PARTICIPANTS (in alphabetical order)
The participants listed include artists who have submitted work at any time to Virtual: Comunidad.
Stephen Beveridge is a constant artist. Many topics, much media, varied results.
Have been a photographer for the last 15 years. Sold a lot of pix to local calendars and have exhibited around the Lennox , Massachussetts area. In the last two years I have been doing collage and monoprinting and am beginning to exhibit those.
Peter Ferko (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Peter is President of Artists Unite and an artist in several media. He is a graphic designer with a practice supporting non-profit organizations in the cultural, social, and environmental fields. He works primarily in photography examining issues of perception. The work looks for the sublime moments that emerge from experiencing the ordinary in a particular way. He has shown work in Washington and New York. He writes and plays music in his band The SoLow Bass Show. Peter participated for three years in an online art project/discourse at www.fivethings.com.
Anthony Gonzalez (www.anthonygonzalez.com)
Most recent exhibit was a one man show at the Herbert H. Lehman Suite and Papers at Columbia University School of International affairs here in NYC. Anthony Gonzalez is a former recipient of an Edward G. McDowell Travel Grant. The only person in the long history of the award to receive it based on a portfolio submission consisting exclusively of drawings. His political editorial illustrations have appeared in such journals as The New York Times, The New York Daily News, and The Nation.
I am a stay at home dad in living suburban Northern New Jersey with my two children and my wife. I attended The Germaine School of Photography in Manhattan back in the early 90's. Before being a stay at home dad I worked in a catalog photography studio as an assistant.
James works primarily in electronic media; he is currently engaged in growing digital images of skin, both human and inhuman. He is a former faculty member of the Corcoran College of Art and Design, and a former member of the Washington Project for the Arts\Corcoran Advisory Board. He is represented in DC by FUSEBOX, and in Atlanta by Kiang Gallery.
Education: MFA, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA, May 2001; BA University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, May 1996. Additional coursework at: The Slade School of Fine Arts and Central Saint Martins, London, England, 1997. Represented in Pierogi Gallery flat files, Williamsburg, Brooklyn, 2003-present. Represented in Drawing Center slide files, Soho, New York, 2002-present. Gallery Manager, District of Columbia Arts Center.
i am a citizen of the world, residing on planet earth---
Jayme is a photographer and co-founder/director of the nonprofit gallery, Transformer, in Washington D.C. She is the former Development Director of the DCAC alternative arts space in Washington, DC. Jayme received her BA in English and Photography from St. Mary's College, Maryland.
Working and living in the New York/New Jersey area since
Theresa Murphy (www.windoseat.com)
living in paris
Rosa Naparstek (RNaparstek@aol.com)
I work with found objects, family photographs and text (original nursery rhymes). I explore both the "ordering of things"--how we attach meaning to "random" juxtaposition of objects--and "the order of things"--looking at our inner landscapes for the emotional roots of the world we create personally and politically. Much of what I do centers around childhood memories and experiences and is concerned with questions of cruelty and its source within us.
I have come to believe that the primary source of evil
lies in our
Wendy lives in New York City with her husband and son, and her life and work usually defy attempts at traditional categorization. She is an aspiring yogi, diligent poet, and makes art in various media, mostly involving natural materials, found objects, words, and some photography. She graduated from Oberlin College in Art History and studied filmaking at the All Union State Institute for Cinematography (VGIK) in Moscow and at USC Film School. She is Senior Program Associate at the Trust for Mutual Understanding, a foundation supporting exchanges in the visual and performing arts between the United States, Russia, and Eastern and Central Europe.
Scott J. Plunkett
I was born in Wisconsin, moved to New York in 1983. My artistic practice is located between photography and painting. I work with the idea of Surface/Reflection/Reality, focusing on themes of social interaction and power. My own suburban background was an experience of shallow surface beauty covering a much starker reality. By focusing on ignored or derided media constructs, I explore this cultural disconnect through my work.
Originally from Maryland, I've lived in New York since 1979. For a living I design for print and the web, build sites, and do some photography. For fun and love I make collages. My inspiration is found-materials [the older the better]. I often Photoshop enhance them, tho wish I didn't love that because there is no tangible original, but I can't forgo the delicious Photoshop opacity option.
Sky Pape (email@example.com, http://skypape.com)
Sky Pape has exhibited extensively throughout the United
States, Europe, Canada, and Japan. Her work is in the collections of
the Museum of Modern Art, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, the Brooklyn
Museum of Art, the
Renee Tamara Watabe
I studied fine arts at School of Visual Arts in NYC, briefly, in the early eighties. For years afterwards, I stopped making art, and it was my son's battle with cancer that compelled me return to drawing, photography and collage, first for comfort, and then as a stronger and stronger affirmation of life. Art is a powerful healer.
I have worked as a patient advocate, art therapist and massage therapist in various hospital settings.
Mostly, I am a Mom. I like this quote by Rumi: