I was born in London but grew up in Essex near Epping Forest. I returned to London for Art School and studied painting, mixed media, and film. Next I went off to New York to do my MFA. Eventually I moved to California and settled in Marin in 1991.
Much of my childhood was spent making dresses and homes for my dolls. I also loved going for nature walks in the forest with my dad looking for mushrooms and longing to see a deer but never actually seeing one because they’d all been hunted to extinction. Music, dancing and fairies were important to me, and I had a deep love of animals and Mary Poppins. All these things still preoccupy me today...longing, flight, and magic.
I work mainly with oil paint over mixed media such as glitter, silver leaf and graphite. The fact that paint can create illusions and imaginary stuff was underrated by my early art teachers but is something I value. I enjoy letting the work take me to new places, into books, 3D, and installations. Any material is ok if it helps me tell the stories, the stories are often about the materials. Anyway there you have it, a brief history of me.- Stephanie Jucker
Helice Wen was born in Shenzhen, China where her interest in art began at the age of 5 when she first started copying children’s book illustrations. After graduating from the Academy of Art University San Francisco in 2009, she began working as a children’s book illustrator. After leaving her illustration job a few years ago, Wen is now focused on creating gallery works. She has exhibited in New York, Florida, Melbourne, Los Angeles, and San Francisco. She currently resides in San Francisco, working as a full time artist.
Caitlin Hackett is a Bay Area based artist, illustrator and creature concept designer. In her work, Hackett explores the relationship between humans and animals; the idea of the human denial of our animal nature and of humans as the dominant species, as well as the mutation of the animal created by the human interpretation of the animal.
Audrey Pongracz was born in Detroit, Michigan in the summer of 1979 and was raised in the Mexicantown area of southwest Detroit. A self taught painter, Audrey is constantly working to hone and refine her craft.