ARTISTS

Any artists listed have been associated with Open Wabi, either by attending a residency or aiding in its evolution.


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Chas. Foster

Chas. Foster lives in Wheaton, Maryland. He earned his MFA from Maryland Institute College of Art in 2012, and teaches in the International Baccalaureate Program at Springbrook High School. He has exhibited in Baltimore, New York, Tucson, Salvador da Bahia (Brasil), and wherever a tire hangs suspended, yearning for the earth’s core.

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Luke McCusker

Luke McCusker earned his Bachelor of Arts in Fine Art from Mount Vernon Nazarene University in 2017. His works in painting, sculpture, and film are concerned with self-understanding, self-examination, and non-conceptual forms of shared knowing; they are one part of a broader search that includes a study of philosophy, theology, and the arts, and a […]

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Tom Cline

I remember watching my dad prepare traps for trap-lines when I was a kid. The traps were beautiful, boiled in a mixture of walnuts and wax, they became something more than traps for catching animals, so we could sell the furs. The traps became something of great beauty and value, not only because the walnut […]

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Amanda Heidel

Amanda Heidel is a New York based artist. She grew up in New Jersey and received her BA in Advertising and PR, later continuing her education in Graphic Design. She is a current MFA student at SUNY New Paltz studying Sculpture. Her art practice merges art and life and explores the intersection of community, performance, […]

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Crispin Webb

Born on December 12, 1977, in Charleston, West Virginia, Crispin attended Mount Vernon Nazarene University. Later, Crispin was accepted as a Master of Fine Arts (MFA) candidate at Bard College in The Milton Avery School of Painting and Sculpture, one of the premier art schools in the nation. Crispin was one of 11 students accepted […]

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Edward Steffanni

Edward Steffanni is an artist from Dayton, Ohio. He has received multiple awards and has been featured in exhibitions nationally. In his practice, he exploits imagery and materiality to explore religious themes as well as matters of identity and emptiness. He engages with these themes through painting, drawing, and sculpture.

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Justin Sorensen

Justin Sorensen (b. 1986) is an artist based in Central Ohio. He grew up in Northwestern Pennsylvania and received his BFA from Kutztown University in Kutztown, PA. He did graduate work at Bucknell University in Lewisburg, PA, before moving on to complete his MFA at the Rhode Island School of Design. His work has been […]

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Don Boyd

Boyd, a Harvard graduate with 36 years experience in art education, studied numerous successful art teaching models including Andover Academy, Wellesley College, and Black Mountain College.

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Katrina Bello

Katrina Bello (b. 1973) is a visual artist and curator who is from Davao City, Philippines. Her works have been shaped by experiences of natural environments; and topics on memory, landscape, time, ecology and geology are the subtext of her work which takes form in drawings, paintings, installation, photography, and video. Her work has been […]

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Emily Harris

Emily Harris is a Queens-based artist and a current MFA Candidate at Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore. She has exhibited her work in venues in New York; Ai Gallery and Bridge Art Fair, Chicago, IL;and internationally at 2B Gallery in Budapest, Hungary; Galeria Z in Bratislava, Slovakia, The Museum of Arts & Crafts Itami, Itami-shi, Japan and […]

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Bart O’Reilly

Bart was born in Dublin, Ireland (1975.) He graduated from the National College of Art and Design in 2000. Today he lives in Baltimore, Maryland, and has shown work in Washington DC, Philadelphia, Annapolis and Baltimore as well as Ireland and Northern Ireland. Bart is adjunct professor of drawing and two dimensional design at Anne Arundel Community College […]

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Sarah Novio

Sarah Novio (b. 1989) is an artist based in Woodbridge, New Jersey. She was born in Brooklyn and raised in Long Island, NY. She moved to Tampa, FL to receive her BFA at the University of Tampa. Shortly after, she moved back to New York to complete her MFA at the New York Academy of […]

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Nicole Shaver

Nicole Shaver was born and raised in Port Washington, Wisconsin where she skipped stones and watched fisherman gut salmon as a child. She received her BFA from The University of Wisconsin-Madison and MFA from The University of Iowa. Her practice involves ideas of place and belonging using geographical sites as a metaphorical compass in order […]

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John Donnelly

The “Chasing Faroe Series”, my latest exhibition, are oil painted works on paper, wood and wool, which speak to the pursuit of the transient nature of a place or an event in life. They document the memory of travel, or the imagining of a new destination on the line that divides the heavens and earth […]

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Hiroshi Kumagai

It took Hiroshi almost 10 years of working with paint to realize that he is not a painter and he doesn’t enjoy the medium at all. It was matter of time for him to realize that he is most attracted to slick surface quality and bright primary colors which he was surrounded by during his […]