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.

Artwork

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.

Artwork

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


Gisela Colón

Gisela was born in Puerto Rico. She lives and works in Los Angeles and exhibits her work nationally and internationally. Made from carbon fiber using advanced aerospace technology, the result produces lightweight, but large and durable sculptures. Her work is in the permanent collections of Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA); Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego (MCASD); Perez Art Museum Miami (PAMM), among others.

Artwork

Parabolic Monolith Iridium (On display near James Monroe Park)


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.

Artwork

Marker (Connecticut Avenue & K Street NW)


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.

Artwork

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.

Artworks

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.

Artwork

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


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.

Artwork

Common Ground (Murrow Park)


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.

Artwork

Circula (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.

Artwork

Real (Windows at 1899 L St 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.

Artwork

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


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.

Artwork

MERIDIAN (Penn Ave Pocket Park)

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