A Taste of Koko

Koko’s Guide to Women Artists & Makers in Austin

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Coelina Edwards

Multidisciplinary artist

Coelina Edwards, is a Virginian multidisciplinary artist, who explores human connection, the use of industry by-products, and wellness. She instinctively combines elements to create uniquely designed art and experiences. Coelina started design studio and lifestyle brand See Phillips in 2018.

Aimée Everett

Austin Revitalization Authority

Painter

Aimée M. Everett is originally from New Orleans, Louisiana. She now lives and works in Austin, Texas. Everett's work has been showcased in galleries and included in collections in New York, Los Angeles, New Orleans, Dallas, Austin, and Canada.

Emily Galusha

Mixed media artist

Born and raised in central Arkansas, Emily Galusha's artwork is rooted in her upbringing as well as her relationship with the natural world and the subconscious. She attended the University of Oklahoma at Norman where she studied Ballet Pedagogy before acquiring her Bachelor of Fine Arts at the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville located in the Ozark Mountains. Her experience as a dancer is reflected in her art.

Emily grew up in central Arkansas in an inspiring environment, her mother an artist & art teacher, her father a "medicine man", both highly supportive of her creative endeavors. She has collaborated on various projects with her two brothers, one a special fx artist and the other a film editor. In her adult life, she has experienced a range of encounters that equally influence her expression, from global travel to studies in nature to human behavior. She holds strong to her familial roots as she develops within these evolving realms.

Currently, based in Austin, TX, she spends the bulk of her energy creating work for one of her three series: Pistols, Animal Dreams, Undercurrents. For commission or purchase, please contact the artist or M2 Gallery in Little Rock.

Annalise Gratovich

Printmaker

Annalise Gratovich is a print-centric artist specializing in etchings and woodcuts. She exhibits nationally and internationally and travels as a guest artist and lecturer to Universities and print shops where her work is published. Annalise has a professional background in print publishing, curating, and collections management, and currently resides in the Prints and Drawings Department of the Blanton Museum of Art in Austin, Texas. She sits on the Board of Directors of PrintAustin and Marfa Community Print, organizations promoting printmaking through education and community engagement.

Jennifer Hill

Ceramicist

Jennifer Hill is a studio artist working in Austin TX. Her artwork has appeared in numerous exhibitions, including the notable Hawaii's Modern Masters in Waikiki and the more recent Cio Che Muore in Rome, Italy. In Texas she has exhibited widely including the solo show

Cultivated on Dry Land at Georgetown Art Center, which the Austin Chronicle described as "...the next best thing to scuba diving around Cozumel with the ghost of H.P. Lovecraft". Other exhibits include a solo show at the Studio Gallery in Dallas, two-person shows at the Dougherty Arts Center and Atelier 1205, and appearances in unique venues such as the Peoples' Gallery at Austin City Hall, Dimension Gallery, and the Neill Cochran House Museum.

Jennifer earned an MFA in ceramics from Utah State University, Logan, a BFA from Southern Methodist University and attended the University of Florida, Gainesville for a postbacc study. She was an invited artist-in-residence at Chester Springs Studio in Pennsylvania, and taught college in both Oregon and Hawaii. Currently she maintains a studio practice in Austin and teaches at area art centers.

Audrey Jahanian

Printmaker and Illustrator

My curiosity of the natural world is blended with abstracted patterns and fluid movement of stroke to emanate reality. Wind becomes staggered pen, land masses become swaths of color, and the constant progression of land become layers that signify erosion, an exposing of the past. I also strive to use sustainable methods to create each piece, using only recycled and eco conscious materials and supplies to further minimize my carbon footprint.

Kathy Phan

Painter

Kathy Phan is a pet portrait and illustration artist based in Austin, Texas. She enjoys the use of color to bring out the character, dimension, and texture of her animal subjects. With a background in marketing and Asian American studies, Kathy paints Asian food that is popularized in the US as a result of immigration and the Asian diaspora. Her kathyphantastic products include watercolor pet portraits, pet portraits on ceramics, paper goods, stickers, and magnets.

Iris Rylander

Contracommon

Multidisciplinary artist

Iris Rylander is a Texas artist, born in Dallas and based in Austin. She draws inspiration from the line work of tattoo artists, pen and ink drawings, and Albrecht Durer. She believes the placement of a single line can define or destroy her work and is fascinated with the control and attention to detail that these works require. Iris often portrays elements of nature in her work, whether she's working with oils, watercolor, fiber, pen and ink, or printmaking. Iris graduated with a BFA from Texas State University. She has since worked under several local artists based in Austin and is now focusing on her latest project, a series of linoleum prints, under the name Allegory Handmade. She is part of Contracommon, a nonprofit arts organization that supports emerging artists. Iris most recently showed in a group window exhibition called Re/Flex II at Contracommon.

Anne Sorenson

textile artist

Anne Sorenson started stitching in 2019; beginning with embroidery she soon moved on to learn beading in order to create more dynamic pieces. She quickly fell in love with the process and began creating pieces ranging from miniature 3 inch hoops to massive 30 inch commissions. Finding joy in the intricacy of the work, Anne creates carefully stitched pieces with combinations of intense detail and broad lines.

Not classically trained in studio art, she instead has a Bachelor's Degree in Art History that sparked a life-long love of art. The work she currently does is self-taught through discipline, research, and repetition. She now sells individual fine art embroidery works as well as embroidery patterns and kits in her online shop.

Amanda Witucki

Art for the People

Sculptor

Paper artist and color lover. I create playful, whimsical designs from folded paper.

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