Elizabeth Frank

"My carving style is inspired by iconic images found in folk, tribal and primitive art. The themes I choose are personal yet universal. My love for the natural world and my concern for the environment translate into works about the complex relationship between humans and nature in this modern age."

Migration #3 - Carved fallen aspen, bronze, acrylic paint, metal leaf, wax, 18.5 x 18 x 8 in.

Arizona-based, American artist Elizabeth Frank feels a communion with trees. It began with a childhood spent exploring the outdoors. At age nine her family moved for several years to Olympia, Washington. There the rainforests near her home became her sanctuary. Now living in the Sonoran Desert she still visits the forests of Nothern Arizona or New Mexico at least once a year to gather aspen for her carvings. She thinks of each visit as a pilgrimage.

After receiving a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Arizona State University Frank spent several years working in the film industry. On her jobs buying for and decorating sets she enjoyed transforming spaces to create believable locations. The quest to find the perfect objects to help propel a narrative ignited her love of found things. Now she incorporates this same quest into her artwork.

A native of the desert southwest Frank spent most of her childhood just sixty miles from the US/Mexico border. Her father, a social worker, worked part-time in a border community. Her family often visited Mexico. As a young adult, she explored the country more thoroughly. Through those travels, she found great artistic inspiration. One such trip led to studies in language and sculpture in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. Journeys near and far continue to inspire her.

Her artwork can be seen in galleries and fairs throughout the United States. It’s been featured in television, film, and books. Elizabeth Frank is honored to have her pieces included in collections around the US and abroad.

Cloud Woman- Carved fallen aspen, reclaimed wood, antique tin, amate bark paper, mica, acrylic, metal leaf, wax, 31 x 8 x 10 in.
Book of Spirits - Carved fallen aspen, reclaimed wood, antique tintype photographs, tin, mica, acrylic paint, wax, 48 x 12.75 x 6.5 in.
Wildflower Woman - Carved fallen aspen, reclaimed wood, tin, acrylic paint, wax, 26x 9 x 5 in.
Migration - Carved fallen aspen, antique tin, found objects, mica, acrylic paint, wax, 84 x 16 x 16 in.

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Lynn Creighton

Reclaiming The Sacred Source by Lynn Creighton

“I create the female form from a sacred source of inspiration and commitment. This work has evolved from my deep inner conviction that female energy, fully aware of itself, will contribute essential wisdom to critical issues facing the planet.”

Reclaiming the Sacred Source: Gaia - Bronze 13 x 10 x 8 in.

“Since earning a Master's Degree, I have for forty years created and exhibited bronze figures expressing the idea that women must reclaim their right and ability to celebrate themselves and life. These figures have been seen across the United States, several times in France, in Luxemburg, in South Africa, and in Japan. I have completed a book on the subject:  Paradise Lost: The Mystery and Power of Women's Sexuality.

Currently, I am working on a series called "Love, What's it to Ya" about the positive and negative ways we approach love. My work is informed by a deep involvement in Native American transformational ceremonies which I have participated in and led for over 30 years. I have produced many events celebrating feminine energy and been interviewed for television.”

Lynn Creighton was born in Los Angeles, California and lives in Ventura. She holds a BS in Elementary Education from UCLA and Temple University, BA in Art from California State University Northridge and MA in Ceramic Sculpture from California State University Northridge.

Love, Wat's It to Ya: Deceit at the Core of the Shared Dream - Bronze 18 x 10 x 10 in.
Reclaiming the Sacred Source: Orchid - Bronze 13 x 6 x 6 in.
Reclaiming the Sarced Source: Morning Glory - Bronze 22 x 12 x 12 in.
Reclaiming the Sacred Source: Angelina - Bronze 15 x 15 x 15 in.

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Elisabetta Visentini Figurative Artist

“I am a creator of material dreams. Nature is my main inspiring muse.  I use polymer clay, I love it.”

"The beautiful material is the same for everyone. Creating beauty with a modest material is instead of a few.  The beautiful material, then, does not exist. The right material exists. " - Giò Pont

My Eggs - Polymer clay 6 cm each

Italian figurative artist, Elisabetta Visentini lives in Milan and holds a Bachelor's Degree  and a Specialiazed Degree in Product Design from Politecnico of Milano.

"I consider myself a creative hybrid, emerged from the needs of this particular period of our history, a forge of self-production and self-invention initiatives. In fact, I was born as a Product Designer, with a Master's Degree in Product Design at the Polytechnic of Milan, and then discovered an incredible passion for everything that is manual, lasting as a furnishing item or a jewel, but also ephemeral as an advertising scene.

I came into contact with the most diverse product categories, from dog furniture to lighting, from giant mock-ups to microscopic miniatures, from classic furniture to clothing label graphics.

I taught graphics ... and now I teach material modeling with different fine art products ... material innovation and experimentation are a constant part of my artistic life. In short, I could define myself as an artist, characters' designer, modeler of material dreams, designer outside the box ... genetically creative. I love making different types of projects, very often fantasy, going from sweet creatures like fairies or mermaids to terrible orcs. Animals, pieces of art or nice characters.  I like to change subject and type, I like challenges.

I'm looking for a realistic style, creating unique pieces, cured in the smallest detail.  Each piece is unique, in an OOAK, One of a Kind and born from my great passion. I'm married to Davide and I have two wonderful babies, Leonardo 5 years and Alessandro 3 years. They are a great, amazing and incredible inspiration for my work."

Man on the Moon - Polymer clay 25 cm
Porcino - Polymer clay 8 cm
Amanita - Polymer clay 10 cm
One Sad Egg - Polymer clay 9 cm

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Linda Lasson

"I work with embroidery on lining paper. My motifs are inspired by nature surrounding me."

Tjielke
Litet Bo Jag Sätta Vill V
Litet Bo Jag Sätta Vill IV
Litet Bo Jag Sätta Vill I,II,II
Saajve

Upcoming exhibitions
2018 Borlänge Art association, Sweden
2018 Söderhamns Art association, Sweden
2018 Piteå Art Association, Sweden
2018 Lecture/workshop at Bilda, Luleå
2018 Sundsvall´s Art Museum "Boundless" (Gränslöst), Sweden
2018 Group exhibition, Gotland, Sweden
2018 Group exhibition, Gallery Hamnmagasinet, Sweden
2018 Krapperups Arthal, Sweden
2018 Konsthantverkarna Karlstad, Sweden
2019 Sintra, Gothenburg, Sweden
2019 Konsthantverkarna Örebro, Sweden
2020 Kalix Art Association, Sweden

Select solo exhibitions
2017 Gallery Amsterdam Whitney, New York, USA
2017 Virserums Arthal, Sweden
2017 Edsviks Arthal, Sweden
2017 Swedish Ambassy Washington DC "Black embroidery. Images from Nothern Sweden"
2017 Bodens Konstgille, Sweden
2017 Väsby Arthal, Sweden
2016 Klas Engman museum, Nordmaling Sweden
2016 European festival of the night, Korpilombolo, Sweden
2016 - 2017 Textile Archive, Sollefteå
2016 Härnösands Art association
2016 Kumla Arthal
2016 Vara Art association
2016 Kramfors Arthal
2015 Gallery Grodan, Härnösand
2015 Överby gård
2015 "Black thread" (Svart tråd) Rydals museum
2014 Tallbo Art association
2012 316 Kubik, Hudiksvall
2011 Härnösands Arthal
2007 Luleå Arthal
2007 Överby Gård
2007 Gallery 8, Sundsvall
2006 Textile archive, Sollefteå

Selected group exhibitions
2017 Sundsvall Art association Christmas Exhibition
2017 Gallery Art Nou Mil-lenni, Barcelona, Spain
2017 Group/travelling exhibition organized by Sundsvalls art Association.
Shown in Sundsvall, Matfors, Ånge, Kramfors, Härnösand and Örnsköldsvik
2017 "Among flowers and stitches" (Bland bommor och stygn) Viresrums Arthal, Sweden
2017 "Settimane Italiane" Gallery Q, Köping, Sweden
2016 "Oxygen- fragmented cities+identities", Bogota Colombia. Organized by It´s LIQUID Group
2016 La Galleria Pall Mall, London. Organized by Interartex
2016 Sundvall´s Art association, Sweden
2016 "Future landscapes", Ven


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Eva Cocco

"I am a self-taught sculptor and by far my favorite narrative tool is porcelain. Besides other things, I am a sci-fi geek and through my pieces, I talk about meandering cities and tortuous architectures, about heritage and ancestral stories, entropy and chaos, life and death in this and other planets."

N.025 - Stoneware 16 x 14 in.

Ceramic artist, Eva Cocco was born on the beautiful island of Sardinia, Italy where she grew up surrounded by nature and wild things. She earned her Bachelor's Degree in Architecture Roma TRE University, a Master’s of Urban Design at Roma TRE University Italy (2007) and Master’s in Landscape Design at The City College of New York (2011). She lives and works in New York City.

“I strongly feel the nature of my island is in me and the sea I grew up with is always, sometimes even unconsciously, represented in my pieces. My passion for ceramic came early on, when I moved to Sag Harbor where I lived several years, I discovered this life-changing material and practice and it grew in me fast and exponentially. Now I am a self-taught sculptor and by far my favorite narrative tool is porcelain.”

N.027 - Aegean white porcelain 13 x 10 in.
 N.000_C - White porcelain 12 x 4 in.
N.004 - White porcelain 19 x 12 in.
N.015 - White porcelain 19 x 13 in.

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Jiri Maska

“I set a mirror to reflect our society.”

Odysseus - Mixed media on canvas 120 x 120 in.

Jiří Máška was born in 1951 in Ražice, a small town in South Bohemia, Czech Republic and has been an artist since early childhood. His grandfather noticed Jiří’s talent and arranged for him to meet a friend of his, painter Říhánek. Říhánek taught Jiří the fundamentals of composition and color, artistic sensibility, and the perception of art as a whole. Jiří’s mother supported her son’s work, buying him the best paints, brushes, and other art supplies. Říhánek stayed with his student until Jiří was 10. At that time, Jiří began to take painting classes with another painter, Jiří Rejžek, in the town of Strakonice. Rejžek taught Jiří until he was 16, and then he supported Jiří’s application to the Arts school in Prague.

At art school, Máška studied under Professor Janoch. After graduation in Prague, Máška returned to South Bohemia where he worked as Head of Promotion at the Park of Culture and Relaxation in České Budějovice.

Máška and several of his friends who were painters and sculptors created an art group. They displayed art that was unacceptable to the Communist regime—the ruling government of the time. The Communist authorities closed down the group’s exhibition in 1983, which was followed by police harassment. This meant denying Máška the chance for publicity because he could not display his art, and this also hampered his artistic development. In order to live, Máška needed to paint and express himself freely, so he left the country and immigrated to the United States. There he studied painting with Professor Hanson at Everett College in Washington.

Upon finishing his studies with Professor Hansen, Máška displayed his paintings in the Jackson Street Gallery in Seattle, Washington. The reaction to the exhibition was unambiguous, both by the public and critics—right away, Máška was offered to exhibit in New York. After his exhibition in New York at Ariel Gallery, a prestigious New York art magazine, Manhattan Arts, ran a full page.

Virgin - Carved Solnohoffen limestone; colored Base is from Italian marble 42 x 21 x 12 in.
Prometheus - Carved Solnohoffen limestone; colored Base is from Italian marble 44 x 22 x 12 in.
Dianna - Carved Solnohoffen limestone; colored Base is from Italian marble 43 x 23 x 16 in.
Dead Souls, Gogol - Mixed media on canvas 54 x 48 in.

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Marco Guglielmi Reimmortal

"I am a visual artist and performer, videomaker and sound designer with 30 years experience on the avant-garde scene. My works are marked by the confluence of all media and a strong experimental attitude."

DeComPUSter (ComPUSter n.01) 2017 - Mixed media, taxidermy and video (detail)

Italian contemporary multi-media artist, Marco Guglielmi Reimmortal was born in 1967 in Rome where he lives and works today.

Death Calculator (ComPUSter n.03) 2017 - Mixed media, taxidermy and video
Foresta Dimmi - Installation - Finissage 57 Venice Biennale - Chiesa della Misericordia, Venice 2017 (detail)
BankRupt (ComPUSter n.05) 2017 - Mixed media, taxidermy and video
SonicMandala - Installation - Chiesa Santa Rita, Rome 2017

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Leila Bokel

“My current research started with the necessity of dealing with new materials. This search resulted in extensive work with fabrics, different types of threads, leathers, textures, and colors. As a result, the finished operas have pointed to questions that cross the feminine world and their tensions.”

Untitled, 2016 - Mixed media App. 150 x 35 x 25 cm Photographed by Marco Rodrigues and Eduardo Costa

Mixed media Brazilian artist, Leila Bokel lives and works in Rio de Janeiro. She began her career as a painter until a point in her research when she began exploring and experimenting with other forms of expressions, leading to her current practice which deals with a variety of material. Bokel held her first exhibition in 2006 in Rio de Janeiro and has since been actively showing work around Brazil, in Dubai, United Arab Emirates and Dortmund, Germany. She holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Santa Ursula University and took fine art courses at Visual Arts School of Parque Lage, Rio de Janeiro.

Untitled, 2015 - Mixed media App. 75 x 18 x 15 cm Photographed by Marco Rodrigues and Eduardo Costa
Untitled, 2015 - Mixed media App. 110 x 40 x 25 cm
Untitled, 2016 - Mixed media App. 150 x 35 x 25 cm Photographed by Marco Rodrigues and Eduardo Costa
Untitled, 2016 - Mixed media App. 100 x 30 x 20 cm, Photographed by Marco Rodrigues and Eduardo Costa

Bokel’s fabric works follow closely a feminist tradition of artists like Eva Hesse or Sheila Hicks. Using cloth, a material stereotypically associated with women and household activities, the artist creates sculptures which not only curve our association to fabric as unimportant or inexpensive but as a metaphor the works allude to a discourse on the role of the female artist and the broader position of women in modern society.


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Daniela Ament

“The lines - the colors – the shapes are symbols of sensations, thoughts, senses, and feelings all these are present here - as parts of me - as parts of a riddle this is my way of conversing with myself and with the world around me. This is my way of trying to participate in the experiences.”

Fertility - Bronze, Edition of 9, 30 x 38 cm

Self-taught Isreali sculptor, Daniela Ament was born in 1945 to an art-loving family and grew up in Kibbutz Sarid. Always expressing creativity in various forms, Daniela began exhibiting in 1995 and has managed to develop her own vocabulary, a unique sculptural language which delivers her feelings and thoughts.

"The subjects of her works derive from her life experience. Driven by reflection and sensation, she chooses subjects she can easily identify with, such as women, children, and more abstract forms, which serve as vehicles for the expression of sensations and ideas."

Couple - Bronze Edition of 9, 41 x 30 cm
Desert Dweller - Bronze, Edition of 12, 30 x 23 cm
Stress - Ceramics H: 35 cm
Embrace - Bronze, Edition of 12, 26 x 20 cm

Ament’s work has been shown in 50 solo and group shows in Israel, in France (including at the Louvre Museum in Paris), in Canada, Italy and the USA. In 2009 Daniela spent a month at the Artcroft residency program in Kentucky, USA. With sculptures in permanent collections and the public domain including at Shiba Hospital, Tel Aviv and at Kibbutz Yahel. She has been featured in books Le Livre Des Artistes Israeliens by La Gazette Des Arts, Paris and  Contemporary Artists Of Today 2008-2009, Bibliotheca De Artistes De Las Comounidades Europeas, Creativ Artists: 100 Years To Tel-Aviv - Jaffa, the Berliner 17 by Art Management Berlin and Inspiration International Art Book 2017. The artist has received international recognition including the Michelangelo Prize 2016, Rome, Italy, and Prize Artists at the Castle 2016, Nerola, Italy. Today she lives and works in Kiryat-Tivon, Israel.


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Alexander Saner

“The greatest complexity is the greatest simplicity.”

Tension 5 - Steel 35 x 51 x 37 cm

Swiss self-taught artist, Alexander Saner was born in 1953 and in the early years of his career was active as a cartoonist for newspapers. Since 1993, Saner has produced three-dimensional art including sculptures, objects and photography.

The following statements of creative personalities have influenced his artistic work:

"Art is the Elimination everything superflous."

"The greatest complexity is the greatest simplicity."

"Clarity through simplicity."

"If nothing can be taken away, the work is completed."

Alexander Saner has received notable awards including the 2015 Sandro Botticelli Prize, the Roma Imperiale Award, Marco Polo International Prize, the Il David di Gian Lorenzo Bernini International Award in Lecce, the 2015 Michelangelo International Prize in Rome, the MAMAG Modern Art Prize, Austria, Premio International Prize Tiepolo in 2017 and was voted Artist of the Month (March 2017) by Artavita, USA.

Static 3 - Steel 26 x 57 x 52 cm
Cut 11 - Steel 16 x 30 x 58 cm
Tension 7 - Steel 36 x 70 x 60 cm
Cut 66 - Steel 90 x 80 x 33 cm

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