THE ARTISANS

Mark Steven Greenfield is a native Angeleno, Mark Steven Greenfield studied at Otis Art Institute and went on to receive his Bachelor’s degree in Art Education in 1973 from California State University, Long Beach. To support his ability to make his art, he held various positions as a visual display artist, a park director, a graphic design instructor and a police artist before returning to school, graduating with Master of Fine Arts degree in painting and drawing from California State University, Los Angeles in 1987. From 1993 through 2010 he was an arts administrator for the Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs; first as the director of the Watts Towers Arts Center and the Towers of Simon Rodia and later as the director of the Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery. A past president of the Los Angeles Art Association/Gallery 825, he currently serves on the board of Side Street Projects. 

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Greenfield’s work has been exhibited extensively throughout the United States most notably at the Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia, the Wignall Museum of Contemporary Art and the California African American Museum. Internationally he has exhibited in Chiang Mai, Thailand, Naples, Italy,  Seoul, South Korea and Chengdu, Peoples Republic of China. His work deals primarily with the African American experience and in recent years has focused on the effects of stereotypes on American culture stimulating much-needed and long overdue dialog on issues of race.

GLASSplash began as a collaboration with Mark Steven Greenfield when our parent company, Inspired Living Design, was hired to design an artist studio and kitchen renovation for a newly purchased home. As the kitchen design was finalized and finishing details were being discussed, ILD proposed an idea. Since Mark was the cook in the family, combined with a desire to maximize the ability to display an ever evolving collection of art, would he be interested in creating a unique design which would be applied on glass and installed in the new kitchen as the backsplash. Mark took the challenge to heart and created a delightfully modern, mid-century inspired graphic. The result was truly dramatic.

Jonathan Juanico of Acoma Pueblo, is a self-taught digital artist whose graphic designs transform Acoma symbols, stories, and aspects of the natural environment into cutting-edge and distinctive imagery honoring the legacy and traditions of Acoma culture and arts. His body of work merges his Native American heritage with his AutoCAD training and experience as a Geographic Information System specialist. Jonathan’s approach to his art is unique in his technique, and yet traditional in his inspiration – a true blending of old world and contemporary elements in this ever-changing digital world.

Patricia Mattile Patricia Mattile (ne’ Burgner) resides in her familial hometown of  Lausanne, Switzerland having returned to Europe following her studies as an adult at the College of Fine Arts in Tucson, Arizona, focused on Studio Art.  Following her participation in numerous art exhibitions, she mounted her first solo exhibition in 2013 “Paintings and Drawings by tisha.” 

 

Her talents immediately caught the attentions of SeeMe, an American web-based arts organization that features emerging artists. SeeMe hosts photography competitions and exhibitions throughout the year.  The first digital projection of “tisha’s” work was a part of “Creatives Rising by SeeMe” in 2013 Long Island, followed the next year by Art Takes Over Miami, and SeeMe Takesover Times Square.  2016 saw another Times Square edition juried by SeeMe entitled Creators Deserve to be Seen.

“Relational Concepts” on display in Times Square, NYC.

GLASSplash back painted glass