Artist Name List

Moon & Sea by Arthur Dove

Moon & Sea by Arthur Dove

Artist Name List on Contemporary Art Dialogue is the first of three ongoing bio lists, describing the many artists discussed and profiled on this website.

This page lists artists A to D.
Artist Name Search lists artists E to M
Artist Search lists artists P to Y.


All artists' names are linked to web and blog pages describing the kind of artwork they do.

Artist name list and the two succeeding pages include contemporary and modern artists, from conceptual to graffiti to abstract artists to photographers and more. These pages include luminaries as Shepard Fairey and Robert Williams, and those who have helped save our environment including Jerry Burchfield. Others listed in these four successive lists have created magnificent public art pieces; these artists include Peter Busby, Cheryl Ekstrom, Larry Gill and Mia Tavanotti.

Josh Agle aka Shag is a fine art painter in Southern California. His stylish paintings, celebrating conspicuous consumption, are colorful and evocative of 50s and 60s pop culture, ads and cartoons. His original paintings sell for hundreds of thousands of dollars each.

Kathryn Aiken photographed people in theater, advertising, corporate, music and other glamorous fields in New York. Later, in the Washington D.C. area, she added portrait and wedding work, eventually concentrating on fine art and portrait painting. She passed away in 2005.

Mary Aslin is a signature member of the Pastel Society of America and shows her paintings at local galleries and in the summer at the Festival of Arts, Laguna Beach, CA. Her award winning work can be found in private collections in the U.S., Europe, Australia and Asia.

Ken Auster grew up in Long Beach, California surfing and drawing pictures of surfing scenes from an early age. As a highly respected California impressionist in Laguna Beach, Ken exhibits at the Festival of Arts, at museums and galleries and teaches the techniques of his artwork.

John Barber, master glassblower, founded one of So Cal’s first privately owned glass studios in 1973. There, John focuses on the rediscovery of lost techniques, including creating glass masterwork of the Art Nouveau period.

Marlo Bartels works with ceramic tile, terrazzo and stone; shaping, forming and glazing the clay elements by hand. With support from the NEA, he has developed techniques for fabricating furniture and sculptures, using tile facings on ferro-cement with polystyrene substrates. See also Pacific Coast Highway.

Linda Brunker was born in Dublin, Ireland, studied at the National College of Art & Design in Dublin, has had commissions and exhibitions in numerous cities in the United States, Europe and Japan, and has woman many awards for her sculpture.

Jerry Burchfield, 1947-2009, co-founder of The Legacy Project, was co-owner, from 1973-1987 with Mark Chamberlain of BC Space Gallery, dedicated to showing emerging contemporary photography. He was Photography Professor at Cypress College, CA, author of several books and has received numerous awards. See also BC Space.

Peter Busby designs, fabricates and installs numerous public, corporate and private art projects across the country and in Europe. "Mr. Busby pushes the boundaries of his material, creating his sculptures from intricately woven surfaces that look more like spun sugar than iron blended with carbon" wrote the New York Times.

Mark Chamberlain , co-founder of The Legacy Project, is founder/operator of BC Space in Laguna Beach, CA., presenting art exhibitions and providing high quality photographic art services for museums, galleries, artists and collectors. See also BC Space, Double Rainbow, and The Tell.

John Connell's photography has graced several publications, including Coast Magazine, Riviera and Landscape Architect. He has shot for the Irvine Company, the Mission Viejo Company, The Koll Company, Lennar Development and for several books, including one on Crystal Cove Cottages, Newport Beach.

Luis Cornejo, El Salvador, has won several art awards, creating paintings of hyper realistic fashion models with playful proportions and luminous faces, inspired by Disney drawings. He exhibits in Central America, Mexico and Canada, often to sold-out crowds, and lives and works in Berlin, Germany.

John Cosby works on location around the world, is founding member of "Laguna Plein Air Painters Association," signature member of the California Art Club, and a founder of the Laguna Beach Plein Air Painting Invitational.

Frank Cuprien, 1871-1948, was born in Brooklyn, studied at the Art Students League, at Cooper Union, in Paris, Munich, and Leipzig. He settled in Laguna Beach around 1910, devoting himself to paintings of the coast. See also Laguna Art Museum and Irvine Museum.

Paul Darrow is a painter, muralist, watercolorist, etcher, photographer, collage, mixed media assemblage artist and collector of endless stuff. A professor at Scripps College and Claremont Graduate School, he has lived in Laguna Beach for many years.

Leslie Davis of Laguna Beach studied glass art at various universities here and abroad, including the Pilchuck Glass School in Washington State. She fuses, sculpts and blows glass and welds metals in the formation of her large artworks. She incorporates her medical independent research into her art.

Tony DeLap, from Newport Beach, CA, a leader of the Minimalist art movement, has experimented with materials, including wood, metal, fiberglass, molded plastics and fabrics, created freestanding aluminum and fiberglass structures and resin sculpture, and wall-mounted, low-relief, mixed-media constructions.

Ellen Dissanayake wrote "Art and Intimacy: How the Arts Began explaining the biological genesis of the arts." She wrote"...the antecedents of the arts—rhythmic-modal experiences—evolved to enable our human way of life in relationship with others."

Lisa Dowling is winner of several poetry awards, is a photographer and an avid traveler. She teaches composition and literature at Orange Coast College, and is married to Tom Dowling.

Tom Dowling has taught in England, Ireland, Italy and the U.S., has exhibited his shaped canvasses and photographic collages nationally and in Europe. He dialogues internally with Picasso, Braque and Mondrian about lines, shapes and multiple views of images.

Jorg Dubin, living in Laguna Beach, is a widely shown and collected oil painter. Art reviewer, Roberta Carasso, Ph.D., wrote: "We feel we have entered a personal space without permission, as people unmask themselves before us and reveal their private rather than their public self.” See also Pacific Coast Highway.

Marcel Duchamp (1887-1968), French, believed that any object in life could be art, made art more accessible and began to change the way people think about art. He questioned the nature of art making by shifting from a material experience to a practice rooted in language, premised on context. His most famous work is a urinal that he called Fountain. See also Assemblage Art.

See also Artist Name Search and Artist Search.

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