Pat Phillips was selected for the Whitney Biennial in 2019. He was born in Lakenheath, England in 1987. Relocating to Louisiana as a young child, he spent his early teenage years painting and photographing boxcars in a small town. Among the thousands of surfaces he’s scrawled on, he has been featured in Transition Magazine, as well as spoken about his work at Xavier University. Some of his solo exhibitions include: “Memphis Retrospective” at Nothwesthern State University (Natchitoches, LA), “Uncle Tom’s Watermelon Rebellion of 89” at the Acadiana Center for the Arts (Lafayette, LA), and “Roots” at Antenna gallery (New Orleans, LA). While Phillips has maintained an underground presence within the graffiti subculture for over 10 years, he enjoys the being able to open up a new dialog through his studio work. His first New York solo show was at the Catinca Tabacaru Gallery.
Paul Pagk is an abstract painter dedicated to exploring the limits of traditional notions concerning grace, proportion and compositional balance. He studied at the École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts in Paris (France), and had his first solo-show at the renowned galerie Jean Fournier in 1987. In 1990, he was included in the exhibition “Three Painters” curated by Tim Nye in Soho, NYC, and in the following years (1991, 1993) had two solo-shows at Thread Waxing Space in NYC. Since then, his work is regularly exhibited in United States and Europe, including in France (Galerie Eric Dupont, Paris). Awards include: Prix Fénéon (1987), Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant (1998), Sheldon Bergh Prize (2000), Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Foundation Grant (2012), Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant (2012), Joan Mitchell Foundation Painters & Sculptors Grant (2014), and NYFCA/NYFA fellowship in Painting 2018 (New York Foundation for the Art Fellowship).
Rosalind Tallmadge lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. She has shown in Cincinnati, Detroit, Miami, Seattle, and New York. She received her MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art in 2015, attended residencies at Yale Norfolk and OxBow, and received her BFA in Painting and BA in Art History from Indiana University.
Bui was named one of the "100 Most Influential People in Brooklyn Culture" by Brooklyn Magazine in 2014. He is an artist, writer, independent curator, and Co-Founder and Artistic Director of The Brooklyn Rail, a free monthly arts, culture, and politics journal.
A multidisciplinary artist, Vieno James uses a range of process-based abstractions, abstract figurations, and assemblages of material to examine and draw reference to the world of globalization, spectacle, commoditization, and communication. Drawing on his personal travels, James creates artifacts from the places his travels, such as the bedding he slept in. He inhabits his cultural experience creating a three-dimensional diary, and thereby refuting the origins of Euro-Centric abstraction, extending and re-ordering abstraction’s origins and traditions to embrace a global.