|Clarence With Mountains by David Pettibone, Oil on Canvas, 64x96|
Meet the artists @ opening reception
Rachel Burgess grew up in Brookline, Massachusetts. She received her B.A. in Literature from Yale University in 2004, and an M.F.A. in Illustration from The School of Visual Arts in 2007. Her work has appeared in numerous galleries in New York and around the country. Her artwork has also been on the covers of many books and magazines. She currently lives in Manhattan, where she divides her time between teaching and printmaking.
Elizabeth Glaessner is a contemporary artist working primarily in watercolor and oil. She received her B.A. in Art and Art History from Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas. Born in Palo Alto, CA, Elizabeth spent time in Arles, France and Skopelos, Greece studying painting and printmaking and now lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. Elizabeth's exhibits range from Texas, Washington DC and New York City. Her work draws people into a place between reality and artificiality and encourages self-reflection as well as reflection upon culturally accepted contradictions and suffering.
Heather Morgan, painter and bon vivant, was born in Staten Island in 1973. She completed her B.F.A. in painting at Boston University in 1996, making up the “expressionist wing” of the school for the arts and haunting the underground music scene. She received her M.F.A. in painting/printmaking at Yale University in 1999. Morgan spent five years in East Berlin cultivating fluency in German, exhibiting and publishing work with Karoline Mueller at Ladengalerie, one of Berlin’s oldest galleries and a proponent of representational artists of the former GDR. Upon returning to the United States, Heather maintained a studio in Boston and then New York, and was most recently represented by Jack the Pelican Presents in Brooklyn. She currently lives and exhibits in New York.
Edina Seleskovic was born in Bosnia and Herzegovina. The destructive Bosnian War displaced Edina from her home and family and she turned to art for solace. Edina immigrated to the United States and received a B.F.A. from the Corcoran School of Art in Washington, DC. Her sculptures have been exhibited in galleries across the United States and Europe. She also participated in collaborative efforts with artists of various disciplines that resulted in the founding of New York-based artist collective “The Studio” and fashion collaborative Anie Rexe. Edina’s public works include several large murals in DC and Sarajevo. In 2007, Bosnia issued a Special Edition Postage Stamp featuring a painting by Edina. Her life and art have been a subject of numerous magazine articles, radio and TV shows, and a Voice of America TV documentary titled “Edina’s Story.” She is a recipient of Sculpture Space Fellowship for 2010/2011. She lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.
James Stamboni attended SUNY New Paltz and received a B.F.A. in Painting. He currently attends Lehman College seeking a K-12 teaching certification. His unique paintings range in influence from figurative to theatrical installations within the smooth metallic space. His painting technique of oil on aluminum and brass gives a depth and smoothness to his work that reflects a pureness of color and brings his work to life. Musicians have also had a profound influence on James and his painting, most notably the 20th century masters John Coltrane, Gustav Mahler, and Frank Zappa, which are reflected in his work. James has exhibited his paintings in and around the Hudson River Valley and New York City.
Julianne Sterling is a Bay Area painter born in Southern California. She graduated from U.C. Riverside with a B.S. in Economics and pursued post-baccalaureate studies in art at San Francisco State. Her work has been exhibited at Pro Arts Gallery in Oakland, A Different Day Gallery in Albany, Art @ the Oakbook in Oakland, Artist-Xchange Gallery in San Francisco and the Marin Museum of Contemporary Art (MarinMOCA) in Novato. Julianne was recently awarded first prize at MarinMOCA’s 2010 Juried Annual exhibit. Her work has been written about in the San Francisco Chronicle and the East Bay Express. She was nominated for a Pro Arts’ 2 x 2 Solos Exhibition and Commissioning Program, she also has an upcoming Solo Exhibition at Mercury Twenty Gallery in Oakland, CA in June 2011.