PREVIOUS ARTISTS IN RESIDENCE

Charlotte Haywood and Edward Horne

Charlotte Haywood and Edward Horne are artists based in Australia. They work collaboratively and independently as interdisciplinary artists across: installation, architecture, theatre, sculpture, video, textiles, pedagogy and through inter-cultural collaborations, techniques and materials.

 

Their creative partnership is linked by a common questioning of dominant cultural, political and ecological practices. Exploring circular economies, biomimicry, multi-narratives and reciprocity in their work. They have been awarded multiple Australia Council for the Arts grants to realise their projects. They are collected by ARTBANK, Museum of Applied Arts + Sciences, Sydney, Australian National Archive of film + sound and privately.

Heidi Cooper

Heidi Cooper is multimedia artist with a focus on experimental video, performance, and analogue photography. Her work revisits multicultural identity, family history and food as a means of story telling. She is currently based in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam where she is the curator of the Saigon Experimental Film Festival.

Brooklynn Johnson

Brooklynn Johnson works in painting, sculpture, and performance. Her work explores both the psychology of landscape and the terrain of the subconscious. She received her MFA from UC Davis and is currently based in California.

Luz María Fernández

Luz María Fernández is a Chilean artist who works with painting, drawing and installation. Her work examines the psychology of masses and manipulation of the human mind, by representing enigmatic scenes of religious cults. Additionally, she has worked in art direction for fashion editorials and advertising. She lives and work in Santiago, Chile.

Carla Gulesserian

Carla Gulesserian's work is mainly focused on portraiture, natural studies and color. She studied painting at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago followed by a year as a visiting student at Goldsmiths University in London. She is currently working in Mexico City on different personal and commissioned projects.

Christine Longoria

Christine Longoria is a mixed media artist and entrepreneur in sustainable fashion. She studied Sculpture at San Francisco State University, where she developed her passion for visual aesthetic and the use of reclaimed materials. In 2013 Longoria moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career in fashion, and in 2015 she launched her own design label - Dear Survivor. Her dual identity as an artist and designer has led to a variety of opportunities - from living in a sculpture studio in Budapest to having her design work featured in Vogue. Longoria now runs her brand and design studio in San Diego, CA.

Cody Howell

Cody Howell is a California-based photographer and producer. He studied Art & Design at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo with an emphasis on Photography. After working in the commercial advertising world for the last six years the rich colors and clean aesthetic has influenced his recent work as he has transitioned into studio portraiture and fashion. He currently resides in San Diego, CA along with his wife and fellow artist, Christine Longoria.

Sally Scopa

Sally Scopa’s work relates the practice of painting to the daily practice of managing and shaping the body. Through her large-scale abstractions of clothing and decorative objects, she explores the cultural significance of craft and design, as well as the artistry of presenting the body and fashioning the self. Scopa approaches painting as a system of rules that were made to be broken, often probing the medium’s traditional boundaries of taste and seriousness by incorporating consumer symbols and intervening sculpturally in the picture plane. 

Sally graduated from Harvard University in 2013 with a degree in Visual and Environmental Studies, and from Stanford University in 2019 with an MFA in Art Practice. She is from San Francisco, California (b. 1990). Recent shows include a two-person exhibition at Mills College, Oakland and participation in the Murphy and Cadogan Contemporary Art Awards Exhibition at SOMArts in San Francisco, California. 

Jada Schumacher

Jada Schumacher runs a materials-obsessed design studio in New York City. She is a Color Professor at the Fashion Institute of Technology and a Color and Trend Reporter for the Government of Japan.

Jessica Ramirez

Jessica is a first generation Mexican-American from Houston, Texas.  In 2006, she received her Bachelor of Arts in Sculpture at the University of Houston, and her Master of Art at the University of Texas at San Antonio in 2009.  In 2013, she accepted a teaching position in New York City as Professor of Art at the Borough of Manhattan Community College.  In her practice, she has been working on a series of sculptures that discuss ideas with historical and social connection to assimilation, suppression, and a search for identity.  Using regional fabrics, she reconstructs forms that reference place and home, having the aloe vera plant plays a central part in her current series.

Evan Nilsson

Evan Nilsson is a queer, non-binary, first generation Australian, born in Naarm (Melbourne), and raised in the Hume region of North-Eastern Victoria. They have recently completed a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Painting) at the Victorian College of the Arts. Nilsson’s multidisciplinary practice involves photography, textiles, painting, drawing, sculpture, video and performance. They are interested in the intersection between performance and other forms of art making; in particular, the way in which all forms of art making have a performativity and all materials have a story. Nilsson’s current work revolves around spirituality and contradiction: being at once believing and non-believing; here and there; real and fake; deliberate and accidental. Through research into religion, mythology, royalty, theatre and philosophy they create narratives and characters that play with science fiction, false histories and cultural coding. These characters are staged, filmed and photographed within constructed environments that are then presented as the final work. Nilsson’s most recent exhibitions include- a solo show: ‘Majesty’ at Trocadero Art Space in Footscray, ‘Emerge: Photographic Edition’ at Brunswick Street Art Gallery; ‘Group Conversations: Australia’s Shame’ at George Paton Gallery; and, ‘Proud’ at The Margaret Lawrence Gallery.

Rodrigo Angel Jimenez-Ortega

Rodrigo is an artist from San Diego and Tijuana who is currently working in Brooklyn. His work is an exploration of his personal history, ideas and heritage. He uses the images and motifs from his childhood and culture as references to produce imagery that plays on ideas of identity construction, and culture assimilation, blending and rejection. He allows each painting to develop independent of the others, giving an individual approach to each idea with a specific style.  This manner of working is meant to allow his paintings to develop as they should.  His work references and is informed by his dual nationality, as well as by his interest in video games, films, comics, and history.

Julia Schrecengost

Julia is a multidisciplinary artist working within printmaking, sculpture, painting, and poetry. She graduated from Oberlin College in 2018 with a degree in studio art, and participated in a studio internship at Women's Studio Workshop the following fall. Her art-making process first involves going for walks and collecting organic or forgotten materials - a dead plant, a seed pod, a rusted piece of metal. While exploring these spaces she looks for objects that remind her of the body, for materials that can be reinvented, for plants that have died but can be brought to a new life. When she removes them from that space, she strips them of their context; taking the objects apart, she pieces them back together, molding various emotions and experiences into something new. The end products of these collected materials vary; she often use them as textures for prints, whether that means directly applying them to the plate with monotype, exposing them to a screen, imprinting their textures onto a copper plate using soft ground, or inking up the physical object with collagraph. In her sculptural work, she responds to the properties of the materials she has found and create intricate, delicate pieces, sometimes dipping these into plaster or paper pulp and leaving them to harden and dry. The methods used in her sculptural work are often intuitive, repetitive and laborious. Her work is a reflection of herself: tense but expressive, fragile yet assertive. Experiences with injury and chronic pain inform her everyday life and are tied, wrapped, sewn, etched, and scratched into her work. She is interested in representing the interior of the body, the invisible pain, the materials that hold it all together—ligaments, bone, tissue, blood vessels. 

Troy Argyros

Troy Argyros is a Melbourne based artist specialized in representational drawing and oil painting. Troy is interested in portraying the contemporary world using the time-honoured, universal language of realism, and remaining faithful to the beauty that nature offers.  

Amy Hoagland

Amy Hoagland is a Louisville, KY born artist based in Austin, Texas. Her work focuses on the role that humankind plays within nature, discussing how man’s technological advancements are progressing Earth’s ever evolving structure.

Julie Falk

Julie Falk's artistic practice is driven by a material curiosity and tactile sensibility that uses sculptural traditions as well as ideas from science fiction and object-oriented ontology to investigate relationships between people, things and materials around us. Futurology about new biotechnology or eco-systems is not the goal, but rather a meditation on what it means to be present in a world that doesn’t create solutions. 

Amy Stoker

Amy Stoker is an interdisciplinary artist living and working in Brooklyn, NY. Her research-based practice combines performance and installation to examine culinary traditions and rituals. As a woman raised in the American South, her practice looks at the ways race, gender, and religion impact how communities are formed and performed around food. Amy received her BFA with honors from New York University, Tisch School of the Arts and MFA from School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She has conducted performances internationally in Cuba and has been included in exhibitions domestically, including New York City and Chicago. In early 2019, Amy was an artist-in-residence at Pike School of Art in McComb, Mississippi. Currently, she is a part-time faculty member in the First-Year Study program Parsons School of Art & Design in NYC.

Emilio Jimone

Emilio Jimone (México City, 1978) Studied at ‘Escuela Nacional de Artes Pláticas’ and ENPEG, he also studied one semester at L’Ecolé Superieure des Beaux-Arts in Angers, France and did a residency at Cemac, France. He obtained the scholarship Jovenes creadores, FONCA and has participated in several group exhibitions in Mexico, France, Japan, Bolivia, Guatemala and  Belgium.

Emilio is interested in drawing, painting, installation and graphics. Aware of the visual possibilities of the image to generate projects in situ or of experimental nature. He works with great interest in the human sensibility with nature as a spiritual path of self healing as a collective.

Sara Shafran

Humbled by her creator. Sara is forever searching for a sense of meaning and belonging in the mystery of life and death. Artistic practice and thinking is one of many ways Sara is searching. A graduate of The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, BFA,  2009, Emily Carr University of Art and Design, MFA, 2017. She is excited to find herself in CDMX and thankful to be a part of the beautiful community of artists, Casa Lü.

Elizabeth Thorp

Elizabeth Thorp is a sculptor and an illustrator. With her sculpture, Liz explores our engagement with objects and the way in which materials provide both accurate and misleading evidence as to the story of things. Her illustrations are often biographical and serve to record people, places and experiences. Previously working out of Oakland, California Liz is now in search of a new home base. 

Hana Koob

Hana Koob is a New York based artist who is a recent graduate of Barnard College, Columbia University. Using sculpture, photography, and drawing she investigates the relationship between humans and their surroundings as well as the impact of humans on the environment.  Hana hopes her work will encourage people to engage with their surroundings, reflect on their interaction with it, and question the modern dichotomy between nature and culture. 

Clementine Hardcastle

Clementine Hardcastle is a visual artist living and working between London and Berlin. She studied Fashion Communication and has previously been working as an Art Director at Burberry, London. Clementine is now focusing on photography and curating, shooting intuitively between her phone, 35mm and medium format. Experimenting with light, colours and printing techniques, she documents the spaces and cultures around her.

Elicia Epstein

Elicia is a multimedia artist working across sculpture, installation,publication, and documentary photography and video. At the foundationof her work is the impulse to engage with communities around her,question the world’s order, and rewrite the narratives that hold ittogether.

Nick Borenstein

Nick Borenstein is a New York-based writer, director and performer. He wrote, directed and starred in TRIP, a comedic digital series that was a selection of IFP's Screen Forward Lab and premiered on NoFilmSchool.com. He also wrote, directed and starred in THE BUDDY SYSTEM, a short film that was a selection at the LA Comedy Festival and developed into a digital series for EliteDaily.com. His most recent digital series was a finalist for the Sundance Institute's YouTube New Voices Lab and he will be releasing three new short films in 2019. Alongside filmmaking, Nick has also worked in the programming, casting and marketing departments at ABC, NBC, HBO, Comedy Central, Pivot TV, Hud:sun Media and Topic Studios. 

Alexa Hoyer

With a background in sculpture, Alexa Hoyer now works in photography and installation and has exhibited internationally, including recent exhibitions at the Contemporary Arts Museum in Houston, TX, the Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art in Las Vegas, NV, the Inside Out Arts Museum in Beijing, the Glyndor Gallery / Wave Hill in New York City, and the Eastern State Penitentiary in Philadelphia, PA. Her photographs were published in Vice.com, Wall Street International, DOMUS and Harper’s Magazine amongst others. Originally from Hamburg, Germany, Alexa received a BFA from the Leigh Gerdine College of Fine Arts, Webster University in Saint Louis, MO and an MFA from Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia, PA. She currently resides in Brooklyn, NY.Courtney

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TLALPAN RESIDENCE PROGRAM

Claude Dumas, Lucas Bouan, Madeleine Calafell, Melinda Fourn, Hugo Guérin, Zoé Moineaud, Nicolas Quiriconi, Elsa Shao, Lucile Soussan

Claude Dumas, professor and creator of the pottery workshop at the Academy of Fine Arts in Paris, brought together eight of his students to make a residency at Casa Lü. 

Born in Roanne in 1955, Claude Dumas graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Paris in 1981. Upon graduating, he founded a design company he will lead for ten years before taking the direction of CREAR, Institute of Crafts and Communication. In 1996, he became assistant to Georges Jeanclos then Giuseppe Penone. In 2002, he created the workshop of Ceramics in the Academy of Fine Arts in Paris. Excellent technician, Claude Dumas has a practice of sculpture that questions the very nature of the medium. Primarily working in ceramics, he uses the earth both for its intrinsic properties and its ability to absorb a different nature. The inorganic thus defies gravity and metamorphoses indifferently into a shoot, a skull or an egg in order to probe the very foundations of life.

Chris Bury

Chris Bury is an emerging artist, curator and director based in Nipaluna/Hobart, Lutrawita/Tasmania. In December 2018, he finished a Bachelor of Fine Arts in painting at the Tasmanian College of the Arts - working under Neil Haddon and Yvette Watt. Since graduating he has spent his time co-founding and directing GoodGrief Studios, a new artist run initiative which houses 15 studios, a gallery and a project space. His practice centres on the traditional medium of paint whilst simultaneously exploring the possibilities of showcasing video and sound works. He draws off social theories, constructed realities and an ill-conceived sense of place. As a result of this focus, the work tends to describe the emotional resonance of marginalized communities, outsiders and strangers.

Laila van Berge

Laila van Berge is a young artist from Amsterdam, driven by the absurdity in the ordinary.In her practice she focusses on the contemporary appearance of religiosity and myth in the most ordinary things in daily life. Intrigued by the smallest and simplest forms of daily routines or rituals and displays or altars. She plays in a field of belief and desire. Wanders where the sacral and the secular battle and trend and tradition are in tension. Here marketing became the new form of mythologizing. A world wherein abstract and inner ideals, fears and hopes are materialized in symbol and narrative. From the mash of the spiritual spectacle and commercial catharsis arises a colorful and chaotic aesthetic, characteristic for her work.

Amanda Wall

Amanda Wall, born in 1971, grew up in Coffeyville, Kansas. Her Native American heritage influences her spiritual and psychological approach to her art. Her background in communication design, advertising, tattooing, and gallery assistant lead to pursuing an MFA in Painting and Drawing at Pratt Institute where she is currently in her second year. Wall as a child, would draw on the back of the offering envelopes in church and painted her first oil at age seven. She was raised by country gospel singers, a talent passed down on her mother’s Cherokee side. In her work, concepts are derailed, altered, reimaged and reinvented in the experience of painting. Process can change, and often does, in the middle of the process. Flexibility is key to listening and obeying the inner voice. 

Cindy Rehm

Cindy Rehm is a Los Angeles based artist and an educator. She serves as co-facilitator of the Cixous Reading Group, and is co-founder of the feminist-centered projects Craftswoman House and Feminist Love Letters. Rehm’s interdisciplinary practice moves between the genres of drawing, performance, and video to address the cultural suppression of women’s narratives and the legacy of hysteria. Her work is informed by research into printed ephemera, literary criticism, and the history of women’s art and writing. Rehm’s work has been shown at venues including: Elephant; Los Angeles, Woman Made Gallery; Chicago, LACE; Los Angeles, Goliath Visual Space; Brooklyn, Paul Robeson Gallery; Rutgers, ARC Gallery; Chicago, Transformer; Washington DC, Interaction IV; Sardinia, Italy, the Archeological Museum; Varna, Bulgaria and at Mains d’Oeuvres; Saint Ouen, France.

Justin Korver

Justin Korver is an artist living and working in San Antonio, Texas. He is originally from a small town in the northwest corner of Iowa which he credits for his penchant for minimalism. Korver moved to Holland, Michigan to complete his undergraduate work at Hope College. While in Michigan, he was influenced by the heritage of mid-century design and discovered a passion for hardware stores. He also lived and worked briefly in New York through the N.Y.C.A.M.S. program where he interned with Phoebe Washburn who served as an early influence on his studio practice. Korver received his MFA from the University of Texas at San Antonio. He is now a full-time lecturer at Texas A&M San Antonio. He exhibits his work extensively in Texas and nationally and was recently an Artist-In-Residence at the Kunstlerhaus Bethanien awarded through Blue Star Contemporary.

Marianna Trofimova

LIFE WITHOUT ART IS IMPOSSIBLE TO ME. MY LIFE IS ABOUT MAKING. I take a sketchbook everywhere, sketching plants, objects, people, ideas; finding elements that I use in my more structured, finished work. Drawing is a way of seeing, and feeling, the world around me.

I am a traditionally-trained fine artist and received an MFA in Printmaking from Pratt Institute in 2007. I incorporate numerous techniques I learned at Pratt in my current work. I create in many forms - painting, drawing, photography, graphic design, and sculptural jewelry.

The main idea in my work is "Beauty will save the world!" I think Dostoevsky said that. For me, finding beauty in the mundane is a way of redeeming necessity, a way of engaging in a conversation with the world, and a way to be an active participant in my own becoming.

The flowers I draw represent life to me. They are fragile and strong at the same time, so beautiful at their bloom, and yet it is a moment when they are starting to die. Still, they awake next year, are reborn. This cycle reminds us of our mortality, and yet sustains us: Many times during our lives we have to reinvent ourselves, and the time before that moment may be dark and difficult, but without it, new beginnings and possibilities will not open up, and we will not grow as human beings.

Anna Carlson

Anna is a multi-disciplinary artist from Brighton, UK. Over the last year she has been pursuing a particular body of work, ‘COURT’; an ongoing exploration of sports courts and pitches with a curiosity for their aesthetics, geometry and their roles in social infrastructure, cultural and individual memory and nostalgia.

 

The work has taken the form of paintings, printmaking, sketches, photography and painting court markings in public places in the UK, Italy, Portugal and Mexico. 

 

Anna’s recently produced her first solo show, ‘COURT’, in Brighton which ran throughout the month of May 2019. She produced a range of studio works as well as painted, sound and video installations within the space.

Noah Kashiani

Noah Kashiani's work carefully balances harmony and discord. Kashiani's work communicates the idea of artwork as a product, exposing the irony of today’s gluttonous society. Nods to consumerism are often represented which explore the idea of exclusivity, value, and the translucent validation that comes with material items. Noah Kashiani has shown in Chicago, New York, Los Angeles, and Philadelphia and has participated in residencies in Spain and Los Angeles.

Sheena Matheiken and Maximón Monihan

Sheena Matheiken and Maximón Monihan are Brooklyn-based filmmakers who run the subterranean film collective, Bricolagista!. Their award-winning debut feature film, LA VOZ DE LOS SILENCIADOS, played at over 30 international film festivals and was distributed by Factory25. Based on true events, La Voz is a modern-day silent film about a deaf immigrant girl who arrives in New York City as a trafficking victim. Their second feature, SEA TO SHINING SEA, is a satirical hybrid documentary shot across 16 states of the US, capturing the current tumultuous state of all things red, white and blue. The film is playing theatrically and scheduled to have a VOD release in 2019. The duo is now shooting a new film in Mexico City, as part of their residency at Casa Lu.

Julia Kansas

Julia makes drawings, paintings and ceramics that explore narratives surrounding boredom, vice and identity. Portraits and still lifes convey moments of contentment and contemplation. Leisure and boredom are luxuries that she exploits and distorts by filtering through humour and sincerity in order to create works that are simultaneously mundane and stimulating. 

 

For the past couple of years she has fervently created a series of portraits of real and imagined women paired with autobiographical still lifes. Soft pastels, gouache, oil paint, charcoal, pencil crayon, ceramic, and animation are some of the tools she uses to create her work. Julia exploits many different mediums to create these images because she embraces experimentation as a large part of her practice. Each image or object plays a role in her continued exploration of what ennui and leisure mean in contemporary culture.

 

Julia lives and works in Calgary, Canada.

Marie Hazard

The know-how in my opinion is first of all a savoir-être. I am a weaver. At 24, I weave the invisible threads of an intimate story that does not know how to say otherwise. Trained in textile handicraft training in London – Central Saint Martins – I acquired the weaving skills that taught me a job, a safety in doing it, but also the daring of incorporate more contemporary elements from other arts: painting, drawing, collage, sculpture and photography. I could add calligraphy, poetry, exploration is infinite.

On my old wooden loom, I weave miles of coiled threads that are released and mingle according to a well-established and thoughtful framework. Weaving is the art of miscegenation. I juxtapose photos, paintings on paper, materials, colours, folds and folds. It is a dance with the craft, a ritual and slow dance with the arms and the whole body that repeats endlessly the ancestral gesture of the craftsman, which requires physical commitment and self-sacrifice. All this should not be interrupted, I would lose my own drawing as the thread of my story.

After a long preparatory work, I choose my natural paper and linen threads, dye them, put them on the job, collect my images from everyday life, my own photos or those cut from magazines, I assemble them, paint them again or redraw them, then I print them on weaving by the process of sublimation or digital printing. It is an adventure playground where living universes are created that move and question. The stakes are there: it’s about capturing something of the energy of the world, and using the threads like the spider that weaves its web, making a mechanical work a unique piece.

Jackie Dives

Jackie Dives explores themes of identity, family, and mental health through photography, film, and mixed media. While working as a doula she began photographing women giving birth and this led to her interest in documenting social justice issues through the lens of the female gaze. Inspired by artists Nan Goldin, Francesca Woodman, and Mary Ellen Mark, Dives' works are diaristic, vulnerable, and sometimes confrontational. Her work has been published internationally, including in CBC Arts, Canadian Geographic, The Walrus, Bloomberg Business, The Globe and Mail, and Maclean's.

Bruno Albizzati

Bruno Albizzati, born in 1988, lives and works in Paris, France

Rooted in the use of paper and cardboard, his work articulates itself through different techniques such as charcoal, graphite powder and pigments on the one hand, spray paint and textured matters on the other.

 

The porosity between different experiments is a key element of his work. Through various processes, he explores the possibility of creating through the partial use of deletion. Influenced by the way mineral surfaces are eroded through time, or by how light structures a specific space, he intends to render the experience of an esthetic shift.

He graduated from Arts Déco Paris in 2012.

Since 2009, his work has been included in multiple collective exhibitions, notably at Centre Pompidou (2009) or Maison de l’Architecture (2013) in collaboration with various galleries and curators such as Odile Burluraux, of the Paris Modern Art Museum (2013) and Alicia Knock from Centre Pompidou (2016). His work is regularly shown in several International Art Fairs including the Spring Break Art Show in NYC, Art Paris Art Fair at Grand Palais, Art Central Hong Kong or Art Stage Singapore. Recent personal and two-persons exhibitions took place at Schuebbe Inc., Düsseldorf (2015) and Galerie La Forest Divonne in Paris (2017) and Brussels (2017-2018).

Lori LeChien

What happens when you give a gospel/soul singer a cherry red semi-hollow body guitar and some pedals? Well, you get people clapping, singing, and dancing. Juxtaposing an eclectic mix of soul, folk and hip-hop, Southern Illinois native Miss Lori LeChien knows how to bring people together with the music of Talk2Strangers. 

 

Audiences not only feel inspired to sing along and clap to the music, but to also shed their fears and turn strangers into friends. We all need a safe space to feel loved and accepted, and the music of Talk2Strangers creates that healing space in order to build a more beloved community.

 

 Miss Lori sang background vocals on Portugal the Man's 2017 Grammy Award-winning record "Woodstock" and on Electric Guest’s 2017 record “Plural”. She is wrapping  up a self-titled Talk2Strangers LP with producers Cole M. Greif-Neill (Beck, Snoop Dogg) John Barnes III (Pharcyde,The Roots), and Jon Gilbert (Pete Yorn, Off!) and has  plans to release a single in 2019. 

Courtney Coombs

Courtney Coombs makes art, writes, facilitates and collaborates to try to make sense of the world and their place in it. Their practice responds to the cis-heteronormative, patriarchal structures of both the art world and society more broadly using strategies such as subjective voice, personal narrative, humour and metaphor. Coombs is suspicious of the allure of expensive, shiny, impressive and/or ‘finished’ things and as such uses personal vulnerability, collaboration, intimacy, everyday items and gesture to explore human connection and/or disconnection. 

Coombs is also a founding Co-Director of the artist-run initiatives and collectives, No Frills* (2008-2010) and LEVEL (2010-current). They graduated from QUT in 2008 with First Class Honours and has been awarded a PhD (practice-based research) in Visual Art at the same institution. Coombs has exhibited nationally and internationally in solo and group exhibitions in venues that include: Casino Luxembourg (Luxembourg), Villa Merkel (Esslingen), Roji to Hito (Tokyo), Australian Centre for Contemporary Art (Melbourne), Bus Projects (Melbourne), Artspace (Sydney), Performance Space (Sydney), the Museum of Contemporary Art (Sydney),  the Gallery of Modern Art (Brisbane), QUT Art Museum (Brisbane), Boxcopy Contemporary Art Space (Brisbane) and Metro Arts (Brisbane). 

Sarah Fox

Sarah Fox’s multi-media narratives and characters are created from embodied female experience. Stories of life, loss, love and sex are told through corporeal hybrid creatures. They resulting collages, drawings, sculptures and animations suggest a childlike fairytale but with an undercurrent of dark sexual symbolism.

 

Her work has been shown throughout Texas, as well as in the Kinsey Institute (Bloomington, Indiana), Manifest Gallery (Cincinnati, OH), Field Projects Gallery (New York, New York), Espacio Dörffi (Lanzarote, Canary Islands), Bedsetter Art Fair (Vienna, Austria) and Atelierhaus Hilmsen (Hilmsen, Germany).

 

She lives and works in San Antonio, Texas where she is the co-director of the

innovative community art space Clamp Light Studios and Gallery.

Estelle Fournier

Estelle Fournier is a French multi-disciplinary artist born in 1991 and based in Glasgow.  She graduated from her master with honors at the Glasgow School of Art in 2015. She recently performed for Casual Nexus in Glasgow (Uk), RUNG Trinity Centre, Bristol (Uk) had a solo show Tacky Serenade in Mottattom, Geneva (Ch) ; curated a performances night I Want It that Way at 16 Nicholson Street, Glasgow (Uk); performed for Urara Tsuchiya and Richard Dodwell for Dragon Palace Entertainment at Glasgow International (Uk). She aims to underline an alternative live stream reality using narration, make believe and expectations that merge from our craving of embellishment into the everyday life. We do not see things as they are, we see them as we are. From our culture : the big capital H historic one, the pop one, urban myths etc… the food of this dream to us : the narrators, the fools, the heroes.