Trevor Carroll: “Make the Most of Your Life”

Artist name: Trevor Carroll Featured Work 1: No Reservations trailer Trevor Carroll is a prolific Indigenous director, actor, writer, visual artist, film producer and martial artist in Vancouver, BC. Of his many creative fields and accomplishments, his film No Reservations has been highly successful on the festival circuit, recently winning the 2017 Reel World Impact Award in…

Robert Mars: “An Essential Part of Being Alive.”

Artist name: Robert Mars Featured Work 1: “Our New Frontier Palms Motor Hotel” Robert Mars’ beautifully collaged works explore concepts of American beauty, obsession and fame by remixing images of classic icons, logos and trends from entertainment, fashion and political arenas. Many epic personalities can be found within the artist’s multi-layered and repeating Pop imagery, including…

Yuge Zhou: “An Essential Rhythm”

Artist name: Yuge Zhou Featured Work 1: Soft Plots Through her video and installation works, Yuge Zhou provides her audience with an opportunity to reimagine human relationships to various environments by presenting them in familiar but transformed dimensions and formats. By fluidly altering the scale, textures and solidity of scenes and individuals, she invites viewers to reconsider their understanding of permanence, movement and…

Smrita Jain: “A Beautiful, Indispensable Obsession”

Artist name: Smrita Jain Featured Work 1: “Creating Durga’s Head Close Up” Smrita Jain is a multi-media artist, designer, photographer, author, public speaker and university professor. Her works include designs with rich palettes and interlocking symbols and photographs documenting traditional idol making. She also shares reflections on her personal history and on violence against women and undertakes a…

Kurt Gohde and Kremena Todorova: “Unlearn Fear + Hate”

Artists names: Kurt Gohde and Kremena Todorova Featured Work 1: Unlearn Fear + Hate Kurt Gohde and Kremena Todorova are an innovative and fiercely artistic pair who devote their skills to teaching, making and coordinating meaningful community actions. Unlearn Fear + Hate is a participatory, interactive art initiative that encourages connection, open-mindedness, inner disarmament and creative expression…

Christine Stoddard: “Collision is Sometimes the Most Effective Way to Communicate”

Artist name: Christine Stoddard Featured Work 1: Representations of the Feminine in Tissue Paper  Christine Stoddard produces an incredibly diverse and intriguing body of work. Through all manner of media, from sculptural to sound to film to digital collage to comics to literature, she explores on every front, creating engaging, layered, esoteric, narrative and at times, provocative works. Her breadth…

Lauren Lovejoy and Lyme Warrior: “Show Compassion to Someone Fighting for Their Health”

Artist name: Lauren Lovejoy Featured Image 1: Members of Lyme Warrior working on the Chronic Beauty Calendar Lyme Warrior is an awareness and advocacy group that also raises funds for “research, awareness, and impoverished Lyme Warriors.” Chronic Beauty is a calendar and fundraising campaign featuring the struggles and beauty of women with chronic illnesses including “Cerebral Palsy, Severe Asthma,…

Alexandra Henry: “Anything That Makes You Feel Something”

Artist name: Alexandra Henry Featured Work 1: Magrela Video from the Street Heroines Documentary Series Director, Photographer, and CurateNYC Emerging Artist Alexandra Henry lends her thoughtful and intuitive eye and lens to the world of female street artists in her series, “Street Heroines.” While exploring São Paulo on foot she began to document and explore the work of women around the globe who…

Lucien Shapiro: “A Fools’ Journey”

Artist name: Lucien Shapiro Featured Work 1: Luce Sacra Collector Rituales (The Light Collector Ritual) Lucien Shapiro weaves together the past, present, physical, ethereal, dark, light, and all the colors in between in his textured creations and performances dealing with themes of addiction, over saturation, and object reclamation and re-contextualization, among others. He is a self-anointed maker of ritual and meaning….

Aquina La’Shae: “Art to Me is Life”

Artist name: Aquina La’Shae Featured Work 1: Shot of model: @thatboyleigh, location: LA River Aquina La’Shae is a multi-talented artist and inspired business woman. She works in photography,  make-up artistry, fashion, modeling, and also runs a magazine. She has a gift for creating and capturing beautiful, colorful looks and compositions. Featured Works Slideshow: 5 Questions for the Artist:…

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…

Ava Laurel: “I Have So Much Planned”

Artist name: Ava Laurel Featured Works 1 and 2: Ava Laurel is an inventive inter-disciplinary artist who works with words, drawn and photographed images, and music. Her insightful observations and creative commentaries on the world around her are candid, engaging, fresh, and colorful, with an urban mood. Below, enjoy more of her images and one of…