About the Artists 

• Joseph Adolphe moved to New York City in 1992 to attend the School of Visual Arts where he received his MFA in 1994. He has received several awards for his art, including First Place in the “Figure Now 2010” Competition at Fontbonne University in St. Louis, Missouri. His work has been featured in over forty exhibitions since 1998 throughout America and internationally. He now lives with his wife and children in New Haven, Connecticut and is a professor of Fine Arts at St. John’s University in New York.

Joseph Adolphe’s oil paintings depict uncertainty, anxiety and vulnerability in the modern day. Whether they are beaten down fighters, agile beasts or innocent children, his subjects appear burdened by conflict and the weight of the world. Nonetheless, they are strong, resilient characters, as their confidence and bravery give the paintings an undeniable optimism even when the subject is dark. In the summer of 2012, his painting, Mars No. 1, was chosen for the cover of Manifest Gallery’s International Painting Annual, and Joseph Adolphe and his work will be featured in the upcoming feature length documentary, HEAVYWEIGHTPAINT. Joseph Adolphe’s paintings are held in important private and corporate collections in the U.S. and abroad.

• Miriam Cabessa was born in Morocco, grew up in Israel, and has lived and worked in New York City since 2000. Her slow action painting has been internationally recognized since 1997 when she represented Israel at the Venice Biennale. Over the past two decades, she has abstained from using brushes, opting to make marks with objects and her body. Her imagery ranges from organic to mechanistic with surfaces that are both haptically handmade and digitally serene. Cabessa graduated from Ha'Midrasha College of Art, Israel in 1993, had a solo show at Dvir Gallery that year, and in 1995 won the Nathan Gottesdiener Foundation Israeli Art Prize that included a solo show at the Tel Aviv Museum of Art.

Cabessa has exhibited extensively in the United States and internationally. Recently, she performed 'Variation with Hands', with music by Jonathan Sheffer, at the Tel Aviv Museum of Art (2012), exhibited with Nye+Brown Gallery in Los Angeles (2012), and had a solo show at Julie M. Gallery in Tel Aviv (2014). She has also shown at the Morris Museum, NJ; Herzliya Museum of Contemporary Art, Israel; The Israel Museum, Israel; Ben-Ari Museum of Contemporary Art, Israel; the Jewish Museum of Pittsburgh, PA; and the Kresge Art Museum, MI.Her work is in the collections of The Israel Museum, Jerusalem; The Tel Aviv Museum of Art; the Haifa Museum of Modern Art; The National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, D.C.; and Texas State University.

• Daniel Maidman’s paintings range from figure and portraiture, to still lives and landscapes, to investigations of machinery, architecture, and microflora. His representational work has been identified with the emerging Post Contemporary movement. 

Daniel’s work is included in the permanent collections of the Library of Congress, the New Britain Museum of American Art, and the Long Beach Museum of Art, as well as numerous private collections, among them those of New York Magazine senior art critic Jerry Saltz, Chicago collector Howard Tullman, Disney senior vice president Jackson George, and Gemini-winning screenwriter Jeremy Boxen. He has produced paintings in collaboration with best-selling novelist China Miéville, award-winning poet Kathleen Rooney, legendary actor Martin Donovan, and noted installation artist Erika Johnson, and has been exhibited at the Alden B. Dow Museum of Science and Art. Daniel’s art and writing on art have been featured in ARTnews, Juxtapoz, Hyperallergic, American Art Collector, International Artist, Poets/Artists, MAKE, Manifest, and The Artist’s Magazine. He blogs for The Huffington Post. He lives and paints in Brooklyn, New York.

• Timothy Wilson, based in Maine, works from direct painting on location and expands upon his studies in larger studio paintings. Both a meditative ritual and obsessive dedication, his daily outings in stormy, serene, and inclement weather to coastal Atlantic locations help inform an experiential vocabulary and expressionist mark making. After years of portrait and figurative work, Timothy merged his holistic concepts of the ocean, landscape and figure; aiming to find a more abstract and resonating image through the natural deconstruction of imagery.

Timothy keeps a permanent studio on the coast of Maine. In 2015 he attended residence at the DeDee Shattuck Gallery in Westport, Massachussetts, the Hewnoaks Residency in Lovell, Maine, and was an Art Students League selected fellow at their Hudson Valley residence location. Timothy’s works are part of the Restoration Hardware Contemporary Art collection. He teaches at the Maine College of Art. He received his BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design in 2008.