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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).
Hyon is a painter who received her doctorate from the Kyoto City University of Arts. She is best known for her use of traditional Korean shamanistic imagery in her large-scale paintings. Before she earned her masters and doctorate, Hyon Gyon earned her BFA from Mokwon University in Daejeon, South Korea. In 2019, she had a critically acclaimed exhibition in London at the Parasol foundation for contemporary art.
Alteronce Gumby, an abstract painter, graduated from the prestigious, Yale University with an MFA in Painting & Printmaking. After a residency in Paris, France, and his first solo exhibition at the Fondation des Etats-Unis, he relocated in New York City. Recently, his work was seen in a one-man show at the Long Gallery in Harlem
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.
Pat Phillips was selected for the Whitney Biennale 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.
DiMoDA - Alfredo Salazar-Caro and William Robertson
DiMoDA (Digital Museum of Digital Art) is a pioneering virtual institution, dedicated to commissioning, preserving and exhibiting cutting edge VR artworks. Conceived in 2013 by Alfredo Salazar-Caro and William Robertson, DiMoDA has released three exhibitions, featuring 15 unique, artist-designed, VR experiences. In 2015 DiMoDA 1.0 launched with Transfer Gallery in New York, and has traveled the world since. Thousands of virtual exhibitions have been downloaded worldwide, and IRL Exhibitions have taken place in cities like New York, Miami, Chicago, Berlin, Dusseldorf, Dubai, and Bangkok among others.