Our friends at 20x200 have shared 11 of their favorite artists from January with us—just in time for Valentine’s Day! There’s some heart-warming prints in here, including We Are So Good Together by Dylan Fareed; which hanging in your home is the art equivalent of common law marriage.
D.W. Kellogg // A Map of the Open Country of a Woman's Heart
Daniel Wright Kellogg, known as D. W. Kellogg, was the principal partner in the Hartford, Connecticut-based lithography firm D. W. Kellogg & Company from about 1830 to 1842. The Kellogg brothers published and sold the second largest number of decorative prints intended for the American public. These lithographs, most of which were hand-colored, were colorful, affordable and covered many subjects: portraits, historical events, scenes of daily life, views, religious themes, politics, sports, animals, sentimental images. In 1842, two of Kellogg’s brothers succeeded D.W., renaming the company E.B. & E.C. Kellogg.
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Michelle Hinebrook // Encrusted
Michelle Hinebrook received her MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art in painting and her BFA, with honors, from the College for Creative Studies. She has an established studio practice, active exhibition record and engagement within the art community. In addition to her studio practice, she frequently lectures and teaches studio courses at numerous institutions. Her work has been internationally exhibited, commissioned, collected, published and reviewed. She’s exhibited works with 101 Exhibit Gallery, Florida; David Klein Gallery, Michigan; Islip Art Museum, New York; Helene Nyborg Contemporary, Denmark; Foley Gallery, New York; Marlborough Gallery, New York; and Cranbrook Museum of Art, Michigan.
Aili Schmeltz // Urban Storm
Aili Schmeltz is a Los Angeles based Sculptress and Installation Artist. She earned her MFA from the University of Arizona, holds a BFA from the Kansas City Art Institute and has exhibited widely throughout the United States. Schmeltz has also been an artist in residence at the Bemis Center (Omaha, NE), Sculpture Space (Utica, NY), Raid Projects (Los Angeles, CA) and Around the Coyote Gallery (Chicago, IL).
Laura Plageman // Response to Print of Kudzu, Texas
Laura Plageman is an artist and educator who lives and works in Oakland, CA. Her images explore the relationships between the process of image making, photographic truth and distortion, and the representation of landscape. She is interested in making pictures that examine the natural world as a scene of mystery, beauty and constant change—transformed both by human presence and by its own design. Plageman has exhibited her work in San Francisco, New York, Portland and Galway, Ireland. She earned a BA at Wesleyan University (Middletown, CT) and an MFA from the California College of the Arts (San Francisco, CA). She was also a First Edition 2011 winner in the Hey Hot Shot! photography competition, another Jen Bekman Project.