Her animations are a conscious voice for the things we often ignore. They’re filled with the insights that come once we decenter ourselves, and follow the lead of the natural world. Nicole’s work invites us not only to contemplate, but to turn rethinking into action.
In Nicole’s studio there’s a camera lens hovering just above a table. It's between these two surfaces that anything can happen.
Her drawings and sculptures exist at a series of crossroads: The personal and the political; perceived beauty and ugliness; awkward honesty and unwavering confidence. Her "pillowforms" are a metaphor used to explore identity politics - ever aware that the fight over her own body is also bound to the fight of the women around her.
Madeleine's Florida studio is as warm on the inside as it is on the outside; Full of conversation, hospitality, and genuine laughter.
Yesterday and Tomorrow II, 2014
Yesterday and Tomorrow I, 2014
Heart of Butter, the Sugar Uncoating, 2017
Matthew’s hands are his signature.
His paintings and sculptures are packed with references to his own personal history. Whether from his time spent working in butcher shops, as a member of the US Navy, or in the chair of a tattoo parlor- you never need to look far to find Matt in his work.
Entering Matt’s studio is like throwing on a classic punk rock mixtape- old school, hard earned.
His work is an open-ended investigation of the way subcultures reinterpret the world around them. From gardening to graffiti, Matt is constantly on the lookout for new expressions of the “do-it-yourself” ideology.
Matt organizes his studio with the same criteria he used in his bedroom as a teenager: “Never put anything away.”
Confluence In Blue (Pacific Surfliner/ Creekside Outliner), 2015
I Want Go Where You Go, Be Where You Are (with Corry Arnold), 2012
Ryan is endlessly inquisitive.
His sculptures and installations often deal with hybridity. Whether it’s a chair that’s grown an extra pair of legs, a sculpture that also sweeps the floor, or a blend of play and pedagogy; Ryan’s work always resists a single read.
Even at 4 am you’ll find Ryan’s working in his studio with a wry smile and a humble attention to detail.
His installations are an exploration of space, the legacy of craft, and our diminishing connection to the natural world. He holds his work to his own standards- you can count on each of Patrick’s pieces to have been made and remade, until everything is in its right place.
Visit Patrick’s studio and you’ll find yourself listening to country music classics and sampling Southern California’s finest small-batch beers.