SEATTLE ART FAIR 2019
August 1- 4, 2019
SEATTLE ART FAIR
CenturyLink Field Event Center
1000 Occidental Avenue S
Ann Hamilton is an internationally acclaimed visual artist best known for her large-scale multimedia installations, public projects and performance collaborations. Noted for a dense accumulation of materials, Hamilton creates ephemeral environments or immersive experiences that poetically respond to the architectural presence and social history of their sites. She explores sensory and linguistic elements that construct our faculties of memory, reason and imagination. Among her many honors, Hamilton has been the recipient of the National Medal for the Arts, the MacArthur Fellowship, United States Artists Fellowship, NEA Visual Arts Fellowship and the Guggenheim Memorial Fellowship. She has represented the United States in the Bienal de São Paulo(1991), the Venice Biennale (1999), and Istanbul Bienali (2003) and created the critically acclaimed installation, the event of a thread featured at the Park Avenue Armory in New York, NY (2012). Her work is included in the collections of the Cincinnati Art Museum (Cincinnati, OH), Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden (Washington, DC), Los Angeles County Museum of Art (Los Angeles, CA) and the Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, NY), among many others.
Sean Healy’s practice incorporates painting, drawing, sculpture and installation, and his material experimentation is at the core of his intensive art-making process. Recent work explores themes of societal and internal conflict, fear-based politics and human vulnerability. He has been exhibiting with Elizabeth Leach Gallery since 1999, and his artworks have also been shown at Betty Moody Gallery (Houston, TX), Anderson Ranch Arts Center (Snowmass, CO), East/West Project, Dam, Stuhltrager/Gallery Homeland (Berlin, Germany) and The Art Gym (Marylhurst, OR). He has received several important public commissions, including the Wayne L. Morse Courthouse (Eugene, OR), Pioneer Place (Portland, OR), the General Services Administration Headquarters (Eugene, OR) and the FBI Headquarters (Houston, TX).
Malia Jensen examines human traits of desire, greed and lust by employing metaphor and humor in juxtaposition to raw and seductive materiality. Her ceramic, bronze and mixed media sculptures poignantly reveal the brutality and beauty of our daily lives. Jensen received her BFA from the Pacific Northwest College of Art. Her work has been exhibited in many institutions including PICA (Portland, OR), the Melbourne International Arts Festival (Melbourne, Australia), The New Museum (New York, NY). Her work has been shown in three Portland Biennial exhibitions and is a recipient of a 2002 Bonnie Bronson Fellowship. In 2019, she received an Oregon Community Foundation grant for her project Nearer Nature, which intends to engage diverse and rural Oregon communities in hands-on production in nature.
Isaac Layman makes large-format photographic constructions of objects inside his home and captures astonishingly vivid details through the scientific precision of his process. Multiple perspectives coalesce and recognizable subjects challenge the viewer’s perception through meticulous optic detail. Layman has exhibited at the Walker Art Center (Minneapolis, MN), deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum (Lincoln, MA), Frye Art Museum (Seattle, WA), Blanton Museum of Art (Austin, TX) and Norton Museum of Art (West Palm Beach, FL), among others. He was awarded the Betty Bowen Award from the Seattle Art Museum and the Contemporary Northwest Art Award from the Portland Art Museum. His work is in many collections including the Walker Art Center (Minneapolis, MN), the Margulies Collection at the Warehouse (Miami, FL), Portland Art Museum (Portland, OR), the Museum of Fine Arts Houston (Houston, TX), and the Minneapolis Institute of Arts (Minneapolis, MN).
Mark Palmen creates experiential, elaborate artworks including holographic light installations, large scale sculptures and hand-sewn creations. His visual works are influenced by diverse interests ranging from art history and fashion to metaphysical investigations. His intimately sized embroideries explore expansive musings on themes of the cosmos and intergalactic communication. Palmen earned his his BFA at The School of the Art Institute (Chicago, IL) and his MFA in Visual Studies from the Pacific Northwest College of Art (Portland, OR). Fashion designer Vivienne Westwood was a significant influence and mentor, and he worked in the fashion industry for years before returning to his art practice.
Joseph Park is a painter who draws inspiration from the history of art and often references historical movements or specific artists working in painting, photography and sculpture. Through meticulous mark-making, Park creates prismatic portraits, figures and still lifes in addition to abstract works known for their color and surface. He received his BFA from Cornish College of the Arts (Seattle, WA) and an MFA from California Institute of the Arts (Valencia, CA). He has exhibited at the Gwangju Biennale (Gwangju, South Korea), Henry Art Gallery at the University of Washington (Seattle, WA), Seattle Art Museum (Seattle, WA), Portland Art Museum (Portland, OR), and Tacoma Art Museum (Tacoma, WA). His work is included in the collections of the Seattle Art Museum and the Tacoma Art Museum. He is a 2005 recipient of the NEDDY Award from the Behnke Foundation and an Artist Trust Fellowship.
Matthew Picton creates elaborate wall-mounted paper sculptures that reconstruct aerial views of historical maps and cities. Picton delves deeply into the cultural, political and sociological significance of his selected subjects. His work is simultaneously cartographic, topographical and cultural, as he often incorporates period-specific texts, images and musical scores into his meticulous paper cutouts. Born in London, England, Picton studied Politics and History at the London School of Economics. His work is included in the collections of The De Young Museum (San Francisco, CA), The Herbert Museum of Art (Coventry, UK), The Fidelity Bank collection (London, UK), The Stadt Museum (Dresden, Germany) and The New York University Langone Medical Center Collection (New York, NY).
Barbara Sternberger is an abstract painter who visually explores themes of mindfulness and intuition. Her recent works are deeply influenced by Ch'an Buddhism and its tenets of finding essence, truth and spirit resonate in the present moment and considers the physicality of the paint to be as vital as the resulting imagery. She received her MFA from the University of California at Irvine. She lives in Bellingham, Washington and is a part-time lecturer and painting instructor at Western Washington University. Her recent solo exhibitions include Breath at Elizabeth Leach Gallery (Portland, OR, 2019) Holding Places at Linda Hodges Gallery (Seattle, 2017), Invisible Presence, Elizabeth Leach Gallery (Portland, 2016), Inner Passage at Linda Hodges Gallery (Seattle, 2015).
Brendan Tang's ceramic sculptures unite Asian and Western culture idioms and references. In his ongoing Manga Ormolu series, Tang appropriates traditional palettes, landscapes and floral patterns of Chinese Ming dynasty ceramics, adding what he calls "techno-pop" robotic elements inspired by a multitude of popular culture influences, including Japanese animation, graphic novels, toys, science fiction, and video games. Tang has been exhibited at the Museum of Fine Art in Boston, the Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal in QB, and Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City, as well being a recipient of the 2016 Biennale Internationale de Vallauris contemporary ceramic award. He has been profiled by The Knowledge Network and featured in printed publications including The National Post, Wired (UK and Italy), and ELLE (Canada). Tang's work can be found in such collections as the Seattle Art Museum, the Ariana Muse in Geneva SW, Canada House in London (UK) and the Art Bank of Canada.