|Going to Sibiu by German Jaramillo-Mckenzie, Oil on Canvas, 20x24|
|February 1-12, 2015|
|Saturday, February 7, 5:00-8:00pm|
|Meet the Artists @ Opening Reception|
|Artist Talk and Intro @ 6:30pm|
Jee Kim, German Jaramillo-Mckenzie, Grace McKee, Iliya Mirochnick, Jennifer Mondfrans, Jamielyn Mosca, Patricia Mosca, Jeff Newman,Victoria Selbach, Mike Selbach and Lee Vasu.
Jee Hye Kim: is a painter who wants to open a portal into the things that pass. Knowing that nothing will ever be permanent, she dreams of capturing and releasing fleeting moments of wonder that calls for play and reflection. With this in mind, she wants to have a conversation about the real world in flux through making art that investigate the ephemeral and the unexpected nature of our lives. She has graduated with a BA from Bates College in 2012, and she is currently studying art education at Teachers College, Columbia University.
German Jaramillo-Mckenzie: He is a representational painter who lives and works in Canada. He has exhibited his art in China, Colombia, Hong Kong, Canada, USA and Romania. His art can be found in public, private and corporate collections. German is currently exploring the relationship between people, and their rural and urban environments. His paintings are in essence a documentation of his travels and the experiences of the interaction.
Grace Mckee’s: passion for color is evident in her paintings. Her painting tends towards the impressionism with lots of color and abundant paint. Grace paints landscapes mostly, but also a wide variety of other subjects ranging from flowers to still life, portraits and nudes. Although her main love is oil, she continues to paint watercolors too, and has added sculpture to her repertoire. Since retiring from her career as a pathologist, Grace has taken workshops from acclaimed artists including Dan Gerhartz, Quang Ho, CW Mundy, Nancy Guzik, Daniel Keys, Craig Srebnik, Don Sahli, Betty Carr, Matt Smith, William Scott Jennings, Pat Weaver, Kathryn Stats, John Budicin and Gretchen Lopez. Grace is a member of the Medical Art Society UK, and, while living in the US, was a member of the American Impressionist Society, Sedona Visual Artists' Coalition, Northern Arizona Watercolor Society and the Sedona Arts Center, also an associate member of Oil Painters of America and Allied Artists of America. She was represented by Agora Gallery, New York in 2008 and Infusion Gallery, LA in 2009,Artists Haven Gallery, Ft. Lauderdale, FL in 2011, and Manheim Gallery Cottonwood, AZ from 2009 – 2012, and Art de la Breche Gallery in Niort, France in 2014. She has also exhibited at Galleria d’arte Moderna Alba in Ferrara, Italy, in June 2009 and in Estense in Ferrara in May 2011.
Iliya Mirochnik: Originally from Odessa, Ukraine, Iliya immigrated to the United States in the early 1990’s with his family. From a young age Iliya pursued training in the arts in the Russian academic tradition. He studied in LaGuardia High School of Music and Art and Performing Art and in the Bridgeview School of Fine Arts in New York under the tutelage of professors trained in the art academies of the former Soviet Union. Iliya studied in St. Petersburg, Russia in the prestigious I.E. Repin State Institute of Painting, Sculpture, and Architecture from which he received his Masters of Fine Arts degree in painting. In his paintings he aims to connect the Russian aesthetic with American sensibilities, creating images that go beyond their origins. He has been recipient of a number of prestigious scholarships and awards both in the United States and in Russia, winning the “First Place” award in the American Portrait Society’s International Portrait Competition. Iliya was recently selected to develop his design for a public monument for Iconbay Residences in Miami, Florida in collaboration with The Related Group architecture firm. Iliya lives in New York where he paints and teaches.
Jennifer Mondfrans: lives and works in San Francisco. Her work has been collected by universities as well as private individuals. She has shown in San Francisco, Los Angeles, New York City, Portland, Oregon, Hudson, New York, Gold Coast, Australia and the National Steinbeck Museum. She is represented by 19 Karen contemporary artspace in Gold Coast, Australia.
Jamielyn Mosca: grew up on Cape Cod, Massachusetts. After graduating with a BFA in Illustration in 2000, she began a career as an animator in Boston. She worked as assistant art director, story boarder and all-around animator on cartoons for network television. After moving back to the Cape, she continued to freelance as an animator, though her work mostly now deals with gaming and character design. Jamielyn's true passion is with painting. After college, away from formal education, is when she really began fine-tuning her style. Her paintings examine the darker and hidden side of life, explored through the beauty of the female figure. As in life, sometimes the darkness is hidden, sometimes it is overt, but it is always present and beautiful. Her work has been shown internationally and in various galleries on Cape Cod and around Massachusetts.
Patricia Mosca: is a self taught artist originally from Connecticut living on Cape Cod in Massachusetts. Pastels are her preferred medium.She has taken workshops with Wolfe Kahn, Al Lachman, Jane Lincoln, Rosalie Nadeau, and John Dimestico. The artist has won awards for her drawings and paintings. Patricia is represented in many galleries, including exhibits at Provincetown Art Museum, Cape Cod Art Association, on Cape Cod; Newport Museum of Art in Rhode Island; Ghost Ranch in Abiquiu, New Mexico; galleries in Maine, Florida, Connecticut and New York, and Romania. Her pastels are in various private collections including two at Colombia University New York. The artist has taught pastel workshops on Cape Cod, Maine and in Cedar key, Florida, recently completed a month long artist in residence program in Transylvania, Romania. She works I various mediums and enjoys mixing mediums. Pastels are her preferred choice, landscapes her preferred subject, particularly those that include gardens and water. Living on a Cape Cod, where the atmosphere has been compared to the South of France, a favorite area of many of the Impressionist pastel painters, with an abundance of cottage gardens and ocean backgrounds, Patricia often paints plein air when weather permits, completing paintings in her home studio. She is a member of many artist groups including Pastel Painters Society of Cape Cod, Falmouth Artist Guild, Cotuit Art Association, Museum of Fine Arts Boston, and Juried artist member of Cape Cod Art Association, and has served on various art associations boards, including newsletter editor. The artist has often participated in group exhibits with her daughter who is a professional artist and animator.
Jeff Newman: Born in Omaha, Nebraska in 1955, I grew up running around the suburbs playing cowboys and indians, baseball, digging “forts” in the vacant lot next to my childhood home, and peddling further away on my bike than officially permitted. Like other neighborhood kids, I craved adventure and regularly got into trouble finding it. The rewards from such exploration, however, far outweighed any negative consequences. I spent the rest of my childhood at military academies and boarding schools, insufferable institutions. Were it not for my artist grandmother who helped me aim my “energy” at more creative pursuits and, my Mother who encouraged them, I would not be on the expressive journey that I am now on, finally. Most of my artistic motivation for impressionism and abstraction has its roots in all the time my Grandmother devotedly shared her extensive art library and her own painting when I was little. I owe my lack of apprehension and fear with respect to becoming involved with people and cultures outside of my life experience to my Mother, who is fearless. These are some of my cherished childhood memories that inspire my learning and creation today.
Mike Selbach: is an artist/engineer providing elegant solutions for intractable problems. Selbach studied at the University of California Santa Cruz and City College, City University of New York. Selbach works proficiently in steel, bronze, wood, paper and clay exploring issues related to process and addressing the classic quandary, ‘Is the hand of the craft a prima facie issue or a device’. Selbach lives and works in metro New York. His current work is primarily low to medium relief in paper, wood, copper and clay. He considers the woodcut print medium a form of very low relief.
Victoria Selbach: a New York Contemporary Realist, is compelled by a strong connection to women. Loyalty, admiration and empathy draw her to the radiance of their beauty. Selbach’s gaze is directed through this connection. Selbach uses the light to explore what is truly present allowing each individual muse to bring her complex identity into the moment, and carry their unique strength and presence into the painting. In 2014 Selbach’s work was covered in Huffington Post by Priscilla Frank, ‘Finally, Artist Paints Female Nudes As They Really Are’. Selbach has exhibited in museums and collections in New York and nationally including the Heckscher Museum of Art, The Butler Institute of American Art and the Tullman Art Collection.
Lee Vasu: is an Artist, Curator and the Founder of Dacia Gallery. Born in Sibiu, Romania in 1979, Vasu spent his adventurous childhood in Transylvania drawing and painting. Inspired by the stunning mosaics, frescos, and the mystical sacred Icons of the Byzantine Churches of his native land, Vasu formed a unique artistic vision of the timelessness and power of art that could enlighten and inspire generations. In 1990, Vasu moved to the United States with his family and continued to study art. He received a BA in History and Art from Kent Sate University and a Masters Degree in Arts Administration and Museum Science from the University of Akron, to further pursue his curatorial passion. Following his studies, Lee represented Romania and the United States at the European House of Arts and held his first solo exhibition at the Academy of Arts and Sciences in Bucharest. Additionally, Vasu participated in group and solo exhibitions in France, Germany, Romania and the United States, his work can be found in numerous public and private collections. His passion for art enabled him to curate exhibitions nationally and internationally, which inspired him to establish Dacia Gallery in New York City.