Louis Cueno & Marcia PooleBerkeley, CA
Louis Cuneo and Marcia Poole have been artistically collaborating for over 20 years. Their work captures a moment - the intersection of time and space - in the Japanese tradition of Haiga, the visual form of Haiku. They show people and the landscapes they encounter and record how people and elements stand alone, outside of society, and make an impact that connects them through the grace of their individual existence. Their images range from realistic to abstract, from spiritual to social realism, but all are recorded in the spirit of Haiga.
Louis Cuneo photographs landscapes and people and Marcia Poole edits and individually prints the images on archival watercolor rag paper with archival inks. Their work can be view on their web site http://www.cuneopoole.com
Louis Cuneo's creative career spans over 40 years, beginning in Greenwich Village where he honed his skills as a poet and continued to the Bay Area where he worked as a poet, photographer, coordinator, & Haiku expert. He studied digital photography and graphic design at local colleges in the 1980s & 2010.
Marcia Poole spent her early years studying various philosophies & religions, and is a social and political activist. She has traveled extensively throughout the world, finally settling in Berkeley where she pursues her artistic career. She has a BA in Computer Graphics and Conceptual Design from San Francisco State University, & studied printmaking, painting, multimedia, figure drawing, etc. from various schools and teachers.
Cuneo & Poole have been in numerous group exhibitions in 2011-2012: Expressions Galler; Petaluma Arts Center; Martin Luther King, Jr. Civic Center Art Exhibition;; Berkeley Center Street Gallery; Jerry Adams Galler; www.510Arts.com Online Exhibition; Oakland Art Gallery; Berkeley Art Center; Bridgehead Studios; Art House Gallery; & Branch Gallery.
Their work has been published in the Berkeley Daily Planet, Berkeley’s Aquatic Park Photo Essay; & DAC’s 2012 &2010: The Art of the Digital.
They received Honorable Mention by Genre: Photography – juried competition, www.510Arts.com, “Intersection: World Culture in East Bay” October, 2010; are members of bayVAN, DAC & ProArts; and their work is in the City of Berkeley’s permanent collection.