Exhibitor listing
Souls conversation - Taher Jaoui
Uncommon Beauty Gallery
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Artists Exhibited at the show:

  • Taher Jaoui

    Taher Jaoui

    Taher Jaoui - Souls conversation
    Souls conversation
    Biography : Taher Jaoui was born in Tunis, Tunisia. In 2007 he graduated from the world re-known Sorbonne University in Paris. He now lives and works between Paris and Berlin. Jaoui’s compositions are built through an intuitive and unconscious process. His inspiration comes from many sources, including cartoons, graffitis, street art, abstract expressionism and primitivism. Exhibition : Mika Gallery, New York 2018
    Ghaya Gallery, Tunis 2018
    Aquavit Gallery, Berlin 2017
    Galerie La Rotonde, Paris 2017

    Detailed Description : Jaoui’s work mixes paintings and drawing in ways that are both abstract and figurative. His colorful compositions stimulate the viewers feelings and imagination and let them build their own interpretation. Jaoui attractively combines a full palette of color and texture, using oil, enamel, spray paint and charcoal on canvas.
  • Viktoria Sorochinski

    Viktoria Sorochinski

    Biography : Viktoria Sorochinski is an established photographer who currently lives and works in Berlin, Germany. Sorochinski is a Ukrainian-born Canadian who left the USSR in 1990. After living in Israel, she received her bachelor degree of Studio Arts and Photography from the Concordia University in Montreal, Canada. In 2008, she received her MFA from New York University before moving to Berlin. Exhibition : Sorochinski has shown in nearly 60 exhibitions in 18 countries throughout Europe, North and South America and Asia. Her work is published and reviewed in over 70 international publications including her monograph “Anna & Eve” published in Germany by Peperoni Books in 2013. She is also a winner and finalist of numerous international competitions, fellowships and awards including Leica Oskar Barnack Award, Lucie Award (Discovery of the Year), LensCulture Exposure Award/Emerging Talent Award, Magenta Flash Forward, PDN Photo Annual, J.M.Cameron Award, Voies Off Arles Award, Review Santa Fe, Descubrimientos PHE, BluePrint Fellowship and Canada Council for the Arts Grant among others. Detailed Description : Throughout her work, Sorochinski demonstrates a compelling new vision in the genre of portraiture, as demonstrated by her recent win of the prestigious Arnold Newman Prize for New Directions in Photographic Portraiture in 2018. The Arnold Newman Prize is awarded every year and the 2018 Prize award ceremony took place this October at the Griffin Museum of photography in Boston, MA. On that occasion, Viktoria's photos were on display at the Museum until October 13.
  • Evelyn Sosa Rojas

    Evelyn Sosa Rojas

    Biography : Evelyn Sosa Rojas was born in 1989 in Havana, Cuba. An emerging photographer who specializes in portraits when she is not busy covering events like the Havana Marathon, Sosa lives and works in Havana. A staunch feminist, Sosa wants to show the power of femininity through photos of women in different familiar or intimate settings. Exhibition : Recent Shows
    Uncommon Beauty gallery, New York 2018
    Extrañas aves de Paso (Strange Birds of Passage), Mariano Rodriguez Gallery, Havana 2017
    Luz a tu propria quimica (Light of your own chemistry), Fábrica de Arte Cubana, FAC, Havana 2017
    Body Photography salon, 3rd edition, Mariano Rodriguez gallery, Havana 2017
    Detailed Description : Sosa has a keen eye and special talent to capture joy and beauty in every subject she photographs, whatever their look, age or appearances. It is particularly true in her ongoing series of Women Portraits. In 2016, Sosa was the winner of the prestigious Herman Puig Prize for Mariana portrait. Th Puig prize is, awarded yearly to the best emerging artist of the Body Photography Salon in Havana.

Other Artists represented by the Gallery:

  • Anna Aristova

    Anna Aristova

    Biography : Anna Aristova is an artist and designer born in 1983 in Krasnodar, Russia. She graduated Kuban State University with a Masters in Linguistics and Russian Literature, and Bachelors in Fine Arts with a focus on ceramics and printmaking. She moved to New York in 2006 and has been running her interior design practice since 2008. In 2013, Aristova co-founded A Space, an art & design studio that aims to bring in the timeless beauty of nature to contem­porary lifestyle. Exhibition : Uncommon Beauty Gallery, New York 2018 Kips Bay Decorator Show House, New York 2017 Stone is Art, Aria Stone Gallery, New York 2017 Uncommon Beauty, New York 2017 Architectural Digest Design Show, New York 2017 Architectural Digest Design Show, New York 2016 Detailed Description :
    Aristova creates ceramics often inspired by the female form, experience and gaze. Apart from white English ceramic work, she also creates black ceramics using a black clay from Mexico. In both cases, 22K gold leaf is used to accent the work. Each piece is a one-of-a-kind creation that beckons to look beyond mere form and material, and to connect to the primal na­ture of the elements.
  • Andrea Hurtarte

    Andrea Hurtarte

    Biography : Andrea Hurtarte, born to Guatemalan parents in 1988, lives and works in Montreal, Canada. Although her passion for painting and drawing started at a very early age, her love for watercolor really flourished during her studies at Rio de Janeiro’s Federal University School of Fine Art and has continually led to a deep exploration of the medium. Hurtarte’s artwork has a strong sense of spatial depth originating in her studying of architecture during her Master program at Université de Montréal. Hurtarte now operates her own studio, ANML, in Montreal. Exhibition : Uncommon Beauty Gallery, New York 2018 Detailed Description :
    Hurtarte’s work creates a refined tension between lucid and flowing forms, inciting a shift of perception between the superimposed layers of content. Using specific vehicles for color and expression, the guiding dark lines define, while the fluid watercolor generate a sense of spontaneity. The compositions are intended to have multiple readings; the seemingly opposing components lead the viewer to actively perceive the image in their minds. The deconstructed color palette evokes the human skin and concurrently creates space for a timeless nude body. The work alludes to Kandinsky, Japanese calligraphy, as well as the wabi-sabi aesthetic, through the simplicity of lines and use of color that effortlessly define space. Hurtarte’s deeply emotionally evocative work aims to draw in the viewer by revealing intimate situations, aspects of the human experience, and evidence of the mindset/process of the artist.
  • Joy Kim

    Joy Kim

    Biography : Jongmin Joy Kim was born in 1991 in Gumi, South Korea. Soon after he graduated college, Kim moved to New York in 2014. He briefly attended the School of Visual Art, SVA, before realizing that academic art training was unnecessary for his art to freely express itself. Exhibition : Uncommon Beauty Gallery, New York 2018 Space 776, New York 2018 Scope Art Fair, New York 2018 Contempop Gallery, New York 2017 Art Hamptons Fair, 2017 Uncommon Beauty, New York 2017 Aqua, Art Basel Miami, 2017 Detailed Description :
    In a recent interview with Philos, Kim summarizes his art practice: “I always paint about the moment I am experiencing… trying to show the Beauty of all.” Since he moved to New York, Kim has been a full time artist with a studio first in Chelsea and now in Bushwick. His career took off in 2017 as Kim was featured in several solo and group shows on both coasts. Kim’s work is featured in many private collections in the USA and Korea.
  • Nina Klein

    Nina Klein

    Biography : Born in 1987, Nina Klein is a multidisciplinary artist living and working in Santa Monica, CA. Klein creates minimal figurative drawings and sculptural, impasto, and abstract paintings that explore the human condition. Exhibition : WHIT, Fashion Week, New York 2017 Rancagua, Chile 2016 Detailed Description :
    Klein utilizes a variety of materials to create her lines, shapes and sculptural texture, including pen, pencil, digital drawing tools, oil paint, plaster and metal wire. She displays her versatility, continually working with seemingly limitless forms of media. Through her work, she highlights and advocates femininity as an aim to create a shift in the social construct of the inferiority it holds against masculinity. Klein sheds light on the fact that feminine design and tastes are valued lower than masculine tastes and aesthetics, and she seeks to disband this inequality.
  • Shantel Miller

    Shantel Miller

    Biography : Shantel Miller intentionally works with oil paint to make portraits as it allows for a kind of appropriation to take place. Traditionally, portraits made with oil usually connote power, class and gender. As a black woman choosing to use oil paints to make portraits, her paintings hope to renew and reinvest possibilities that can democratize image making. She understands painting as a tool for exploring autobiographical themes that reinstate the multiplicity of blackness. Her artistic practice interrogates societal constructs of blackness to examine the varying ways black bodies occupy space is visual culture. Miller layers symbolic figures, familiar imagery and events to further complicate representations of blackness. In 2013, she received a Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) from the Ontario College of Art and Design (OCADU), majoring in Drawing and Painting. Exhibition : Miller has exhibited her work extensively across Canada and has recently completed a residency on Cuttyhunk Island along the coast of Boston, Massachusetts.

  • Lara Minerva

    Lara Minerva

    Biography : Lara Minerva, born in 1992, is a Berlin-based artist with a bi-national and bi-cultural German-Greek background. She recently graduated with a degree in psychology from the "Freie Universität Berlin". Exhibition : Uncommon Beauty Gallery, New York 2018 Körperform, Wildberlin Art Space, Berlin 2017 Uncommon Beauty Gallery, New York, 2017 Macht und Pracht, Künstlerhaus 19 Schlachtensee, Berlin, 2017 Der Mensch im Schatten, 48 Stunden Neukölln, Berlin, 2017 Bardo, Aquabit Gallery, Berlin, 2017 Cutting Edge, CoGalleries, Berlin, 2017 Lara Minerva X Temper, Studio 183, Berlin 2017 Detailed Description :
    Lara creates her collages when her “soul is burning and needs to transform a feeling, a conflict, or a thought into something more expressive and tangible”. Her collage work is very sensual and frequently addresses conflicts or opposites, often around objects of desire, freedom, and love. Lara touches the viewer at a deep emotional level. She was recently featured in RedMilk Magazine and i-D Vice. Lara's collages appear in numerous private collections in Europe and the USA. Artist's Documents:
  • Renee Phillips

    Renee Phillips

    Biography : Renee is a graduate of University of Miami and currently lives and works between Del Ray, FL and Chelsea, NYC. Investigating the natural world at both macro and micro levels, Renee aims to freeze moments in time and evolutionary progress. The observation of life cycles throughout natural and urban environments allows her to translate the constantly changing rhythms of growth, decay, rebirth, and regeneration onto each substrate. Renee's process relies heavily on learned alchemical techniques, intuition and physicality. An intensive layering and re-working of the canvas results in highly tactile and seductive surfaces: paint is poured on; sanded off; manipulated with the elements of heat, wind and water; glazed; enameled and reapplied until a certain energetic frequency is achieved. Exhibition : Process + Color, Pen and Brush, New York 2018 The Shape of Color, Soho House, West Hollywood, CA 2018 Love Isabela, Tripoli Gallery, Southampton, NY 2017 King Woman, Pen and Brush, New York 2017 Uncommon Beauty, New York, 2017 Detailed Description :
    Renee's process relies heavily on learned alchemical techniques, intuition and physicality. An intensive layering and re-working of the canvas results in highly tactile and seductive surfaces: paint is poured on; sanded off; manipulated with the elements of heat, wind and water; glazed; enameled and reapplied until a certain energetic frequency is achieved.
  • Shiyi Sheng

    Shiyi Sheng

    Biography : Shiyi Sheng was born in Jinhua, China. Sheng got her BFA from Normal University of Zhejiang in 2000, before earning an Art degree from the Ecole Superieure des Beaux Arts in France in 2006. She currently lives and work in Shengdu, China and frequently travels to New York and Paris. Exhibition : Sheng’s work has been shown in numerous museum and Gallery shows including MOCA, New York. Sheng is in many public and private collections in China, France and the USA. Her last exhibition was with the Uncommon Beauty Gallery in New York in 2018. Sheng is also a photographer and video producer. Her documentary “Cross Cultural Couples” has been shown in many international venues. Detailed Description :
    Sheng’s inspiration is based on the contemporary evolution of the Chinese culture with a noticeable western influence, particularly in her use of a rich palette of bright colors. Her artwork exudes subtlety, depth and insight that express her love of the Chinese culture


Beckie Warren    Co-Founder
Jean-Noël Moneton    Co-Founder
Based in New York, Uncommon Beauty Gallery represents artists from all over the world. From emerging to established and across all ages, the gallery predominantly features the work of female artists and follows a socially conscious model.
Uncommon Beauty Gallery recognizes that minorities, female, queer, and gender non-conforming artists are grossly under-represented in today’s art market. We are determined to contribute to improving this unfair imbalance.