Susanna Bluhm - 2014 Fellowship Recipient
Susanna Bluhm describes her paintings as exploring the "landscape as a lover and loved one, enmeshed with the paint, and without the safe distance usually afforded by the Sublime in traditional Western landscape painting." She earned her BA in Studio Art from California State University Humboldt, her MFA in Painting from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and has been an Artist-in-Residence at the Irish Museum of Modern Art in Dublin and at the Karl Hofer Gesellschaft in Berlin. Bluhm is a member of SOIL artist-run gallery in Seattle, and is represented by G. Gibson Gallery in Seattle.
Robert Hardgrave, born in Oxnard, CA, raised in southern AZ, has been a Seattle resident for the past 22 years. He is in the practice of old fashioned drawing and painting. Improvisation is his strength and he enjoys employing "mixed" media whenever he can. Robert has been published in numerous artist survey books and magazines in addition to a monograph of his own work called "Magic Beans". I am constantly in search of those ideas that can be pushed in multiple directions and still push back. I want to be challenged in such a way where the evolution of ideas flow, keeping me excited to stay in the studio day after day."
Kimberly Trowbridge received her BA in English Literature and BFA in Painting from Indiana Universityin 2003, and her MFA from the University of Washington in 2006. She has had several solo exhibitions at galleries including The Painting Center in NYC, and Blindfold Gallery, Gallery 40, and the Steele Gallery at Gage Academy of Art, in Seattle. Group shows include First Street Gallery and Jenkins Johnson Gallery, NYC; Pulliam Gallery, Portland; LxWxH, Seattle Art Museum Gallery, and Francine Seders, Seattle. In my very recent work, I am responding to my studio environment in a manner similar to approaching the landscape
Claude Zervas lives and works in Seattle. Zervas' drawings of computed quasicrystals of varying degrees of geometric symmetry related to Penrose tiling and Ghiri tiling found in Islamic architecture were most recently exhibited at Greg Kucera Gallery in January, 2014. Zervas has shown at James Harris Gallery, Olson Kundig Architects and Portland Art Museum, and has work in the collections of the Whitney Museum of American Art, Seattle Art Museum and Portland Art Museum. He is a 2002 recipient of an Artist Trust/King County Arts Commission Fellowship Award.
Maikoiyo Alley-Barnes - 2014 Fellowship Recipient
Maikoiyo Alley-Barnes is an artist, filmmaker, writer, and designer who explores the resonance of genetic cultural memory through the mystical and the mundane. He is part of the Black Constellation, a collective that also includes Shabazz Palaces, THEESatisfaction, and Nep Sidhu. Alley-Barnes has exhibited sculpture and films in numerous traditional and new-media-based settings including a recent show at the Frye Museum and has been involved in the creation of seminal cultural spaces in Seattle such as the mixed-use space pun(c)tuation, among others. Alley-Barnes lives and works in Seattle.
Mark Calderon was born in Bakersfield, California in 1955. He received his B.A. from San Jose State University, California. He resides in Seattle. Calderon has exhibited at Greg Kucera Gallery, the Holter Museum of Art, Wright Exhibition Space, Nancy Hoffman Gallery, among others. He is a 2001 recipient of The Joan Mitchell Foundation Painters & Sculptors Grant, and a 2000 Artist Trust/Washington State Arts Commission Fellowship. Recent work responds specifically to personal losses of the last few years, other pieces were inspired by recent global events- art of the past serves as a reference to create a personal expression of these feelings.
Clyde Petersen is a Northwest artist, working in the fields of visual art, animation, music and adventure. His television series Boating with Clyde features musicians performing on the local waterways. Throughout the years, he has traveled the world, creating many animated music videos, rock and roll records and large scale festivals and installations. He is a transgender activist, a lover of country music and a product of the 1990's Northwest DIY scene. Clyde is currently animating his feature film, Torrey Pines.
Joey Veltkamp is an artist who lives and works in Seattle. His most recent work deals with ghosts, transitory states, and sources of comfort like blankets and quilts. Veltkamp has shown at Tacoma Art Museum, Greg Kucera Gallery, SAM Gallery, SOIL, Hedreen Gallery, and Sue Scott Gallery (NYC). In 2010, he was a Neddy Nominee in Painting and the inaugural artist-in-residence for Seattle University. He runs a Northwest-focused art blog called best of and has written for City Arts Magazine, DRIFT Magazine, New American Paintings Blog, Visual Art Source, and Pacific Standard. He is overly fond of bears, rainbows, and bourbon.