Alexandra Jimenez is a Chicana printmaker, illustrator and graphic designer. She is a fourth generation Tucson native whose work reflects her heritage and a strong sense of place.
Adriene Jenik is an artist and educator who resides in the southwestern U.S. desert. Her current work engages the desert - its fragile ecology, alternative economics, and growing militarization. At Arizona State University, she serves as Professor of Intermedia in the School of Art, affiliate faculty in the School for the Future of Innovation in Society, and a sustainability scientist at the Global Institute of Sustainability.
“THE SKY IS FALLING…” is the third in an ongoing series of performances that make up The Data Humanization Project.
In The Data Humanization Project, I re-assert the connection of data to human scale and context. In contrast to a trend toward visualizing big data, each of my 'data humanization' performances seek to physically “translate” a single data point so that it can be more fully comprehended by myself and others. For “THE SKY IS FALLING…” I chose to translate a contested number – the number of civilians killed as a result of drone strikes by the US military. Performed from sunup to sundown on November 13, 2016; “The Sky is Falling…” presents edited video of the live-streamed performance.
This artwork is not for sale.
Ardyn Feken is a paralegal and human rights activist who didn’t pick up a paintbrush until 2012 on her 40th birthday.
Barbara Brandel’s current work includes painted collages with recycled world postage stamps. Her art works are in collections throughout the U.S. and beyond.
Barbara Penn is a visual artist and Professor Emerita of Art—University of Arizona, Tucson. A painter, mixed media and installation artist, her work often draws from personal, socio-political and/or media portrayals of culture. Barbara and her works have traveled nationally and internationally through fellowships, artist residencies, and solo and group exhibitions.
Carla Keaton’s work has been recognized by the Arizona Arts Commission and the National Endowment of the Arts. She is also a children’s book illustrator, and the youngest daughter of a sharecropper.
Throughout her life as an artist and teacher in Africa, Europe, and the United States, Cheryl Berech has been impressed by the amazing ability of people to persist in the face of tremendous adversity, and the commonality of their hopes and fears. Her realistic, contemplative paintings depict figures in a symbolic relationship to their environment that invites speculation about the nature of that relationship and the internal and external conflicts that it might imply. Social issues and their impact on individuals play a key role in her art. Cheryl paints in oil, weaving a subtle tapestry of color, played against strong contrasts of light and shadow. Originally from Phoenix, she studied art at Arizona State University and the Academy of Art University in San Francisco. Her work is in private and public collections around the world.
Chip Thomas is a photographer, public artist, activist and physician who has been living and working on the Navajo Nation between Monument Valley and the Grand Canyon since 1987. He also coordinates the Painted Desert Project, a project that brings artists from all over the world to the reservation to paint murals and to teach their process to local artists and students.
Chris Vena is an artist and educator with a national and international exhibition record spanning twenty years. In addition to painting, print, and photography, Vena has produced several video shorts related to political protests and the film “Little Donkeys.”
Daniel Prendergast makes images attempting to reveal the hidden consciousness of statues and plants and the hidden conscience of humanity. He has worked in drawing, painting, or photography for most of his life and has worked with children in the public schools for half of his life. Mr. Prendergast is a long-time member of the ACLU.
Darrin Armijo-Wardle remixes iconic portraits for the purpose of exploring social, political, and economic issues.
As a volunteer for the past fifteen years with Tucson Samaritans and No More Deaths, Deborah Mccullough has walked the desert south of Tucson looking to help people who are lost or left behind. Along those trails, she has found elements that speak to their humanity, their dreams, and expectations.
Denis Gillingwater’s work resides in more than sixty public, private, museum, educational, and corporate collections and has spanned the globe in one-person and group exhibitions. Gillingwater is also a Professor Emeritus at Arizona State University.
George Strasburger began painting at age 12. He has a public studio in Tucson and has widely exhibited throughout the Southwest. Working mainly in oils, Strasburger is influenced strongly by neighbors and the landscape around him, with a focus on what unites us as aware people.
Jake Early began his printmaking career by building his own screenprinting press in his garage. He has been a professional artist for 25 years and hand-prints or handcrafts every piece in his home studio. His art reflects his love of place and investment in the community as well as social issues.
Jenna Garcia is an abstract figurative painter who launched her art business, She Collections, in 2015. The Phoenix native hopes to convey a message in her work to “embrace your emotions, and see the beauty in those emotions.”
Jennifer Eschedor has been working as a mixed media artist for more than thirty years. She uses printmaking, fabric, and stitching to express her ideas. She is also an art instructor.
Born in Sonora, Mexico, and raised on the Colorado River Indian Tribes Reservation in Arizona, Joe Ray’s work reflects a bi-cultural perspective. He is active with Xico Inc. and Tortuga Press & Studio.
John Thamm is an accomplished landscape and portrait painter. As a courtroom sketch artist, John covered high profile trials including Ruby Ridge, the Branch Davidian-Waco trial, and the Aryan Nation trial in Idaho. Thamm’s portrait of Gerry Spence is in the attorney’s private collection. Thamm is also a published author with two books: "VETS: 50 Portraits of 50 Veterans" and "The Presidential Collection.” He has a studio and gallery showcasing his work in Bisbee.
Kevin Caron’s sculptures can be found from coast to coast in private and public collections. Some of his public commissions can be found in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania; Jupiter, Florida; and Chandler, Avondale, Tucson, and Surprise, Arizona.