AG Gallery pleased to present works by gallery’s favorite artists from past shows at AG Gallery on the 3rd week of Summer Exhibition Series 2013. Artworks from Maria Montiel, Andrea Lauren, Tracey Long, and Hanako Sakashita are on view and available for purchase at this time.
On view through: 7/26 – 8/1 2013
Maria Montiel : an artist/graphic designer specialized in textile design, with several years of experience in the field and with clients originating from Venezuela, Canada, United States, United Kingdom, among others. Originally from Venezuela, the study of Maria stands at Madrid, but she acknowledges that much of her influence comes from Latin American with its vivid colors and organic textures. However, the Iberian metropolis also defines some sight with experimental organized chaos and neon signs. Maria, comes from a home where art and architecture were a constant stimulus and now translate into a fresh and vibrant work of varied influences, where shapes and natural colors are bi-dimensional conception.
Andrea Lauren was a New York City based artist and currently live in North Calorina, illustrator creating whimsical, colorful pieces under the studio name Paper-Sparrow. Inspired by her classical music training and a love of nature, Andrea’s art often combines these two passions. Her art has recently been featured by musicians on album covers as well as music publications. Since beginning Paper-Sparrow in 2007, the generous support of the community has been uplifting and Andrea is honored to be doing something she loves.
Tracey Long graduated in 2007 with a BA(HONS) Illustration. She has been selected for Images 32 and was shortlisted for Refresh! New Talent awards 2007 and exhibited in the Coningsby Gallery. She was selected for the Cheltenham Illustration award 2007, 2008 and 2010 and appeared in the exhibition and annual. Tracey was selected for the London Transport Museum and AOI Cycling in London competition 2010 and The River Thames competition 2011. With a love of the hand drawn her work encompasses a playful mix of animal characters in surreal and quirky guises. Her ideas and inspiration are gleaned from literature, traditional European folk art, and fairy tales. The work is made in pencil, watercolor and collage, an approach that suits the frivolous and eccentric mood that she aims for.
Hanako Sakashita is the artist who lives and works in Mashiko, Tochigi. Mashiko is known as for its pottery, called “Mashiko-yaki”. It is a traditional kiln site that is unlike some of the other older kiln sites around Japan. The town is open to newcomers whether they are potters or others with professional backgrounds in arts, science and education. In Japan craftsmen were usually born into their profession ,but in Mashiko, anyone could be a potter.
1976 born in Tokyo, Japan
1998 Graduated from Musashino Art University
2002 Studied about Pottery in Seto-city, Aichi
2003 – 2010 Worked at Pottery Studio in Mashiko, Tochigi