About the Book
Alexandra Pacula was born in Poland in 1979 and at the age of fourteen moved to the United States with her family. She is a New York based artist and works in a studio in Brooklyn. She received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University in 2002 and in 2006 finished a Master of Fine Arts degree at Montclair State University.
Her work has been included in many exhibitions in the US as well as Spain and London.
Alexandra usually works on a large scale and explores the anxieties and conditioning inherent in being human. Her vigorous painterly scenes of urban nightlife offer an insight to human interactions, seductions and desires. Through bold application of paint, visible brushstrokes and soft glazing she creates a lush, inviting surface that draws the viewer in. Pacula's ideas are inspired by her immediate surroundings, personal experiences and observations.
Born and raised in New York, Chip moved to Los Angeles in 1993 where he started a Mosaic Studio. After spending some time as a Los Angeles artist, Chip developed the concept for Art Share L A. The thought of a place where low-income artists could receive life and employment skills while giving back to the community was the beginning of what now is a large multi-level arts incubator serving the many people of Los Angeles. Chip later moved back to NY in 2001 to be with family after 9/11 and using the arts incubator concept he created Mosaica (an architect / designer resource). He is presently President Emeritus of the Patchogue Arts Council and with business partner Charlie Baker he has created Krystal (the first company to manufacture and nationally distribute glass writing boards) and C Squared (a fine arts gallery that helps market the work of some very talented artists) Among his accomplishments was receipt of the Presidents Daily Point of Light Award by President Bill Clinton