Artists

 
Alexis Kandra

 

lives and works in New York City. Born in Pittsburgh PA, she grew up with a passion for making art and the natural world. As a child, she took art classes at the Carnegie Museum of Art and Natural History, which fostered her love of dioramas, biodiversity, and searching for our place in the universe. She received her BFA in painting from Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia. Alexis’ paintings took on a new dimension as she began combining surreal animal arrangements with a layer of abstract grids. The animals exist inside spheres of life. They intersect and move like the atoms of a molecule or the orbits of planets. The colors of the plants and animals invert as they reach out of their spheres, which emphasizes that they are reaching into a new and possibly unknown space. In these paintings, the underlying structure of the universe may not be as it first seems on the surface.

 

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Patrik Antczak

 

​is an illustrator, a graphic designer and a creative freelancer who lives and works in Prague. His heart beats for paper, but he works with digital technologies as well. His work is characterized by humor and playfulness. In the "Left and Right" book, Patrik literally draws with scissors and arranges the cuts into paper sculptures. Individual cut elements support each other as they do in architecture. One simple bend or join is able to carry the weight of the whole object.

 

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Sarah Bianco

 

Born and raised in the midwest, Sarah moved to California and graduated from UCSC, obtaining a BFA with an emphasis in drawing and painting. She lives and works at the Tannery Arts Center in Santa Cruz, CA. Her paintings have evolved over time from purely abstract, dreamlike landscapes to incorporating the figure in motion within these scenes. She is attempting to create a dialogue between the internal and external worlds with color, form and movement. Subjects in her earlier “Jump” series have been children jumping, representing the fearlessness of youth, honoring play, mystery, freedom, and taking chances.

 

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Amina Akhmadeeva

 

Amina is a New York City based illustrator and currently attends the School of Visual Arts. She is set to graduate in 2020. With ner passion for art, she aims to bring life to characters and narratives. She is a proud owner of a cat and many plants. 

 

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Karolina Kubik

 

Daughter of Bogumiła, sister of Katarzyna, granddaughter of Irena and Czesława. Kubik is a visual performance poet who makes use of repetition, laughter and pro-peace activism, which supplies models for new behaviors. Above all, she believes that abstract is revolutionary and that we must nurture the abstract rather than make a liberation theology of reason. Karolina is a graduate and Ph.D. candidate in the Academy of Fine Arts, University of Fine Arts in Poznan, Poland and the recipient of the Fulbright U.S. Student Grant. She graduated from Pratt Institute (New York City) with a Master of Fine Arts in Performance and Performance Studies. Karolina Kubik is also the recipient of the three-year-long scholarship for young researchers awarded by the Polish Ministry of Science.

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