Sprout Gallery continues to show work of new and emerging artists and student artists in RI. We are pleased and excited to be highlighting these 3 artists in May. Be sure to make them one of your Gallery Night stops on May 19, 2016.
Jennifer Almeida is a printmaker, bookbinder, and stained glass artist. She received a BFA from The University of the Arts in Philadelphia in 2006 and has been working in New England since then. Her work includes a wide range of 2-D and 3-D pieces which she pursues exhibiting annually. In addition to her own artwork Jennifer works educating children in after school programs in RI and is the studio manager for a local artist.
Sienna Myoung Su Ko is exhibiting one comprehensive work made up of 5 large painting, Wave I, Wave II, Wave IV, Wave V, Wave VI all made of acrylic on canvas. She is a student at RISD.
Hollis Machala is an emerging artist in New England. She is an Artist Member of the Rhode Island Watercolor Society. Her works are featured on her online store and she participates in annual art shows. Hollis offers a vibrant view; using the medium of watercolor to vividly depict still life, landscapes, macro subjects (close ups) and architecture; using her graphic & interior design knowledge and travels, as a guide to style and composition. Hollis received her bachelor’s degree in interior design from Mount Ida College in 2006. She began painting with watercolor after working and mentoring with Frank M. Costantino at his architectural illustration and fine art firm from 2007 to 2010. Hollis has since found and continues to craft her unique expressions with watercolor.
Jamie Derr, a native to Bristol, Rhode Island, is a professional singer/songwriter turned visual artist who predominately paints portraiture and nautical scenes using oil, acrylics and watercolor paints. Growing up in her parents’ bakery near the Bristol harbor serves as an inspiration for her to capture the beauty of the ocean on canvas. Jamie is also very intrigued by the human face and gained tactile experience working as a freelance make-up artist for numerous years including film and runway.
After completing a BA from Wellesley College in 2012, she continues to enhance her natural ability by taking both private lessons and attending workshops. Jamie recently exhibited her work at Wellesley College, Attleboro Arts Museum, Hope Gallery in Bristol R.I, Spring Bull Gallery on Bellevue Avenue in Newport, R.I, the juried exhibit FACES at Post Office Gallery in Provincetown, MA and is currently working on a piece for the ANGELS benefit and exhibit at Larkin Gallery in Provincetown, MA. Jamie also recently participated and displayed her work at the annual Paint off event at Dryden Gallery to help benefit the Providence Rotary Club.
Kyle Stockford is a Boston based Fine Art 2D painting major at Massachusetts College of Art and Design. He has experience showing his art in galleries in Massachusetts. He is excited for the opportunity to show a few pieces at Sprout in Providence. As a painter he currently works on building form through values, light and color. Showing his art with Sprout allows him to broaden his horizons in terms of networking and feedback.
Rachel B. Bell is a native of Rhode Island. While a student at Lincoln School in Providence, she discovered photography. She continued her artistic studies at Smith College in Northampton, MA. In addition to photography, she studied offset printmaking.
Since graduating from Smith College in 2004, Rachel has worked as a website and graphic designer. She is also a director for SBR (Service By Referral) Network.