Give the timeless gift of art this Valentine’s Day with our roundup of works by a range of artists from Fahren Feingold to Parker Day or Leah Schrager. The perfect way to tell your special someone you care—and much more permanent than flowers—these pieces are entirely unique solutions to your V-Day shopping dilemma.
2017. Watercolor on paper, framed in glass. 22″ × 15″. Framed, 29 x 22″.
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.”
Giclée print on museum archival matte paper. 14″ × 11″. Edition 2/6 + 1AP. Signed on verso and includes official signed, numbered, and dated label.
× 11″. Framed 22″ x 18″. Signed on recto.
Signed on recto.
Rebecca Leveille is influenced by the work of Jim Shaw, Walter Robinson and Kara Walker along with painters such as Alice Neel, Titian, Fragonard and Lautrec. Pastiche elements of iconic moments from history and pop culture play throughout her work to manipulate viewers’ expectation and identification of the current moment. Through fertile elements of symbol and sign, Leveille creates a surreal stage on which to play out the multifaceted performances of love, conflict, sensuality and sexual identity. Leveille’s work has garnered praise from critics including Jerry Saltz, Walter Robinson and Peter Frank. Clearly enamored of her subjects and committed to the development of an increasingly rich palette and voluptuous drawing style, Leveille is most interested in getting these formal qualities to serve pictorial narratives without disappearing into them. She aims to balance method and material, giving equal weight to what is pictured and to how it works as a picture. Form in Leveille’s art follows fiction and function—as a result, her art proves as bracing as it is enchanting.
12 × 14 × 3 in.Electroluminescent wire on vintage purse.
Michele Pred is a Swedish American conceptual artist whose practice includes sculpture, assemblage and performance. Her work uncovers the cultural and political meaning behind everyday objects with a particular focus on themes like equal pay, reproductive rights and personal security. In 2016 she received a Pro-Choice Leadership Award from Personal PAC in Chicago. She is a founding member of the artist-run For Freedoms Super PAC. Recent group exhibitions include “For Freedoms” at Jack Shainman Gallery in New York and “The Future is Female” at the 21C Museum. Her work is part of the permanent collection at The Berkeley Art Museum, The 21C Museum, The Fashion Institute of Technology in New York, The Contemporary Museum in Honolulu, The 9/11 Memorial Museum in New York, and is held in numerous corporate and private collections. Michele received her BFA from California College of the Arts in Oakland, CA. Her work has been reviewed and featured by The New York Times, ARTnews, WIRED, Huffington Post, Rachel Maddow, Associated Press Television, CBS Evening news with Katie Couric, PBS, CNN, MSNBC, FOX, NBC, ABC and many more. Pred received her BFA from California College of the Arts, Oakland, CA.
Mixed media on paper, framed. 44″ × 36″.
Manju Shandler is a visual artist and theatre designer with a BA in performing visual art from Bennington College (1995). To mark the 15th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, The National September 11th Memorial & Museum included 850 paintings from Manju Shandler’s 3,000 piece painting installation, Gesture, in its exhibition “Rendering The Unthinkable: Artists Respond to 9/11.” Shandler has had solo shows at Brown University’s Sarah Doyle Gallery for Feminist Art, The Hammond Museum, The Honfleur Gallery, The Governor’s Island Art Fair, the Bergdorf Goodman store windows and group shows at Gallery Ho, The ISE Cultural Foundation and throughout the US, Amsterdam, Berlin, Tel Aviv and Hong Kong. Manju Shandler was selected as a NYFA Artist/Entrepreneur and received the University of Rhode Island’s Sea Grant for Visual Artists, The Art Asset Award from The ISE Cultural Foundation, and was selected for The Art Sprinter Award.
Originally from North Carolina, Anna Rindos (b. 1988) currently works and lives in Brooklyn, NY. A self-taught artist, her solo exhibits include “Saltine Dreams” at the Silent Barn in Brooklyn, NY (2016). A firm believer in the power of public art, Anna has erected several wheat paste murals throughout Brooklyn. Through the surgical dissection of mass publications, Anna constructs new, fantastical landscapes that question societal norms and ideals. Combining contradictory tastes and states, she recycles imagery originally produced to promote consumption to instead promote reflection. Familiar imagery is built upon to highlight the unknown or undesired, inviting viewers to approach beliefs and standards through a new lens.
Lynn Bianchi is a fine art photographer and multimedia artist who has shown her work in over thirty solo exhibitions and in museums worldwide. Bianchi’s photographic work has been shown at Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography in Japan, Musée de l’Elysée in Lausanne, Switzerland and Art Gallery of Ontario in Toronto, Canada, among others. Her art has been featured in over forty publications, most notably including The Huffington Post, Encyclopedia of Food and Culture, and Vogue Italia. Lynn’s work resides in numerous private collections across the globe including those of Manfred Heiting and Edward Norton. Her work is also in the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston, Texas; Brooklyn Museum in New York, Bibliothèque Nationale de France in Paris, and more. She has recently exhibited in New York City at The Untitled Space, The Armory Show at Salomon Arts Gallery, One Art Space, Shchukin Gallery. Bianchi was among the winners of the 2016 Moscow International Foto Awards, and won first prize in Verdict Experimento Bio 2016 in Bilbao, Spain.
Annika Connor is a modern-day Renaissance woman known for painting and activist art. Her work explores feminine identity and often uses symbolism to engage the viewer. Connor received a BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Since then, she has worked professionally as a painter in New York, London and Stockholm while participating in numerous national and international exhibitions. Connor currently resides in Brooklyn, where she maintains an active studio. In addition to her work in the studio, Connor is also a SAGAFTRA actress. She is heavily involved in sustaining the art community in which she creates. As a supporter of the art she admires, Connor is the Owner/President of Active Idea Productions, an arts organization whose mission is to serve the artistic community by facilitating the presence and publication of young talented artists and educating the public about their work.
Tara Lewis is a painter in New York City and maintains a studio in Long Island City. Lewis focuses her work on oil paintings prompted by mass media images, youth culture and evolving definitions of beauty and identity. She pursued her graduate degree at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts and Tufts University. Lewis produces large scale paintings that focus on identity, teen culture, pop trends and social issues, often referring to past decades and pre-internet sources. One of her primary influences is her great-great grandfather, Art Nouveau artist Alphonse Mucha, who also infused typefaces and cultural portraiture into his celebrated and pivotal compositions. Lewis spent 15 years as a professor and Chair of the Department of Art at Phillips Exeter Academy, exhibiting her work primarily in New York venues.
Brittany Markert received her B.S in Mathematics from Santa Clara University in 2010. In 2012, she enrolled in a printing workshop at International Center of Photography and has since been self-taught in traditional darkroom printing. Brittany currently resides in New Orleans, LA
Signe Pierce is a multimedia artist primarily working within the fields of photo, performance, video, reality-as-a-medium and installation. Over the past year, Pierce has participated in multiple performances, installations and exhibitions, including a solo- performance at the Museum of Modern Art, solo exhibitions at Annka Kultys Gallery in London and Galerie Nathalie Halgand in Vienna, and an installation at the 2016 Satellite Art Fair in Miami. She is the star and co-creator of the acclaimed short film, “American Reflexxx.” Pierce’s practice looks at cultural trends and subverts norms through analysis, reflection and aesthetics.
Ballpoint pen on paper, framed. 8.5″ × 5.5″. 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.
Through painting and sculpture, Camilla Marie Dahl explores the contradictory world of sexuality and expectation from the female perspective. Dahl attended Kunsthøjskolen I Holbæk, a fine arts school in Holbæk, Denmark, in 2011. In 2016, she graduated from Skidmore College with a Bachelor of Science in Studio Art. Camilla has received grants and awards including the SEE Beyond Award, which allowed her to complete her first lifesize figurative bronze sculpture, and the Heinz Award for Outstanding Senior Thesis, which was exhibited at the Tang Teaching Museum in 2016. Dahl has also exhibited solo shows at Case Gallery in Saratoga Springs and the Cornwall Public Library. She has participated in group shows at several venues including the Schick Gallery and Spring Street Gallery in Saratoga Springs, the Lapham Gallery in Glens Falls, NY, the Morrison Gallery in Kent, CT, and at the Manhattan Art and Antiques Center and The Untitled Space in New York.