Resident Artists

The second floor of the Motor House is dedicated to studio and working space for more than 18 individual artists and collectives. With a wide array of talent and experience, Motor House artists represent a cross-section of artistic disciplines and cultural diversity found within Baltimore’s various creative communities. Learn about our current roster of artists below:

Ada Pinkston

Ada Pinkston

Ada Pinkston is a multimedia artist, educator, and organizer living and working in Baltimore, Maryland. Born in New York, her art explores the intersection of imagined histories and sociopolitical realities on our bodies using mono-print, performance, experimental video, and collage techniques. Inter-subjective exchange is also the primary substrate of her work. Her work has been […]

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Cara Ober

Cara Ober

Cara Ober founded BmoreArt in 2007 in order to create more visibility and community within the arts in Baltimore. She is the founding editor and publisher of BmoreArt, an online and now print publication about arts and culture in Baltimore. Ober is a Baltimore-based artist, professor, curator, and writer. She currently teaches at MICA and Johns Hopkins University.

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CJay Philip

CJay Philip

Award-winning Actress/Singer/Choreographer CJay Philip was in the Broadway productions of Big the Musical, Street Corner Symphony and Hairspray. CJay has toured as Lorrell in Dreamgirls and Paulette in Legally Blonde. CJay is also an accomplished songwriter and playwright with a sold out European run of her adaptation of Carmen. Since moving to Baltimore, CJay has […]

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Ernest Shaw

Ernest Shaw

Ernest Shaw was born and raised in Baltimore, Maryland. He is a product of the Baltimore City Public School System. Mr. Shaw earned a high school diploma from the Baltimore School for the Arts, a B.A. degree from Morgan State University, and an M.F.A. from Howard University. It is at these institutions that the artist began to develop the skills and techniques necessary to articulate the Black Experience through visual representation.

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FORCE: Upsetting Rape Culture

FORCE: Upsetting Rape Culture

FORCE: Upsetting Rape Culture is a creative activist collaboration to upset the culture of rape and promote a culture of consent. FORCE believes that a more difficult and honest conversation needs to happen in America to face the realities of sexual violence, and they envision a world where sex is empowering and pleasurable rather than […]

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Jazzy Studios

Jazzy Studios

JazzyStudios, owned by photography duo Jeff and Aisha Butler, started as a result of Jeff Butler’s love of fashion and photography. The studio has grown to include a family of associate photographers, makeup artists, hairstylists, designers, wardrobe stylists, models, and more. The studio’s atmosphere has developed a great reputation which has led to JazzyStudios’ growing […]

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Joyce J. Scott

Joyce J. Scott

Joyce J. Scott is a Baltimore-born, contemporary American artist whose prolific body of works has attracted global, national, and local attention.  Among the most influential living artists working in Baltimore today, Scott is a sculptor, printmaker, installation artist, performer, quilt-maker, storyteller, and educator who pulls from influences as wide-ranging as her media. From early in […]

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Kim Loper

Kim Loper

Kim Loper is a designer, mixed media artist and educator who has taught and managed arts programs in collaboration with schools, landscape architects, community centers, neighborhood groups and non-profit organizations for over 10 years. In her work she examines how social constructs manifest within our bodies and personal and collective histories become encoded in our DNA.

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Kyeong-Soo Kim

Kyeong-Soo Kim

Artist Statement– I’m interested in exploring the relationship between what nature shows us and what my mind’s eye wants. Between what is seen and what is imagined. Sometimes my perception or reading of references seem to take precedence; and at other times, nature proves to be a wondrous source of inspiration and I approach my […]

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Libby Formant

Libby Formant

Libby Formant is a visual artist based in Baltimore, MD. After receiving a degree in Studio Art and Art History from the University of Maryland, College Park, Libby pursued a career in museums where she has worked in a variety of capacities. Her artwork has been highly influenced by cultural and historical studies, employing sourced […]

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Megan Lewis

Megan Lewis

Megan Lewis is a professional illustrator. Utilizing various mediums, She aims to create works of art that focus upon stories that reflect a critical view of social, historical and cultural issues. Lewis is a freelance artist living in her hometown of Baltimore, Maryland, and has recently taken on the role as muralist, her latest mural […]

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Mike McConnell

Mike McConnell

Artist Statement– Painting allows me to extravagantly spend Monopoly money developing my progress. Head scratchings and revelations keep my funds flush. I’m a lucky parent experiencing many successes and failures as the painting guides me with its needs. I delight in making things. I build cradled wood panels to paint on. The hard surface allows […]

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Navasha Daya

Navasha Daya

Called an “astral soul goddess” by the prestigious UK Mojo magazine, Navasha Daya is a singer, songwriter, producer, performing arts curator, certified holistic wellness practitioner, and spiritual and cultural arts activist. As a performing artist, Navasha has performed all over the globe sharing the stage with artists such as South African jazz trumpeter Hugh Masekela, […]

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Nylon Films

Nylon Films

Artist Statement– I was drawn to the world of documentary filmmaking because I wanted to explore ideas and to tell stories. I wanted to give voice to the unheard. I wanted the challenge the status quo. I wanted the world to be a more fair place. I share the director Saul Zaentz’s conviction that film […]

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Wolfer Productions

Wolfer Productions

Wolfer Productions is a documentary film company with production experience in over twenty countries.  We have been telling award-winning stories of women’s rights, humanitarian efforts, international development, and the plight of orphans.  Our films have been featured in festivals, humanitarian conferences, PBS affiliates, and on Hulu.com.  Our productions have also gained press attention in the San […]

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