Artist Bios


Lara Kaminoff
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Begotten in the wilds of Canada by a clown and an actress, Lara and her brother grew up surrounded by books and circuses.  When she was still a wee lass, Lara and her family stowed away in the guts of an ancient Zamboni and made a slow but steady break for the US border, eventually settling in Seattle.  Lara attended Maryland Institute College of Art on a Canadian Refugee scholarship and now lives and works in Baltimore, a city she is proud to proclaim is no longer the murder capitol.  She spends her days drawing, writing and counting local cats.

Lara Kaminoff Illustration
206.818.5156
zamboni.attack@gmail.com
http://larakaminoff.com/bio/contact

Monique Roberson-Langley
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Monique Roberson-Langley attended the Art Institute of Philadelphia for Multimedia/Web Design and is now a local Baltimore artist and creator/designer of Nikdapooh Designs.  The nickname Nik da Pooh was given to her by her Uncle Clifford. He would sing the Winnie the Pooh songs but add Nik the Pooh in all the verses. As an adult, those songs remind her to stay young at heart, slow down and think like a Pooh. Monique creates eclectic terrariums using re-purposed light bulbs, original hand sculpted clay creatures and unique wearable art made of sculpted clay and found objects. She designs without molds for her original sculptures and clay jewelry. Her 2D paintings are whimsical, bright and imaginative nature/animal themes that have fine details and bold expressions. She’s inspired by bold patterns in fabrics, bright contrasting colors, unique nature themes, anything vintage and lots of texture. She homeschools her two children in her Baltimore City home and volunteers at her neighborhood art center 901 Arts.

nikdapooh@yahoo.com
http://www.nikdapooh.com

 

Mia Fiorentino
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Mia Fiorentino is a painter, writer, and actor currently based in Baltimore, Maryland. She grew up in central New Jersey where she involved herself in music, theatre, and her local punk scene. These parts of her personal history factor into her writings and paintings through a focus on narrative and musicality. She takes cues from her writings, memories, and cultural surroundings in order to create compositions that tread the line between abstraction and representation in an attempt to reconcile the irreconcilable in daily life. Mia will obtain her BFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art in Painting with a concentration in Theatre May of 2013. She has exhibited multiple times within MICA and the Baltimore area, and she hopes to continue living and working on her artistic endeavors in this unique city.

Mia Fiorentino
e-mail: mcfiorentino@live.com
website: www.miafiorentino.tumblr.com

Sara Havekotte
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Sara Havekote grew up outside of Pittsburgh, PA and is currently living in Baltimore MD.
She has graduate from the Maryland Institute College of art with a degree in Painting.
Her paintings use bright colors and simple lines in order to create images that balance
between real and abstraction. Saraʼs subject matter is derived from the common scenes
and activities that span the cultures of middle class America. My work is a mixture
between historical painting, and youth-culture.

Sara Havekotte
website: sara-havekotte.squarespace.com

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Cake
Cake
Lilly Pads 1
Lilly Pads 1
Lilly Pads 2
Lilly Pads 2
Wine Woman
Wine Woman
Portrait Woman
Portrait Woman
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof