VICTORIA SIEMER

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VICTORIA SIEMER

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Victoria Siemer, also known as Witchoria, is a visual designer who works within the digital realm, creating surreal photo manipulations that reflect her penchant for ennui, existential crisis, and heartbreak.  

Victoria lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. She holds a BFA in communication design from SUNY Buffalo.

She has exhibited at Satellite Art Fair, Guy Hepner Gallery, and Castle Fitzjohns Gallery, and recently spoke at the 2016 Adobe MAX conference on the topic of surreal photography. Her work has been featured in a variety of digital publications including Wired, Juxtapoz, Huffington Post, Cosmopolitan, Ignant, and Business Insider.

While in residence, Victoria will focus on experimenting with her photo-manipulation technique by incorporating new digital and physical elements such as motion, 3D, Virtual Reality, textiles, polaroid film processes, and collage.

https://www.behance.net/witchoria

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RENATE LEVY

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RENATE LEVY

Renate Levy lives and works in Buenos Aires. She studied Graphic Design and Fine Arts at the Panamerican Art School (Buenos Aires), and lithography and graphic arts at the Edition Center of Buenos Aires, where she printed almost all of her latest works.

Since 1993, Levy has been featured in many solo and group exhibitions in private and national galleries in Latin America and Europe. Renate also took part in diverse art events and fairs in Argentina and USA.

Her early works with oil on canvas are mostly colorful paintings which include some paper collages, where the texture modifies and gives structure to the surface. 

The recurrent concepts her work are chance, symbols, and phenomena.

While in residence, Renate will focus on the subject of chance, unpredictable encounters and findings, which compels her to be fully present in her new surroundings, including the special magic of her provisory home and waterfront landscape. The colourful lithographic printed papers she brought, will merge with who knows what: ¿objects? ¿papers? drawings or perhaps spirits…

Renate questions this so called reality and predictability by diving into uncertainty.

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CAROLINE KAUFMAN

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CAROLINE KAUFMAN


Caroline Kaufman is a New York City-based textile designer and fine artist. Originally from West Virginia, Caroline attended Pratt Institute, where she received her BFA in Fashion Design with a focus on textiles. Caroline currently lives and works in Brooklyn New York.

In 2014 Caroline started her studio practice, where she creates home and fashion textiles, as well as painted works on paper. Her work plays with the interaction between color, texture, and print. Caroline’s work finds a home in the space where art and design meet.  Her process begins by assembling color palettes, that turn into paintings. These color studies inform her textiles and design work. Caroline currently works out of a plant-filled studio she fondly named ‘The Park Slope Treehouse.

Caroline is a recipient of the Windgate Fellowship from the Center for Craft, Creativity, and Design. She is often known for her use of color and intricate knitwear. She has been featured in The New York Times, New York Magazine, and Frankie Magazine, to name a few.

 
At the Varda Artists Residency, Caroline plans on creating a collection of site-specific color based paintings. She will use her color intuition to create patterns that will serve as the inspiration for a new series of textiles. She also plans on experimenting with yarn to make some home wear, wall hangings, and fiber art.
 

http://www.carolinerosekaufman.com/

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