JUNE 7 – JULY 5, 2019
Trio is a group exhibit of three artists – Daniel Shaffer, Cleonique Hilsaca, and Duyen Tran – whose artwork is brought together by a kindred appreciation of style, color, and character-driven narrative. Endearing illustrations belie rich storytelling that’s reminiscent of animated film and children’s story books. The attentive respect for design, both in draftsmanship and color moods, elevates Trio beyond simple charm, inviting viewers to see contemporary illustration through the lens of fine art.
ABOUT DANIEL SHAFFER
Daniel Shaffer is a freelance illustrator and graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art. He is currently based in Atlanta, Georgia. His clients include Cartoon Network, PLANSPONSOR, The Washington Post, The Humane Society, Variety Magazine, Samsung Publishing, OkCupid, Adweek, CRUSHfanzine, Storytime Magazine, Funny Or Die, and Digiday.
ABOUT CLEONIQUE HILSACA
Cleonique Hilsaca is a Honduran Illustrator, living in Savannah, GA. She graduated from the Savannah College of Art & Design with a B.F.A. in Illustration and a minor in Graphic Design. Cleonique is represented by Illozoo.
Awards and Honors
Spectrum Fantastic Art 25 and 26, Society of Illustrators of N.Y. 61, SILA Illustration West 57-Honorable Mention, Communication Arts – Shortlisted, Creative Quarterly, Applied Arts Magazine, Savannah ADDY Awards, Adobe Achievement Awards.
Scientific American, PLANSPONSOR, Charleston Magazine, Neonmob, Dine South by South Magazine, Mabel’s Cupcakes, Revival Fest, Pretty LIT, 13 Bricks, Callisto Publishing, Il Corriere della Sera, Ink Global, Amazon Rapids.
ABOUT DUYEN TRAN
Hello! My name is Duyen Tran (my first name is pronounced U.N like the United Nations)
Ever since I was little, I has always been in love with peaceful and soft colors as well as tiny objects. Growing up, that fascination reflects through the whimsical, light-hearted style of my illustration. For that reason, my goal is to someday be able to pursue my dream of illustrating my children books, toys, and collectibles.
Art has been a part of my life since I was young. In Vietnamese culture, kids usually have a big celebration on their first birthday where the family displays a tray full of objects; which “represent” the jobs that the little ones will get in the future. The moment I picked up the pencil on my very first birthday, I already chose who I wanted to be – an artist.
I treasure art because of its ability to communicate without any language barriers, and it brings people together. Visual art is something I am passionate about; and being able to create works that make people happy is always a dream I yearn to fulfill.