About the Artists
Solo Exhibition Artist
MAGDALENA MOREY, SPAIN
Magdalena has a strong affinity to nature and loves to explore new ideas and places. This influence can be clearly seen in her abstract landscapes which are bold, vibrant and direct but often with a gentle sense of wistfulness also woven in.
Born in 1974, Magdalena grew up and formally studied art for 10 years in the university town of Lublin in Poland, supporting herself and her university fees by working full time at a local art studio. After moving to Cambridge, England in 2005 she found various venues in which to display her work and received her first offer for permanent gallery representation in 2008. In 2009 Magdalena moved to Switzerland, where she continued painting whilst raising her young children.
Following her dream of living in Spain, in 2015 Magdalena and her family moved central Spain where she registered as a full-time, freelance artist. Magdalena and her family now live in the picturesque, rural region of Asturias in the north of Spain where she continues her artistic explorations.
Karen Grosman, Canada
Karen Grosman is based in Toronto, Ontario.
Her practice concentrates on painting, ceramic sculptures and large scale ceramic art installations.
Recent paintings deal with concepts of death, rebirth, and impermanence. Ceramics explore ideas of superficiality, hidden meanings, the façade and the abject. Her paintings have been exhibited in New York and Toronto. Ceramic sculptures are represented by Coastal Eddy Gallery in Laguna Beach, California. Her art installations have been exhibited throughout Toronto, including a solo show "300 Cones" at Roadside Attractions in 2017. She was selected for The Bombay Sapphire Artisan Series Regional Semi-Finals in 2018.
Conferences she has participated in include the Feminist Conference at the University of Toronto with a solo show UTSC Feminism at Gallery 1265 and the Ryerson University Midwifery Conference with a group show Birth and its Meaning at Milk Glass Gallery.
She holds a BFA from OCAD University. Majoring in Drawing and Painting with a minor in Art History. Collections include the Art Gallery of Ontario Rare Books & Artists' Books Library, the corporate law office of Tenenbaum and Solomon, Robert Kananaj Gallery and private collections in New York, Maspeth, Vancouver, Toronto, Nova Scotia, Laguna Beach, Mexico, and Denmark.
Maxim Shishov, Russia
Maxim Shishov is a visual artist, currently living in Arkhangelsk, Russia. He pursues ideas of social aesthetic through his artworks which are predominantly created from reused and recycled materials.
Shishov’s professional art path started as an artist-in-residence at the Shanye Dreaming Art Gallery in Qionghai, Hainan Island, China. During that time Shishov created artwork series “WE ARE THE SAME”. Artworks “SAY NO TO RACISM” was demonstrated at the finals of Walter Koschatzky Art-Award 2019 contest,Vienna, Austria.
Shishov's artworks are also represented in Boomer Gallery, London, UK.
Shishov’s motto is art must speak. He’s investigating eternal themes of mankind via artistic materials and artifacts. Shishov's artworks shows that art is for everyone. He pursues the goal to show that fashion art objects can be created from absolutely everything.
Anna Kerman, UK
Anna Kerman is a Swedish born (b.1980) emerging artist. Her style displays the influence of a variety of painters, such as Jackson Pollock, Mark Rothko, Francis Bacon and Lee Krasner.
Kerman's paintings are characterized by her thick handling of acrylic paint in a fevered and immediate manner. She often begins with undercoats of black, white or aquamarine, and topcoats of brighter colours. These layers are then scraped, pushed, and dragged, then rearranged again. She paints by instinct, although she is naturally drawn to painting scenes of rough weather (storms) and ocean horizons. Combining a sense of sadness and stillness which is inspired by Nordic melancholy.
Kerman lives and works on the Isle of Wight, of the south coast of England.