After growing up in Southern California’s Coachella Valley, Phillip K. Smith III received his Bachelor of Fine Arts and Bachelor of Architecture at the Rhode Island School of Design. From his Palm Desert, CA studio, he creates light-based work that draws upon ideas of space, form, color, light + shadow, environment, and change.
Featured in hundreds of online and print publications, Phillip is known for creating large scaled temporary installations such as Lucid Stead in Joshua Tree, Reflection Field and Portals at the Coachella Music and Arts Festival, ¼ Mile Arc in Laguna Beach, and The Circle of Land and Sky at inaugural 2017 Desert X exhibition. All of these installations are featured in his latest catalog titled Five Installations published by Grand Central Press. His public artworks are sited in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Kansas City, Nashville, Oklahoma City and beyond; and the artist was recently commissioned to create permanent, light-based works for the cities of West Hollywood, CA and Bellevue, WA. The artist's work is also included in the forthcoming exhibition and catalog Unsettled organized by the Nevada Museum of Art and artist Ed Ruscha.
Visit the Website: pks3.com
Born in Muskegon Michigan, a small town on the shores of Lake Michigan, April grew up enjoying many summers on sandy white beaches. A natural artist, her interest in form, color, and line were apparent since early childhood. Blessed with understanding parents, April was encouraged to focus her education on the arts; exploring music, dance, and many types of visual arts. Her talent allowed her to receive a scholarship to an exclusive private high school for the arts, getting a jump start on her career. She initially focused on ceramics, then in college, developed a passion for blowing glass.
“I was in love with ceramics, but then I tried glassblowing and realized I never wanted to work in clay again, I’d found the thing I wanted to do for the rest of my life.”
Before graduating from college, April started epiphany, a business name synonymous with the collaborative efforts of these dedicated artists. Over a decade later, her success is self-evident; with pieces in prominent collections around the world, and a 4,000 sq. ft world class glassblowing studio.
Visit the Website: www.epiphanyglass.com
Originally from Clearwater, Florida, I received my BFA in Ceramics from the University of Florida and currently live in Atlanta, Georgia. I've interned at the Archie Bray Foundation in Helena, Montana and Women's Studio Workshop in Rosendale, New York. I'm currently making work as a studio assistant at Callanwolde Fine Arts Center in Atlanta, Georgia. I keep my practice fresh by trying to constantly challenge myself in the studio. When I'm not in the studio I enjoy travel, hiking, and good food.
I’ve always been drawn to art with layers of visual complexity. I find beauty in repetition and symmetry, and enjoy getting lost in the details. My surface decoration reflects my love of the tight geometric designs of Islamic tiles, the grandeur of rib-vaulted cathedral ceilings, and the graceful curves of art Nouveau. A combination of suspended interiors and pierced exteriors to add to the depth and complexity of my pieces. Constructing forms that push the limits of both the material and my abilities, keeps my practice fresh.
Visit the Website: www.katiebosley.com