ALTAR takes tremendous pride in our mission to champion artists. Through close collaboration with artists based right here in New Orleans, we create one-of-a-kind fabric prints that are elegantly incorporated into many of our alluring designs. Paying our artists fairly is paramount – 50% of profits from each sale goes directly to the featured artist. Learn more about the artists we work with and see our collaborations below.
Maggie Bard is an illustrator and designer, and recieved her BFA in printmaking from Pratt Institute. Her current work harks on the mysteries of the swamp, referencing the organic forms of the sub-tropics, with a little occultism sprinkled in. She is based out of New Orleans, working on various freelance illustration and graphic design projects, and completing a fully illustrated tarot deck.
Jessica Bizer is a multimedia artist whose work investigates the complex energy of the contemporary landscape. Using a combination of painting, installation and video, her abstract environments are characterized by a sense of fluidity, absurdity and transformation.
Bizer builds these settings around surprising interactions of color, form and disparate source material. Her multi-layered compositions contain diverging and often contradictory narratives based on the collision of the virtual and actual, and the fantastical and utilitarian. Ordered by the seamlessness of digital aesthetics, the resulting drama in Bizer's work communicates a feeling of playful disorientation and expansive possibility.
Peter Hoffman is a painter, drawer, and occasional sculptor who lives and works in New Orleans, LA. Hoffman grew up in Milwaukee, WI and studied at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago where he received his BFA in 2004. In 2014 he received his MFA from the University of New Orleans. Additional studies include the Marchutz School of Painting in Aix-en-Provence, France in 2008. His work has been shown in recent solo exhibitions at The Front, Good Children Gallery, and Boyd-Satellite Gallery (all New Orleans), as well as group exhibitions in Chicago, Innsbruck, Los Angeles, Atlanta, and Milwaukee.