Professional Artist

Calvin Lai

Calvin Lai

2017 Accelerator Fellow Where did you grow up? La Canada, California, near Pasadena, in the Los Angeles area. When/how did you first know that you wanted to be an artist? […]

Donna Lee Nyzio

Donna Lee Nyzio

2017 Accelerator Fellow Where did you grow up? I was born in Rhode Island, but I grew up in Rehoboth, Massachusetts, a small town near the coast, between Providence and […]

Blake Conroy

Blake Conroy

2017 Accelerator Fellow Where did you grow up? Aberdeen, Maryland. When/how did you first know that you wanted to be an artist? As early as I can remember. My grandmother […]

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Willy Bo Richardson

2017 Accelerator Fellow Where did you grow up? Santa Fe, New Mexico. When/how did you first know that you wanted to be an artist? It was 1994, and I was […]

Charles Mostow headshot

Charlie Mostow

2017 Accelerator Fellow Where did you grow up? Seattle, Washington. When/how did you first know that you wanted to be an artist? I was in middle school was when I […]

Peter Scaturro headshot

Peter Scaturro

2017 Accelerator Fellow Where did you grow up? I grew up in the suburbs of Philadelphia, though I also spent a total of five years in Spain and Italy as […]

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Holly Van Hart

2017 Accelerator Fellow Where did you grow up? New York City. When/how did you first know that you wanted to be an artist? ​I always knew I was an artist. […]

Belgin Yucelen

Belgin Yucelen

2017 Accelerator Fellow Where did you grow up? I spent the first half of my life in Istanbul and then moved to Boulder, Colorado, where I currently live. When/how did […]

Gregg Chadwick - Painter

Gregg Chadwick

2017 Accelerator Fellow Where did you grow up? My father was in the US Marine Corps so we moved frequently and traveled a lot. I was born in New Jersey, […]

Gonzalo Fuenmayor

Gonzalo Fuenmayor

2014, 2017 Accelerator Fellow Where did you grow up? I was born and raised in Barranquilla, Colombia, but I’ve been living in the US (New York, Boston, and Miami) on […]

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Nadia Fairlamb

2017 Accelerator Fellow Where did you grow up? My dad was a fighter pilot for the US Air Force. I was born in the States, but I spent my childhood […]

Karen Fitzgerald

Karen Fitzgerald

2017 Accelerator Fellow Where did you grow up? I was born in Oregon, but moved around a lot, from Michigan, Arizona, North Carolina, and Massachusetts, to the Virgin Islands, Georgia, […]

Aaron Laux headshot

Aaron Laux

2017 Accelerator Fellow Where did you grow up? Madison, Wisconsin. When/how did you first know that you wanted to be an artist? I was certain of my identity as an […]

Mary Crenshaw headshot

Mary Crenshaw

2017 Accelerator Fellow Where did you grow up? Richmond, Virginia. When/how did you first know that you wanted to be an artist? When I was very young, maybe six years […]