Artists

Cody Abrachinsky

An artist residing in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, Abrachinsky graduated from Moravian College with a BFA.

“My gestural abstract paintings vary in scale from small wood panel to large format canvases often utilizing acrylic, spray paint, charcoal and ink. My process also incorporates pouring techniques, with flow enhancing mediums, which allows me to create delicate veils of color coupled with silkscreen printing. I experiment with atmospheric spray paint, gritty chalk drawing, spindly line work. Gloss varnish and resin seal the surface; giving the work a glass-like effect. I draw influence from the aesthetic intricacies of places I’ve traveled to throughout my life. Some works capturing the bright lights of New York City and Los Angeles. Others represent the vast contemporary space of desert towns like Palm Springs.”

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Nina Boodhansingh

An Artist/Muralist based in Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania, Boodhansingh is also the Co-Owner, Director & Curator of Midnight Gallery. 

 

"My work is inspired by nature, skyscapes, landscapes, microscopic images, and the cosmos. Each painting represents familiar elements within an abstract world. The surface of the work has a tangible texture built with paint, various gel mediums, sand, and/or gold leaf. Modeling layers, dimensions, and illusions of space in the painting, the finished pieces suggest parallel, yet distant, worlds. Evoking a dream-like quality, there is a mood of calmness in each piece. 

Aside from painting, I work with collage, mixed media and drawing. I began mural work and painting/decorating home interiors in 2021. In my free time I love gardening, tending to my plethora of house plants, hiking, exploring nature, roller skating, baking, spending time with family and friends and my pup ...and let's not forget eating. I love food."

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Andi Grunberg

Grunberg is a sculptor and mixed media artist living and working in the Lehigh Valley. She was born and raised in Allentown, Pennsylvania. Art has been a large part of her life since childhood; learning about and creating art has always been integral to her daily life. Andi holds a Master's degree in Psychology, as well as two Bachelor’s degrees, one in Psychology and one in Art with a focus on metalsmithing. At the intersection of Art and Psychology is the Self, art creates the path towards deep introspection of our lives, the world, and the spirituality and power of women. In celebration of this, her work focuses on the expression of the Divine Feminine. Using a variety of mediums, Andi is committed to unearthing and expressing the Goddess within, through the language of art. Her art studio, Expressions Studio, is located in the heart of Center City Allentown.

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Allyssa Killinger

An artist based in Allentown, Pennsylvania, Killinger has always had a passion for visual arts. She attended classes at The Baum School of Art and found her greatest passion in painting and works mostly with acrylics. She has an intense love of plants, food, and colorful interior design that inspires her to create paintings that explore the beauty of things we all look at every day.

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Anthony Smith Jr.

For over 20 years, the American Artist, Anthony Smith Jr., has worked with collage, painting, drawing, and mixed media to create artworks that engage viewers with conversations surrounding race, sexuality, politics, religion and ritualistic storytelling. Upon viewing, Smith invites everyone to play and discovery, forming their own connections from the familiar images woven into his pieces.

Smith received a B.A. in Fine Arts from Amherst College (1999) and an M.F.A. in Painting from the University of Michigan (2001). He’s showed nationally in “From Here on Out” at Gallery Marzen/ IAG in Madison Wisconsin in 2020, the “Mid-Atlantic Painting 2016” exhibit at the University of Mary Washington Fredericksburg, VA in 2016; the 2010 “Sailing the Barbarous Coast” which traveled to Boston and Amherst, MA and Milwaukee, WI; and notably the 2008 “Runaway” show at the University of Texas Pan-American Gallery in McAllen, TX for which he received a Puffin Foundation grant.

In 2022, he will also exhibit in a solo show “Secret Worlds” at the Blair Academy in Blairstown, NJ. Additionally, he has received a Project Stream grant from the Pennsylvania Council for the Arts for the Pilot series of paintings exhibited in the show Dreadnaught at the ArtsQuest SteelStacks Center in Bethlehem, PA in 2018. Internationally, he’s shown in the “Tribute to Michelangelo” show at CrisolArts Gallery in Barcelona, Spain in 2013, and in various Pennsylvania exhibitions including at the Bethlehem House Gallery in 2016, 2019 and 2022, and in “The New Normal” at Moravian University’s Payne Gallery in 2021. He’s been reviewed in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Boston Globe, The Detroit Free Press, The Ann Arbor News and the Artist’s Magazine.

 

Smith has taught at such institutions as the University of Michigan, Parsons, Princeton and Maryland Institute College of Art. Additionally he served as artist-in-residence at the National Academy of Design (2006 – 2008), and at the Vermont Studio Center in Johnson, VT in 2016 and 2022. Most recently he’s taught at Muhlenberg College in Allentown Pa (2014- 2018) and currently teaches Drawing and Painting at Northampton Community College in Bethlehem, PA. He lives in Allentown, PA with a studio at the Banana Factory Art Center in Bethlehem, PA where he also serves as the artist-liaison for the residential artist program.

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Emily Strong

Born in Allentown, Pennsylvania in 1992, Strong received her undergraduate degrees in Fine Art and Psychology from Moravian College of Bethlehem, PA in 2015. Strong works predominantly in oil on canvas, exploring representational figurative and natural works. In addition to her personal studio practice, she is a freelance mural artist, curator, collections archivist, and artist's model. She currently has a studio in Catasauqua, PA.

 

“My figurative landscapes invite contemplation of the complexities of physical relationships; with the self and others. This series is a celebration of form. The compositions do not shy away from rolls or folds; rather it lingers on them. By not including any other objects, background, or personal identifiers, I invite the viewer to consider the body within its own context.”

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Evan Stutts

Stutts is an artist based in Allentown, Pennsylvania. While comedy and stage performance have been a focus of his, he has always painted, sketched and crafted things. The freeing nature of being able to sit down by yourself or with others and to make art anywhere is an act to be nourished.

Live to Let Loose.

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