Cynthia Pareja Dubin. (b. Lima, 1986) is a Peruvian artist living in New Jersey. Her practice is based in abstract painting and collage, to capture her formative inspiration and heritage in Lima, Buenos Aires and the United States as raw materials to visually convey a journey to an imagined universe.
At the age of 18 she transferred to "Universidad de Palermo" and moved to Argentina.
During the next years, living in a city rich in inspiration, she took art history courses and painting techniques that fostered her passion for the pre- and post- war Avant-Garde, all while taking the creative influence the two cities of Buenos Aires and Lima had to offer. She graduated from the Universidad de Palermo with a BA in Graphic Design where she was awarded First Prize for Editorial Design. After graduating, she returned to Lima where she worked painting Objet d'arts and participated in the
Peruvian U.N Fair. As her next position, Pareja Dubin worked as a professor of branding and graphic design with the marketing department for the Peruvian Institute of Art and Design (I.P.A.D) in 2012. She finished this opportunity by being part of a judging panel for the students' theses. She then moved to the Greater New York Area where she continued her artistic development at the Art Students League of New York.
Pareja Dubin's work has been featured in several group exhibitions, including The Peruvian UN Fair,Lima, Peru (2012), Equinox, New York Art Gallery, NYC (2019), Brilliant, New York Art Gallery, NYC (2019), Conceptual, New York Art Gallery, NYC (2019), 12 × 12, New York Art Gallery, NYC (2019),Boxing Day, New York Art Gallery, NYC (2019), Manufacturers Village Open Studios, East Orange, NJ (2021), The Art of Dreams, Brooklyn Art Cave, NYC (2022), Beyond the Brush, Alfa Gallery, New Brunswick, NJ (2022), Parallel Universes, Paper Mill Playhouse Gallery, Millburn, NJ (2022), 4 Hands, Jnunez Gallery, Millburn, NJ (2022) and 14C Art Fair, Jersey City (2022).
Her first solo exhibition "Intangible Ecosystems took place at the Hotel Sofitel, Philadelphia (2023). Noteworthy Magazines and publications that have recognized Pareja Dubin's artistic practice include Juxtapoz Magazine, Elephant Magazine, Artspiel, The Racket Reading Series San Francisco, Tapinto NJ, Art in New York City, New Brunswick City Center and New Jersey Stage In 2021 Cynthia was awarded with the "Liquitex" Just Imagine Residency: Acrylic Mediums, she was selected by a panel of artists, curators and art writers for a fully funded residency supported with a studio, professional development and materials to take place in the Manufacturers Village in East Orange in May, 2021. Pareja Dubin is devoted to visual concepts and colors. Her intricately blended backgrounds, swirling palette and otherwordly shapes transport the viewer far away from the everyday world. She assembles recycled textures and materials sourced from her own creations to compose unique structures,
manifesting a new ecosystem from discarded elements.
“I paint in my studio under dull red light, in a trance of sorts, not seeing the full impact of a painting until I bring it into the light of day… thus revealing the true soul of the painting. Each piece is a true reflection of my ADHD; sometimes I have 5 paintings going at once in 5 different styles- I AM EASILY BORED!
I use paint brushes….fingers …. palette knives…. strips of cardboard and squirt bottles and anything else I can experiment with to see a painting to completion .I work so fast and chaotic that I rarely even notice it all comes together. There is really no rhyme or reason to what I do or how I approach it, it just happens…. when I paint I just wait for the spark and reach into my past and present emotions and enjoy every frantic moment of it.I use no references at all…. except for the feelings inside that guide me through the journey.I paint in a disarray of stacked paintings half done and tons of paint tubes laying around…. It is a beautiful mess, but that’s how I like it! I developed my art all by myself after I found a trash can full of paint that someone left out for the garbage man. I hauled it back to my then tiny studio apartment and locked myself away for a few years and experimented with the visions in my mind.
I keep my inspiration to myself and keep it being about inner exploration. Art is where the “outside” world never gets in. When I am creating, I am free! My process is: I DO WHAT COMES NATURALLY: UNFORCED, UNPLANNED, UNREHEARSED, AND ALWAYS UNEXPECTED.”
From a young age, the world recognized Anna Roze’s innate talents for the arts. Anna Rose was a prodigy, and her gifts quickly garnered her admission into the world renowned Surikov School of Art in Moscow. There, she honed her skills under the tutelage of some of the greatest artists of our time.
But Anna Roze’s journey was far from over. Seeking new inspiration and opportunities, she immigrated to the United States, where she was awarded a full merit scholarship to study at the prestigious Academy of Art University in San Francisco. Anna Roze majored and graduated with honors in Graphic Design— quickly establishing herself as a force to be reckon with in the world of branding and packaging.
For fourteen years, Roze produced award-winning logos, packaging, and advertising campaigns—leaving her indelible mark on the industry. But her passion for fine art never wavered. Even while pursuing a successful career and design, Anna Rose continue to develop her unique style as a fine Artist exploring various mediums for painting two glass sculpture.
Roze‘s dedication to her craft has been recognized with numerous exhibits worldwide including Florence Biennale, Art Expo NYC, the Russian Museum of New Jersey, and the Icosahedron Gallery in New York. Her work has captivated audiences across the globe, evoking a sense of wonder and awe in all who behold it.
In 2015, Anna made the bold decision to dedicate herself fully to her final written career. Since then, her work has flourished. Her artistic vision is unmatched, and her creations continue to inspire and amaze. With each brushstroke, each shard of glass that she molds, Anna Roze creates a world that is both captivating and enchanting world that beckons of you were to step inside and leave themselves in the magic of her imagination.
Erika Rachel is an outsider artist best known for her abstract paintings; however, she has also worked in other mediums, such as screen printing, collage, and photography. She describes herself as a “foodie, master recycler, and painter of things that need explanation.”
Erika credits her encouraging, supportive, and open-minded parents for exposing her at a young age to the teachings of gurus, such as Deepak Chopra, Wayne Dyer, and Werner Erhard. Rachel attributes her ambition and artistic style to those formative years and considers herself a follower of Socrates’ famous saying, “The unexamined life isn’t worth living.” She embeds poignant life lessons in her brushstrokes that ask the audience to not only examine her work but also themselves.
Rachel’s work has been exhibited at The Guild Hall Museum, Ashawagh Hall, Dohm Alley, Tag Heuer, ArtExpo, and Hunterdon Art Museum and sits in private collections of notable art patrons, including Lawrence Benenson (MoMa Board of Trustees) and Cyma Zarghami (Former Viacom President). Rachel has also been featured in magazines, such as L’Etage, Posture, CREATIV, and The Princeton Packet. She is a regular event artist with Robert Graham.
Stacey Ilyse is an abstract mixed media artist from Northern NJ (30 mins outside NYC). Her work reflects her 90's childhood with vibrant, neon colors, reminding her of the days of matching hot pink bike shorts and oversized t-shirts with graphic patterns. Stacey's work is often done in a square format, both on canvas and watercolor paper. The canvas is usually resin coated to bring bright, vivid colors to life. Regardless of the size, her work as a mixed media artist focuses on using a combination of acrylic paints because of the bright, vibrant colors they can produce, along with incorporating gold foil, India ink, stones, and sometimes recycled paper items into the artwork to give it an added layer of depth and texture.
Stacey's inspiration comes from many things, but mostly from her daughters. Often taking a nod from designs or symbols they like, such as hearts and stars, or inspired by the youthfulness her girls bring to her life.
Stacey says, "Picking up my brush each day encourages my daughters to continue to create their art and to set an example of how important it is to pursue the things you love throughout every stage of your life."
“I consider myself an abstract, intuitive, expressionist artist inspired by the female existence. I use form, color and movement to express the love, loss and pain of my journey as a woman, mother, friend and lover. Every piece I create captures a moment in my time, moments that may never to be seen or heard from again. When I’m not in the studio painting, I work as an educator while continuing my 17 year journey as a designer in fashion and book publishing.”
Staedtler's most intimate collection yet, is currently featured at Scrambled, “Take A Piece of Me With You.” This exhibition features the 10-month journey of Staedtler rediscovering and refinding herself as an artist. This exhibition tells a story of pain, darkness, love, joy, hope— and what it truly means to be a survivor. One of the most raw collections yet, Staedtler truly shares a piece of her with every viewer. View the Collection Fri-Sun 12-7, or shop these pieces via our online gallery.
Michelle Daly-Padron believes in fluidity, in life and in art. She is grounded by water, nature, and a drive to never remain static. Her work conveys a sense of motion, and spans multiple mediums, from drawings and paintings to photography and mixed-media. Her pieces have been shown in galleries across the Northeast, including Makers Alley in her hometown of Frenchtown, NJ; Union Coffee in Lambertville, NJ; Scrambled in New Hope, PA; and the Metropolitan Museum of Art in NY.
Michelle was exposed to art at a young age, learning from her mother, a Cuban artist who worked with charcoal, oil, and watercolor. She then received further encouragement and guidance from her high school art teachers, as she honed her skills and followed her creative passion.
As a creative and passionate artist, she was greatly influenced by the abstract art movement and the work of well-known artists like Pablo Picasso, Georgia O’Keeffe, Joan Miró, and Alfred Stieglitz. This inspired her to pursue in a degree course in Advertising, Marketing, and Graphic Design where she could bring her passions for art and design together.
Michelle balances her career as an artist with a career as a Studio Production Director—and her most important role as a wife and mother to three young girls. She supports many causes within the LGBTQ+, youth, and athlete communities and volunteers her time helping non-profits with their business challenges. Her ambition is to open her own studio and use it as a way to help people learn how to communicate their feelings in a way that elicits positive emotions from themselves as well as others.
Awards and recognition:
1995 Congressional Medal of Honor for Print Making
"I have no choice. Art is healing. Art gives us an opportunity to be truthful, honest, and transparent, without judgment or qualification. It is a true expression of who we are at that point in time. It allows us to move forward and look back simultaneously and by healing ourselves art allows us to heal all- so I create because I have no choice."
Jason Moss is an emergent multifaceted artist from Pottstown, PA. Currently, residing in Berks County. He is the founder of the Jason Moss Experience, Co-founder of the Reading Artist’s Collective, published author of “That Damn Cookbook”, former host of “That Damn Cooking Show”, as well as creator of The Indigo Experience. He is a painter, sculptor, and wearable art designer. He is successfully and continuously a recovering alcoholic and drug addict as well as a dedicated father of 5.
Jason’s philosophy is simple; art is nourishment for the consciousness of the soul. Art is about passion, spiritual and personal growth, and seeing beauty in the chaos of everyday life. With passion, intensity, and empathy; not needing more than what is needed, just enough; Moss approaches his art like he does his life.
Letting the vibrant colors and textures direct and inspire to convey the brutal emotion of the subject matter, he intuitively translates the relationship between the artist and the medium. His art is transformative. Jason shares his own experiences with addiction and mental illness, through failure and redemption by exploring brutally honest bold colors and vibrant erotic textures. He exposes the brilliant lights and the darkest truths and allows each piece to complete its evolutionary journey to fulfillment.
Each layered and textured piece is an explorative visual and emotional detox. Through utilizing repurposed and deconstructed materials for paintings, sculptures, and wearable art he is metaphorically repurposing trauma and growth into a visual journey of healing.
The inner battle of the creative mind is depicted with the use of vivid colors and raw energetic images. The subtle use of shades and hues bring dimension and depth onto the surface of the canvas. Movement is the best way to describe the creative process.. The combination of mixed mediums results in a spontaneous convulsion of creative energy. My whole process is raw and unrefined but elegant.