Charles Arnoldi, a nationally renowned painter and sculptor based in Los Angeles , was born April, 10, 1946 in Dayton, Ohio.  Now based in Venice, California, he has received numerous awards, including an Artist Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Maestro Fellowship from the California Arts Council, the John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship.  Arnoldi attended Chouinard Art Institute in Los Angeles in 1968.  He has been featured in numerous publications and museums nationwide.
  LA based artist, Edith Baumann has shown her paintings in gallery and museum shows for the last 35 years. From 1993 to the present, she has shown at Modernism in San Francisco, CA and many other exhibitions including Laguna Museum in Laguna, CA,  the Frankfurt Art Fair, Beatix Wilhem Gallery in Stuttgart, Germany, Michael Walls  Gallery in New York, NY and Abstract Options at the University Art Museum in Santa Barbara, CA curated by Frances Colpitt and Phyllis Plous. Publications include an Art in America review and catalog from the Beatix Wilhelm Gallery.
   Kimberly Brooks is a Los Angeles-based artist whose work has been featured in numerous juried exhibitions including jurors Chris Burden and curators from Whitney Museum of American Art, Museum of Modern Art, New York, California Institute of the Arts and Los Angeles County Museum of Art. She hosts weekly artist column called “First Person Artist” on the Huffington Post.  Brooks earned her B.A. In Literature from UC Berkeley (Valedictorian), trained in fine arts at Otis, UCLA and La Sorbonne, Paris. Her work has been featured in Art Ltd., Vanity Fair, New American Paintings and the Los Angeles Times among others.  Brooks maintains her studio in Venice, California.   She is represented by Taylor De Cordoba Gallery in Culver City, CA
  Adam Busch started shooting with a 4x5 pinhole camera, and had his first exhibition at when he was 10 years old. He had the opportunity to be mentored by Al Weber, Brett Weston, Paul Caponigro and including his father, noted photographer Douglas Busch.  He assisted with various photographic workshops in the Southwest.   Adam’s current format is 8x10 film.
  Los Angeles-based photographer Douglas Busch has exhibited internationally over the span of his 40 year career.  His work is in collections including the J.Paul Getty Museum, The Museum of Photographic Arts, and the Los Angeles County Museum among many others. He had a mid-career Retrospective show at the Wilhelm Hack Museum in 2004 accompanied by a 208 page book published by Edition Braus in Heidelberg, Germany.  His celebrated show at the Dusseldorf International Museum was accompanied by the book Italian Gardens.  he was Founder of de Golden Busch cameras, he maintains patents on cameras, lenses, and accessories for Large Format view cameras including the world’s largest portable view camera producing a negative 40 x60 inches.  He has taught workshops and lectured on photography throughout the United States and Europe.  His first book, In Plain Sight, was awarded the “best book by a small publisher” in 1992.  Busch lives and works in Malibu, California.  Busch holds a BFA and MFA from the University of Illinois.   
  Craig Butler's work explores the nefarious systems at work in society and on the individual in mixed media installations incorporating painting, drawing and photography. His bold, visual commentaries reflect his training as a graphic designer at Art Center College of Design in Pasadena. Butler's obsession with global warming led to the  "What Happens Next" series, showing at Arthaus. He has exhibited in solo shows at Gallery Optimist in Santa Monica, CA and at Risk Press Gallery in West Hollywood, CA as well as in groups shows at the Rizzoli Gallery in San Francisco, the Overtones Gallery in Venice, CA and as was part of a traveling show, which he also curated, that began at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland Ohio. He is based in Venice, CA.
  Tom Chapin was born in Buffalo, NY in 1954 and began working at 18. He was an itinerant carpenter for a time, designing and building a number of curious buildings across New England. Chapin became a sculptor at 33. He has exhibited in the U.S., the U.K., Belgium and Italy. He has won a Pollack-Krasner grant and the London Chelsea Art Council’s Portobello Prize, and is a MacDowell Fellow, among other awards. His work has been reviewed in The New York Times, The Chicago Tribune and The Boston Globe, as well as in English and Italian newspapers. His sculpture is in the permanent collections of the DeCordova Museum, The Addison Gallery of American Art, and a number of other museums in the U.S. as well as in corporate and private collections in the U.S., Europe and Asia. A fine carver of granite, stone, marble and wood, Chapin also works in bronze. The scale of his work ranges from miniature to megalithic granite on earthworks.
  Ford Gilbreath has made photographs, video and audio recordings in Seattle for the past 30 years.  In 2006, he was one of two photographers awarded the inaugural No Strings Foundation grant.  In 1999, Ford was selected to receive the Betty Bowen Award, given annually to one artist by the Seattle Art Museum. His photographs are in the permanent collection of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and the Public Art collections of the City of Seattle, City of Kent, King County and the State of Washington.  Ford has been associated with Blue Sky Gallery in Portland, Oregon since their inaugural show in 1975.  Blue Sky Gallery has published 4 books that have included photographs by Ford Gilbreath, one of which was devoted solely to his work, from 1975 to 1982.
  Myriam Holme (*1971 Germany), Academy of Fine Arts, Karlsruhe, Germany (1996-2002). Awards: 2005 Kunstfonds Bonn; 2009 Guest Professor at Academy of Fine Arts Karlsruhe; solo exhibition (selection): Kunstverein Ravensburg; Galerie Iris Kadel, Karlsruhe; "freestyle", Art Forum Berlin; "erdwärtsgespiegeltewege", Kunstverein Arnsberg; group exhibition (selection): Galeria Miejska, bwa Bydgoszcz; ArtHaus, Los Angeles; "forgotten bar project", in der Galerie im Regierungsviertel, Berlin; "Material Presence", Project Space 176, Zabludowicz Collection, London; Kunstverein Mannheim; "Auch das Unnatürlichste ist die Natur", Galerie Neff, Frankfurt a. M.
  Werner Huthmacher studied media design in the late 80’s in Germany and gained a sponsorship award for young German artists. His work had been shown in various exhibitions in Europe since then. As an architectural photographer he works for architects worldwide like Zaha Hadid or Herzog &de Meuron and is represented by Arturimages. He is a member of Loris, Galery for Fine Art, Berlin. As a part of the gallery he showed his work on several art fairs in Europe. Huthmachers new exhibition ‘The settled plan’ in cooperation with the artist Ulrike Ludwig is presented in two galleries in Berlin until February 7 2009  
  Born 1965 Ludwigshafen, Germany.1990-93 Education as a sculptor, studied 1994-2000 at the Academy of Fine Arts Brunswick, Fine Arts at Marina Abramovic and Birgit Hein. 2003-05 Lectures"Video-Art", College of education Heidelberg. 2005-06 Visiting professor  at the Academy of Fine Arts Brunswick and recently at the University of Applied Sciences Darmstadt. She curated since 2000 several shows in contemporary art in Ludwigshafen, Brunswick, Hannover and Darmstadt and is the artistic director of the shortfilm festival “Girls go Movie”. She received different fellowships including the prestigious “Kunstfonds, Bonn” 2005 and was in 2008 winner of the Biennale Videoprize, On Europe - 1.ª Bienal Internacional de Montijo, Portugal. Her Artwork was presented in shows in Germany, Belgium, the Netherlands, Japan, Portugal, Kenia, Poland and China.
  Venice-based artist E. F. Kitchen has exhibited nationwide at museums and galleries alike.  Kitchen’s work is in the collection of LACMA, New Orleans Museum of Art, Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY, and the French Museums Biblioteque National in Paris and the Musees D’Aurillac in Aurillac among others.  Her work has received wide exposure in publications including Angeles Magazine, The Male Figure (Rizzoli), View Camera and multiple Album covers.    
  Berlin-based artist Jenny Tall Kroftova has been exhibiting since 2002 in Germany, U.K. and the Czech Republic. She studied Visual Communication till March 2007 and finished with a self(s)experimental photo book "Have you got what it takes to be ... intersexy!" where she seeks for identity between the sexes, trying to create her own species. Other photo & mixed media projects include "Homeless at Home", "The Soul Travels 15 Miles Per Hour" and "Nightingales” focused on individuals in their micro/macro-cosmos and human relation. For Arthaus she is showing one photo out of the continuous series "LIKE HER" where she recreates scenes of her favorite female heroines.
  Los Angeles based photographer Robert Mack produced THE PERKINS PROJECT: NOT GUILTY BY REASON OF INSANITY, both a photographic study and documentary film on the patients at Maryland’s hospital for the criminally insane. The project received a fifty-nine image, nine-week exhibition at the Baltimore Museum of Art some of which was included in the museum’s permanent collection. Also a filmmaker, Robert has produced, directed, and developed films on such subjects as insanity, racism, faith, and death. The Haiku Someone Said is part of Robert Mack’s ongoing art project, THE BED SERIES.  His fine art work has been shown at various galleries in the United States and in Europe. In 2008: both his photography and haiku video installation were shown at Berlin’s Spesshardt-Klein Gallery and at the Berlin Film Festival as an artist collaborator on the  project. His “Haiku Someone Said” was a juried winner of LACDA’s recent international digital competition, selected by Howard Fox, senior curator of contemporary art at LACMA. Both The Getty and MoMA senior curators of photography recently requested Robert’s photography portfolio for review. 
  Gwynn Murrill’s work bridges figurative and abstract sculpture. Her animal figures serve as points of departure for the exploration of form, becoming vessels, which reduced to their most basic lines and shapes, elegantly echo the essence of her subject. Gwynn Murrill’s first solo show was at Rico Mizuno’s Los Angeles gallery in 1972.  She has presented over 36 solo shows and has been involved in more than 50 group exhibitions. In December 2005, Gwynn unveiled her large, open-air, installation: ‘Cougar Pond’ a fountain piece, which combines sculpture with architectural elements. Murrill’s work is held by numerous private collections and can been seen in number of public commissions throughout the U.S. and internationally. She has been the recipient of the Guggenheim Fellowship, a Prix di Roma Fellowship from the American Academy in Rome, and purchase awards from the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.   Currently, Murrill is once again making her mark working through a number of southern California public art projects. Her remarkable Bighorn Fountain and pair of expansive relief commissions for The Montana complex in Pasadena, CA were unveiled to close out 2008.
  Juergen Nogai was born in Germany, where he has spent most of his professional life.  Beginning his own studio more than 30 years ago doing fine art photography, he branched out into advertising and architectural work.  He specialized in art photography working for museums and private collectors.  Juergen relocated to Los Angeles in 2000, and began a rewarding collaboration with Julius Shulman, which continues to this day.  As well as working on his own assignments, projects and books for Harry N. Abrams, TASCHEN , Juergen and Julius have produced books, publications, numerous magazine features and countless private assignments together.  Exhibitions venues include the Design and Architecture Museum in Frankfurt, Germany in Fall of 2005, Barnsdall Municipal Gallery, Craig Krull Gallery Bergamont Station, and another up-coming show at Craig Krull Gallery in Spring 2009. The Artist portraits presented were produced for the book VENICE CA. Art and Architecture in a Maverick Community, for Harry N. Abrams, New York). The portraits are a continuing project.
  Swedish-born Bertil Petersson’s sculptures are a contradiction of gravity and lightness, motion and stasis, and our perception of them combined has been the central part of his investigation.  A graduate of the Otis College of Art and Design,  he has performed pieces for KPFK Radio, LA, Public Radio in Hilversum, Netherlands, and video works at The Museum Of Modern Art,  Stockholm. Petersson participated in the First International Video Conference with Nam June Paik and Kit Galloway in Paris, and did a solo show at Gallery Clichy the same year. Other shows include exhibitions in Stockholm, Paris, New York, Vancouver, Tokyo, Amsterdam and Hilversum, Holland.  Has also performed at the National Theater in Japan and round the world sponsored by Sony. Recent works include a series in steel plates that will be for outdoor space, including a show at Garrison Art Center, in Garrison New York. He lives an works in New York and LA.  
  Marc Räder studied photography at the Folkwang-School in Essen/Germany as well at California College of Arts, San Francisco/USA. In 2000 he received the Krupp Scholarship Award for contemporary photography from the Folkwang Museum Essen. His photographs have been shown widely in Germany, Europe, America and Asia at places such as the Photographers Gallery, London, and Reis Engelorn Museums, Mannheim. His artwork is further included in private and public collections like the Museum of Modern Art, New York, Hallmark Photographic Collection and Sammlung Landesbank Baden-Württemberg. Räder has also released several books like ‘Scanscape’ (1999) or ‘Mallorca - Island in Progress’ which was recently published by Nazraeli Press, Portland (2007).
  September 1st to october 31st 2008 berlin was the place to be when the streetart installation public viewing 01 took place. at three different locations a bare house wall was decorated by an oversize polaroid printed on truck tarp showing portraits of 3 young people. for two months these 6 saucer eyes had an eye on the street life of the city of berlin. they gazed, stared and spied at everyone and everything passing by. or they simply ignored it. who is this guy? do i know her? is it an advertisement? what is it about? these pictures give ample scope for one’s own imagination and interpretation. watch and be watched. an exhibition which is accessible for everyone and also brings polaroids back to life.
  Stefanie Schneider lives and works in Los Angeles and Berlin. Her scintillating situations take place in the American West. Situated on the verge of an elusive super-reality, her photographic sequences provide the ambience for loosely woven story lines and a cast of phantasmic characters. Schneider works with the largely uncontrollable chemical mutations of expired polaroid film stock. Schneider’s images refuse to succumb to reality, they keep alive the confusions of dream, desire, fact, and fiction. Stefanie Schneider received her MFA in Communication Design at the Folkwang Schule Essen, Germany. Her work has been shown at the Museum for Photography, Braunschweig, Museum für Kommunikation, Berlin, the Institut für Neue Medien, Frankfurt, the Nassauischer Kunstverein, Wiesbaden, Kunstverein Bielefeld, Museum für Moderne Kunst Passau, Les Rencontres d'Arles. Publications include 29 PALMS, CA, Pocket Polaroid Series #004, published by SCHWARZERFREITAG, Berlin, 2008, STRANGER THAN PARADISE, Hatje Canz Verlag, 2006,  WASTELANDS, Edition Braus, 2006, 29 Palms, CA, galerie kaempft, basel, 2004.  |
  Joachim Seinfeld graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Florence, Italy with a degree in painting. At the beginning of the 90ies he started combining painting and photography by applying photographic emulsions to his pictures. Since then the use of silver gelatine emulsion is characteristic for his work. Joachim took part in the International Biennial of Contemporary Art at the National Gallery in Prague or the exhibition 4 KS 2/63 – 40 Years of Auschwitz Trial at the Martin-Gropius-Museum in Berlin. He has received numerous awards including the Heinrich Heine prize of the city of Augsburg (1994). He has performed and lectured all over Europe including the Zacheta National Gallery Warsaw, the Jagiellonian University in Krakow, Trafo Gallery, Budapest, Tacheles and Berlin. His works are included in the collections is of Städtische Galerie Lüdenscheid, the Jewish Museum and the National Gallery in Prague, the Collection Gomes de Pinho (Institute Seralves), Porto and in numerous private collections. His Golem pictures were used for the New English edition of the Golem by G. Meyrink at Tartarus Press.  
  Chicago based photographer and graphic designer is represented at artHaus with images from his City Rain series. Bill is known for his performance photography, fine art imagery, book design and various art consulting projects. The City Rain series has been shown at the traveling show The Grammar of Landscape, at The State of Illinois Museum Gallery, at Artroplis Chicago, the Ysla Battrell Gallery, The Art of Photography exhibit in San Diego, Unscene Chicago, the Chicago Art Source gallery and was featured in the Communication Arts Photography Annual, 2008. The exhibit En Route: Visions of the American Landscape at The University of St Francis in Joliet, IL, runs February 13 – March 14, 2009.
  Wax, a resident of Palo Alto, is familiar to many as an architectural photographer and for his work in the best-selling book “Eichler Homes” (Chronicle Books, 1995). Over the years, fine art photography has become his consuming passion, and led to the prints comprising the core of this exhibit. Wax obtained his degree in graphic design from Cooper Union School for the Advancement of Science and Art in New York City. He spent much of his early professional career with advertising firms working for corporate pharmaceutical clients. After moving to the Bay Area his work attracted the attention of architects and building contractors, and led to a long career in the field, including several years as Assistant Professor in graphic design at San Jose State University.
  Legendary photographer Al Weber has built a substantial body of work over his sixty year career, including aerial photography, architectural photography and the subtle imagery of the American Southwest. Raised in Colorado, he holds degrees in Photography and Education. He is based in Carmel California.
  Born in 1976 in Osnabrück, Germany, Sascha has exhibited all throughout Europe including Solo Shows at Museum für Photographie, Braunschweig, Engel-Reiss-Museum, and Kunstverein Wolfenbüttel, in Germany; Gallery Toni Tapies, Barcelona, FOAM, Amsterdam and Museum Ludwig in Budapest.  “Sascha Weidner stages the beauty of the small and the detailed; removed from the fast pace of daily life, from which these motifs were taken.” -Dorothea Schone, LACMA