2019 A3 Selected Artists

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Richard Aerni

Richard Aerni

It’s hard to know whether the work gets simpler or more complex as the years go by. On the one hand, I strive for forms which are forceful, striking, and clear. On the other, I aim for surfaces which involve multiple layers of slip and glaze. The successful piece marries the form and glaze in an interplay which engages the senses, reminding the viewer of the natural world about oneself and evoking an emotional response.

I’m never sure whether a piece’s success comes about because of the constant internal dialogue within me, or because I’ve managed to quell all of the internal “noise” and somehow connect with the simple path towards the clarity I seek.


Gigi Baker

Gigi Baker

Born in Beirut – Lebanon in a multi-cultural family with an Iranian and Armenian heritage, I grew up during the civil war and lived a childhood of survival. My family is made of a bubble that is filled with ideas that are waiting to burst into the world. So It was unavoidable for me to be on a path of creativity when surrounded by ideas, change and a passion to create. This brand is a fusion of art and fashion. Always believing that color, quality, and design, would lead to something fantastic I collaborated with my older brother Ghazi and it brought us closer together even though we live in different continents.


Christina Brinkman

Christina Brinkman

Christina Brinkman has worked as an artist all her life. she received her degree from Rochester Institute of Technology and has studied at the University of Rochester’s Creative Workshop as well as others. Her work has been selected by the Museum of Modern Art. In addition to two card designs, she has designed an umbrella and a mobile for them. She has done many designs, both in the fine arts area and in the graphic arts area for other museums, businesses, and institutions.


Carolyn Dilcher-Stutz

Carolyn Dilcher-Stutz

Carolyn Dilcher-Stutz has loved and cared for animals her entire life. She was greatly influenced by her father, a professor of Ecology, in the importance of stewardship of the environment, and protection of the flora and fauna inhabiting it.

Carolyn has been making art full-time since 2006 and is self-taught in sculpture. All of her ceramic work is animal-themed: pots and tiles, as well as sculpture. She tries to capture a sense of gesture and the spirit of the animal in her pieces. When you purchase her artwork, you are taking home a bit of her affection for the creatures that share our space.


Scott Grove

Scott Grove

Scott Grove is a self-taught, seasoned woodworker known for layers of artistic expression and unconventional techniques. As an artist, sculptor and designer, Scott works directly with interior designers, architects, and private collectors. He holds workshops and lectures on topics such as design, specialty finishes, veneering, mold making, and fiberglass construction. His TEDx talk on the impact of Technology on craftsmanship has gained momentum—he has given this presentation in the United States, United Kingdom, and Brazil.


Kurt Ketchum

Kurt Ketchum

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FUA Krew

FUA Krew

Founded in 1986 by Jester, the FUA Krew (From Up Above) quickly became a leading force in Rochester, New York’s, fledgling graffiti scene. In 1989, when Jester left town for the military, he passed the Krew to Range through his younger brother Con. Starting with names scrawled across the city, FUA’s craft evolved into some of the most iconic murals around. Using only spray paint and teamwork, FUA creates works of intense detail and technique inspired by life experiences, tattoos, comics, and fine art.

Today, with a strong base in Rochester and members in New York City, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, North Carolina, Florida, California, Puerto Rico, Denmark, Sweden, and Australia, FUA has become a powerhouse of the global graffiti scene. Their work can be seen on nearly every continent across the planet on walls, track-sides, freight trains, highways…everywhere.


Jappie King Black

Jappie King Black
The sources of ritual art in so-called “primitive” cultures have always interested me. I lived in Argentina and Mexico for a number of years. My Latin American experiences continue to influence my work.

The trees in the woods behind my house in Brockport are being taken over by the wild grapevines, like kudzu in the Deep South. I collect vine and bark, harvesting natural material all year, to use in my sculptures.

The mixed-media baskets for the Memorial Art Gallery’s Artists’ Affair are small collections of elements constructed in various fiber techniques of different materials. Each object is an icon or representative symbol in a narrative with references to basketry, birds, masks, the figure, and ritual. The empty baskets are Color Studies. They are coiled, wrapped and stitched of cotton over paper rush. The Bronze Baskets are part of an ongoing series, developed from my hand stitched and coiled baskets. These are cast in bronze using the lost-wax method to produce one-of-a-kind pieces.

Like most artists, the concepts behind my work are personal. However, I expect my work to speak about nature, metamorphosis, loss, and the handmade object.


Myung Urso

Myung Urso

It is always intriguing to see how my personal imagination and inspiration embody to become an actual object. The working process is more open towards momentary happenings rather than manipulated by preset intention, which brings unexpected value.

I rather explore, experience and cultivate the moment. I often observe how different elements play out in their own way, helping to define the destiny of each work. Pursuing the textures of abundant materials is my primal interest in making jewelry. Adopting different fibers with other solid material reveals unique surfaces, characteristics, shapes, colors and textures. This is the most fascinating part of my work.