Alex Bissonnette   Gallery Director  Alex Bissonnette is a drawing and painting based artist. His work focuses on exploring the abstracted essence of experiences and how those can be portrayed visually. Primarily, he seeks to achieve this through mark making, repeated geometric systems and specific singular forms.  Born in New Hampshire, Alex moved to Portland in 2014 and began to co-run the gallery & group studio space Worksound International. Upon it’s closure, he has continued to work on curating and preparing art exhibitions independently. He has been the director of the Littman + White Galleries since Spring 2019.  Alex Bissonnette received his BA in fine art from Ramapo College in New Jersey and is currently an MFA candidate at Portland State University.  Instagram:  @alex_bissonnette

Alex Bissonnette

Gallery Director

Alex Bissonnette is a drawing and painting based artist. His work focuses on exploring the abstracted essence of experiences and how those can be portrayed visually. Primarily, he seeks to achieve this through mark making, repeated geometric systems and specific singular forms.

Born in New Hampshire, Alex moved to Portland in 2014 and began to co-run the gallery & group studio space Worksound International. Upon it’s closure, he has continued to work on curating and preparing art exhibitions independently. He has been the director of the Littman + White Galleries since Spring 2019.

Alex Bissonnette received his BA in fine art from Ramapo College in New Jersey and is currently an MFA candidate at Portland State University.

Instagram: @alex_bissonnette

Thiến Mùi Easland  Co-Curator  With my time at Littman + White Galleries as a curator, my primary goal is to bridge art and culture.  The shows I curate will be the stepping stones towards this broader concept. With these shows, I hope to reconnect communities who have previously been ostracized by the art world, with new and engaging exhibits.  I want to especially reconnect communities of color, with art that engages, features, and uplifts them. I hope to help create a welcoming space within the Littman + White Galleries for everyone interested in the arts. Regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, education, or social and economic class.  Art is for everyone.

Thiến Mùi Easland

Co-Curator

With my time at Littman + White Galleries as a curator, my primary goal is to bridge art and culture.

The shows I curate will be the stepping stones towards this broader concept. With these shows, I hope to reconnect communities who have previously been ostracized by the art world, with new and engaging exhibits.

I want to especially reconnect communities of color, with art that engages, features, and uplifts them. I hope to help create a welcoming space within the Littman + White Galleries for everyone interested in the arts. Regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, education, or social and economic class.

Art is for everyone.

Katharine Piwonka   Publicity Coordinator  Katharine has a background in Contemporary Art History, queer studies, and mixed media digital art. She stepped into the role of Publicity Coordinator at L+W in Summer, 2019. As publicity coordinator, Katharine’s goal is to engage PSU students and the surrounding Portland community in contemporary art by giving a voice on our platform to intersectional and diverse artists and reinforcing safe learning spaces to explore the art world in an educational context.  Born and raised in Portland, OR, Katharine began studying classical Renaissance Art History in Italy. After moving back to Portland, she continued studying art history with a new focus on contemporary art at Portland State University.  Instagram:  @katharinegrace13

Katharine Piwonka

Publicity Coordinator

Katharine has a background in Contemporary Art History, queer studies, and mixed media digital art. She stepped into the role of Publicity Coordinator at L+W in Summer, 2019. As publicity coordinator, Katharine’s goal is to engage PSU students and the surrounding Portland community in contemporary art by giving a voice on our platform to intersectional and diverse artists and reinforcing safe learning spaces to explore the art world in an educational context.

Born and raised in Portland, OR, Katharine began studying classical Renaissance Art History in Italy. After moving back to Portland, she continued studying art history with a new focus on contemporary art at Portland State University.

Instagram: @katharinegrace13

Nayeli Naranjo-Robles   Preparator  Nayeli is an entertainment technician working on her undergraduate degree in business. She started painting as a hobby which lead to her interest in the arts and entertainment world. She interned as a technician at the theater company Broadway Rose for over a year where she became comfortable with carpentry, theatrical lighting, and scenic painting. She then went on to join Portland State Professional Sound to learn more about sound. As the preparator for Littman + White, Nayeli strives to use her knowledge in different artistic fields to assist and create the curators' vision.

Nayeli Naranjo-Robles

Preparator

Nayeli is an entertainment technician working on her undergraduate degree in business. She started painting as a hobby which lead to her interest in the arts and entertainment world. She interned as a technician at the theater company Broadway Rose for over a year where she became comfortable with carpentry, theatrical lighting, and scenic painting. She then went on to join Portland State Professional Sound to learn more about sound. As the preparator for Littman + White, Nayeli strives to use her knowledge in different artistic fields to assist and create the curators' vision.