Robert Powell: has long been interested in encyclopaedic and organisational forms, in representations of reality whose straining after universality is constantly subverted as they are enmeshed in a web of cultural and personal memory, of national histories, and myths, always with the covering cherub of art history looming above. This interest is exemplified in his ‘A Universal History of Iniquity’, which he has described as ‘a universal history viewed through the prism of Borges’ Aleph relocated to an Edinburgh basement.’
June August: received an MFA from Tufts University / SMFA and research fellowship at Tokyo University of Arts. She was the 2016 recipient of the Cité Internationale des Arts residency. Her work is held in the collections of The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and the Royal Museum of Fine Arts, Antwerp and was recently exhibited at Casino Modern, Genk, Belgium and Doizaki Gallery, Los Angeles, California. She will have a solo exhibition (15 large silkscreens) at the US Embassy in Paris, May 2017.
Alex Boyd: is a Scottish artist and curator. His work has been widely exhibited with solo exhibitions at the Scottish Parliament, as well as exhibitions at the Royal Academy, Royal Ulster Academy, and Royal Scottish Academy. His work is held in collections on both sides of the Atlantic including the V&A, National Galleries of Scotland, and the Yale Museum of British Art. His first book St Kilda: The Silent Islands will be released in July 2017.
Hope Kroll uses cuticle scissors to painstakingly dissect illustrations and diagrams from old medical texts, technical manuals, Audubon books, vintage photographs, and encyclopedias to create elaborate and multi-layered three-dimensional collages. She attained her Bachelors of Fine Art from University of Illinois and received her Masters of Fine Arts from the San Francisco Art Institute. She lives in California. Her work has been acquired by museums and shown internationally.
Allison May Kiphuth is a NH Seacoast/Maine-based diorama artist and nature enthusiast who spends a large portion of her time putting big landscapes into tiny boxes. To see more of her work and to view her entire exhibition history to include upcoming shows, go to www.allisonmaykiphuth.com.
Nadine Boughton’s background is in photography, but in recent years her focus has been collage, appropriating vintage sources to reveal the psychology, politics, and polarities of both mid-century and contemporary culture. Her work has been exhibited widely and is collected internationally. She currently lives and works in Gloucester, MA, where her work is represented by Trident Gallery, also in Gloucester, MA. For more information and to see more of her work, go to www.nadineboughton.com.
John M. Bennett has published, exhibited and performed his word art worldwide in thousands of publications and venues. He was editor and publisher of Lost and Found Times (1975–2005), and is Curator of the Avant Writing Collection at The Ohio State University Libraries. Richard Kostelanetz has called him “the seminal American poet of my generation.” His work, publications, and papers are collected in several major institutions, including Washington University (St. Louis), SUNY Buffalo, The Ohio State University, The Museum of Modern Art, and other major libraries. His PhD (UCLA 1970) is in Latin American Literature.
Wayne Atherton is senior editor of The Café Review and a mixed media collagist. He lives in Kittery, Maine.
is a professor in The Department of Art at Ohio State University, Lima. Between starting and finishing his BFA degree at The Columbus College of Art and Design he worked in a variety of positions, from assistant art director for a television station in Columbus, master screen printer in Chicago, and freelance illustrator for Warner Bros. Records in New York City. He later taught drawing at The Maine College of Art in Portland, Maine, and St. Anthony’s school in Greenwich Village. In 2003, he conducted a three week workshop on markmaking at the Hochschule Wismar in Wismar, Germany. His work has been included in group exhibitions in Paris, Tokyo, The United Arab Emirate, San Francisco, and New York City. He has had exhibitions throughout the country and has had a dozen solo exhibitions in New York City and Los Angeles. In 2002 and 2003 he had a ten year survey of his work at The Atrium Gallery in Prague and The National Theater in Ostrava in The Czech Republic.
while still a student at Emily Carr College of Art and Design in 1985, she was introduced as one of the Vancouver Art Gallery’s “Young Romantic” painters most likely to influence the course of painting in that decade. She has devoted much of her career to examining themes of displacement and social margins through the use of collaged and transferred discarded materials. In an early series titled Affaires d’Enfants (1987), she painted on the insides of suitcases abandoned by an agency in Paris that once sponsored summer camp holidays for orphans. In 1991, she created (Sign)ifying the END of the (Second) 2nd World War using photographs of unknown European children found in second-hand shops. In her recent work, she emphasizes coming-of-age themes. Alpha Girls (2004), a forceful narrative series, resonated with the emotional world of young teen girls. The Diane Farris Gallery has represented her in twelve solo shows and numerous group exhibits. After earning an MFA at Concordia University and teaching at Ottawa University, she returned to Vancouver in 1996 to paint and to teach at the Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design. Her work has been exhibited widely across Canada, the United States, and Europe.
Huck Notari grew up in New Hampshire in an old country house. He eventually found himself on the West Coast, where he helped form a vaudeville troupe, the Cardboard Songsters. Notari then landed in New Orleans, where he mimed on the streets as Charlie Chaplin and joined the Kitchen Syncopators, a ragtime and country blues band. He has released two solo albums, “Highland” (2007) and “Very Long Dream” (2009). He resides in Portland, Oregon.
Fred Field is an award – winning photojournalist based in Portland, Maine. His coffee table book, Maine Places, Maine Faces (Commonwealth Editions, 2008), is a pictorial celebration of the beauty of Maine. Field freelances for several newspapers including The Boston Globe and The New York Times. He is working on an ongoing national ad campaign appearing in TIME magazine. Field is the recipient of Harvard Magazine’s 2008 photography award. Please see his work at fredfield.com.
Stephen Koharian is a Portland, Maine native and Maine College of Art graduate whose great – grandparents escaped the Turkish genocide of the Armenians during the years of 1915 to 1923, in which 1.5 million Armenians were killed by the Ottoman Empire. He hopes that through his art, he is able to provoke more discussion about the genocide. His use of the term “Turkishness” in titling some of his pieces is illegal in Turkey. His work was most recently on display in November 2009 at Portland’s Two Point Gallery and was also featured in a cover story in November in the Portland monthly newspaper, The Bollard. More about his artwork may be viewed at, www.stephenkoharian.com
Jessica Goldfinch growing up in an urban commune in 1970s New Orleans, she was exposed to unconventional worldviews from a very early age. From her elementary school years at the countercultural Free School through her graduate studies at the University of New Orleans, she focused on studying world ideologies and creatively incorporating them into her art. Her artistic curiosity has led her to travel to places as diverse as Nicaragua, Indonesia, and central India, and she has frequently incorporated both iconographic elements and an Asian sense of balance in her work. Raised as a Secular Humanist but schooled in many other religions from her upbringing, academic studies, and travels, she is fascinated with blind faith as well as religious artwork from an outsider’s perspective. Religious views of mortality infuse her work, and are often framed in scientific depictions of issues of life and death. Since 2000, her artwork has been exhibited in dozens of venues, including museums, universities, art centers, and galleries, in New Orleans and the Gulf South as well as in New York City, Washington DC, and Europe. She maintains her studio and home in New Orleans.
is a painter and emeritus professor of art at the University of Washington, where he has taught painting and drawing since 1964. He earned his M.F.A at the University of Cincinnati, and also did postgraduate work at the University of Oslo in Norway. He has received numerous awards for painting, including a Fulbright Fellowship, a National Endowment for the Arts Visual Artists Fellowship, a Ford Foundation Grant for travel in the former Soviet Union, and a Tiffany Foundation Award for Painting. His work is included in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art and the Brooklyn Museum in New York; the Corcoran Gallery in Washington, D.C.; the Art Institute of Chicago; the Seattle Art Museum; the Achenbach Foundation of the Palace of the Legion of Honor in San Francisco; and the Yale University Art Gallery, among others. He has been a visiting artist at many universities and has had more than sixty solo exhibitions.
lives in Portland, Maine and exhibits work at Ed Pollack: A Fine Thing at 29 Forest Avenue in Portland. She works out of the Artist Studio’s in Portland above the Space Gallery. She is a Maine College of Art graduate and is employed at the Portland Museum of Art.
Andrew Abbott paints confusing pictures and appears in the background of movies, commercials, and television shows that are filmed in the New York City area. More information about him and videos of his craggily old face can be found at allabbott.com. He wishes to thank The Café Review for their continual support.
Joséphine Sacabo lives and works in New Orleans. She uses poetry as the genesis of her work. Among her most important influences she lists Rilke, Baudelaire, Pedro Salinas, Vincente Huiobro, and Juan Rulfo. Recent solo exhibitions include Catherine Edleman Gallery, Chicago (2003); John Stevenson Gallery, New York, (2005); Stephanie Hoppen Gallery, London, UK (2005). Her work is in collections at Art Institute of Chicago, Boston Museum of Fine Arts, George Eastman House, Library of Congress, Maison Europeanne de la Photographie, Paris Bibliotheque Nationale, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Museum of Modern Art, among others.
was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Educated at the Periugino School and the Escuela Nacional de Belles Artes Prilidiano Puryrredon, she earned the degree of Professor of Visual Arts. From the late sixties through the mid–eighties Auslender exhibited widely and received awards at the Salon Nacional de Ceramica, the Salon Manuel Belgrano de Dibujo (drawing) at the Museo Sivori, the Bienal Santa Maria del Buen Aire at the Museo de Arte Moderno, and Premio Bull V Bienal de Maldonado in Uruguay. Moving to Maine in 1988, she continues to work and shows periodically.