Cue is a stage for connecting the art of design and the craft of making. Essential to our method is a process of experimentation, prototyping and fabrication which ensures both high-design and hand-craft in our work. Each installation is distinct, influenced by the unique community, site, and architectural background in which it will come to life.
Founded by Ioana Barac and Marissa Dionne Mead, Atelier Cue is a collaborative design and fabrication studio specializing in place-making, branding, and the creation of architectural works of art.
Megan is interested in histories and the stories we tell to orient ourselves, collectively, to the past and future, and for developing individual narratives and identities. Including the malleability of those stories and their details in a visual format and how elements can go unnoticed or become prominent points of the overall.
Megan Czekaj is a visual artist based in the New Haven area. She earned a BFA from Tyler School of Art, Temple University, focusing her studies there on Printmaking and Art History. Megan last joined CWOS in 2014 with a site specific installation called Observation of Beautiful Forms, using projection and oversized kaleidoscopes.
My art practice is rooted in concepts of map making, environmental issues, and the mythology of our connections to the planet. I'm fascinated by geological phenomena, the underlying structure of land and seascape, weather patterns, the archaeological uncovering of the hidden past, the concept of sacred sites, and our deep-seated need to travel.
Leila Daw is an independent artist and Professor Emerita, Massachusetts College of Art, Boston. She begins her current work in Myanmar with traditional shwe chi doe tapestry artists, developing map imagery relating to cross-cultural myths. These works in progress are finished in her New Haven studio as mixed media pieces.
My work explores a hypothetical intersection between the natural world and our built environment. My pictures center on landscapes in a state of flux, on the cusp of devolving, or in the throes of explosive generation. They are geographies of entropy and zero-sum gain.
Geoffrey Detrani is a visual artist and writer. His work has been exhibited nationally and internationally. His artwork and artists books are in several public, corporate and private collections. He is a 2012 and 2018 recipient of the Connecticut Artist Fellowship award.
I have painted continuously for the last 35 years in a wide variety of styles and mediums. My primary focus has been abstract work of a constructivist nature, exploring color, symmetries and spatial illusion.
When I paint, the form is simply the container for the process.
I am currently focused on manipulating acrylic, inks, watercolor, and spray techniques to explore color, patterns, texture, and surfaces. I am also experimenting with scale and modular paintings. — John T. Fallon III
I have a designer's problem-solving approach to art. My drawings, which often depict patterns in nature, are maps of this thought process. I find myself drawn to similar pattern structures in my surroundings and collect them through my photography. These creative processes happen independently of one another, but their results share a language.
Outside of her work as an art director and graphic designer, Jamie Ficker pursues drawing and photography. After earning her BFA from Rochester Institute of Technology, she worked as a designer in higher education and for an acclaimed creative director. Prior to launching her own design studio, she was an in-house art director.
“In large measure becoming an artist consists of learning to accept yourself, which makes your work personal and in following your own voice, which makes your work distinctive” - David Bayles, Art & Fear
I am a printmaker specializing in Monotype prints. My work has been described as meditative yet vibrant and thought-provoking. Printmaking is an exciting medium that allows me to experiment and seach for new ideas. I truly find joy in the process and practice in my studio at Erector Square.
My work is an allegory. I employ the human figure — often archetypal human forms, especially those that conjure myth — to create an extended metaphor. I want to strip the ephemeral human experience down to its essence, exposing the internal to become visibly external, revealing the physical embodiment of psychological states.
Julie has a studio at Erector Square in New Haven, where she works in sculpture, drawing, painting, and mixed media. She is a member of the Kehler Liddell Gallery in New Haven, and exhibits widely in the region. Julie’s website is juliefraenkel.com. Her work can be found on Instagram: @juliefraenkel.
My work explores our tenuous connections to the environment and to the artificial and natural matter which we come in contact with on a daily basis. I examine and attempt to bring into awareness the themes of stewardship, fluidity, excess and integration.
Kathryn Frund’s assemblages and installations pose questions about the complex relationships between nature and our consumer-driven society. She received her BFA from the Cleveland Institute of Art.