Artist Talks

Hamiltonian Gallery Artist Talk: Aschely Vaughan Cone & Rachel Guardiola

Photo courtesy of Hamiltonian Gallery.

Photo courtesy of Hamiltonian Gallery.


Talk: Wednesday, October 26 at 7pm


Come and meet the 2016 Hamiltonian Artist Fellows as they lead audiences through their recent bodies of work, currently on view in new. now. 2016.


Aschely Vaughan Cone (b. San Antonio, TX 1985) recently graduated from the LeRoy E. Hoffberger School of Painting at the Maryland Institute College of Art with an MFA in Painting. In 2007 she received a BA in Liberal Arts from St. John’s College in Annapolis, MD, studying classics and philosophy; in 2012 she received an MA in Art History from Tulane University in New Orleans, LA. She has also studied at the Skowhegan School for Painting and Sculpture, the Chautauqua School of Art and the New York Studio School. In 2016, her work was featured in New American Paintings MFA annual edition. Her awards include a matching scholarship for study at the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture and the SMCM-MICA Artist House Teaching Fellowship. She was also the recipient of The Henry Walters Traveling Fellowship, which will allow her to travel to Indonesia during the Summer of 2017 to study Indonesian textiles and sacred architecture. Her current body of work investigates ideas of doubleness – entry and obstruction, patterns overlaid and intersecting, acts of veiling. Pivoting between arch/void or shield/form, the works unfold as their patterned surfaces veil, collapse and expand.

Rachel Guardiola is an interdisciplinary artist with a background in natural history preservation. Her practice investigates the intersection of art, science, and human curiosity to seek the unknown through lens based technology. Rachel has lived and exhibited internationally in the US, France, Italy, Australia, and Senegal. She has been an artist in residence at Atelier de Visu and the Vermont Studio Center. Rachel was a selected artist for Light City Baltimore 2016. Her work has been included in Artscape 2015, Nature in the Dark II, and Re:Cinema Persistence of the Cinematic in Contemporary Practice projects

Rachel received a MFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art, Mount Royal program in 2015 and BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design in 2007. She will be participating in the 2016 HEIMA artist residency in Seyðisfjörður, East Iceland and Art & Science Expedition with the Arctic Circle.

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