Julie Abijanac was born in Landstuhl, Germany in 1969. Shortly thereafter her family moved to Columbus, Ohio. In 1992 she received a BFA in painting from the Columbus College of Art and Design and in 1994 earned an MFA in painting from Cranbrook Academy of Art in Detroit, Michigan.
Abijanac is an Assistant Professor at the Columbus College of Art and Design teaching in the Foundation Studies, Media Studies, and Fine Art Programs. She has exhibited her work in Ohio, Pennsylvania, Michigan and New York. Her work has been reviewed in periodicals such as the Columbus Dispatch, Columbus Alive, CCAD View Book, CCAD Image magazine, The New Art Examiner, The Ann Arbor News, The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and various exhibition catalogs.
Her series of digital drawings explores the layers one begins to develop on a daily, weekly, monthly, and annual basis. These works are a visual diary of her life.
Kira Appelhans fell in love with printmaking while studying for a Masters in Landscape architecture at the University of Pennsylvania. These days she pursues printmaking in the moments between life and work, focusing on using the etching process of intaglio printmaking as faster more tactile way to capture and study processes found in the natural world.
Born and raised in Idaho, Kira currently teaches in the School of Design Studies at Parsons and has taught in the Masters of Landscape Architecture program at the University of Pennsylvania and University of Texas, Austin. She participated in the 2010 Rising Currents design residency at PS1 and resulting exhibition at MoMA, New York. Kira has been a fellow at the MacDowell art colony and had her first solo show at the University of Manitoba in the fall of 2011. She lives, works and makes in Nashville, TN.
Eduardo Barco is an artist living and working in Madrid, Spain. His work has been exhibited in both solo and group shows at multiple galleries throughout Spain. In 1999 he was awarded a Fine Arts Scholarship from the Ministry of Education and Culture in Paris and in 2003 he was a Yaddo artist-in-residence in Saratoga Springs, NY by way of the Museo Esteban Vicente. His artwork has been purchased for major collections across the globe. Barco’s images often articulate a balance between the painted surface and the idea of internal order through colorful forms that are at once both architectural and geometric.
Buckley is an artist based in Los Angeles. In 2015, she had her inaugural solo exhibition titled On Going In at pskaufman… gallery in Downtown Los Angeles where some of her ZBC collaborations were exclusively on view alongside original large scale drawings with a sound installation. Her works are ongoing, unfolding meditations that mirror upon the surface of consciousness and provide insight to various flow states in the creative process. They are individual, linear, automatic, and intuitive meanderings artfully teetering on the cusp of duality and singularity, balance and disorder.
Los Angeles-based artist Selina Becker makes stunning paintings that explore fractal geometry and chaos theory using an assortment of fabric dye, watercolor, and powdered pigments on canvas. With titles like Solar Flare her works originate from the concept of making something out of nothing, allowing her to remain a resourceful dreamer and hold fast to the notion that the universe is vast and wide open. Becker is also a collector of rare architectural salvage, an interior decorator, a handbag designer, and a stylist/make-up artist.
Byron Bell, with his wife, Susan, has traveled to just about 100 countries over a 40-year time span. They have generally managed to stray from the “beaten path” in their search for useful crafts, indigenous structures, and spectacular landscapes.
The sketches are always done on site with ink and watercolor. While sometimes a look at a drawing, completed a day, or a week, or a month earlier, might suggest modification, a highlight or some other emphasis, Byron believes that the freshness of the drawings should not be tampered with.
Allison Cosmos has built a 21 year reputation of innovative design, superb craftsmanship and reliable customer service. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the Ringling College of Art and Design in Sarasota, Florida. She has gained recognition in various national publications such as Elle Decor, Veranda, Metropolitan Home, HGTV and Houzz. Her work has been featured at a variety of philanthropic events such as Design on a Dime (Housing Works), Women of Style and Substance (Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta )) and Friends of Greystone Mansion.