Dewy (b. 1971) is a Canadian born artist living and working in the United States. Her Brooklyn based practice is influenced by a history of living all across the US and her work centers on themes of memory retention and the inaccuracies and blurry parts that are inherent. Her paintings, sculptures, and large-scale installations are abstracted engagements with the nuance and textures of memory, trauma, and personal histories held within metaphoric and literal containers. Cardboard and resin are frequently used materials, representing elements of transience, compartmentalization, and crystallization.
She received her BFA from Southern Oregon University (SOU) in 2018 and she earned her MFA from Pratt Institute in 2020. She was nominated as an outstanding graduating student, representing SOU in 2018 for a group show at Blackfish Gallery-Portland. She was recently a selected artist with Stay at Home Gallery-Paris, Tennessee.
Jin-Yong Choi (1990) is a South Korean born artist based in NYC. Choi earned his BFA in Kookmin University in South Korea, Seoul (2015) and Fine Arts MFA (2020) at Pratt Institute in New York. Interested in his narratives, he explores and experiments tactile desires and a sense of materiality in sculptural forms and installation. Choi’s artwork has been shown in exhibitions in South Korea and the U.S., including Seoul Museum of Art (2016), National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art (2016), and Jamaica Center For Arts & Learning (JCAL).
MFA’20 Na’ye Perez is an interdisciplinary artist from Columbus, Ohio. Through painting drawings, painting, performances, and archives to capture everyday life activities, Perez explores ideas of black presence emanating through intimacy, resilience, and community. His recent shows include the ongoing “You Don’t See Me” at Cuchifritos Gallery and “All Dressed Up With No to Go” with Steven Zepitas Gallery, and his first solo show “Still I Rise…” last fall at Syracuse University.
Born in Florida and raised in MD, Jamaal Peterman is a New York-based visual artist. He holds a BFA from the University of Maryland Eastern Shore (2014) and an MFA from Pratt Institute (2019). He was awarded Smack Mellon’s 2019 Hot Pick, UICA juried Exhibition Finalist for Breaching the Margins exhibition (2019) and New American Painting MFA and South Annual (2019) Issue. He is a (2019) recipient of Mass MoCA residency and Wassaic Project residency and Fountainhead residency(2019) recipient. His current work break down layers of code and conduct which influence the ontology of African Americans living in urban environments.
Jackie Slanley is an artist living in Brooklyn NY. In her work she reimagines and recontextualizes mythological objects and symbols to explore the relationship between fiction, social structures, history, and experience. Through sculptures, paintings, and installations, she makes speculative objects that speak to ritual, fetish, and power.
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Becci Davis is a Rhode Island-based visual artist who works across disciplines. She was born on a military installation in Georgia named after General Henry L. Benning of the Confederate States Army and finds inspiration in exploring natural and cultural landscapes, studying the past, documenting her family’s stories, and recording her experiences as a daughter, mother, American, and Southern born and raised, Black woman.
Becci earned her MFA from Lesley University College of Art and Design. In 2018, she was the recipient of the St. Botolph Club Foundation Emerging Artist Award in Visual Art, the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts Fellowship in New Genres, the Providence Public Library Creative Fellowship, and the RISD Museum Artist Fellowship. Her work has been exhibited at the Newport Art Museum, TILA Studios, Burlington City Arts Center, and the University of Maryland. Becci lives with her family in Wakefield, Rhode Island. She is a member of the WARP Collective, AS220, and the Dirt Palace Public Projects communities in Providence.
Photograph: Liam MacCormack
Yasmine Nasser Diaz
Yasmine Nasser Diaz is a multidisciplinary artist whose practice weaves between culture, class, gender, religion, and family. She uses mixed media collage, immersive installation, fiber etching, and video to juxtapose discordant cultural references and to explore the connections between personal experience and larger social and political structures. Born and raised in Chicago to parents who immigrated from the rural highlands of southern Yemen, Diaz is interested in complicated narratives of third-culture identity and their precarious invisibility/hyper-visibility.
Diaz is a recipient of the Harpo Visual Artists Grant and the California Community Foundation Visual Artist Fellowship and has works included in the collections of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, The University of California Los Angeles, and the Arab American National Museum. Her work has been featured in HyperAllergic, Artillery Magazine, and Kolaj Magazine. She lives and works in Los Angeles.
Phylicia Ghee is an interdisciplinary visual artist, photographer and curator. Ghee’s artwork documents transition, explores healing, ritual, ceremony & personal rites-of-passage. She is interested in the intersection between the physical and the spiritual. Taught by her Grandfather at an early age; Ghee works in photography, performance, video, fibers, mixed media, installation & painting. She earned her BFA in Photography with a Concentration in Curatorial Studies from MICA in 2010.
Ghee has exhibited her work at The Baltimore Museum of Art, Galerie Myrtis, The Egyptian Embassy, The Margulies Warehouse (Miami, FL), Studio Art Centers International (Italy), and The Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History & Culture. Most recently, Ghee exhibited and performed at Art on the Vine (Martha’s Vineyard), Young Collectors Contemporary (Memphis, TN), The Walters Art Museum as 2019 Janet & Walter Sondheim Artscape Prize Finalist, Fridman Gallery (NY,Virtual) and The African American Museum (Philadelphia, PA). Ghee was also named 2020 Baker Artist Award Finalist and 2020 Janet & Walter Sondheim Artscape Prize Finalist. She has also received recognition from Maryland’s First Lady Yumi Hogan & the Maryland Behavioral Health Administration for her art and activism in raising awareness on issues surrounding mental health, behavioral health and substance use disorder.