Burlington City Arts

Nicholas Des Cognets

Nicholas des Cognets was raised in western Massachusetts. He received an MFA in sculpture from the Virginia Commonwealth University and recently was a fellow at the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown Massachusetts. Giving physical form to the relationship between nature and human perception is the core concern of his practice. 


Naoko Wowsugi

Naoko Wowsugi's work challenges conventional notions of home, identity, communication and miscommunication. In exploring these themes, her work has become increasingly attuned to parallels between her life and practice. By creatively connecting with a diverse group of people within their own communities, she fulfills desires to discover a sense of belonging and generate opportunities for others to break through traditional societal boundaries and roles.



Claudia Chaseling

Claudia Chaseling hails from Berlin, Germany.  Chaseling's visual ideas are a combination of personal experience, memory, stories and recording space. Her works consist mainly of large-scale canvases, painted walls and floors, and painted concrete objects.  She is concerned with capturing the dynamism and vastness of landscapes as well as the tension of experiencing a situation or place.



Oscar Santillan

Oscar Santillan's practice departs from the creative territory between the possible and the impossible and between reality and fiction. The repertoire of strategies for exploring this terrain has, in recent years, grown to include means such as: deceiving looks (i.e. a blurred video image, not produced through digital manipulation, but through the action of breathing on the camera lens); complex processes producing simple results (i.e. a colorful photographic composition as evidence of the effects of pigments injected into my own seminal vesicles); and, elaborate visual narratives (i.e.


Amber Kempthorn

Amber Kempthorn is an artist and self-described storyteller and bibliophile. Kempthorn's drawings and collages often combine drawings from ink and pastel with cut paper elements, which are collected from the interiors of security envelopes, parts of books and other paper remnants. A prominent influence in Kempthorn's work is the Japanese art of Ukiyo-e (literally, "pictures of the floating world").


Willy Somma

Willy Somma is a New York based artist who reimagines landscape photography through the use of traditional and alternative photographic methods. Her work has been published in The New Yorker, V Magazine, and TOKION, among others and exhibited at Jen Bekman Gallery and apexart. Somma received her Masters degree from the International Center of Photography in New York, NY and was awarded an artist in residence at the UCROSS Foundation for the Arts in 2007. She currently teaches at the International Center of Photography in New York, NY.


Rotem Tamir

Rotem Tamir is an Israeli born artist who lives and works in Richmond, Virginia. Tamir's work is developed through long-term investigation, research and experimentation. Her projects are the outcome of a response to places and experiences. She considers herself an explorer. Tamir received her MFA in Sculpture + Extended Media from Virginia Commonwealth University and her BFA from Bezalel Academy for Art and Design in Jerusalem, Israel.