Shana Harper (b. 1982)

Over the last decade, Shana Harper has built an extensive body of prints often of a lyrical and floral design. Shana’s sister Raven Harper also creates at NIAD.  // Shana’s available work // recent exhibition history Redefining Contemporary Art // Read More …

Heather Copus (b. 1969)

Gene Simmons. Paul Stanley. Ace Frehley. Eric Singer. The members of KISS appear frequently in Heather Copus’ densely layered work. As a matter of fact, Heather herself is an encyclopedia of facts and trivial about the band.  // Heather’s available Read More …

Deatra Colbert (b. 1964)

 Is there a bigger professional wrestling fan in the world than Deatra Colbert? Probably not. Though Luis Estrada loves wrestling, too. Deatra shows her fandom of sports entertainment primarily on paper, though she works across numerous media. Her drawings obsessively Read More …

Phyllis Carr (b. 1971)

 Phyllis Carr can really work watercolor and inks into a fiery blaze. And, the thing is, when you look at her work, it’s hard for your eyes to stay in one place. There is so much movement in Phyllis’ work Read More …

Barbara Arbogast (b. 1949)

If you like color, you’ll like the work of Barbara Arbogast. Before completing her pieces — whether ceramic plates or elaborately constructed clothing — Barbara seems to painstakingly soak her work in technicolor. She does not live in a black Read More …

Saul Alegria (b. 1987)

Saul likes animals and video games. But, really, who doesn’t? What makes Saul different from you and I though is he’s able to get his obsessions down rather quickly and beautifully on paper. Although Saul’s watercolors are hugely popular he Read More …

Sylvia Fragoso (b. 1962)

The ceramics and drawings of Sylvia Fragoso exude a vitality, sincerity and reverence that reflect the deep care that went into their creation, and the many years that the artist has single-mindedly dedicated to her craft. Sylvia started making art Read More …

Susan Wise (b. 1949)

After being institutionalized for a large part of her youth, Susan Wise became interested in crafts in a vocational training program. For more than two decades, Wise has explored and mastered numerous craft forms – quilts, embroidery and ceramics. But Read More …

Jonathan Velazquez (b. 1985)

 Jonathan Velazquez’s work – both on paper, canvas and in performance – explores the possibilities of celebrity, with the razor like observations of a chameleon. He creates work focusing and transmuting the obsessive qualities of pop music fandom into art Read More …

Jean McElvane (b. 1973)

 Prior to NIAD, Jean McElvane studied art and music at Contra Costa Community College for two years. She also worked as an artist’s assistant. Her paintings and drawings tend toward realism, but the majority of her work is in the Read More …