Born in 1996, Carolina Amarillo is a Colombian Visual Artist from Bogotá. She received her Bachelor's in Fine Arts from the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana in Colombia in 2020. In 2022, she received her Master of Fine Arts from the New York Academy of Art in Painting with an Anatomy track. She lives in New York City and works as the Assistant Director of Continuing Studies at the New York Academy of Art. Amarillo has shown her work in Albuquerque (NM), New York City, and Bogota, Colombia.
Robert Armetta has studied classical art extensively in the U.S. and in Europe. He holds an MFA from the New York Academy of Art, and he is the recipient of many awards and distinctions, including two international awards for portrait painting from the Portrait Society of America and the Annual Award for Excellence in Art Education from the Lyme Academy College of Art. His work is featured in many books and magazines on contemporary art. He has also exhibited in museums, colleges, and art galleries across the United States. He is the founder and former Director of The Long Island Academy of Fine Art, and he currently teaches at the New York Academy of Art, in Manhattan.
Rami Baglio is an American artist based in Northampton, Massachusetts. She works in oil paint and assorted drawing media, exploring various forms of portraiture and perceptual drawing and painting. Observing from life as a means of understanding light, form, and movement, is integral to her work. This process serves as an access point for investigating the psychology and underlying emotional states of her subjects. The observational nature of her work aligns with mental health awareness, seeking to exemplify mindful interaction with the world. She is the recipient of numerous awards in the arts and exhibits work internationally. Rami has a comprehensive background in figure drawing and painting. She spent years studying classical drawing and painting with Studio Escalier, The New York Academy of Art, Florence Academy, The Ryder Studio, and the Art Students League of New York. She holds an MFA from The New York Academy of Art and a BA in studio art from Hampshire College.
Aidan Barker-Hill is originally from Reno, Nevada. He received his BFA from Laguna College of Art and Design in California and his MFA from the New York Academy of Art. His studio practice is centered around portraiture and depictions of the human form. He currently resides in New York and teaches painting at the NYAA and is enormously thankful to have the opportunity to pass his knowledge onto students through painting classes. Barker-Hill is also a recipient of the Elizabeth Greenshields Grant, an Art Renewal Center Finalist, and is represented by Arcadia Contemporary in NYC.
Melanie Berardicelli is a SURP and CE Painting Professor at the New York Academy of Art. She has been an educator of the fine arts since 2014, teaching painting and drawing, life drawing, sculpture, and art history classes at Ivy League School in Smithtown and USDAN Center for the Fine and Performing Arts.
Melanie received a Master of Fine Arts in Painting at the New York Academy of Art in May 2021 and a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Painting and Drawing at SUNY New Paltz in 2017. Melanie’s artwork explores the spark felt when entering the sacred space of the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the history of the Roman Martyr Catacomb Saints; her work has been exhibited in solo and group shows throughout New York State, including The Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art, Sotheby’s, Cryptic Gallery, Greenpoint Gallery, Upstream Gallery, The Huntington Arts Council, and The New York Academy of Art. Currently, Melanie assists artist Audrey Flack in her New York and East Hampton studio locations, creating the underpaintings and sculptures for Flack’s current Post-Pop Baroque series. Melanie is also children’s book illustrator. Her work for Augie Goes to the Library- a 48-page commemoration to the New Paltz community and the titular Border Collie- was published in 2016.
Ard Berge received his M.F.A. in Painting from the New York Academy of Art in 1997. He was awarded a B.F.A. in Painting and Printmaking from Virginia Commonwealth University in 1995. His education also includes study with Jacob Collins at Water Street Atelier, working with Rose Shakinovsky and Claire Gavronsky at the Art Institute of Florence in Italy, and private lessons with Patrick Devonas. Since 1999, he has taught studio art and art history at Felician University where he currently serves as an Associate Professor in the Art Department. Berge has additionally taught at the New York Academy of Art and Bergen Community College. In 2001, he was invited by the U.S. Department of State to conduct workshops in Angola with Antonio Olé. Ard Berge has also been awarded artist’s residencies at the Santa Fe Art Institute in 2002 and Acadia National Park in 2012. Berge has exhibited widely—with solo shows at Art First Contemporary Art gallery in London, Iona College in New Rochelle, New York, and at the Queensborough Community College Art Gallery in Bayside, New York. He lives and works in Manhattan.
Born in Brazil in 1981 to a family of artists, Joāo grew up in a museum-like house and eagerly absorbed art, gradually learning the commitment and discipline essential to art making. He arrived in the US in 2007 with an invitation to join the residency program at the Josef and Anni Albers Foundation where he developed in-depth studies of Albers's literature on color theory. He subsequently began studying at the Art Students League of New York in 2008 where he was awarded the Joseph Bartnikowski Merit Scholarship Grant in 2010 and the League’s highest honor, the Permanent Collection Purchase Prize, in 2011. He earned his MFA degree from the New York Academy of Art in 2013; being the recipient of a full tuition academic scholarship in his second year, he joined the school's faculty shortly after graduation. In 2019, he received an award from the Golden Foundation which recognizes transformational leadership in arts education. Joāo’s vibrant paintings are featured in public and private collections on both sides of the Atlantic. He lives and works in New York.
Leda Brittenham grew up in upstate New York. She attended SUNY Plattsburgh where she studied Painting and Sculpture and French. In 2014, she spent 4 months painting in the South of France at the Marchutz School where she studied Impressionists and Post-Impressionists. In 2019 she graduated with her MFA in Painting from the New York Academy of Art. She has taught at the New York Art Studio and City College. Brittenham has shown her work throughout New York City and is preparing for an upcoming solo show at Frostburg University in Maryland. She lives and works in Ridgewood, Queens.
Noah Buchanan (b. 1976) began his artistic studies in 1994 at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in Philadelphia, where he studied classical drawing and painting, as well as extensive studies in human anatomy. In 2002, he received a Masters of Fine Arts from the New York Academy of Art where he intensified his training in figure painting and anatomy with Martha Mayer Erlebacher and Steven Assael. Noah Buchanan is represented by Dacia Gallery in New York, as well as Winfield Gallery in Carmel, CA. He has participated in exhibitions across the United States from New York to Los Angeles. Buchanan has exhibited internationally in London, Edinburgh, and Tokyo. His paintings and drawings are featured in public and private collections throughout the United States and Europe, including the Crocker Art Museum in Sacramento, CA, as well as the Woodmere Art Museum in Philadelphia, PA. His work is based in the mythic and symbolic traditions of the figure.
Dennis W. Cheaney is a NY based artist, writer, and teacher. Dennis received his MFA from the New York Academy of Art (1998), where he was an Andy Warhol Foundation Scholar studying under the renowned artist Edward Schmidt. Additionally, he studied with Jacob Collins, Michael Grimaldi, and Ted Seth Jacobs. From 2003-2009 he was director of his own art school, New England Realist Art Center, in Boston, MA. Dennis has given intensive workshops at the Copley Society of Boston (coso), Bay Area Classical Artist Atelier (BACAA), Long Island Academy of Fine Arts (LIAFA), and the New York Academy of Art (NYAA). He also received the Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Grant in 2001.
Marcelo Daldoce (b. 1979) is a Brazilian artist living and working in Philadelphia since 2020. In 2016, he acquired his MFA from the New York Academy of Art. He has shown his work in Brazil, NYC, Sotheby’s, and many other international exhibitions. Daldoce’s primary medium is watercolor. For more than 20 years, he has been uniquely transforming it. His skill, style, and subjects have infused the medium with contemporary vitality.
Aliene de Souza Howell is a New York City based artist who was born and raised in Nashville, TN. Howell received her BFA from Guilford College and her MFA from the New York Academy of Art. She worked as muralist and educator with the Philadelphia Mural Arts Program which significantly impacted her work. She has completed a post-graduate fellowship, was critiqued by Steve Martin, exhibited in New York City and internationally. She completed residencies in Germany and Ireland. Howell is in many esteemed collections including Naomi Watts and Leiv Schreiber, Francie Bishop Good and Howard Tullman.
Alexandra Evans received her BFA from the Ringling College of Art and Design and an MFA from the New York Academy of Art. She is currently a practicing artist and educator based in Yonkers, NY. Alexandra is the recipient of grants from Partnership for Parks, Citizen’s Committee and the City Parks Foundation and has participated in artist residencies including One-Sided Story in Leipzig, Germany, Vytlacil in Orangeburg, NY and the Millay Colony for the Arts, Austerlitz, NY. Her work has been shown at the HDLU Museum, Croatia; Museum Lytke, Germany; Flowers Gallery, NY, Field Projects, NY; and most recently at Spring Break Art Fair in New York City.
Lauren Faulkner is a mixed media artist based in New York City exploring themes of girlhood. Utilizing printmaking techniques Faulkner’s compositions begin with low-relief, matrices of collected and found objects that are run through the printing press to create embossed paper frames. Building on the embossed paper surface, Faulkner responds to girlhood narratives and imagined worlds in graphite and oil paint. The attention to the materiality of natural elements in Faulkner’s work is informed by her Pacific Northwest upbringing and professional experience as an award-winning floral designer in New York City. Faulkner received her BA from the University of Puget Sound and her MFA from the New York Academy of Art in 2023. Faulkner has been the recipient of the LCU Fund for Women’s Education Scholarship, the Leslie T. and Francis Posey Scholarship and the Annual Milton and Sally Avery Fellowship for Visual Artists Award.
Eric Fischl is an internationally acclaimed American painter and sculptor. His artwork is represented in many distinguished museums throughout the world and has been featured in over one thousand publications. His extraordinary achievements throughout his career have made him one of the most influential figurative painters of the late 20th and early 21st centuries.
Fischl was born in 1948 in New York City and grew up in the suburbs of Long Island. He began his art education in Phoenix, Arizona where his parents had moved in 1967. He attended Phoenix College and earned his B.F.A. from the California Institute for the Arts in 1972. He then spent some time in Chicago, where he worked as a guard at the Museum of Contemporary Art. In 1974, he moved to Halifax, Nova Scotia, to teach painting at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design. Fischl had his first solo show, curated by Bruce W. Ferguson, at Dalhousie Art Gallery in Nova Scotia in 1975 before relocating to New York City in 1978. He currently lives and works in Sag Harbor, NY with his wife, the painter April Gornik.
Elody Gyekis is a painter, animator, and sculptor who uses visual storytelling to reinvent traditional gender roles. Elody earned her MFA in Painting at the New York Academy of Art in 2019 and her BFA in Painting and Ceramics from Penn State University in 2009. Her paintings have been exhibited in many solo and group shows in Pennsylvania and New York, and also across the USA, Central America, and Europe. She completed artist residencies in Sibiu, Romania in 2014, and Giverny, France in 2018. Elody has taught painting workshops in Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Honduras, and Costa Rica. In addition to her fine art, she has been a community arts organizer of murals and other public art projects in Pennsylvania and beyond. Elody splits her time between living in Pennsylvania, Central America, and Brooklyn.
Anne Herrero currently lives and works in Missouri. She apprenticed with Norwegian contemporary figurative painter, Odd Nerdrum, at his property on the North Sea in 2014. Her time in Norway continues to influence her work by grounding her practice in a humanist approach. In 2016, Anne moved to New York to train at the Grand Central Academy, where she focused on developing strategies to draw the figure. She earned her MFA from the New York Academy of Art in 2020. During Annie’s time at NYAA, she was awarded a two month residency in Leipzig, Germany. This residency was formative to her current drawings and paintings, as she shifted from smaller compositions to larger, more complex images of the figure in the landscape. Anne is the recipient of two Posey Foundation Scholarships, the Grand Central Academy Cast Drawing Scholarship, two NYAA President’s Scholarships, The NYAA Leipzig Residency, and the Eric Fischl Teaching Residency. Anne Herrero’s work is exhibited throughout the United States and in Denmark. Her paintings and drawings are represented in collections in Norway, Ireland, England, Taiwan, Denmark, Sweden, Australia, and the U.S.
Marshall Jones is a realist painter born in Atlanta Georgia, and presently working and living in New York City. Marshall is the recipient of numerous grants, travel funds, and scholarships, including the Elizabeth Greenshields Grant in 2008. He was also awarded the Phylis Mason Grant and The Jean Gates Grant. As a scholarship member of the Salmagundi Club, he has been twice awarded the Richard Pionk award at the annual members show. In 2010 he was awarded the Fanatasy Fountain Fund Travel Scholarship which enabled him to study at the Paris American Academy. He was also a ESKFF artist in residence at MANA contemporary in Jersey City. Marshall teaches figure drawing and painting at the Art Students League of New York, The New York Academy of Art, the Salmagundi Club, and National Arts Club. His work has shown in Denise Bibro Gallery, Lodge Gallery, Dacia Gallery, Abend Gallery, and Mark Miller Gallery. Marshall is also the co-founder and host of the Art Grind Podcast.
A draftsman, painter, instructor, anatomist, curator, collector, and all-around art-obsessed thirty-something, Evan Kitson splits his time between Lancaster, PA where he maintains a lively studio practice working with deceased subjects, and New York, NY where he exhibits and instructs.
Kitson earned his BFA in Illustration from the Pennsylvania College of Art & Design, his MFA from the New York Academy of Art, and has held a number of studio assistantships, notably working with Odd Nerdrum. Evan has taught in many institutions, including The Art Student's League of New York, The Pennsylvania College of Art & Design, The New York Academy of Art, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Harrisburg Area Community College, and Studio Incamminati. He has given talks at Millersville University, Booth Gallery, Grand Central Atelier, and Parsons School of Design. Alongside his active studio practice and impressive course load, Evan is currently an Artist in Residence at the North Museum in Lancaster, PA.
Antoinette “Annie" Legnini (b. 1994, The Bronx) is a painter and draftsperson working with mixed media, collage, assemblage, and installation. She received a B.A. from Fordham University in Visual Arts and Women’s Studies in 2016 and an M.F.A. in Painting at the New York Academy of Art in 2022. Legnini has participated in residencies at the BX Arts Factory, Otis College of Art and Design, and Con Artist Collective. Legnini is best known for her ongoing collaborative community art project called “Bronx Faces” - a series that pairs the stories and experiences of Bronxites with a mixed media portrait. She has taught at Casita Maria Center for Arts & Education, Spark NYC, New York Academy of Art, Bronx Council on the Arts, the Hudson River Museum, and One River School. Legnini was the recipient of the 2022-2023 Chubb Fellowship at the New York Academy of Art.
Carla Leo is a painter and printmaker. The New Haven native earned her MFA in Painting from the New York Academy of Art in 2023 and her BA in Printmaking from Southern Connecticut State University in 2020. Ever moving around New York - she runs her own press, Feral Carla.
Liza Little is a sculptor based in Queens, NY. She graduated from The New York Academy of Art in 2022 with a MFA in Sculpture and Anatomy. She studied at The Art Students League of New York, and holds a B.S. in Psychology, Biology minor from The City College of New York. Liza is interested in how material properties of ceramic, glass and stone echo the physicality of the human figure. Liza has received several scholarships, including from The Newington-Cropsey Foundation Academy, Penland School of Craft, The Studio at Corning Museum of Glass, and Urban Glass. In 2022, Liza was the Artist in Residence at The West Nottingham Academy, where she taught sculpture for the spring term. She has also taught sculpture in the Summer Undergraduate Residency Program at NYAA. Upcoming exhibitions include the Stanislav Libensky Award Exhibition in Prague, CZ, which features an international roster of emerging glass artists.
Born 1977 in New Jersey, Alyssa began oil painting as a child. She studied at The New School in New York and earned her B.A. from Boston College in 1999. During this time she studied painting at Lorenzo de’ Medici in Florence. She went on to earn her M.F.A. from the New York Academy of Art in 2001. She completed an artist in residency at Fullerton College in 2006 and has lectured and taught at universities and institutions worldwide. She continues to offer workshops and mentorships and lectures regularly. Alyssa has been awarded the Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Grant for Painting three times and serves on the New York Academy of Art’s Board of Trustees. She is represented by Forum Gallery in New York City. Alyssa currently lives and paints in Brooklyn, New York.
Mullins trained as a graphic designer before becoming a forensic imaging specialist. He studied at the Savannah College of Art & Design and has a degree from James Madison University. For his forensic skills, he received training from The FBI Academy, University of Oklahoma and the University of Dundee. Now, Mullins himself teaches Forensic Art Classes at the New York Academy of Art, in Tribeca, NY; George Mason University, Fairfax, VA, and The Art League in Alexandria, VA.
Roberto Osti moved to the United States from his native Bologna, Italy in 1992 where he received his Diploma in Art at the State Institute of Art, and his Degree in Anatomical/Surgical Drawing, with honors, at the University of Bologna. In 2007 he received his Masters of Fine Art at the New York Academy of Art where he has also been teaching since 2010. Roberto Osti is the author of the books “Basic Human Anatomy” and “Dynamic Human Anatomy”, both published by The Monacelli Press-Phaidon, and the video “Human Anatomy for the Artist” with Craftsy. His artworks have been exhibited, among other venues, at The Drawing Center NYC), DFN Projects (NYC) Garvey Symon (NYC) Flowers Gallery (NYC), Sloan Fine Art (NYC), Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PA), Gallery of Modern Art in Bologna (Italy), and Museo Palazzo Pogg in Bologna (Italy).
Born and raised in New York, Alexia Papavasilakis is a fine artist and illustrator who received her BFA from Parsons School of Design in 2017 and her MFA from The New York Academy of Art in 2023. Her work has appeared in a number of publications, including Chuck Saia’s “You Got This Kid! Words of Advice for Young Leaders”, as well as a number of exhibitions across New York City. Alexia is the Fall 2023 artist in residence at West Nottingham Academy in Colora, Maryland, where she is teaching and continuing to work on a graphic novel inspired by the childhood adventures that she shared with her sister..
Guno Park is a Korean-Canadian artist and educator based in Brooklyn, NY - working primarily in drawing. Park holds an MFA from the New York Academy of Art, a BFA from Ontario College of Art & Design, and a Diploma from Sheridan College in Classical Animation. His work has been exhibited at Brooklyn Museum, Sugarlift Gallery, Subliminal Projects, Franklin Bowles Gallery, and Nucleus Portland, amongst others. Publications of Park’s drawings include - MoMA magazine, The Brooklyn Rail, Drawing Magazine, and Colossal. Park currently teaches drawing at The New York Academy of Art, Art Center College of Design, and Marymount Manhattan College.
Michela Roman was born in Canada in 1998. She is a recent 2023 graduate from the New York Academy of Art, where she received her MFA in Sculpture and Anatomy. Over the past two years, her work has been exhibited in sixteen Juried Shows in New York City and she received eleven sponsorships/scholarships to support both her educational practice and artistic career. She is a standing fellow (2021-present) at the Newington Corpsy Foundation for the Arts located in upstate New York where she is expanding her sculptural practice to include both bronze and marble works. She is a two time recipient of the Elizabeth Greenshilds Foundation Grant from 2021-2022 and 2022-2023. Come Fall 2023, Roman’s sculpture ‘Countless’ will be on display at The Centre for War, Atrocity and Genocide in Ontario, Canada as part of their permanent collection. Her work has additionally been included in various private collections in New York, Canada and Italy. Roman was one of two recipients of the Stone Merit Award, presented by Precision Stone. It was through this residency (May 2023-June 2023) where Roman carved a personal marble sculpture in Carrara, Italy. Upon competition of this marble (Spring 2024) Roman will take place in the Marble Reveal Auction, funded by Precision Stone and Hosted by Sotheby’s (Fall 2024), marking Roman’s second appearance at Sotheby’s auction house. Fall 2024 additionally marks the competition of Roman’s personalized wine label, sponsored by Ozymandias Wines, providing the sculptor with complimentary wine for all upcoming career driven events, for the duration of her practice. She currently lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.
Laura is a Brooklyn based painter working in oil and acrylic. She paints a realm of artifice and exaggeration. The inimitable figures sponsor a playfulness in the service of carnality. She received a BFA at Ringling School of Art and Design in Sarasota, Florida, and an MFA from New York Academy of Art in TribeCa, New York. She grew up in Central Florida, but spent many years traveling and exploring the diverse regional demographics of the United States. She is currently a Chubb Fellowship Recipient at The New York Academy of Art. She was recipient of the Martha & Walter Erlebacher Scholar Award, MFA Academy Scholar Award, KAWS Scholarship, Mauser Ecohouse Artist Residency in Parrita, Costa Rica, and an AXA Art Prize Finalist in 2022. She has been featured in Voyagehouston.com and Artsy.net.
Born in Santa Monica, California in 1974, Jean-Pierre Roy is a Brooklyn- based painter and teacher. He received his MFA from the New York Academy of Art in 2002. He is currently represented by Gallery Poulsen, DK and Davidson Gallery in NYC. Roy has participated in numerous group exhibitions in the US, Europe, and Asia and has had solo museum exhibitions at the Torrence Art Museum in Los Angeles and the Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art in Virginia Beach.
His work has been written about in The New York Times, The New York Post, ArtNews, Art in America, New American Painters, The Chicago Tribune, The Huffington Post, The Seattle Stranger, The Wall Street Journal, Hi- Fructose, and Juxtapoz amongst others. His work is in collections of Anita Zabludowicz, Jerry-Ann Cheney, Beth Rudin DeWoody, Jean Pigozzi, Leonardo DiCaprio and Bjorn Borg amongst others.
Konstantin Rudnichenko is a Ukrainian artist based in NYC. He studied at the Art Students League of New York with various teachers including Leonid Gervits, Robin Smith, and Harvey Dinnerstein. His paintings are represented in numerous public, private, and corporate collections. Through his works he depicts the very essence of the subject capturing exquisite likeness and luminosity. Konstantin is deeply influenced by the old master's works serving as both a foundation and source of inspiration for the artist's distinctive style. He remains deeply committed to his craft, continually refining his technique while exploring new avenues of artistic expression.
Born in Brooklyn, and a longtime resident of Queens/Long Island, Manu Saluja studied with John Frederick Murray at the School of Visual Arts receiving her BFA in 1997. A graduate of the New York Academy of Art, she is Adjunct Faculty in the CFA and MFA programs. Saluja’s paintings have appeared in numerous group shows, publications and hang in collections nationally and internationally. In her 2010 show Kings of Punjab, she exhibited large-scale portraits at the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto. Her solo shows in 2016 and 2021 were featured in Fine Art Connoisseur, Fast Company Design, and Huffington Post. Winner of the 2019 BP Travel Award, her paintings were exhibited at the National Portrait Gallery in London, and the Aberdeen Museum in Scotland in 2020. As an Allied Artists of America’s award recipient, her work will be shown this year at the Butler Institute of American Art.
Jesse Stern grew up in Cambridge, MA, later receiving a bachelor's degree from Vassar College. He completed the MFA program at The New York Academy of Art in 2012 and now lives and works in New York City. His work has been exhibited throughout the United States and is a part of many private collections around the country. He is currently represented by Arcadia Contemporary in New York.
Melanie Vote grew up in the rural mid-west but has lived in NYC for over 20 years. Her work straddles these two worlds, investigating the complexities of the human-land relationship, the cyclical nature of all life, and the impossibility of permanence. She received her BFA from Iowa State University and her MFA in Painting from New York Academy of Art. Vote was a recipient of a Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant in 2007 and has been awarded many residencies including The Vermont Studio Center, Jentel in Banner, WY, AHAD in Abu Dhabi, UAE, The Grand Canyon, The Weir Farm program in CT. Her last solo exhibition, The Washhouse, Nothing Ever Happened Here was at Equity Gallery in 2020 and most recently her work was on view in a two-person exhibition Concurrence at DFN Projects in October 2023. Vote teaches at NYAA and has taught at The New School, NJCU, and Pratt Institute. Additionally, Vote has been a visiting artist at numerous schools including the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art.
John Wellington received his BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design and MFA from The New York Academy of Art. He became a colorist for Marvel Comics, painting such classic graphic novels as the Moebius/Stan Lee Silver Surfer. John has taught traditional oil painting techniques - especially indirect painting (grisaille and glazing) at The New York Academy of Art and privately in his atelier for almost three decades. His paintings have been shown in numerous galleries, art fairs and museums in the United States and Europe. John has lived in France, Italy, and New York City where he currently resides.
Tabitha Whitley is a Brooklyn based artist with a focus in oil painting and relief printmaking. Tabitha received her BFA in Painting from the Fashion Institute of Technology in 2009, then went on to receive an MFA in Painting from the New York Academy of Art in 2011. Her work explores themes around her African American heritage. Tabitha is the President of the Alumni Association of the New York Academy of Art and is on the Board of Trustees. Tabitha has had her work shown in galleries throughout the United States and has been featured in the Wall Street Journal.
Robert Dale Williams is an American classical oil painter from Pennsylvania. Inspired by the Old Masters of painting, Williams sought out rigorous training in classical drawing and painting techniques at the New York Academy of Art Graduate School of Figurative Art. Following graduation from the Academy in 2004, he furthered his studies under Odd Nerdrum in Norway for three summer residencies. Recognized as a "Living Artist" by the Art Renewal Center, Williams was a semi-finalist in the Art Renewal Center 15th Annual International Salon. He has instructed drawing and painting courses at six art institutions, and has been a guest lecturer at the Susquehanna Museum of Art and Kutztown University of Pennsylvania. Featured in collections worldwide, Williams has exhibited in Pennsylvania, New York, France, Germany, Great Britain, and Norway.
Zane York deftly walks the line between playfulness and profundity. Drawing inspiration from the inherent strangeness of the natural world, York imbues quotidian scenes with subtle elements of the surreal. His finely detailed renderings offer a view of reality that is ever-so-slightly askew, creating a peculiar sense of balance in accordance with his own set of natural laws. Zane’s images invite us to turn away from the glare of the synthetic world and explore the shifting shadows of the human mind.
York received his B.F.A. in Drawing, Painting, and Sculpture from the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh and his M.F.A. in Painting from the New York Academy of Art. Zane has had solo exhibitions with numerous galleries, museums, and institutions. His works have been exhibited in New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, Denver, Melbourne, St. Barthelemy, Florida, and France. He maintains his studio in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, and teaches for the New York Academy of Art and Rhode Island School of Design.