Matthew Curry is synonymous with Washington DC Art. Having majored in Illustration at Rhode Island School of Design, he is currently a twice Grammy® nominated designer, illustrator, painter, and the principal of the award winning design studio, Imagefed, based in Washington DC. The visual language Matthew Curry has developed is easily recognizable on album and magazine covers, limited edition products, and in galleries and venues worldwide.
Matt Corrado | Muralist and Designer
Matt Corrado is an artist and designer based in Washington, DC. His bold and graphic work is heavily influenced by his youth and love for pop art, skateboarding and comic books. Matt's work is vibrant and sharp and has been described in the Washington Post as having "ready-made ingredients, visible all around us and available to be recombined endlessly like stands of cultural DNA." Matt currently lives and works in DC. He focuses on fine art, brand collaborations, and mural and public art installations.
Stephen Leon "A La Gran" | Illustrator
Stephen Leon is a freelance illustrator based in the DMV. His concept, A La Gran, is a Salvadorian phrase often used to express Joy, Anger, or Humor. He created A La Grand after spending time admiring the vibrant central American art in the Salvadorian community of Columbia heights, influenced by Salvadoran wit and sarcasm, vibrant colors of the Bolivian indigenous flag, and sharp folk art. Stephen aims to aesthetically please, yet leaves each one of his pieces open to interpretation.
Celeste Chen | Painter
Celeste Chen is a painter living in Washington DC. In 2014, she graduated from Georgetown University with a majors in Neurobiology and Studio Art with a concentration in painting. Chen has exhibited her work in Washington, DC, and Boston. She is interested in interpreting the mental and emotional through color, form, and texture. She works primarily in oils on either canvas or wood panel.
Ricardo Real | Painter
Ricardo Real is a Panamanian abstract painter currently at a tech startup in D.C. Inspired by the culture, views, and tropical nature of his home country, he creates abstract paintings using vibrant, Caribbean tones, scraping paint and applying mixed media to canvases. Ricardo exposes the nature and complexities of positive thoughts, 'saudades', and memories.
DAP | Musician
Hailing from Lagos, Nigeria, classically trained pianist and producer/rapper DAP possesses an inkling for creating music. From an early age, DAP was drawn to music. He began to play the piano aged 4, and attended Berklee College of Music where he released his first mixtape titled GoodBye For Now. DAP graduated from Brown University with a Bachelor of Arts in Classics and Computer Music & Multimedia. Although he is a relative newcomer in the music industry he fully intends to make a major mark.
Umit Gulsen | Filmmaker
Umit Gulsen is a freelance filmmaker and cinematographer based in Washington DC. His film career began in 2001 in Istanbul where he studied film theory, founded Hayal Perdesi, an internationally acclaimed production house, and worked with Oscar-nominated director Majid Majidi. Umit's enjoys formulating visual language through cinematography using composition, mise en scène, light and shadows, colors, shapes and dimensions.
Casey O'Boyle | Designer
Kasey O'Boyle is an artist living and working in Washington, DC. Kasey began painting in high school at the Yellow Barn Studio in Glen Echo, MD as a student of Walt Bartman, who always encouraged, "Don't be afraid to express what's in your head." Kasey has worked with Swatchroom and McNamara Design on large-scale commercial projects as well as numerous private commercial and residential projects in the DC area.
Jamon Jackson | Visual Artist
Jamon is a visual artist from GA who currently resides in northern VA. Inspired by all things pop culture, Jamon seeks to engage his audience through multi-media concepts. Jamon combines graphic visuals with cartoon animations ranging from Roy Lichtenstein's pop art to Dragonball Z to instill the familiar in the unfamiliar. His goal is to express the many ideas of the mind across various media.
Maps Glover | Conceptual and Visual Artist
Maps Glover is a conceptual artist based in Washington DC. His work is a combination of thoughts and reactions to the present state of human behavior. Maps represents people and the current state of society from a futuristic perspective, documenting the present as if it were the past. Through paintings, sculptures, drawings, video, installations, and performances, Maps creates entire worlds for viewers to explore.
Merima Repesa | Artist
Merima Repesa, aka. Merimart, is a Bosnian-American artist based in Prince George's County Maryland. Merima playfully depicts current issues in politics and social culture such as feminism, ethnic cleansing, or drug abuse to raise awareness to social issues that are dear to her heart. Merima uses a variety of mediums and styles to appeal to a wide audience.
CJ Wavy | Visual Artist
Clarence James, known as CJ Wavy, is a visual artist who's work spans the realms of fine art, fashion, and art direction. His concept, Pavement and the 1984 Collection, illustrates the artist's vision through abstract, subliminal, figurative, contemporary and modern art. CJ seeks to stimulate contemplation and open-mindedness. His goal is to instill self-realization, self-awareness and self esteem, what he believes are key building blocks to better people and thus a better world.
James Bonilla | Illustrator
Sombra is the moniker for James Bonilla, a multidisciplinary designer and illustrator who crafts meaningful solutions through a combination of refined aestethics and improvised techniques. James graduated with a BFA in Graphic Design from The Corcoran. His illustrative work is grounded in ink-based pieces that utilize highly conceptual and surreal subject matter based on his nightmares.His design work is careful and precise, guided by the foundations of Modernism and driven by an ardor for structure.