Kristen Morgin

Kristen L. Morgin earned a BA degree from California State University in Hayward and an MFA degree from New York state's Alfred University. A native of Georgia, Kristen now works as an independent artist in Gardena, California.  Previously she held positions as diverse as a gallery docent, a children’s playhouse set painter, a secretary in an auto glass shop, and a tenured professor of art.  Morgin has had solo shows at Marc Selwyn Fine Art, Los Angeles and Viento y Agua Gallery, Long Beach.

David Humphrey

David Humphrey has received numerous awards for his paintings, drawings, installations and prints. These include a John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship, two National Endowment for the Arts Fellowships, and two New York Council for the Arts Grants. His work has been exhibited both nationally and internationally with over 30 solo exhibitions in Canada, London, New York, California and Pittsburgh, among others.

Paul Kos

Since the early 1970’s Paul Kos’s work has challenged conventions of art media and subject matter. For a global audience, he staged new possibilities for artistic treatments of time, space and cultural systems. Kos, one of the founders of the Bay Area conceptual movement, has exhibited internationally and has work represented in major museum collections including New York’s MoMA, the San Diego Museum of Contemporary Art, SFMoMA, and the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam.

David Sandlin

Born in Ireland and raised amidst Protestant-Catholic strife in Belfast, David Sandlin has spent his career discussing America, for all her hypocrisy and charm. His family moved to the United States in 1972 and settled in Birmingham, Alabama, affording David the quintessential Southern American experience. Sandlin earned his BFA from the University of Alabama in 1979; he has lived and worked in New York for more than 25 years where his work has evolved from street art to bumper stickers to paintings and installations.

Nina Bovasso

Nina Bovasso lives and works in New York. Her art is included in the collections of The Whitney Museum of American Art, The New Museum of Contemporary Art, and Collectie KPN in the Netherlands, among others. She had recently had solo exhibitions at Aliceday in Brussels, Belgium, University Art Museum at SUNY Albany and Museum of Contemporary Art in Cleveland, Ohio and was showing new works on paper with Daniel Sturgis at The Apartment in Athens, Greece.

Luis Cruz Azaceta

I paint what I see around me, and I look with an accusing eye at what man has created...I am just a filter, a many-colored voice...I paint to kill La Muerte, and also to kill Cruelty, Injustice, Violence, Ignorance and Hypocrisy. —Luis Cruz Azaceta, from an interview with Friehelm Mennekes,1988

Willie Cole

Willie Cole (born 1955 in Newark, New Jersey) is a noted contemporary American sculptor, printer, and conceptual and visual artist. His work uses contexts of postmodern eclecticism, and combines references and appropriation from African and African-American imagery. He also has used Dada’s readymades and Surrealism’s transformed objects, as well as icons of American pop culture or African and Asian masks.

Michael Lucero

Michael Lucero, held the distinguished position of Lamar Dodd Professorial Chair at the University of Georgia during the 2003–2004 academic year. Lucero earned his MFA at the University of Washington in 1978 and has since exhibited extensively throughout the United States. His work is featured in prominent collections, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York and the National Museum of Contemporary Art in Seoul, Korea.