Teacher Type: Printmaking

Mark Cohen

Mark Cohen is an award-winning graphic designer, marketing communications executive, teacher, painter, and printmaker. His subject matter utilizes contemporary and past iconic figures from all walks of life, including politics, popular culture, entertainment, and war and peace. Most of his paintings are strikingly large scale, monochromatic works. They have energy, impact, and size. They exhibit a sparse and concise pictorial composition that combines abstract expressionism and pop art in their execution. In these works, viewers can investigate issues of anti-Semitism, genocide, and bigotry. By using art to examine these issues, he hopes to remind viewers that we live in a world of continuing hateful biases that result in senseless killings around the world and that we should end hatred and promote understanding toward all people.

 

Mark Cohen

Naomi Wallen

Naomi Wallen  is  a  native  South  Floridian  artist  with  a  bachelor’s  degree  in  studio  art  from  Palm  Beach  Atlantic  University, working primarily  in  printmaking and ceramics. Concerned with archetypes and storytelling, Naomi enjoys creating compositions that elevate mundane objects into things of beauty and contemplation. Believing in the philosophy that the artist imbues their work with life, she strives for work that speaks for itself and retains what she calls “the stamp of human hands.” Approaching form as a translation of visual narrative, she seeks the distillation of meaning that hides within and communicates to the viewer silently and of its own accord.

Naomi Wallen