Cara DeAngelis was born and raised in the harsh, wooded terrain of undomesticated CT. Brought up in such exotic and wild conditions fueled her natural inclination toward the work she makes concerning death and domestication.
Cara is a recipient of the CT Office of the Arts Fellowship Grant for 2012, as well as the Barbara Deming/Money for Women Grant. She has had full fellowships at both the Vermont Studio Center and the Prairie Center of the Arts. In 2010 she was awarded residency at Monet’s estate in Giverny, France. She is also a recipient of the Rudolph Zallinger Painting Award. In 2011, Cara graduated with her Master’s degree from the New York Academy of Art .
Emily Davis Adams was born and raised in Northern California and
lived in the Southwest before moving to New York City. She studied at the UCLA School of Art and Architecture, received a BS from UC Berkeley and an MFA, Cum Laude, from the New York Academy of Art. Her journeys to and from the New Mexican and Arizonan desert became a major influence on her work, which uses American landscape and the structures therein as armatures for paintings that tow the line between conceptualism, realism and abstraction.
Emily is the recipient of a residency at the Terra Foundation for American Art in Giverny France, the Post-Graduate Fellowship at the New York Academy of Art, the Vasari Oil Color Artist’s Grant, and the Santa Fe Art Institute Residency, among others. Her work has been shown in New York and California.