Qinza Najm is a Pakistani-American artist whose work has been selected for many national and international juried exhibitions. Najm completed her psychology Ph.D. in the United States, which enables her to explore her subconscious and bring it onto the canvas.
Currently Najm's large-scale work is held in several prestigious public and private art collections. She has exhibited at Dubai's Christie’s Art, NYC Saffron Art, Art Dubai (Sikka), U.S. Consulate as well as at New York's Phyllis Harriman Mason Gallery, Coohaus Art Gallery, the Governors Island Art Fair, and Times.
Using mixed media on large scale canvas—such as glaze, ink, acrylic, oil, pastel, roller, palette knife, and brushes of various sizes—, her work process (tedious and sometimes serendipitous) involves transformations that give a second life to found elements and visions that she encounters in her everyday.
Rachel Kohn (Brooklyn, NY, Born 1981) is a painter and sculptor with a BA in Art and Mathematics from Skidmore College, and an MFA from Hunter College. She has shown her work in exhibitions in New York, Los Angeles, and London.
Her work is a combination of abstraction and representation, creating meditative landscapes that depict cycles of growth and decay. Her process involves carving, painting, and melting layers of plaster, aquaresin, watercolor and encaustic paint. The result is an organic ensemble that visually explores layers and patterns within the natural world.
Orlando Boffill (Havana, Cuba, Born 1964) is a painter with a degree in art history from the University of Havana. He has participated in more than 40 exhibitions both in Cuba and abroad, and he has had eight solo exhibitions. He worked as an art critic in the gallery of the “Municipality of October 10”. He also wrote several articles about art and conducted many conferences, as the main art speaker.
In 2007 he taught workshops “de Arte Plasticos” to a group of students of “the Faculty of Arts University of Georgia” during their stay in Havana, as part of it’s Socio- Cultural Studies in Cuba. In 2010 he worked as a background painter in the French movie: “Of Return To The Past.” Currently, COOHAUS represent Orlando Boffill in USA and Asia.
Zin Helena Song
Zin Helena Song was born in Seoul, South Korea. Since her special background, the first child, she has been thinking about definition of adult. She said that Adult is the perfect combination of masculinity and femininity. She works with the abstraction of geometric shapes from her youth memory and imagination.
Sung B. Lee
Sung B. Lee was born in Seoul, South Korea. Creating NVH (Natural Variation and Harmony) with colors and shapes, which are the basic elements of visibility, is the essence of visual art. His work is an endless journey of creating natural variation and harmony, which can be the fundamental qualifications of creating new values. Natural variation and harmony of colors and shapes are the main theme throughout his visual artworks.
Freddy Rodriguez’ body of work is an extraordinary example of the continuing vitality of the art of painting. Born 1945 in Santiago de los Caballeros, Dominican Republic, Rodriguez received his artistic training in New York City, where his “schools” ranged from the Metropolitan Museum to the Art Students League, and his “inspirationalists” were Rembrandt, Cezanne and Mondrian. Abstract Expressionism, Pop, and Minimalism were the reigning stylistic proposals which Rodriguez learned from, absorbing the authentic and discarding the faddish. By the 1970s, he has already become a painter with some- thing to say, and whatever his conceptual concerns have been since then, are always tied together with his obsession with painting.
>Born in Santiago, Dominican Republic in 1945 and moved to New York City in 1963. Studied painting at the Art Student League and the New School for Social Research, and textile design at the Fashion Institute of Technology. Has served as a panelist for the New York State Council on the Special Arts Program, and Percent for Art. One of seven artists in “Current Identities” Recent Painting in the United States. The official U.S.A. representation in the IV Cuenca Biennial of Painting, Cuenca, Ecuador. Exhibition travels to 13 cities and eleven countries in Latin America. Will be profiled in the upcoming UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center’s Monograph “ A Ver: Revisioning Art History,” a project devoted to “cultural, aesthetic, and historical contributions of Chicano, Puerto Rican, Cuban, and other U.S. Latino artists, whose work expands traditional notions of American history through a lifelong commitment to cultural diversity, formal experimentation, and community-based exhibition. Commissioned by New York City to design the Flight 587 Memorial.
Jiyoun Lee-Lodge was born In Seoul, South Korea. "My kaleidoscopic paintings, drawings, printmaking, and installations deal with my identity in flux through memory reconstruction. Influenced by infographics, animations and hieroglyphs, I depict each element as shapes and characters to give an individual identity. Symbolized figures and iconized marks are staged on open and abstract fields to recreate my past. This process allows me to portray a sense of self and time in which I live.. (Jiyoun Lee-Lodge)"
Paola Romano was born in Monterotondo on September 17, 1950. Both a painter and sculptor, Paola Romano shows her works in numerous collective exhibitions. From 2004 on, with a series of solo exhibitions, she has become known in Italy and internationally. Today her works are presented in important public and private collections (some of her works are on show at Fondazione Magna Carta and at Sale Urbaniane in Vatican) and are requested by both European and international museums. In the past few years, Paola Romano has received numerous awards, including "Premio Internazionale Arcaista" (Tarquinia, 2007), "Approdi d'autore" (Ischia, 2007), "Premio Roma 2009."
Famous Neapolitan artist Lello Esposito, who is currently exhibiting at the Biennale di Venezia, has created 24 paintings in New York for a major exhibition coinciding with the opening of PizzArte. A sculptor and painter who has worked for nearly 30 years in the city of Naples and uses Neapolitan icons such as the Pulcinella, a classic masked Neapolitan character, Mount Vesuvius, and the horn of San Gennaro in various metamorphoses and media. For his sculptures and installations Esposito uses various materials such as bronze, aluminum and expansive canvases. His work is known in Italy and abroad, where he has exhibited in numerous museums and galleries.
Luciano Scateni was born at the foot of Mount Vesuvius, the same volcano that buried Pompeii, and that to this day provides local artists with an endless source of inspiration. His passion for painting complements a 30 year career in journalism working for Italian national television channels. Luciano, also a published author of several successful novels, says, "When you feel the searing, explosive force of the volcano within yourself, you can't help but paint it; subject as you are to its magical powers and ever-changing moods - at times gentle, aggressive, unusual and surprising."
Born in Portici (Naples) in 1968 and debuting his work in 2005, Manes draws "petrified" landscapes which emerge through simple and subtle gestures, elegantly depicting the effects of magma and volcanic ash.
Born in 1973, Falconi lives and works in Naples. He began his artistic career by seeking a new visual language before integrating his discovery of the communicative power of digital painting. His latest work is the result of the synthesis of these two experiences.