Sara Larner currently lives in Los Angeles, where she writes, paints, and attends the University of Southern California, working towards an MFA in Screenwriting. Writing is Sara’s main passion—having recently sold the option rights for an original hour-long television pilot, she is now hard at work in the development process. However, for all the delight she gets from writing, painting has always been a great love as well. While in New York, Sara founded the Aloft Harlem Art Gallery, a not-for-profit gallery aimed at promoting local, emerging talent in partnership with Aloft Hotels. She curates long distance from Los Angeles, reviewing submissions online and flying out to supervise the organization and opening night of biannual installations. Her own paintings focus on the world of cinema, each one an abstract interpretation of a screenshot from a tv show or film.
Sara spends her free time filling painting commissions, dancing, and—whenever there is a breath of time—reading. (Okay, often reading when there is no time and she should really be doing Actual Work.)
Commission your own custom painting through her website.
Tony “josiesboy” Gonzalez is an accomplished visual artist born and raised in New York, Mostly known for his striking line work and use of vivid colors. His work can be seen on murals and other works throughout New York and other states. Some of the companies he’s been privileged to work with include Red Bull, urban outfitters and kid robot just to name a few. He resides and continues to work in New York.
Kimberly Saltz is a sculptor born and raised in the heart of New York City. She seeks to capture organic, fluid elements through industrial, rigid material and to convey the intimate nuance of human form, emotion, and connection.
Kimberly graduated from Brown University and has shown work at the Brooklyn Arts Gym, Granoff Center for the Arts, and the David Winton Bell Gallery. She has also been featured as a finalist in Creative Quarterly Magazine, the East-West Art Awards, and the American Art Awards.
Nicholas grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area and majored in community studies at the University of California, Santa Cruz with a focus on social change in education. A few years after graduating, he moved to New York City and rediscovered his love of art by drawing, designing and taking pictures. Inspired by his surroundings, Nicholas bagan to study web and graphic design at Compu21 in Queens and fine art at School of Visual Arts in Manhattan. He entered photography contests, commissioned design work and started to make murals for public schools and shelters. Subsequently, Nicholas was admitted to Columbia University and now works mainly in oil, collage and pencil. He continues to commission murals and other projects in different mediums. Nicholas is currently in a group exhibition at Aloft Harlem Art Gallery and working on a mural about food deserts for b[x] spaces Outdoor Gallery.
A freshman majoring in visual arts at Columbia University, Anton started painting at age 7 and has made it his passion ever since. Growing up in Houston, he began participating in local competitions such as the Rodeo School Art Program and just recently broke a school art auction record with his painting "Southern Palate". Anton has earned recognition as a Texas Young Master from the Texas Commission on the Arts and has won national awards, including a National Silver Medal in Painting for the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards. Aside from creating art, Anton enjoys teaching art, organizing philanthropic activities and playing basketball. After traveling as a youth ambassador to Ecuador two years ago, he has made it his goal to advocate for the arts through community initiatives. Anton considers his style a synthesis of impressionism and contemporary fine art and hopes to become an established artist here in NYC.
For commissions or questions about artwork, you can contact him through his website.
Michelle began painting in Houston when she was seven years old. She specializes in oil painting with recent experiments in mixed media. The drive to pursue her own visions has always burned brightly. To her, art supersedes passion, expression, and joy even. It’s all-consuming. Right now, she is figuring out how to both grip tradition and seek fresh definitions.
She currently studies Art History at Columbia University and spends many nights watching the sun rise from the studio. She spends a little more time rock climbing than painting now, with as much of a desire to climb big walls as to paint big (brick) walls one day. A constant stream of painting ideas mostly end up on illegible sticky notes next to her bed and in class readings.
John lives in New York City where he attends Columbia University, working towards a Bachelors degree in Environmental Biology. Originally from Nebraska, he has found a home in the city and its exciting pace of life. Origami has been a passion of his for over seven years, and his models are inspired greatly by the works of master origami artists. One of his goals is to find new ways to combine origami with other mediums to create unique displays of art. He uses much of his free time folding new origami, building 3D models and various gadgets, and recently furbishing custom Halloween costumes. Besides art, he enjoys walking park trails in search of interesting plants, running, and writing movie reviews. He is currently working on creating a map of tree species for Columbia and Barnard campuses.
He is working on making an online gallery, but easily gets overwhelmed with trying to photograph everything. All his works are for sale, which you can find on his Instagram, @houseofhao. Commissions and inquires can be made to his email, firstname.lastname@example.org.