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Gallery Go Go supports both emerging and established artists by providing space for grant-funded projects and offering fine art prints, original works, artist workshops, and other opportunities. 

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Azure Attoe (she/her)

Azure Attoe is a painter, conceptual and social practice artist who owns the art activation space, Gallery Go Go in a shopping center in downtown Portland Oregon. She experiments with public space in progressive ways for artistic exploration and social good. She explores radical joy and the thrill hidden in everyday banality.

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Marissa Avila Gallery Go Go Portland Oregon BIPOC Queer LGBTQIA Art radical Joy Portland Shop

Marissa Avila (she/her) is a self taught multimedia artist with experience in resin art, jewelry design, candlemaking, collage, leatherwork, & painting. When she’s not creating, she’s cultivating plants, mushrooms, worms, and a mean kombucha. She finds inspiration in her Mexican heritage and in the inherent magic of handmade objects and art.

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Arta powers (she/her)

My interest in how narratives are created around products to form and influence our personal identities, propels me to create items from the remnants of my own consumption. Having years worth of single use materials collected and gifted to me from my community leaves me in a constant state of reimagining the past.  Being highly influenced by the materials I am surrounded by allows me to explore the repurposed meaning of these objects, inviting the viewer to see our collectively discarded materials in the fresh glow of their second lives.

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Kelly Martin (They/Them)

A bold pop of color brightens up greyscale interior dream-like spaces, merging mid-century modern and contemporary design.  Crisp, clean black lines and negative space form figurative illustrations of cool, stylish women. In these pieces I often explore “queering” the male gaze with interpretations of vintage lesbian pulp covers and fashion photography.

 

My work is heavily inspired by my love for design, architecture, and music. Each piece is named after a song, usually one on heavy rotation while I draw.  My big art influences are Yayoi Kusama, Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, Patrick Nagel, John Waters, and Man Ray. 

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https://www.mothersmagazines.com/
Ursula Barton Gallery Go Go Portland Oregon BIPOC Queer LGBTQIA Art radical Joy Portland Shop
Ursula Barton (she/her)
https://www.ursulabarton.com/
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Proudly representing her Oregon roots here in Portland, Oregon, Ursula graduated in 2010 with a BFA from Pacific Northwest College of Art. She then created a series of large paintings inspired by her rainy bike commutes over the many bridges of Portland. This series was the beginning of her fascination with weather, architectural landscapes, and bridges.

 

Finding joy in the physicality of large-scale painting, she began to paint any walls and odd spaces she could find. This inspiration from her environment created an obsession with travel early in Ursula’s career. She lived in South America, traveled all 50 states, visited architecture in Europe and was awarded a mural grant to live in Mexico in 2016. Travel has become and will continue to be the backbone of her process.

Sierra Rockett (she/her)
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Sierra Rockett is an Indonesian American multimedia artist based in Portland Oregon. She works with textiles, makeup, drawing and painting.

Shanalee Hampton (she/Her)
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Shana Hampton is a fiber artist who explores the human experience with a commitment to accessibility and community.  Her grandmother taught her to sew and embroider when she was little, giving her a useful skill and a way to use her voice. She can be found daydreaming,  staring into the sky and loving her people immensely. Her work can be found on many utility poles around Portland.

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nonamey Gallery Go Go Portland Oregon BIPOC Queer LGBTQIA Art radical Joy Portland Shop

Nonamey (they/them) is a trans-non-binary, indigenous (Ojibwe), Portland-based artist, having spent their formative years in Taos, New Mexico. Nonamey has exhibited works in the US & Internationally, notably at the Lucca Biennale, CONTEXT Miami, CONTEXT New York, and the LA Art Show. Using cardboard, acrylic, spray paint, and paper, Nonamey has created a body of work varying from sculpture, painting, and installation art.

 

"With recycled and found materials, I set out to capture that which inspires me most. I want to utilize what has been left behind and continue their narrative. Building something anew.”

- Nonamey  

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Elle James (she/her)

Elle James is currently an artist in residence at Gallery Go Go, exhibiting her street photography capturing the specificity of the Portland landscape. She also photographs small business in Downtown Portland for the Urban Art Hike and is a high-end wedding, portrait and product photographer. 

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Jonathan Hanisits (he/him)

Jonathan Hanisits a queer screen printer inspired by pop culture, technology and the challenge of disconnection in our media-heavy world.

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https://www.jonhancreative.com/about
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Luke Buser (He/Him)
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Luke Buser lives and works in the Portland area. Luke has been making and showing work since 1999. His portfolio ranges from Dada Style collage to conceptual and process based work. 

Lavante K  (he/him)

Lavante K is a mixed-media artist admired for his innovations in textures and his bold use of color. His work uniquely merges pop and minimalism.

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Natalia Cardona (she/her)

Natalia Cardona is an award-winning illustrator & industrial designer based Portland Oregon. Originally from Colombia's coffee region, Natalia spent her childhood surrounded by lush forests, mighty mountains, and crystalline rivers. Nowadays, Natalia spends her time at her cozy studio designing everything from children books, cute felted products, repeat patterns and more. Natalia's work, translates her joyful connection with nature, whimsical flair, and inner child emotions, into poetic imagery of simple everyday occurrences . A sunny stroll through the park, a quiet sunset, a wanderlust starry sky, are ever-present elements on her visual narratives and designs. Natalia obtained her Industrial Design B.F.A in 2015 and received her Illustration M.F.A from Savannah College of Art and Design in 2018. These two well-rounded disciplines allow her to move swiftly between the two-dimensional and three-dimensional realms of design and communication. She is currently interested in any collaborative & creative projects! Natalia is currently represented by the literary agency Writers House & illustration agency Illozoo.

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Mel Christy Gallery Go Go Portland Oregon BIPOC Queer LGBTQIA Art radical Joy Portland Shop

Mel Christy’s style of illustration thrives on vibrant color and meticulous detail. Her ink and brush work is based in aestheticism, primarily influenced by botanical life and patterns in nature. She builds versatile surface designs with intuitive mark-making that are instinctively emotive.

Before Christy found her calling in textile design, her twenty-year career as a fine art photographer allowed her to develop a unique ability to capture raw emotion through expressive, bold portraits. Her love of strong compositions and expressive detail has made its way into her illustration work. Mel is represented by the Bainbridge Arts and Crafts Gallery, and her designs are frequently shown at other galleries and spaces throughout the Pacific Northwest.

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STAY TUFT (they/them)
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STAY TUFT (they/them) is a trans-non-binary, multidisciplinary artist based in Portland, Oregon. They have created a body of work varying from the tufted fiber arts, sculpture, painting, and installation street art. Stay Tuft has exhibited in Portland, OR, and has engaged with the public via street art throughout the greater PNW. 

Nancy Pfau (she/her)

"Painting is the vehicle that allows me to communicate my visual and emotional experiences into an abstract sense of place. "

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Jean Pierre Nugloze (He/Him)
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Raised in Togo in West Africa, the designer had a close friend successfully make the journey to Portland, inspiring him to follow suit. “It was a little bit difficult to be gay in our country, and I thought I could live here as myself and do what I was doing there,” he says. Nugloze, 45, learned the craft of tailoring as a teenager. While “fashion designer” might sound glamorous, he says becoming one was a practical decision: “Here it is a choice, but in Togo if your family doesn’t make enough money for college, you learn something like tailoring to make your life better quickly.”

 

He may have learned his craft out of necessity, but Nugloze has a passion for design and for the home he left behind. “All the fabrics are sourced from West Africa. I have some people there who send me different wax patterns,” he says about the vibrant textiles he uses in his increasingly popular custom-made pieces.

Felicia Murray is a fiber artist from Maine, who recently became a part of the textile community in Portland, Oregon. Her tactile work and sustainable research explores seascape motifs, while communicating themes of climate change and global warming. She has created large-scale fiber art in France, Colombia, Denmark, and the United States. Her most recent work involves a study on the use of seaweed as a sustainable textile dye.

 

Statement: I meditate within each technique used. I find beauty in decay. I am fascinated by how things sprout, transform, breathe, mature, and blossom. I find textures and patterns in peculiar places. I become a scientist, exploring every angle, color, scale, and outcome of what I dissect. I breathe life into sterile and forgotten objects, bringing motifs from the outside environment inside. Overall, my work represents my growth as an artist thus far, and my journey through the natural world.

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Felecia Murray (She/Her)
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Taylor Valdez (She/Her)

The Venderia is female-owned, feminist-owned, Latina-owned & growing.  We believe vending machines should not be boring.  We want to bring your wildest vending machine dreams to life!

Taylor Valdez Gallery Go Go Portland Oregon BIPOC Queer LGBTQIA Art radical Joy Portland Shop
https://www.vendingmagic.com/
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Elle Zusi (she/they)
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Portland-based Artist, Elle Zusi, is challenging the perception of identity one piece at a time, by calling attention to the careful balance identity plays in creating the whole person. Heavily influenced by the American Traditional tattoo design, Zusi's works are multifaceted -  She examines how the current social culture plays into identity. Uniting the identities of Race, Religion, Disability, Sexuality, Gender and all the socially constructed identities that are used to divide. Zusi has found that by uniting the parts, the whole becomes stronger. 

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Xander Griffith (He/Him)

Born in Arizona, Xander Griffith is an emerging self-taught fiber artist that explores lavish colors and textures found in nature through carefully constructed felt “paintings.”

Xander Griffith Gallery Go Go Portland Oregon BIPOC Queer LGBTQIA Art radical Joy Portland Shop
http://xandergriffith.com/
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Michelle Suchland (She/Her)
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Michelle Suchland Gallery Go Go Portland Oregon BIPOC Queer LGBTQIA Art radical Joy Portland Shop

Michele Suchland is a mixed media assemblage artist based in Portland Oregon. She is a current artist in residence at Gallery Go Go. 

She works with abstraction through a mixture of analog photography, pattern design, and printmaking alongside portraiture. Themes around self identity and its expression along with capturing the relationship between the environment and the journey towards self-discovery is a principle theme of her work.

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Sabella The MOnarq (She/Her)