Current Residence - New Jersey
Kirk Maynard is a mixed media artist who is originally from Brooklyn, New York. A second-generation Guyanese-American, Maynard’s work focuses on the political undercurrents of culture and identity in America through portraiture and composition. His work has been exhibited in solo and group shows in New York City, San Francisco, and New Jersey. He has also given artist talks at the New Museum, Queens College, and Princeton University. Maynard currently lives and works in Orange, New Jersey.
Heather Williams is an artist and an educator. She was born in St. Croix, raised in Brooklyn, NY and currently resides in Jersey City, NJ. She recently completed her Masters in Fine Arts at The School of Visual Arts in New York and is a recipient of the Paula Rhodes memorial award for exceptional achievement in MFA Art Practice. With a background in Art Therapy and a Montessori Primary certification she has been teaching art and running workshops for a wide range of students and participants over the past ten years. Her work has been in many exhibitions and is in several private collections.
Born in India currently practicing in USA, Preksha Kapadia is a passionate and dedicated contemporary visual and mix media artist. She has a strong established carrier as an artist with several National and International Exhibits. She has as well earned many achievements and awards to her credit. Preksha has travelled extensively for exhibitions and art camps in major cities of India and USA. She holds a Post Graduate Degree from C N College of Fine Arts, India. She has as well done a short course from The University of Arts, London.
Preksha has numerous articles and reviews published exclusively in State, National and International Print Media publications.
Preksha draws early inspiration from her parents. With those attributes and an experience of a decade, she now assemblages art using two-dimensional and three-dimensional surface that creates aesthetical visual theory of time and space. She explores and experiments with diverse materials like raw fabrics, threads and other found materials and incorporates it in her work, establishing an ongoing connection and see how she evolves as an artist. She is working on exploring newer dimensions using many more different mediums, materials and techniques to pave a new path helping her create a niche for herself as an Artist.
Preksha lives and works in USA.
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.
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.