Artists Archive - Recology
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Growing up as a homeschooled kid raised by TV, my father, a photographer, sparked my fascination with photography and cinematography. The notion that I could create something as resonant as the TV shows that shaped my childhood excited me and fueled my desire to create and share stories. I tell stories visually through surreal colored […]

Nimah Gobir is an artist and educator based in Oakland, California. Gobir’s work explores how she came to inherit the complexities and nuances of her Black identity from her family. Artworks source her siblings’ and Nigerian-born parents’ memories while honoring their individual experiences and essential humanity. Drawing from personal and autobiographical histories, Gobir imbues paintings […]

Nasim Moghadam, a multidisciplinary installation-based artist, explores discrimination, hyphenated identity, and women’s constraints in her work, crafting narratives inspired by global endeavors for women’s unalienable rights. Meticulously exploring materials symbolizing femininity and societal constraints, she seeks a transformative shift at Recology, allowing materials to guide her creative process and shape the trajectory of her work. […]

Deena Qabazard is a Kuwaiti American interdisciplinary artist. She blends photography, textiles, and dance in installations that experiment with the nature of the body, breath, and mortality. Her experience living alternately between California and Kuwait imbues her work with strange familiarity, accentuates her hyphenated identity, and evokes the body in motion across shifting landscapes. Qabazard’s […]

Bhumikorn Kongtaveelert (he/him) is an artist working in painting, immersive installation, and system thinking. By examining personal family archives and cultural objects related to post-natural disaster recovery, he searches for futurities through intergenerational resilience and examines failures in the current political theory. Kongtaveelert’s meditation on collective memory imbued in objects and commodities reflects his hopes […]

Kelley Finley is an interdisciplinary artist who primarily works in sculpture, textiles, and performance. She uses labor, talismans, rituals, and locations to both examine and archive the experiences of mixed identity, immigration, racial melancholy, and the female Asian diaspora. These diasporic experiences are venerated and tenderly held within the sculptural, anthropomorphic containers she makes, creating […]

Ron Moultrie Saunders is a photographic artist who creates photograms: photographs that are made without the use of a camera. His work explores story and mythology as a gateway to talk about cultural history, family mythology, and personal identity. For his residency, Saunders will use materials to create alternative process prints that celebrate the stories, […]

Bryan Keith Thomas was born in Dyersburg, Tennessee and received his MFA from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Thomas currently resides in Oakland, California, where he works as a Professor of Fine Art within the Painting and Drawing and Critical Ethnic Studies departments at the California College of the Arts in San Francisco, CA. Thomas’ […]

Nicolaus Chaffin is a multidisciplinary artist who enlists materials and production methods that embrace wear, marred surfaces, stains, failure and complete disruption through performative productions and actions. Concerned with examining strategies of queer visibility, labor and communication, Chaffin views his practice as a meditation on the invisible labor of his queer forefolks – those who […]

Michelle “Meng” Nguyen is a Vietnamese American designer, illustrator, and sign painter, born and raised in San Francisco, California. She enjoys working with various mediums and surfaces, welcoming the blend of traditional methods of sign painting with what modern technologies and tools can offer. Her work often involves humor, wordplay, and aspects of her Vietnamese […]