David Bonagurio: “To Stay in a Place Where I Can Continue to Make Work on my Terms.”

Artist name: David Bonagurio Featured Work 1:  “Youth,” from the “Thunder” series David Bonagurio’s vivid and soft gray-scales are beautifully drafted graphite compositions that experiment with weight, solidity, contrast and absence. Self hood, impermanence and alchemy are explored with an appreciation for the ephemeral, emotionally saturated and small. One series of drawings is called, “Small, Important…

Guante: “Hope is Something We Build”

Artist name: Guante Featured Work 1: Ten Responses to the Phrase, “Man Up” Writer, activist and two-time National Poetry Slam Champion Guante performs his poetic works with great vulnerability, strength and lyricism and with the powerful intent to communicate deeply and effectively about issues that matter to him. Indeed, the topics he chooses, such as masculinity,…

Jungho Lee: “Art is the Potential to Arouse Human Inner Strength.”

Artist name: Jungho Lee Featured Work 1: “Ernest Miller Hemingway” from the picture book, Promenade Illustrator Jungho Lee speaks to the soul of the book lover. In his pale, twilight-hued works, books are understood in many forms; as buildings, vehicles, totems, spells, landscapes, desserts, universes, gateways and undefinable mysteries. As a loyal book devotee, it’s no surprise…

Sophie Argetsinger: “A Way to Understand and Hold onto the World”

Artist name: Sophie Argetsinger Featured Work 1: “Protector No. 5: The Wild” Sophie Argetsinger‘s drawings and illustrations are graceful, poignant and full of life. She conveys mysterious, novel, playful and somber narratives with great detail and sensitivity. She illustrated the wonderful zine, “OMG I’M GAY,” a collaboration between Autostraddle and Everyone is Gay. Her recent series of “Protectors” addresses…

Tank and the Bangas: “The Hope of the Memories I Haven’t Made Yet”

Artist name: Tank and the Bangas Featured Work 1: Tiny Desk Concert on NPR (2017 Winners!) When Tank and the Bangas show up, you will be treated to a soulful, surprising, funky musical experience rich with organic, flowing beats and lyrics both playful and poignant. This band’s unique style is truly captivating and they don’t shy away from…

Stasia Burrington: “To Stay Curious and Foolhardy”

Artist name: Stasia Burrington Featured Work 1: “A Dreamy Mess” Sumi ink, acrylic and fabric flowers on handmade watercolor paper, 22×30.” Janaury 2014, Exhibited at GR2 for the “Merged Views” group show. Stasia Burrington is a master with rendering and ink who excels in bringing ethereal and bodily creatures into vivid, flowing existence. Her beautiful characters fill the…

Matthew Willey: “We MUST Make Ourselves Vulnerable”

Artist name: Matthew Willey Featured Work 1: Mural at Estes Hills Elementary School Matthew Willey is a gifted artist and designer who is in the midst of an inspiring international art initiative called, The Good of the Hive. He is painting 50,000 honeybees around the world to draw attention to the bees’ current environmental peril and to express…

Martin Whatson: “Go for it!”

Artist name: Martin Whatson Featured Work 1: Martin Whatson’s works are  full of playful and moving juxtapositions. They capture the tension between subdued graysacle and jubilantly colorful worlds. His art creates a sense of release, unveiling, and surprise. Whatson currently has work in the exhibition “LAX / ORD” at Vertical Gallery in Chacago. Featured Works Slideshow: 5 Questions for the Artist: 1. What is…

Dan Goldman: “Art is Choice”

Artist name: Dan Goldman Featured Work 1: Cover of Priya’s Mirror Dan Goldman is a gifted artist, designer, and writer who creates comics and graphic novels, such as Priya’s Mirror, pictured above, screenplays, and video games. In Priya’s Mirror, the second story in the Priya’s Shakti series, he again lends his deft hand to illustrate a heroic tale…

La rouille: “It Gives Me Balance”

Artist name: La rouille Featured Work 1: Outdoor work in Prima valley , Rome The figures in La rouille’s works seem to be both ethereal and embedded, natural  inhabitants of their often dilapidated urban surfaces. While creating beautiful and haunting images, La rouille exposes decay, highlights erosion, covers,  reveals, and releases. Watch a video of this artist in progress below…

Andrew Miguel Fuller: “New Semi-miraculous Language Emerges”

Artist name: Andrew Miguel Fuller Featured Works: Andrew Miguel Fuller produces delicate and organic creations with hard, unlikely materials. His explorations of living forms come into existence through painstaking struggle and care, which is probably part of what makes them so relatable, beautiful, and moving. They have both a sense of tenderness and stringent hardiness. Additional Featured…

Marco Gallotta: “Art for Me is Love.”

Artist name: Marco Gallotta Featured Works 1 and 2: Diandra and Rain (“Thank you to amazing Diandra Forrest and her beautiful baby Rain”) and so hard to say I love you Gallotta’s fascination with exposing and questioning the edges of figures and other forms in his work is mesmerizing. His characters appear to us dissected, layered, revealed and also veiled in a surreal…