Rob Brown is a visual and sound artist who lives in Santa Ana, California. He was born in 1981 in Joplin, Missouri and grew up in Reno, Nevada. His practice includes drawing, printmaking, painting and sound installation. His current work deals with ideas of systems, structure, logic and perception. He employs processed and synthesized sound/video alongside prints and drawings. These works are often realized through a set of self-defined parameters which come from personal research and interests.
Annette Heully, a nationally exhibited artist, earned her MFA from California State University Long Beach with an emphasis in Fiber. She received her BA from San Francisco State University with an emphasis in Textiles. She currently lives and works in the Los Angeles area.
Daughter of an immigrant mother, Conchi Sanford’s work reflects her own cultural diversity and calls into question social constructs that pertain to identity. Her interest is not so much in the experience, but in the psychological impact that the experience has on the individual and how that manifests itself in the individual’s psyche. While Conchi’s concentration is on sculpture, she creates pieces in a variety of mediums, which allows for much freedom. Conchi holds a Master in Fine Arts from Claremont Graduate University conferred in December of 2011.
Ting Zhang is originally from Beijing, China, now living in Los Angeles. She is a video designer graduated from CalArts School of Theater Video for Performance in 2016. From 2009 to 2012, she was working in the film industry as a visual effects artist, now she is particularly interested in inventing new forms of digital arts for performance and interactive installation, her work always immerse the audience into unique and uncanny experiences.
Gretchen Potts is a Los Angeles based multi-media artist focusing on interactive installations and performance art. Her work revolves around the themes of memory and personal experiences. Educated at California State Fullerton and Northridge, she had the pleasure of working with artists like Naoh Purifoy, Kim Abeles, and Jim Jinkins. She relished in the knowledge of each artist and heeded their advice to stay true to her vision and skills.
Rosalie M. López is an LA based artist whose artwork involves reforming cultural iconography using photographs gathered from her family and community. Her content often highlights influential figures or places to recognize the strength and influence of Los Angeles communities while also speaking about cultural and social expressions. She primarily uses printmaking, papel-picado, installation, and the altar/offering to relay experiences of survival, loss, and hope.
Olga Lah is a site-specific installation artist based in Long Beach. She constructs monumental works using the accumulation and repetition of materials. Her work points to ideas on memory, time and transcendence.
Aqueous is an immersive installation made from hundreds of yards of mylar. The work invites viewers to descend into a sensory space and to rise from the experience with a renewed perspective and awareness.
DREAM WALKER is an interdisciplinary creative artist group that creates new artistic experiences by bringing together emerging professionals from various nationalities and fields of practice. We believe the performing arts can create an extraordinary connection between artist and audience capable of making the world a better place. We dream a world where people, art, and technology are truly harmonized.
Karena Massengill is an artist working with steel in innovative and unique ways creating personal statements while addressing universal experiences. Her artworks are abstract but still accessible through their visual interpretations.
The installation Ambient Sounds references work Massengill did after first hearing John Cage speak when in art school in Philadelphia at Tyler School of Fine Art, Temple University. His randomness of sounds, used to create music first inspired her Visual Sounds art installations in 1980-81.
Timber/Timbre is the collaborative effort between Long Beach resident artists Katie Stubblefield, Jennifer Gunlock and Hilary Norcliffe. Having known one another and admired each other’s work since their time in CSULB’s graduate Drawing & Painting program in the early 2000’s, this project created an opportunity for the three to combine their unique approaches to art-making and interests into a single thematic installation. Each artist brings an inherent curiosity and whimsy to her work, and explores ways to convey her subject using non-traditional methods and materials.
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