Megumi Akiyama biography

Although she now resides in Phoneix, Arizona, painter Megumi Akiyama was born in Kawasaki, Japan and cites her childhood – where traditional summer festivals, elaborate kimonos and fireworks displays – and current desert environment as a major influence on her works. She received her Bachelor’s of Fine Arts in illustration from California State, Long Beach, California.

Megumi Akiyama biography

Although she now resides in Phoenix, Arizona, painter Megumi Akiyama was born in Kawasaki, Japan and cites her childhood – where traditional summer festivals, elaborate kimonos and fireworks displays – and current desert environment as a major influence in her works.   She received her Bachelor’s of Fine Art in illustration from California State, Long Beach, California.

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Helen Zarin Biography

Zarin – The name instinctively provokes the imagination with the mystery of antiquity, of an illustrious by-gone age. Zarin’s paintings coerce the viewer to engage her works and command one’s attention. The swaths of bold colors tempestuously sweeping across each canbas coalesce in the finality of her penultimate and ultimate brush strokes into work of compelling sophisticaiton. Zarin hails from …

Kari Taylor Biography

Kari grew up in Arizona, where she attended Arizona State University, graduating with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in printmaking. After college, she worked in the fine art field producing both commercial prints and artwork. Previously a dancer and choreographer, she is drawn to objects in space and their movement. Each individual piece has its own level and style of …

Karolina Susslandova Biography

Karolina Sussland defected from the Czech Tepublic at the height of the cold war. Her family adopted Phoenix, Arizona as their new home and she grew up in the Valley of the Sun. She studied chemistry and drawing at Arizona State University and has been a consequentially creative force in Phoenix since the 2000s. Karolin’as painitngs rely on precise drawing …

Dennis Sheehan Biography

M Contemporary is pleased to announce the exlusive representation of Dennis Sheehan. Dennis Sheehan’s work is often described as reminiscent of the great masters of the Barbizon school, in France in the 19th century, and the American Tonalist. Born in Boston in 1950, he has works in major public and private collections, including the White House. His work has been …

Anke Schofield Biography

Piquing the imagination, Anke Schofield’s whimsical imagery of animate and inanimate objects integrated in unexpected ways is a sophisticated combination of photography, collage, oil paint, acrylic paint, wax and sometimes even tar. The surreal juxtaposition of imagery is reinforced by the eclectic use of media, melding the real with the imaginary. Anke Schofield’s popular large-scale works, which feature fantastical dream-like …

Joshua Schicker Biography

Joshua Paul Schicker was born in Omaha, Nebraska. Raised in a variety of places, Joshua spent time in Izmir, Turkey, Guam and Washington state. These diverse experiences had much influence on his later work. He arrived in Phoenix, Arizona as a freshman in high school. This led to studying under a local professor that excelled as a traditional figurative artist …