Give the timeless gift of art this holiday season with our roundup of works under $1000 by a range of artists from Fahren Feingold to Katie Commodore to Agent X. Whether for the aspiring collector in your life or a friend looking to spruce up a living space, these pieces are entirely unique solutions to any holiday shopping dilemma.
A native of Shelter Island and graduate of Savannah College of Art and Design, Mary Theinert creates intricate, multimedia works, often with images of conventionally beautiful women that she refers to as “objectified ladies.” Each of her pieces are unique and hand constructed from start to finish using traditional materials and techniques—she begins with a concept sketch that becomes a precise line drawing later transferred onto Arches watercolor paper. After the sketch is transferred, she places her background watercolor wash followed by acrylic paint. The final step is hand applied dip pen and ink line work. Theinert’s work was featured in two Untitled Space exhibitions, “SECRET GARDEN: The Female Gaze on Erotica” and “UPRISE.”
2017. Watercolor on paper. 12 × 9 in. 30.5 × 22.9 cm. Official artist stamp on verso.
Los Angeles native Fahren Feingold moved to New York at the age of seventeen to study illustration at the Parsons School of Design. After earning her BFA between Parsons and Glasgow School of Art, she moved between both coasts designing for Ralph Lauren, Nicole Miller, J.Crew and L’agence, among others. Currently, Feingold is pursuing her dream of painting and illustration with ethereal watercolors. Feingold was commissioned by Nick Knight to illustrate the collections of Paris Fashion Week Fall 2016 for ShowStudio. She recently had a solo show at The Untitled Space and her work has also been featured in exhibitions “SECRET GARDEN: The Female Gaze on Erotica,” “UPRISE,” and “LIFEFORCE.”
2017. Ballpoint pen on paper, framed. 8.5 × 5.5 in. Signed on recto.
Born in Brooklyn, Lauren Rinaldi received her BFA in painting from Tyler School of Art in 2006. She is represented by Paradigm Gallery + Studio in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and currently resides there. Her work inhabits the space where objectification, female power and sexual empowerment intersect and blur. She uses oil paintings and mixed media drawings and sketches as vehicles to explore ideas about intimacy, gaze, body image, sexuality and self-identity. She looks to the women in her life for inspiration and works to weave their experiences with her own to create a shared narrative.
2016. 35mm film photography. Museum archival framed c-print.
Elisa Garcia de la Huerta was born in Santiago, Chile and received her BFA at Universidad Finis Terrae, Chile in 2006. In 2008, she received the Chilean National Scholarship to do her Master in Fine Arts at the School of Visual Arts and received her MFA there in 2011. She currently lives in New York City where she develops her interdisciplinary art practice independently and as a member of the feminist art performance collective The Push Pops. She is a self-described gender-bender multi/interdisciplinary experimental performance and social practice based artist.
2016. Museum archival print on Arches fine art paper. 5 × 7 in. Editions 4-100 of 100 + 1AP. Signed on recto.
Indira Cesarine is a multimedia artist who works with photography, video, painting, printmaking and sculpture. A graduate of Columbia University with a triple major in Art History, French and Women’s Studies, she additionally studied art and photography at Parson’s School of Design, International Center of Photography, School of Visual Arts, The Art Students League and New York Academy of Art. Cesarine had her first solo show at the age of sixteen at Paul Mellon Arts Center. Her work as an artist has been featured internationally at many art galleries, museums and festivals, including The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Getty Images Gallery, Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, French Embassy Cultural Center, Art Basel Miami, Cannes Film Festival and the International Festival Photo Mode to name a few. In 2014, her public art sculpture, “The Egg of Light” was exhibited at Rockefeller Center as part of the Fabergé Big Egg Hunt. Her work was recently auctioned at Sotheby’s New York for the annual Take Home A Nude art benefit.
2011-2017. Watercolor on ivory in reproduction brass and silver frames. 4 × 3 in.
A graduate of Maryland Institute College of Art and Rhode Island School of Design, Katie Commodore makes art showing the real ways in which people express their ever-changing sexuality. She creates images of her friends, using their costumes, props and choices in partners, living their sex lives and acting out fantasies, all without judgment. Her work was featured in The Untitled Space’s exhibition “SECRET GARDEN: The Female Gaze on Erotica” in 2017.
2014. Digital archival print on Hahnemuhle photo rag, bright white. 16 × 20 in. Edition 9/11 + 3AP.
Suzanne Wright was born in New London, Connecticut and earned her BFA in sculpture from Cooper Union in 1990. During her time there, Wright became involved with activist group ACT UP (AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power) and the affinity group Diva TV, a lesbian video collective responsible for documenting many ACT UP demonstrations and activities. In 1991, she gathered other lesbians involved in ACT UP to found Fierce Pussy, an art collective addressing issues of lesbian identity. Wright’s art since then has continued to explore queer and feminist themes. Her work was featured in The Untitled Space’s exhibition “SECRET GARDEN: The Female Gaze on Erotica” in 2017.
2016. Watercolor, ink, Micron pen on cotton pressed paper. 14 × 10 in.
Zen Sevastyanova is a Russian-born model and artist who grew up in Poland after moving there at age seven. Her work has been featured in The Untitled Space exhibitions “UPRISE / ANGRY WOMEN” and “SHE INSPIRES”.
2016. Letterpress on Arches 88, mounted to birch panel. 3 × 2.25 × 1 in.
Alyson Provax is an artist living in Portland, Oregon. She is interested in words written and spoken, type and text. Her inspirations include astronomy, literature, the science of memory and the brain, UFO encounters, and reflecting on feelings and the body. Her work is based in printmaking, but often expands into animation and collage. She works experimentally, and frequently makes one-of-a-kind prints rather than editions. Provax is a graduate of Pacific Northwest College of Art and was the recipient of the school’s Liberal Arts Award.