Artists Shown

Participating Artist in 2015
Amy Kaps
www.amykaps.com

As an interdisciplinary artist, I am in constant dialogue with my surroundings and those who inhabit it. Possessing a predilection for the abstract and surreal while emphasizing the human form and condition, I present a psychological puzzle hoping to entice the viewer to question what they see.

Highly conceptual with the intention of altering perception and provoking thought, my objective is to create honestly and to question the status quo while reveling in a feast for the senses. My challenge is to decipher the common denominators, recognizing the similarities within the differences that connect us regardless of age, race or gender.
As a solo performer, a seemingly self-indulgent display of personal history yields to an amorphic universal body in an attempt to elevate the banal to the beautiful.
I play with the boundaries of my body. A body. Anybody.

Working in the realms of performance, video, photography, music and words in the United States, Europe and Asia, Amy Kaps was born in Brooklyn, NY and currently resides in Venice, California.

Dengue Fever
www.denguefevermusic.com

Ichiro Irie
www.ichiro-irie.com

Born in Tokyo and raised in Los Angeles, Ichiro Irie received his B.A. from University of California, Santa Barbara and his M.F.A. from Claremont Graduate University. In 2001, Irie went to Mexico City on a Fulbright fellowship.

Irie has exhibited his work internationally in galleries and museums in Los Angeles, New York, Mexico City, Tokyo, London, Warsaw, Frankfurt, Holland, Buenos Aires, Hong Kong and Singapore. He has had solo shows at O-Itatti gallery in Mexico City, Sam Francis Gallery in Santa Monica, CA, Yautepec Gallery in Mexico City, and eitoeiko gallery in Tokyo. Recent group exhibitions include Mexicali Bienial 2013 at VPAM and Sur Biennial 2011 in Los Angeles, A Strange Affinity to the Beautiful and the Dreadful at Hendershot gallery in New York, Chockablock at UAM, Long Beach, The Crystal Jungle at Museo del Chopo in Mexico City, Subterraneans at Torrance Art Museum in Torrance, CA, Bleach at Gallery Lara in Tokyo, and 100 Million Angels Singing at Jens Fehring gallery in Frankfurt.

As a curator Irie has organized over 40 exhibitions at venues such as 18th Street Arts Center and Raid Projects in Los Angeles, Art & Idea and MUCA Roma in Mexico City, Campbell Works in London, Videor Art Foundation in Frankfurt, and Kyubidou Gallery in Tokyo. Between the years 2002 and 2007 he founded and edited the contemporary art publication RiM magazine. He is also owner and director of the artist run space JAUS in Los Angeles.

As a hobby, Irie is lead singer and songwriter for the alternative rock group Orphanette whose song Baltic Sea was recently featured on the Walking Dead video game soundtrack. Irie currently lives and works in Los Angeles, teaches at Oxnard College and Ryman Arts, and is an artist in residence at 18th Street Arts Center in Santa Monica, CA.

Jayme Odgers
www.jaymeodgers.com

Jayme Odgers is a painter and graphic designer. With a B.A. from
Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California, Jayme is the recipient of numerous awards including a Fulbright Scholarship to Switzerland and over one hundred awards of excellence in graphic design. He was also selected to create an official poster for the 1984 XXIIIrd Olympiad held in Los Angeles along with such distinguished artists as David Hockney, Robert Rauschenberg, Roy Lichtenstein, Jonathan Borfosky, and John Baldasari.

Jayme has successfully taught at many renowned art departments
in the Los Angeles area including Art Center College of Design, California Institute of the Arts and Otis College of Art and Design.
At the invitation of the Tokyo Gakuin, he has recently toured Japan
as a guest speaker, lecturing in Tokyo, Nagoya and Osaka.

In addition to his studio practice Jayme also has completed a public art commission designing two water fountains for the Metropolitan Water District’s Headquarters Building at Union Station in downtown Los Angeles.
Numerous books and articles have included Odgers’ work,
most significantly The 20th Century Poster. Design of the Avant Garde (Abbeville Press, New York), POSTMODERISM, Style and Subversion 1970–1990 at the Victoria & Albert Museum in Londonin 2102. His work is included in the latest Dictionary of Graphic Design and Designer by Thames & Hudson and Megg’s History of Graphic Design.

His work has been exhibited at the Brooklyn Museum, The San Francisco Museum of Art, Arco Center for the Visual Arts, The Albright Knox Museum and the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts,The Victoria & Albert Museum, London, England, with inclusion in the permanent collections of the Smithsonian’s Cooper-Hewitt Museum in New York City and The White House in Washington, D.C.

Jayme Odgers lives and works in downtown Los Angeles.

Lucas Kazansky
www.cargocollective.com/lucaskazansky

Lucas Kazansky is a designer and media artists who works with
experimental technologies in the creation of works of fine art, and
commercial and industrial designs. He received his BA at UCLA in
Design Media Art. As an artist, he has exhibited at UAM, Long Beach,
JAUS, Los Angeles, Videor Art Foundation, Germany, 18th Street Art
Center, Los Angeles, and Control Room, Los Angeles. Kazansky currently
lives in Los Angeles, and works as an experimental designer for the
augmented reality developer DAQRI. In December of 2014, Kazansky and
artist Ichiro Irie collaborated on a two person exhibition at eitoeiko
gallery in Tokyo, Japan.

Melinda Smith Altshuler
www.melindasmithaltshuler.com

Marianne Magne
www.mariannemagne.com

Visual artist and experimental filmmaker, Marianne Magne uses drawing and digital distortion to create imaginary microcosms. Borrowing from biological mechanisms her video animations evolve organically, splitting from the cellular level to more complex entities. Her work grows out of the concept of life as an evolutionary process, from its origin to its hypothetical future, using the human body as a starting point for multi-disciplinary experiments.

Born in Paris, M. Magne migrated to Los Angeles in 1991 where she currently lives and works. She uses video as a means of getting her 2D work into motion using large screens or site specific projections. A parallel body of work that integrates writing and deconstructed narration lead to the production of experimental short films that have been screened throughout Europe, the Middle East and North America. In Los Angeles, she has collaborated with musicians A. Perich & D. Day [Ockham’s Razor] to create dynamic audio-visual scapes, and participated in several staged pieces performed by duo shape shifters osseus labyrint.

Michael EB Detto
www.dettonation.com
dettonation@gmail.com

Michael EB Detto was born in West Berlin and grew up in small villages in
northern Germany and in the black forest, then in Mannheim and Heidelberg.
His very first reading experience as a child introduced him to illustrated books
with fairy tales and comics. That initiated an enduring passion for books, images,
and how they interact.
Michael Detto moved to Hamburg in 1984 and began studying Humanities at the
University of Hamburg for five years. His area of study included the Romance
philology and Art History with an emphasis on the Italian Renaissance (Giorgione,
Bellini and Raphael). He also learned about German Medieval Art.
The main
research Detto did was devoted to the way how Dante’s work was reflected in
Italian art (and conversely how Dante’s imagery anticipated time management in
moving pictures); or how banderoles act in illuminated manuscripts and altar pieces.
Travels to museums in Italy, Spain, France, Scandinavia, the United States, Poland, Hungary, and Russia also were an integral part of Detto’s studies in Art History.
www.dettonation.com

Ken Gonzales-Day
www.kengonzalesday.com
ken@kengonzalesday.com

Ken Gonzales-Day’s interdisciplinary and conceptually grounded projects consider the history of photography, the construction of race, and the limits of representational systems ranging from the lynching photograph to museum display.
The Searching for California Hang Trees series offered a critical look at the legacies of landscape photography in the West while his most recent project considers the sculptural depiction of race. Profiled began as an exploration of the influence of eighteenth century “scientific” thought on twenty-first century institutions ranging from the museum to the prison.
The series includes photographs from the sculpture and portrait bust collections of several major museums including: The J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles, The Field Museum in Chicago, The Museum of Man in San Diego, L’École des beaux-arts in Paris, The Bode Museum in Berlin, Park Sanssouci in Potsdam, The National Museum of Natural History in Paris, among others. Gonzales-Day lives in Los Angeles and is Chair of the Art Department at Scripps College. 

Fellowships and grants include: 
Chercheur Accueilli, Institut National d’Histoire de l’Art (INHA); COLA Individual Artist Award; Art Mattes Grant; Mid-Career Award, California Communtiy Foundation; Durfee Fondation ACG; Graves Award for the Humanities; Visiting Scholar/Artist-in-Residence, Getty Research Institute; Senior Fellow, American Art Museum and National Portrait Gallery of the Smithsonian Institution; Fellow, Rockefeller Foundation Study and Conference Center, Bellagio, Italy; Van Lier Fellow, ISP, Whitney Museum of American Art; Rotary International.
www.kengonzalesday.com

Aragna Ker
aragnaker@yahoo.com

A native of Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Aragna Ker was born in 1974. He immigrated to Southern California in 1981, at the age of six. After graduating high school in Los Angeles, Ker relocated to attend San Francisco Art Institute and graduated with a BFA in Painting in 1999. In 2004, he received his MFA in Sculpture at Claremont Graduate University.

Essential experiences serve as springboard for Ker’s methodology. His playful works fuse cultural symbols and myth to explore the vast range of hybrid identities. His drawings and sculptures utilize the potency of motive to curiously attack simplistic materials. The United States Embassy in Cambodia, The Hammer Museum, The Pacific Asian Art Museum, Happy Lion Gallery and Sabina Lee Gallery are just some of the establishments that he has exhibited in. Aragna Ker is currently employed as an Art Instructor at First Street Gallery Art Center (Claremont, CA), providing artistic instruction to adults with disabilities.
https://aragnaker.see.me

Paula Goldman’s photographic work involves reinterpreting cultural manifestations of natural and emotional phenomena. After receiving her BFA from the University of Michigan School of Art, she relocated to Houston, Texas, where she became a founding member of the Houston Center for Photography. She received an MFA in photography from the California Institute of the Arts. Her exhibitions and publications include the LACE Annuale, Los Angeles, CA; Px3, Paris; The World From Here, UCLA Hammer Museum, Los Angeles; G2 Gallery, Los Angeles; Time Capsule, Creative Time, NYC; Photometro, San Francisco; the Houston Center for Photography; Framework, LACPS, Los Angeles; Women and Their Work, Austin; and public projects in Seattle and Santa Monica, CA. Her work is in various private collections; the Museum of Fine Art, Houston; and Metro Art/MTA, Los Angeles.

Paula lives, works, and teaches in Los Angeles, CA.

Prumsodun Ok
prumsodun.ok@gmail.com

Prumsodun Ok works to positively transform our world through his practice as an artist, teacher, writer, and maker of things. His interdisciplinary performances contemplate René Daumal’s expression of “the avant-garde in antiquity,” mining the tradition of Khmer classical dance to explore the intersection of contemporary social issues with new possibilities for performance. His original works have been presented at REDCAT, Highways, CounterPULSE, KUNST-STOFF arts/fest, Pieter, CSU Long Beach University Art Museum, and the Culver Center as part of a joint conference hosted by the Society for Dance History Scholars and the Congress on Research in Dance.

Beyond his performance practice, Prum has directed and produced the SFAI Asian Performance Series in San Francisco and curated programs for INTERCITY (Phnom Penh), Anatomy Riot (Los Angeles), and Children of Refugees (Long Beach). He has been a featured speaker at the Association of Performing Arts Presenters Conference (APAP), UCLA, TED, as well as NYU as part of Season of Cambodia. His writings have been published by Salon.com, In Dance magazine, and featured by the California Dance Network. Prum is the grateful recipient of honors, grants, and fellowships from TED, the Association of Performing Arts Presenters (APAP), CHIME, Durfee Foundation, Center for Cultural Innovation, and the Alliance for California Traditional Arts (ACTA) among others. He is currently Associate Artistic Director of Khmer Arts and is the youngest member of ACTA’s Board of Directors.
www.vimeo.com/prum

Richard Turner
www.chapman.edu/our-faculty/richard-turner

Richard Turner: Artist/curator Richard Turner is a Professor Emeritus at Chapman University where he taught contemporary Asian art history and studio art. He lived in Saigon, Vietnam from 1959 – 1961. He studied Chinese painting and language in Taipei in 1963 – 1964 and Indian miniature painting in Jaipur, Rajasthan in 1967 – 1968 while on a Fulbright scholarship. As Director of Chapman University’s Guggenheim Gallery, he curated over seventy exhibitions. His current studio work is sculptures and drawings based on Chinese scholars’ rocks and Japanese viewing stones.
Mr. Turner has worked as a public artist for over thirty years on projects ranging from metro stations, public parks and water treatment facilities to a justice center, veterans’ memorial and a university chapel. He has worked independently and as a member of a design team, collaborated with architects, engineers, landscape architects and other artists. His public work is guided by a desire to make pieces that are accessible but not obvious, pieces that reveal themselves over time to a diverse audience. His travels in Asia inform his work. He also brings his experience as a university professor, administrator and gallery director to the public art process.

Sayon Syprasoeuth
www.sayonart.com
Syprasoeuth@yahoo.com

Sayon Syprasoeuth is an interdisciplinary artist, focusing on his personal story as a refugee from Cambodia. He grew up in Thai refugee camps, and emigrated to the United States at the age of ten.
His work addresses past and present issues; triggered by memories of war and trauma, beliefs–spiritual dimensions and life in contemporary time in the United States.
His work has been shown in Cambodia, China, Berlin and throughout the United States.
He received his BFA from CSULB in 2003 and MFA from Claremont Graduate University (CGU) in 2007.

Since 2008 he has been a Coordinator for Global Hybrid; an arts exchange between artists in Cambodia, Korea and United States. He is currently an arts advisor for Applied Social Research Institute of Cambodia (ASRIC) a not-for-profit organization devoted to restoring, distributing, and implementing procedural justice for Cambodian American victims and survivors of the Khmer Rouge.
www.sayonart.com

Participating Artist in 2014:

Michael EB Detto
dettonation@gmail.com

Michael EB Detto was born in West Berlin and grew up in small villages in
northern Germany and in the black forest, then in Mannheim and Heidelberg.
His very first reading experience as a child introduced him to illustrated books
with fairy tales and comics. That initiated an enduring passion for books, images,
and how they interact.
Michael Detto moved to Hamburg in 1984 and began studying Humanities at the
University of Hamburg for five years. His area of study included the Romance
philology and Art History with an emphasis on the Italian Renaissance (Giorgione,
Bellini and Raphael). He also learned about German Medieval Art.
The main
research Detto did was devoted to the way how Dante’s work was reflected in
Italian art (and conversely how Dante’s imagery anticipated time management in
moving pictures); or how banderoles act in illuminated manuscripts and altar pieces.
Travels to museums in Italy, Spain, France, Scandinavia, the United States, Poland, Hungary, and Russia also were an integral part of Detto’s studies in Art History.
www.dettonation.com

Ken Gonzales-Day
ken@kengonzalesday.com

Ken Gonzales-Day’s interdisciplinary and conceptually grounded projects consider the history of photography, the construction of race, and the limits of representational systems ranging from the lynching photograph to museum display.
The Searching for California Hang Trees series offered a critical look at the legacies of landscape photography in the West while his most recent project considers the sculptural depiction of race. Profiled began as an exploration of the influence of eighteenth century “scientific” thought on twenty-first century institutions ranging from the museum to the prison.
The series includes photographs from the sculpture and portrait bust collections of several major museums including: The J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles, The Field Museum in Chicago, The Museum of Man in San Diego, L’École des beaux-arts in Paris, The Bode Museum in Berlin, Park Sanssouci in Potsdam, The National Museum of Natural History in Paris, among others. Gonzales-Day lives in Los Angeles and is Chair of the Art Department at Scripps College. 

Fellowships and grants include: 
Chercheur Accueilli, Institut National d’Histoire de l’Art (INHA); COLA Individual Artist Award; Art Mattes Grant; Mid-Career Award, California Communtiy Foundation; Durfee Fondation ACG; Graves Award for the Humanities; Visiting Scholar/Artist-in-Residence, Getty Research Institute; Senior Fellow, American Art Museum and National Portrait Gallery of the Smithsonian Institution; Fellow, Rockefeller Foundation Study and Conference Center, Bellagio, Italy; Van Lier Fellow, ISP, Whitney Museum of American Art; Rotary International.
www.kengonzalesday.com

Aragna Ker
aragnaker@yahoo.com

A native of Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Aragna Ker was born in 1974. He immigrated to Southern California in 1981, at the age of six. After graduating high school in Los Angeles, Ker relocated to attend San Francisco Art Institute and graduated with a BFA in Painting in 1999. In 2004, he received his MFA in Sculpture at Claremont Graduate University.

Essential experiences serve as springboard for Ker’s methodology. His playful works fuse cultural symbols and myth to explore the vast range of hybrid identities. His drawings and sculptures utilize the potency of motive to curiously attack simplistic materials. The United States Embassy in Cambodia, The Hammer Museum, The Pacific Asian Art Museum, Happy Lion Gallery and Sabina Lee Gallery are just some of the establishments that he has exhibited in. Aragna Ker is currently employed as an Art Instructor at First Street Gallery Art Center (Claremont, CA), providing artistic instruction to adults with disabilities.
https://aragnaker.see.me

Prumsodun Ok
prumsodun.ok@gmail.com

Prumsodun Ok works to positively transform our world through his practice as an artist, teacher, writer, and maker of things. His interdisciplinary performances contemplate René Daumal’s expression of “the avant-garde in antiquity,” mining the tradition of Khmer classical dance to explore the intersection of contemporary social issues with new possibilities for performance. His original works have been presented at REDCAT, Highways, CounterPULSE, KUNST-STOFF arts/fest, Pieter, CSU Long Beach University Art Museum, and the Culver Center as part of a joint conference hosted by the Society for Dance History Scholars and the Congress on Research in Dance.

Beyond his performance practice, Prum has directed and produced the SFAI Asian Performance Series in San Francisco and curated programs for INTERCITY (Phnom Penh), Anatomy Riot (Los Angeles), and Children of Refugees (Long Beach). He has been a featured speaker at the Association of Performing Arts Presenters Conference (APAP), UCLA, TED, as well as NYU as part of Season of Cambodia. His writings have been published by Salon.com, In Dance magazine, and featured by the California Dance Network. Prum is the grateful recipient of honors, grants, and fellowships from TED, the Association of Performing Arts Presenters (APAP), CHIME, Durfee Foundation, Center for Cultural Innovation, and the Alliance for California Traditional Arts (ACTA) among others. He is currently Associate Artistic Director of Khmer Arts and is the youngest member of ACTA’s Board of Directors.
www.vimeo.com/prum

Denise A Scott
deniseascott1@yahoo.com

Denise A. Scott: Born in Pennsylvania and resides in Long Beach, CA and Phnom Penh, Cambodia. She earned a MFA in Sculpture from Indiana University of PA. With a twenty-five year exhibition record in venues in the US, Korea, Cambodia and U.K., she is noted for her large scale suspended egg installations, which is a symbol for the tomb and womb simultaneously. She has extended her repertoire into drawings and photography as her current Red Day series play on the reflections and inverted images that are tangled in the world beyond. In part, Scott’s work is currently on exhibit in the Art in Embassies Program, U.S. Department of State, Phnom Penh, Cambodia.
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Sayon Syprasoeuth
Syprasoeuth@yahoo.com

Sayon Syprasoeuth is an interdisciplinary artist, focusing on his personal story as a refugee from Cambodia. He grew up in Thai refugee camps, and emigrated to the United States at the age of ten.
His work addresses past and present issues; triggered by memories of war and trauma, beliefs–spiritual dimensions and life in contemporary time in the United States.
His work has been shown in Cambodia, China, Berlin and throughout the United States.
He received his BFA from CSULB in 2003 and MFA from Claremont Graduate University (CGU) in 2007.

Since 2008 he has been a Coordinator for Global Hybrid; an arts exchange between artists in Cambodia, Korea and United States. He is currently an arts advisor for Applied Social Research Institute of Cambodia (ASRIC) a not-for-profit organization devoted to restoring, distributing, and implementing procedural justice for Cambodian American victims and survivors of the Khmer Rouge.
www.sayonart.com