Artists - Group Exhibition
Allyson Vieira (b.1979) is originally from the south coast region of Massachusetts; she now lives and works in New York. Vieira studied art at Cooper Union, receiving her BFA in 2001 and her MFA from Bard College in 2009. Vieira’s work has been shown in many group and solo exhibitions at galleries around the world, including at the Queens Museum of Art in New York, Philbrook Museum of Art in Tulsa, Swiss Institute in New York, and Kunsthalle Basel, Switzerland.
BRITTNI ANN HARVEY
Brittni Ann Harvey (b. 1992) is an artist and poet based in Fall River, MA. Working between disciplines, Harvey’s recent work includes the textile, embroidery, painting and sculpture. Recent group exhibitions include showcases at Motel (Brooklyn, NY), Kristen Lorello Gallery (New York, NY), and 891 N. Main (Providence, RI). Her work was exhibited during NADA FAIR (June 2020) and she has an upcoming exhibition at Nir Altman Gallery (Munich) in 2021.
#brittniannharvey @brittniannharvey / www.brittniannharvey.com
Faith Wilding (b.1943) is a Paraguayan American multidisciplinary artist currently living and working out of Providence, RI. Her practice includes but is not limited to: watercolor, performance art, writing, crocheting, knitting, weaving, and digital art. She is also an author, educator, and activist widely known for her contribution to the progressive development of feminist art. She has received several grants and awards in art, including a 2009 Guggenheim Fellowship.
Flannery Silva (b. 1991) is from Stone Ridge, NY, currently living and working in Tiverton, RI. Burrowing deep into commercial and intimate fantasies, Silva creates narratives concerned with childhood Holly-Hobbie energies, a rehearsed language of symbols, and the ways in which damage can translate to gestalt. Recent exhibitions include Poster Tube Dolls, The Gallery @ (Los Angeles, CA), Tear Drop Trainer, Kimberly Klark (Queens, NY) and Sugaring Off, Karma International (Zurich,CH).
#flannerysilva @whisperpinky / www.romantica1fem.info
Gregory Kalliche (b.1984) is from Tallahassee, FL and now lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. Kalliche received his BFA from Florida State University in 2006, an MFA from the Rhode Island School of Design in 2010, and completed the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in 2015. His work has been shown in many exhibitions around the world and he is also involved with multiple endeavors including the nomadic curatorial project, Pretty Days.
#gregorykalliche @lifelikegregory / www.gregorykalliche.com
JEFFREY ALAN SCUDDER
Jeffrey Alan Scudder (b.1989) is from Assonet, MA. He travels and spends his time performing, programming and making pictures. Since 2016 he has given over 65 lecture performances on Radical Digital Painting and related topics in the US and in Europe, often with collaborators Goodiepal & Pals, Julia Yerger, Artur Erman, and Casey REAS. Jeffrey received an MFA in Sculpture from Yale University School of Art in 2013.
#jeffreyalanscudder / www.jas.life
Michael Assiff (b.1983) is from St. Petersburg, FL and now lives and works in Queens, NY. He received a BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design in 2008. Assiff has shown his work internationally exploring themes of ecology and regeneration. Select recent exhibitions include This Sacred Vessel, Arsenal Contemporary (NY) and Harvest the crust from your eyes, / (slash) (San Francisco, CA).
#michaelassif / www.michaelassiff.info
Shuriya Davis (b. 1996) is writer and studio artist from Houston, TX. Her work explores the politics of the body as subject through research, writing, audio, and visual mediums. She has received her BPA in Painting from The Rhode Island School Design and is currently completing her MFA in Studio Art at Mills College in Oakland, CA. Shuriya recently resided in Providence, RI where they completed the project Butterfly Hymnals for the RISD Museum archives.
#shuriya davids @shuriyadavis
SUSAN MOHL POWERS
Susan Mohl Powers (b.1944) currently lives and works in Massachusetts. Powers received her bachelor's degree from Mount Holyoke College and an MFA from UMASS Dartmouth. She sculpts in polygon and planar metal as well as sewn fabric, blending art and science to design sculptures and fabric-on-canvas paintings. Her work has been exhibited in many exhibitions, with public installations in buildings such as the Fall River Government Center and the Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, DC.
Zach Martin (b. 1987) lives and works in Providence, RI. He received his BFA from Savannah College of Art and Design where he studied painting. Martin creates furniture-esque sculptures that are both humorous and eerily human, evoking surrealist figures crossed with caricatures of chairs, tables and lamps. Martin’s practice articulates the liminal areas—the space between states of existence, art and commodity, object and user, and between familiarity and abstraction.
PRETTY DAYS PROJECT
John Roebas (b.1985) lives and works in New York. Roebas describes his work as “somewhere between painting, photography and sculpture,” with this explanation describing his approach to his practice, maintaining no limits to his medium and exercising his freedom. Selected exhibitions include Lyles & King, New York (solo); Levy Delval, Brussels & Los Angeles (solo); and 15 Orient Ave. (curated by Veit Laurent Kurz and Ben Schumacher), New York. He is also one half of the artist duo Cytter/Roebas.
Chase Ceglie is a twenty-four-year-old musician and saxophonist from Newport, RI. Developing his musical ability at a young age, Chase became involved in the local music community. In high school he was selected in the Rhode Island All-State ensembles, performing at the Newport Jazz Festival. Chase is a 2017 graduate of Berklee College of Music in Boston where he received a B.M. in Professional Music with a focus in Composition and Saxophone Performance. Chase is currently living in Rhode Island where he is an Adjunct Faculty member of Salve Regina University and the Music Director of the Firehouse Theater. Since 2016, Chase has been building a following by performing, recording, and producing his own original music.
#chaseceglie @chaseceglie / www.chaseceglie.com
Fado Bicha is an artivist project, created in 2017 by Lila Fadista and João Caçador. They draw inspiration from the early XIX century's underground settings when fado was sung in brothels and cheap taverns and was the free expression of the morally and economically outcast. Using fado as a versatile tool, Fado Bicha gives voice to the LGBTI community's narratives in Portugal. It is a political project of representation that questions social and artistic barriers based on subverting heteronormativity.
From a very early age, Gaspar Varela wished to learn how to play the Portuguese guitar to accompany his great-grandmother, the Fado singer Celeste Rodrigues. At just seven years old, he achieved this dream under his teacher and mentor's guidance, the guitar player Paulo Parreira. Gaspar has already participated in three albums, "Saudade do Futuro", "Brincar aos Fados" and "Vozes de Amália." At 15 years old, Gaspar was the youngest guitarist to have a sold-out concert at the renowned concert hall CCB in Lisbon. Madonna invited him to be part of her Madame X Tour, where he played with her band for the past year.
Gustavo Ciríaco is a Brazilian choreographer and multimedia artist based between Lisbon and Rio. He has over the years developed a multiform body of work that dwells between visual theatre and conceptual dance, passing by live exhibitions and site-responsive works where architecture, landscape, and fiction meet in conversational performances. His works have been presented worldwide. In 2020, Ciríaco starts his new creation, Covered by the Sky, a collection of interactive installations around landscape experiences lived by artists of an authorial spatial poetics.At Fabric Arts Festival 2020, Ciríaco directs the project COME WALK WITH ME, a series of 3 walks to be experienced during the act of strolling.
#gustavociriaco @gustavoxciriaco www.gustavociria.co
Halfstudio is a Portuguese lettering and sign painting studio established by Mariana Branco (b. 1986) and Emanuel Barreira (b. 1986), which develops projects in various creative fields, always with lettering as the central element. Their visual language is characterized by three-dimensional letters and dynamic layouts with striking messages and vibrant colors. In their murals and urban art interventions, the message is always inspired by the community where the work will be placed. The duo has been showcasing their work in exhibitions and urban art festivals both in Portugal and internationally.
#halfstudio / @halfstudiosigns / www.halfstudio.net
HARRY GOULD HARVEY, IV
Harry Gould Harvey IV (b. 1991 Fall River, MA) is an artist living and working in Fall River, Massachusetts. He is represented by Bureau in New York City. Their work has been shown at many key galleries and museums both in the United States & internationally, including a solo presentation at Atlanta Contemporary (Atlanta, GA), Motel (Brooklyn, NY), a group exhibition at CAC Bretigny in France, and a two-person exhibition Coniunctio at Bureau (New York, NY). Harvey has an upcoming solo presentation at Bureau and a two-person exhibition at Brown University's Bell Gallery with Faith Wilding forthcoming in 2021. Harvey's art practice includes ecological research, social programming, and curatorial endeavors including the role of co-curator of nomadic exhibition platform, Pretty Days."
The project Lavoisier was built from the inner need to make music. Whether it is sung in Portuguese or English, it doesn’t matter since the principal purpose is to fulfill our first instinct: music. Lavoisier is a Portuguese couple influenced by each other and the whole world of sensations that music can bring along. While sharing the same spirit of the Tropicalistas, Michel Giacometti, and Fernando Lopes Graça, they head towards their musical expression, with no fears and no preconceptions about anything.
#lavoisier / @la_vai_o_ze / www.whoislavoisier.com
He is the singularity of viola da terra: the viola of the two hearts, the sister of the braguesa, the viola of the Azores par excellence. He is one of the most talented Azorean musicians of the present time. Professor, musical director, cultural producer, composer, and writer, he is the instrument's main living force. He has performed in the nine islands of the Azores, nationally and internationally, in the most varied formations. "Origins" is his first moving and memorable record, followed by "Parallel 38" in 2014, and "Relheiras" in 2017.
#rafaelcarvalho @rafa_azores / Rafael Carvalho
Ricardo Rocha is an awarded Portuguese guitar player and composer. He picked up the guitar when at eight and performed throughout his teens with countless Fado ensembles – a genre from which he has cut himself loose. Ricardo wrote his first pieces for solo Portuguese guitar in 1994 and has since created a body of work influenced by serial, late-romantic, impressionist, and minimalist practices. His three solo recordings - Voluptuária (2003), Luminismo (2010), and Resplandecente (2014) won numerous recognitions and awards. Ricardo resumed public performance in 2017, after a six-year hiatus, and is currently composing sets of preludes for the Portuguese guitar.
Tracey Cockrell is the 2020-2021 Artist-in-Residence in the College of Visual and Performing Arts at UMass Dartmouth. An interdisciplinary artist who synthesizes sculpture, experimental music, and linguistic theory, Cockrell frequently collaborates with other artists, writers, and musicians to compose with invented musical instruments. This coming year, Cockrell will focus gathering field recordings through “Sounding Lines”—exploratory listening walks—for her ongoing research at the confluence of sound and vision. For more visit:
#traceycockrell / www.traceycockrell.com
Tracy Barbosa began working with glass in 1997 at Mass College of Art in Boston. After graduation, she worked with the world-renowned architectural glass artist, John Lewis, assisting with such glass marvels as the OK City Memorial, and One World Trade, NY. Today, Barbosa is the co-owner of Duende Glass, L.L.C., in New Bedford, MA, and is heavily involved in community art projects. Barbosa’s Azorean heritage, along with her admiration for craftsmanship, greatly influences her artwork. Her artistic process uses painstaking layers of transparent color mixed with various images such as post-industrial architecture, urban sprawl, colorful flora, and fauna, to create a delicate narrative addressing age, sensuality, and transcendence.
#tracybarbosa @tracysbarbosa / www.tsilvabarbosa.com
WSDIA is a contemporary design studio that translates clients’ needs into dynamic visual systems at multiple scales. These solutions take the form of branding, strategy, spatial, environmental, print, interactive, or motion projects. Their name, WeShouldDoItAll, is simply an intention. They feel designers should not be constrained to a singular expertise.
They oscillate between accomplished commercial clients, established public institutions, social impact initiatives, and the more off-center and boutique—allowing they to preserve their dynamic nature and avoid getting locked into a singular area of expertise or client type. This provides an edge that is apply to all challenges, as different industries are constantly overlapping and inspiring one another.
WSDIA has been nationally and internationally recognized through various awards and publications, including the ArchDaily ‘Building of the Year (2018), Interior Architecture Category’ for Nike’s NYHQ project. Along with Art Directors Club Young Guns 5 award, Event Design Awards, Type Directors Club, Creative Review Magazine, and AIGA National.
#wsdia #wewshoulddoitall @weshouldoitall / www.wsdia.com