I am so pleased to welcome fiber artist Mercury Hogan to the NP Studios Passaic location!
Mercury Hogan does not have origins. Born in Hong Kong to parents from the United States and the Philippines, she was raised in seven countries on three continents – a multicultural upbringing that has taught her to question everything and take nothing for granted. The sensation of being an outsider, of taking up someone else’s space, has been one of the only constants throughout her nomadic life.
Mercury has been drawn towards the methodical neurosis and universal necessity of fiber arts since the age of three. In her work, she unites traditional fiber methods from around the world, innovative textile practices, personal narrative, and ritualistic performance. Her existential dread leads her to record every second of her creative process as evidence.
Joins the Passaic studio this month. We are looking forward to seeing her newest creations!
Eileen Alcalde is a painter and teaching artist recently relocated from Brooklyn to New Jersey. Her work explores the complexity of social and political relationships and human behavior. Primarily working in oil and acrylic paint, Eileen uses bold colors and strong brush strokes to express her conflicted responses to these topics. As a first generation American of Latin heritage, Eileen uses art as a way to explore her own identity while simultaneously exploring the intersectionalities of culture, gender, and race. In addition, Eileen is inspired by her work with youth. She seeks to use her creative practice as a way to empower young people to find their voice through art and connect with their community. She is a strong believer that art and art education should be accessible to all.
During the Flea Market Season- An ever-changing landscape of upcycled pieces can be found at The Brooklyn Flea in Williamsburg, Brooklyn on Sundays. Due to the nature of salvage, each piece is subject to its own unique aesthetic. All wiring and electrical components are new, and are only suitable for indoor situations. Click on the image for more info.
2012 Joan Mitchell Foundation MFA Grant Recipient Alisha McCurdy has joined the NP Studio crew in Passaic. Check out her website for more information at:
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Christina Park is a professional oil painter who has been showing and selling her work in the Greater New York Area since 1992. Her studio is in New Jersey, where she has lived for most of her life. She has an M.F.A. from SUNY Purchase College and an M.L.I.S. from Rutgers University.
Christina has taught drawing and oil painting at the Old Church Cultural Center School of Art, the Rockland Center for the Arts, Ramapo State College, and SUNY Purchase College. She continues to produce artwork out of her studio in New Jersey.
Nature has always been my main inspiration. When speaking of nature I usually have in mind the organic and inorganic elements of the whole universe that is interconnected, interdependent and of which we humans are but a small part. My paintings are expressions and a personal interpretation of this widely varied natural world.
My interest in painting arises from a desire to communicate. Color is the essence of my work. A language with it’s own nuances, color speaks through infinite combinations. In unity and isolation, through form, fluidity and rhythm the piece evolves. I strive to free myself from projected thought, and to instead work from an abandon. I simplify and resolve. I attain a momentary truth. Through my work I want to invite an intimate dialogue, a contemplation via the relationship of color.