In 2002, Sylvia completed her Master’s Degree in Fine Arts at Vermont College of Norwich University. She has been awarded Artist’s Residency status in Ireland, and is a member of Cork Printmakers. She currently lives in Ithaca, New York where she works as a full-time studio artist.
Kathleen Thoma has been a practicing artist since 1983, and a fine art printmaker since 2000. Working mostly with monotypes, she also uses chine colle, and relief printmaking techniques. She is a member of LAPS, Los Angeles Printmaking Society.From 2005-2013, she was a founding member of West Cove Studio and Gallery, an open, working printmaking co-operative in West Haven, CT. While at West Cove, she assisted with gallery promotion, printmaking demonstrations, gallery sitting and open studio events. She also taught expressive art classes in Montreal, New England to adults and children.Originally from Washington D.C. area, Thoma relocated a number of times until her current location in CA. Her work is in private collections in the USA and Canada.In 2013, she relocated her studio to Orange County, California, where she continues working in her printmaking studio, while exhibiting and selling work on-line.
Bob began his career during the
burgeoning of the print workshops in 1970. He worked at Impressions Workshop in
Boston and at the Printshop in Amsterdam Netherlands. He earned a B.F.A. from
University of Massachusetts and M.F.A. from Syracuse University. A faculty member at the Fine Arts Work Center
in Provincetown, Mass. and member of The Boston Printmakers since 1986, his
lithographs are included in collections here and abroad. In 2009 he was the
co-winner of The Dayton Peace Museums International Peace Prize for The Arts. He
participated in the London Liberal Arts College, "Year of Subversion
Exhibition” in 2013. His essays have appeared in the Print Alliance
Journal,"Prints and Politics", Visual Overture Magazine, and the
Bangalore Review. Other writing has appeared in Literal Minded, Orange Alert,
Shine Journal, Askew Reviews, Glossolalia, Creative Writing Now, Blinking
Cursor, Bap Q, Lunarosity, Icelandic Review, Writers Billboard, First Writers
Magazine, Milspeak, Subterranean Journal, South Jersey Underground, Cavalier
Magazine, Yellow Mama, Visual Overture, Vox Poetica, Ascent Aspirations
Magazine, The Red Fez, Forum Magazine, and Spilling Ink Anthology.
Phumelele Tshabalala was born in Johannesburg, South Africa. He studied Fine and Applied Arts at Tshwane University of Technology specializing in Printmaking and Painting. He moved to New York to complete his MFA in Visual Art at SUNY Purchase College. He is currently living and practicing in Los Angeles , California. He interdisciplinary artist, creating socio-reflective figurative work that is primarily concerned about the human condition in light of social injustice. He is influenced by a lineage of South African artists who use art as a weapon to combat the atrocities like apartheid. Post-Apartheid he is amongst contemporary South African artists producing works that re-construct, re-claim, re-fine and refer to a new collective cultural identity. He uses the body as a site of expression and resistance; in some works the black body is a signifier and marker, deeply rooted in historical narratives that are not easily embraced. He is committed and dedicated to going beyond mere formal questions of making, but aims straight at the heart of who he is, what is going on around him and what he can do to make a difference. He believes in art that is not just an expression of individual satisfaction however a conceptually/technically belligerent and educative art for all.
Lorna Turner is a practicing artist, graphic designer and educator. Since graduating from the Royal College of Art in 2005, where she received her Masters in Communication Art and Design, Lorna has been collaborating in multidisciplinary design environments, from print to web to dimensional spaces. Working with start ups to established firms, Lorna offer the broad scope of marketing materials for each client and each scale of needs.While at the RCA, Lorna organized the lecture series "It's A Man's World?" featuring dynamic female designers, architects, illustrators and theorist. Topics of discussion ranged from their ways of practicing to 'what was their biggest mistake'. In 2004, she designed the winning graphic identity for the Qatar National Museum. In that same year she collaborated with Tom Lucas to design an anti-fur campaign for the Respect for Animals Foundation. They were awarded 'Special Commendation' by the Design Against Fur jury. Her letterpress print illustrations "Blue Red Black" was featured on a cover of Design Week in support of a gallery exhibition.