FAR Bazaar Project


Description: Installing new work at the FAR Bazaar

Location: FA73

Participating Artists: Alex Anderson, Michael Kiyoshi Salvatore, Anabel Juarez, Maccabee Shelley Samuel Jernigan, William Wasserman, Adrian Abela, Nasim Hantezadeh, Ari Salka, Cara Chan, Jordie Ontken, Brannon Rockwell-Charland, Hiejin Yoo, Shasha Dothan, von curtis and Ofelia Marquez

Nasim Hantehzadeh is a current graduate student in the Painting- Drawing program at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA.) She was born in Oklahoma City, OK in 1988, and grew up in Tehran, Iran where she started her art education at the Art and Architecture Tehran Center University in 2007. She moved back to the United States in 2011 and continued her art studies at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) and received her BFA in 2013. She has been exhibited nationally and internationally in galleries in Italy, Iran, and the United States. She has received scholarships and awards such as Resnick scholarship, D’Arsy Hayman scholarship, and UCLA Art council award.
Hantehzadeh is also involved with curatorial and art programing projects in Chicago and Los Angeles. Her recent curatorial project was held at the UCLA New Wight gallery, representing emerging artists from Middle Eastern and south Asian countries.

Michael Kiyoshi Salvatore is an artist living in Los Angeles, CA. He received B.A.s in Anthropology and Fine Arts from USC and is a MFA candidate at UCLA. His work explores the efficacy of cosmology, re-enchantment, and New Sincerity within our post-structural, materialist, and ironical age.

Anabel Juarez is an artist born in Mexico in 1988 who lives and works in Los Angeles California. She received a Bachelors of Fine Arts in Ceramics from Cal State University of Long Beach in 2013 and is currently an MFA candidate at University of California Los Angeles. Her work has been exhibited at CSULB, Biola University, UCSB, UCLA art gallery, Monte Vista Projects, and most recently in France.

Mitsuko Brooks earned her B.F.A. at Cooper Union School of Art and is an MFA Candidate in Painting & Drawing at UCLA. Brooks attended The Oxbow School in Napa Valley. She completed artist residencies at The Queen’s Museum: Set on Freedom, Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden, The School of Making Thinking, and The Wassaic Project, and received The Sally Van Der Lier Fellowship. Select exhibitions were at SOMArts, SFAI, and Rush Art Gallery with upcoming exhibitions at The Center for Art Eagle Rock and UCLA New Wight Gallery. Her work is held in permanent collections at The Smithsonian's Artist Archive, Artexte Info Centre, and Barnard Library. She is an artist member of The Asian American Women Artists Association.

Adrian Abela (b.1989) Abela studied Architecture in Malta and Milan and currently lives and studies in Los Angeles. He works mainly through drawing, painting, sculpture, performance, and video. His projects lead from an interest in a particular material or narrative into an attempt at understanding the human condition and surroundings. The conception and execution of his projects often involves outsider individuals; he uses architecture-derived approaches to create informed work and establish relationships that challenge peoples’ perspective of the artistic subject. Abela is currently working on public art projects in Malta. Along with several solo exhibitions in Malta, he has participated in exhibitions in Europe, Asia and the US.

Maccabee Shelley. Born in Los Angeles, Maccabee Shelley studied environmental science before committing to art full time in 2010. Maccabee was a studio technician and teaching assistant at City College of San Francisco, and while earning a BA in Studio Art and a minor in Art History at Humboldt State University. Maccabee then spent two post-baccalaureate years developing work at California State University Long Beach where he was also a teaching assistant and traveled to Italy for two consecutive summers to help establish an art center and assist attending students. He is currently pursuing an MFA in ceramics at University of California Los Angeles and will graduate in 2019. The dichotomy between the sensuality of clay and the empirical nature of the processes surrounding it compliments Maccabee's personality. His practice includes seeking out appropriate materials, developing transformative processes, and responding to and playing with the results. Feeding off the research and practical experimentation in process, as well as the aesthetic response and expression, the practice often leads to the transmutation of refuse and waste materials.

Shasha Dothan, is a video and installation artist born in Tel Aviv in 1987. Her practice is an ongoing debate about the conflicts and wars which Were the backdrop and soundtrack of her childhood and adolescence. ​ ​Her art is based on the Idea of taking over a space and totally transforming it with paintings, drawings and video art through a continuous discourse with visitors. She bring to this meeting point her thoughts as a young Israeli woman/artist, her fears and hopes and translate it all to art. The main themes of her artwork are stretched on the spectrum of the Israeli identity between being a victim and a conqueror. Between the free spirit of Tel Aviv and the reality of wars, missiles and suicide attacks. ​In 2014 Shasha had her first solo show “A tourist in my own country” exhibited in Ramat Gan Museum of Israeli Art​. ​Her second solo show ​“Room-Mount-House” was at Jerusalem Cultural Season, “Under the mountain” in 2015. Between the years 2013-2016 Shasha has also exhibited her work in numerous group shows around Israel. ​Shasha is a founding member of the art collective Anti Mehikon. With this group she organized 4 successful multidisciplinary art shows in different art galleries.​ ​Shasha earned her B.F.A from Shenkar College in the ​Multidisciplinary Art department in 2013. She is currently an ​MFA candidate in new genres at UCLA 2018.

Ari Salka. Seattle-born artist, Ari Salka holds a BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Salka worked as a School of Art, work scholar at Ox-Bow School of Art in Saugatuck, MI (2013). Salka studied at the Yale Norfolk Summer School of Art and received the Ellen Battle Stockle Fellowship in Norfolk, CT(2015). In 2016, Salka received the UC Regents Grant UCLA Arts Council Stipend.
Salka's works live in collections in Los Angeles, San Fransisco, Chicago, New York, Boston, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Minneapolis, and Seattle. Salka currently lives and works in Los Angeles, and studies at UCLA's MFA program. Salka is a current candidate in the Painting department.

William Wasserman is a graduate student in painting at UCLA and received his BFA from Hunter College in New York City.

Brannon Rockwell-Charland is a multimedia artist originally from Berkeley, California, raised in the midwest, and now based in Los Angeles. Her scholarship and artwork operate within a womanist framework and deal with critical race theory and queer theory, focusing on visual/textual intersections of Black femmehood, memory, autobiography, and mythology. Her work has been featured in shows in Michigan, Ohio, and Oregon. She holds a BA in Africana Studies and Visual Art from Oberlin College and is currently an MFA candidate at UCLA's Interdisciplinary Studio Art program.

Hiejin Yoo. was born 1987 in Germany and lived there for 7 years. Moved to South Korea and grew
up there until 2011. I went to art school in Korea, but I transferred my major to English
literature and was awarded a BA degree in 2011. Right after the graduation I came to the
US to keep studying painting. I studied painting and drawing at SAIC from 2012 to 2014.
I spent two years in undergraduate at SAIC and undertook a Post Baccalaureate program
at SAIC in 2014 and now I am a MFA candidate in UCLA. Currently live and work in
Los Angeles with beautiful weather.

Cara Chan currently lives and works in Los Angeles. She received her BFA in Art from New York University and is currently a MFA candidate at UCLA.

Jordie Oetken was born and raised in Louisville, Kentucky. In 2012, she was awarded the Ellen Battell Stoeckel Fellowship to study at the Yale/Norfolk School of Art before graduating with a BFA from Murray State University in 2013. She has held residencies at the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture and Vermont Studio Center, and is currently an MFA candidate at UCLA.

Alex Anderson is an American ceramic artist focused on ideas of millennial and post-modern culture and psychology, ephemeral beauty, decadence, and decay. He seeks to capture images of nature in its prime while evoking the darkness inherent in the fact that if these forms were not frozen in an image, they would melt back into the earth, as everything does once expired. During his undergraduate career, Alex studied abroad in Jingdezhen, China, a ceramic mecca where porcelain was discovered, which housed the workshops that formerly produced the famed ceramic treasures of the ancient imperial court. This experience left a significant impact on his aesthetic and gave him knowledge of the techniques of the region, which he pairs with his work across media. Anderson is an MFA candidate at University of California, Los Angeles, a graduate of Swarthmore College, and a former resident artist at the China Academy of art during his tenure as a Fulbright scholar.

Samuel Jernigan currently lives and works in Los Angeles. He received a BFA in Ceramics from California State University, Long Beach and is currently an MFA candidate at UCLA. His work has been exhibited in recent group shows at the American Museum of Ceramic Art, the Museum of Latin American Art and he was recently awarded the GOFP Fellowship at UCLA. His recent work explores the gravity of sentimental objects within the sculptural tradition of the monument.

von curtis and Ofelia Marquez are two Los Angeles based artist exploring a myriad of criticisms, dialogues and cultural actions, in relation to Pre colonial dialects and Fractured identity their mark resides within a plateau of samples, remixes, and reformulations. Currently the two artists have been collaborating on performance, installations, and experimental film /videos, that include a multiplicity of disciplines.