I’ve always been drawn to storytelling; it’s as natural to me as breathing. To be able to transform one object into something entirely different is the ultimate story. Told in every stroke of the brush. In every line drawn by the pencil. In the colors and shapes transforming what was into what is. In every piece I create, I try to tell a story.
A lover of fantastical worlds, web slinging heroes and Chinese takeout, Taja Caprice seeks to convey her love of storytelling through contemporary, striking art that evokes a nostalgic sense of familiarity and challenges norms by highlighting characters and people of color. Her hope is to inspire everyone to ‘be their own hero’.
I am a Fiber Artist. Vibrant colors, making marks, ethnic images and maybe some words become a wearable piece of art. My favorite techniques include deconstructed screen printing, shibori or simply putting marks on the fabric. I use dye and paint and am always amazed how a simple tool like an old credit card can yield beautiful results.
My introduction to art began with a mixed media collage class. A brief encounter with a Fiber artist creating wearable art became my passion. I took many courses with Fiber artists including a Art Mastery Program with Jane Dunnewold and after retiring as a School Administrator have devoted my time to expand my artistic journey.
Somewhere between an outward appearance and an inner existence lies a painting. My aim is to work with the visual elements while allowing the intangible elements to surface. It is through this struggle and process that a dialogue takes place and magically something is revealed that surprises me !
One thing that is true about television is whatever is shown is amplified in our mammal brains. So who do you trust? What you read? What's on TV? Neither? This installation will entertain and challenge the viewers to decided for themselves: Fact or Fiction?
Bill is a veteran television producer that has been doing this since the 1970’s when he had the first VTR on his street: an Ampex 1″ reel-to-reel monster. He has been producing television ever since. At the turn of the last century, he was producing three shows at CTV in New Haven: Sacred Circle, The 3rd Eye, and Bill Carpenter’s Computers!
I work with clutter. My work depicts characters and objects in active, crowded groupings. Androgynous figures enact awkward, tender, or intimate scenes I have observed between people in real life, dreams, social media, or stories I have heard. Text, placed on an assortment of objects alludes to a story that is too abstracted to be fully understood.
I have been selling antiques, vintage clothes, jewelry, coins and more since the age of 8. I find great interest in uniqueness. This has always attracted me to the world of reselling. I am painting and working In Guilford. I find everyday an opportunity to make something. A day that I don’t make something was a waste of time.
Printmaking is my passion! Add to that, collage, bookbinding and encaustic and you have my body of work. I am inspired by nature and my travels--Ireland, Barcelona and the Pacific Northwest as of late. My work is very abstract with lots of color and pattern and I work very intuitively.
I have been an art essentialist for over 20 years in the New Haven area and an artist all my life! I live on the Connecticut shoreline and exhibit in and around our state.
My work is not necessarily an accurate account of my childhood, rather a reconstruction of a memory. The pieces in this installation have been altered to symbolize the effects of illicit drugs on the mind. The tarnishing of the furniture then, mirrors the destruction of the nuclear family and serves to spread awareness about substance use disorder.
Taylor Chamberlain recently graduated from Albertus Magnus College where she received the 2017 Bruce Sinkey Award for Excellence in Art. Having earned a BA in both Art and Psychology, she attempts to use her craft to harmonize the two.
Symbols can provide paths to states of consciousness. Travelling unused roads enhances our ability to understand experience in new ways and more importantly, illuminates the ground from which experience arises. Our senses lead both to and from knowledge; an individual chooses. Luckily, there is often time to change our mind when we are dead-ended
I like to push myself. I find myself always exploring paths I'm not certain about. I hope this never changes.
I am a New haven bred and born self-taught artist, who only stands on the shoulders of every single artist whose art I’ve had the honor to experience. I usually work in the abstract, and constantly find myself exploring paths I’ve never journeyed before.
I've always admired, and have been inspired, by other's artistic talents. All of my art, which includes knitted scarves and jewelry, has been self-taught. How blessed I am to have found two avenues that offer me my Zen moments. I learn through observation, and will always strive to advance my work.
I’ve been a nurse for 42 years but always wanted to find an artistic release from my career. For both, my knitting and jewelry, I am a self-taught artist. I have found both to be wonderful outlets, and enjoy sharing them with others. The influence and encouragement I receive constantly pushes me towards new boundaries.
I am experimenting using patterns in my work. They are motifs that organize surfaces in a consistent,
regular manner. The forms I work with are derived from nature and classical motifs such as flow,
branching, spirals, lines, dots, and symbols. They are repeated intuitively, so patterns come together to
I studied fine art at the New York/Phoenix School of Design, New York, NY; life drawing and watercolor at the Silvermine Artists Guild, Norwalk, CT; and currently carve stone at the Guilford Art Center with Andy Davis. I was educated as an interior designer at the New York School of Interior Design.