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404 South 8th Street Suite L105
Boise, ID, 83702

Swell Artist Collective is an open studio and Art Gallery located in Boise's historic downtown. Formed in November of 2015 and managed by artists Julia GreenNoble HardestyKelly Knopp, Stuart Holland, and Victor A. Jimenez, Swell is located on the lower level of the Old Mercantile Building in Boise's BoDo district. 

By combining their individual artistic practices and ideas into a common space, the five artists' mission revolves around creating a vibrant studio and gallery environment that is open to the public and intent on helping bolster the community's rapidly-growing arts culture. Swell will be host to both First Thursday and independently organized artistic events while maintaining hours of operation during which people can visit.   

Stuart Holland

Swell Artist Collective's Stuart Holland is an artist who currently lives and works in Boise, Idaho. He spent his younger years moving around a lot, but after a time put roots down in Idaho and is proud to call it home. Holland first started making art when he was only three years old, emulating illustrations from an animal encyclopedia that his parents bought for him. His paintings have always been inspired by animals and the intricate network of interactions between different species as they struggle for survival. Nature and the Universe at large have at all times been a conduit for spirituality, and a trip to Peru set his work on a pointedly different turn, focusing on ethereal charcoal drawings, exploring a crossroads where the physical and spiritual realms overlap, a powerful place of inner stillness amidst a world of entropic chaos. These works are illuminated by philosophy, quantum physics, psychology, and psychedelics, striking a delicate balance between additive and reductive mark-making which emphasizes the stark contrasts of charcoal. Holland earned his Bachelor of Fine Arts with an emphasis in printmaking from Boise State University.

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Stuart Holland is an artist who currently lives and works in Boise, Idaho. He spent his younger years moving around a lot, but after a time put roots down in Idaho and is proud to call it home. Holland first started making art when he was only three years old, emulating illustrations from an animal encyclopedia that his parents bought for him. His paintings have always been inspired by animals and the intricate network of interactions between different species as they struggle for survival. Nature and the Universe at large have at all times been a conduit for spirituality, and a trip to Peru set his work on a pointedly different turn, focusing on ethereal charcoal drawings, exploring a crossroads where the physical and spiritual realms overlap, a powerful place of inner stillness amidst a world of entropic chaos. These works are illuminated by philosophy, quantum physics, psychology, and psychedelics, striking a delicate balance between additive and reductive mark-making which emphasizes the stark contrasts of charcoal. Holland earned his Bachelor of Fine Arts with an emphasis in printmaking from Boise State University.

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More work can be found here: www.stuarthollandart.com

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