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Flora González

María Campos-Pons's multipanel photographs, installations, and performances often portray a mythic or ironic view of the self-portrait. She often uses her own body as a canvas onto which she inscribes symbolic messages that define her individual self in terms of domestic rituals and her national identity in relation to mythic origins.

Born in Matanzas, Cuba, to parents who labored in and about the sugar industry, Campos-Pons enjoyed the benefits of a universally free education instituted in Cuba after the 1959 revolution headed by Fidel Castro. She received her artistic training at the National School of Art (1980) and the Higher Institute of Art (1985), both in Havana. In 1988 she attended the Massachusetts College of Art in Boston. Subsequently, she married Neil Leonard an American and established residency in the United States Her works have been exhibited throughout Europe and the Americas since ...

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Caryn E. Neumann

a visual artist, was born Brenda Lynn Robinson in Columbus, Ohio, as the middle daughter of Leroy Edward Robinson, a custodian, and Helen Elizabeth Zimmerman Robinson, a homemaker. Shortly after Robinson's birth, her family moved to a federal housing project, Poindexter Village. Much of Robinson's art derives from childhood influences. Poindexter Village and the neighborhood that preceded it, the Blackberry Patch, would become recurring themes in Robinson's art. She chronicles the lives of her former neighbors, such as the Sockman, Chickenfoot Woman, and Ragman, who peddled their wares on the streets.

Robinson s father did not identify as an artist but he spent his spare time creating beautiful objects from wood leather and cloth He also taught his daughter to make art including hogmawg a mixture of mud sticks glue dyes and lime that is the basis for her three dimensional sculptures and the objects that appear ...