Teacher Type: Printmaking

Juan Bernal

Juan Bernal, architect painter and photographer has over 40 years of experience in architectural and interior design. He has shown his artistic work in both individual and collective shows around the world. His paintings are about the beauty of nature and importance of simple things; elements of nature that we usually take for granted, and whose beauty we don’t take time to observe.

Juan Bernal

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.

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Mark Cohen

Otto Rutt

Otto Rutt is a US Marine Corps fighter pilot turned painter and printmaker. He completed his MFA at Florida Atlantic University in 2020. Bolder is better in Rutt’s overarching aesthetic. Abstraction is strategically deployed as uniquely equipped to capture multiple meanings simultaneously and expressively. His dramatic art is heightened by large scale, strident colors, physical expression, and strong materials. Significant themes – life and death, passion and tragedy – are pulled from literature and personal experience.  As Rutt states, “I am inspired by dramatic scenes from literature. New worlds are painted in my mind that I then work to express dynamically through my art.” In one series, Rutt completed a series of fifteen paintings inspired by transcendence in Hamlet. These works bristle with raw emotion which is communicated through vibrant color and aggressive applications of paint or ink, reflecting physical and spiritual turmoil. His education includes degrees from the University of Chicago (’94) and Harvard (’82).

Otto Rutt

Pavel Ouporov

Russian-born Pavel Ouporov studied at the renowned Moscow Surikov State Academy Art Institute—one of Russia’s two institutions of higher arts education and part of the Russian Academy of Arts established in 1757 by Peter the Great. At the age of 11, Ouporov won admittance into the Moscow State Academy Art Lyceum, graduated at 18, and earned a Master of Fine Arts from the Moscow Surikov State Academy Art Institute.

Ouporov received national and international recognition, working with his partner until 2019. Museum exhibitions include the Library of Congress and Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC; Museum of Contemporary Art, Goldman Warehouse and Bass Museum, Miami; Historical Museum of the City of Vienna; World Financial Center, NY; Institute of Contemporary Art, Moscow; Passage de Retz, Paris; Boston Center for the Arts; Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art and Design, Kansas City; and the Frye Art Museum, Seattle. Their works are in the permanent collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Harvard University Fogg Art Museum, the Library of Congress, New York Public Library, NY, and The State Russian Museum in St. Petersburg, among others. They are one of ten international artists featured in Gustav Klimt: The Ronald S. Lauder and Serge Sabarsky Collections monograph that explores Klimt’s influence among today’s leading contemporary artists. Their work has been reviewed extensively in many publications such as Art In America, ArtNews, The New York Times, The New Yorker, and featured on PBS and Public Affairs Television.  Awards include a NY Artist’s Fellowship, Mid-Atlantic Visual Arts Grant and a South Florida Cultural Consortium Fellowship for Visual and Media Artists. A comprehensive hard cover publication, As Above, So Below: Recent Work by Scherer & Ouporov, was released in conjunction with their solo exhibition at the Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art at Auburn University. The artists’ paintings are represented by ACA Galleries in New York and Arden Gallery in Boston.  Their original prints are represented by the Mezzanine Gallery of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.

Pavel Ouporov

Ron Garrett

Ron Garrett is an artist, printmaker, and educator who has exhibited in numerous solo and group shows over his 30 year art career. He was a visiting artist sojourn to Bangalore, India, where he curated a touring international exhibition of American printmakers. He has an MFA in printmaking from Kent State University, OH, and a BFA from Guilford College, Greensboro, NC. He also studied drawing and painting at Ringling College of Art and Design in Sarasota, FL. Currently, Ron is founder of Raga Press, a fine art printmaking atelier in Boca Raton, Florida. Its mission is to be an advocate in South Florida for traditional printmaking processes and limited edition hand pulled works of art.

Ron Garrett