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Mira is an internationally exhibited artist as well as an experienced arts educator and the founder of the Berlin Drawing Room. Her interdisciplinary practice explores the way we perceive and interact with our built-environment, with a focus on painting, installation, and performance. She received her BA from UCLA (2004) and her MFA from Yale (2008). Her work has been exhibited internationally, notably in New York, Los Angeles, Spain, Berlin, and Kassel as a side project of Documenta (13). Solo-exhibitions have taken place at General Public (Berlin), Vierter Stock Galerie supported by a grant from the US Embassy (Berlin), and as a solo-project at the historic Volksbühne am Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz (Berlin). She was the Berlin Collective artist in residence at the APT Studios in NY, as well as artist in residence at CCA Andratx, Spain.
Giulia Caruso learned to draw and use watercolors in a dusty old art studio behind the main church in a small Italian medieval town. After painting countless wooden dummies, red lacquered teapots and cloth flowers she moved to Milan, where she discovered that living beings are far more rewarding. She has a degree in Painting at the Brera Academy of fine arts and for the last ten years she taught drawing, watercolor, painting, life drawing and engraving at the Laboratorio Artistico Association of Milan. She is the administrator of the Milan Urban Sketchers Official Regional Chapter (2014 - 2017).
Alisa Margolis is an American painter whose work explores the intersection of the Baroque and a contemporary intuitive practice of picture making. Margolis was born in the Ukraine former USSR and was raised in New York City. She received her BA from Columbia University in New York (1997) with a Double Major in Visual Art and Art History and in 2003 she completed a postgraduate fellowship program at de Ateliers artists’ institute in Amsterdam/Netherlands. Her work has been shown internationally in solo and group exhibitions, such as the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, The Prague biennial, Renaissance Society, Chicago and the Triumph of Painting at the Saatchi Gallery, London. She has been the recipient of numerous grants, among others, the Villa Romana fellowship, Florence, Italy in 2015, Akademie Schloss Solitude Residency Fellowship, Stuttgart in 2009/2010, the Delfina Studio Trust Artist Residency in 2005/2006, and the de Ateliers fellowship grant in 2001. In 2016, she was awarded a Visiting Professorship at The Academy of Fine Arts at the University of the Arts Helsinki. In Berlin, Margolis is represented by Galerie Judin.
Loren Britton is an artist and curator based in-between Berlin, DE and New York, USA. Britton’s work explores the transformation of form via linguistic devices. Britton works on histories of trans*gender bodies and experiences and they wonder how can we hold one another accountable and tenderly across time. Britton has exhibited their work in solo and group exhibitions in numerous arts institutions, galleries and artist run projects in Germany, Italy and in the United States. Britton is one of the head curators of the Queering Space Collective that curates exhibitions and projects around questions of where queerness meets form. Britton holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Painting & Bachelor of Arts in Art History from State University of New York at Purchase College, USA and an MFA in Painting & Printmaking from the Yale School of Art at Yale University, USA.
Maureen Jeram finished her Bachelor of Fine Arts in painting at the Rhode Island School of Design in Providence Rhode Island in 1993, before moving to Italy to research Renaissance painting. In 1998, she received a Fulbright grant in Florence, Italy for a project on contemporary frescoes. She moved to Berlin in 2000 and studied with Georg Baselitz at the Universität der Kunst. Through the use of staging and found gestures, her painting focuses on revealing underlying tensions between figures and objects establishing a pictorial space where conflicting emotions begin to become tangible. Her paintings are exhibited in Berlin, Italy, USA and in the Netherlands. She lives and works in Berlin.
Klara Hobza is a Berlin-based artist who likes to pursue self-imposed, large-scale endeavors. For the next 25 years, she will be scuba diving through Europe, entering the Rhine River at the mouth of the North Sea until she hits the Main River in Mainz, Germany, through to the Main-Danube-Canal, diving through the Danube River all the way to the Black Sea. Hobza uses her many challenges and encounters along the way as raw material for images and narratives articulated as videos, photos, drawings, sculptures, texts and lectures.
Hobza received an MFA from Columbia University in 2005. Since then, she has been exhibiting internationally and has been awarded several prizes and fellowships including: Ars viva/BDI (Germany), Stiftung Kunstfonds (Germany), DIVA (Denmark), NYFA (NY) and SculptureCenter Prize (NY), amongst others. Hobza´s work has been reviewed by numerous print, online and TV media, including the New York Times, Artforum, art - Das Kunstmagazin, frieze magazine, Monopol, Architectural Digest, Modern Painters, Scientific American and Popular Mechanics. The artist is represented by Soy Capitán, Berlin, WaldburgerWouters, Brussels and Galerie fuer Landschaftskunst, Hamburg.
Keegan Luttrell is a multi-media artist originally from the United States, living and working in Berlin. She completed her MFA in sculpture at Mills College in Oakland, California in 2013 and graduated from Maryland Institute College of Art in 2008 with a BFA in Art History, Theory and Criticism and a concentration in Photography. She has shown works in San Francisco, Oakland, Brooklyn, Austin, Baltimore, Boston, Aix-en-Provence, France, Geneva, Switzerland, Berlin, Germany and Athens and Santorini, Greece. Previously she taught art at an international boarding school in the Swiss Alps.
- Impressions from Photo Transfer Workshop on Berlin Drawing Room Blog
Patrick J. Reed
Patrick J. Reed (b. 1984) is an artist and writer originally from Iowa City, Iowa. His work explores the aesthetics of disaster, with an emphasis on cultural responses to ecological crises. He has exhibited internationally and is the recipient of several honors, including a Fulbright award and DAAD award–both in support of his creative research at the Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society. His writing has been featured in art agenda and Temporary Art Review Magazine.
- Interview with Patrick for Berlin Drawing Room Blog
Figure Drawing Instructor/ Artist
Dave Hedderman is an artist and arts educator, with a focus on the human form. He received his B.A. Degree in Fine Art from the NCAD, Dublin, Ireland in 2005. He was the 2015 recipient of the Hennessy Craig Scholarship, awarded for his contribution to the 185th RHA Annual Exhibition. His work has been featured in numerous group and solo presentations in both Ireland and Germany.
Watercolor Instructor/ Artist
Witte is an artist from Amsterdam. He received his BA from AKI Enschede (1998) and a Mdes from Edinburgh Collage of Art (2006). His work has been exhibited internationally, in Germany, The Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, South Korea and the United Kingdom. His work is narrative, based on himself and his surroundings. Executed in the form of drawings, comics and installations, it features friends, family and scenes from his daily life.
Wartena likes to think of his work as snap shot photos, similar to the photo albums his mother has of him since he was born: a personal history book of his life. Creating paintings is a way of preserving his ever-changing reality and seeing beauty in the ever-day world. With his work he wants to help the viewer look at their surroundings with new eyes and see beauty in the mundane.
Hiroshi McDonald Mori
Alternative Photographic Techniques Instructor/ Artist
Cyanotype: Drawing in Four Dimensions: Spring, 2017
Hiroshi is an American Japanese artist who uses the medium of photography and sculpture to explore cultural identity and traditional art disciplines. He received his MFA with Honors from Bard College and his BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. He has attended residencies at Skowhegan and the Marie Walsh Sharpe Art Foundation. His work has been displayed in the San Diego Museum of Art (US), Axel Springer (DE), Guggenheim Collection (DE), Chelsea Center for the Arts (US), Aando Fine Art (DE), Human Resources (US), Performa (US), DD55 (DE), Boston Institute for Contemporary Art (US), Studio Museum Harlem (US), Rogaland Kunstsenter (NO), Warhol Museum (US), the American College of Greece (GR), Athens Biennale (GR), and New Museum (US) among others.
Movement Instructor/ Model and Performer/ Choreographer
Tarren is a creative movement director, sound designer and performer from the coast of California. She works at the intersection of concert dance and installation performance. She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance and Choreography in 2013 from California Institute of the Arts (CalArts) and has danced and shown work internationally.
Offering workshops taught by artists since 2011, with a focus on drawing and painting.