We are pleased to announce the that the following artists will be taking part in the Spring 2016 Artist Residency this June. Thank you to all those who applied – it was as much a pleasure to see so many talented applications come in as it was difficult to not be able to say “Yes” to all of them.
Here is a bit about the 3 chosen artists, we look forward to sharing much more from them over the next months.
Katia Honor – Painting
After lifelong esoteric and shamanic practices, Katia became compelled to visually map the relationships between ethereal, esoteric, emotional and physical realms. The result is a meditation upon the places where the personal merges with the mythic, where humans reveal their divinity and where the Divine reflects within humanity.
Katia is apprenticed to Wolfgang Widmoser and follows the transmissions of technique he received from Ernst Fuchs and Salvador Dali. As an alchemic labour of love, she paints the play of light upon forms through many layers of tempera and glaze.
She is the founder and benefactor of “Ecstatic Arts” non-profit social enterprise fostering conscious communities, such as establishing spiritual & creative villages at music & arts festivals, chanting circles and hosting master-artists in Melbourne and Bali through her “Visionary Art Atelier”.
Elizabeth Shupe – Mixed Media
Elizabeth’s work references classic illustrations of Brother’s Grimm stories, Symbolist painting, the masterpiece “Ophelia” by John Everett Millais, Victorian kitsch, and feminist deconstructions of the above. She uses a dizzying array of media: painting, drawing, and collage sit comfortably side-by-side with 3d printing technologies and modern materials such as resin, plastic, and “low” media such as beads and fabric paint. She is a graduate of the New York Academy of Art. She has shown in New York, North Carolina, Florida, and Shanghai, China, and has work in personal collections in New York, Florida, and North Carolina.
Orryelle Defenestrate-Bascule – Sculpture, Painting & Site Specific Installation
Orryelle Defenestrate-Bascule is an esoteric artist in many media, including painting, writing, sculpture, sound and performance art. His ‘Tela Quadrivium’ series of alchemical art books are published by Fulgur Limited (the final volume ‘Distillatio’ June 2015); his text-based book ‘Time Fate and Spider Magic’ by Avalonia Books (UK), and The Book of Kaos Tarot from iNSPiRALink.Multimedia Press.
He is the writer-director of Australian-based Metamorphic Ritual Theatre Company who have presented many major original productions based in (and updating/mutating) various ancient mythos, and he regularly performs and exhibits internationally.
His work engages with connecting the subconscious and conscious through employment of magical and mythical symbols and archetypes, as a part of the vanguard of current resurgence in esoteric arts balanced between the conceptual and the aesthetic.