Mark Johnsen

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Mark Johnsen is a printmaker and photographer living in Northern California.  To see more of his work, click here.

Claire Oswalt

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Claire is a Los Angeles based artist whose work spans various disciplines including drawing, painting, and sculpture.   To see more of her work, click here.

Samantha Bittman

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“Creating loom-woven textiles with painted surfaces, Samantha Bittman simultaneously camouflages her patterns as she highlights their structure with thick acrylic—often revealing new patterns through the semi-masked surface.” – Andrew Rafacz

The above works are from Samantha’s show Razzle Dazzle at Andrew Rafacz Gallery in Chicago.

To see more of Samantha’s bold work, check out her website here and the gallery’s site here

Allison Manch

Allison Manch

The work of Allison Manch.

“The work presents real and imagined characters through embroidered narratives, often connected to my childhood in Arizona. Threading humor throughout, I stitch drawings and text onto old linens that are often flawed or adorned with preexisting machine-embroidered imagery. I am interested in the permeable boundary that separates actual events in life from the collective mythologies of family stories, literature, and cultural history.”

All images and text from www.allisonmanch.com

Sharon Etgar

Sharon EtgarThe work of Sharon Etgar, from Tel Aviv, Israel.

All images taken from www.sharonetgar.com

 

Jerry Birchfield

Jerry Birchfield

Jerry Birchfield

The work of Jerry Birchfield.

**All images are from jerrybirchfield.com

Karin Haas

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Karin Haas is a New York City-based artist.  To see more of her work, click here.

Lala Abaddon

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To create her incredible woven work, artist Lala Abaddon, intricately cuts and hand-weaves her own unique photographic images into “undulating and complicated patterns designed to convey a specific feeling, eventually leaving us with images within images and compelling the viewer to experience alternate realities or states of being.”

To see more of Lala’s work and to read more about her process and artistic philosophy, click here

All images and quoted text taken from www.lalaabaddon.com/

Joshua Jon Miller

Joshua Jon MillerLove and Boredom– a series of paintings by Joshua Jon Miller.

“Children want to repeat things. They go on playing the same game again and again. You get bored. What are they doing? The same game again and again? They go on asking for the same story. They enjoy it again and again, and they say, ‘Tell me that story again.’…They have a different quality of consciousness. Nothing is repetitive for them.” –Osho, The Book of Secrets

–Excerpt taken from Doug Harvey’s essay, Josh Miller: Love and Boredom On the Beach. Click here to read more of Harvey’s discussion on Miller’s paintings.

– All images from www.joshuajonmiller.com

Thompson Street Studio

Thompson-Street

 

I’m currently obsessed with everything coming out of Thompson Street Studio in New York.

THOMPSON STREET STUDIO designs and crafts objects for the home with a focus on experimental textiles. We explore connections between art, industry and nature; finding joy in the serendipitous, looping process of discovery, conception and making. 

Kiva Motnyk founded Thompson Street Studio in 2014, inspired by her family home, a space that served as a communal dance, painting and photography studio in SoHo since 1976.  Kiva has continued this creative environment, cross-pollinated by a new generation of artists, designers, and artisans realizing an inspiring vision of home. 

Kiva Motnyk is a textile designer with fifteen years of experience establishing creative direction for brands in fashion and home furnishings. Her sensibility is rooted in a love of color, texture and pattern, expressed through a modern application of traditional techniques.

– All images and text taken from www.thompsonstreetstudio.com