Ileana Tejada (b. 1987, Bedford, CA) Is a Mexican-American artist and former NCAA Division II Track and Field athlete. Tejada’s work progressively deals with female masculinity and the opposition to “marianismo”-the exaggerated sense of traditional femininity. Tejada received her BFA from California State Polytechnic University- Pomona, as well as a BS (Kinesiology, Pedagogy). In 2015 she graduated with a Masters of Fine Art in Painting from San Francisco Art Institute. Tejada is the recipient of the Murphy Cadogan Graduate Fellowship, the Outstanding Graduate Student Award in Painting, and SFAI’s Amir Esfahani Graduate Studio Fellowship. Her work has been exhibited at the Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History, Gallery CB1 in Los Angeles, and published in New American Paintings, No.123, MFA Annual, 2016. She is currently working and living in San Francisco, CA.
Chris Rivas (b. 1993, Los Angeles, CA) Is currently pursuing an MFA from Montclair State University after receiving his BFA in 2015 from the San Francisco Art Institute. As a biracial individual his work fixates on the visual depictions of culture and often manipulates historical traditions such as lighting, portraiture, and drapery. Rivas’s is the recipient of the Outstanding Undergraduate Student Award in Painting and has exhibited at NoHo Art Night, NoHo Hair Salon, Los Angeles; Be Bold, MRG Fine Art Gallery, Los Angeles; and Identity, MRG Fine Art, Los Angeles; Formal Attire Only, MRG Fine Art, Los Angeles; Tight Squeeze, Armory Center for the Arts, Los Angeles.
Joshua Hashemzadeh (b. 1993, Los Angeles, CA) has a BFA from the San Francisco Art Institute. His work, often varying in mediums, is built around an investigation of postmodern conditions referring in detail to: millennial identity, social institution, and globalized commerce. Recent works have been featured in several exhibitions in the San Francisco and Los Angeles areas with highlights being: Critique of Reason, MRG Fine Art, Los Angeles; BFA Undergraduate Show, Diego Rivera Gallery, San Francisco; 32 Shades of Plastic, MRG Fine Art, Los Angeles; Tethered, Like Minded Salon, San Francisco; Poverty & Wealth Want & Waste…, Santa Monica.
Jacqueline Glosman (b. 1991, Los Angeles, CA) has a BFA from the San Francisco Art Institute. With a key focus on the semiotics and cultural perceptions of femininity her works utilize recurring motifs such as the flower to generate dialogues around the female experience. Her canon of work aims to reveal themes of feminism, trauma, memory and mortality. Previous highlighted exhibitions include Live Girls: explorations of contemporary romance and feminism, Limited Ink Studios, Los Angeles; BFA Undergraduate Show, Diego Rivera Gallery, San Francisco.