grew up in Jefferson Oregon. After high school he went to Carleton College in Minnesota where he got a BFA in studio art. At college he realized that he loved sculpture, life drawing, and anatomy, so he decided to pursue those interests further at the New York Academy of Art. In 2002, Alex graduated with an MFA in sculpture and received a Guggenheim Fellowship for a month at the Vermont Studio Center. Alex is currently a freelance commercial sculptor in New Jersey and teaches a class at the American Woodcarving School.
lives and works in Philadelphia where he studied and presently teaches at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts. A recipient of many distinguished awards including First Place in the Grand Central Academy’s Sculpture Competition, the National Sculpture Society’s Elisabeth Gordon Chandler Prize, and the Edmond Stewardson Competition Prize, his work appears in numerous public and private collections. In 2007, he and five colleagues co-founded The Philadelphia Traction Company, a collaborative workspace and art center in West Philadelphia, where Koffman continues to model, cast, and create. Koffman’s sculptures can be seen at FAN Gallery in Philadelphia and at www.joshuakoffman.com
values the common attributes of sculpture, painting and architecture in the classical tradition. He currently works for Grenfell Architecture, out of Washington, DC, which is a firm that promotes the restoration of the traditional unity between these sister arts. Previously, he taught sculpture and painting out of his private studio. Brian studied painting with Michael Aviano, and holds a Master of Fine Art degree in sculpture from the New York Academy of Art, and a Master of Architecture degree from the University of Notre Dame.
has won national acclaim both as a sculptor and earlier for her career as a book author and illustrator. Her work has exhibited in galleries and museums across the country including at the National Museum of Women in the Arts. She studied sculpture at the Lyme Academy of Fine Arts and since has won the Gold Medal at the Allied Artists of America, a first place, both at the Portrait Society of America's Member's show and the Salmagundi Club, People's Choice at the Connecticut Society of Portrait Artist, and has been a two time finalist at the National Sculpture Society and an award winner at the Art Renewal Center International Salon exhibitions.
Peter Simon Mühlhäußer
was born October 18th 1982 in Göppingen, an industrial city located in the southern part of Germany and close to the city of Stuttgart. From September of 2007 to May of 2009, Mühlhäußer had attended the New York Academy of (figurative) Art (NYAA) in NYC, through which he received a Master of Fine Arts degree in May of 2009. In addition to the degree, Mühlhäußer also earned 2 awards and graduated with the honor of Cum Laude. The first, The Walter Erlbacher Award complimented his understanding and execution of anatomy. The second award was a fellowship earning him the opportunity to study a third year at the academy during which he could reap the benefits of a supporting faculty and its artist community. At this time, Mühlhäußer is constructing a new body of work to be exhibited in his fellow show in September of 2010. www.petersm.com
Born in New York, Lori Shorin
earned her MFA at the University of Pennsylvania, she then taught at the New Hampshire Institute of Art. Her early works were primarily abstract, but in 2005 inspirations to create realistic figurative sculptures motivated her to apply to the Florence Academy of Art. Upon acceptance to the Florence Academy of Art, Lori, sold her house, pick-up truck and possessions and moved to Italy. She is currently the assistant teacher for the ecorche course at FAA and is moving back to the United States this summer. Lori’s work has been exhibited in the US and Italy, including The Islip Museum (NY), and in the permanent collection at the Mariposa Museum of International Culture (NH).
In 1970, having earned an MFA from Pratt Institute, and having been awarded several prestigious fellowships for his student work, the young Daniel Sinclair
conceived the idea of going to Pietrasanta, Italy to discover if there was anything further that he could learn about stone carving in the commercial studios there. Pietrasanta is a town renowned for its marble quarries and fine stone carving since Roman times. Trudging from studio to studio, portfolio in hand and speaking a rudimentary Italian, Daniel was met by unfailing patience from the Italian craftsmen, but soon found that finding a position there was not to be so easy. As the weeks went by, he resolved to focus his efforts on what he believed was the premier shop in the town, the studio of Pasquino Pasquini. Eventually, by dint of sheer persistence, he found a position there, that of floor sweeper. While performing this and other duties for which the management deemed him qualified, and assisting the skilled artisans, it began to dawn on him that, in spite of his academic achievements, "I knew nothing about stone, about tools, about craftsmanship. I knew nothing about art." Thus began an apprenticeship, which was to last for five years.