Sookkyung Park established an Arts & Crafts studio in 1982 and maintained the studio for 25 years in South Korea. In 2011, she immigrated at age 50 and received a B.A. in Studio Arts from University of Maryland, College Park in 2016. After graduating, she
was selected in several regional and international juried exhibitions. Her works have been featured in many publications, including The Washington Post, The Korea Times, East City Art, Bmore Art, MAP, WSG news, AA&CC, and Maryland State Arts Council.
After working on paper-related projects for over 25 years, Sookkyung continued to ponder the concept that could do best with what she is familiar with, and continued to explore this medium. To further develop her concepts using paper, in 2019 she decided to apply to TU MFA Program having recently just mounted a show at the Holtzman Gallery as part of her course work. Sookkyung continues to have a broader perspective on paper, exploring the harmony between origami, bamboo and traditional papers.
Amy Boone-McCreesh was born on Loring Air Force Base in Maine to a British mother and American father. Her upbringing instilled in her an interest in the connections
between aesthetic leanings within economic and cultural status. Amy received her BFA from Pennsylvania College of Art and Design and MFA from Towson University in Maryland, and shortly thereafter was awarded a two-year Hamiltonian Artist Fellowship
in Washington, DC. Her work has been included in exhibitions across the country,
and has been supported by institutional exhibitions at Dickinson College in Carlisle, PA, Goucher College, in Baltimore, MD and Marymount University in Alexandria, VA.
In addition to her own studio practice, Amy has a committed relationship to visual arts education, running the studio visit series INERTIA, and is currently visiting faculty at Dickinson College.
Kelly Walker is an American born, self taught artist who continues to study at the ‘School of Life’. She found her way to Baltimore, Maryland by the age of 18 where she has lived ever since. Walker absorbs the beauty, chaos and reality of Baltimore City channeling it into her work. The dichotomy of Kelly Walker’s world translates onto her canvases as she paints in fits of inspiration which has led to an expansive collection of unique series, committing spontaneous reflections of her mood and emotions to canvas. Walker’s abstract paintings demonstrate the techniques, textures, and patterns she employs as a professional decorative painter. She pushes mediums past their intended purposes, encouraging them to collide and react, not rejecting happy accidents and forcing incompatible materials to meet. Utilizing a wide range of atypical materials, her works are intricately layered, calling reference to landscape, graffiti and color fields.
Walker’s artwork has been featured extensively at venues both in and outside of the Baltimore area, including the Rosenberg Gallery, Silo Point, Gallery 1951 in Los Angeles & Las Laguna Art Gallery in California and the Delaware Museum of Art. Walker works out of her studio and home situated within the historic cultural arts district of Mt. Vernon and the Bromo Arts District.
Rachel Rush earned her BFA from The University of the Arts in Philadelphia. She is a recipient of the Ted Carey prize, a Richard C. Von Hess Prize Nominee, and two time
Bethesda Painting Award Semifinalist. Rachel has participated in solo and group shows, including Goucher College (Baltimore, MD), Creative Alliance (Baltimore, MD), Wishbone Reserve (Baltimore, MD), Full Moon Acupuncture and Apothecary (Baltimore, MD), and The University of the Arts (Philadelphia, PA). Her work is in the permanent collections of Unity Hall (Baltimore, MD) and now Baltimore Peninsula. She is currently the Education Manager and Great Halloween Lantern Parade Director at Creative Alliance.
Albert Schweitzer is a visionary artist who lives and works in Baltimore, Maryland. Although classically trained, his paintings are imbued with the naive, raw simplicity, and energy that one would associate with outsider art. As a student, Albert studied with Grace Hartigan. This association with Grace Hartigan has created a lasting influence on his work. Born in Wisconsin in 1967, Albert now lives in Baltimore. He received his BFA degree in painting from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater in 1990. He received an MFA in painting from the Maryland Institute College of Art. He studied under Grace Hartigan at the Hoffberger School of Painting, graduating in 1995. Albert exhibits frequently in New York, Baltimore, and Washington, DC, with work in many private and permanent collections.
E. Brady Robinson is a photographer based in Baltimore. She divides her time between personal art projects, commissioned work, and teaching photography. Her photographs have been featured in The Washington Post, BmoreArt, Slate, Hyperallergic, The Bund Shanghai, and Channel One Russia TV. Solo museum exhibitions include Orlando Museum of Art and Cornell Fine Arts Museum. Select art fairs include: Lishui Photography Festival China, AIPAD NYC, CONTEXT Miami, Art Miami and Shiajinang Museum, China. Her photographs reside in the permanent collection of American University in Washigton, D.C. via Corcoran Gallery of Art, Orlando Museum of Art, Wake Forest University and Centro Cultural de España, Santo Domingo, DR. Robinson is among the faculty at ICP NYC, Georgetown University and Goucher College.
Robinson received her BFA in photography from The Maryland Institute, College of Art in Baltimore, Maryland and MFA in photography from Cranbrook Art Academy in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan.
Laura Amussen creates projects that tell a story. From large-scale, site-specific installations to intimate sculptures, video, mixed media, photography, and performance, Amussen’s work is layered and emotionally expressive in its density, and has been exhibited both locally and nationally. In 2006, she received her Masters of Fine Art from Rinehart School of Sculpture at the Maryland Institute College of Art where she was awarded a Jack Kent Cooke Scholarship and Jacob K. Javits Fellowship. Since graduating Amussen has been an active participant in Baltimore’s local art scene. She is an educator at Towson University and the Maryland Institute College of Art as well as an independent curator. She was the director of exhibitions and curator at Goucher College for over ten years.
Kevin Hailey is Baltimore based artist, born in Colorado by waY of the San Francisco Bay area. He has exhibited in LA, San Francisco, Denver, Portland, Berlin, Brooklyn and now Baltimore.
Educated as an engineer, Tracy Barwick created artworks that have evolved and matured over time. Her hometown roots began in Dayton, OH, but she now calls Maryland/DC her second home, finding that there is really no other place on earth with such an eclectic vibe of arts, museums, history, and culture. Her artistic narrative is simple: personifying emotions, beliefs and social concepts through ethnic patterns, shadings, and mediums across the full spectrum of color.
Stephen Reichert is a multidisciplinary artist with works in private, corporate, and public collections. Recent exhibitions include solo shows at Hancock Solar
Gallery, Co_Lab, Baltimore City Hall, and Sotheby’s Roland Park Gallery; and group exhibitions at Ellington-White Contemporary, Gardiner Gallery of Art (Oklahoma State University), American Visionary Art Museum, Arts Fort Worth, University of Maryland, National Art League, Cerulean Arts Gallery, South Arkansas Arts Center, Abington Art Center, Goucher College Rosenberg Gallery, Sebastopol Center for the Arts, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center and many others. Reichert has recently lecture, hosted events, or been interviewed at Baltimore Museum of Art, CAM Raleigh, Johns Hopkins
University, National Public Radio, Represented by K. Hamill Fine Art & Design.