MEET OUR ARTISTS
Ahn Hee Strain
Ahn Hee is an abstract painter basted in Austin, TX. Through her own obstacles and experiences, she has begun to use her artwork as a means to process and express emotion to create inner calm and balance within. Influenced by nature, experiences and the rhythmic flow of energy that surrounds her, she hopes to translate movement, recovery and a calming energy that is free and familiar for her viewers.
Bode is a mixed media artist from Austin, TX and the founder of the largely popular lettering community, Goodtype, founded in 2013. She loves to create in the form of painting, mixed media, digital art, film, curating and poetry. Her work is inspired by ancient wisdoms, nature, harmonious color and perhaps a little bit of hip hop and rock 'n roll, whether it be a fine art print or a mixed media flag, bag or jacket with found imagery and scribbled quotes or lyrics.
Caroline Pinney is a contemporary figurative artist whose work primarily explores intimacy and human relationships. Pinney’s paintings evoke an art brut approach, treading the line between gestural and more controlled methods of application. Both her use of color and texture are deeply influenced by the artist’s environment.
DeLoné is a self taught artist. They use their work as a way to heal their own traumas, the traumas of their ancestors, and recently the people who see their work. Through spiritual practices and ancestral work, they incorporate the messages they receive via dreams and meditation into their work.
Ella is a Jersey girl, but proud to call Austin her home for the past 10 years. She is presently working on two series, which are all about exploring contrast in faces and figures. Her Shadows series, affectionately nicknamed Shady Ladies, examines how cast shadows from hands distort across the contours of the face.
Jane is a 24-year-old textile artist based in Austin, Texas. She began her career in fine art just over 2 years ago. Her artistic practice specializes in hand embroidery. She uses embroidery to express her fascination with irreverent subcultures, strange objects, grandiose fashion, anarchist music, and eclectic color palettes.
Karla Cabido is originally from Matamoros, Mexico. Coming from such a colorful and vibrant country like Mexico has had a strong influence on her art; the use of bright colors and detailed pieces among with her love for painting eyes to create imaginary creatures is a common theme in her work.
Sophie’s work seeks to rediscover the importance of play in the day to day. Her current work aims to invite people into her process of finding joy and a renewed appreciation for life. She works with a variety of materials, oil and acrylic paint, wood veneers and plaster. One common thread between all her pieces are the playful compositions and colors reminiscent of the cubist art form.
Stef Shock’s work in abstraction involves playing with specific shapes that live in a space of friction or harmony within their surroundings. Her color palette is inspired by the many places she's lived (NYC, Chicago, Denver and The Bahamas) and traveled to (Bali, Morocco, Ecuador, France, Italy, Singapore).
Ziesook portrays her surroundings and daily life in bold, unaffected video language. Her pieces include the video diary of her family, using time-flowing methods, a documentary film taken in various world travel sites depicting space and time, and 10 Years of Self-Portrait using time compression techniques.