Fresh from the Studio invites W&TW artist members to share what they are working on now with you! In this virtual format, artists will share work in progress, newly finished artworks, and recent or upcoming projects. Each presentation will be about 10 minutes with time for your questions and comments afterwards. Fresh from the Studio is your chance to see what is new and hear from contemporary artists. This program is free and open to the public.
This segment of Fresh from The Studio will feature artists like Luna Davis, Meena Matai, Brianna McIntyre, and Cary Reeder.
About the Artists
Currently based in Austin, Luna Davis works primarily in mixed media ranging from silkscreen, photography, video, and sculpture. Her work encapsulates ideas of digital identity and traumas found in domestic spaces. Davis graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a Bachelor of Fine Art in Studio Art in 2022. Recent projects include Good In Tensions 2022 at ICOSA, and Facade 2022, at the Visual Arts Center. Davis has received grants from Austin Community College, including the Steve Kramer Scholarship in 2019.
Meena Matai creates vibrant and playful art. Her creative journey is as much spontaneous and playful, as it is meditative and introspective. She grew up in India in a family of engineers and educators. Art has been the one constant in her life, even while she built a career in electrical engineering. Her life is now a balance of being an artist, an engineer, a mother, an educator and a human being. Matai is based in Austin, TX.
Brianna Mcintrye is an artist and designer based in Austin, TX. Her creative practice focuses on crafting objects and ephemera that communicate narratives of duality, precariousness, and her experiences as a Black woman. One of her goals as a maker is to take materials out of their comfort zone in order to push their structural qualities and intended use. She is interested in investigating political and social identities through the use of clothing, furniture, and found objects as construction materials. She received her BFA in Furniture Design and Fiber and Material Studies from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
Cary Reeder is a Miami, Florida native, who has made Houston, Texas her home since 1996. Working in multi-media including paint, paper, colored vinyl and flagging tape, she is keenly interested in how color impacts emotion and how light, shadow and space create an ever-changing picture plane. She got her start in art as a graphic artist and received her fine art training at the Glassell School of Art, Museum of Fine Arts-Houston. In between she had a 20+ year career as a grant writer and fundraiser for nonprofit organizations. Her work has been included in numerous exhibitions, and in solos shows at Mystic Lyon (2018), Galveston Arts Center (2018), Optical Project (2016) and Lawndale Art Center (2013). In 2021, her sculpture “Treeodesic Dome” was included in the Houston public art project True North 2021. She is a past recipient of an Individual Artist Grant from the Houston Arts Alliance and in 2014 was a Hunting Prize Finalist. Her work been featured twice in New American Paintings, issues #108 and #120, and Acrylic Artist, Spring 2016. She teaches at Art League Houston.
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