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Founding Director/ Instructor/ Artist
Winter Botanical Drawing Workshop: Feb 15 – Mar 15, 2017
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.
Patrick J. Reed
Drawing and Painting Instructor/ Artist
Drawing Workshop: Mar 14 – Apr 18, 2017
Painting Workshop: Apr 25 – May 30, 2017
Patrick is an artist and freelance writer originally from Iowa City, Iowa. His work explores the aesthetics of disaster, with a emphasis on cultural responses to ecological crises. In 2014, he joined the Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society as a Fulbright Scholar and inaugural artist-in-residence. He continued with the Center the following year with a DAAD award for fine art. He is trained in art history, photojournalism, printmaking, and papermaking and has worked extensively in the fields of intermedia and experimental research. His current projects include an investigation of agricultural scarcity and the spectrality of food in early Modern German woodcuts and a translation of the Book of Job into the International Code of Signals. He lives and works in Berlin, where he is the European editorial branch for the critical/ cultural online publication, Serpentine 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.
Mixed Media Instructor/ Artist
Photo Transfer: Image and Memory: January 5-26, 2017
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
Drawing and Bookmaking Instructor/ Artist
Sketching Workshop: Bookmaking and Water Media, August 9 - 16, 2017
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).
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.
Model/ Performer/ Artist
Currently enrolled in the post-graduate Art in Context program at the UdK (Art University of Berlin), after having completed degrees in Agriculture and Performance Studies in Greece. Dalkiran has participated in numerous performance projects in Greece and Berlin, including the 3rd Thessaloniki Performance Festival of the 4th Biennale of Contemporary Art, 2013 and "if-then-else" at State of the Art Berlin, with Tarren Johnson and Mira O'Brien.