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Manuel Acevedo

Manuel Acevedo

Manuel Acevedo's work combines projected image, wall drawing, animation, and photography to explore how light and movement shape experience. Through various media he employs visual language in ways that transform flat, static images into active spaces of experimentation. Acevedo has been exhibiting his work in the United States and abroad for over twenty years. Recent exhibitions include Translated Cities, at the Shirin Gallery in NY, Playing with Fire at El Museo del Barrio in NY and Our America: The Latino Presence in American Art (traveling exhibition) curated by E. Carmen Ramos at  the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington D.C. He has had solo exhibitions at the Bronx River Art Center, Latino Cultural Center in Dallas, TX, and Jersey City Museum. Among his awards and residencies are those received from the Joan Mitchell Foundation, Visual Artist Network, Longwood Arts Project, Mid-Atlantic Foundation, and Studio Museum in Harlem, AIR.

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Diane Davis

Diane Davis

Diane recently joined BRAC as a teaching artist. Diane Davis mixes color palettes to provide emotional density through textures and form. Her ongoing visual exploration of the urban environment is acknowledged for its range and scope.Two paintings, Sunrise Dancers and Log Cabin, are in the permanent collections in The Schomburg Center for Research and Black Culture, New York, NY. She has exhibited nationally. Among the many museum and gallery exhibitions to her credit are the Hampton Museum, Hampton, Virginia; the MoCada Museum, Brooklyn, NY; The Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts, New York, NY; The Longwood Art Gallery, Bronx, New York; and The National Black Fine Arts Show, New York, NY, 2008

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Michael Ferris

Michael Ferris

Michael Ferris lives and works in Bronx, NY.  He received a B.F.A. in painting from the Kansas City Art Institute in 1991 and a M.F.A. in painting from Indiana University Bloomington in 1996. He has attended residencies at RAIR, Roswell Artists-in-Residence, Roswell NM; Sculpture Space, Utica, NY; Henry Street Settlement, NYC; Saltonstall Residency, Ithaca, NY; and The Walsh-Walentas Space Program, NYC.

He produces figurative sculpture with a colorful surface ornament of inlaid patterns by employing reclaimed wood and a self-invented wood overlay technique. His work is informed by his own Lebanese heritage, especially Middle-Eastern inlaid backgammon tables that were present in his childhood home in Chicago.

Through his sculpture, made from reclaimed wood, Michael addresses the issues of environmentalism and waste of our consumerism-oriented society. His desire is to transform previously discarded material into ornate, beautiful and penetrating works of art.

Ferris has lectured at many institutions including: The Elmhurst Art Museum, IL: Lehman College, Bronx, NY; The New York Academy of Art, New York, NY; and The New York Studio Residency Program, Brooklyn, NY.  Michael has also served on the Artists’ Advisory Committee for the New York Foundation for the Arts, NYC.

His work has been exhibited widely throughout the nation at notable institutions including: The Elmhurst Art Museum, IL, The Bronx Museum, NY; The Queens Museum of Art, NY; ATM Gallery, New York, NY; Katonah Art Museum, NY; Stefen Stux Gallery, New York, NY; de Young Museum, San Francisco, CA; and The Illinois State Museums, IL.

Michael has received awards from numerous organizations including: The New York Foundation for the Arts (2009), The George Sugarman Foundation (2005), The American Craft Council (2002).

Ferris’ work can be found in public collections, such as the de Young Museum, San Francisco, CA; Illinois State Museum, Springfield IL; and Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, AR.

His exhibitions have received reviews from: The New York Times, The New York Daily News, and The Chicago Tribune. His work is included in the recent book, “The Figure, Painting, Drawing and Sculpture”, published by Rizzoli International.           

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Rosemarie Fiore

Rosemarie Fiore

Rosemarie Fiore lives and works in Bronx, NY.  She typically produces artwork out of the actions of mechanisms by converting popular technology such as lawn mowers, cars, waffle irons, floor polishers, pinball machines, fireworks and amusement park rides into painting machines.

Fiore received her BA and BFA from the University of Virginia, Charlottesville and MFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She has attended residencies at Art Omi International Artists Residency Program, Ghent, NY, Yaddo, Saratoga, NY, Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Skowhegan, ME, The MacDowell Colony, Peterborough, NH, Roswell Foundation AIR Program, Roswell, NM, Sculpture Space, Utica, NY, and the Bronx Museum (AIM Program), Bronx, NY. 

She has received awards through The New York Foundation for the Arts, Brooklyn, NY, The New York State Council for the Arts, New York, NY, The Sally and Milton Avery Foundation, The Bronx Council on the Arts, Bronx, NY, The Walentas-Sharpe Foundation, Brooklyn, NY, The Lower East Side Print Shop, New York, NY, The NYC Department of Cultural Affairs and The Dieu Donne Paper Mill, New York, NY. 

Her solo and group exhibitions include:  The Weatherspoon Art Museum, Greensboro, NC, The SCAD Museum of Art, Savannah, GA, Von Lintel Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, Winkleman Gallery, New York, NY, The Anderson Gallery VCUarts, Richmond, VA, Grand Arts, Kansas City, MO, The Bronx Museum, Bronx, NY, The Queens Museum of Art, Flushing, NY, Socrates Sculpture Park, Long Island City, NY, Anderson Museum of Contemporary Art, Roswell, NM and The Franklin Institute of Science, Philadelphia, PA. 

She has been reviewed by The New York Times, New York Magazine, Art in America, Artforum, The Village Voice, NY Arts Magazine, FLAUNT Magazine, Art Papers Magazine, The Washington Post, Art on Paper, Artcritical.com and Art Ltd. Magazine.

Her work is included in many public collections including UBS Art Collection, Zurich, Switzerland, Fidelity Corporate Art Collection, Boston, MA, Weatherspoon Art Museum, Greensboro, NC, The Cosmopolitan Hotel, Las Vegas, NV, Neuberger Berman, New York, NY, The Aspen Collection, New York, NY, Capital One, Richmond, VA and The Franklin Institute of Science, Philadelphia, PA.

Fiore is represented by Von Lintel Gallery, Los Angeles, CA.

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Larry Jackson

Larry Jackson is an illustrator that loves all things design. He considers himself a problem solver that finds interesting solutions through the creative process of design. As an educator, he is skilled at applying all aspects of creativity to design highly-engaged, successful, appealing solutions to any educational project. He also possesses a proven ability to lead project teams to successfully deliver agreed-upon, superior-quality solutions.

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Arthur Kvarnstrom

Arthur Kvarnstrom

Arthur Kvarnstrom is a landscape painter whose work has been exhibited in galleries and museums throughout the United States, including Trahern Gallery at Austin Peay State University in Clarksville, TN and the Noyes Museum in Oceanville, NJ. In New York, his paintings have been exhibited in solo shows at the Prince Street Gallery, where he has been a member for ten years. New York group exhibitions include the George Billis Gallery and the Kouros Gallery. Recently, Kvarnstrom was awarded an artist's residency by the Heliker-LaHotan Foundation on Cranberry Island Maine. He has an MFA from Kent State and currently lives in Manhattan.

Painting outside onsite offers a set of experiences completely different from studio painting. Being outside, immersed in the sights, sounds, and smells that are an inevitable part of the environment, provides sensory input not available in the studio. Kvarnstrom likes to think that these ephemeral and peripheral experiences somehow become part of the final work and are subsequently communicated to the art audience. While there are some distinct disadvantages to painting outside, with each season providing its own unique inventory of miseries, the positives offset the negatives. Working directly from nature encourages freedom from formula. Since everything changes quickly, it also supports the cultivation of simplicity of means, boldness, directness, and a reliance on intuition.

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