art production / SET DESIGN
Alina is originally from Buenos Aires, Argentina. She studied painting at Instituto Universitario Nacional Argentino, theatre with Norman Briski and Juan Carlos Gené, and Filmmaking at Escuela Superior de Cinematografía. She works in different mediums and fields, such as painting, sculpture, and music. With her art collective Conchetinas, they´ve had exhibitions in several galleries and institutions like Centro Cultural Recoleta, Centro Cultural España, Appettite (New York), Fondo Nacional de las Artes, Galeria Miau Miau, Universidad Católica, among others.
She received a scholarship from C.I.A (Centro de Investigaciones Artísticas) directed by Roberto Jacoby and Judi Werthein and was invited to participate at the San Pablo Biennale, under the project of R. Jacoby “El Alma Nunca Piensa sin Imágen”
She wrote and directed two plays. One of them “El Rinoceronte y La Mesa”, written in collaboration with Fernanda Laguna, was presented at the Performance Biennale, South Limit, in Buenos Aires, and starred renowned artist Marta Minujin among other 20 actors and artist.
With her band Lavial, where she sings, composes and plays the synthesizer, she realesed an album, several videoclips and toured all around Argentina and México city. Their last show was at the auditorium of the Latin American Museum of Buenos Aires, MALBA.
At the moment she lives and works in Los Angeles and she is very excited to be collaborating in Women of Manhattan, and reuniting with her first love, theatre.
More info: www.alinaperkins.com
Nikki Pettus Hartrampf
Nikki Pettus is a Jane of all trades residing in Crown Heights, Brooklyn. Her mouth can be seen in the most recent ad campaign for Burt's Bees, and she has also found joy in the world of florals and calligraphy- she designs custom wedding ephemera and other cool paper goods, and flowers with NYC greats like Putnam and Putnam and Tin Can Studios. Recently Nikki hosted a lettering workshop at the Springs, and she can't wait to do it again soon! She can usually be found wearing paint-covered overalls and a smile :)
Molly Paddon was raised in a small New England town by parents who believed in respect above all else. Years of Quaker education only strengthened these principles.
In her Philadelphia boarding school, Molly was taught invaluable lessons of free thinking, peaceful resistance, and the innate equality of every human. All the while, Molly day dreamed of moving to Hollywood to do makeup for the movies.
In her 10 year career, Molly has strived to saturate her makeup practice with the core values she was taught as a young person. Molly believes makeup is a tool of great power, allowing women (and men!) to more easily harness what makes them incredible. A woman who feels beautiful in her own skin is a truly unstoppable force.
PS: Just say no to contouring.