Class of 2021
Distance and proximity of previous events, memories and places, bind together, shedding light on each other. My time-based installation works use the present to reveal patterns of the past in order to create new meaning, decreasing intimacy and framing loss, to predict further movement of their displacement. My process involves appropriating my experiences, either adding extra content or cancelling out, and then re-animating to bring the emotional value back in. I bring together mundane objects, domestically used for absorbing and protecting, with visual simulations of my childhood home. I am distinguishing how the sculptural element gives the projected video physical form and depth, while simultaneously evoking loss-losing visual substance. I destroy the mediums further, to make a recipe for some instance of tactility. I am creating opportunity for ephemeral and dispersed occurrences for the viewers, by placing them in a condition of opening up a space where they can subconsciously let into the duration. The transfixing environment unfolds over time as hidden parts are discovered, and an imagined and alternative reality forms. I am questioning the potential of the recorded, re-represented and abstracted material to hold or maintain a sense of experience outside of the viewer’s knowledge-specifically, those related to loss.
I am originally from Sunnyside/Long Island City, Queens, and New York City continues to be my absolute most valuable inspiration. My interest in photography bloomed in High School when I would skip several classes to attend concerts every week and capture images of the forces on stage.
After graduating with my BFA in Photography & Imaging from NYU Tisch School of the Arts I ventured into the non-profit sector and dedicated much of my time to bringing art and other creative outlets to public schools through one of the largest after-school programs in the city.
I am back to re-cultivate my creative abilities and broaden my artistic point of view through other mediums and materials.
Maho is a multidisciplinary artist from Japan. She graduated from Tama Art Univeristy with her BFA in Media Art.
Alyssa Freitas is an interdisciplinary artist who utilizes video and photographic elements. Her construction of space explores the influx of digital culture into contemporary life. She has shown internationally, online and offline. Her work breaks conventional ideas of an art space, going as far as showing work in the massive multiplayer online game Minecraft. Freitas received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Sculpture at Maine College of Art.
While a student majoring in painting at the Faculty of Fine and Applied Arts, Chulalongkorn University, Greigarn had several occasions to explore and experiment with new arts techniques, including mixed media. At this time he began noticing his strong passion for contemporary art, closely focusing on the techniques such as installation and interactive art, which he views as one of the most interesting and creative methods to express conceptual ideas.
Greigarn spent five years setting up a concept that is continuously influenced by his self conscious illness. His artworks are mainly inspired by Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD). Because he wants his art to be understood by every culture around the world, he has decided that the best way to vividly translate his thoughts to his audiences is to use mixed media and a variety of techniques.
My practice function as a form of self mapping, taking the process of painting as self-love and, self-empowering, and is through the repetition and awareness of making that unfold my inner thoughts and allow myself to heal. I’m interested in the examination of emotions and how they manifest themselves visually. By exploring magical realism through the dualities and conflict of the human condition my work positions itself to experiment between intuitive processes and moments that evoke nostalgia, fantasy, and narrative.
Yizhe is a Hardcore-Painter-To-Be-Who-Also-Does-Installations. When she is not glued to her canvas working on new projects, she is most likely reading books and drafting out plans, trying to build Transformers to collapse human civilization - so everyone buys her art. Yizhe was born in Guangzhou, spent her teenage years in Singapore and received her BA at the University of Michigan (GO BLUE!). She is allergic to mango.
Ji Min Hwang received her BFA in illustration from Pratt Institute in 2018. Her work has been recognized by The Society of Illustrators. She was also part of a group show at New York's Onishi Gallery and Yui Gallery in 2018.
She contends that a true artist can find a way to take an image that everyone experiences in common and communicate it in a powerful way. She says “Self-recognition is crucial for everyone to realize that we all have the same inner life.” Through her work, she wants to capture the moment where her life views and personal experiences click together. She believes that everyone has gone through these specific moments at some point. As an artist she wants people to associate their own memories by looking at her paintings as they appreciate things around them and look for silver linings.
Yirui Jia received her BFA double majored in Studio Arts and Management from Gettysburg College. Her sculpture and installation works often feature organic sensuous shapes and are inspired by daily found objects.
Doi Kim had a BFA in Fine Arts from Korea National University of Arts at Seoul, South Korea. She focuses on printmaking and drawing but also seeking new forms of expression as well. She explores materialistic imagination and existential questions through visualizing imaginary creatures.
Ailyn Lee received her BFA in Illustration from the School of Visual Arts. She expresses her thoughts using a variety of methods; painting, sculpture, video and performance. Ailyn's s work is based on her emotional experience.
Artist and social scientist. Since 2008, I have been presenting my artworks in individual and collective exhibitions, special projects, and artist residency programs in Brazil, the United States, and Europe. I am co-founder and director of “Coletivo 2e1”, artist-run space and online network originally based in São Paulo, Brazil; winner of Funarte Award in Recife, Brazil. I have been working, since 2000, as an educator in social theories and visual arts. In the United States, I recently founded the “Uncool Artist” – a news channel, network, community, and art school – which is thought from a Brazilian perspective.
P. S. O. N. Y.
"Do one thing in life, and do it well."
My work positions fandom, mediascape and celebrity culture in a solemn religious context to invite your re-examination of the act of faith and its relation to our mortality.
Boyang Yu is an interdisciplinary artist from Beijing, China. Growing up in Beijing, he developed a fascination with nature, which is the inspiration behind many of his works. He focuses on the relationship between the natural landscape, social landscape, and political landscape. By exploring different mediums such as natural elements, from leaves to home grown plants and human-made materials, e.g., plexiglass, metals, concrete, and so forth.