Beñat Iglesias, Autoteatro 13, 2012. Painted plaster, 18 x 16 x 12 in. Recipient of the Nessa Cohen Grant
“I find that in order to raise a work from a simple descriptive record to a work of art, the main objective is not merely physical likeness, but rather to aim for the most concentrated form of a powerful visual experience.”
Sequoyah Aono, Portrait, 2011. Black marble, 11 x 9 x 13 in. Recipient of the Nessa Cohen Grant
Nicolai Nickson, Exile, 2006–12. Marble, 17 x 17 x 17 in. Recipient of the Nessa Cohen Grant
Satoshi Okada, Ellen, 2012. Oil on panel, 12 x 12 in. Recipient of the Edward G. McDowell Travel Grant
"The world is different every day, every single moment. Even with one model in a single pose, every painting is different."
Kenneth Wong, Distraction, 2011. Oil, 60 x 40 in. Recipient of the Xavier Gonzalez and Ethel Edwards Travel Grant
Elle Maldonado, Freedom, 2010. Acrylic on canvas, 53 x 88 in. Recipient of the Xavier Gonzalez and Ethel Edwards Travel Grant
"I challenged myself to tackle a large canvas after a devastating back injury.I drew from the words and thoughts based on what was going on in my life at that particular time. As I worked, I experienced great strength and freedom in creativity."
Hyunsun Shim, Rachel, 2012. Oil on linen, 40 x 30 in. Recipient of the David Newton Grant
Shiho Sato, An Interpreter, undated. Oil on canvas, 36 x 27 in. Recipient of the Phyllis H. Mason Grant
Carin Kulb Dangot, RELE, 2012. Mixed media on canvas, 60 x 63 in. Recipient of the Lloyd Sherwood Grant
“I paint as a way to feel life in an intense mode, transforming and creating possibilities using the act of painting as an expression.”