Kristina Kaiser is the creative mind behind Hohm Designs, living and working in Rochester, NY. In 2013 Kristina earned a BFA in Studio Arts: Painting and a dual major in Art History from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania. Pieces typically deal with memory and are mixed-media in nature, they also incorporate local recycled material and various found elements. Currently heading The YARDS Collaborative Art Space as Event & Art Residency Director.
Rebecca Lomuto is a photographer, printmaker and book artist living and working in Rochester, NY. She received her BFA in photography from SUNY Purchase in 2013. During her time at The Genesee Center for the Arts residency program(2014), she helped develop etching facilities and taught courses which she continues to do now. Coordinator of Print-a-Month, she connects printmakers all across the U.S. Lomuto’s work has been featured at “The Artist Within,” at the Sunken Gallery and “Ink and Paper” at Main Street Arts in the Rochester area. Her work meditates on aspects of identity and erasure of personal history, using process-heavy mediums and experimental techniques. Currently she is working in the studio and preparing for exhibition.
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Tina Starr is a Rochester transplant who received her MFA in Fine Art Photography and Imaging Arts from RIT. She is a working photographer, with her passion lying in performance, photography, video and digital arts. She pushes the boundaries by confronting the ideas of identity, notions of beauty, the gendered body and performance. She proudly identifies as a feminist.
Born in Chicago, IL, Melissa Huang received her BFA in Fine Arts Studio from the Rochester Institute of Technology. Currently, Melissa is attending Georgia State University for her MFA in Drawing and Painting (expected May 2021). Her surreal, figurative oil paintings address themes of perfectionism and inner versus outer self. Melissa is an Appraiser of Fine Art with a background working in galleries, museums, and archives. Her paintings have been featured in publications including Fresh Paint Magazine, Art House Press, and Stone Canoe.
Jacquelyn O’Brien is a working sculpture artist and founder of Politits: Art Coalition. In the past four years she has been in 20 exhibitions, awarded four research grants, received two national awards and completed a MFA in sculpture. Primarily working in plastic, building materials and fabric, O’Brien strives to push societal understanding of gender identity and how it is perceived. Currently, Ms. O’Brien is working at her studio, running a grass-roots feminist art group and preparing for exhibitions.
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Lindsey Collier is a sculptor and jewelry maker living and working in Rochester, NY under the name Cecropian Minerva. She owned and operated Dichotomy Rochester, a fine art and craft gallery from 2013 until early 2016, and worked as a designer and jewelry maker for Stefan Otter Jewelers in Pittsford from 2008-2013.