Meet the Artists

Steve Alfaro

Steve is a multi disciplinary creative and strategist. After moving to DC from South East Los Angeles, he founded Unique Shift Creative, an art and design studio.

He received his BA in graphic design from The Art Institute of California-Los Angeles.


Joy, Hope, Love, Community (Windows at 1900 M Street NW)

Katherine Becker

Katherine uses geometric shapes and color as a form of expression, creating abstract artwork. She works with acrylics on canvas and other mediums. Her art invites the viewer to bring his/her own perspective to each abstract painting.

Katherine was educated at Georgetown University and is a juried member of Touchstone Gallery in Washington, DC.


A Spring of Sorrow and Song; Emergence Series, #8; Strato Sunburst; and 4 Seasons (Windows at 1875 I Street NW)

Carlos Carmonamedina

Carlos is a visual artist and graphic designer. His work spans across mediums and includes illustration, print, and social media. Carmonamedina is known by many DC locals for his ongoing postcard project, DC is my City, where he creatively illustrates life in DC.

He earned a Master in Painting from the Universitatea de Artă şi Design din Cluj-Napoca and in 2018 was recognized by The National Trust for Historic Preservation in its inaugural “40 under 40: People saving Places” list.


DC is My City at 1111 20th Street NW

Rania Hassan

Rania lives and works in Washington, DC. Her artistic practice traverse sculpture, installation, drawing, and performance and investigates human connection, time, memory, and identity.


Marker (Connecticut Avenue & K Street NW)


HYBYCOZO is the collaborative studio of Serge Beaulieu and Yelena Filipchuk. The work consists of larger than life geometric sculptures, often with patterns and textures that draw on inspirations from mathematics, science, and natural phenomena. Their works celebrate the inherent beauty of geometric form and pattern, and compose them in ways that harmonize the experience of sculpture, light, and shadow. HYBYCOZO is short for The Hyperspace Bypass Construction Zone and represents the artists ongoing journey investigating the myriad dimensions of geometry.


Golden Spike
Connecticut Avenue Overlook

Hedieh Ilchi

Ilchi is a painter who draws on two cultural disparities to inspire her art. After spending the first 18 years of her life in Iran, Ilchi moved to the US. The cultural contradictions she experiences are reflected in her work, in both theming and technique.

She received an M.F.A. in studio art from American University and a B.F.A. from the Corcoran College of Art + Design. She is the recipient of the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation Creative Fellowship, Zeta Orionis Painting Fellowship, Independent Artist Award in Painting from Maryland State Arts Council and Bethesda Painting Award.


Of time past and time future (Windows at 1127 Connecticut Avenue NW)

Shyama Kuver

Shayama is a community and self-taught artist working in painting, illustration, and design. She explores unconventional techniques and styles in her artwork.

She earned her Master of Arts from The George Washington University.


Farragut Square Barrier Murals (17th Street NW, between I and K Streets)
The Gardener and Sea (Windows at 1634 I Street NW)

Nikki Painter

Nikki lives and works in Virginia. Her mixed media works deal with themes of destruction and renewal. She shows her work widely and is part of many private and public collections.

She received her MFA in Studio Art from American University in Washington, DC.


Blue Spring, Late Summer Garden, Site Cycle (Split), and Site (Chasm) (Windows at 1050 Connecticut Avenue NW)

Juan Pineda

Juan Pineda is a DC-based visual artist, whose distinct style is also characterized as urban-contemporary/street art.  His connection to traditions resulted in unique mural work in Maryland and Washington, D.C. area since the mid 90’s.


Connecticut Avenue Overlook Pocket Park

Risa Puno

Risa is a New York-based interactive sculpture and installation artist. She has exhibited at national and international venues.

She studied art and medicine at Brown University and earned her MFA from New York University.


Common Ground (Murrow Park)

Kim Sandara

Kim is a queer, Lao/Vietnamese artist who lives and works in Virginia. She creates abstract paintings that focus on building community, sharing stories, intersectional identity and exploring the subconscious.

She earned her BFA in General Fine ARts from the Maryland Institute College of Art.


Real (Windows at 1899 L Street NW)

Foon Sham

Foon is a Professor of Art at the University of Maryland. Commissions include Smithsonian Gardens and the US Embassy in Suriname. Sham has received numerous awards including from the National Endowment of the Arts, the Virginia Commission of the Arts, the Franz and Virginia Bader Fund and recently an outstanding educator award from the International Sculpture Center. He is represented by Gallery Neptune & Brown IN WASHINGTON DC.

He holds a BFA from the California College of Arts and Crafts and a MFA from Virginia Commonwealth University.


19th Street Rain Gardens (between K & M Streets)

Valerie Theberge

Valerie’s work consists of sculptures, installations, and murals. She believes that there is energy which animates the physical world and her use of rich colors and mix of delicate and strong lines on multi-use sculptures allow us to explore our deeper selves within artistic spaces.

Valerie received her BFA in painting and drawing from the San Franciso Art Institute and a MA from the University of Hong Kong. Valerie holds a certificate in Chinese Painting and spent many years living in China studying Chinese culture, language, and art. She now resides in the Washington, DC metropolitan area.


Talisman Two, Untitled 1, Untitled 2, and Untitled 3 – 19th Street Rain Gardens (adjacent to Pennsylvania Avenue)

Kate Zaremba

Kate is an interdisciplinary artist based in Washington, DC. Her vibrant, rhythmic, and spirited paper-cut collages, wallpaper, installations, and painted murals incorporate the playfulness and meditation of artistic creation.

Kate received a BFA from the Kansas City Art Institute and an MA from the Corcoran College of Art and Design. Her installations have been featured at the Smithsonian Institution, Corcoran Gallery of Art, and in various local galleries and installations in Washington, DC and in Kansas City, MO. She has been published in major design magazines such as HGTV Magazine, Forbes Magazine, and Elle Décor Magazine. Kate also owns a successful wallpaper, art, and textile company.


City Plan and The Embrace (Windows at 1730 Rhode Island Avenue NW)

Artists with Artworks Previously on Display

Tomek Rygalik

Tomek Rygalik is a lead designer at Studio Rygalik, educator with a Ph.D. in industrial design, curator, head of the Graduate Studies at the Design Department of the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw, founder of brad TRE Product; Cofounder of the interdisciplinary platform Design Nature and the Creative Campus Sobole.


Circula (Murrow Park)

Cheryl Wing-Zi Wong

Cheryl is a New York-based artist working at the intersection of art, architecture, and the public realm.

Cheryl holds a BA in Art and Italian from the University of California at Berkeley and a Master of Architecture from Columbia University GSAPP.


MERIDIAN (Penn Ave Pocket Park)


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