Separate Waves Festival
Stevan Dedovic founded the Separate Waves Art Show in 2019 with Kelly Cunningham. He is currently a senior software engineer at New Relic. Stevan’s work ranges from textured paintings and charcoal drawings to dynamic generative art illustrations. Stevan’s been known to use anything and everything in his production process. His most recent work explores a range of textures with the addition of cement and the use of lasers.
Kelly Cunningham founded the Separate Waves Art Show with Stevan Dedovic in 2019. She is currently a PhD student in the Philosophy program at Vanderbilt University. Her area of specialization lies in the intersection of ethics and aesthetics. In particular she is interested in how the collaborative construction of spaces impacts the formation of communities. Kelly’s current paintings explore the emotional impressions left behind by particular places and landscapes. Recently she has been practicing printmaking as well as painting and drawing portraits. In addition to painting and reading philosophy, she also enjoys cooking, doing yoga, and caring for her ever-growing collection of plants.
Margaret Griffin is a multimedia artist currently pursuing a fine arts degree in New Studio Practice at Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design. Her pieces range from sculpture and painting to illustration and screen printing, and has been featured in solo and group exhibitions at Harper Community College, Hoffman Estates Municipal Art Gallery,and the Wallway Sculpture Gallery at MIAD. Her work has also been featured in Point of View magazine. Margaret’s work explores the surfaces of the human form, drawing attention to intimacy in unexpected places with line, texture, and color. Her work creates distance from what is most familiar in order to highlight the uncanny aspects of the details in the structures internal and external to us.
Debby Cunningham is an artist and massage therapist living in Milwaukee, WI. Recently she has been focused on sculpture and digital drawings. Her work has previously been featured in the Harper College Art Gallery and Point of View magazine. When she’s not making art, Debby can be found taking care of her dog Bailey or playing the ukulele.
Sean Griffin is an artist and musician living in the Chicago suburbs. He often works on multiple paintings in a single night. He describes his work as learning to “take things apart and put them back together in creative ways.” While much of his work finds its basis in destructive processes, he is also known for his inventive use of color and found materials.Aside from art, Sean also applies a similar mindset to music. He has been known to create everything from analog loop tapes to beats with sounds sourced from Gameboy games.
Jenn Lawhead is currently the Creative Director and Producer at Bosch. She describes her paintings as reflective of her emotions. Each piece often spring from something that is bothering her, despite the fact that they are usually unplanned. Her most recent work incorporates specific bright color schemes and object-based motifs. When she’s not working or painting, you can probably find her roller skating at a local skate park.
Andy Warren Jepson
The goal of Andy Warren Jepson’s work is to create spaces and experiences that evoke a sense of wonder by organizing physical material, image, and sound. He enjoys making compositions that use the minimal elements necessary to create a contemplative state, to touch on the vague and mysterious aspects of the human experience.
He often works in series; creating small bodies of work that he views as remnants of a process. Different series explore different ideas and methods of creating. His paintings are the result of a system of action and reaction. All of his work thus far is linked by an exercise of restraint and attention to the unraveling of the image.
Christian Moreno is an abstract artist based in Chicago, Illinois. As a painter, he has presented live performance art for shows at the Fulton Street Collective and aliveOne, has had work featured in the Aux Art House virtual gallery, and has completed numerous private commissions. His work strives to capture the dark nuance of the human psyche in bold and unapologetic statements.
Nicole Prather describes her creative process as a dance between herself and the universe. She draws inspiration from spontaneous variety, love and trust. She is grateful to be able to explore the universe through her art and hopes it will inspire others to do the same. Nicole currently teaches piano at Dundee School of Music and plays bass for the up and coming band Facegun.
Sam Corzine is a Chicago-based artist who makes computer generated art. He’s fascinated by using high-level abstract rules to create beautiful things. He started making generative art using the popular framework Processing, but is currently working on building his own tools which he hopes to share one day as a new framework for computer art. His most recent work focuses on the use of smooth continuous curves and waves as the central elements in his compositions.
Zelda Louise creates generative art, but doesn’t consider herself an artist. Instead she describes her work as the crafting of appealing things from readily available resources. She believes sharing the methods she uses to create her work is as important as the work itself. Her influences include Tarn Adams, Philip Glass, and Inigo Quilez. Zelda’s work emphasizes emergent complexity and interaction with visually stimulating lines and color. She is based in Chicago, IL.