Our community

Contracommon is made up of a community of local emerging artists. We run the place collectively, so everyone takes their turn for cleaning, gallery-sitting, install and strike, event hosting, workshop teaching and more! If you don’t mind sweeping and you’d like to join our ranks, check out our Artist Residency page. Want to contribute to our community by hosting an event or workshop series, but aren’t looking for a Residency? That’s cool, too! Click here for more information on hosting events and classes in our space!

 
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Taylor Bailey

Executive Director // Taylor is a visual artist whose work primarily focuses on landscape theory and the relationship of humans with the environment. Her drawings and paintings range in size and material, often utilizing paper and metal, charcoal and inks to create high contrast, dynamic compositions that explore the chaotic connections between man and nature.

taylorbaileyart.com

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MB

Gallery Director // MB is a performance and holographic installation artist, and maker of MINDSOUP by MB.  MINDSOUP is a therapeutic practice rooted in mindfulness + creative energy; a form of Alchemy, as MB transforms memories of trauma into magical moments with handmade holographic “blop” stickers and patches.

mindsoupmb.com

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Lloyd Wyse

Lloyd is a creator of maker art and electronic music. Music as a whole is his first artistic love, and he has enjoyed developing his production skills alongside programming. A quick beat after work is his go-to creative ventilation. He continuously explores the intersection of technology and art.

instagram.com/lloydeyes

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Marcella Colavecchio

Director of Social Media // Marcella is an emerging visual artist and published author living in Austin, TX. Marcella began her formal training in 2003 at Lyme Academy of Fine Art where she studied Human Anatomy and Figure Drawing. After graduating from the University of Connecticut with a concentration in Abnormal Psychology, Marcella began mixing her love for art with a passionate interest in the intricacies of human psychosis. Her large-scale acrylic paintings deal with the relationship between humans and their ability to adapt psychologically to our environments.

marcellacolavecchio.com

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Rachel Spits

Rachel is a self taught abstract artist originally from Houston, TX. Her art serves as an escape from daily life and racing thoughts. Her inspirations derive from music and colors seen in nature. The main goal of Rachel’s work is to evoke emotion and inspire free will.

instagram.com/rachelmarie_art

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Daniel Adams

Daniel is an illustrator/graphic designer based out of Austin, TX. He graduated from Pratt Institute with a Bachelors degree in Illustration and an Associates degree in Graphic Design. Daniel is a "Jack Of All Trades" who is a graphic designer by day and a woodworker/illustrator by night. His work is bright, chaotic, provocative, and sometimes monstrous.

danielwadams.com

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Bradford Smitherman

Bradford is an Austin-based artist and actor currently earning his BFA in Acting at the University of Oklahoma Helmerich School of Drama. Bradford specializes in portrait photography, but also paints and works with digital design. In his work, Bradford aims to convey the turmoil that comes with battling various mental and psychological conditions among our modern-day youth culture. He believes everyone deserves a voice, and through art we can provide a platform to insight positive change.

smithermanart.com