David Hollier is originally from Wolverhampton, England. He has been living and working in Brooklyn, New York since 2002 and divides his time between painting and teaching at Parsons, The New School. He sold his first painting when he was 15 years old, and has been exhibited in solo and group shows around the world. He is represented by New Apostle Gallery in NYC, Gilles Clement Gallery in Connecticut, and Ap-Art Gallery in London. He studied Visual Art and Public Art at the University of Northumbria in Newcastle, and I earned a Masters degree in Computer Imaging and Animation from London Guildhall University.
Frank Hyder has participated in more than 200 group shows and over 100 solo exhibitions throughout the Americas, Asia and Europe, including 10 individual exhibitions in New York City. Solo museum exhibitions in Venezuela at the Museum of Modern Art Caracas, Museo Jacobo Borges, Museum of Modern Art Zulia, Museo Universidad de Los Andes and Museum of Modern Art Coro. Other solo museum exhibitions: Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art, Carnegie Museum CA, La Salle Museum of Art, National Museum of Catholic Art and History and The Noyes Museum. He is one of ten artists whose heroic inflatables formed the “Giants in the City” exhibition in Miami during Art Basel Miami. He also had a six-month exhibition in the Philadelphia Airport. He was among 80 artists selected as part of an exhibit of graduates of the Maryland Institute College of Art showcasing 160 years. He recently showed his “Janis Project” at the Museum of the Pennsylvania Academy of Art and the Art Students League of New York City. He was selected to create a piece in the Pennsylvania Convention Center, was selected to create a ceramic installation in Oxnard, California and was a finalist for the Oregon Department of Transportation building and the Penn Treaty Park I-95 Access Project. He has created numerous murals with the prestigious Mural Arts Program of Philadelphia. He recently created an interactive urban project with the Chicago Loop Authority.
Education: BFA – Maryland Institute College of Art, attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture and MFA – University of Pennsylvania.
Collections: Library of Congress, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Pennsylvania Convention Center, Grand Rapids Museum of Art, Woodmere Museum, La Salle Museum, James Michener Museum of Art, Museum of Modern Art, Caracas, Museum Jacobo Borges, Caracas, Museum of Contemporary Art Zulia, Maracaibo, Venezuela.
Major Awards: National Endowment grant in experimental prints, Senior Fulbright Research Grant to Venezuela, U.S. Embassy Cultural Grants, MidAtlantic NEA in sculpture, two Pennsylvania State Council of the Arts Grants in painting and an International Art Programming Network Partners Grant (Bolivia, Peru, Turkey). First Place National Painting show at Brenau University, Georgia. Best in show Pennsylvania State Museum. Public commissions: City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program “Hanging Garden of I-95” wall mural; Terminal Freezer, Oxnard, CA, ceramic wall mural; and the Museo Jacobo Borges “Bridge of Life” ceramic walkway in Caracas, Venezuela.
He was chairman of Fine Arts and faculty member at the Moore College of Art and Design and faculty member at the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Fine Arts. His works have been featured in Color in Contemporary Painting, The Art of Watercolor, The Song of the City, and Artist Homes and Studios. His works have been reviewed in the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, San Francisco Examiner, ArtNews and Art in America.
ELLE’s work is evocative, alluring, lavish, outrageous, purposeful and informative. Although she began as an illegal graffiti artist in New York, ELLE is now considered one of the top touring street artists. “ELLE has created some of the most memorable walls in all streetart” - Women Street Artists, book by Xavier Tapies.
ELLE considers her paintings to be poetry. She creates stories by collaging disparate images: powerful females, flora and fauna, classical paintings juxtaposed with pop-culture and high fashion imagery, revealing a purposefully designed messages to the world. Her passion for the environment and feminism are shown in the transparency of messages throughout her pieces. ELLE’s current agenda is raising awareness of the hazards of global warming and ocean acidification affecting the world’s reefs.
Her work has been exhibited in the prestigious Saatchi Gallery in London, Urban Nation Museum in Berlin, and as a two hundred foot tall projection onto the facade of the New Museum in New York. Vogue Australia featured ELLE’s recent artworks in “32 pieces of Melbourne street art to see before you die,” and her graffiti is featured in the new Tom Clancy video game: The Division. “She holds specific and hard to find creative talent which cannot be taught nor replicated”- The Taboo Group.
ELLE was approached to collaborate with sportswear brand Reebok. The brief was to take her energetic street style and apply it to clothing. The result, the 2016 ELLExReebok graffiti legging and subsequently, the 2017 ELLExReebok yoga capsule collection.
ELLE was commissioned by IKEA to produce a piece that was was sold in every store worldwide. She has collaborated with the Guess Foundation, Lyft, Vice, Etnia Barcelona, Smart Car, MR Robot TV, Iceland Airwaves, TNT Entertainment and clothing companies Mishka, Mighty Healthy and more.
Elle's work has been published in the following books: "Surface" by Soren Starbird, "Outdoor Gallery" by Yoav Litvin, "The Art of Spray" by Lori Zimmer, "The Wynwood Coloring book" by Diego Orlandini, "In Heroes we Trust" by Neely, and "Street Art Today - The 50 most influential street artists," by by Bjørn van Poucke and Elise Luong, "Women Street Artists, the Complete Guide" by Ian Castello, and "Spray on Walls: Urban Adventure of Graffiti Art," by SendPoints Publishing.
“Brooklyn's ELLE is at the front of a pack of female street and graffiti artists clawing their way into what has historically been a male-run art scene” -arianagneri.com.
Haley Hughes was born in Paradise, CA in 1984. She is a self-taught artist and has lived and worked in Brooklyn for the past fourteen years. Her paintings and sculptures act as a form of visual and emotional journalism. The mobility and accessibility of the image as both charted landscape and unfolding narrative are important to her work. They are abstracted narratives of current events, war, globalism, drone attacks,global warming, mass shootings, capital and politics as seen through a Technicolor dreamscape. The colors, patterns and symbolism of Islamic and Indian art as well as the narrative trajectories of 17th century Chinese scrolls inspire her work. Hughes has been published in the Nation Magazine, Vellum Magazine. She is the WaterMill Collection and has shown at Flux Factory, EFA Project Space, The Sunview Luncheonette, Field Projects, The Whitney Huston Biennial. She is a former I-Park resident and an acting member of the Dome Theatre performing at the SpringBreak Art Fair, Scope, Saint Marks Church, Dixon Place and more.