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|June Kosloff||Sara Guerrero Ripberger||Antony Nunziata||Maria Liebana||John Baber|
June Kosloff is a mixed media artist and curator based in LIC, Queens. June attended the HS of Art & Design in NYC, holds a BALA from SUNY Purchase, and studied at the Arts Students League. As an artist, June’s work is based on the natural world: she is currently working on a variety of animal and environmental series in mixed media. Her work is in numerous private collections
June is a former music business executive with over 15 years’ experience in marketing, sales, and artist development. June has worked with the Verve, Ben Harper, Iggy Pop, Blur, David Gray, John Hammond, Cracker, David Bowie, Janet Jackson, Gorillaz, Massive Attack and more.
In 2004, June curated “The Lubinsky Experience” in 2004 at Local Project, and her art adventures began. June officially joined the LP Board in 2010 and has curated multiple visual arts exhibitions since 2004.
She produced the Music Under the 7 series from 2011 through 2016. In 2014, and co-produced the studio CD Crossroads, featuring emerging poets and musicians from all over the globe.
Additionally, June is the executor of her late Uncle Dick Lubinsky’s art, which has been shown at Fountain House Gallery, Outsider Art Fair, American Visionary Art Museum, Erie Art Museum, and is in numerous private collections.
You can follow June on Instagram: @jkosart
See her work https://www.junekosloff.com/
Maria Liebana is a multidisciplinary artist and arts educator living and working in New York City. Her studio is based in Long Island City, Queens. She has a BFA in Art and Design education from Pratt Institute and MFA in Studio art from Maine College of Art. Liebana currently teaches art at a private school in Chelsea.
Her artwork has been shown at a Paradice Palase, Art Institute of America, Field Projects, Trestle Gallery, ICA in Portland, ME, Local Project Art Space and many more. This year she participated in Every Woman Biennial, and Latinx exhibition curated by Cristina Ferrigino at La Bodega Gallery.
She is a recipient of 2018 Queens Council on the Arts New Work Artist Grant and attended Vermont Studio Center and Pickwick Independent Press residency programs.
You can follow her on Instagram @yolabola and see her artwork at http://www.marialebana.com
|Orestes Gonzalez is an Architect, Photographer & Writer.
As an Architect, he has restored over 30 townhouses in Harlem, Brooklyn & Queens, NY. His restaurant designs include Malbec & Tango House in NYC, Crescent Grill, & Sage General Store in LIC, New York.
He has been a roving photographer for the past 30 years, covering over 32 countries. His specific interest is capturing mans need in leaving a mark on this world and the constant changes in traditions as a result of technology & communication.
His monthly photo column , “ORESTES’LIC” in the LIC COURIER MAGAZINE, presents images of Long Island City, Queens and its constituents during this time of transition.
He is a contributing photographer to CASA FOA , Buenos Aires, and a past contributing editor for Casa & Hogar Magazine.
His photography has been shown and published extensively, including The Miami Herald, and El Clarin & La Nacion newspapers in Argentina.
His first book of photography,“Street Life”, is currently available on his website.
Orestes Gonzalez is represented by the Barbara Gillman Gallery in Miami, and The Jeffrey Leder Gallery in LIC, NY.
He divides his time between New York City & Miami.