time Gallery 2016-2015. Women in art Publication Gabriela Horikawa Palette knife painter 2013. Children’s Book Illustration Group Exhibit at The Center for Contemporary Art Bedminster 2013, Group exhibitions at The Center for Contemporary Art Bedminster NJ 2012-2013.
Her work is held in various private collections in England, Italy, France, Philippines, Luxembourg, Germany, Peru, and USA.
Adrien Marçais was born in Pont-Audemer, France in 1986. He completed his BFA at L’Ecole Nationale des Arts de Dakar, Senegal in 2009 and his MFA at L’Université Paris-Sorbonne in 2012. He has had solo exhibitions at Sosta Gallery in Raleigh, North Carolina in 1014; the Gildo Pastor Center of Monaco in2009; La Galerie de La Tour in Paris in 2009 and La Galerie de l’AmeriqueLatine de Monaco in 2008. Marçais participated in group shows at the Bushwick Open Studio in 2016; the New York Residency Studio Program in Brooklyn in2015 and the National Biennale de Dakar, Senegal in 2016. In 2015, Marçais was in residence at the Association of Independent Colleges of Art and Design in New York, under the mentorship of Jules de Balincourt, as well at MACAQ inParis in 2008, and with artist Amahigueré Dolo in Mali, West Africa in 2014.
Ludmila Christeseva is a Belarusian / Swedish artist currently based in NYC in connection to ESKFF‘s artist in residency program at Mana Contemporary. L. Christeseva received her master's degree in arts and fashion design in Vitebsk (Belarus). She also holds degrees from Stockholm University and The University College of Arts, Crafts and Design (Konstfack, Sweden).
Her early work for famous Swedish couturiers resulted into a unique art collection with toiles which are prototypes versions of fashion designs. L. Christeseva has exhibited internationally and showcased her exhibition Sustainidentity on gender identity in the museums of Belarus and Kazakhstan together with Swedish Embassies. In 2016, L.Christeseva presented her art project War's Unwomanly Face, based on the book of Nobel’s prize winner Svetlana Alexievich in the Swedish Museum of Army. L. Christeseva is an art director and executive producer for the international exhibition Ingmar Bergman and his legacy in fashion and art, which was shown in more than 60 countries together with the Swedish embassies around the world during 2018. Since 2018, L.Christeseva is an invited artist to an international female art movement Artdom by Arghavan Agida. Together, the women introduced an installation with canvases and toiles uniting female talents worldwide into a powerful chorus for freedom and peace. Their recent exhibition at Sergelstorgs Konsthall in Stockholm was selected by co-founder of Fotografiska Jan Broman and Sweden's leading property company Vasakronan, and inaugurated by the Swedish Minister of Culture Amanda Lind (2021).
L.Christeseva’s works are in various private and public collections, including The Swedish Embassies around the world. Her artwork The Sky over is included in an art collection of the leader of the Belarusian democratic movement Svetlana Tikhanovskya. Her artist book is available for the public in the Swedish Royal Library. The Swedish housing company Stockholmshem commissioned L.Christeseva for an important art project in 2012 and since then thousands of Swedes enjoy L.Christeseva’s art entering their homes. Crafts that unite, heal, and last is a work in progress by L. Christeseva with an aim to bring visibility to female artists and together share success, supported by the Swedish institute Creative Force Program. The Swedish Minister of Foreign Affairs Ann Linde joined the weaving movement for peace and freedom at the Swedish Museum of Army on May 2022. L. Christeseva runs an exhibition space Artten in the central Stockholm and produce works for Stockholm´s municipality.
Gianni Lee is a multidisciplinary visual artist utilizing diverse mediums in fashion, fine art and music.
Lee’s multimedia work combines materials including painting, drawing, photography against a post-apocalyptic and futuristic landscape. Gianni has two distinct styles of intricate compositions that populate the fine art world as well as street art. His street-art incorporates colorful skeletal figures while his fine art focuses on alien-like subjects to explore the technological, political, social and racial climate in America.
“My subject matter is based on an ongoing story with real characters that I created,” says Gianni. “I decontextualize, reconstruct and regurgitate everything I see and feel on the canvas based on concepts, motifs and issues that mirror society.”
As Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition Artist-in-Residence, he presented his inaugural solo-exhibition “Why Don’t You Hear Me?” (2017). And in 2018 he presented his follow up “They Sat Back, They Let it Happen” in Los Angeles. His permanent street installations are currently on view in the streets of Paris , London , Bulgaria , New York City , Cuba , Los Angeles and Philadelphia , just to name a few.
Lee lives and works in New York and Los Angeles.
Shea Wachter was born and raised on Long Island, New York. The youngest and only brother to
Anny; Child of Peter & Daryl Wachter. Shea grew up in the suburban town of North Bellmore,
New York; attending Wellington C. Mepham High School. Through his higher education he
focused on the arts. Seeing and knowing this was of interest to him, he has always chosen to be
in art classes throughout his education. Due to North Bellmore’s very well-rounded and
rigorous art education classes, Shea in turn succeeded well within this subject and chose to
continue his education within this field.
While attending his senior year in Mepham, Shea achieved the 2018 Nassau All-county Art
Exhibition Scholarship recipient. As well as being one of a select few for attending a 6-8 week
drawing class at Adelphi University, held by Professor Robyn Cooper 2018. later attending
Adelphi University for a bachelors in Art & Design Education.
Within his first years at Adelphi he has worked heavily within the mediums and skill building of
drawing and acrylic/ oil painting. With Adelphi University’s Art education program, Shea
Later on finding himself working in sculpture and textile/ multi-medium designs. Within his
sculptures he tends to use materials such as plaster, resin and any other little materials ect. This
way of working allowed Shea to have a more expressive and opening way within his works.