goodyear arts


Collective Artist

Amy Bagwell is a poet and mixed media artist who seeks to present poetry in traditional and new ways. Her poems are recently/ forthcoming in storySouthThe Eyewear Reviewwhere is the riverTerminus Magazine, & Vallum: Contemporary Poetry; her poem-centered art has been shown recently in Boston, Miami, Charleston, and around North Carolina. She has an MFA from Queens University of Charlotte, co-directs Goodyear Arts and Wall Poems, Inc., and teaches English at Central Piedmont Community College.

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Collective Artist
September 2015

Reba Bowens has been in the Charlotte area working with dance and capoeira, an Afro-Brazilian martial art. After attending a public art school for dance, she continued her dance studies at Winthrop University where she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Dance Performance and Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. She has had the opportunity to work with Caroline Calouhe, Gaspard & Dancers, Triptych Collective, Rachel Barker, Sarah Ingel, Megan Payne, Eric Mullis, and many others. Along with dance, Reba has been an avid practitioner of martial arts. She studied Shaolin Kempo Karate for 14 years and attained the rank of 2nd Degree Black Belt. For the last 10 year she has focused her studies on capoeira which has allowed her opportunities to travel to Russia, Brazil and various places across the United States. For Reba, movement is an art form that allows for infinite creativity and exploration with body and mind and she hopes that she can share this message with others.



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Graham Carew is an Irish painter and mixed media artist. He works in acrylics and watercolour but also uses permanent markers, household paint, and aerosols to cover his surfaces with imagery and text, which run from rant to mythology to poetry to personal stories. He has shown his work and performed Irish poetry at home, in the UK, in the US, and in the Middle East. He co-founded Goodyear Arts and co-directed its first three years until returning to Ireland permanently.



Collective Artist
September / October 2016

Renee Cloud is a Charlotte native and received her BFA in Studio Art from Appalachian State University in 2015. Using a combination of text art and mixed media, she creates work that focuses on the personal narrative, the black experience, and the power of the written word. The text she incorporates into her pieces provides only a fraction of the narrative, leaving the viewer to create the rest. Cloud resides in Charlotte, North Carolina and is currently serving as the Gallery Coordinator for Central Piedmont Community College.



Collective Artist
August 2015

Active professionally since 2001, Matt Cosper is an artist and educator working in theatre and performance. Directing credits include: The MaidsHamletThe Bald SopranoSomeone Who’ll Watch Over MeThe Divine SisterMacbethThe DumbwaiterThe TempestThe CrucibleGnitAntigoneTwelfth NightThe Pirates of Penzance and The Trojan Women. In 2009 Cosper founded the experimental troupe XOXO, and has served since then as the group’s Artistic Director. Original works created with the company include Mum’s The WordThomThom (if that bird won’t sing)#CAKE(Year Zero)All The Dogs And Horses and Bohemian Grove. Cosper was a Charlotte Magazine Best of the Best award winner for Playwrighting in 2013 and XOXO won a BOB for Best Theatre Troupe in 2016. From 2015-2017 Cosper served on the faculty of Spoleto Study Abroad, creating original theatre works with students in Spoleto, Italy. He is currently the director of Theatre Arts at Charlotte Latin School.



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Logan Cyrus is an independent photojournalist and portrait photographer based in Charlotte, NC. His images have appeared in national and international publications and he has also done work for both editorial and commercial clients across the United States and Europe. He also serves as the in-house still photographer tasked with documenting the people and happenings at the Goodyear Arts Collective since it’s inception in 2015.
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Collective Artist
October 2015

Investigating public opinion and contemporary beliefs, de’Angelo Dia uses photography, performance art, and creative writing as catalysts for dialogue while arousing public concern with cultural, social-political, and theological issues. Dia has studied art in Athens, Greece, Guadalajara, Mexico, and Nairobi, Kenya. He received his Bachelor of Science in Applied Communication and Sociology from Appalachian State University, a Master of Arts in Literature from The University of North Carolina at Charlotte, and a Master of Divinity from Union Presbyterian Seminary. His artistic influences include Martha Cooper, Lynda Barry, and neo-Appalachian art. Dia is an alumni artist-in-residence of the McColl Center For Art + Innovation, the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, and the Artist Roundtable of the Harvey B. Gantt Center for African American Arts + Culture.



Collective Artist
September 2015

Architect, Composer, Performing Musician, Collaborator, Jeremy has been a past member of Charlotte groups Hair Supply, Moenda, Great Architect Guitar Orchestra, Ghost Trees Big Band, NUMBO, Later Rain, and currently TKO Faith Healer and is the co-songwriter/guitarist for Julian Calendar. He has composed numerous pieces for various instrumentation, created music for several dance and poetry pieces with Goodyear Arts alumni, and recently had the premiere of his first string quartet "Dysregulation States" by the Goodyear String Quartet, which includes members of the Charlotte Symphony. 

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Collective Artist
November / December 2016

Dylan Gilbert is a songwriter, producer and performer from Charlotte, North Carolina, and is a founding member of genre-bending punk band Hectorina. His compositions range from wild guitar-based indie rock to experimental electronic music, taking inspiration from artists such as Kate Bush, Talk Talk and Prince. Since 2005, he has self-released 9 solo albums, as well as 5 albums and 2 EPs with Hectorina. Gilbert began touring in his teens and has since performed over 800 times across the US with appearances at the Hopscotch Music Festival, CMJ Music Marathon, Indie Grits Film Festival, Asheville Fringe Arts Festival, Don’t Sweat It Fest, Art Party by Friday Arts Project, and the BOOM Festival. 

Gilbert has created work in a variety of mediums, including a full theatrical production of Hectorina’s rock opera Collywobble, which premiered in a month long residency at Snug Harbor in 2015. While in residence at Goodyear Arts in 2016, he created an interactive sound installation called The Forest and collaborated with XOXO Performance Ensemble to produce All the Dogs and Horses, “a zen acid western” play. His works with dancer and choreographer Sarah Ingel have premiered at Charlotte Ballet’s Choreographic Lab, ladyfestCLT, and Food for Thought-Fall curated by Caitlyn Swett and Helen Simoneau Danse. Further collaborators include poet de’Angelo Dia, film producers Basic Cable and theatre collective Sinergismo.

Currently, Gilbert continues to work as an artist in residence at Goodyear Arts, creates with local Charlotte artists of all mediums, and teaches music at the School of Rock Charlotte. In 2020, he will release his 10th solo album, I’ll Be the Lakebed, a 10 song cycle co-produced with Justin Aswell that explores themes of spirituality and technology in 21st century America through avant-garde pop, ambient soundscapes and DIY performance art.



Collective Artist

Amy Herman is an artist based in Charlotte, North Carolina. She received her MFA in Photography from Columbia College Chicago, and her BFA in Fine Art from Michigan State University. Her photographs have been shown on the international level and are included in the permanent collections of the Kiyosota Museum of Photography and The Museum of Fine Arts Houston. She teaches photography at Central Piedmont Community College and co-directs Goodyear Arts.



Collective Artist
November / December 2016

Lee Herrera is a Venezuelan illustrator currently residing in Charlotte, NC. He focuses in figurative illustration, applying different techniques such as ink stippling and cross hatching/sketching using a ballpoint pen and mostly recycled materials.



Collective Artist

Hurdle is not constrained by the traditional discourse of jewelers and instead seeks to engage the wearer and make a statement. This freedom energizes his designs and creates conceptually powerful pieces. Silver, brass, copper, and precious metals make up the majority of Hurdle’s working materials. Inspired by the abstract expressionists, modern sculpture and surrealism, his work has a perennial quality imbued with a fresh and current perspective. It is an important aspect of Hurdle’s practice that every piece is made by hand. The hand of the artist is clearly evident in the finished product, materializing as noticeably unique objects.



Collective Artist
September 2015

Sarah Ingel is a Charlotte based dance artist, and performance maker. Utilizing improvisation, choreography, theatre and design to make works for both site specific installation and the stage, her work cultivates intimate and meditative spaces for audiences to engage with their own experiences of authenticity, vulnerability and humanity. Sarah graduated high school from the North Carolina School of Arts then received her B.F.A. from Hollins University in partnership with the American Dance Festival. She has had the privilege of working with artists including Sidra Bell, Ivy Baldwin, Douglas Becker, Leah Cox, Ishmael Houston-Jones, John Jasperse,  Helen Simoneau, Vanessa Voskuill, and Jesse Zaritt. Sarah works behind the scenes at Charlotte Ballet, as the Assistant Stage Manager, Shoe Manager, and Costume Technician.  She has been an artist in residence at Goodyear Arts since  2015, and has been with the collective through all three locations (Stonewall, College, and Camp North End).  Sarah is co-director of repCLT, a North Carolina non-profit organization advocating research and exchange in performance. She also is co-founder/co-producer of ladyfestCLT, which promotes dance and female makers in the Southeast region.


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performance by Ben Ingel and Sarah Ingel, Music by Dylan Gilbert
Video by Toby Shearer, edited by Sarah Ingel 
ladyfestCLT 2018 at Charlotte Ballet, January 2018 


Collective Artist
September / October 2016

Jeff Jackson is a novelist, playwright, visual artist, and songwriter. He’s the author of the "Destroy All Monsters: The Last Rock Novel," published in 2018 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux. It received advanced praise from Don DeLillo, Janet Fitch, and Dennis Cooper, and rave reviews in The New York Times, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, and NPR. His first novel "Mira Corpora” was a Finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize. His novella “Novi Sad” was selected one of the year’s best books by Vice. Six of his plays have been produced by the Obie-Award winning Collapsable Giraffe company in New York City. He creates sculptural assemblages and performs with the band Julian Calendar.



Collective Artist
July 2015

Holly Keogh (American, b. 1991) appropriates family photographs, specifically ones that have been excluded from the family photo album or narrative, to investigate the limitations of any archival practice. These discarded photographs take on new life as they are distorted and translated into large oil paintings. Keogh’s work is intuitive and experimental, aiming to create a sensory experience that brings awareness to how different mediums construct our reality. The artist lives and works in Charlotte, North Carolina.



Collective Artist
April / May 2018

Debora Koo (b. 1990) is an arts educator and painter who works primarily in oil. She is inspired by still life of mundane objects and media images. She received her MFA from Ewha Womans University in South Korea and her BA from Smith College.



Collective Artist
April / May 2018

I believe that I have a serious approach to making art, with a serious belief that not all work has to be serious. A sense of levity, whether it be subject, commentary, or title, keeps the work fresh and interesting for me. I do not worry about such labels as figurative or abstract art.  Pulling from the well of art history as a research vehicle while keeping your work exciting is always my goal. Sometimes the old. Sometimes the new. Sometimes the work needs  more information, sometimes restraint is called for. Sometimes it needs everything all the time.

Nathaniel Lancaster received his BFA in Painting from UNCC and has remained in Charlotte since. He is an alumni of Goodyear Arts and the McColl Center for Art and Innovation and has been featured at many local and regional art institutions, including the North Carolina Museum of Art.



Collective Artist
September / October 2016

Andy McMillan is a fine-art photographer and filmmaker based in Charlotte, NC. His work has appeared in shows at the Corcoran Gallery of Art, the Mint Museum, Goodyear Arts, the McColl Center for Art and Innovation and Daniel Cooney Fine Art. His work has been featured in Time, CNN and many others. He is currently mid-production on his first documentary film, Mississippi River Styx, about a man with terminal cancer navigating the Mississippi River on an old houseboat.



Collective Artist
September 2015

Eric Mullis is a Charlotte, N.C.-based dance artist who received an MFA in Dance from the University of Wisconsin (Milwaukee) and a Ph.D. in Philosophy from the University of South Carolina. His current research interests include ecstatic states in charismatic Appalachian Pentecostalism and improvisation across artistic disciplines. Eric is a dance accompanist at the American Dance Festival and at the University of North Carolina (Charlotte) and has recently shown work in the North Carolina Dance Festival, the Midwest Alternative Performance Festival, Harvest Chicago Contemporary Dance Festival, the Richmond Dance Festival, and at the University of Malta. Eric has published essays on dance in Dance Research JournalPerformance Philosophy, Dance Research, Dance Chronicle, and the Journal of Performing Arts and Digital Media and is currently writing a manuscript (Pragmatist Philosophy and Dance: Interdisciplinary Dance Research in the American South) for Palgrave-MacMillan's series on Performance Philosophy.


HNin Nie

Collective Artist
July / August 2018

Post Feels is the exploratory study of human emotions. HNin Nie uses paint as her medium to portray emotions through Negative Nancy. Nancy is used as a reflection of change within HNin, in hopes to channel her negativity into something greater. HNin is inspired by the people around her that discover self-love by encouraging vulnerability.



Collective Artist
September 2015

Megan Payne is a movement artist living in Charlotte, NC. She received a MFA in Dance from Hollins University in partnership with the American Dance Festival and a BFA in Dance from Ohio University. Her choreography has been presented throughout the Unites States, including performances at the American College Dance Festival, The American Dance Festival, and The Detroit Dance Festival. Her work approaches movement collaboratively, and as exploratory research to gain a better perception of the world we live in. As a choreographer she is interested in how our bodies hold memories that influence our perspectives of felt experience. She sees movement created as a way to manifest new forms or ways of being, reaching for a deeper understanding of our bodies, and their limitations and complexities. Megan is currently a guest artist in the Dance Department at UNCC and setting work for the Tobacco Road Dance Productions 2019 season (Durham, NC).



Collective Artist
April / May 2018

Elisa Sanchez is an illustrator who enjoys drawing and creating on various surfaces. Her work explores the juxtaposition of harsh and soft, organic and rigid, life and death. She uses ink and fire to create images with implied narrative in order to create a collaboration between the viewer and the creator.



Collective Artist

Barbara Schreiber makes pretty paintings that examine large issues through a small, domestic lens. Her exhibitions include the High Museum of Art, Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art, SPACE Pittsburgh, the Weatherspoon Museum of Art, Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, the Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia, Telfair Museum of Art, Mint Museum of Art, American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters, the Sorbonne and numerous other spaces. In addition to her work as an artist, Schreiber can sometimes be pestered into writing about visual art. Her articles, essays, reviews and navel staring have appeared in Art Papers, Sculpture, Metalsmith, Creative Loafing Charlotte, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, The Charlotte Observer and other publications. Born in Baltimore MD, Schreiber attended Atlanta College of Art and received her BFA from Maryland Institute College of Art.



Collective Artist

Matthew Steele is a artist and graphic designer living and working in Charlotte North Carolina. Often utilizing the aesthetic of function and industry, Steele draws parallels from the made-made and human technologies of the self. With a BFA in sculpture from Indiana University, Steele came to Charlotte in 2012 for a McColl Center for Art + Innovation Artist Residency. Steele has work in collections nationally and internationally, including the Art in Embassies program. 



Collective Artist
July 2015

Todd currently works as an artist, arts administrator, and fabricator in Charlotte, NC.  He has shown work throughout the Southeast with a studio practice that explores the mechanics of how physicality and sensation transform into emotional, mental, and social experiences.




Collective Artist
November / December 2016

Grace Stott is a visual artist currently living and working in Charlotte, North Carolina. A graduate of Tufts University, with additional educational experience at CalArts, she is a studio artist focused on experimenting with the application of narrative to surface. Grace’s work includes an investigation in mixed media painting and ceramic techniques. In conjunction with her studio



Collective Artist
July / August 2016

Christopher Thomas is an interdisciplinary visual artist from North Carolina. He received a BFA from the School of the Art institute of Chicago in 2009. Later on, he co-produced several commercial and viral shorts with filmmaker Casey Neistat in New York City, while working for the Buckminster Fuller Institute. He then spent two years teaching music production for at-risk high school students with the Arts & Science Council of Mecklenburg County. Chris received an MFA in experimental & documentary arts at Duke University in 2016. He is currently teaching in the Department of Digital Film, Broadcast & Communications at Central Piedmont Community College and is a member of the Goodyear Arts collective in Charlotte, NC



Collective Artist
November / December 2016

Andrea Vail is an interdisciplinary artist who makes connections between objects, people, or both. Exhibitions include Sediment Gallery (Richmond, VA); Hoffman Gallery, Oregon College of Art and Craft (Portland, OR); Form & Concept (Santa Fe, NM); Emily Davis Gallery, The University of Akron (Akron, OH); Cameron Art Museum (Wilmington, NC); Meramec Contemporary Art Gallery, (St. Louis, MO). Vail is a graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University (MFA).



Collective Artist
July / August 2018

Born on Lakenheath Airforce Base in Suffolk, England, and raised in Raleigh North Carolina, J Stacy Utley is a practicing artist who resides in Charlotte North Carolina. Utley’s work addresses complex narratives found within the African American diaspora. Using diverse mediums, his collages, assemblages, paintings and drawings address the topics of displacement, cultural appropriation, religion, race, mental illness and sexuality. Conversant topics of the African American community that shape identities and not always comfortable to discuss. 

Stacy Utley is a graduate of North Carolina State University, College of Design where he received a Bachelor's degree in Architecture. He went on to receive a Masters of Fine Art from Lesley University College of Art and Design in Cambridge Massachusetts. He is an educator, having experience teaching in both the collegiate and grade school levels.

Utley has shown nationally, exhibiting in solo exhibits and numerous group exhibitions. His executed works can be found in private, public and university collections including North Carolina State University and Johnson C Smith University. He is a public artist and have received commissions from the Arts and Science Council of Charlotte NC, and the Durham Public Arts Commission.

Utley recently was selected to be one of three artist to participate in the spring Artist in Residency with Goodyear Arts, funded by the Knight Foundation in Charlotte North Carolina. His body of work “Dis-place-Meant Something” explores the notion of home, space, and the psychological and physical effects of displacement. 

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Collective Artist

Jason Watson is a mixed-media artist and educator, whose studio practice combines interests in fractured figures, found objects, and fragments of text and pattern as visual materials that both reveal and conceal elusive layers of meaning. His work has been shown at galleries, universities, and non-profit spaces including the drawing installation “Q” at the Mint Museum, the group exhibition “Following Threads” at the Greenhill Center for North Carolina Art, and the contemporary drawing survey “Line ,Touch, Trace” at the North Carolina Museum of Art. His artist residencies over the past several years include the Newark Museum of Art, Cooper Union Emerging Artist Residency Program, the Lower East Side Printshop, the Elsewhere Artist Collaborative, the Ragdale Foundation, and the Oberpfalzer Kunstlerhaus in Schwandorf, Germany. He recently participated in the Lincoln Center Summer Education Forum and completed a residency with the Goodyear Artist Collaborative in November 2018.

Watson was awarded the first Wesley Mancini Artist Residency at the McColl Center for Visual Art + Innovation in 2013. He has presented papers and projects at national academic conferences including “Creating in the Queer Diaspora”, a study of LGBTQ creative production in non-urban areas with Queer Caucus for Art at the College Art Association. As an art educator, Watson has taught a wide variety of drawing, painting, and printmaking classes and workshops over the past decade at colleges, universities, and arts non-profits. He currently teaches at Central Piedmont Community College and is the Director of Visual Art Programs for Arts+, a non-profit in Charlotte that provides art education to underserved populations.



Collective Artist
July / August 2018

Liliya Zalevskaya is a visual artist born in Kiev, Ukraine. As a young teenager, her family immigrated to America, as the Soviet Union fell apart. This continues to inform her interest in how social structures are perceived versus how they are experienced by the individuals living within them. In essence the work is the artifact of play, through which she interrogates the roles as a maker, actor, director, and editor in the construction of a fantasy that questions reality.

 Liliya received a BFA in Printmaking from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and an MFA in Digital Media from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. She currently teaches Printmaking and Digital Photography at Gaston College, Dallas, NC.