Karol Hilker’s mixed media paintings are created as she weaves wires, threads and objects into the surface and frames. Her paint is built up in layers of color to create an environment for the figures. She likes to show the despair, hope, tension, love, and passion that we all experience through her images. Her paintings show the chaos and balance we can create in our lives.
I have always been an observer and collector of natural objects. Wherever I walk -- beaches, parks, sidewalks, woods I look to see what's on the ground and in the trees. Then I use, and alter, my weathered findings to reveal nature's bounty and beauty in new ways.
I am a painter and percussionist living in Oakland, California. I hold an MFA in Painting from San Francisco State University and a BFA in Drawing and Painting from UC Berkeley. I teach Drawing and Painting at The College of San Mateo. My work has been exhibited throughout the greater Bay Area, in Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Alaska, Cuba, Ghana, and Senega
Sarah focuses ugly or distressed beauty, an aesthetic that can be find harder to look at but more honest and challenging to pursue.
Jill McLennan explores and observes the city of Oakland, a city she has chosen to call home. She delves into the industrial history, researching historical photographs and learning the stories of this vibrant city, built on wetlands of the bay. She documents the rapidly changing present while assessing her own place in this chaos.
Vida Pavesich teaches philosophy and makes digital collages. She has been profoundly affected by teaching philosophy–and more recently by teaching environmental ethics for a few years at California State University East Bay and now at the University of San Francisco. She has gone back and forth between being absorbed by ideas, making art, and taking photographs—always knowing that these two preoccupations could somehow inform each other.
Fernando Reyes’s extensive resume of national and regional exhibitions was built from his Jingletown studio in Oakland, California, where he has worked since 1999. Like many artists, he was a creator from an early age. After almost two decades working in San Francisco as a banker, Reyes left the Bay Area to study at the prestigious School of the Art Institute of Chicago, graduating with a BFA degree in 1997.
Malcolm is an Oakland based photographer whose cityscapes focus on the unusual, ephemeral, or disappearing in the local urban landscape. His emphasis is on seeing the creative self-expression of the city's inhabitants as the agent of change that generates an environment which is both a statement of Oaklanders' self-definition and a reflection of it. The work frequently aims to contradict both stereotyping and indifference in how Oakland and surrounding East Bay is seen. His work frequently fuses abstraction and documentary, but also freely exploits and reassigns numerous types of photographic conventions, such as postcards, cinema, and journalism, that attempt to pre-set expectations about how to interpret imagery. He also shoots commercially.
Jan Watten is an analog fine art photographer with a BFA in Photography and Certificate in Gallery Management from the California College of Arts and Crafts (CCA). Her work revolves around the idea of identity and she focuses on capturing an aspect or an isolated moment of her subjects. Using low and high tech film cameras, Watten photographs in black and white, although she does enjoy working in color occasionally.
She has lived and worked in Jingletown since 1984.
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