American graphic design firm. Founded in 1993 by Sean Adams (b Reno, NV, 19 July 1964) and Noreen Morioka (b Sunnyvale, CA, 6 July 1965). Often described as simple and pure, AdamsMorioka design is distinguished by its clear, pragmatic approach, joined often with optimistic bright colour palettes. Adams and Morioka met while studying at the California Institute of the Arts (CalArts) programme under professors Lorraine Wilde and Lou Danziger. After graduating, Adams (BFA 1986) and Morioka (BFA 1988) went their separate ways. Adams moved to New York to work at the New York Public Library and returned to Los Angeles in 1989 to work for April Greiman, Inc. After graduation Morioka joined Gensler and Associates in San Francisco as a graphic designer. A year later she travelled to Tokyo to work for Landor and Associates. While there she continued to build on corporate identity skills taught to her by Lou Danziger and was exposed to Landor’s extensive system of developing a corporate identity and then documenting the range of ways the identity should and should not be used. Upon returning to the United States in ...
American, 20th – 21st century, female.
Born 1966, in New York.
Graphic artist, photographer.
Amy Adler studied at the Cooper Union in New York, receiving a BFA there in 1989. She also studied at the Hochschule der Kunste in Berlin, Germany, in 1987. She obtained a MFA from University of California (Los Angeles) in ...
Cuban, 20th – 21st century, male.
Born 1947, in Pilon.
Engraver, lithographer, graphic designer.
Roger Aguilar graduated from the school of artistic education in Cuba in 1965. He has taken part in collective exhibitions since 1967. In 1975 he was awarded first prize for lithography at the National Engraving Salon. He works as a graphic artist for the Ministry of Culture....
Belgian, 20th – 21st century, male.
Born 1948, in Antwerp.
Painter, watercolourist, graphic designer. Figures.
Roger van Akelyn evokes the anguish inherent in the human condition, sometimes using quasi-surrealist imagery.
Lebanese, 20th – 21st century, male.
Active also active in France.
Born 1962, in Saïda.
Painter, draughtsman, illustrator. Figures, portraits.
This artist is a self-taught book and magazine illustrator who divides his time between Beirut and Paris. He has exhibited drawings and paintings at one-man shows in Beirut (since ...
Italian, 20th – 21st century, male.
Active in France since 1990.
Born 8 February 1957, in Parma.
Stefano Alberici uses thickly laid on paint to produce abstract compositions of stripes and fairly basic graphic marks. His work has appeared in collective exhibitions in several countries, and in solo shows in Parma, Paris and Milan since ...
American, 20th – 21st century, female.
Born 1968, in Buffalo (New York State).
Painter, graphic artist.
Laylah Ali studied at Williams College, obtaining degrees in studio art and English literature. She also studied with the Whitney Museum Independent Study Program and the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. She received a master's degree in fine art from Washington University in Saint Louis, Missouri, in ...
(b São Paulo, 1935).
Brazilian painter and printmaker. After studying engraving in São Paulo, he moved to New York in 1959 to complete his studies at the Pratt Graphic Center, where his contact with international Pop art merged with his own interest in Brazilian popular imagery, for example in the portfolio of woodcuts Mine and Yours (1967). Immediately afterwards he began painting ambiguous and ironic still-lifes collectively titled Brasíliana, which use bananas as symbols of underdevelopment and exploitation, for example BR-1 SP (1970; São Paulo, Pin. Estado) and Bananas (1971; Washington, DC, Mus. Mod. A. Latin America). In 1971 he won a trip abroad in the National Salon of Modern Art (Rio de Janeiro), which took him again to New York between 1972 and 1973. On his return to São Paulo he began the series Battlegrounds, in which he submitted the previously reclining bananas to slashing, torture and putrefaction. Subsequently shapes were reorganized into configurations of an undramatic Surrealism, playful, colourful, tumescent and as firmly rooted as ever in his native Brazil and Latin America....
French, 20th – 21st century, female.
Born 18 November 1948, in Boulogne-Billancourt.
Agnès Andoque completed an undergraduate degree in fine arts in 1980 after studying applied arts, and working as a graphic designer in advertising. Since 1981, she has been working on the 'mineral', through which she seeks to grasp the history of humanity....
French, 20th – 21st century, male.
Born 2 January 1964, in Brest.
Painter, draughtsman, lithographer.
Pierre André studied at the Atelier de Sèvres from 1984-1985, and at the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris from 1986 to 1988. He traces graphic interlacings in pencil over backgrounds of textured paint. The imperative of the landscapist is deliberately obscured by the multiplicity of paths traced. He created ensembles of large paintings commissioned by a hotel chain in Germany....