Alessandra Torres was raised in Puerto Rico. She received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) in 2002, and a Master of Fine Arts in Sculpture at Virginia Commonwealth University in 2006 on a Jacob K Javits Memorial Fellowship. Torres’s performances, installations and photographs have been exhibited nationally and internationally.
The Patterson Residency Program provides a highly visible, intense and creative environment for the production of artwork in all media. Attracting artists from around Baltimore and the nation, the program is located at The Patterson, a historic former movie theater converted into a vibrant, community-based art center.
Meet The Artists:
Katie's most recent work explores movement, competitive roles, and instincts through large-scale paintings and drawings. Katie currently teaches drawing and painting classes at School 33 Art Center. She is a competitive, long-distance, open water swimmer and swim coach, which often influences and drives her work.
Jeffrey L. Gangwisch collaborates on diverse motion media projects with various cinema and performance groups for video installation, cinematic exhibition, and new media distribution.
Self-taught Francisco Loza creates Arte de Estambre, or Yarn Art, by working on wood surfaces which are covered with waxes used as the adhesive base onto which he intricately weaves together thread-by-thread colored yarn.
As an oil painter, Sam Allerton Green welcomes the paint's inevitable distortion on reality. He searches for the moment at which an object is defined, but also when its meaning, or purpose as an object, is blurred.
Raised in Manila, Philippines, Toym considers himself a storyteller in exile. He creates large scale public artworks of monuments and historical shrines but also dabbles with painting, filmmaking, and toy collecting.
Working mainly in oil on canvas, Kate's most recent paintings are pop-inspired high gloss abstractions that explore formal issues of color and surface. Her paintings have been exhibited throughout the mid-Atlantic.
Michael Owen is a contemporary painter whose work is found across galleries as well as the streets of the United States. Michael is the creator and lead artist of the Baltimore Love Project.
Christopher Kojzar received his B.A. in International Affairs and Economics from George Washington University in 2005 and studied fine arts in the Maryland Institute College of Arts Continuing Studies program from 2007-2009. He works in film and television and is currently working on the crew of Bravo. His visual medium includes drawing, digital media, film, and performance.