FUSEDChicago members organized alphabetically by last names: G-J
Artist Listings on this page: Shelley Gilchrist, Ken Gold*, Kari Hall, Carol Hamilton, Brad Hook, Nikkole Huss, Bridgette Guerzon Mills, Cindy Jevon*, Katsy Johnson
*Artist information coming soon
Using organic materials – wood and wax – I create work inspired by the natural environment. My abstract sculptural paintings often allude to land- or seascapes. By making shaped segments, I create an interplay of foreground and background, and the wall space becomes an integral design element. Meaning is derived from color, texture, shape, and from the interdependency of form and space. (Founder/president of FUSEDChicago)
Website: www.shelleygilchrist.com E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
My artwork is a personal dialogue that reaches into the stillness and beauty of the natural world. Through both imagery and medium, I create organic pieces that speak to the cycles of life, memory, and the passage of time. I build up layers of encaustic paint with photographic images to create depth in both form and meaning. I seek to create something that is neither abstract nor realistic, but rather a marriage of the two.
Website: www.guerzonmills.com Email: email@example.com
The art-making process is a visual and emotional unfolding. The depth of my life is what I present — personal memories and honest expression, revealed through a landscape of color, light, texture, and dimension. My decisions are informed by intuitive thought and emotion. I melt, carve, and transform layers of wax to expose luminous color and texture. I’m guided to a place — real or imagined, simple or complex. This process encourages a thought-provoking journey and allows my natural creative mind to spill open.
Website: www.karihall.com Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
I’m an award winning artist who has been painting most of my life. After receiving my MFA in painting, I traveled and taught art. My work is in private collections and public collections in Wyoming and Arizona. I’m part of the Starline Factory Gallery artists and maintain a studio in Harvard, IL where I work and teach encaustics.
I have always been directed towards surface, unconventional materials and process. Encaustic gives me the opportunity to create new surfaces, distress and even destroy them to represent the imperfections and richness of wear and age.
I often shift between intersecting regions of drawing, painting, photography, fiber and installation while favoring the use of wax for its organic and tactile qualities. Imagery of topographical terrain and outer space phenomena from Google Earth, Hubble Space Telescope and my personal telescope are manipulated and connected to the fragility and vulnerability of the natural environment further exemplified by a duality of inner strength, adaptability and resiliency.
Website: www.nikkolehuss.com Email: email@example.com
Website: katsyjohnson.com Email: firstname.lastname@example.org