ART-of-Motion Artist Biographies
Shawn Mitchell Perkins (@sptheplug) is a painter living and working in D.C., by way of Detroit. From canvases to large scale murals, his work can be found all throughout the DMV. He has been commissioned for artwork by Southwest Airlines, MGM National Harbor, RevoltTV and some of D.C.’s top restaurants and schools. He loves to work with both oil and acrylic paint as well as unique mixed media on wood panel and canvas.
Juan “CRI” Pineda is a D.C.-based visual artist, whose distinct style is characterized as urban-contemporary/street art. His connection to traditions resulted in unique mural work in the Washington area since the mid 90s. Pineda consults and volunteers with various causes that are related to art and culture. He works closely with non-profit organizations and is a member of UW LAW, one of the most talented graffiti crews in NYC.
Jeff Huntington aka Jahru is a studio painter and street artist living and working in Annapolis. He studied at the Art Institute of Chicago (MFA 1997) and the Corcoran School of Art (BFA 1995). Huntington taught painting as an adjunct professor at the Corcoran School of the Arts & Design, George Washington University from 2012 until 2016. He is a founder of the nonprofit arts-outreach program, “Future History Now.” His murals can be seen in Panama, Brazil, Colombia, France, Philippines, India, Hawaii and throughout the continental United States. Huntington is represented by Porter Advisory in New York City, Reyes+Davis in Washington, D.C., and The Annapolis Collection Gallery in Maryland.
Noelle Dumas is a mixed media automotive and vehicular painter and lifelong motorhead. “My passion lies in details and illusions of speed,” she says. “Yes, most vehicles are sexy sitting still, but they are meant to move. To take a snapshot usually doesn’t represent the character or personality of the vehicle and is what I try to convey. What detail makes that specific year model car or bike unique, and why the owner loves it. To create drama and an emotional response to the piece is my goal.”
Using acrylic paints and Sharpie markers, artist Matt Long creates fluid forms with bright colors and an engaging sense of movement. Explosive sun rays radiate amongst aqua-inspired amoebic forms. While he draws inspiration from a diverse array of sources, many of Long’s paintings are a manifestation of his love for nature, surf, sun and music. His organic style matches his free- spirited approach to life, as he lets inspiration take him where it may without getting wrapped up in tradition.