Visual Art by Karl Zuehlke

KARL ZUEHLKE’s poetry has appeared in Best New Poets 2016, DIAGRAM, The Loaded Bicycle, Jazz Cigarette, Inscape: A Journal of Literature and Art, and elsewhere. His interviews appeared in American Literary Review. He won Best Creative Presentation at the University of North Texas’ Critical Voices Conference 2014 for translations of an East German Poet. He holds a PhD from the University of North Texas, and an M.F.A from the University of Maryland, College Park. He is a former Lannan Fellow and Mary Patchell Scholarship recipient. He teaches at Tallahassee Community College.

Shed, Acrylic on Masonite, 12X12 inches, 2017

 

Fence, Acrylic on Masonite, 12X12 inches, 2017

 

Flower box, Acrylic on Masonite, 12X12 inches, 2017

 

Porch, Acrylic on Masonite, 12X12 inches, 2017

 

Stairs, Acrylic on Masonite, 12X12 inches, 2017

 

Visual Art by Natalie Girsberger

NAT GIRSBERGER is a Swiss visual artist based in Brooklyn, New York. She collaborates with her unconscious to explore deep layers of being through collage. Girsberger adventures into the infinity of her psyche, breaking the structures that externally limit her inner vastness, creating new worlds that suit it. Her most recent exhibits include her solo show at Ivy Brown Gallery in Chelsea called ‘Transient Terrain,’ and shows at The Living Gallery Outpost, Carrie Able Gallery, 301 Studio.

 

Not What I Expected, Collage on Paper, 2017, 8×11

 

Drop Down, Collage on Paper, 2017, 8×6

 

Tune In, Collage on Paper, 2018, 6×9

 

Road Trip, Collage on Paper, 2017, 7×12

 

Realm of Nightmares, Digital Collage, 2018

 

Cosmic Drifters, Collage on Paper, 2017, 8×6

Suga by Fierce Sonia (Editor’s Pick Winner)

Fierce Sonia’s work, Suga, has been selected as our Editor’s Pick by New Plains Review’s Visual Art Editor, Stella Kim. We found the piece to be beautiful, strong, and one of our favorites from this round of submissions.

Fierce Sonia is a mixed media artist. She builds a substrate with acrylic paint and collage. A narrative is constructed by the tension between the lush layers moving to dreamy feminine mindscapes with a brighter palette. If you listen closely her work has a soundtrack, a rhythm, a pulse that will give you a magic carpet ride to a fairytale that restates your own heartbeat. She has a public studio at Torpedo Factory: 105 North Union Street, studio 5 Alexandria, VA 22303 Follow on Facebook
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Suga, mixed media acrylic piece, 18″ x 24″, 2018.

Visual Art by John Chavers

John Chavers enjoys working as a writer, artist, and photographer. His work has been accepted for publication at The Kurt Vonnegut Memorial Library – So It Goes Annual Literary Journal, Cream City Review, Whitefish Review, 3Elements Review, JuxtaProse, Camas Magazine, Stonecoast Review, Permafrost Magazine, and The William and Mary Review, among others. This April he will be a guest artist with The Association of Icelandic Visual Artists (SiM) at Korpúlfsstaðir in Reykjavík.

 

Flourishes in Partial Shade, Digital, 11 x 14 inches, 2017

 

Fresh Purple Flesh, Digital, 11 x 14 inches, 2016

Visual Art by Ian Hanesworth

Ian Hanesworth is a visual artist living and working in Minneapolis, MN. Their artistic practice investigates the systems of reciprocity and the malleability of queer identity through material explorations in textiles, printmaking and painting. Ian is a current senior studying fine arts at the Minneapolis College of Art & Design.

Medicinal herb study, Woodcut print on cotton fabric naturally dyed with elderberries, 9″ x 13″, 2017

 

Apt 304, Oil paint on wood panel, 48″ x 44″, 2016

Vernlangen by Matteo Bona

Matteo Bona was born on January 1st, 1997, in Asti (Piedmont, Italy). He studied at the Public Scientific High School Francesco Vercelli. Now he study Foreign Languages and Modern Literatures at the Università del Piemonte Orientale. He published his first poem’s collection “Beyond the Poetry” during 2015 and “Nothingness Sense” during 2017. He received the Roma 3 Academic Prize “Apollo Dionisiaco” for the Unpublished Poem and the “Cesare Beccaria” Prize for the Figurative Art, both during 2016. He’ll publish the “Cesare Beccaria” prizewinner artwork into the Garfield Lake Review (Spring Issue), paper journal of the Olivet College (Michigan State, USA), on behalf of the editorial board.

Verlangen, Digital, 21.87×31.08 cm, 2016.

Make-up: A Living Painting by Camelia Badea

Kamelia (born Kamelia Badea, in 1994, Bucharest) currently lives and works in Bucharest, Romania. In 2016 she graduated from the Painting Department of the National University of Arts of Bucharest, being the student of one of the greatest contemporary artists of Romania, Mihai Sârbulescu. In 2015 she received Erasmus scholarship and studied at Ege University from Izmir, Turkey.

‘Foxy’ – Acrylics on canvas, 50×60 cm, 2016

‘The Pink Side of The Moon’ – Acrylics on canvas, 60 x 80 cm, 2016

‘SAMCRO’ – Acrylics on canvas, 60 x 80 cm, 2016

Photography by Jury S. Judge

Jury S. Judge is an internationally published artist, writer, photographer, and political cartoonist. She contributes to The Noise, a literary arts and news magazine. Her ‘Astronomy Comedy’ cartoons are also published in the Lowell Observer. Her artwork has been widely featured in literary publications such as Claudius Speaks, South 85 Journal, The Tishman Review, and Dodging The Rain. She has been interviewed on the television news program, ‘NAZ Today’ for her work as a political cartoonist. She graduated Magna Cum Laude with a BFA from the University of Houston-Clear Lake in 2014.

 

Pasture Products, Digital Photography, 2017

 

Slot Canyon, Digital Photography, 2017

 

Purple Rose, Digital Photography, 2017

Colours of My Life by Smrita Jain

Size: 22”X30” (without frame)

Medium: Tempera Pigment, Gold Ink, Pencil on
Arches Natural White Cold Press Watercolor Paper
1/1 edition
2014

Life is a set of millions of experiences, all juxtaposed to create an illusion and sensation of happiness and sadness. “Colours of My Life”, is 1/1 edition from a series of more than 25 paintings created by Smrita titled, “Broken”. The series depicts Smrita’s life experiences–shattering moments that created an unforgivable hole. At the center lies, an illusion of breakdown or coming together. The unease and the tension between the forms is Smrita’s representation of life. An asymmetrical, yet rhythmic, flow of colors and movement forms into pieces, leaving a gap in the middle. This theme has become Smrita’s patent and signature style, especially when working with Tempera pigment.Smrita Jain is an NYC-based award-winning designer at The Aquario Group and an internationally renowned artist at Surmrit Gallery of Art and Design, with studios located in Brooklyn and Manhattan. Her art has been showcased in New York, London and India. She is a cultural documentary photographer. Her first photography book Creating Durga gained international recognition. Her second book, an autobiography, called Fat Free Samosa is due for release in 2018.

She was the keynote speaker at KADLondon2017, a creativity conference and has also spoken at Global Status of Women and Girls. In addition to being a published writer, Smrita is a design mentor for students. She has exhibited at Pratt Institute, Javits Center, Queens Museum, The Juliana Curran Terian Design Center Pavilion, The Arthur M. Berger Art Gallery and The Nehru Center London.

As a designer, she has worked with various companies including Wilbur-Ellis, Financial Accounting Foundation, Ernst & Young, WebMD, Manchester Designer Outlets, Google, JDRF, Tyco, Rockefeller Center Collaborative Research Center, NASCAR Hall of Fame, Ministry of Indian Tourism and Supreme Court Museum of India. She has won awards, amongst others, from American Graphic Design, Creativity International, Summit International Creative, London International Creative and Design Firms.