Each day the street opens up the possibility to be both vulnerable and unprotected. And each day we put ourselves again in this position in order to work, eat, and play. Through photography, painting and sculpture, STREET portrays both the seen and the unseen; those who are empowered to embrace their strength and those still searching for a way to be free of harassment and abuse.
STREET Exhibition Artist Profiles
Greatly influenced by pop art and photorealism, Eileen works in a representational style that is both bold and precise. Her preferred mediums are oils on canvas and pencils on charcoal paper. eileen has studied under contemporary realists such as Audrey Flack, Don Nice, Harvey Dinnerstein and Phillip Pearlstein.
Matt Siffert is a New York-based photographer, composer, songwriter, and
bassist. As a composer, he has premiered music locally at the Kaufman Center and Steinway Hall, as well as internationally in Cuba and Croatia. He has worked with groups such as Trio Kavak and the International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE). He has travelled and photographed in Kenya, Galapagos Islands, Israel, Spain, and Cuba. Siffert has always been intrigued by photography's dual ability to artistically tell stories and illuminate parts of the world unknown to many.
Born in Cincinnati and raised in both Oakland and Atlanta, Jonathan Elliott is an artist living and working in Brooklyn, New York. He recently completed his masters at Hunter College and was granted the Tony Smith Award.
Ruben Natal-San Miguel, (Born in Arecibo, Puerto Rico) is an architect, photographer, curator, writer, art collector and consultant who specializes primarily in the art of fine emerging photography. In addition, Ruben is involved with non-profit art organizations such as ACRIA, Printed Matter, Aperture Foundation, AIDS Chicago, Humble Arts Foundation, Photolucida, Visual AIDS, ASMP, En Foco, and The Center for Photography at Woodstock NY.
Ruben Natal-San Miguel
Edward Hillel was born in Baghdad, Iraq and grew up in Montreal, Canada. He studied political science and philosophy at McGill University and spent several years as a community organizer before entering the art world. He is a self-taught artist, and since 1990 has divided his time between Paris, Montreal and New York. In 2006 he opened an art space in Harlem. His multidisciplinary production ranges from photography, video, drawings and sculpture, to hybrid "sites", installations employing varied media, archives and found
Jay Miriam is a visual and graphic artist. Jay primarily works with oil paint, portraying the female figure, often distorting line and gesture to create an emotional portrait. In order to do this, Jay paints from memory or
imagination while disregarding prints, traditional rules for anatomy and composition. She is interested in depicting the ordinary in an appetizingly odd way. Jay also is interested in traditional oil methods and techniques and experiments with making her own materials. She has also studied painting at the Jan Matejko Academy of Fine Arts in Krakow, Poland.
Bayeté Ross Smith
Bayeté Ross Smith is an artist, photographer, and educator living in New York City. He is represented by beta pictoris gallery/Maus Contemporary. His photographs have been published in numerous books and magazines, including Dis:Integration: The Splintering of Black America (2010), Posing Beauty: African American Images from the 1890s to the Present (2009), Black: A Celebration of A Culture (2005), The Spirit Of Family (2002); SPE Exposure: The Society of Photographic Education Journal, Black Enterprise Magazine, Working Mother Magazine, and the various publications of Village Voice Media