Melissa Schlobohm is a printmaker/sculptor from Beacon, NY. She earned her BA in fine art from Skidmore in 2012. She currently runs her own print shop in Beacon called Fledgling Press in addition to serving as Education Coordinator at the Garrison Art Center in Garrison, NY.
Ramiro Davaro Comas
Ramiro Davaro-Comas is an Argentine/American artist living in Brooklyn. He has been painting since he was a child, and his work is heavily influenced by his travels, street life, comic books, South American/European Muralism, skateboarding culture and animation. Davaro-Comas works within his own vocabulary of characters, symbols and iconography, creating fantastical worlds in which his characters float and loom about, and seem to always be on the search.
Davaro-Comas will be launching and directing Dripped On the Road in November of 2016, unique traveling artist residency program for muralists, illustrators and street artists. The program will go from NYC-Miami for the month of November in an RV stopping in 10 different cities to paint murals, and a few national parks to create works on paper. The program will end with an exhibition and artist talk in Miami during Art Basel.
Along with the residency program, Ramiro is also painting murals, printing books and zines, working on creative projects and showing his work in different gallery exhibitions and public projects. Davaro-Comas has lived, created and exhibited work in Amsterdam, New York, Barcelona, Berlin, Prague, Miami, Orlando, Boston, Brooklyn, Savannah, Providence and Buenos Aires.
Matthew Destefano lives and works in Los Angeles, CA. Through the processes involved in metal casting, Destefano suspends the impermanence of organic objects. In order to reanimate the cast object he employs the ideas of trompe loeil through painting techniques and manipulation, transforming and revealing the objects materiality.