Nucleus Portland

PAST EXHIBITIONS

NICOLE GUSTAFSSON / FAUNWOOD / KIM SLATE


August 2 – 31, 2020

Opening at the gallery: 
August 2 (4pm-7pm)

 

NICOLE GUSTAFSSON
Vancouver, WA

Nicole Gustafsson is the creator behind NIMASPROUT. Nicole works as a full time illustrator, specializing in traditional media paintings featuring everything from woodland characters and environments, to pop culture based project. She currently lives in the Pacific Northwest with her husband and pet kids.

 
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MIRANDA ZIMMERMAN AKA FAUNWOOD
Eugene, OR

Miranda Zimmerman uses inspiration from nature and her background in science to create intricate and dreamlike creatures.  Her work invites the viewer to explore a world where the lines between science and fiction are blurred. 

Miranda graduated from California State University–Monterey Bay with a bachelor's degree in Evolutionary Biology.  She then went on to acquire her graduate certificate in Science Illustration, and spent three months working on paleontological reconstruction at the Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago.  She now resides in the Pacific Northwest, taking on freelance work and creating Faun-Creatures to fill her fictional universe. 
Clients include Oculus Rift, The Field Museum, and independent researchers.


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KIM SLATE
Portland, OR

Hi! I’m an artist and animator living in Portland, Oregon. I studied animation at the California Institute of the Arts and worked on films such as Coraline, ParaNorman, The Boxtrolls, Kubo and the Two Strings and Missing Link.

 




CLOVER SCOUT SHOW - PATRICK HRUBY, LORIS LORA & ELLEN SURREY

 

"All Together Now"

July 10 – 29, 2020

Gallery Opening: July 10 / 5 - 8 PM


ELLEN SURREY
Los Angeles, CA

Ellen is an illustrator & designer who's not afraid of using color in her charming illustrations. She draws inspiration from Mid-Century design and vintage treasures-- Finding the beauty from the past and incorporating it into her work.


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PATRICK HRUBY
Los Angeles, CA

Patrick is an illustrator & designer who specializes in creating bright and whimsical images. He teaches Surface Design at Art Center College of Design and works as a designer for Kid Made Modern. Essentially, Patrick is a wizard.

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LORIS LORA
Los Angeles, CA

Loris is an illustrator & designer whose work can be described as colorful and engaging. Her attention to detail sets her apart from the ordinary. She draws inspiration from her Mexican upbringing and Mid-Century design to create her delightful illustrations.

 





SALUT! 5 Coaster Show

June 12 – July 3, 2020

Salut is a friendly expression used toward one's companions before having a drink. In conjunction with our gallery and bar, original artwork on coaster format will be on display in the gallery. Instead of hosting a Portland reception this year, the show will open online. This means that you’ll have a chance to view and purchase artwork from home safely.

FAQ:


When & where will the Coasters be available to view/purchase?
June 12, 2020 at 12:00 p.m. (PST) - Online at nucleusportland.com


How much does a Coaster cost?
 $60 each. This is a fun show for fans and artists, and a rare opportunity to own original artwork at a very reasonable price. =)

Is the gallery offering online previews/pre-sales?
No, please do not request.

Will artwork stay in my cart by the time I’m ready to purchase?
Items in your cart will NOT be reserved. It is possible for someone else to complete checkout before you.

Does the gallery ship internationally?
Yes, we want everyone to have a chance to purchase artwork from this show. Please be aware that as a result of Covid-19, international shipping to many countries outside of North America has been delayed, suspended, and has become less reliable. You are still welcomed to purchase online, however, we may contact you if we believe the shipping destination might be a risk and advise postponing the shipment.

If I make several purchases will you combine shipping or offer a discount
No. Sorry, combining orders is time-consuming as is and leaves room for error. To avoid any mix-ups, we will not be able to offer combined shipping. 

Will the gallery be open for me to see this show in person?
We plan to re-open in mid June. Upon entry, social distancing and mask policy will be strictly enforced.


Any tips on getting the artwork I want?
Research the artist roster ahead of time (see below), and have your payment info ready for checkout, credit cards only. Good luck and have fun!

Sales are final.


Artists:
A.C. Esguerra / Aaron Piland / Abigail Halpin / Adrian Kay Wong / ActionHankBeard / Alina Chau / Alyssa Mees / Amber Aki Huang / Amy Earles / Amy Kuttab / Andrea Kang / Andi Soto / Andrew Ghrist  / Angela Sung / Anuj Shrestha / Aria Fawn / Austin Rossborough / Aya kakeda / Bagger43 / Bao Pham / Barachan / Becca Barnet / Ben Tolman / Bernard Lee / Braeden Cox  / Bryce Wymer / Butterface / Camille Andre / Candie Bolton / Candace McKay / Carlos Enciso / Carly Janine Mazur / Caroline Choi / Celia Jacobs / Chad Eaton / Chelsea Blecha / Cleonique Hilsaca / Cody Miles / Colin Frangicetto Colin Verdi / D. Jeffrey / Daria Aksenova / Dasdrew aka Andrew Peña / Davy Le Chevance / Dean Stuart / Deborah Lee / Defectivepudding / Deth P. Sun / Diego Penuela / Dingding HuDion MBD / Dusty Ray / Eli McMullen / Ellen Surrey Emil Konishi / Emily Neilson / Emily Pettigrew / Eric Hancock / Erick MartinezErika Lee Sears / Eugenia Mello / Eva Redamonti / Evah Fan / Faunwood / Farel Dalrymple / Felicia Chiao / Fumi Nakamura / Gemma Correll / Gizem Vural / Grace Kum / Graham Annable aka Grickle / Guno Park / Gustavo Rimada / Harmony Deimling / Harmony Gong / Harumo Sato / Hayley Powers / Heather Sundquist  Heidi Moreno / Helen Mask / Helice Wen / Hollie Mengert / Ileana Soon / Jackson Dryden / Jacquelin de Leon / James Lipnickas / James Thistlethwaite / Jasjyot Singh Hans Jeannie Lynn Paske / Jeff McMillan / Jen Tong / Jennifer Davis  / Jenny Yu / Jesse Simpson / Jessica Roux / Jialun Deng / John F. Malta / John Walker / Joseph Harmon / Joshua Lawyer / Joshua Minnich / JP Neang / Julian Callos / Julianna Brion / Julie Hang / Juliette Toma / Justine Prebich / Kate O'Hara / Kat Terada / Kayla Edgar / Kekai Kotaki / Kelly Louise Judd / Kelly Sux / Kelsey Buzzell / Kevan Hom / Kim Slate / Kodi Bujard / Kourtney Jossy / Krista Perry / Kristen Solecki / Kristin Kwan / Kyle Fewell Lachlan Herrick / Lawrence Hugh Burns / Lily Seika Jones / Lina YuLisa Congdon / Logan Schmitt / Lolimoog / Loveis Wise / Lydia Nichols / Madebyenger / Mari Inukai / Marika Paz / Marisa Aragón Ware Mariya Pilipenko / Mark Hoffmann / Mary Syring / Matt Byle / Matt Schu / Matthew Crumpton / Maxwell McMaster / Megan Buccere / Michael Fleming / Michael York Gilreath / Mike Choi / Mike Lowery / Mike Schultz / Minnie Phan / Miranda Tacchia / Mónico Chávez / Mwanel Pierre-Louis / Nadia Rausa / Nana Williams / Naoshi / Natalia Cardona Puerta / Nate Otto / Nicole Duennebier / Nicole Gustafsson / Nikolas Ilic / Niky Motekallem / Noségo / Oliver Ono / Ouizi / Pace Taylor / Paper Puffin / Patara / Patrick Hruby / Patrick Mathews / Peggy Dean / Peter Adamyan / Peter Di Nguyen / Philipp Zurmöhle / Phoenix Chan / Po Yan Leung / Reiko Murakami / Reuben Negron / Robot Soda / Rory Phillips / Ryan Duggan / Samantha Mash / Sasha Ira / Savanna Judd / Sean Keeton / Sean Mahan / Sena Kwon / Shea Spina / Shelley Couvillion / Shoko Ishida / Skullbashhero aka Eric Bonhomme / Sophia Rapata / Steve Martinez / Steven Russell Black / Susan Yung / Svetla Radivoeva / Taylor Rose / Tegan Bellitta / Teresa Grasseschi / Tim Peacock / Tintist / Vanessa Gillings / Vasilisa Romanenko / Villatose / Vin Ganapathy / VR Rivera / William Basso / Will Murai / Wyatt Hersey / Ximena Rendón /  Yayu Yumi Yamazaki / Yumiko Kayukawa / Yusei Abe / Yuuki Jia / Zach Meyer / Zachary Mendoza / Zachary Oldenkamp / Zoe Persico




STERLING HUNDLEY & KRISTIN KWAN


May 22 - June 7, 2020

STERLING HUNDLEY
Richmond, VA

Painter - Illustrator - Professor (b. 1976), American. Sterling Hundley is an illustrator, educator and based in Richmond, Virginia. He is a Professor in the Department of Communication Arts at Virginia Commonwealth University, and Founder of Legendeer, an international community dedicated to embedding artists back into the world. 

In 2014, Hundley illustrated the classic "Treasure Island" for The Folio Society in London, England. Hundley is currently pursuing a career as a Painter, creating deeply personal work for exhibition. In 2019, Hundley created 28 illustrations for Robert Burleigh’s O Captain, My Captain, published by Abrams, which features the story of Abraham Lincoln and Walt Whitman in Washington DC during the Civil War.

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KRISTIN KWAN
Lincoln, NE

Kristin Kwan is an artist who makes illustrative paintings and drawings. She is interested in images from myths and shared stories and the way they collect layers of meaning over time. In her work she uses elements of fantasy and allegory to explore themes of life, death, and rebirth. She lives with her husband, daughter, and many pets.





TEAGAN WHITE / BENNETT SLATER



April 25 - May 18, 2020


To schedule a private viewing at the gallery, please contact:
Galleristpdx@gallerynucleus.com

TEAGAN WHITE
Portland, OR

Teagan White is an artist and illustrator specializing in intricate paintings of flora and fauna. Her work depicts nature's subtle, gentle reciprocity and wild, tragic discord through muted colors, ornamental layouts, and meticulous detail.  Teagan lives in Minneapolis with a cat named Bug and a taxidermy goose, and spends her time riding bikes, trying to be friends with seagulls, holding unexpected animal funerals, volunteering at a wildlife rehabilitation center, reading tarot cards, and vanishing into the woods.

 
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BENNETT SLATER
Toronto, Canada

Bennett Slater is a Canadian oil painter who utilizes traditional oil painting methods on wood. Their work mixes teachings borrowed from Flemish and Dutch still life disciplines, combined with bold colours and forms from the pop art and surrealist schools. This dichotomy of contrasting artistic disciplines and influences lends itself to the underlying dualities explored in their work.


 




Lily Seika Jones Solo & Microdose Group Exhibition



March 6 -  April 1 , 2020

Reception: Mar 6 / 6 - 9 PM

LILY SEIKA JONES
Seattle, WA

Lily Seika Jones is a full-time artist/illustrator currently based in the third bedroom of a charming home in Shoreline, Washington with her husband and their two cats. She spends the majority of her time drinking tea indoors while creating highly detailed, whimsical watercolor and ink paintings, taking inspiration from her favourite childhood stories and mid-century illustrators, as well as the natural world of the Pacific Northwest. She graduated from the University of British Columbia in 2014 majoring in Literature, Fine Arts, and Education, and decided that very year she would pursue a career that would allow her to combine her all her passions and interests: book illustration. Since then, she has been freelancing and running Rivulet Paper Shop on Etsy. Lily is interested in how myths and fairytales shape our childhood and the world around us, and sees her art-making as an exploration of the significance of these stories as we grow up.



 
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MICRODOSE

Group Exhibition 

In a super sized culture that often puts emphasis on getting all things bigger or in large amounts beholds a surprising truth that an emotion or physiological reaction can come from something so tiny. While psychedelics are commonly connected with the term Microdose, the title does not suggest the theme or specific colors — it is to be interpreted by the artist. The intent is to create small artwork as a visual dosage.




Power In Numbers 5 - Postcard Art Show


Images shown represents past work by some of the participating artists,

and will not be featured in this show.

 

February 15 - February 28, 2020


Reception: Feb 15 / 5 - 8 PM


Together with Gallery Nucleus LA, we are excited to present Power In Numbers 5
Since the first PIN 
in 2006, the show will continue to feature hundreds of artwork in a postcard format. Both galleries will have separate rosters. 170+ International artists will have work at the Portland Gallery.


Purchasing artwork - first come first serve.
The full exhibition will be on view online after the opening reception.
No previews or pre-sales.

Each 5" x 7" postcard is $75
A portion of the gallery sales will be donated to WIRES and ACLU



ARTISTS

Abigail Larson / AitoyAlejandra FernandezAlex KunoAlfred Liu / Ame / Amelia Hofsteede AmeruAmliv Sotomayor / Ana BusteloAndrew Rae / Andrew Mar / Andy Bennett / Angela An / Angela Ho / Anna Cattish / Atreyu Moniaga / Audra Auclair / Ava / Avalon Nuovo / Ayang Cempaka / Bernard BagalsoBen Bauchau / Blanca Gómez / Bobby LeashBrolga / Caroline Ji / Carolina T. Godina Ciria / Chantal Horeis / Charles TanCheryl Owen /  Chi Ngo / ChoimagoConnie Lim / Cosmic Spectrum /Creature Creature / DaifeiDániel TaylorDavor GromilovićDean Kalcoff / Dewey Guyen / Dewi PlassDiego Andrade / Dimitris Pantazis / Dilraj Mann / Dirty Robot / Dolce Paganne / Dung Ho / Eduardo Vieira / Eevien TanEllie vs Bear / Emmanuelle Walker / Evie May Adams / Felicia Chiao / Fictograph / Førtifem / Gaia Bordicchia / Graeme McCormackHanna Lee Joshi / Helena Covell / Hélène Delmaire / Isa Bancewicz / Ivonna Buenrostro / J.M. Dragunas / James Lee Chiahan / Jana Heidersdorf / Janaina Medeiros / Jang Koal / Jasmin Dreyer / Jason Parker / Jenn Liv / Jenn Woodall / Jennifer Allnutt / Jezreel Tuya / John Ed De Vera / Jon Fox / José DomingoJuan Ramón Meza RivadeneiraJulia Scott / Julie Filipenko / Karen ObuhanychKate Paints / Katharina OrtnerKatrin Wiehle / Kazuhiro Hori / Kelly Smith / Kerby RosanesKim Hu / Kima Lenaghan / Kristin Siegel-Leicht / KyuYongLana Jay / LAP / Lauren Degraaf / Lesley Barnes / Likrot / Lily Snowden-Fine / Lorena Alvarez Gómez / Loretta LizzioLuisa RiveraLuo Man / Lucy Michelle / Mack / Madison Erin Mayfield / MAIS2 / Mall / Margaret Morales / Mari Costa / Maria NguyenMarie-Alice Harel / Mathilde PayenMattias Adolfsson / Maria Suarez-Inclan / Melissa Hartley / Melissa Grisancich / Meredith Marsone / Messy Desk / Meyoco / Miss Étoile / Moonchild / Muertosruz / Muxxi / Natalie Dombois / Natelle QuekNikkie StinchcombeNoa SnirOlga Wieszczyk / Oliwia Bober / Paulette Jo / Pangurban / Patricio Betteo / Peter Diamond / Pierre Croco / Pogo / Raf Sarmento / Rafael Mayani / Rebecca Yanovskaya / Renée Park / Rotten Fantom / Rozenn / Saara Katariina Söderlund / Sam Bee / Sara Boccaccini MeadowsSarah Gonzales / Sara Wilson / Sasaku KusuriyubiSiames Escalante / Sibylline Meynet / Sitji ChouSophie RobinStan ManoukianStas Bashkatov / Stephen Doan / Steeven Salvat / Stewart Easton / Tania YakunovaTarmasz / Thomas Danthony / Tidawan Thaipinnarong / Timba Smits / Uniquelab / Valeriya Volkova / Veronica Park / Victoria Skellan / Veins / Votive / Warwick Johnson Cadwell / Wenting Li / Wenyi Geng / yearsofacademytrainingwasted / 
 

For a show preview email: galleristpdx@gallerynucleus.com




Mizna Wada Solo Show
Dadu Shin mini show



January 18 - February 6, 2020

Reception: January 18 / 5 - 8 PM


MIZNA WADA
Japan

Solo exhibition: Kowaii Club

Mizna Wada is a Japan-based illustrator. She was born in 1974 in Kumamoto, Japan. She materializes creepy and cute girls by using various techniques: Drawing, Painting, Paper cut, Print Gocco, Cloth Doll.


DADU SHIN
New York

Mini show: In the Meantime

Dadu Shin was born and raised in Massachusetts. After attending the Rhode Island School of Design(RISD), he moved to New York City and is now working as a freelance illustrator. He has worked for such clients as The Boston Globe, The New York Times, Plansponsor, and Simon & Schuster. 

For a show preview email: galleristpdx@gallerynucleus.com




Kozy Kitchens Ceramics & Kozyndan


THE EXODUS

December 13 - January 15, 2020
Reception: December 13th / 6 - 9 PM



KOZY KITCHENS
Los Angeles, CA / Japan

Kozy Kitchens is a visual artist from Japan, living in Los Angeles over half her life now. Making with clay is a purely joyful experience for her. Her hand built ceramic sculptures and functional objects are playful, often humorous, and influenced by a deep appreciation of animals and the natural world. She also creates drawings, paintings, murals, and other projects under the moniker kozyndan (often along with her husband, Dan).



KOZYNDAN


Kozyndan are husband-and-wife artists who work collaboratively to create obsessively detailed works of art. They work in drawing, painting, sculpture and photography. Their works is often revolving around nature and our disconnection/ need for reconnection with the natural world. They are obsessed with the ocean and being underwater and hope to someday come to rest at the bottom of the sea and slowly be devoured by deep creatures over many years.

For a show preview email: galleristpdx@gallerynucleus.com




Salut! 4: A Coaster Art Exhibition



November 8 - December 4, 2019

Reception: November 8 / 7 - 10 PM

Salut is a friendly expression used toward one's companions before having a drink. In conjunction with our gallery and bar, about 1000 coasters will be on display in the gallery.

At $60 each, this is a great opportunity to own original art!

Artwork will be for sale during the reception, then online that weekend (TBA). 
There will be no preview/pre-sales. 

ARTISTS

Aaron Piland / Adam Alaniz / Adam CaldwellAdam ListerAdrian Landon BrooksAJ Dungo / Alan Linnstaedt / Alex Dos DiazAlex Eckman-Lawn / Alfred Berger / Alice Yang / Alina Chau / Alison George / Allen TenBusschen / Allison FrederiksenAllison ReimoldAlyssa TrautzAmy EarlesAmy KuttabAndie FurtadoAndrea SotoAngela Sung / Anke Gladnick / Anthony Hurd / Aria Fawn / Augie Pagan / Austin Eddy / Bagger43Bao Pham / Beau Bernier Frank / BekzinBill Carman / Bodeck Luna / Brendon Flynn / Brett P Stenson / Bryce Wymer / Camille Andre / Camily Tsai / Carly Janine Mazur / Caroline Choi / Catherine No  / Cheatin' SnakesChris Youssef / Christian Alvarez / Christian Leon Guerrero / Cleonique Hilsaca / Colin Frangicetto / Corinne Reid / DanBob / Dan McCarthy / David DePasquale / David Huang / David Natale / Deadbinky / Defective Pudding / Deirdre Sullivan-Beeman / Denis Dalesio / Deth P. Sun / Digitalpaintfumes / Dusty Ray / Edward Cao / Eli McMullen / Ellen Surrey / Elliot LangEmily Allen / Emil Konishi / Emily Neilson / Emily Pettigrew / Em Roberts / Eric Bonhomme / Erica Rose Levine / Erick Martinez / Fernando RezaFrancesca Buchko / Frank T. Lin / FaunwoodGizem Vural / Guno Park / Hanzel HaroHarmony GongHayley Powers / Helen MaskHermann Mejia / HerrSuite / Hillary Butterworth / Honky Tonk WomanHuntz Liu / Ian C. Hess / Ileana Soon / InkshiftIvan Aguirre / James Lipnickas / James OberschlakeJames Thistlethwaite / Janice Chu / Jasmine Worth  / Jason Herr / Jason Mowry / Jeannie Lynn Paske / Jeff Sheridan / Jenn Ely / Jenna Andersen / Jen Tong / Jennifer Xiao / Jenny Yu / Jeremy Costello  / Jesse Simpson / Jessica Roux / Jialun Deng / Jim Mahfood / John F. Malta  / JJ HarrisonJosh Minnich / Julian Callos / Julianna Brion / Juliette Toma / Kane Kokaris / Kat Terada / Kate O'Hara / Katie Gamb / Kayla Edgar / Keith Carter / Kekai Kotaki / Kenard Pak / Kendall Quack / Kevan Hom / Kim Bogeman / Kim Slate  / Kourtney Jorgensen /  Kristin Kwan / Kristina Collantes / Kuri HuangKyler Martz / Lachlan Herrick / Leonardo Santamaria / Lia Tin / Lily Seika Jones / Lisa Perrin / Logan Schmitt / Lorien Stern / Loris Lora / Louie Chin / Lydia Nichols / Madison Erin Mayfield / Maggie Chiang / Maggie Ivy / Marika PazMarisa WareMartin Hsu / Matt Furie / Matt Gordon / Matt Linares / Matt Rockefeller / Matt Schumacher / Matthew Crumpton / Maxwell McMaster / Meg Hunt / Megan Wood Melcher / Memorille  / Michael Dandley / Michael Polakowski /
Michelle Avery KonczykMighty Short Mike Bilz / Mike lowery / Mike Schultz / Naki / MimochaiMinnie Phan / Miranda Tacchia / Molly Mendoza / MonqMunadraws / Mwanel Pierre-Louis / Nadia Rausa / Nana Williams / NaoshiNatalie Erickson / Nate Wragg  / Nellie Le / Nicole Bruckman / Nicole Duennebier / Nicole Gustafsson / Nikolas Ilic / Niky Motekallem / Noah J Klocek / Nuri DurrOuizi PaperPuffinPatrick Mathews / ReikoMurakami / Reuben Negron / Robbie TrevinoRob Sato / Robot Soda / Ryan Bartlett / Sally Deng / Samantha Mash / Sasha Schotzko-Harris / Savanna Judd / Sean Mahan / Sergio Lopez  / ShinYeon Moon / Simon Baek / Skullbashhero / Song KangSoren CapitoSorie Kim / Stephanie Brown / Stephanie Cost / Steven Daily / Steven Hughes / Subin Yang / Sylvia Liu / Taylor Rose / Teagan White / Tegan BellittaTerry Ribera Thomas Han / Tiffany Turrill / TIMBER! / Tim PeacockTintist / Timothy Lamb / Tobias Kwan / Tracie Ching / Travis Jackson / Vanessa Gillings / Vin Ganapathy / Wendi ChenWilliam Basso / Will Murai / Ximena Rendón / Yas Imamura / Yellena James / Yohey Horishita / Yu Maeda / Yumi Yamazaki / Yumiko Kayukawa / Yusei Abe / Zach Meyer / Zachary Lank / Zachary Oldenkamp 




Oliver Hibert - Magic Powers



October 11 - November 3, 2019

Reception: October 11 / 6 - 9 PM

OLIVER HIBERT
Scottsdale, AZ

Oliver Hibert was born in Seattle, Washington in 1983.


Eye catching, colorful, bold, fantastic, surreal and at most times psychedelic is how many describe Oliver Hibert’s style of artwork and Paintings. Hibert’s iconic style almost transcends time as it nods to the past, while being so contemporized that it speaks to the future. The art is smothered with busy patterns, alluring figures, super bright colors and plenty of exclamation marks. Hibert’s particular and unique style of fine art has caught the attention of numerous publications, retail stores, galleries and museums from around the globe. Hibert also prides himself as an illustrator / designer and has worked with many top-notch and commercial clients ranging from Nike to The Flaming Lips. Hibert’s vivid and colorific designs can be recognized on album covers, rock posters, music videos, skateboards, magazine covers, editorials, shoes, clothing, and vinyl toys. Most recently, Hibert has designed a full tarot deck and Magical Oracle Board.
 

Oliver Hibert describes his art as an escape from the mundane, influenced by music, colors, death, life, beauty, ugliness, cartoons, drugs, sex, mystery and magic.

Currently, Oliver Hibert works and resides in Scottsdale, Arizona on his desert farm of cacti and one thousand peacocks.





The Infinite Well 2



September 6 - October 2, 2019

Reception: September 6th / 6 - 9 PM


Group exhibition curated by WOW x WOW


 

The Infinite Well brings together 29 American artists at varying stages in their careers, all of whom share fantastic technical skill, a love of narrative and the ability to immerse viewers within wonderful visions, be they outlandish and surreal or comfortingly familiar.
 
Continuing WOW x WOW’s tradition of curating unthemed exhibits, The Infinite Well has provided participating artists with the opportunity to contribute pieces from their ongoing personal bodies of work. Allowing creative minds the freedom to explore without restrictive parameters is at the core of the WOW x WOW ethos, as it enables the creation of the most honest, powerful and liberating work that an artist will ever produce.

The show title is a metaphorical nod to the deep reservoir of inspiration that artists draw from. Encompassing everything from feelings, emotions, dreams, relationships, memories, social events, cultures and history, the list of stimuli which can inspire and provide fodder for the imagination, stretches to infinity.

Simultaneously and literally speaking, a ‘well’, typically contains water, which symbolises life, and in the context of the act of creation, is very fitting indeed. Throughout history, as it was often located in the centre of a neighbourhood, the well also came to symbolise community, which neatly ties in with this show. Community provides excellent opportunities for everyone and facilitates the sharing of ideas and feelings, in turn generating connections and continued growth, something which this show is a testament to.
 

At a time where online exhibitions are becoming more commonplace, WOW x WOW feels that it’s important to show solidarity with brick and mortar galleries, and highlight the fact that the physical and the virtual can work together in harmony, mutually engaging audiences and supporting the arts. Both gallery models have the ability to co-exist and provide varying benefits to both the artists they work with and the collectors they provide for, making for stronger international networks and a blossoming New Contemporary community.
 

Allison Reimold
Amy Guidry
Andi Soto
Andrew Ghrist
Armando Veve
Bao Pham
Bayo
Bennett Slater
Bill Carman
Bill Mayer
Casey Weldon
Charlie Immer
Corinne Reid
David Seidman
Helice Wen
Jeannie Lynn Paske
Jon Ching
Kate O'Hara
Katie Gamb
Leegan Koo
Michele Melcher
Nathan Reidt
Phoenix Chan
Sam Wolfe Connelly
Sean Mahan
Thomas Ascott
Tobias Kwan
Wiley Wallace
Yusei Abe





Nicole Gustafsson / Miranda Zimmerman



August 2 - September 4, 2019

Reception: August 2 / 6 - 9 PM

 

NICOLE GUSTAFSSON
Vancouver, WA

Nicole Gustafsson is the creator behind NIMASPROUT. Nicole works as a full time illustrator, specializing in traditional media paintings featuring everything from woodland characters and environments, to pop culture based project. She currently lives in the Pacific Northwest with her husband and pet kids.

 
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MIRANDA ZIMMERMAN AKA FAUNWOOD
Eugene, OR

Miranda Zimmerman uses inspiration from nature and her background in science to create intricate and dreamlike creatures.  Her work invites the viewer to explore a world where the lines between science and fiction are blurred. 

Miranda graduated from California State University–Monterey Bay with a bachelor's degree in Evolutionary Biology.  She then went on to acquire her graduate certificate in Science Illustration, and spent three months working on paleontological reconstruction at the Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago.  She now resides in the Pacific Northwest, taking on freelance work and creating Faun-Creatures to fill her fictional universe. 
Clients include Oculus Rift, The Field Museum, and independent researchers.




The Magic Hairball Of The Ruby Eyed Panther

Davor Gromilovic & PAOLO PUCK



July 6 - July 31, 2019

Reception: July 6 / 6 - 9 PM

 

DAVOR GROMILOVIĆ
Sombor, Serbia

Davor Gromilovic is a visual artist currently residing in Sombor, Serbia (born in Yugoslavia, 1985). Although contemporary drawing represents the primary field of his creative exploration and development, he also shows creative abilities and genuine commitment to other artistic forms such as painting, illustration, graphics, murals, art fanzines, etc. His work is narrative and often inspired by fantastic motives of fairy tales, folk-art, pop surrealism, sci-fi, and even by north renaissance masters of painting, as well as by his personal experiences and inner world. In his work one notices a dominant use of symbols, his inner world and complex reflections from which he develops ideas and specific intimate aesthetics. Complex, but at the same time purified, strongly imaginative but well-thought-out works adorn this artist’s rich oeuvre.

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PAOLO PUCK
Pennsylvania

Paolo Del Toro is a British-born artist currently residing in the US. Originally trained as an illustrator, he began teaching himself sculpture and woodcarving in 2011. His journey in sculpture began whilst whittling a mermaid under a tree in the Pyrenees mountains. The process of turning a twig into a mermaid struck him as a magical one, and he has been hooked on sculpture ever since. His first project was a series of wooden boxes in the shape of heads, which allowed him to practice sculpture while traveling. Directly influenced by his nomadic lifestyle, the boxes are small, lightweight, and hollow. After settling in the US three years ago, Paolo was able to start making larger sculptures and began to experiment with felt. His current pieces are made of foam and needle felted wool.

Often described as bizarre, unnerving, whimsical, and dreamlike, his work is influenced by myths and fairytales, outsider, folk, and tribal art, Forteana, Jungian theory, and Gnosticism.





Lily Seika Jones - Songs of Or



June 7 - July 3, 2019

Reception: June 7 / 6 - 9 PM

LILY SEIKA JONES
Seattle, WA

Lily Seika Jones is a full-time artist/illustrator currently based in the third bedroom of a charming home in Shoreline, Washington with her husband and their two cats. She spends the majority of her time drinking tea indoors while creating highly detailed, whimsical watercolor and ink paintings, taking inspiration from her favourite childhood stories and mid-century illustrators, as well as the natural world of the Pacific Northwest. She graduated from the University of British Columbia in 2014 majoring in Literature, Fine Arts, and Education, and decided that very year she would pursue a career that would allow her to combine her all her passions and interests: book illustration. Since then, she has been freelancing and running Rivulet Paper Shop on Etsy. Lily is interested in how myths and fairytales shape our childhood and the world around us, and sees her art-making as an exploration of the significance of these stories as we grow up.

 



MAXWELL MCMASTER & SALLY DENG 2-PERSON SOLO EXHIBITION / ELLEN SURREY MINI SHOW



May 3 - May 29 2019

Reception: May 3 / 6 - 9 PM

MAXWELL MCMASTER
Los Angeles, CA


Artist Bio:

Maxwell McMaster is a Los Angeles based multidisciplinary artist/designer. His work is primarily a reaction to his surrounding environment, or a reflection of past experiences.  Maxwell explores a wide range of styles and techniques within his work, allowing the concepts to dictate the aesthetic.


SALLY DENG
Los Angeles, CA

LA based artist. Usually in my studio, occasionally in the mountains, sporadically in the sea.





Mid-Century Modern Small Works 

A miniature celebration of mid-century living.


ELLEN SURREY
Los Angeles, CA

Ellen designs cool stuff in sunny Los Angeles. Influenced by her love of bright colors, Mid-Century design, and vintage treasures. In her free time she enjoys pub trivia, watching old movies, and thrift shopping.

 

 




Teagan White - Land & Sea


April 5 - May 1, 2019

TEAGAN WHITE
Portland, OR

Title - Land & Sea 

Depicting fragments of the old growth forests and coastal habitats of the Pacific Northwest, “Land & Sea” is a reflection on our loss of place in wild environments. Moments of belonging and tranquility are broken by ominous reminders of our alienation from true wildness: the deadly natural forces we’re ill-adapted to navigate, the lifeforms devastated by our civilization’s tyranny over the biosphere, the spectral beings that haunt us for our betrayal. The show includes somber gouache and watercolor paintings, cyanotype prints and botanical dyes on paper and found textiles, and a risograph art zine titled “You Do Not Belong Here”.




Matt Furie - Tuff Crowd



March 8 - April 3, 2019


MATT FURIE
Los Angeles, CA

Matt Furie (b.1979 is an artist, illustrator, and children's book author. He's best known for his character Pepe, a fun-loving stoner frog from his comic Boy's Club, who has become a ubiquitous internet meme. In 2012, McSweeney’s published Furie's first children’s book, The Night Riders, a wordless tale about the adventures of two best friends, a frog, and a rat. He's currently based in Los Angeles.




Suggestivism

 

February 1 - February 27, 2019


An exhibition curated by Nathan Spoor


Allison Sommers
Amy Sol
Andy Kehoe
Anthony Hurd
Bob Schneider
Brad Gray
Caitlin Hackett
Cassidy Marietta
Chris Mars
Dean Fleming
Erica Williams
Fuco Ueda
Hannah Faith Yata
James Oberschlake
Jason Limon
Jean Pierre Arboleda
Jeremy Nichols
Jessica So Ren Tang
Joe Vaux
Ken Garduno
Kit Mizeres
Kristin Kwan
Lauren YS
Marisa Aragón Ware
Nathan Reidt
Nathan Spoor
Nicoletta Ceccoli
Peca
Sarah Joncas
Sergio Lopez

 



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