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About Us

UnFramed is a online artist-lead gallery dedicated to the celebration of art and creativity. We’re here to provide a platform for good work, an online gallery with curated exhibitions – online, with a reach that exceeds that of a physical gallery. We are a showcase for what is being produced by artists from everywhere, giving people a chance to see art that may not be trending or popular where they live.

Here we’ll provide a context in which to view the work, to create a forum for thinking and talking about the work. We’ll show art that provokes comment as well as appreciation, that challenges thought and opinion, that showcases its own aesthetics and practitioners, and that provides a venue for those whose work might not otherwise be experienced.

Join us in  viewing this work, in creating a dialogue and excitement around the art. Let’s raise the bar for experiencing art online, and for interactions about today’s artwork and artists.

Unframed Contributors

 

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Adrian Aguirre was born in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico and is currently living in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. In 2009, he received an MFA from the College of Visual Arts at the University of North Texas and a BFA from New Mexico State University in Graphic Design. has tried to play a positive role as an artist by creating work that deals with issues inherent to social concerns and by participating in projects that would directly benefit local communities. While his work addresses sociopolitical issues and current events, he is more interested in creating a link between the viewer and the figures represented, humanizing the political issues by emphasizing their effect on people. In addition to studio work, Aguirre has taken part in several murals and community art projects in New Mexico, Texas, Pennsylvania and Venezuela. As a designer, Adrian enjoys working for non-profits, artists and galleries to create websites, catalogs, and other print material. www.adrianaguirre.com 

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Zoe Spiliotis is an artist living in Philadelphia. Her work is based on mathematical principles exploring the principles of repetition, symmetry, movement and visual perception through the use of geometric patterns. She holds an AS in Graphic Design, a BFA at Moore College of Art and Design in Philadelphia and an MFA from New Mexico State University. During her time at Moore she was fortunate to work with Projects Gallery in Philadelphia to learn about curating and gallery operations. She was also able to participate on a number of public murals with acclaimed Philadelphia artists, which lead to mural commissions in New Mexico, Texas and Pennsylvania.

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Jean Wilkey is an American artist based in New Mexico.  She earned a bachelor of fine arts and master of education degrees before embarking on a period of travel that included living and working in Honduras, Costa Rica and Israel. In 2008 she was awarded a Master of Fine Arts degree in painting from New Mexico State University. Wilkey has exhibited nationally and internationally, and her work is in private collections around the world.  She is a member of the Border Artists and is a founding member of the Praxis Collective, a group of women dedicated to artistic practice, education and scholarship. She currently lives in Las Cruces, NM and teaches drawing and painting at the University of Texas at El Paso and New Mexico State University.www.jeanwilkey.com

Natash-ThumbnailNatasha Mell-Taylor  is a mixed media artist living in Philadelphia. She received her Masters of Fine Art from Massachusetts College of Art and Design, and Bachelors from Moore College in 2006. She has shown Nationally and Internationally including in Philadelphia, New York, London and Japan. Mell-Taylor is also the founder of Assorted in Philadelphia, a pop up gallery in the city. Natasha’s paintings explore ideas of dystopian universes based on events in everyday life. Her work is influenced by pop culture, pollution, and how people interact with each other. Mell-Taylor currently teaches throughout the city including Fleisher Art Memorial and PAEP. www.natashamelltaylor.com 
Dirdriksen-Maryann-ThumbMaryann Didriksen Maryann Didriksen is a contemporary artist working in pastel and oil. Before returning to painting full-time, Maryann worked as an Art Director and freelance graphic designer. She holds a BFA from AlfredUniversity and is a signature member of the Pastel Society of  New Jersey. Maryann is a member of ArtSpace Studio, Studio  Montclair and The Center for Contemporary Art. In addition to painting she writes about her work and her struggle to balance art and life on her blog Maryann Didriksen Painter. She lives and works in Rockaway Township, New Jersey.  www.maryanndidriksen.com