Cameron Shojaei considers his legacy as an artist is to bring representational, traditional, Rubenesque figure painting back to the main stage of high art and push out fine art wallpaper and slash-and-burn painting techniques that dominate today's contemporary galleries.
The Patterson Residency Program provides a highly visible, intense and creative environment for the production of artwork in all media. Attracting artists from around Baltimore and the nation, the program is located at The Patterson, a historic former movie theater converted into a vibrant, community-based art center.
Meet The Artists:
Paul Rucker is a visual artist, composer, and musician who combines media, often integrating live performance, sound, original compositions, and visual art. His work is the product of a rich interactive process, through which he investigates community impacts, human rights issues, historical research, and basic human emotions surrounding a subject.
Jeffrey L. Gangwisch collaborates on diverse motion media projects with various cinema and performance groups for video installation, cinematic exhibition, and new media distribution.
In past years Amy Sherald's work has been autobiographical but has changed in response to her move to Baltimore, MD and has taken on a social context with a allegorical twist.
Working mainly in oil on canvas, Kate's most recent paintings are pop-inspired high gloss abstractions that explore formal issues of color and surface. Her paintings have been exhibited throughout the mid-Atlantic.
Amanda is a novelist and short story writer whose fiction explores the complexity of everyday moments, where representations of class, culture, self, and happiness collide.
Christopher Kojzar received his B.A. in International Affairs and Economics from George Washington University in 2005 and studied fine arts in the Maryland Institute College of Arts Continuing Studies program from 2007-2009. He works in film and television and is currently working on the crew of Bravo. His visual medium includes drawing, digital media, film, and performance.