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 Rochester Institute of Technology. She is a figurative oil painter currently working on a series of faceless, crystalline portraits. Melissa won Best in Show in the 2015 Women Artists of the Finger Lakes exhibition, and shown in group exhibitions at Dacia Gallery, Zeitgeist Gallery, and Main Street Arts. Melissa interned with the Corcoran Gallery of Art and the American Art Museum, and currently works as a gallery assistant at Main Street Arts in the Rochester, NY area. She also assists a local art appraiser and is pursuing a career in fine art appraisal. Melissa’s paintings were included in Fresh Paint Magazine and Art House Press.
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.