My work explores the relationship between Western sensibilities and true liberation.
As an artist, I am essentially interested in the miseducation of colonized peoples modernized into a civilized condition, especially those on the African continent.
Faustin Adeniran is a contemporary artist from Lagos, Nigeria. Through extensive historical research and his deep observation of cultural trends, Faustin reflects elements of society in his artwork by reimagining materials that would otherwise be considered trash or recyclable.
Impermanence, transience, the potential of change and the role of chance in its origin and outcome are central themes of my work. Myth oftentimes serves as subject and trace images from the landscape offer inspiration for my photographic mixed media and monotype prints.
Aspasia Anos earned a BFA from the University of Illinois and an MFA from the Yale School of Art. A lifelong artist and educator, she is a past recipient of a Connecticut Commission of Arts Fellowship. Her work has been shown nationally in both solo and group exhibitions and is held in corporate and private collections.
My artwork is an investigation of “Chaotic” patterns found in nature. The images created utilize symmetry as a methodology to find and portray an existing underlying hidden order or universal aesthetic language of form that structures the way we perceive and understand our sense of being and environment, gain and process knowledge, and then create.
John is an “Assistant Professor” in Department of Art and Design at the University of New Haven. In 2006 he was appointed as a “Professional Designer and Artist in Residence”.
He received a BA at the Hartford Art School of the University of Hartford in Hartford, CT in 1974 and obtained a MFA at Pratt Institute of Design in 1980.
Every lamp combines many different materials, each calling for its own treatment and approach. This suits both artists, who find the collaborative process rewarding and different from the solo work each pursues in their studios. To agree on a mutually pleasing design transforms the interior creative monologue into a conversation out loud.
Sideways & Askew is a lamp-making collaboration between New Haven printmaker Liz Pagano and Ivoryton potter Hayne Bayless. The lamp structure is typically a brazed piano-wire frame anchored to a base of concrete, stone, wood, or ceramic. The shades are high-quality paper with one-of-a-kind decoration in ink, paint, and encaustic.
Bad Faith, a series of photographs made between 2016 and 2018 is an investigation into the persistent and complex relationship between memory and trauma. CWOS 2018 is the first time this body of work will be shown to the public.
Using photography as a launching point and incorporating installation, sculpture, and performance, Monique Atherton explores intense personal moments created by means of rules and omissions, acceptance and refusal, luring the viewer into the various microcosmic states in which she exists. Her work aims to uncover unspoken desires, tensions, and passions that reside on a subconscious level among the people in her images as well as between the artist and her public. Atherton was born in Japan and currently lives and works in New Haven. Atherton has exhibited in Washington, DC, San Francisco, New Haven, and New York. She has been an artist-in-residence at the Wassaic Project and is a contributor to ArtFile Magazine. She has a post-baccalaureate degree in photography from the San Francisco Art Institute and received her MFA in Photography from the Yale School of Art in 2016.
Sitting at the potter’s wheel is a daily invitation to center myself as I center the clay. It requires complete harmony of mind, body, and spirit. Through my functional artwork, I hope to share that harmony with others by producing pieces that can be integrated into everyday life.
Amanda Bartel is a ceramic artist making wheel-thrown and hand-built pottery designed for daily use. For Amanda, sitting at the potter’s wheel to create a work of art from a ball of mud quiets the mind and centers the soul. Each piece is unique and fueled with positive energy. Amanda also offers private pottery lessons and workshops.
I love what spawns in the friction between what I want the clay to do and what it might rather do. I'm intrigued by what happens when clay is rolled, stretched, pressed, incised, inlayed, extruded, bent, cut and put back together. The unintended result, often misread as a mistake and so dismissed, is a wellspring of new ideas.
Hayne is a studio potter in Ivoryton, CT. In school he managed to avoid any academic involvement with clay. In 1992 he quit a perfectly good job at a newspaper to make pots. A frequent workshop presenter, he’s shown work at the American Craft Museum and the Smithsonian Craft Show. A board member of Studio Potter journal and Pots on Wheels (POW!).
I have always loved abstract art. I work primarily with acrylic paints on canvas and paper. Layers of myself are painted or applied until the right colors, textures and emotions come together to reflect my unique spirit and personality.
My mapmaking aims to achieve clarity and beauty in equal measure.
I am a mapmaker. For 25 years, I’ve created one-of-a-kind illustrated, thematic, painted wall maps on canvas for individuals, companies, and organizations. I map travels, properties, genealogical transits, life histories, and environmental/ historical regions. With art printer Michael Suozzi, I also create museum-quality archival prints.
I've always been deeply committed to the wisdom of childhood and to the interconnectedness of all things. These themes weave through dreams and thoughts of expanding possibilities that excite my wonder and wildness. Together these forces pull me to my studio and insist on being played with and expressed.
Until a short time after finishing art school, I realized that I truly wanted my life to be my art, rather that having Art be my life.
Now, a lifetime later, I get to vacillate between these two perspectives and enjoy painting and playing and thinking about all sorts of the wildest things….
Born February 29, 1984 in Memphis, TN. Attended University of Memphis with a B.A. in Liberal Arts. Moved to New Haven, CT in November of 2014 and now currently resides in Middletown. I primarily work in oils but I have done several pieces in gouche, watercolor, and printmaking. I prefer my subject matter to be people, the less posed, the better.