Narsiso Martinez

Narsiso Martinez needed a job so he went back to what he knew – picking fruit and vegetables in agricultural fields. He had worked in the fields as a youngster growing up in Oaxaca, Mexico and found solace among the colors of the apples, the richness of the hues in the crops. Although it was back-breaking work, Martinez relished the natural beauty that surrounded him during the summers.

Debbie Carlson

Debbie Carlson is a mixed media installation artist, who lives and works in Orange County. She is a first-generation Taiwanese immigrant, who has been living in the United States since 1988. Carlson received her MFA from California State University Long Beach in 2014, and is currently an adjunct studio art professor at Pasadena City College.

Andre Woodward

Andre Woodward is a Southern California artist whose work examines the very complicated relationship we have with nature. He received an MFA from California State University Long Beach a BA form The University of California at Irvine. His work has been exhibited internationally.

Terry Braunstein

Terry Braunstein’s work takes the form of photography, artist-made books, installation, video, sculpture and public art. A survey of her work was at the Long Beach Museum in 2015/16, and has been shown in museums and galleries nationally and internationally. It is included in numerous public and private collections, including the Getty Center, National Museum of American Art, Library of Congress, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and Bibliothèque Nationale in Paris.

Christine Nguyen

Christine Nguyen currently resides in Long Beach, California. She received her B.F.A from California State University, Long Beach and M.F.A from University of California, Irvine. Solo exhibitions of her work have been featured at the Hammer Museum (Project), Michael Kohn Gallery, Andrewshire Gallery in Los Angeles, Pataphysical Society, Portland, OR, Crisp-Ellert Art Museum, St. Augustine, FL, 10 Chancery Lane Gallery, Hong Kong and Galerie Quynh, Vietnam .

Matthew Dumpit

Matthew Dumpit graduated from California State University Long Beach in 2015 with a BFA in Metals and Jewelry. Matthew is well versed in a range of fine art metallurgy, as well as light-based installation and interactive works. He is inspired by motion, and seeks to integrate movement and interaction in his works as a means of evoking or triggering emotion. Conceptually, Matthew views both metal and our emotions as malleable, and under constant evolution.

Neil Mathis

Neil Mathis was raised in the Bay Area before relocating to Southern California. He received a BA in Political Science in 2008, and an MFA in Sculpture in 2011. Neil practices a variety of art forms, including carpentry, furniture design, illustration, printmaking, and the fermentation of food and drink. He has always needed to create artistic gibberish and fun nonsense to stay sane in this meat grinder world.

Mimi Haddon

Mimi Haddon uses fiber sculpture as a tool to express the theme of invasion. She prefers to show her work outside of the gallery walls and in public or unexpected locations and enjoys the freedom of responding to spaces not normally reserved for artistically charged notions. Through her use of color, light and awkward body references, she infuses a sense of humor into her creature-like sculptures. She attributes her fascination with combining humor and post-apocalyptic themes to the many thousands of hours watching I Love Lucy and Twilight Zone reruns as a child.

Christine Hudson

Christine Hudson covers an area of the floor with over one hundred thousand handmade porcelain teeth, intended to be traversed by foot. By crossing this sea of ceramic works and reading the artist statement, the work offers understandings relative to personal grief and discomfort. 

Christine Hudson is part of Michael Nannery’s Mind Games – Group Exhibition.


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