Alex Achaval is currently living and working in Seattle and has just opened a own small gallery/studio in Pike place market called Artificial Gallery. Her work can be described in many different categories but Achaval hereself would simply define it as “Contemporary Portraiture.”
Jordan Kasey is a multidisciplinary artist based in Brooklyn, New York who creates stunning illustrative painting and mural works. After graduating with a BFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore, he has exhibited in both solo and groups shows all over the United States.
Jason Limon was born in San Antonio, Texas, where he continues to reside with his wife and two daughters. In early 2007 he moved from a twelve year career in graphic design to painting and illustrating full-time. He has had recent solo art exhibitions in New York City, Albuquerque and Chicago and a large variety of group exhibits in galleries across the U.S. and in parts of Europe. His art has been published in a variety of publications and have received awards and accolades from Communication Arts, American Illustration, Society of Illustrators of Los Angeles, Print Regional and Graphis Design Annual.
Of French origin, Laurent Craste has been living and working in Montreal for the past 22 years. His career has involved both a studio practice in contemporary ceramics and the teaching of ceramics at the college level.
Craste’s series of distorted vases entitled “Abuse” actualizes the rage expressed in an earlier video depicting the artist in the process of digging. It also updates the strain inherent in any production requiring great skill: the portion of rejects brought to their ultimate point.