Victoria Urrutia

Sandra Rivera

Marina Kuchinski

Neville Barbour

In 2022 Gallery One announced their Visiting Artist Program for exhibiting artists. Exhibiting artists are invited to submit proposals to make work at Gallery One with the option of lodging with Punch Projects, to interact with our creative community and learn about central Washington. The purpose of this program is to introduce central Washington to new and diverse perspectives, enrich our community through dialogue, and to create deeper, more meaningful connections with each other through art

2022 Residents include:

Victoria Urrutia

Victoria Urrutia is an artist, designer, and recent graduate from Central Washington University with a BFA in Graphic Design. Victoria is a first generation Mexican-American artist born in California, and raised in Washington. Her work is a large exploration of different mediums and subject matters. Much of the work revolves around portraiture, questioning what is the definition of femininity and presenting, mainly ethnic, women in the powerful poses of historical portraiture. The mediums she works with include: Oils, acrylics, gouaches, inks, alcohol markers, digital painting and much more. Victoria aims to make her work moving forward an exploration of how to combine design principles into the process of a physical painting. Some artists that are incredibly influential to her work include Kehinde Wiley, Andy Warhol, Frida Kahlo, Jean-Michel Basquiat, John Singer Sargent, Claude Monet, and many more. Her art is created to showcase the strength in the female form that was so often diminished to a dainty delicacy in traditional historical portraiture. So often the portraits make direct eye contact with the viewer, exhibiting confidence and an unbothered nature. These paintings are often bright and detailed yet expressive and grounded.

RESIDENCY DATES: June 13 – July 3, 2022

Sandra Rivera

Sandra creates handmade collages with images found in magazines, newspapers and online. Based on some of the environmental issues we face, her collage compositions are the result of multiple layers of photos coming together to form a single image. The contrast and shifts in scale are apparent in her work. She chooses to work in photography because it allows her to share with viewers the way she feels about the world we live in. By informing viewers of these issues, she hopes to inspire people to think about possible solutions.

RESIDENCY DATES: June 20 – July 11, 2022

Marina Kuchinski

Marina Kuchinski is a visual artist practicing in ceramics, mixed media and installation. She primarily handbuilds and sometimes slip-casts animal and human forms. Animal and human subjects are used to explore various issues, be they social or psychological. Kuchinski exhibited extensively throughout the United States and abroad in solo and group exhibitions, including The State Museum of Pennsylvania, The Plains Art Museum, San Diego Art Institute, European Cultural and Technological Centre in Slovenia, Beit Aharon Kahana in Israel, American Museum of Ceramic Art, Kohler Arts Center, Chester Springs Studio, Intermedia Arts, Afro-American Cultural Center, Northern Clay Center, The Clay Studio of Missoula, Baltimore Clayworks, and featured NCECA exhibitions, including the NCECA Biennial. Publications include Ceramics Monthly, Ceramics Art and Perception, Ceramics Now Magazine, The Boston Globe and The Philadelphia Inquirer. Kuchinski received numerous grants and awards, including Jerome and McKnight grants, juried exhibitions, and was a guest artist at a number of colleges and universities. Kuchinski has been an artist-in-residence at the Kohler Arts Center, Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts, Chester Springs Studio, Northern Clay Center and New Harmony Clay Project. She earned her BFA from Bezalel Academy of Art and Design in Jerusalem and her MFA from Penn State University. Kuchinski is a Professor of Art at the College of DuPage living in the Chicago area.  http://marinakuchinski.com/

RESIDENCY DATES: July 6-26, 2022

Neville Barbour

Neville Barbour is a Washington, DC native who uses charcoal portraiture to draw on the virtues of ambivalence that we experience as people in this world. He believes that the past remains with us for a reason. We must choose how to reinterpret this past.  We must process it so that we can move forward. He has participated in over 23 domestic and international juried exhibitions and recently exhibited at the Museum of Science + Industry in Chicago, IL for their “2022 Black Creativity exhibition”. Neville has a piece in the permanent collection at the David Driskell Center for the Study of Visual Arts & Culture of African Americans and the African diaspora. https://www.nevillebarbour.com/

RESIDENCY  DATES: July 31 – August 14, 2022

More coming soon!

This program is made possible with funding from Ellensburg Arts Commission and the Robert B McMillen Foundation. Thank you to our partner organization, Punch Projects, for providing housing for resident visiting from outside the region.