SALON ARTISTS

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ADRIENNE DEFENDI


Adrienne Defendi is an artist whose work explores the cyclical, the ephemeral, and the fragility of life. Creating in a variety of mediums – analog and digital photography, alternative processes, printmaking and pewter – her artistic practice is process-oriented and includes meditative ritual and reiterative exploration. A Cadogan Contemporary Art Award recipient and MFA graduate of San Josè State University, Adrienne has exhibited her work nationally and internationally, and is currently an artist-in-residence with the City of Palo Alto’s Cubberley Artist Studio Program.


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DORA DUAN


Dora Duan is a San Francisco Bay Area-based fine art photographer. Her passion for storytelling is evident in her work. With a strong emphasis on the emotional content, Duan creates photographs that explore identity and personal experience on a psychological level. Her work evokes inner connections with viewers through minimal visual elements and aesthetic aspects. Duan started her career in California as a software engineer. During the time she worked in San Francisco, her office was across the street from the Academy of Art University campus; she often dreamed to take an adventure in art school, as her passion for photography went back to her childhood. Duan started a photography studio in 2012, and then became a full-time fine art photographer, she received an MFA from Academy of Art University in 2020.


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LIZ HICKOK


San Francisco-based artist, Liz Hickok, works in an innovative creative style, mixing low and high tech to create immersive artworks that bring viewers into a whimsical and wondrous space. Using playful materials and intersecting photography, sculpture, video, and installation, Hickok makes art that intermingles science and nature. Her most recent projects use augmented reality and other interactive technologies, inviting her spectators to take a more personal approach to her art, and closing the gap between artist and viewer.


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LUCIEN LIU

San Francisco-based artist Lucien Liu's photography practice investigates the passing of time and our perception of it  by using analog and alternative processes, from pinhole to photogravure. 

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Ron Moultrie Saunders


A co-founding member of the 3.9 Art Collective, Ron Moultrie Saunders is a photographic artist and landscape architect. Originally from Jamaica, Queens, New York, he currently lives in the Bayview neighborhood of San Francisco. He creates photograms: photographs that are made without the use of a camera.

Ron has completed numerous public and private commissions, from headquarters in Silicon Valley to the Bayview Clinic in San Francisco, Ron's one-of-a-kind creation is poetry in light.


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LIZ STEKETEE

 Liz was born in Michigan and lives in Marin County California with her family. She has both a BFA ( University of Michigan) and MFA(SFAI) in photography, digital media, and mixed media. For 11 years, after completing her master's degree, Liz taught on the San Francisco Art Institute photo faculty. She specialized in digital imaging, mixed media, and bookmaking. In 2017, Liz moved into a full time studio practice. Her work focuses the notions of photography and its role in memory, and identity. In her practice, Liz utilizes her photography in combination with textiles, sewing, sculpture, and installation. Liz Has received numerous awards, articles, and residencies including the 2022 Critical Mass Top 50, 2021 Center For Photographic Art _Artist Grant, Top 20 finalist in KlompChing Fresh 2021, LenScratch featured artist 2014, 2016, 2018 2020, 2021, Nazraeli Press One Picture Book.

Liz is represented by Jen Tough Gallery, Santa Fe, NM  and by SeagerGray Gallery, Milly Valley, CA

Arielle Rebek


Arielle Rebek (she/her) is an Oakland-based artist and educator whose work employs photography and installation. Working across analog and digital technology, Rebek explores translations of space, markers of time, and the visual language of archives. Arielle’s process is one of intuitive action - walking, collecting, folding, wrapping - that is informed by a specific attention to the natural environment and physicality of her materials. She is interested in a photograph's ability to reveal and illude. 


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