Kadir Lopez Nieves
Cuban born, Kadir Lopez Nieves, has been featured in some of the most prestigious art shows and galleries around the globe. His work has appeared in the Havana Biennial and Art Basel and has been featured in the Guggenheim, the Rubin and Sotheby’s collections. Known for the creativity and individuality of his installations, as well as non-traditional artistic medias, Kadir’s work embodies our galleries sense of interconnectedness.
Reggie Meredith Fitiao
Trained in the art of siapo from a young age, Reggie Meredith Fitiao has developed into a master in the art of Siapo. She was taught by Mary J. Pritchard, one of the world's foremost barkcloth artists. Reggie went on to earn her MFA and become an art professor.
Read more about her life, art, island, and organization online.
Su'a Uilisone Fitiao
Trained in the art of siapo from a young age, S'ua Uilisone Fitiao has become masters of his craft. He was taught Mary J. Pritchard, one of the world's foremost barkcloth artists. Uilisone studied for seven years to become a tufuga ta tatau (a traditional Samoan tattoo master).
Read more about his life, art, island, and organization online.
Mia Masucci was born in New York City where she currently resides. She began practicing ceramics at the age of thirteen and completed her Bachelor of Fine Arts with a focus in ceramics. In addition to her ceramic work she began drawing during the pandemic after losing her job due to covid. Mia is now painting and is looking forward to continuing to make art and use it as a tool to connect with people and community.
Read more about her story on her website.