photo by Sarah R. Bloom

Jarrod Markman, Executive Director

Jarrod has shepherded the resurgence of DVAA since 2015, building a strong community of creatives, leaders and volunteers. He is interested in the intersection of community building, art making and business management. He spent 4 Festivals at FringeArts managing the Philadelphia Fringe Festival and has been producing theatre with Simpatico Theatre for 6 years. He is a Colorado native,  Bella Vista resident, dog dad and graduate of the University of the Arts. Contact Jarrod for information about how to best support DVAA's mission to build community for creatives in Philadelphia.

www.jarrodmarkman.com

jarrod@davinciartalliance.org


 

photo by Sarah R. Bloom

A Solipsist's Cell - Dawn Kramlich; installation; laser-cut matboard and acrylic; 84" x 68" x 68"; 2013

Dawn Kramlich, Marketing Coordinator

Dawn has been living and working in Philadelphia since 2009. She earned her MFA in Studio Art from Moore College of Art & Design. Alongside her marketing and membership work with DVAA, Dawn teaches courses at Muhlenberg College and Penn State University's Abington College, maintains her own active studio art practice (text-based artwork examining the subjective in the Information Age), writes freelance and assists artists with CVs and Artist Statements, and creates freelance design projects for various clients throughout Philadelphia, including the Logan Hotel. Dawn has shown her text-based art widely from Ireland to California, such as her inclusion in a 4-person show of installation art at the Philadelphia Art Alliance in early 2017.  Dawn is passionate about building artistic community and celebrating fellow artists’ successes!

www.dawnkramlich.com

dawn@davinciartalliance.org

 


 
photo by Sarah R. Bloom

photo by Sarah R. Bloom

Near Insighted  (detail) - Bryant Girsch; acrylic on canvas; 60" x 48"; 2017

Near Insighted (detail) - Bryant Girsch; acrylic on canvas; 60" x 48"; 2017

Bryant Girsch, Exhibitions Coordinator


Bryant Girsch is an artist and Midwest transplant currently based in Philadelphia. He is a graduate of Tyler School of Art with a Masters in Painting and a Temple University Rome alumni. His artwork explores the intersection of painting and digital technology. Moreover, he has been published in New American Painting and Not Random Art critical review and exhibited both domestically and abroad. 


www.bryantgirsch.com

bryant@davinciartalliance.org

 
 

 
 
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Donghee Amy Oh - Administrative and Exhibitions Assistant

Amy Oh is a graduate from Tyler School of Art where she obtained her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Painting and Drawing. Born in San Pedro Sula, Honduras, Amy creates works that reflect her background as a multicultural individual. In addition to working at DVAA, Amy is currently working as an artist assistant. 

 

 
 
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Processing Problems. Archival Ink on Paper. 2017

Processing Problems. Archival Ink on Paper. 2017

Tristan Kravitz - Exhibitions Intern

Tristan Kravitz is a visual artist and musician based in Philadelphia, working primarily in ink, watercolor, and marker. Drawing from their experience as queer and non-binary and their academic background in Classics, their images combine contemporary and ancient symbolism to address internal and interpersonal narratives of gender and sexuality. Tristan has been creating art for Washington West Project, part of Mazzoni Center, since 2016. In 2017, their work was selected for the Emerging LGBTQ Artists exhibition at the William Way Center. Tristan has been a member of DVAA since Fall 2017

 

 
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Rain Jorge - Exhibitions Intern

New Jersey native and University of the Arts graduate, Demi Jorge, works as a carpenter in center city specializing in fabrication, historical restoration and residential renovation. This plant parent creates art that incorporates the metaphorical aspects within nature and haunting surrealism.

Roots -  Rain Jorge; installation; wire, aluminum foil, spray paint, and mirror; 36" x 36" x 48"; 2016

Roots - Rain Jorge; installation; wire, aluminum foil, spray paint, and mirror; 36" x 36" x 48"; 2016