Maureen Shields, Heather Robinson, Ed Attanasio, and more!
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ABOUT THE ARTISTS
MAUREEN SHIELDS Artist Maureen Shields was born and raised in Southern California. She earned a BFA in Drawing and Painting from California State University Long Beach and a MFA from New York University.
She makes mixed media works on wood that combine paint, collage, handmade stickers, gold leaf, and glitter. Her printed matter and source material range from vintage LIFE magazines from the 1950s to vintage Playboy magazines from the 1970s and 80s.
She has shown work from California to New York: The Bedford Gallery (CA), Collector (CA), Rare Device (CA), The AG Gallery (NY), The Huntington Beach Art Center (CA), Swallow Gallery (CA), Studio Gallery (CA), Roy G Biv Gallery (OH), The Mushroom Gallery (NY), and 3rd Ward (NY). Her collage work was featured on the cover of Drink Me magazine in 2012.
Her work is on permanent view at Red Zebra Restaurant in Sleepy Hollow, NY. Her work is also part of the Capitol One Investing permanent collection in their San Francisco offices.
Maureen lives and works in San Francisco, California.
Heather studied architecture at Texas A&M University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, which gave her a love of structure and a fascination with how people choose to decorate the spaces and things around them. She has an indiscriminate love of pattern and color, adores the handmade and the accidental, and has a great fondness for the imperfect. Beginning her art practice in collage and mixed media, she transitioned to painting to have more control over colors and materials. Since 2007, she's been painting in her tiny studio within a gallery in the Mission Bernal neighborhood of San Francisco. She's a professionally-trained baker and enjoys travel as often as she possibly can manage it, studying foreign languages and collecting vintage (ie loud) neckties.
Ed Attanasio, 58, started sketching as a form of rehab after he had a mini-stroke on August 4, 2009. Little did this San Franciscan know that eventually his illustrations would lead to a career as an artist, astounding critics, gallery owners, his friends and even himself. Ed drew these characters only as part of his post-stroke therapy and today sells originals and prints for prices he could never envision. In 2013, Ed’s “Bushers” image became a graphic novel and shortly thereafter his art career really began to flourish. Known as “outsider art” or “folk art” Attanasio’s Post-It creations have sold online and through galleries in the U.S., UK, Australia, Germany and Russia, just to name a few. To contact Ed, visit his website at: www.my3x3world.com