"...Often going unseen and unheard, we all contribute and make up this diverse and multi-faceted population..."
- Lori Horowitz, Long Island-based sculptural artist
"...Although my own journey was not as hard, I connect deeply with the stories of generations before me and those who make that journey today..."
-Shira Toren, Brooklyn artist
"...The core of most of my art projects is to make people re-assess their perspective, to look at the image and strip away old belief systems and take it in as what it is. Its an invitation to innocence..."
- Eva Mueller, Brooklyn photographer
"... My journey as an artist is not a guided one. It is guided by the courage to go out into the wilderness and unknown and find my place there..."
- Chris Davis, Brooklyn artist and educator
"...I feel a strong parallel between the making of a painting and the building of a wall, or a structure, an edifice..."
- New York artist and educator, Carol Diamond
"...More and more I see my work as mapping my inner spiritual journey."
- Lester Rapaport, New York painter
"... I like to tell stories with my work. I wanted to create a visual narrative of the place that is the land where my father was born and raised. To do this, I felt it was important to photograph both the environment and the people that inhabit that place."
- J. Raymond Mireles
"...Space and light are central to my work. I use them to create the forms of my husband’s body, and to capture the presence and essence of the Navy Yard’s industrial leviathans."
- Helen Selsden, Brooklyn painter
"...I’m imitating the process of how everything around us becomes what we see in that particular moment instead of just rendering the final result of that moment caught in time..."
- Paul Catalanotto, Brooklyn based artist & gallerist
"...There has to be a missing piece, a lack, maybe, for there to be any excitement or feeling at all. This, to me, is the essence of the idol: it’s an imitation of something that is far beyond our grasp.."
-Roman Kalinovski, Brooklyn painter and new media artist
"...There are universal experiences that we all share. I need the empirical before I feel moved enough to make something unless it’s an odd historical/myth story..."
- Karl Jones, Brooklyn-based artist
"...I’ve arrived at my personal style through a long winding path of exploration that has included photo realism..."
- Joel Adas, Brooklyn painter
"... There is a quiet wisdom in objects that calms a body down and allows one to be open to greater levels of conscious thought..."
- Patrick Todd, Brooklyn-based painter
"...I don't think 'I haven't any choice' or 'I need to express my feelings' rather it is just something I know that I do among the many other things in a day..."
-Bill Page, Brooklyn painter
"...I always try to explore my inner dimension first, trying to represent this reality the way I see it, discover part of me that are hidden..."
- Donatella Quintavalle, Brooklyn painter and conceptual artist
"...In choosing to reference certain songs, I address the black body in the current societal space..."
- Tariku Shiferaw, Brooklyn-based painter.
"Folks often remark 'Why do you call this series Oil Paintings of Animals' when they’re obviously people?” Perhaps that is part what I’m trying to do: help folks remember we’re all animals."- KellyAnne Hanrahan, Brooklyn-based painter and graphic designer
"...Currently I am exploring the idea a collaging my life events, colors I see, people in the street to forge some kind of bizarre reality with an icon-like quality..."
-Ethan Boisvert, Queens-based painter and multi-disciplinary artist.
"...Although specific aspects of my identity, such as being a woman and an immigrant, inform my work, I am also a part of a tradition of painting, and I try to assert my own voice while expanding on that tradition..."
-Hagar Sadan, Brooklyn-based painter & educator
"...I want my work to speak to my world, where blackness or darkness isn't just something ugly or bad, but is something whole and complex and beautiful..."
- Christa Pratt, Brooklyn-based painter