Sabrina Raaf (USA)
Sabrina Raaf is a Chicago-based artist who works in both experimental sculptural media and digital photography. She is a producer of creative machines - machines that independently make art when cross-pollinated with human interaction. Her work was recently been exhibited in a solo exhibition entitled Roving at Klein Art Work Gallery in Chicago. Upcoming shows include the eShow curated by Barry Blinderman and exhibited at the Krannert Museum. In 2003 her work was shown at the Wynick/Tuck Gallery during the prestigious Images Festival of new media arts in Toronto and in 2002 in the Here and Now show at the Chicago Cultural Center as well as in Postflesh at California State University in Sacremento, CA, and Sense Data at the Painted Bride Center in Philadelphia, PA. She exhibited in the Sculpture in Chicago Now exhibition (2002) curated by Adam Brooks and Cory Postiglione and at the Block Museum in the Immersive Art Symposium,2001. In 1999 she exhibited at the Corcoran Gallery of Art (Washington, DC) and at the Chicago Cultural Center. She is the recipient of a 2002, Creative Capitol Grant in Emerging Fields and an Illinois Arts Council Fellowship (2001). She has been reviewed in Art in America, the Chicago Tribune Sunday Magazine, Leonardo Magazine (MIT Press), www.lab71.org, Contemporary Arts magazine, The Washington Post, The New Art Examiner, The City Paper, and The Chicago Reader. She received an MFA in Art and Technology from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 1999. Sabrina is currently a tenure-track professor in the Photography Department of Columbia College in Chicago.
Artist: Sandra Crisp (UK London)
MFA - University of London Wimbeldon - 20 Feb to 2 March 2002 National Print exhibition<br>
Federation of British Artists in conjunction with the Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers,Mall
Galleries,The Mall, London Recent digital prints present a fusion of images, from digital drawings, personal photographs, objects and media cuttings.
These selected images take on personal meaning for myself, whether they are found, scanned objects or digital camera images taken during an urban journey, they portray the passing of time and personal experience. A kaleidoscope of imagery embedded into layers and flat disk-like forms. My intention is not to create a narrative as such, but use the potential of computer image editing programs to draw, blur, distort and change scale, aiming for semi-abstraction and subtle transitions where only traces or fragments remain of the original subject matter. However, it is important that these traces of 'reality' remain, reflecting our everyday contemporary world and through the juxtaposition of many different sources materials, represent the saturation of information and imagery in this rapidly technologically advancing age
Artist: Simon Millgate (UK London)
Title: Dead Flower Figure
Title: Orchid Head
Coventry University (BA Hons Fine Art) 1983-86. Currently living and working in London. These faces evolve from found natural forms; dead flowers, lichen and pebbles.
Artist: Stephen Burns (USA)
Title: digital ecstasy
Stephen Burns has discovered the same passion for the digital medium as he has for photography as an art form. His background began as a photographer 22 year ago and in time, progressed toward the digital medium. His influences include the great Abstractionists & the Surrealists including Jackson Pollock, Wassily Kankinsky, Pablo Picasso, Franz Kline, Mark Rothko, Mark Tobey, and Lenore Fini, to name a few.
Stephen Burns has been a corporate instructor and lecturer in the application of digital art and design for the past 8 1/2 years (See Resume). He has been exhibiting digital fine art internationally at galleries such as Durban Art Museum in South Africa, Citizens Gallery in Yokahama, Japan, and CECUT Museum Of Mexico to name a few. Part of his exhibiting won him 1st place in the prestigious Seybold International digital arts contest