Alex Calamos


Dead Dog #2

Alex Calamos is a visual artist living and working in Chicago, Illinois. He received his BFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2015. He has recently returned from a the Fjúk Arts Residency in Iceland where he spent two months making work. Alex makes work that deals with the complexities of human emotion and communication in the interior world of self and the exterior social landscape.

Rachel Czajkowski

Bush by Rachel Czajkowski






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Michelle’s Hand

Rachel Czajkowski is an artist who loves to experiment with different photo processes, mainly cyanotypes and liquid emulsion. Working in the darkroom and black and white film of all formats is her forte and passion. She photographs textures, objects, and scenes from the past.

Ryan Carr Johnson

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Ryan Carr Johnson is an artist working and residing in Washington, DC. He received his BFA with a concentration in painting from the Corcoran College of Art + Design in 2006 and his MFA from American University in 2013. His work has been exhibited in numerous galleries, art fairs, universities, and museum exhibitions. Most recently, Johnson’s work was included within a curated group show in Los Angeles @ Elephant Art Space entitled:Materialist.

Ernesto Ortiz Leyva

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Hasta la Victoria, Siempre

Ernesto Ortiz Leyva has exhibited in New York, Chicago, Berlin and San Francisco over the past five years. Mr Ortiz Leyva received his MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and currently lives and works in Brooklyn.

Tianhua Mao



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 Rotten by Tianhua Mao


Tianhua Mao is an illustrator from China, currently based in New York. She received her MFA degree from School of Visual Arts. Drawing is her natural way to express herself and also build her inner world.

Josef Tecumseh Stitts

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Heceta Head No. 2

Josef Tecumseh Stitts views art as an adventure where he wanders towards the wonder. Perhaps some force of greater magnetism pulling him towards aesthetic truth. Once present, his process centers on upholding the sacred Wild by using existing found materials to translate a site specific notion into a mixed media sculpture. These ephemeral works are as much a spiritual practice, as they are an artwork. Thus from a locational response, he creates these monuments to echo a place of awe.