BEES + BIOMIMICRY

FEBRUARY 26 - APRIL 7


FEATURED ARTISTS

Dawn Smith, Denzel Palm, Fel3000ft, Juan Martinez, Kirk Roda, Makailah Rock, Marlo Broughton,

Mike Ross, Nakia Camp, Nancy Wanchik, Sheedo Magneto and Youngest Waffle

Bee Illustration in logo: Nancy Wanchik

Collaborators: Bees In The D, Detroit Hives

Sponsors: Collected Detroit, Ideation Orange, and abeesa

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DAWN SMITH
DAWN SMITH

Biography Graduated from Center for Creative Studies Owns and operates tattoo studio in Hamtramck Maintains a vibrant painting studio within H.A.T.C.H. also in Hamtramck Work exhibited nationally at galleries that include La Luz de Jesus in Los Angeles, Milk Gallery in New York City and Gristle Gallery in Brooklyn Currently an active painter and tattooist in the Detroit and Ann Arbor area

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DENZEL PALM
DENZEL PALM

Biography Graduated with a BA in Communications Marketing from Western Michigan University in 2015 Captained Men’s Basketball Program while dually enrolled at Alma College Self-taught artist working in acrylics and crayon

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FEL3000FT
FEL3000FT

Fel3000ft has been a graffiti writer, street artist, and muralist for 39 years. He started out painting the abandoned wreckage of what was once considered Detroit. Around 1982-1983 he was introduced to the hip-hop movement of New York by kids who moved into his neighborhood in the Bronx. He started his career painting under-passes, abandoned buildings and abandoned houses in the neighborhoods of Delray, trying ever so hard to emulate the graffiti writers he seen in pictures from the New York.

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JUAN MARTINEZ
JUAN MARTINEZ

Biography Detroit-based multidisciplinary artist currently focused on creating functional kinetic sculptures and community activation Scientific illustrator Fabricator in varied materials Work exhibited at Art Basel Miami, Detroit and Los Angeles Co-founder of the Beehive Design Collective Co-founder of the Austin Bike Zoo

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KIRK RODA
KIRK RODA

Biography Graduated from Eastern Michigan University with BA and MA in Sculpture Works with found objects, steel, clay, polymers, anything really Works exhibited at the General Motors Design Center Arts Gallery, Warren, MI; Marshall M. Fredericks Sculpture Museum, Saginaw, MI Won purchase award from University of Michigan Permanent installation on the campus of University of Toledo, Toledo, OH

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MAKAILAH ROCK
MAKAILAH ROCK

Biography Currently a student at College for Creative Studies Passionate artist from a young age using family and friends as her muses Addresses issues such as mental health, social justice and climate change in her work.

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MARLO BROUGHTON
MARLO BROUGHTON

Biography Native Detroiter involved in the local creative scene since 2007 Studied Industrial Design at Wayne State University Member of FINALLY FAMOUS, whose core collective helped propel Big Sean’s indie career Creator with collaborative partner Tommey Walker of Big Sean’s graphic portfolio

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MIKE ROSS
MIKE ROSS

Biography Graduated with BA in Anthropology and Studio Art from Oakland University in 2003 Works out of 333 Midland Studio and Gallery in Highland Park, MI Exhibiting work regularly in venues throughout Michigan since 2010 A muralist whose large-scale work can be found on exterior and interior walls throughout Detroit

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NAKIA CAMP
NAKIA CAMP

Biography Associate of Arts Degree from Henry Ford College Began work as a full-time artist after working in corporate settings Detroit-based artist working primarily with oils Exhibited in several Metro-Detroit area galleries.

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NANCY WANCHIK
NANCY WANCHIK

Biography Detroit-based professional artist specializing in mixed media collages using newspaper, tissue paper, watercolor and ink Influenced by Detroit’s vibrant fine, street and graffiti art scenes Exhibited throughout Michigan

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SHEEDO MAGNETO
SHEEDO MAGNETO

Biography Born Rashard Montgomery at a US military installation, his love for graffiti started as a young man in Europe A participant in Detroit’s underworld street and art circles Large scale muralist and graffiti artist Uses aerosol paints and crisp lines to combine his life experience and outlook as a Black man in America to bring interesting perspectives to the fore.

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YOUNGEST WAFFLE
YOUNGEST WAFFLE

Biography An abstract painter from the age of 14 Exhibited at multiple shows throughout Metro Detroit Favorite subjects include cats, fish and people

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