Yusuf Yahya

Yusuf Yahya was born in Washington, D.C. He is the only Deaf child in his hearing family. His parents are very musical: his father played the piano, and his mother was a jazz singer. They were playing in a band when, at the age of three, he began dancing. After graduating from the Model Secondary [...]

Yusuf Yahya2020-07-22T20:57:52-04:00

Michelle Osterhout

Artist's Website Michelle is Deaf, married, a mother of four Coda kids in college and HS. She is a RIT alumnus with a BFA, from CFAA ‘93, SVP ‘87. Owner of a small ~elle’s expressions, jewelry/arts business, on the side.  She has worked for Deaf C.A.N. since ‘93 and has been teaching ASL since [...]

Michelle Osterhout2020-06-21T20:23:16-04:00

Vicki Campos-Hamilton

Artist's Website Vicki "Vickers" Campos-Hamilton was born in Carmel, California. Vicki has always been creative, excelling in all of her art classes. She was raised orally until she discovered ASL in college. At CSUN, she received her BA in Deaf Studies with an emphasis on Human Services in 1988. She moved to NYC and [...]

Vicki Campos-Hamilton2020-04-29T15:19:49-04:00

Fran Flaherty

Artist's Website Fran Flaherty is a deaf artist living in Pittsburgh, PA. As a first generation immigrant from the Philippines, her work is centered on issues surrounding migrant family relations and assimilation, maternal feminism, disability aesthetics, and social work. She synthesizes traditional media (painting, printmaking, and ceramics) and physical computing (digital inkjet printing and [...]

Fran Flaherty2020-04-10T16:05:02-04:00

Laurie Monahan

ARTIST'S WEBSITE Born in New Jersey, I attended hearing schools with a special program for the deaf students until college at NTID/RIT in 1987. I studied Media Production for three years and worked several jobs as a graphic designer after graduation. I decided to move back to Rochester in 1997. I got a permanent [...]

Laurie Monahan2020-02-29T14:37:29-05:00

Sheri Youens-Un

ARTIST'S WEBSITE   Sheri hails from Houston, Texas. After graduating from Texas School for the Deaf with Honors as a class salutatorian, she got her Bachelors in History from Gallaudet University and Masters in Deaf Education from Lamar University.  Sheri owns and manages a small business specializing in wood art including but not limited [...]

Sheri Youens-Un2020-02-27T16:00:49-05:00

Kathy Fisher-Abraham

Born in Dallas, Texas to a Hearing mother and Hard of Hearing father, I grew up always drawing in order to communicate with the use of the blackboard my parents bought me in the living room. Born naturally Deaf, my parents struggled with the school because they refused to accept me due to my being [...]

Kathy Fisher-Abraham2020-03-05T16:12:25-05:00

Jerry Steffen Jr

I was born in 1956 and  suffered sexual abused and child abused by Priests, Nuns and Staff at St. Rita School for the Deaf in Cincinnati Ohio from 1967 to 1972.  Horrible school. Still suffer flash back. My first language is American Sign Language, and I read lips well. I was born to be an artist. [...]

Jerry Steffen Jr2020-02-27T14:41:21-05:00

Jennifer Tandoc

Jennifer Tandoc, an Abstract Illustrator, was born in Manila, Philippines and grew up in Los Angeles, California since 1978.  She graduated from California School For the Deaf in Riverside and went to National Technical Institute for the Deaf in Rochester, New York, where she obtained her Associate Degree in Art and Computer Design in 2002.  [...]

Jennifer Tandoc2020-02-27T13:38:51-05:00

Amy Cohen Efron

ARTIST’S WEBSITE Amy Cohen Efron is a native Brooklynite and is a late bloomer artist. I was born Deaf, and all of my childhood life; I dabbled in different art mediums to express my innermost thoughts and feelings. This was the only way that I could effectively communicate. I took several art classes at [...]

Amy Cohen Efron2019-05-26T17:07:04-04:00