The Artists

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California based artists Jana Cruder and Matthew LaPenta immediately found connections in the roots of their multimedia practices, respectively and started to recognize a dialogue between one another’s work. Cruder and LaPenta continue to use their individual art practices and unique identities as artists to explore new ideas and alternative aesthetic territories in a collaborative effort that is equally accessible as it is challenging. They are deeply moved by the current state of humanity and its impact on the planet. Through their current collaborative projects, they aim to cast a spotlight that is enlightening while also unassuming on the environmental, technological, political and social realities of today.

www.janacruderfineart.com 
www.matthewlapenta.com


Project CV

Miami Beach, FL 2018 :: with Pulse Projects

Santa Monica City Hall, CA 2018 :: with C.O.A.S.T 

Govenors Island, NY 2018: with Figment NYC

San Diego, CA 2017: with National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration for the Marine Debris Conference

Venice, Italy 2017 :: for Arte Laguna Prize "Land Art Finalists"

New Port Beach, CA 2016 :: with Surf Rider Foundation

Griffith Park, Los Angeles, CA 2016 :: with DO ART Foundation, RVCC, Shark Allies

Venice Beach Boardwalk, Los Angeles, CA 2016 :: with DO ART Foundation, RVCC, Shark Allies

Regent Square, Los Angeles, CA 2016 :: with DO ART Foundation, RVCC, Shark Allies