Hammond Artist Members Directory
Listed alphabetically by first name
Countries Represented: Argentina, Australia, Barbados, Brazil, Canada, China, Egypt, England, Faroe Islands, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Iceland, India, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Korea, Mexico, Morocco, Russia, Scotland, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Syria, Taiwan, USA, Wales
Anna Rose Holmer
Ker Berdimurat Beckley
Maya Rau Murthy
Nazanin Hedayat Munroe
Roni Sherman Ramos
Mixed Media Artist and Independent Curator
Carla Goldberg is from Palm Springs, California but has made the Hudson Valley her home since the early 90’s. She is a mixed media artist and independent curator, past Director of Beacon Artist Union and Skylight Gallery NYC in Chelsea. She has curated exhibitions in NY, CA, Sweden, South Africa and Germany. Her most recent curation in Berlin, Germany in June of 2018 garnered positive reviews by Barbara Hopp of Feuilletonscouts and pick of the week in Art Life Berlin. Carla has shown her artworks in over 300 solo and group exhibitions nationally and internationally in museums, universities and galleries. Her sculptural paintings and drawings bring to mind dreamy memories of water in moments of movement. She is the winner of the 2014 Connecticut “SeaGrant”, a partnership between the University of Connecticut and the nation’s primary ocean agency, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) for her Sea Foam Sculptural drawings.
Carla Rae Johnson
Sculpture, Drawing, Performance, Installation, and Conceptual Art
My work is directly connected to ideas and often addresses issues of social, political, and cultural import. A 2017 NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellow in Drawing, a 2005 New York Foundation for the Arts Fellow in Sculpture, and a 1990 recipient of a Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant, I have exhibited in museums and galleries locally, nationally, and in New York City.
Sculpture/Installation, Mixed Media, Archived Materials
This body of work explores the notions of permanence/impermanence, materials/memories, and deterioration/resurrection. The materials used are excavated from the artists’ cupboards, threads from a child's blanket, toys, photos, rubbings, charred 4th of July sparklers, letters sent from a war. These are the physical vestiges gleaned to be reimagined in sculptural form referencing the artist as a child growing up with a prisoner of war. Growing up in a railroad apt where one room was a pathway to another room, finding a private place was a challenge. Every loose floorboard and tile a hidden space to harbor scribbled secrets and drawings. Knowing that they existed where others walked unaware of their existence, bestowed a power in a child’s world where there is none. Hiding objects in plaster, wood or twine remains a way to commit an act of creation as well as sharing the discovery.
Digital Prints Drawn and Colored in Photoshop. Oil on Canvas
Carol Radsprecher’s images combine figurative and abstract elements. She earned her MFA in painting from Hunter College, CUNY (1988) and her BFA in painting from Hunter (1985). A longtime painter, she discovered the wonders of digital image-making and found that media well-suited to her need to make a succession of rapidly-evolving narrative images based on distorted representations of the human body, especially the female body. Her work has appeared in several solo shows and numerous group shows, and has been published in print and/or online publications.
Paint, Pastels, Clay and Glass
There’s no one material that is specific to the imagination and I am an artist who is inspired by different media. I love to push the boundaries between paint, pastels, clay and glass. However varied my tools, my art is conceptually unified in exploring the bond between the spiritual and the material life that I find in nature and in human culture. I have found inspiration in the ordinary and the extraordinary and have been the recording artist on scientific expeditions around the world. Examples of my work can be found on my website.
Oil on Canvas and Paper, Watercolor on Paper
I am an interdisciplinary artist working with various media, currently concentrating on the directness of oil paint on canvas. No matter what the medium, my image making always begins with drawings that are modified and changed as the work evolves.
My latest inspirations come from our contemporary culture. Figures play with how profile, contour, posture, and gesture have the ability to communicate traits about anonymous subjects. Combining them with shapes set in and through abstracted spaces creates a way of visualizing the internal impulses of the mind. While suggestive, these are not narratives, allowing viewers to make their own connections.
Analog and Digital Photography
Catherine Vanaria is a photographer, master darkroom technician, and educator. Her work is included in many private collections and numerous group shows throughout the northeast United States including the Aldrich Museum (Ridgefield, CT). Her photographs have been published in XTC: Song Stories (Hyperion, 1998), Exposure: Special Edition, extended booklet accompanying Robert Fripp's re-release (Discipline, 2006), Smithsonian Rock and Roll: Live and Unseen (Smithsonian Books, 2017) and This is Pop, a documentary on the band XTC (2017).
Catherine is Chair of the Department of Art and Associate Professor of Photography at Western Connecticut State University in Danbury, CT.
Etched Photography on Metal and Installation Sculpture
Cathey Billian’s current artistic practice is etched photographics on metal, and environmental installations. Commissions/installations include Future Antiquities -the Whitney Museum Sculpture Court-NYC, YIELD -Yellowstone National Park, & BiPlanar Arrival , -for a Phoenix airport.
Collections owning her work include the Smithsonian, the Library of Congress, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the National Park Service, and the collection of Vice-President Al Gore. Awards include a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, & residencies/awards 6 from the National Park Service, the New York/NJ Port Authority, the Experimental Glass Workshop, NY, & 4 NY State Council on the Arts Project grants. She is a recently retired full Professor from Pratt Institute, where she earned her Masters with highest honors.
Ceci Cole McInturff
Sculpture, Hand-Formed Paper, Book Objects
Ceci Cole McInturff works in sculpture, hand-formed paper, narrative installation, and book objects. Drawn to a wabi sabi-like, less-impacted beauty, she often nontraditionally combines plant and animal material to achieve an intimate, hand-formed quality and honor the wisdom and cyclical lessons of nature.
Founder of former 87FLORIDA non-profit exhibit and performance space and current studio member of the Otis Street Arts Project, both in Washington DC. MFA in Art and Visual Technology from George Mason University; completed two years of MA/Art and the Book at Corcoran College of Art+Design; former executive with the CBS Television Network; mother of two sons.
Photography is always all about the light. That magical, moody, mysterious thing that scientists still have trouble explaining. I see my work as a connection to others, a gift that teaches the pleasures of patience, of lingering in the present moments, nourishing all the senses. My art has been shown at the Hammond Museum, the Art Gallery at the Rockefeller State Park, the Gallery in the Park in Pound Ridge Reservation, the Exposures Gallery in Sugar Loaf Village, the Northern Westchester Hospital, Westchester Medical Center, the Rotunda in New Rochelle City Hall, and Sotheby’s in Montclair, NJ, among others.
Chia-Hui Luo 羅嘉惠
Born in Taiwan. My art was inspired by Antoni Tàpies and Jean Dubuffe's focus on process and materials. I am fascinated by the way the plaster, cloth and all these rough materials can become mix media art. In my art works I try to present specific things in life by past memories – to reflect inner self naturally. In the transformation of natural materials, I reveal my angle to reality. Therefore, my art works have not only subject but also object and it is not just an abstract expression, not only focus on its purely visual aspects but its narrative content or its relationship to the world. My art works usually appeared a memory with a beauty of sediment and flake and I think it is a beauty that covers generations with nature, genuine and unpretentious.
YouTube: 系Ⅲ 20190619—情(Complex)
Chris Farrell is a composer and performer of contemporary spirituals and meditative piano music. He believes mindful music has healing qualities that are beneficial for both listeners and performers alike. Mindful, intentional music restores and energizes our natural tendency to move toward a state of harmony and balance.
Painting: Acrylic, Oil, Egg Tempera and Mixed Media, Installation
My paintings betray a fascination with geometric abstraction, a preference for modernism and an awareness of historical context. There is no doubt that my rich cultural background has broadened my perspective and every generation searches for its own vocabulary. I feel that one must assimilate knowledge of the past in order to elucidate the present. It is my aim to create a synthesis of familiar images and meaningful symbols in order to develop a new ideal and a recognizable aesthetic that can resonate with the viewer, delight and inspire.
Chuck von Schmidt
I have degrees from Cooper Union and, Brooklyn College, and, was on faculty of both institutions. Earlier, I was an assistant to a student of a student of Rodin. I have been visiting lecturer at RISD, and recently, an Adjunct at NJCU.
I am included in the Brooklyn College Art Department Print Portfolio, which is in the permanent collections of the Brooklyn Museum and the Neuberger Museum. In January 2005, I was honored to personally present a sculpture, which had been commissioned by Pave The Way Foundation as a presentation gift to Pope John Paul II.
A 1968 sculpture commissioned by actor Murphy Dunne was used in the Haskell Wexsler film “Medium Cool”. I have shown at the Anchorage Museum of Art; AnnMarie Sculpture Garden (a Smithsonian affiliate); Athens Institute for Contemporary Art; the Nassau County Museum of Art; the Islip Museum of Art and the Hammond Museum (permanent collection).
Homage to other artists is a recurring theme of mine.
Born in Málaga, Spain.
She earned her degree in Fine Arts from the Complutense University of Madrid, Spain.
Since 1998 she has resided in Berlin, Germany
Starting from an acrylic base, Joris uses a figurative and poetic language; sometimes threads cross or embroider the surface of the painting. She works on different supports such as wood, linen or Japanese paper. Each created image represents a new world, that before it was conceived existed only as a soft shadow of blurred contours, like the impression of a déjà vu.
I am a storyteller. My paintings are usually based on images from the news, magazines or photos that I take. Something about the image catches my eye - a gaze, pose, setting. Often, it's just watching someone interacting with another person or their surroundings. Although many of my subjects are strangers, my paintings become psychological studies, pushing the boundaries beyond traditional portraiture.
The intimacy and humanism of studies of ordinary people by Goya and Rembrandt inspire me. In my own work, I often paint isolated figures with a haunting gaze, suggesting the current of anxiety that exists in today's world.
My moody and mysterious portraits evince strength, vulnerability and emotion while questioning popular ideas about gender, race and beauty.
Oil on Paper, Mixed Media on Paper. Oil on Steel & Digital Photography/Photography
My work explores the use of narrative to evoke emotional connections that reference all aspects of life. Through symbolism and allegory I refer to what lies beneath the surface. Through the use of varying imagery of my choosing, it allows me to explore imaginative realms that defy logic but are directly influenced by life's experiences. I also investigate different themes that affect people from all walks of life, concerning life's trials and tribulations, which include hostility, victimization, exclusion, oppression and withdrawal, all of which I believe ties into spirituality.
In Other Words essay: The Emancipatory Dreamscapes of Crystal Marshall