(b. in Pennsylvania, USA, 1972) Lives and works in Los Angeles (USA).
Kyack received his MFA from the University of Southern California in 2008 and attended Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in 2004. Recent solo projects include ‘The Very First Day’, Workplace Gallery, Gateshead (2015); ‘Old Sailors Never Die’, François Ghebaly Gallery, Los Angeles (2014); ‘Point at the Thing That’s Furthest Away’, Praz-Delavallade, Paris (2013); ‘Terms / Proposals / Demands’, SSZ Sued, Köln (2013); and ‘Escape to Shit Mountain’ at François Ghebaly Gallery, Los Angeles (2012).
(b. in New York City, USA, 1942)
Director, cinematographer, visual artist, writer, and underground film legend Mike Kuchar began making 8mm home movies with his twin brother George at age 12. They became central to the 1960s NY underground film scene, screening work alongside Andy Warhol, Kenneth Anger, and Jack Smith. The Kuchars have influenced filmmaking giants like John Waters, Todd Solondz, Pedro Almodovar, and Atom Egoyan. In the past 10 years, Mike has focused on more intimate one person expressionistic films. He was the recipient of the 2009 FRAMELINE ‘Lifetime Achievement Award’ at San Francisco International LGBT Film Festival.
(b. in Maputo, Mozambique, 1988) Lives and works in Los Angeles (USA).
As the daughter of a Mozambican mother and an American father, Cassi Namoda spent most of her childhood traveling around the world, being exposed to a variety of ideas, cultures, and stories. She would return to Maputo, Mozambique, in her early twenties before permanently settling in Los Angeles. With dream-like elements and folkloric references, her painting calls forth an evocative and intimate recollection.
Since 2009 Ghebaly Gallery has presented an innovative program of Los Angeles-based and international artists, with a focus on emerging, mid-career and historical estates. Originally located in Chinatown, the gallery moved to the Culver City arts district after its first year, transforming an old automotive space into an art gallery. Continuing to grow along with its artists, the gallery relocated to a 12,000 sq.ft. venue in Downtown LA in 2013, pioneering an exciting shift in the Los Angeles art scene. Ghebaly Gallery's program demonstrates a commitment to challenging works across all media and fostering the progressive practices of its artists.