An abstract artist from New York, Leslie Wayne has been creating new art works since the exhibition at the Halsey Institute in 2011. One of her more recent exhibitions was in 2018 and titled What’s Inside. This exhibition revolved around everyday spaces and seeing those spaces through a deeper light, and was located at the Jack Shainman Gallery in downtown New York City.
Residing in Los Angeles, Eames Demetrios has had different exhibitions all over the globe including more recent exhibitions at the Man & Eve Gallery in London, UK. He has also been on TED talks, and discussed Kcymaerxthaere, which is one of his exhibitions about a parallel universe that coexists with our own world—part of which was featured at the Halsey Institute.
Originally from Milan, Italy, Paolo Ventura is a photographer, artist and set designer. Ventura has had his works displayed all over the world, including the 2011 Venice Biennale.
Residing in North Carolina, Bob Ray has taken part of multiple art exhibitions. In 2017, Ray collaborates with artist Barbra Hardy in their collection titled Secret Garden. Ray is still very dedicated to his work, and now spends time with his family and they all enjoy working on Secret Garden.
A member of the College of Charleston’s studio art faculty, Steve Johnson‘s work has been featured around the world. In 2015, he received a Fulbright-Nehru Academic and Professional Excellence Teaching Fellowship, for which he spent several months working and teaching in India. Learn more about his experience here.
New York-based Iranian artist, Hamid Rahmanian has been working with cinematic media. In 2014, Rahmanian was a John Guggenheim Fellow, and since 2019 has been working at Harvard University as a designer and director in the arts department. Rahmanian’s most recent work is entitled Shahnameh, which demonstrates the Persian visual tradition of using shadows of objects to tell a story.
Bosnian-American visual artist, Tanja Softić teaches at the University of Richmond while maintaining a studio practice. In her exhibit Migrant Universe, she explores the mentality of what it means for a migrant to change countries, and then visually shows you the memories that are associated with this change. In 2012, Softić won the Theresa Pollak Award for Excellence in Visual Arts.
-by Madelayne Abel, Halsey Institute intern