Category Archives: Artist Interviews

Fifteen Questions with Elena Gunderson

If you’ve followed Helikon’s shows the past few years, you’ve likely come across the work of Elena Gunderson. The artist’s work, similar to the artist herself, is hard to miss– bubbly, intensely saturated, and often a little zany. We’re excited to host her in our newest show, Hometown Heroes, a showcase of high-level and emerging […]

Five Questions with Aya Kakeda

Aya Kakeda is a Brooklyn-based illustrator, ceramicist, and educator whose work is currently featured in our show ‘Spectra.’ Originally from Tokyo, Aya’s work is whimsical and humorous, packed with colorful details that reveal the artist’s endless imagination. This is our first time getting to work with Aya– check out her work in the show through […]

Fifteen Questions with Raymond Hwang

Raymond Hwang is a New York-based artist currently featured in Spectra, a group exhibit of artists whose work is strongly concerned with the power of color as a method for expressing emotive visual themes, narratives, and moods. Raymond’s vibrant, glowing works, part-abstract but always revealing various story lines upon deeper viewing, immediately stood out to […]

Fifteen Questions with Elliot Lang

Elliot Lang is a Denver-based illustrator whose work is currently featured in ‘Spectra,’ on view in the main gallery. Elliot has a versatile style that has lent itself perfectly to countless group exhibitions at Helikon over the years, but the artist also keeps busy freelancing for print publications nation-wide, designing ad campaigns and promotional materials […]

Five Questions with Daria Theodora

Daria Theodora is an illustrator and self-described “former voracious manga reader and forever reluctant scientist” whose work we’ve followed and admired for years. Her love of manga certainly comes through in the figures in her work, but there’s also a richness and complexity to each painting that demonstrates a mastery of composition, color, and design. […]

Six Questions with ‘Pixel Palette’ Artist Jadon Ulrich

Following the successful first iteration of an exhibition focused entirely on digital painting, Helikon is pleased to announce ‘Pixel Palette II’ with a new roster of artists. Jadon Ulrich is one of the new names on this year’s list, showcasing in his work some of the unique possibilities offered within the discipline of digital painting. […]

Five Questions with ‘Muses’ artist Nomi Chi

Helikon Gallery is honored to be working with artist Nomi Chi for the first time in this year’s ‘Muses of Mount Helikon V.’ Nomi keeps busy as a tattoo artist by day, but has also gained a massive social media following for her prolific creation of illustrations and fine art. Nomi’s work is full of […]

15 Questions with Leon Loucheur

Artist Leon Loucheur has been a muse of Helikon’s since the gallery’s very beginning. We’re thrilled to welcome him back for this year’s “Muses of Mount Helikon V,” the gallery’s year-end show of inspiring and influential contemporary artists from across the United States. Leon, who specializes in murals as well as fine art painting, draws […]

Ten Questions with Laura Bifano

Laura Bifano is a British Columbia-based artist featured in our current show ‘Peopled Places,’ in which her contribution to the show seems to merge the two words in the show’s title. Her piece is a gouache landscape painting titled “The Sisters,” depicting a grand mountain range in her signature geometric style, reminiscent of another Canadian […]