Hannah Bates is a School of the Museum of Fine Arts graduate student and a member of the MIT Graduate Consortium of Women’s Studies. Her most recent series, Synthetic, places its subjects before murals to create the optical illusion of three-dimensional space, presenting the images in parts of a reality that can never be completely true, disrupting the idea of the whole. Her work has been featured at galleries nationally, including The Mission Hill Gallery in Somerville, MA.
Lizzy Dargie is a Somerville-based printmaker and illustrator, whose work explores the natural world, with close examinations of plants and insects through various printmaking techniques. Her work has been featured across New England, including the Piano Craft Gallery in Boston, MA.
Eben Haines is a Massachusetts College of Art and Design-trained painter who deconstructs the classic subject of portraiture and human figure in ways that brings out the complex and chaotic aspects of their inner life. The object, the artist, and image present themselves simultaneously in his work, through layers of paint that cover and uncover the image in ways that reveal the artists hand and emphasize the history and emotional journey of the subject. His work has been featured across New England, most recently in “Your Ticket Out” at the Distillery Gallery in Boston, MA.
Kelly Knapp is a versatile designer with a Masters in Landscape Architecture from The Rhode Island School of Design. Her fine art sculptures reflect different elements of her diverse background in architecture, both built and interior, fashion design, installation, and graphic design. Her work has been featured at galleries and art fairs throughout the Northeast, most recently at the Affordable Art Fair in Chelsea, NY.
Ryan C. McMahon
Ryan C. McMahon is a photographer, installation, and performance artist whose work studies art as a medium to transmit pain through various methods of representation, examining the complex relationship and discourse between society and trauma. Her work has been featured in galleries throughout the Northeast, most recently at Catamount Arts in St. Johns, VT.
A graduate of the School of the Museum of Fine Arts and Tufts University’s combined degree program, Will Russack has both a BFA in photography and a BS in environmental studies. His work addresses the relationship between nature and mankind, and the way humans attempt to control nature but also be a part of it. Using both traditional and digital photography, he captures the places where natural and manmade elements intersect, at times fighting for dominance, and at times existing harmoniously. His work has been featured in galleries nationally, most recently at the Anderson Ranch Arts Center in Snowmass, CO.
The Safarani Sisters
The Safarani Sisters are is a pair of Iranian twins who are currently attending Northeastern University and the School of the Museum of Fine Arts’ combined degree program. Their work combines classical painting and video to create atmospheric, meditative pieces that play with the ambiguity of reality, with ghosts of an alternate world walking through their paintings. Their work has been featured internationally, most recently at the Yuan Art Museum in Beijing, China.
Stefan Volatile-Wood is a Massachusetts College of Art and Design graduate whose pieces bring together disparate images to create unexpected new wholes, juxtaposing them in ways that can be both jarring and harmonious—a “visual remix”. His work has been featured in galleries across New England, most recently in “Abstracted” at Uforge Gallery in Jamaica Plain, MA.
Wednesday, March 2, 2016: Puloma Ghosh