Colossal Cover Artist Archive

Winter 2023: Lisa Ericson

“Risky Business” (2022), acrylic on panel

Lisa Ericson (previously) is a Portland, Oregon-based artist who paints intimate portraits of animals in surreal circumstances. All of her works are done in acrylic on wood panels, and she often references scientific phenomena in her pieces. Ericson studied art at Yale University, and you can find more on her website and Instagram.



Autumn 2022: Tomás Sánchez

“A la orilla” (1996), acrylic on linen

Cuban artist Tomás Sánchez (previously) is known for painstakingly detailed paintings of lush landscapes drawn from imagination and memory. A long-time meditation practitioner, he seeks to transform the personal into the universal, taking a contemplative approach to the process as well as portraying meditating figures in expansive natural environments. Sánchez is a recipient of the Joan Miró International Drawing Prize and is currently based in Costa Rica. You can find more of his work on Instagram.



Spring 2022: Chris Pappan

“Quantum II” (2020), pencil/graphite, ink and gold leaf on Evanston municipal ledger

Chris Pappan (previously) is a Chicago-based artist of Kaw, Osage, and Cheyenne River Sioux heritage who draws on the tradition of ledger art, a practice that flourished among Native populations throughout the Great Plains from around 1850 to 1920. He attended the Institute of American Indian Arts, Santa Fe, New Mexico, and The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Pappan is represented by Blue Rain Gallery in Santa Fe, and you can find more of his work on Instagram.



Winter 2022: Otis Kwame Kye Quaicoe

“Beret Boys” (2021), oil on canvas

Ghanaian artist Otis Kwame Kye Quaicoe (previously) is known for using shades of gray to render the skin tones of Black subjects and his idiosyncratic portrayals of expression and gesture. He attended the Ghanatta College of Art and Design for Fine Art in Accra, Ghana, where he studied painting and is currently represented by Roberts Projects. Explore more of Quaicoe’s work on Instagram.



Fall 2021: Jörg Gläscher

German photographer Jörg Gläscher primarily works on long-term projects documenting the social and political issues affecting today’s world, although the COVID-19 pandemic sent him out into a forest near Hamburg to create nine massive waves from deadwood. He attended the Academy of Fine Arts in Leipzig, where he currently lives, and has lectured at the University of Applied Science and Arts in Hannover and the University of Applied Science in Berlin. Find more of Gläscher’s projects at the intersection of art and photography on his site and Instagram.



Summer 2021: Han Cao

“A Canopy of Cherry Blossoms” (2021)

Self-taught calligrapher and fiber artist Han Cao (previously) repurposes old photographs by embroidering brightly colored thread directly onto the vintage images. She is currently based in Dallas. You can follow her on Instagram and shop available works on her site.



Spring 2021: Monica Rohan

“Polite decline” (2019), oil on board, 31 1/2 × 23 3/5 inches

Artist Monica Rohan (previously) paints adventurous figures in precarious positions, like the pair balancing on stilt-like chairs as shown above in “Polite decline.” Rohan has a BFA from the Queensland College of Art in Australia, and her works are held in public and private collections across Australia, including the University of Queensland Art Museum, QAGOMA, and the Museum of Brisbane. She’s represented by Jan Murphy Gallery and Sophie Gannon Gallery, and you can find more of her densely patterned paintings on Instagram.



Winter 2021: Jan Erik Waider

Based in Hamburg, fine art photographer Jan Erik Waider (previously) travels Norway, Greenland, Iceland, and other northern nations capturing the region’s striking landscapes. He has worked with a long list of commercial clients including Apple, Icelandair, and Patagonia, and is represented by Markenfilm Hamburg GmbH. Find more of his work on Instagram and Behance, and shop prints on his site.



Fall 2020: Tawny Chatmon

“The Braiding Hour/Barrettes”

Tawny Chatmon (previously) is a self-taught photographic artist based in Maryland. She works primarily with images of children and family friends that she digitally alters or overlays with materials like 24-karat gold, paper, semi-precious stones, and glass. Chatmon’s pieces are in collections at the Minneapolis Institute of Art and Petrucci Family Foundation Collection of African American Art, and she is represented by Galerie Myrtis. Explore an archive of her work on her site and Instagram.



Summer 2020: Rob Woodcox

Fine art and fashion photographer Rob Woodcox (previously) is known for his images of bodies stalled in motion. He’s worked with commercial clients like Universal Pictures and Capitol Records, released his book Bodies Of Light in 2020, and in 2021, directed We Are Molecular in partnership with Dr. Barbara Sturm and the Royal Ballet in London. You can view more of Woodcox’s work on Instagram, and buy select prints on his site.



Spring 2020: Zaria Forman

“Supraglacial Lake (between Hiawatha and Humboldt Glaciers), Greenland, July 19, 2017” (2018), soft pastel on paper, 60 x 81 7/8 inches

Through detailed pastel drawings, New York-based artist Zaria Forman (previously) documents the ways the climate crisis is impacting the world. She’s flown with NASA on missions over Antarctica, Greenland, and Arctic Canada, exhibited in Banksy’s Dismaland, and was the artist-in-residence aboard the National Geographic Explorer in Antarctica. Forman is represented by Winston Wächter Fine Art. Find more of her work on Instagram.