In the Studio with Allison Malafronte

In the Studio: Mia Bergeron

by Allison Malafronte

Mia Bergeron has made major strides as painter over the last decade, and this Chattanooga, Tennessee artist appears poised to turn yet another pivotal corner in the coming year. Playing and experimenting with representation, abstraction, and various types of media, while simultaneously freeing her schedule to focus on... More »

In the Studio: Alia El-Bermani

by Allison Malafronte

North Carolina artist Alia El-Bermani’s figurative paintings have always stood outamong fellow realists for that slight hint of something extra—a flair and edginess, if you will, that manifests in straightforward, whimsical, and evensatirical ways. These subtle metaphors and modernistic tendencies are becoming increasingly more... More »

In the Studio: Jason Arkles

by Allison Malafronte


American sculptor Jason Arkles has been making his home in Florence, Italy, for more than two decades. Initially led abroad in his 20s while pursing theatre arts, he happened upon Charles Cecil Studio in Florence in 1996, and was immediately taken by the quality of what was being produced. So much so, in fact, that he decided... More »

In the Studio: Scott Conary

by Allison Malafronte

One look at Scott Conary’s paintings, and it’s clear that he is an artist who is fluent not only in fine art but also design. His textured constructions of simple forms collide in space with striking yet soothing passages of abstract color, all placed with painterly finesse and a designer’s instinct. Amid this strategic... More »