Jenevieve was born in New York City in July of 1985, where she later received her B.F.A. from the Cooper Union School of Art with an award for Excellence in Painting in 2008. At Cooper, Jenevieve left behind photorealistic portraiture and landscape drawings to further explore dark room photography and abstract expressionistic painting. Seeking to combine the two, silk-screening had become the medium. The immediacy of silkscreen ushered in elements once reserved to her street art persona. Over a decade in process and study a whole new style has emerged, layered with brushstrokes, decoupage, graffiti tags, patterns and photographic imagery. Continuing to explore the picture, color and texture, Jenevieve lives and works in New York. Additional artwork by Jenevieve can be seen at JCC Harlem, 318 West 118th Street between Frederick Douglass Blvd. and Manhattan Ave. thru April 15, 2017.
Susan Stair’s artwork examines the surface of components of the landscape, such as rocks and trees. There is a discovery of how each material determined its place in our shared history. Her present “Tree” series represents a sort of “Life Casting” from living plants and trees. She studies different species, each with identifiers akin to our markings of age and race. Susan Stair has worked in the US and Asia exploring the landscape. From textile and mixed media collage to works on paper, her pieces create a sense of space and place in the tradition of landscape painting. Her mural for the Percent for art program continued to push the landscape tradition, including a bench where students sit next to Rosa Parks. Stair spent 10 years in Asia creating collaged paintings and installations. Her exhibitions were at Galleria Duemila and the US Embassy in Manila, the Fringe Gallery with an installation at the Hong Kong Cultural Center titled, “Primarily an Issue of Color”, and The Tokyo Design Center. In the US Stair has exhibited in group and individual shows in NYC and Rochester, NY. In 2009 she finished “By the Waters” a 9’x18’ mosaic mixed media mural for the Rosa Parks School in the Bronx thru the Sites for Students program. In 2012 she was in the Emerge International Art Fair in Washington DC. She installed a mosaic in a tree in Stone Quarry Art Park during a residency in 2014 and installed a 2nd tree mosaic commissioned in Rochester.
Opening on January 25th, 2017 at ALOFT, 2296 Frederick Douglass Blvd. "Drum Circle" features Susan Stair, Jenevieve Reid and Dominant Dansby “Drum Circle” features works by Jenevieve Reid, Dominant Dansby, and Susan Stair. Through the use of various materials including clay, molded paper, paint and pencil the artists each represent the tension of nature with manmade structures and a very subtle underlying conflict of opposing forces, embodying the sound, texture and movement of the city.
Dominant Dansby began exploring his artistic talents working in a variety of mediums early in life. By 17 years old, the young painter and illustrator was recognized as a national finalist of the NAACP's Afro-Academic, Cultural, Technological and Scientific Olympics. Dominant received four first place honors in the 2005 North Jersey Student Art Show for his drawings and works in oil and pastel, charcoal and mixed media, and was named the 2005 NJ Governor's Award for Art Education. Dominant has interned at the Rupert Ravens Contemporary Gallery in Newark, NJ and is currently studying at The Art Students League in New York City. He currently works as a studio assistant to the artist Willie Cole.