Community: A Chapin Family Art Exhibition

Artists Biographies


Claude Winn’s work continues the dialogue begun by the Abstract Expressionists. Her gestural paintings are full of life, reflecting her strong passion and instinct for color, and the way it elevates the spirit. Beneath the surface of her work there are echos from her ancestral line originating in the Middle East. Claude’s Persian mother bestowed upon her a reverence for art. Her educational path began with a BA in art history and film, followed by an MA in literature as well as courses in 2-D design.  Claude is blessed with two kids, Jake (10) and Maya (18), who both enjoy painting with their mom from time to time. 


Chris, the parent of Cy Cooper ’23 and Odin Cooper, is a true renaissance man with a creative career spanning genres, mediums, and disciplines. He teaches engineering, robotics, sculpture, and video production at the Hun School of Princeton, but as a young man, he dreamt of making it as a heavy metal guitarist. It was through playing in bands that Chris discovered his talent with a brush and put down his axe to paint album covers, design T-Shirts, and work as a creative director for a metal fanzine. His love of art led him to study painting at Penn State, where he earned his BFA, and then the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, where he earned his MFA. His work can be seen in many private collections, the permanent collection of PAFA and Mercer County, NJ, and at Gallery Piquel in Lambertville, NJ.

Feeroozeh Golmohammadi was born and raised in Tehran. Feeroozeh's major technique is hand printing with ink and mixed media. She also paints on unconventional papers using the medium of acrylic with generous sprinklings of calligraphy. In her works, she explores the realm of universal ideals, and thus creates both subjective and symbolic art that is richly idealized and strives to convey spiritual beauty. Feeroozeh is primarily a miniaturist and is highly credited as a modernizer of Persian miniature. In her work, while the essence of miniature principles predominates, forms and elements are modernized

Pierre Jaborska: "Photography has been part of my life for over 30 years and I’ve enjoyed the evolution of this art over the years for me. It started as a hobby photographing scenery and nature with a slight focus on flowers and macro photography. I’ve worked in the industry for well over 30 years in retail and commercial photography businesses. After being laid off three years ago, I started my own business Pierre Jaborska Photography. (Check me out on Facebook & Instagram)

My work includes product, art, architectural, and portrait photography. On a personal level I still enjoy landscape photography and creating custom or fine art portraits for individuals. I enjoy photography because it allows me to be creative but also enjoy the science and technology used to create art. I like looking at an image and being able to deconstruct it and exploring how it was made. Picking images for this show was difficult, but these five images represent some of the aspects of photography that I enjoy. Almost all are black and white which places much emphasis on values, tones, textures, and composition. The color image I selected is almost only a single tone again focusing on shapes and form. Composition, lines and tonal range are all used to create mood and lead your eyes around the images. Enjoy, thanks."

Jack Barnosky has been a photographer for over 50 years, moving from the landscapes of this family's native Northeast PA to the urban textures around the world to his latest more technically experimental work.  His work has been displayed in galleries and collections across the country and is housed in the permanent collection of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.