Third Ward Monopoly, 2020 Mixed Media

Passion in education, history, and social justice infuse life and character into Marc Furi’s broad array of work. Drawing from the rich legacy of his own neighborhood in the Third Ward of Houston, Texas, Furi is no holds barred in his abundance of mediums that explore and question systems of oppression. Wielding his talent to showcase complex social structures, Furi infuses his storytelling through film, photography, soundscape, graphic design, and his devotion to social practice. Backed by multiple grants for his work, he has also partnered with major brands to highlight the prevalence of racism through various art series and installations - including a 2020 campaign with Lululemon called De-Racism. Furi’s influence and passion are shared from middle school classrooms to university level teachings, and he continues to be a great conductor of change through his art.

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Christopher Rauschenberg

Hailing from a family of notable artists, visual artist Christopher Rauschenberg began honing his own craft of photography in the early ‘70s. His innate ability to tell a unique story through the capturing of well-known Parisian landmarks led to Princeton Architectural Press’s publishing of Paris Changing: Revisiting Eugène Atget’s Paris. Transcendent of time, Rauschenberg presents an immersive experience of past, present, and future history with his work. As the cofounder and president of multiple galleries and exhibition spaces, Rauschenberg carries the legacy of influencing myriad artists - as well as co-curating and exhibiting for nearly eight hundred solo artists. Residing in Portland, Oregon, he has traveled and photographed in thirty-four countries, and his work has become a permanent fixture in over a dozen prestigious museums.

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Miwa Nishimura

Miwa Nishimura works in paint, installation, video, and photography, on scales large and small. Her hyperreal photographs capture foliage and candy-colored flowers with a fairy-tale sense of poetry and whimsy. The same playfulness characterizes her human scenes in miniature, which seem wink at the boundaries between reality and
illusion. Dolls wander through forests of flowers and teacups the size of houses. Nishimura was born in Japan and studied at the Joshibi University of Art and Design in Tokyo as well as the Barcelona University of Fine Art. She currently lives and works in Paris, France.

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