International Women Artists
My Linh Mac
Camilla Texeira Nunez Dutra
Elaine T. Nguyen
MY LINH MAC, VIETNAM
is a multi-media artist, visual designer and art educator based in Chicago. Mac is best known for her digital paintings, traditional oil paintings and her series of contemporary ‘galactic /no-brush’ paintings-Ranbu. As an accomplished painter, her works portray beauty in humble places with her signature style of deep and vibrant accent colors. While Mac’s paintings have varied genres, from conceptual, abstract, and figurative to contemporary, her digital and visual design works are commercial.
Mac discovered nontraditional techniques bring further variety to her paintings through the use of color ma-nipulation and the manipulation of materials and presentation platforms. Her niche is the ability to produce art within one medium that looks as if it were created within a different medium. Each of Mac’s artworks “speak for itself”, her unique approach of combining elements and medium gives her the credibility of an inventive artist and visual designer. What makes her work stand out among young emerging artists is how she incorporates not only technical skills and knowledge from multiple creative fields of design, art, and technolo-gies; but also, her personal experience and cultural exposure from different parts of the world as a traveler.
Mac is originally from Vietnam and pursued her art education in Singapore, Australia, and the United States.
Mac received her Bachelor of Art in Digital Media & Painting in 2016 from Valparaiso University and her Master’s in Art Education from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) in 2019 Mac’s multi-media artworks are represented by En Foco and RubberNeck Gallery in Chicago, Mona Niko Gallery- California,
Brauer Museum- Indiana, Queen Victoria Museum and Gallery- Australia, INTACT international- Canada,
Czong Institute for Contemporary Art (CICA) Museum- South Korea and in many private collections across the United States and around the world. Through her creative works, she is currently a member of National Oil and Acrylic Painting Society (NOAPS), Oil Painting of America (OAP) and jury committee member of International Biennial of Contemporary Art & Design for Lorenzo Il Magnifico Award & The Leonarfo Da Vinci Award in Florence Biennale, Italy.
FEDERICA FRATI, ITALY
was born in Brescia in 1977 where she lives and works. She graduated from art school Foppa where she learned the main artistic techniques.
After two years of attendance at the Academy of Fine Arts of Brera, she graduated
in art at the University of Milan in modern literature. Since 2009 Federica creates
engraving prints at the Luciano Pea laboratory.
In parallel to the works of engraving, the artist produced, from 2010 paintings following models and techniques of medieval painting: the synthesis and the solemnity of some frescoes, the non-descriptive urgency, the glimmers of gold, and “verdaccio” backgrounds, mark the pictorial production of Federica. The sign becomes prevalent and predominant in her paintings as in her prints, so often the paintings and engraving prints were exhibited together.
ERICA ENTROP, USA
was born in Roswell, New Mexico and graduated Cum Laude from the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque with her BFA. While attending the university, she participated in the Land Arts of the American West program through which she was able to being defining her own style working under the guidance of artists Erika Osborne and Bill Gilbert. After completing her studies, she began traveling across the United States exhibiting in different locations including Chicago, Los Angeles and New York City.
While living in Los Angeles, she began creating her most current collection. Working with galleries in Santa Monica, she began to develop a theme focused on public spaces and personal interactions. Traveling on the public transit system in Los Angeles was a unique experience as it is a large city whose population generally does not rely on the trains or buses to get around. This relationship inspired her investigation into these shared spaces and their affect on our experience of place.
After connecting with an artist from Havana, Cuba, she now lives part- time in Cuba creating new works that capture a different perspective on the same theme. In collaboration with artist Darwin Estacio Martinez, she has participated in the 13th Annual Havana Biennial, in Havana Cuba and the 25th Romerias de Mayo in Holguin, Cuba.
Her work is based on a series of images she captured while riding public transportation. The original theme dealt with the nature of public spaces and the behavior of individuals while using the Los Angeles mass transit system. She has recently relocated to Havana, where she is evolving this concept and working to incorporate more perspectives.
KYONG-JU PARK 朴朴珠, KOREA/GERMANY
born 1968, Seoul) graduated from the Printmaking Department, Collage of Fine arts, Hongik University in Korea and got a Master degree of film and photography from the HBK Braunschweig in Germany. Since when she studied in Germany, she has worked on
'migration'. She worked as a visual artist, filmmaker, playwright, theater director, journalist and social designer. She is an artist involved in diverse fields such as art, media art, experimental film, playwriting, photography, and journalism. Her major art projects are Internet Broadcast for Migrants in Korea, Salad TV, Social Theater Salad, real time play and film project titled <Theater without Actor> and <Yeosu Begging Middle and End>.
Currently, she is focusing on production and distribution of multicultural creative contents as a President of creative group Salad.
Kuong-Ju Park about her work ‘Migrant workers in Berlin (1999)’:
"I did not have a concrete idea to work on the theme of 'migration' or migrant workers' when I first started the photographs in 1999 While trying to find ways to resist discriminations that I witnessed in Berlin, I just wanted to picture migrant workers.
I decided the Berlin Immigration Bureau as the shooting place for my photographs. The Immigration Bureau is the place where every foreigner living in Berlin has to visit for his or her residence permissions. Foreigners experience insults at the place and the offended memories are usually strong enough to remain as unforgetful ones. Visiting the place gives us clear answers to such questions as 'who we are' and 'where we came from.' I visited the Immigration Bureau office every day and took pictures of migrant workers who visited there. I asked them to 'pose' in front of a camera rather than photographing them unnoticed. 'Posing' means that the photographed watches the 'unknown watcher' through the lens of the camera. For two months, I visited the Immigration office at the time of
opening. At the beginning. I had difficulties to ask people for a photograph but soon I could meet many people who were willing to be portrayed. As a way to return my gratitude for their permissions, I sent them their photographs of a postcard size by mail." - Kyongju