Introducing Our 2023-2024 Gallery 4Culture Artists

After a pause in programming, Gallery 4Culture launched its first call for artists since January 2020 to continue a 43-year history of exhibiting innovative, underrepresented artists and art forms in solo and small-group shows. Panelists Amelia Ketzel, Francisco Guerrero, Ashraf Hasham, and Tyna Ontko reviewed applications submitted through the process and selected 10 King County-based artists for the 2023-2024 season.

Stefan Gonzales. Domestic Non-Site #1, Resource Monuments, Mount Analogue Gallery (installation view), 2019. Quarry stones and 2 x 6 inch prime #2 Douglas Fir S4S lumber


Stefan Gonzales
September 7–28, 2023
Opening: First Thursday, September 7, 6:00–8:00 pm

Stefan Gonzales’ sculptures, objects, performances, and place-based photographs grapple with notions of land use, earthworks/land art, colonialism, the environment, family dynamics, and Indigenous identity.

Eunsun Choi. Cuckoo, 2021. Ceramic, wood, Arduino nano, and MP3 player


Eunsun Choi
October 5–26, 2023
Opening: First Thursday, October 5, 6:00–8:00 pm

Eunsun Choi’s cacophonous installation of cuckoo clocks represents the economic disparity in Korean society and reveals her personal experience of discomfort and anxiety resulting from the timepieces.

Allyce Wood. Glint, 2021. Handwoven digital jacquard tapestry, cotton, and wool. 40 x 41 ¾ inches


Allyce Wood
November 2–December 7, 2023
Opening: First Thursday, November 2, 6:00–8:00 pm
Closing: First Thursday, December 7, 6:00–8:00 pm

Allyce Wood explores concepts of legacy and information sharing, systems and breakable rules, and expansion and growth with the flexible medium of tapestry, both digital and handmade.

Sofya Belinskaya. Alla and Andreji, 2022. Watercolor on paper. 43 ½ x 47 ⅜ inches


Sofya Belinskaya
January 4–25, 2024
Opening: First Thursday, January 4, 6:00–8:00 pm

Sofya Belinskaya’s paintings portray the faces and stories of Ukrainian refugees now living in the Puget Sound region as a consequence of the ongoing war.

Colleen RJC Bratton. Memento Mori (day 1), 2022. Flower petals, seeds, and soil. 67 x 26 inches


Colleen RJC Bratton
February 1–29, 2024
Opening: First Thursday, February 1, 6:00–8:00 pm

With photographs, videos and ephemeral drawings made from natural materials, Colleen RJC Bratton seeks to associate the decay of our own bodies with that of the composting flower, dissolving seaweed, rotting log, and melting snow–all returning to the earth.

Jo Cosme. I Can Barely Live Where You Vacation, 2023. Digital print. 20 x 16 inches


Jo Cosme
March 7–28, 2024
Opening: First Thursday, March 7, 6:00–8:00 pm

Jo Cosme’s immersive multimedia installation contrasts widespread perceptions of Puerto Rico as a Caribbean Paradise with the capitalist and neocolonialist realities endured by Native Boricuas over generations.

Cameron Day O’Connell. L.O., Kelly, and some Moisturizer, 2022. Digital photograph


Cameron Day O’Connell
April 4–25, 2024
Opening: First Thursday, April 4, 6:00–8:00 pm

Cameron Day O’Connell’s photographs and multimedia prints capture fleeting moments of intimacy, grief, and transformation in queer community and the natural world.

Maria Phillips. Technosphere, 2019. Single-serving chip bags, Capri Sun juice pouches, family-size chip bags, coffee bags, steel wire, and electric motor. 4 ½ x 4 x ½ feet. Photo: Andrew Giammarco


Maria Phillips
May 2–30, 2024
Opening: First Thursday, May 2, 6:00–8:00 pm

Always on alert for the inconspicuous beauty that awaits in random encounters and habitual rhythms of her daily landscape, Maria Phillips comingles discarded and overlooked materials, producing constructions that question their purpose, necessity, and possible futures.

John Feodorov. Living Beneath A White Rainbow, 2020. Acrylic, latex, ink, graphite, and collage. 66 x 78 inches


John Feodorov
June 6–27, 2024
Opening: 1st Thursday, June 6, 6:00–8:00 pm

In his ongoing series of paintings, Assimilations, John Feodorov reflects upon the complexities of identity through a critical exploration of his own childhood, growing up as a half Diné (Navajo)/half white child in the suburbs of Southern California.

Hanako O’Leary. War Mask 3, 2019. Clay, glaze, and cotton. Size: 12 ½ x 10 x 6 inches. Photo: Jo Cosme


Hanako O’Leary
July 5–August 1, 2024
Opening: First Thursday, July 11, 6:00–8:00 pm
Closing: First Thursday, August 1, 6:00–8:00 pm

Hanako O’Leary celebrates the female body through the feminization of the landscape and explores the intercultural and intergenerational relationships within her mixed Japanese-American heritage.

Congratulations to our 2023-2024 artists!

We’d like to thank all 99 gallery applicants for their interest in exhibiting with us and the panel for their diligence in making these selections. Artists who were not awarded shows are encouraged to reapply next year. The 2024-2025 Gallery 4Culture season application cycle will open in early November 2023 with a deadline of December 14, 2023.