Liam Eisenberg is an illustrator from Fort Lee, New Jersey. He received a BFA in Animation & Illustration from Montclair State University and his MFA in Illustration from School of Visual Arts. He enjoys drawing on location as well as communicating narratives and messages through illustration. What drew him to One River was the wide array of digital and traditional art classes offered to people of all ages.
Carla Ricchiuti is from Sleepy Hollow New York. She graduated from Manhattanville College with a B.F.A. in Studio Art and is currently pursuing a Masters in Visual Arts Education. Her artistic practice involves a variety of mixed media, including sculpture, portraiture, and abstract influences as well as digital. Her work has been exhibited in various establishments throughout the New York Metropolitan area. Carla is endlessly exploring all areas of art in order to truly embody the influence of the world. She looks forward to sharing her experiences and talents with the students at One River and facilitating their artistic endeavors.
Catrin Perih was born and raised in Wales. At about the age of 11 she decided she wanted to be an artist. Art was her favorite subject in school and the art teacher was, of course, her favorite teacher. She received her B.A. (Hons) in Art Education from the University of Wales. For many years she worked in the field of museum education, eventually becoming Director of Education at the South Street Seaport Museum in lower Manhattan. For the past 9 years she has been working as an art educator, developing and teaching programs for children. She also teaches STEAM programming in schools throughout Westchester and runs an online vintage retail business. Catrin is a practicing artist who paints in acrylic and watercolor, drawing inspiration from her childhood in Wales and the experiences of being an immigrant. She is very happy to be a part of One River School, to be able to share her love of art with students and foster their creativity. Catrin loves the fact that there is a place where people can come to learn and experiment in art making and hopes to have as much of an impact on her students as her art teacher did years ago.
Chris Kunze graduated from Rhode Island School of Design with a BFA in Painting/Illustration. He has had a long & successful career in Advertising and Promotion. His illustrations and designs have been used in books, magazines, newspapers, product packaging and logo design. His clients range from the corporate world to local businesses; he has done work from creating the Blue Buffalo pet food logo, to designing the emblem for Kempo Karate School, a small local business in Connecticut. Chris has also been a freelance storyboard artist for many years and recently worked with Zantac and Bic pens.
Chris’ fine art has remained important throughout his career as a commercial artist. He has had many solo and group shows in New York City, Westchester County and lower Connecticut, showcasing his oil paintings and illustrations, and more recently his watercolors. Teaching is a passion that has come to the forefront in the past 15 years for Chris. He has been teaching a plethora of subjects among them figure drawing, oil painting, watercolors, and more at One River School of Art and Design. One River has been a great place to share & build knowledge with people who are passionate about art.
Damien Torres is a commercial artist and has been working professionally since 2014. He attained an Associate’s Degree through The College Of Westchester, and became a certified artist through The Kubert School. While working primarily in the comic book field, Damien has also done logo designs and created art for an upcoming documentary. He works in a variety of mediums such as pencil, ink, acrylic, watercolor, oil, and other traditional foundations. He also colors digitally through programs such as Photoshop and Procreate. Clientele includes: Marvel, DC, Aspen, Dynamite, Valiant, SomosArte, Netflix, Upper Deck, and Cryptozoic.
Damien has since made his foray into teaching at One River School of Art. One River has been the rare case of a school that offers different classes and styles of art that you don’t find anywhere else, and Damien has been happy to pass on what he knows to the budding artists of our youth.
Career Opportunities for Artist, Educators and Art Lovers
Career opportunities at One River School allow passionate artists, educators and lovers of art to share their love and knowledge of art and enhance the lives of people they connect with everyday.
Together we can transform communities by opening our space and sharing what we do for all who are interested. We work hard, laugh a lot, have fun and make people feel good.