Category Archives: Artist Spotlights


Gaia grew up in New York City and is a 2011 graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art with a Bachelor in Fine Arts. His studio work, installations, and gallery projects have been exhibited worldwide, most notably at The Baltimore Museum of Art, Rice Gallery in Houston, the Palazzo Collicola Arti Visive in Spoleto,…

Boy Kong

Photo of Boy Kong Boy Kong is a self-taught multi-media artist. Raised in Orlando and of Chinese-Vietnamese heritage, his growing body of work draws inspiration from many styles, from Folk and Graffiti to Ukiyo-e and Surrealism, and employs many disciplines. Boy's distinct aesthetic knows no boundaries; its distinction stems from his penchant for variety and…

Rachel Elise Thomas

Photo of Rachel Elise Thomas Rachel Elise Thomas (b. 1988) is a Detroit-born, lens-adjacent multidisciplinary artist and designer. Being a collage artist and documentary photographer has given Rachel the versatility to tell stories in different ways. "My work details the intimate and introspective moments in my life over the past two years." She gathers inspiration…

Dessislava Terzieva

Dessislava Terzieva is a Bulgarian-American contemporary artist based between Detroit and Sofia. She earned a BA in Political Science from Oakland University, and an MFA in Sculpture from Cranbrook Academy of Art in 2021, where she won the Museum Purchase Award, and her work was accessioned into the permanent collection of Cranbrook Art Museum.  Photo…

Kat Spears

Photo of Kat Spears Kat Spears was born in Georgia and raised in Lexington, Kentucky. Their work draws on images and memories of everyday experience to explore mysteries of empathy, perception, and unselfing. Kat has an MFA in Painting from Indiana University and a BA in Studio Art, Art History, and Spanish from Berea College.…