Norma Markley received her BA from the Cleveland Institute of Art followed by an
MFA from Columbia University’s School of Arts. She currently lives in Jackson
Heights, NY, and has a studio in Greenpoint [Brooklyn], NY. Markley’s work has
been shown in international venues in the Netherlands, Belgium, Istanbul, and
the US. Her solo shows include “paved X and leisurely looping Z” Y Gallery
(2016), “Yes : No,” Y Gallery (2012), “Day n Nite,” Y Gallery (2009), and “Cut,”
Croxhapox Gallery (2006, Gent, Belgium), among others. She is a recipient of a
NYFA award in Drawing (2003) and a Queens Council on the Arts Grant (2008).
Markley’s work recombines an idiosyncratic mix of social spaces and social
signage using cut paper, embroidery, and neon.
Sandra Mack-Valencia’s work has been exhibited in Colombia, Japan, Paris, and the U.S. She is a recipient of the Nathalie Angles Award, the Sommerville Arts Prize, and was nominated for the Joan Mitchell Foundation Painters and Sculptors Grant. Her work was selected as part of the (S) Files Biennial at El Museo del Barrio in New York. Sandra was chosen as one of the Outstanding Antioqueños in the World, and her art practice was featured in a documentary that aired in her native city.
Sandra Mack-Valencia grew up in Colombia, where under the smell of oil paint, turpentine and linseed oil in her father’s studio, she developed a passion for painting and drawing. After receiving her BFA from the Universidad de Antioquia, she moved to New York and finished her MFA at Hunter College.
In 2016, Sandra was invited through Art Connects NY to be part of a permanent exhibition at the Fortune Society in New York. She also participated in the annual exhibit at St. Paul the Apostle Church in NY. She currently has a solo show up at An Arte gallery in San Antonio, Texas.