Come join us at our location on Cherokee Street on December 5th for a night of local art, shopping, music, free food & drink, and a generally good time! Our showcased artists include printmaker Emmeline Solomon, multi-media artist Catalina Ouyang, print media artist Lauren Cardenas, and multi-media artist Cole Lu. Read on for a short biography on each artist:
Emmeline Solomon is an artist and printmaker currently living and working in St. Louis, MO.
Catalina Ouyang is a transient visual artist and writer based currently in St. Louis. She is the recipient of the 2015 Jeffrey Wacks Award, the 2015 CURA Prize, the 2014 and 2015 Caroline Risque Janis Prize in Sculpture, the 2011 Esther & Arthur Proetz Scholarship and the 2011 Elizabeth Greenshields Grant. Her work has been exhibited in St. Louis, Los Angeles, Annapolis, Florence and throughout New Jersey. In 2011, her work was included in Manifest Gallery's International Drawing Annual 6. She received her BFA in Sculpture from Washington University in St. Louis in May 2015. She was most recently an artist in residence at the NARS Foundation in Brooklyn.
Lauren Cardenas is a Texas native and studio artist who focuses on print media. She is the editor and founder of PIECRUST Magazine. Cardenas holds a BA in Fine Art from Southwestern University in Georgetown, TX and an MFA in Visual Art from Washington University in St. Louis. Her artwork has been exhibited at the Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum, Des Lee Gallery, Open House Galleries, Arthouse at the Jones Center, and the Cocoon Gallery Art Incubator. Lauren currently works for Washington University and St. Louis Community College at Forest Park in St. Louis, MO.
Cole Lu (cole-lu.com) received her MFA from the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Art at Washington University in St. Louis. From the start of her career; Lu has worked simultaneously as artist and curator. Her work has been included in exhibitions throughout US, UK, Brazil, Mexico and Taiwan. She is known for her varied, multimedia practice, which articulates the subject of contemporary, fragmented identity. She uses text, photography, sculpture, and video to explore the complex layers of what is lost in the era of digital communication. She is the assistant director at fort gondo compound for the arts.
We hope to see you there!
Nick, Tucker, Zoe & Kat