How To Know You Are A Fairy
August 14, 2021 - September 26, 2021
Fairy magic is all about connecting to oneself, to each other, and to the planet. Fairies have been around for thousands of years and bring creativity, magic, connection and positivity wherever they go. This Earth needs fairy magic now more than ever.
All of the original paintings from the illustrated children's book, How to Know You Are a Fairy by Amandalynn & Lady Mags will be on display, as well as a group exhibition with some of their favorite fairy artists.
Amandalynn is a Bay Area-based muralist, fine artist, conservator, and art director. Inspired by the female form and spirit, she depicts strong, seductive women and illustrates their strength through line work and decorative patterning. Her work can be found in galleries and streets all over the world. She began developing her distinct street art style mural work in 2001, painting alongside infamous graffiti collective The Seventh Letter. She believes that sharing the creative process with others is the key to an inspired life. Amandalynn has a Bachelor's of Fine Art from the San Francisco Academy of Art.
Lady Mags began her art career as a graffiti writer in 2006, when she started painting tracksides in Chicago while pursuing a degree in education. She has travelled throughout the world, painting street art and large scale murals in many of her destinations. She began exhibiting her fine art in galleries while also practicing her PhD in International Comparative Education at Stanford University. She currently resides in Petaluma CA.
Caia Koopman is a pop surrealist artist whose appealing symbols evoke fundamental human emotion in exquisite surreal detail. A second-generation conservationist, loving the environment and being acutely aware of human pollution, nature is often woven into the haunting fabric of her images. Often depicting feminine energy, her dazzling intricate dreamscapes depict deeply-rooted subconscious themes flavored with contemporary culture. Koopman earned a BA in Fine Arts at UC Santa Cruz and continues to live and work there.
Tatiana Suarez is a mainstay in the world of pop surrealism and muralism, showing in galleries throughout the United States. Her murals are in locations as extensive as Hawaii, Detroit, Los Angeles, Okinawa, Mexico and Sweden. Suarez received a BFA in Illustration from the University of Miami. She currently lives and works in Miami.
Ursula Xanthe Young is a painter, illustrator, and graphic designer whose urban fairy tale images have become a trademark of street culture in San Francisco and beyond. Her fine-lined illustrations and colorful modern paintings exude a style that is unique and appealing to art lovers of all kinds. Young grew up in the green rural dales of Northern England and studied art in New York, Florence, Vermont, Oslo, and London. After graduating from Parsons School of Design , she moved to San Francisco’s Lower Haight district and spent nearly a decade there. Following a stint in Alaska, Ursula has settled in Grass Valley CA, where she now lives and works.
Simone Star is an artist and psychotherapist who seeks to communicate diverse human experience, themes of social justice, and traces of the ineffable through the language of visual art. Her work includes painting, sculpture, and beadwork among other media. With no formal art training, she has developed her artistic voice through a process of trial and error as well as deep listening. Because her art often depict members of indigenous and marginalized communities, a portion of her proceeds are donated to directly support these communities. Simone views her primary work in this world to be a path of service and self-growth, and her art is a symbolic representation of this healing journey. She lives and works in Grass Valley CA.
Madeleine Tonzi explores underlying themes of memory and place, and our relationship to the environment while living through the Anthropocene. Her work takes into consideration the concept of solastalgia, which describes a person's emotional state when experiencing the feeling of loss and longing for one's environment that has been physically impacted by climate change, industrial extraction, or natural disaster. She seeks to encourage care for the world which we call home as we face an existential urgency to protect the environment. Tonzi is originally from Santa Fe and currently lives and works in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Melanie Alves focuses on current social and cultural issues, such as gun violence, refugee crisis and the "Culture of Fear". She addresses how society is losing its core human values by focusing on power, greed, the individual, and deception. Alves was born in California, but raised in Portugal. After stints in London and San Francisco, Alves has returned to Portugal to live and work.
Erin Yoshi is a community instigator, harnessing her creative power to spread information and awareness. With a practice deeply rooted in historic cultural memories and current global conditions, Yoshi utilizes abstract color vibrations and figurative storytelling in the pursuit of cultural diversity and biodiversity. She has created numerous international mural series, arts/music festivals, exhibitions and community-based events, utilizing art as a catalyst for creating change.
Margaretta Grazier enjoys the texture, color and unique physical properties that materials have to offer. With nature as her subject matter, she seeks to evoke movement, light and atmosphere through representational shapes that encourage the viewer to bring one’s memories and feelings into each piece.
Katy Atchison is a certified Intentional Creativity instructor who specializes in helping people learn more about themselves and heal old wounds through art. Each of her pieces are layered stories of her past and her future self. She lives and works in Oakland, CA.