José Manuel Ciria was born in Manchester (UK) in 1960 but grew up in Spain. Ciria is one of the most active and internationally successful contemporary Spanish painters. His abstract work is featured in the collections of Spain’s most important museums, such as the Museo de Arte Reina Sofía and t
"I grew up in the New Jersey suburbs of New York City, a daughter of Iranian immigrants. Through my art, I selectively choose the aspects of each culture I want to inherit, on my own terms. The negotiation of cultures in my work reflects the first-generation American experience. The Persian-Islami
Peter Weir is one of the most prominent Australian film directors. Born outside Sydney, Weir belonged to the 'Australian New Wave,' composed of directors who chose to work within their often artistically and culturally marginalized continent .
I am a fan and a constant student of the arts. I discovered this passion accidentally while traveling abroad, and returned to the states to pursue a degree in art history shortly after. I recently graduated from UCLA, and have aspirations to go on to graduate school to earn a PhD in art history with