July: Sergio Moyano

Sergio Moyano was born in Cordoba, Argentina, in 1934 and studied at National School of Fine Arts, the National Academy, and the Superior School of Art in Buenos Aires. His studies and sojourns in Paris, Munich, Mexico City, Santa Fe, and New York City spurred his interest in Op art and Abstractionism, as well as his love of etching and monotypes. Moyano finally settled in Santa Fe, home of life-long friend Ron Adams. It was in Adams’ Hand Graphics shop that Moyano honed his skills at printing. Moyano continues to produce canvases, monotypes, and etchings. A lifetime of spiritual and cultural influences is reflected in Moyano’s work, which in turn mirrors his inner life. And like his inner life, they are in constant transition. An artwork might express years of experience or a transitory emotional state. His palate for both canvases and monotypes still includes black an essential color but brighter and more vibrant colors now dominate. All pervasive are feelings of harmony among the elements in an individual work and a sense of optimism in the body of work as a whole.

June: Katy Kidd

I create figurative paintings layering objects against altered landscapes, using imagery I have collected while traveling around the world. These paintings are my response to the social and environmental issues facing more than 80% of the world’s population.
The ubiquitous jerry can, slums, jet trails, wash basins, fire, vehicles, saints and deities, flora & fauna are some of the subjects that I paint in an attempt to explore the above issues and inspire the viewer to think outside of themselves. I am fascinated with the common thread of those with means and those without, such as how we use objects, what we worship, how we live, the debris of man made objects and the resilience of the plant world.
My mixed media consists of oil paint, auto and spray paints on paper, wood, Yupo paper, vellum, acetate and silk screen on fabric. My intention is to create both “fine “art and art for the streets, and to blur the boundaries between them.

May: Jennifer Thoreson

Long before capturing a photograph, Jennifer B. Thoreson enters into a process that includes fabricating abstract objects, arranging architectural spaces, and staging furnishings and models to create deeply personal and engaging pieces. She lives and works in Albuquerque, NM, and plays many roles, including photographer, teacher, lecturer, and mother. Her work has been shown in collections both nationally and internationally. The elements she displays in her images, which she caringly selects, creates, and rehabilitates, play as important a role in her art as the finished photographs themselves. Thoreson explains, “when I discover a mundane or unwanted object, bring it into my space, wash it, mend it, give it a careful purpose, bask it in light, and photograph it, I feel as though it has been born again. It is re-purposed.” In a similar way, through her art, she invites the viewer into a process of self-renewal as she explores the intricacies of human relationships and the ways that brokenness can give way to redemption and healing.

April: David Misconish

David Misconish is a Santa Fe artist whose raw and powerful work has been described as spiritual, emotive and enigmatic. Preferring non-traditional painting methods, he tends to work without brushes, palettes or conventional canvases. Instead, he applies paint using a variety of found objects and reveals his subjects through a process of reduction.
The constant dialogue between artist and art makes his work as much a discovery as a creation. David frequently creates time-lapse videos of his paintings to give his viewers a behind-the-scenes look at his process. Watching him paint is a roller coaster ride filled with twists and turns as his spontaneous decisions bring his subjects to life.
Described as abstract figurative, David’s paintings capture the impermanence and range of emotions that define the human experience.
“My ultimate desire is to have my paintings connect with people on a visceral level, and have them interpret what they see based on how the painting makes them feel.”
A self-taught painter, David draws on his background in design and architecture, and his travels throughout the continental United States, Europe and parts of Asia.

March: Shakti Kroopkin

February: Carlos Kinsey

Carlos is a self-taught artist with southern roots. He spent a large part of his life in Tennessee and that influences his art immensely. While he resides in Santa Fe now, that doesn’t stop him from drumming up unique works of art that are representative of his time in the south. He paints mostly on plywood, although his larger pieces are featured on canvas. His preferred medium is acrylic, but admittedly uses anything he thinks will improve the overall aesthetic of any given piece of art. He has been known to use magic marker, oil sticks, and pencil to ink his creations. Along with art, he is also passionate about architecture and construction, which he actively pursues in Santa Fe.

January: Jon Sanchez

Poster artist Jon Sanchez was born and raised in Albuquerque. Jon is an illustrator that utilizes various art mediums to design and screen print posters and has worked under the name “Jonito” for nearly a decade. The posters include traditional stylings, band posters, pop culture pieces and film posters. Over the years, he has created gig posters for bands such as Fleetwood Mac, Cursive, They Might Be Giants, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeroes, Fitz and the Tantrums and The Dandy Warhols. His movie posters include The Crow, Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure, Labyrinth and Escape from New York for special screenings. Jon’s design won the official tote design for Seattle’s Bumbershoot music festival. Jon also showcases his work in both the Hispanic Arts Exhibition at Expo New Mexico, and Contemporary Hispanic Market in Santa Fe. All of his work is limited edition and are hand drawn, inked, digitally separated, and hand-pulled using acrylic inks. Most recently, he is creating illustrations for an upcoming graphic novel.

December: Holly Wood

My subject matter, inspired by daily life, news stories, history, politics and my own vivid dreams, features a mix of humans with other animal characters playing parts of equal importance and often switching roles. I want to put the observer in a place where they are made to consider things that may never have occurred to them.
Stylistic influences have been Medieval narrative art, and the cartoon-like storytelling styles of ancient India, Egypt and Mughal art. The depictions of everyday life by Japanese masters like Hokusai have also been an influence. Like them, and like the illustrators and cartoonists of the Golden Age, I want to tell my stories with the most economical and expressive use of line, color and texture.
I work according to an underlying concept of Primal Laughter. For me, consciousness pervades everything, and in the back of my mind I’m always hearing a mighty voice shouting with laughter (or maybe that’s just Tinnitus).