New York-based artist Rebeca Raney’s (b. 1980) illustrations, sculptures, and paintings on silk evoke a whimsical, unpretentious expressiveness that appeals to wide audiences. Drawing mostly from her own memories, the artist creates quirky characters, which seemingly belong in an eternally happy world. In addition to her fine art practice, Rebeca teaches art to women on the Autism spectrum through Felicity House – a constant source of joy and inspiration. She is also the founder of Ray's Beret, a creative endeavor that aims to inspire the world of children and their imaginations. Rebeca holds a BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), and an MFA from the School of Visual Arts (SVA) in New York, NY. Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally in New York, Denmark, Switzerland, Japan, and Miami, and she has been featured in numerous publications including The New York Times, Miami Art Guide, and Brooklyn Magazine.
For PULSE Miami Beach, Uprise Art shared new works from photographer Martina Lang and painter Aschely Vaughan Cone that negotiate space and color. Additionally, multidisciplinary artist Rebeca Raney created 'Ghost Garden', a suspended, maximalist installation that served as a site for visitors to gather, pause, and connect for PULSE PROJECTS.
- Rebeca RaneyNew York, NYArtist Page
- Martina LangLondon, UKArtist Page
Martina Lang (b. 1982) is a photographer who creates conceptual images with a surreal twist. Her staged photographs often use common items, like paper, to create sculptural environments that introduce new perspectives. The tone of her work tends to shift between the meditative and humorous. Martina’s obsession with nature, books, and the everyday act as constant sources of inspiration for her work. The artist grew up in rural Bavaria and studied photography in Stuttgart where she graduated with honors. She moved to London after being awarded a scholarship and received an MA in Communication Design at Central Saint Martins University. She was PAMM Curator’s Pick at Pulse Miami Beach in 2018. Martina currently lives and works in London, UK with her practice spanning across editorial, commercial and fine art projects.
- Aschely Vaughan ConeNew York, NYArtist Page
Aschely Vaughan Cone (b. 1985) is a New York-based artist interested in things that are two things at once. Her most recent body of work takes the conceptual and literal subject of the thread as its primary focus. The images range from playful meditations on the path of a single line, to depictions of quintessential weaving diagrams. A study in dichotomies, Aschely's paintings combine matte with gloss finishes, gestural mark-making with precise linework, and symmetry with imbalance.