Hammond Museum and Japanese Stroll Garden Founding 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, Indonesia, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Korea, Mexico, Morocco, Russia, Scotland, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Syria, Taiwan, USA, Wales
Anna Rose Holmer
Cathy O'Keefe Jarcho
Ellen W Kaplan
Ker Berdimurat Beckley
Maya Rau Murthy
Roni Sherman Ramos
Sachiko Miki 三木 サチコ
Sachiko Miki is a Japanese sculptor residing in Japan. She teaches sculpture at Setagaya Art Museum in Tokyo and drawing at a professional design school. Her works resemble otherworldly anime characters, but she visually represents the inner essence of human beings. She exhibited widely in Japan and abroad.
Painter, Sculptor, Teacher
Working in two spontaneous, wet media – watercolor and clay – and most recently in acrylics, I like to search for the essence of things, whether it is in an animal or landscape. With watercolor, I soak 300lb Arches paper with water, letting the color speak to me as abstract shapes take form. Often a landscape emerges or a simple rock form, which I hint at definition with a few lies with the brush, stripping away non-essentials, expressing the simple beauty I find in a bold way.
When I work in clay or paint, I try and feel the gesture of the form, drawing or shaping it without excess. When I struggle with it, it loses life. When I allow it, the piece speaks to me, and intuitively I see a fresh design more exciting than one planned in advance. Bouncing ideas off each other in these different media in a playful way becomes an interplay revealing the landscape of my mind.
Sally Frank is a printmaker who lives and works in Waccabuc, New York. Originally from Chester County, PA, she has been making prints since 1975. She earned a Master’s degree in printmaking from C.W. Post College in New York. Frank is a printmaker whose images are drawn from her close observations of the natural world, time and space associations, and a deep sense of connection with the earth. Her work incorporates a wide variety of printmaking techniques from traditional etchings, monotypes and woodcuts to new experimental methods.
Sculpture, Installation, Drawing, Collage
Sarah Haviland is a sculptor and installation artist whose recent work focuses on cross-cultural human-bird imagery and the environment. She was awarded a US Fulbright Fellowship for creative research in Taiwan, Sept. 2018-Jan. 2019. Her abstract-figurative sculptures and public art installations have been exhibited widely in galleries, parks, museums, healthcare, and educational settings, including commissions at the Flatiron Prow Art Space in NYC; Grounds for Sculpture in Hamilton, NJ; Pratt Sculpture Park in Brooklyn; NYU Langone Medical Center; and the National Marine Museum in Taiwan.
Installation (Ceramic and Wallpainting), Sculpture, Drawing
I make ceramic sculptures representing female figures, plants, and animals and group them mostly on the wall in site-specific installations and freestanding sculptures combined with Wallpainting. My work is predominantly about the cycle of life, and within that context my sculptures serve as pictograms, carriers of hidden messages, and memento mori. I create dreamlike worlds whose narratives illustrate relationships, transitions, and dichotomies such as life/death. My approach to making work is intuitive and spontaneous, and my inspiration comes from the world around me as well as from my thoughts and memories.
Acrylic, Collage, Mixed Media
I am a graduate of SUNY Purchase, School of Visual Art / BFA.
Although I have a few different visions, they all have one thing in common; they are inspired by the natural world, ancient cultures, and landscape. Sometimes I will work more gesturally, and other times, more direct.
I spend a lot of time outdoors, and some of my views are a culmination of what I see, along with my memories. I also devise works that arrange shapes and silhouettes.
Water-Based Media (Water Color, Ink, Water-Color Pencils) and Mono Prints
I make images with watercolors and colored pencils on paper. Catching moments of beauty, observing sunlight as it changes and passes through and around objects is a fascinating thing to observe and try to catch on paper. I graduated from NYU with a degree in studio art. Studies include classes at The Art Students League, and The School of Visual Arts. My current projects integrate classic painting and drawing techniques with the digital world.
Recently I have finished a year long series titled “Analemma” about the angle of the sun and my visual relationship with the path of the light. This year long series of paintings of sunsets, sunrise, midday landscapes tracked the sun and the weather in for 2020, paring away the politics and covid -19 to remember that the earth is still going around the sun and that we are a very small part of eternity.
Capturing a second of magic in quotidian subjects is what my best paintings attempt to share.
Powder Coated Perforated Aluminum and Mixed Materials
Magical transparencies: a surprising visual phenomenon transforms heavy gauge industrial material into airy fields of color. Parriott’s large-scale installations are exhibited and collected in New York City, throughout the USA and Europe.
Painting: Mostly Venetian Plaster, Pigment, Graphite on Canvas
Shira Toren is an American-Israeli artist. Born in Tel-Aviv, She received her BFA from the Pratt Institute and currently working in Brooklyn NY,
My work is to make unconscious emotion visceral. I implement a process-oriented approach in my practice, which uncovers the works' themes as much as establishes them. I apply Venetian plaster, graphite powder and mineral pigments, accumulating these materials to achieve a nuanced sense of texture. Layers of material converge in abstract monochrome forms, creating a liminal space where pigments build and collapse. The various built surfaces in my work seemingly excavate elusive memories and their very nature. The final compositions embody this subtle conflict: a latent tension lingering between presence and absence, the rigid and the malleable.
Shoko Miki 三木祥子
In the the field of “Environmental Art”, I’ve kept on installing installations of the photos of flowers, for people all over the world who have suffered diverse catastrophe. I’d like to continue to do this art project as one of my life’s works to “pray” whenever “COVID-19” has been settled.
Canvas, Paper, Watercolor, Charcoal, Glass, Oil, Golde Leaf. Paintings, Drawings, and Sculptures
Within the human subconscious mind lies a world of experiences; a wealth of memories and connections that are built layer upon layer. It is my personal journey to rediscover the spiritual dialogue between the mind, body, soul, and actions. I render these ideas that have been ignited by my curiosity and inspirational quotations, into visual images. These images are woven and encapsulated with the essence of line and of beauty.
Siena Gillann Porta
Installation Artwork is Multimedia; Paintings are Acrylic Pigment on Canvas and Watercolor on Paper
Siena Gillann Porta, born in Manhattan, attended the Art Students League at 15, then The School of Visual Arts and The New School, earning a BS in Studio Arts from Brooklyn College, CUNY while studying with Philip Pearlstein, Lee Bonticou, Lennart Anderson, and Sylvia Stone, later receiving an MFA in Sculpture on a Full Fellowship and Teaching Assistantship from Penn State. Currently her work is represented by 14 Sculptors Gallery Inc. NY, NY, The New York Society of Women Artists and The National Association of Women Artists.
Artist, Weaver, Painter
My inspiration comes from my immediate environment as well as what is going on in the world when I can express an idea in colour. I learned weaving in Sweden and studied art at The New School in NYC and SUNY Purchase.
Recent exhibit: One woman show at the Albert Wisner Public Library in Warwick, NY.
When I first saw the sculptures of Brancusi at MOMA I was captured by his total comprehension of the subject and being able to relay it using the simplest form. Since then finding the essence of the subject has engaged me.
I am also interested in dance and many of my sculptures grow out of dance motions. I abstract the body, leaving the motion.
The advantage of bronze is its ability to hold the weight of a piece on a small footing and its long lasting beauty. With bronze you can make shapes that start as sharp and become round, a straight line can curve and solids can turn into negatives. I can decide the outcome.
I also work in steel sheets and here the material dictates what I can do. I have at times limited myself to only using triangles. Two triangles are welded together and then I add others until the shape of the sculpture is completed. The decision on the finish, color or rust comes next.
Attention is paid to the way the positive and negative spaces slide into each other and change places as the piece is turned. The shadows it casts become part of the sculpture.
Oil and Acrylic Paintings and Commissioned Portraits on Canvas
What is most notable about my oil or acrylic paintings and portraits is the vibrant color and energy. I use imagery of people, places and objects from life and imagination and reinvent them through the creative process alive in me as
a joyful expressionism. The mood may be quirky, laugh-out-loud funny, or harmonious. I want to contribute to upliftment in the world, and I call it Love Through Art.
My work pushes to be a catalyst for discussion around Social, Political, and Environmental themes. I create using ‘theatrical’ visuals that invite the viewer in. Because of the almost Carnival feel of my work, people feel free to explore and respond. Opening minds, creating new questions, or leaving the viewer with something to ponder is the goal. I celebrate us, and our absurdity. We are beautiful, horrid, tragic, and profoundly funny.
Watercolor and Collage
Susan Hennelly received her BFA and BS in Education from Tyler School of Art, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA. She earned 12 credits at University of California, Berkeley, CA.
Susan was one of 12 featured artists in the Arts-Mid- Hudson gallery exhibit “inspired by Plein Air” this year. Other juried exhibitions include “Meeting Past” at Akin Library and Museums, Pawling, NY; “National Women’s History Month featuring Women Artists of the Hudson Valley” at Howland Cultural Center, Beacon, NY and “Victory for Tyler” at Crane Arts, Philadelphia, PA. She received Honorable Mention at Sharon Historical Center, Sharon, CT and 1st Prize at the Friends of the Great Swamp Celebration.
Susan has had Solo exhibitions at Millbrook Free Library, Millbrook, NY; Dover Plains Library, Dover Plains, NY; Thalheimer Hall of Maplebrook School, Amenia,NY and North End Trilogy, Barnegat Light, NJ.
Painting and Sculpture (Primarily Ceramic)
Profoundly hard of hearing since age two, I have spent a lot of time silently observing others and my relationship to them. Discovering abstract expressionism at twenty seven freed me as an artist. I found an intuitive process that made incredible sense to me and helped me develop my own artistic vocabulary. By exploring tension, sexuality and humor in my art, I illustrate how people interact, flee from confinement, or stand their own ground. Each piece becomes a unique scenario to discover juxtapositions and identity in this world we all share.
Oils on Canvas
Susan Miiller has participated in television interviews, lectures and seminars and has exhibited extensively in museums and galleries throughout the United States. Her work is included in many important public and private collections.
"My paintings explore artistic transformation and ways of making the landscape genre fresh and original.” Susan Miiller received an M.F.A. in drawing and painting from the Univ. of No. Texas in 1992 and a B.F.A in painting from SUNY New Paltz in 1988. Miiller has been faculty at SUNY since 1999.
Mixed Materials, Acrylic, Charcoal, Ink, Graphite and Crayon
I was born in London, UK where I studied art at Twickenham Art School and fashion design at Chiswick University. I attended Hong Kong University Art Faculty, where I studied fine art, Chinese brush painting and photography.
I create feeling and expression with the use of line, that is the essence of my work. Painting, drawing the female figure transforms the figure by using beautiful and sensitive lines with bold black or coloured passages. The balance between space and figure reflect my study and appreciation of Asian art. Energy and vitality, allow the figure to emerge from the space.
Photography, Drawing, Sculpture
The consistent theme of my work is marking time though observable changes in natural phenomena. I use charcoal powder, gouache, paint, nails, and graphite as collaborative materials with wind, rain, sea waves and sun/shadow. The final works are drawings and sculptures.
Drawing, Writing, Video, Projection, Sculptural Installation, Textile
Suzy Sureck is a multi-media artist whose sculptural installations, videos and drawings involve physical and metaphoric qualities of wind, water, light, shadow, and the poetics of luminosity. Fluidly cross-pollinating disciplines, she merges technology and traditional media. Working in an expanded field of experiential interaction, she draws with light through projection and spatial layering. Merging aerial views of rivers, branching systems of the human body, bee colonies or microscopic images of plant cells, her works applaud the interdependence of our diversity, earth’s inherent complexities and cycles, and acknowledges the increased vulnerability of our planet and ourselves.
Drawings; Collage; Clay with Mixed/Multi Media Viewer-Participatory Installations
Syma is New York artist working with clay and mixed media for nearly five decades. Working from home since the onset of the pandemic, she is exploring new ways of creating art.
Inspired by ancient artifacts and mythologies, Syma’s interactive/ conceptual clay sculptures, vessels, and gallery installations are her response to wishes, dreams, and worries. Syma’s large scale sculpted panels are permanently installed on walls of public and private buildings in the US and UK. Her ceramic jewelry has been featured at London, England’s Lesley Craze Gallery.
Awards include an NEA stipend. Residencies include: MAD Museum, and A.I.R. Vallauris, France.
Collectors include: Michael Heller, of Heller Gallery, NY; Philadelphia University, Philadelphia, PA; Yuko Nii Foundation, Brooklyn, NY; Art Complex Museum, Duxbury, MA.