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12.2 | Art

Sophia Turturro


David Santillo


Aslan Hernandez


Sophia Turturro commonly describes herself as a recovering entrepreneur. Due to unforeseen economics, she’s currently looking down the barrel of bankruptcy. However, not all hope is lost. To get herself out of this rut, Sophia has begun selling business advice for $300 an hour. She can assure you there have been no unsatisfied customers. Contact her if interested—and hurry, don’t miss out on the honor of being her first customer.

David Santillo is a multimedia artist who primarily utilizes charcoal, ink, acrylic, and melted beads in his work. He is currently enrolled at SUNY Ulster as a fine arts major. He loves creating work that allows expression of himself in a way that he can share. Additionally, he loves creating work that contains recognizable and nostalgic subjects from franchises. Check out his work on Instagram, @nachdraws.

Aslan, previously known as Virginia, Hernandez, is a gender-fluid individual studying art and design at SUNY Westchester Community College. His work, particularly in charcoal portraiture, delves into diverse perspectives, aims to transcend conventional boundaries, and capture the nuanced complexities of identity. As a student and artist, Aslan aspires to contribute to an inclusive artistic space, where emotions and authenticity take center stage.

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12.2 | Postscript

Brielle Sarkisian


Brielle Sarkisian is a printmaker, papermaker, and illustrator with a BFA from SUNY New Paltz.

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12.1 | Art

Faith Mikolajczyk


Kaelin Martin


Makayla French


Sophia Turturro


Faith Mikolajczyk is a senior at SUNY Purchase studying photography and sculpture in the BFA program. Her photographic work is mainly analog, concentrating in 35mm film and alternate processes. Currently, her work focuses on themes of home and tradition, as well as the interrogation of the suburban landscape. Faith has had work in a few group shows, most recently A Tale of Two Fatties in the Forum Art Space at Purchase College.

Kaelin Martin is a queer, femme multimedia artist at SUNY Purchase. She is a senior political science major and visual arts minor. Their primary mediums include photography, poetry, music, movement, and collage. They also enjoy exploring other forms of visual and performance art such as printmaking, installation art, and sculpture. Their latest projects have been explorations of memory, movement, embodiment and the self.

Makayla French is a current junior biology major at SUNY Geneseo. She uses art as a way to relax and escape from time. She loves to paint natural themes, and portraits. Her love of art began with her high school art teacher who always believed in her and gave her the opportunity to explore, develop, and display her work.

Sophia Turturro is a junior at SUNY Geneseo. Her preferred medium is watercolor, but that’s only because the IRS stole all her crayons. To this day, after several thousand dollars in legal fees, they still claim it was the wind.

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11.2 | Art

LeeAnne Dutkiewicz


Hana Ichikawa


Charlie Lange


Erik Carrigan


Brielle Sarkisian


Sophia Turturro


 Brianna McQuade


LeeAnne Dutkiewicz is a senior at Buffalo State University where she studies graphic design. She received the 2022 John J. Jauquet Award for Creative Excellence in graphic design. Her work has been featured in the Visual Arts Board Student Exhibition and the Art and Design Student Exhibition at Buffalo State University.

Hana Ichikawa is a first-year student at Binghamton University studying psychology. She likes to experiment with her film negatives in the dark room, and is continuing to test her abilities with oil pastels.

Charlie Lange is a junior at the Fashion Institute of Technology. They are studying fine arts with a focus on the human figure and it’s interaction with nature, along with love and queerness.

Erik Carrigan’s current body of work focuses on abstract watercolor paintings on paper. While painting, the work is treated as a surface. The brush strokes are fluid, allowing the medium to be manipulated as it is pushed, spread, and absorbed. Creating pockets of color that buckle from puddles of water allows freedom for the color to mix and blend directly on the work.

Brielle Sarkisian is a senior printmaking BFA student at SUNY New Paltz. She makes work navigating unconscious internal anxieties explored by rabbit personas in haunting, entangled environments through printmaking, drawing, and painting. In her spare time she is an active member of Print Club at SUNY New Paltz, as well as a part of the Slanted Art Co-Op in Montrose, Pennsylvania, where she designs original posters, wall decor, cards, and T-shirt graphics to sell.

Sophia Turturro is a sophomore at SUNY Geneseo. Her favorite medium is watercolor because when she gets it on the table she can just wash it off.

Brianna McQuade’s process of making is reflective of experiences in the space between comedy and pain, and how those things interact with one another. In her personal work thus far, she has employed different methods of making and sculpture to play with the complicated discourse that is humor. Comedy and depreciation are often positioned against the dominant component of morality, ensuring its successes in that it is able to meander between being critical and self-reflective.

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11.1 | Art

Sophia Turturro


Zach Buzzell


Erik Carrigan


Alyssa Cusimano


Harry Wyatt


Kiel M. Gregory


Sophia Turturro is a sophomore at SUNY Geneseo. She is majoring in psychology in an attempt to better understand the abstract thought patterns that can be inferred from the nature of her slightly unsettling and mildly inaccessible art. Sophia is also proficient in MS paint and considers that to be her most marketable trait for absolutely no reason.

Zach Buzzell is a father, a learning artist, and a 100% disabled veteran who recently found the healing powers of art, sculpture specifically.

Erik Carrigan suffers from a rare disease known as Visual Snow Syndrome, which is an incurable disorder that gives his vision an active, static texture that leaves colors, shapes, and lighting difficult to distinguish. He was then diagnosed with vertigo. Further research proved that it all may be neurologically related. This motivated Carrigan to return to school and become a student to further explore art as a means of translating how his eyes perceive the shared world differently.

Alyssa Cusimano is a senior at SUNY Cortland. She is a BFA candidate with a concentration in painting. She uses her paintings to capture personal experiences with mental illnesses and living in this social climate.

Harry Wyatt is a senior at the Fashion Institute of Technology studying Fine Arts. His classmates have helped buoy up his spirits during the pandemic. He also enjoys the fine drinking water of New York City.

Kiel M. Gregory teaches poetry workshops for the Binghamton Poetry Project, serves as Guest Curator for Bartle Library, and works as an administrator for Binghamton University where he is an MA candidate. He is currently working on his thesis, a collection of poetry based around the themes of family, fatherhood, and loss. His prose and verse appear in Lips, Stone Canoe, Hypertext Magazine, and other fine journals. Visit kielmgregory.com for more.

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10.2 | Art

Maddie Hinrichs


Sophia Montecalvo


Kailey Maher


Brielle Sarkisian


Mollie Ward


Brianna Olsen


Juliana Haliti


Erik Carrigan


Maddie Hinrichs is an MFA candidate at the University at Albany. She received her BFA from the University of Lincoln-Nebraska in 2019. She works with oil painting and embroidery mediums that convey her memories of familiar interiors. The spaces she works with begin in reality and devolve into dreamscapes that reject logic and favor surrealism.

Sophia Montecalvo is a senior at SUNY Geneseo, set to graduate in May 2022.  Her major is English with a focus in creative writing. She loves spending time with her friends, reading, writing, and all things Star Wars.

Kailey Maher is a BFA artist in Ceramics and Sculpture at SUNY Plattsburgh. Her artwork mirrors a magnetic polarity of mediums: stone and ceramics, pushing against and pulling within. Her artwork reflects the effects of time—shaping and reshaping—not in minutes and seconds, but in a living lifetime of transformative movements of contractions and expansions. She works in a range of scale and mediums, inspired by the ephemeral language of the natural world’s ever-present cognizance.

Brielle Sarkisian is a junior at SUNY New Paltz. She is a BFA student in drawing and painting and has let her subconscious thoughts and anxieties make their way into her most recent work. By channeling her experiences into her art, she learns a lot about herself and her emotions.

Mollie Ward is a BFA student at SUNY Plattsburgh with a concentration in drawing and ceramics. Her work focuses on her relationship with and understanding of soft bodies, specifically her own body, in conversation with femme bodies in classical art. This exchange between classical art and her lived experience has influenced her recent body of work.

Brianna Olsen is a senior at SUNY Potsdam studying art studio, with a concentration in painting, and a minor in graphic design and new media. Her work explores the relationships with the people who have influenced her throughout her life. Color and texture are used to give the viewer an idea of who the subject is in terms of their personality, while the black and gray portrait itself establishes the moment as a memory.

Juliana Haliti is a painter and sculptor who makes work reflecting upon the blind faith of their childhood—their unknowing participation in racist and unethical capitalist systems.Their work has been exhibited locally and nationally. They received their BFA from the College of Saint Rose and their MA and MFA from the University at Albany. Haliti is also the art editor for the online publication, Barzakh magazine.

Erik Carrigan suffers from a rare disease known as Visual Snow Syndrome, which is an incurable disorder that gives his vision an active, static texture that leaves colors, shapes, and lighting difficult to distinguish. He was then diagnosed with vertigo. Further research proved it all may be neurologically related. This motivated Carrigan to return to school and become a student to further explore art as a means of translating how his eyes perceive the shared world differently.

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9.2 | Art

Jocelyn Acosta

Away (relief print)


Sarah Brown

Pads (digital photograph)

Trucks (digital photograph)


Aliyha Gill

Vanity (digital photograph)


Mira Jaeger

Dog Wants Something (acrylic on canvas)


Kailey Maher

Fruitful Darkness (stoneware)

Flow (stoneware)

Influx (soapstone)


J.S.

Donatella (photograph)

 


Mollie Ward

Amass (oil pastel on paper)

Without a Form (oil pastel on paper)

To Yourself (oil pastel on paper)


Jocelyn Acosta is a student at SUNY Plattsburgh.

Sarah Brown will graduate from SUNY Plattsburgh this May where she has studied sculpture and digital photography. She enjoys capturing images that show the passing of time as well as how things change and stay the same. She is always pushing for meaning and mystery in her art and discovering new ways of expressing herself.

Aliyha Gill is a psychology and English (creative writing) double major senior at SUNY Geneseo. She is the opinion editor for The Lamron and the copy editor for MiNT Magazine. She appreciates all forms of art and aspires to publish her own poetry collection one day.

Mira Jaeger is currently a student at SUNY Geneseo. They like art, writing, and liking things.

Kailey Maher is a BFA student in ceramics and sculpture at SUNY Plattsburgh primarily working in stoneware, alabaster and bronze. Her pieces reflect the effects of time—shaping and reshaping—not in minutes and seconds, but a living lifetime of transformative movements of expansions and contractions.

J.S. is a senior psychology major at SUNY Geneseo. They have always had an interest in fashion, photography, and art. They often pull inspiration from pop music as well as fellow queer artists.

Mollie Ward is a BFA student at SUNY Plattsburgh, concentrating in drawing and ceramics. Her work focuses on her relationship and understanding of soft bodies, specifically her own body, in conversation with femme bodies in classical art. Ward’s drawings are often an amalgamation of her face merged with her sister’s face, creating her own version of a classical archetype. This exchange between classical art and her lived experience has influenced her recent body of work.

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9.1 | Art


Winosha Steele 


Jade Nguyen


Kailey Maher


Lauren Berkey


Lauren Berkey is a current freshman at SUNY Oneonta. She’s always had an interest in photography and won her high school’s award for the best work in photography. In her free time, she’s either with friends or taking photos (frequently both).

Kailey Maher is a BFA student concentrating in ceramics and sculpture at SUNY Plattsburgh. She works primarily in stoneware, alabaster and bronze. Her pieces reflect the effects of time—shaping and reshaping—not in minutes and seconds, but a living lifetime of transformative movements of expansions and contractions.

Jade Nguyen is a senior BFA candidate at SUNY Plattsburgh with concentrations in photography and graphic design. She also studies web design and programming. An international student from Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, her photography focuses on fabricating and presenting a reality that is different from what we see every day.

Born in the Bronx but raised in the Caribbean for the majority of her life, Winosha Steele was introduced to art at the age of five. Her earlier years were filled with bliss and creative adrenaline. Now, Steele’s vision is to expand her artistic horizons while embracing her Antiguan heritage. Her hope is that her art will compel people to question their notions of black history.

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8.2 | Art

Erika Snyder


Brian Menia


Kayden Strauss


Hunter Celeste


Kailey Maher


Erin Doescher

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8.1 | Art

Victoria Reneau


Nicholas Simenon


Hannah McCasland


Cindy Castillo


Shantam Goyal


Brianna Olsen


Holly Yandow


Traci Johnson


Logan Hicks


Erin Doescher

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