Paola Kudacki and Matt Coats finding the angles while

Shinique looks on

Paola Kudacki and Matt Coats finding the angles while

Shinique looks on

Gesi Schilling, always prepared!

Isabel Avila- photographer for LA

Isabel Avila was born in East Los Angeles in 1979 and is currently based in Pasadena, California. She received her B.F.A. in Photography and Imaging at Art Center College of Design in 2005 and was a photography instructor for several years at her alma mater, Los Angeles County High School for the Arts. 

She currently works freelance in photography and video while pursuing personal projects. Local exhibitions have been at Compact Space Gallery, The Hive Gallery and Studios, M.J.Higgins Fine Arts, and Art Center College of Design. 

She has been awarded First Grand Prize for the David A Dechman Photography Award, a Grant from the Richard & Jean Coyne Family Foundation, and an Art Center Grant.

Ruben Diaz- Los Angeles Photo Sponsor

Ruben Diaz is an Photographer and DP specializing in art documentation. He is right at home immersing himself into the creative collaboration between art and artist. Although he has been in the photographic field for more than a decade, he launched PingPongPaw officially in 2012.

Photo by: Myles Pettengill

Photo by Shep Lewin

Jane Hart- local artist collaborator Miami

Working under the under the alias TJ Ahearn, (an anagram of her name), Hart has been a working artist, making collages that have been exhibited and collected internationally. She attended the School of Visual Arts in New York as well as both the University of Miami BFA Program and Miami Dade Fine Arts Program. From 2006 until 2015, she held the position of Curator of Exhibitions at The Art and Culture Center of Hollywood, an acclaimed non-profit institution which focuses on contemporary visual art. During her tenure at the Center, Hart curated over 100 exhibitions, including an attendance record-breaking show with international sensation LEGO® artist Nathan Sawaya, drawing 13,000 visitors in 6 weeks. Hart also created the John L. and James S. Knight Foundation 2x award-winning lecture series “Hot Topics” and numerous other special projects. Her 2015 curated exhibition of Wayne White’s art work won the Center’s first NEA grant for an exhibit.

Kim Johnson- photographer for DC/MD/VA

Kim Johnson lives in Washington D.C and has been a professional photographer for over twenty years. She is the Lead photographer and Creative Director of Urban Oasis Studio where she fuses soul with an unbridled flow of creativity, enhancing the conceptual process as well as the finished product. Our ultimate goal is to serve you, the client, and to utilize the magic of photography to convert each significant life moment into indelible photographic images. 

Paola Kudacki- photographer for NY

Paola Kudacki was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina lives and works in New York. She graduated as a Graphic Designer at Panamericana of Art and Design in Buenos Aires. Her career has been diverse, from photography to directing. Her work has been published in prestigious magazines such as Time, Vogue, Harper's Bazaar, ID, GQ, Paper among others. Her work has been exhibited in galleries in Germany, Great Britain, Argentina among others. 

Linn Meyers- local Artist collaborator DC/MD/VA

Time is central to the work of Washington DC-based artist Linn Meyers, whose practice revolves around drawing and painting. Each dense and intricate painting, drawing, or site-specific work, is the result of a process by which Meyers lays down consecutive marks into largely organic forms, creating rhythmic repetitive patterns. Each stroke becomes the record of a physical movement, and the inevitable inconsistencies and imperfections of the body as it moves through time and space become integral to the final composition. 

Linn Meyers’s works have been shown in public and private venues, including: The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, DC, The Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA, The Phillips Collection, Washington, DC, The Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Art, Tokyo, Japan, The Drawing Center, NYC, The National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, DC, Sandra Gering Inc, NYC, Morgan Lehman, NYC, Margaret Thatcher Projects, New York City, G Fine Art, Washington, DC, and ParisConcret, Paris, France, among others.

Gesi Schilling- Photographer for Miami/ South Florida

Gesi Schilling Gesi Schilling is a Miami-based photographer with a background in photojournalism, Gesi's work has been seen worldwide.

Photo by Kim Schoenstadt

Shinique Smith- local Artist collaborator NY

Shinique Smith is a New York based painter and sculptor known for her monumental creations of fabric, clothing and calligraphy that are inspired by the vast nature of 'things' that we consume and discard, which resonate on a personal and social scale.

Recent solo exhibitions include Museum of Fine Art, Boston, MA; Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum, East Lansing, MI; Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, GA; Madison Museum of Contemporary Art, Madison, WI; Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami, FL; and the Studio Museum in Harlem, among numerous others. Smith’s works are in the permanent collections of The Brooklyn Museum of Art; The Denver Art Museum; Los Angeles County Museum of Art; The Margulies Collection, Miami; Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore; The Rubell Family Collection, Miami; and The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York.

Photo by Paola Kudacki

Kim Schoenstadt & Carrie Yury, Photo by: Marlene Pickard

Carrie Yury- photographer for Los Angeles

Carrie Yury is a feminist artist and writer. Yury has had solo shows in Los Angeles and Chicago. Her work has been shown in Miami, Atlanta, Chicago, Los Angeles, and New York in group exhibitions, including Figure and Form in Contemporary Photography at LACMA, Fruitique with Fallen Fruit at the Hammer Museum, Veronica at Pitzer Art Galleries, and The Wight Biennialat UCLA. Her work is included in the permanent collection at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA). Yury holds two Masters degrees: an A.M. in English from the University of Chicago (1996), and an M.F.A in Studio Art from the University of California at Irvine (2006). Yury is also Head of Research and Strategy at tech innovation consultancy BeyondCurious, where she brings her creative approach to conceptualizing and solving problems with her to the consulting field.