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Benjamin Faga
(Benjamin Faga: Authentic Syracuse, 28 February–11 May 2013 )

Benjamin Faga (born 1986) studied at the University of Minnesota and received his MA in Design Interactions at the Royal College of Art in London, UK. His work was included in national and international group exhibitions, such as Talk to Me at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City and Pork at Bermondsey Project Space in London, UK. This is his first solo museum show in the United States.





Rebeca Soderholm
(Rebecca Soderholm: Crescendoe, 28 February–11 May 2013)

Born in Syracuse, New York, Soderholm received her B.F.A. in Photojournalism from the Rochester Institute of Technology and her M.F.A. in Photography from Yale University, School of Art where she studied with Tod Papageorge and Gregory Crewdson. An Assistant Professor of Photography at Drew University (Madison, New Jersey), Soderholm's most recent exhibition, Upstate was shown at 511 Gallery in New York City in the spring of 2012. She currently lives in Upstate New York and Madison, New Jersey. This is her first solo museum show.


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(wilderness 24/7, 15 November 2012 – 9 February 2013)

Leila Nadir received her BA from Syracuse University (1997) and her PhD in literature from Columbia University and was Mellon Post-Doctoral Fellow in Environmental Humanities at Wellesley College (2010-2011). Cary Peppermint received his MFA from Syracuse University (1997). He is Assistant Professor of Digital Art at University of Rochester who has previously taught at Colgate University, Cornell University, Hartwick College, and the Pratt Institute. Both artists founded ecoarttech in 2005 to explore the meaning of “modern ecological being amidst networked environments, from biological systems to digital networks”. A recipient of a New York Foundation for the Arts Digital/Electronic Arts Fellowship, a New York State Council on the Arts Media Arts Distribution Grant, a Mellon Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Environmental Humanities, and a Franklin Furnace Performance Grant, Nadir and Peppermint have lectured and exhibited widely (Whitney Museum of American Art; UCLA; MIT Media Lab; Banff New Media Institute; European Media Art Festival; Neuberger Museum of Art; and the Centro de Arte Contemporáneo de Málaga, Spain). Nadir and Peppermint recently had an artist-in-residency at Joya: Arte+Ecología in Andalucí (Spain), and their works are in the collections of the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Walker Art Center, Rhizome.org at the New Museum for Contemporary Art, Turbulence.org of New Radio & Performing Arts, Inc., and the Cornell University Rose Goldsen Archive of New Media Art.




sengaSenga Nengudi (LOV U, 13 September – 27 October, 2012 )

Senga Nengudi received a B.A. in Art and Dance (1966), a M.A. in Sculpture (1971) from the California State University at Los Angeles (CA), and studied also Japanese Culture at the Waseda University (Tokyo, Japan). A recipient of the Anonymous Was a Woman Award, the Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Award (2005), and the 2010 Lifetime Achievement Award, Nengudi had an artist-in-residency at The Fabric Workshop, Philadelphia (2011) and has been exhibited widely (MoMa, 2012; WACK! Art and the Feminist Revolution, MOCA, Los Angeles, 2007; and the 59th Carnegie International, Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, PA; 2004). She has been a lecturer at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs (UCCS) in the Visual Arts and Performing Arts department as well as the Women’s Studies and Ethnic Studies programs since 1998. A Colorado Springs community arts activist, she is also the director/curator of ARTSpace Gallery, an alternative gallery housed in the Hillside Community Center.

Jeff_EinhornJeffrey Einhorn ( THE OTHER NEW YORK: 2012)
A Portrait of the Artist As A Giant Deflating Head
13 September – 27 October, 2012

Jeffrey Einhorn received his B.S. at the Towson University in Photography (2001) and an M.F.A. in Photography at Syracuse University (2011), and he has been included in group exhibitions at the Dumbo Arts Center, Brooklyn, NY (2011) and The List Center for visual Arts at MIT, Cambridge (MA; 2011). This is his first solo exhibition.


Noriko Ambe (Inner Water, Mar. 1-May 12, 2012)

Noriko Ambe portrait
Born in Saitama, Japan and based in New York City, Noriko Ambe (b. 1967) received her BFA in oil painting from Musashino Art University, Tokyo in 1990. She is the recipient of many prestigious fellowships and awards, among which are the AICA Award; Pollock-Krasner Foundation; the Art Omi International Artists Residency; the Japanese Government Overseas Study Program for Artists; and the Blakemore Freeman Fellowship. Her work has been widely exhibited throughout Asia (21_21 DESIGN SIGHT, Tokyo; Urawa Art Museum, Saitama; Dojima River Forum, Osaka; Kyoto University of Art and Design, Kyoto; Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum, Tokyo; SCAI THE BATHHOUSE, Tokyo), the United States (Japan Society, New York, NY; Museum of Arts and Design, New York, NY; Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY; Minneapolis College of Art and Design, Minneapolis, MN; Weatherspoon Art Museum, Greensboro, NC; The Drawing Center, New York, NY; FLAG Art Foundation, New York, NY), and Europe (Berardo Collection Museum, Lisbon, Portugal; Museum Rijswijk, Rijswijk, Netherlands). Ambe’s work is also in the collections of the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY and the Urawa Art Museum, Saitama, Japan. This is the artist’s first solo US museum exhibition.



Chaz Griffin (The History of Silence, Mar. 1-May 12, 2012)

Chaz Griffin portrait

Chaz Griffin was born and raised in Syracuse, NY. In 2010, he earned his BFA in illustration and a concentration in digital and traditional art from the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York, NY. Griffin worked with inner-city students (Van Duyn Elementary School, Syracuse, NY; Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY), and has created murals, graphic design, as well as set and costume design (Cinderella, Fowler High School, Syracuse, NY, 2010). This is his first solo show.

 

 

 

 



 


Deng Guo Yuan (Nov. 17, 2011-Feb. 18, 2012)

Deng Guo Yuan portrait
Deng Guo Yuan (b.Tianjin, China, 1957) is the vice president of the University for Contemporary Visual Arts and the dean of the School of Contemporary Art at Tianjin Academy of Fine Arts in Tianjin, China. He is also an honorary professor at the University of South Dakota and visiting professor at the University for Art and Design in Hale, Germany. Deng has been featured in several solo and group exhibitions throughout China (such as the China National Art Gallery, Beijing; the Gallery of Tianjin Academy of Fine Arts, Tianjin; and the Shanghai Xuhui Art Museum, Shanghai) and Germany (venues include the Dusseldorf Kunstlerverein; Grevenbroich Museum, Grevenbroich; Hale Cultural Center, Hale; Leipzig Art Center, Leipzig; Lubeck Museum, Lubeck; Ludwig Museum, Cologne; Ludwig Museum, Koblenz; and the Ralf Plein Gallery, Dusseldorf).


 

Elisabeth Meyer (Black Night/ White Night, Nov. 17, 2011-Feb. 18, 2012)

Elisabeth Meyer portraitElisabeth Meyer (b. Virginia, 1953) completed her undergraduate studies with a B.F.A. degree from the University of California in Berkeley, concentrating in printmaking and painting with a strong academic interest in Japanese and Italian film and literature. She received her M.F.A. degree at the University of Texas in Austin and has been a visiting artist at Brown University and the Rhode Island School of Design in Providence, R.I. Meyer’s work has been presented in the United States as well as Italy. Her solo exhibitions include the Palazzo Massimo, Rome, Italy; the Fairfield University, Fairfield, Ct.; and the Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, R.I. She has also participated in numerous national and international group exhibitions (such as the Hexiangning Art Museum, Shenzen, China; International Print Center, New York; Kunsthalle Palazzo Liestal, Basel, Switzerland; the Galería Espacio Abierto, Havana, Cuba; Boston Public Library, Boston; the Bond Market Association, New York; Bowery Gallery, New York; Bernard Toale Gallery, Boston; and the University of Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara, Calif.).


Apex (Colorfornia: New Forms in West Coast Street Art, 15 September-29 October, 2011)

Ricardo Richey portraitAPEX (b. 1978, San Francisco, CA), also known as Ricardo Richey, is a street artist who creates colorful abstract patterns through the use of spray paint. Part of the Gestalt Collective that engages in collaborative murals in San Francisco, Apex curated mural projects on Bluxome Alley, other districts of San Francisco, and the SFMOMA display windows in association with St. Johns Community Center (San Francisco, 2002). His work has been shown extensively both in the Bay Area and abroad. Recent group exhibitions include Calligraffiti: Writing in Contemporary Chinese and Latino Art, Pacific Asia Museum, Pasadena, CA (2009); Bay Area Now 4, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco (2005), White Walls, and the Luggage Store Gallery. He was the artist in residence at the Headlands Center for the Arts (2007), and was featured in documentaries and publications regarding the Mission District in San Francisco.


Chor Boogie (Colorfornia: New Forms in West Coast Street Art, 15 September- 29 October, 2011)

Chor Boogie portraitChor Boogie (b.1979, San Diego, CA) is a self-taught San Francisco based street artist known for his visionary spray paintings. A recipient of several awards, including the LA Art Show Live painting (2011), the Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego (curator, 2005), and Torrance Art Museum, Los Angeles, (2011), Chor Boogie created commissioned murals in major cities within (Minneapolis, MN; San Diego, CA; San Francisco, CA; LA; NY; Miami, FL) and outside of the United States (Beijing, China; Berlin, Germany; Dubai, United Arab Emirates; Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; Melbourne, Australia). He has painted commissioned portraits of many celebrities such as Hugh Hefner and Jay-Z.


Jet Martinez (Colorfornia: New Forms in West Coast Street Art, 15 September-29 October, 2011)

Jet Martinez portraitJet Martinez (b. Tuxpan, Veracruz, Mexico 1973) lives and works in Oakland and San Francisco, CA, where he is currently the art director for the Clarion Alley Mural Project (CAMP) in the Mission District. He received his B.F.A in Painting and Printmaking from the San Francisco Art Institute in 2001 and studied Spanish Literature at the University of Colorado, Boulder (1992-1995). Martinez is the recipient of the San Francisco Arts Commission’s Art in Grant (2009), the Port of Oakland/ Oakland Arts Council Grant for Artists (2005), and the Ivan Majdrakov Award in Painting, SFAI (2000-2001). His work has been shown extensively nationally (such as Chicano Biennial, Museo de Arte y Cultura Latino Americano, San José, CA; Mesa Arts Center, Mesa, AZ) and internationally (such as Mimi Mayer, Haas&Mayer Gallery, Zurich, Switzerland; Ichy’s Gallery, Tokyo, Japan). Martinez created commissioned murals for the San Francisco Arts Commission/Department of Public Works, San Francisco, CA; the San José Federal Building, San José, CA; the Oakland International Airport, Oakland, CA and has significantly contributed to public art in San Francisco, San Diego, and other major cities outside of the United States (Oaxaca, Mexico; Zurich, Switzerland).


Oscar Garcés (Transcendence, 15 September-29 October, 2011)

Oscar Garces portraitBorn in Santiago, Cuba, Oscar Garcés (b.1987) came to the United States in 2000. He attended Nottingham High School in Syracuse, NY (2002-2005) and graduated from Flanagan High School in Pembroke Pines, FL (2006). While in Florida, Garcés received the Silver Knight Honorable Mention Award (2006), the Golden Key Scholastics Art Award (2006). He was exhibited at Pembroke Pines City Hall (2006) as well as at the Florida International University (2008). Upon returning to Syracuse, Garcés has taught painting at Nottingham High School, where he also led and documented the collaborative process of two murals (2008). In spring 2011, he directed a workshop with young local students that resulted in an exhibition at the Point of Contact Gallery (Syracuse). Recently, Garcés was included in a group exhibition at La Casita Cultural Center (Syracuse). Transcendence is his first museum solo show. 


 

Kueng Caputo (The Quadrangular Cloud, 3 March–14 May 2011)

Kueng Caputo portraitSarah Kueng (b. 1981) and Lovis Caputo (b. 1979) studied at the HGKZ (Academy of the Arts, Zurich), Department Industrial Design in Zurich, Switzerland, and are currently teaching at the HSLU (Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts), Department Object Design in Lucerne, Switzerland. Both have offered numerous workshops, such as at the Kyoto University of the Arts, Japan (2009), created public design for major Swiss institutions and businesses (Perla Moda, 2010), and were recently exhibited at such international venues as the Frieze Art Fair (Furniture for Salon 94), London, GB; Art Prospects and the Swiss Institute, NY; the 2010 Furniture Fair Milano (Deliver Takeaway), Milano, Italy; the Museum für Gestaltung, Zurich (Everything Design, 2009), and the Seoul Art Center, Seoul, South Korea (2007). Kueng Caputo was founded 2005 in Zurich. The Quadrangular Cloud is their first museum solo show in the United States.


 

Stephanie Rozene (The Politics of Porcelain, 3 March–14 May 2011)

Stephanie Rozene portraitAn assistant professor of Art, Ceramic at Hartwick College, Oneonta, NY, Stephanie Rozene holds a BFA from the New York College of Ceramics at Alfred University in Alfred, NY (2002), and an MFA from the NSCAD University in Halifax, NS, Canada (2004). A recipient of numerous grants and awards (the 2004 Horizon Award Nominee, Museum of Arts and Design, New York; 2011-2012 Winfred Wandersee Scholar in Residence, Hartwick College), Stephanie Rozene has been included in many group exhibitions (the 62nd Annual Central New York Artist Exhibition, Munson-Williams-Proctor Institute of Art, Utica, NY, 2010; Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts, Grand Rapids, MI, 2008). The Politics of Porcelain is her first museum solo show.


Rigo 23 (Tate Wikikuwa Museum: North America: 2024, 18 November 2010–6 February 2011

Rigo 23 portraitBorn in Madeira, Portugal, Rigo 23 is based in San Francisco, California. He holds a BFA from the San Francisco Art Institute (1991) and an MFA from Stanford University (1997). A recipient of many awards, including the Public Choice Award, Shenzhen & Hong Kong Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism/Architecture (2009); the Eureka Fellowship, Fleishacker Foundation (2006); the Biennial Award, The Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation, New York (1999); and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art’s SECA Award (1998), Rigo has created murals, sculptures, tiles, paintings, videos, and commissioned artwork for the past two decades. His work has been exhibited nationally and internationally (such as the New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York (2009); the Museu De Arte Contemporânea, Niteroi, Brazil (2007); the Centro Das Artes, Madeira Island, Portugal (2006); the University of California, Berkeley Art Museum (1999), and is included in the collections of the Berkeley Art Museum, Berkeley, California; the San José University, San José, California; the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, California; the M. H. de Young Memorial Museum, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, California;  the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, California; and the Gulbenkian Foundation, Lisbon, Portugal.  Rigo’s work was recently featured at the 2010 01SJ Biennial in San José, CA and the Lyon Biennial, Lyon, France (2009). He is currently showing at the Museu de Arte Contemporânea de Serralves, Serralves, Portugal. This is his third solo museum show in the East Coast.


Tom Huff (Oil is Why, 18 November 2010–6 February 2011)

Tom Huff portrait Sculptor Tom Huff (b. 1952, Seneca-Cayuga, Deer clan) lives and works on the Onondaga Reservation. He received his AFA at the Institute of American Indian Arts, Santa Fe, New Mexico, and his BFA at the Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, Rhode Island. Huff has been exhibited nationally at institutions including The Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse, New York (2010); the Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, Massachusetts (1996–1997); the Hartwick College, Oneonta, New York (1996); the Contemporary Art Center, Buffalo, New York (1993–1997); the Stamford Museum, Stamford, Connecticut (1993–1994); and the Iroquois Indian Museum, Howes Cave, New York (1992). Huff was an artist-in-residence at Syracuse University. He served on various boards and committees of the Iroquois Museum at Howes Cave, Stone Quarry Hill and Art Park the Everson Museum of Art, and ATLATL, a national Native arts organization in Phoenix, Arizona.


Cui Fei (September 16 - November 6, 2010)

Cui Fei portraitCui Fei, born in Jinan, China, received her BFA degree in painting from the Zhejiang Academy of Fine Arts, Hangzhou, P.R. China (now China National Academy of Fine Arts) in 1993, and her MFA degree from Indiana University of Pennsylvania in 2001. She is a recipient of many fellowships and awards, among which are The Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant (2009); the Artist’s Fellowship–New York Foundation for the Art (2007); the Emerge Program, Aljira & Creative Capital, Newark (2005); the AIM at the Bronx Museum of the Arts (2001); and the Excellence in Arts Award, Bronx Council on the Arts (2001). Cui Fei has exhibited, both nationally and internationally, including at the Museum of Chinese in American, NY; the Chinese Cultural Center, San Francisco, CA; the Queens Museum of Art, Queens, NY; the Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Ridgefield, CT; the Kunstgewerbe Museum, Dresden, Germany; the Delaware Art Museum, Wilmington, Delaware; the Art Complex Museum, Duxbury, MA; and the New Britain Museum of American Art, New Britain, CT. Cui’s work is included in the collections of the Princeton University Art Museum; The Tang Center for East Asian Art at Princeton University; and the China National Academy of Fine Arts. This is her first solo museum exhibition.


Neil Chowdhury (Waking from Dreams of India, September 16 - November 6, 2010)

Neil Chowdhury portraitNeil Chowdhury is an assistant professor and director of the photography program at Cazenovia College, Cazenovia, New York. His photography and digital video works have been shown extensively in the United States and abroad. He has also taught at the Zayed University, Dubai, United Arab Emirates; the College for Creative Studies in Detroit, Michigan; and the University of Washington, Seattle. Chowdhury holds a M.F.A. in photography from the University of Washington, Seattle.  

 

 

 


Jesse Stiles (Automatic Speleology, 9 March – 29 May 2010)

Jesse Stiles portraitJesse Stiles (b. 1978, Boston, MA) is a new media artist, musician, and designer of electronic systems. He holds a BA in Cognitive Science from Vassar College and a MFA in Integrated Electronic Arts from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Stiles has been exhibited and performed nationally and internationally at institutions including, Ars Electronica (Linz, Austria), Lincoln Center (NYC, USA), Eyebeam (NYC, USA), Rencontres Internationales (Paris, Berlin, Madrid), and the American Land Museum (various sites, USA). 
As a recipient of the Watson Fellowship in 2000, Stiles traveled around the world creating electronic music, a project which culminated in the album, Watson Songs. Stiles has worked as a sound designer and composer on a wide variety of IMAX films, feature films, touring exhibitions, and experimental video works. He has also produced a number of site-specific performances in unconventional sites, has led courses, lectures and workshops on sound design, digital audio composition, studio production, and field recording at universities and colleges including NYU, Carnegie Mellon University, The New School, Princeton, and the Massachusetts College of Art. Stiles currently resides in the Old De Ruyter Textile Factory in De Ruyter, New York and maintains a studio in Troy, New York.  Automatic Speleology is his first solo museum exhibition.


Juan Alberto Cruz [El reino de este mundo (The Kingdom of This World), 6 July—4 September 2010]

Cruz portraitJuan Alberto Cruz (b. 1941 Catano City, Puerto Rico) studied at The Art Students League of New York and at Syracuse University, where he received a BFA in painting and sculpture (1994). He has shown extensively in Upstate New York, California, and Puerto Rico, and his work is included in the collections of the Everson Museum of Art (Syracuse), The Gifford Foundation, and The Cayuga Museum of History and Art (Auburn). Over the last decade Cruz has created public art with the Syracuse community and is currently participating in the Near West Side Initiative; a program overseeing the redevelopment of this neighborhood in Syracuse. He lives and works in Syracuse, NY.

 

 


Alyson Shotz (Drawing Through Space, 19 November 2009 - 20 February 2010)

Alyson Shotz portraitSculptor Alyson Shotz (b.1964) lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. She holds a BFA from Rhode Island School of Design and an MFA from the University of Washington, Seattle. A recipient of many awards, including the 2007 Saint-Gaudens Memorial Fellowship, Shotz was the 2005-06 Happy and Bob Doran Artist-in-Residence at Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven. Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally, and is included in the collections of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington D.C.; the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles; the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco. She is currently exhibited at All Visual Arts, London.


Lynette K Stephenson (this Confederacy of Dunces, 19 November 2009–20 February 2010)

Lynette portraitBorn in Seymour, Indiana, painter and sculptor, Lynette Stephenson lives and works in Hamilton, NY where she is an Associate Professor of Painting at Colgate University. Stephenson has exhibited numerous times in Central New York at institutions such as, the Everson Museum of Art in Syracuse, NY, Schweinfurth Memorial Art Center in Aburn, NY, and Munson Williams Proctor Arts Institute in Utica, NY. Stephenson’s work is included in such collections as the Smith Robertson Museum in Jackson, Mississippi and the Southwestern Bell Corporate Collection in San Antonio, Texas. Stephenson holds a MFA from Georgia State University.


Marco Maggi (American Ream, 17 September– 7 November)

Marco Maggi PortraitBorn in Montevideo, Uruguay, Marco Maggi lives and works in New Paltz, New York. His work has been exhibited extensively throughout the United States, Europe, and Latin America since 1998. Recent group exhibitions include: Poetics of the Handmade, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA (2007); Art on Paper, Weatherspoon Museum, The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, NC; Estrecho Dudoso, TEOR/ética, Museo de Arte y Diseňo Contemporaneo, San José, Costa Rica; Gyroscope, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington DC (2006); Drawing from the Modern 1975-2005, The Museum of Modern Art, New York (2005); The Fifth Gwangju Biennial, Korea (2004); The San Juan Triennial, Puerto Rico (2004); VIII Havana Biennial, Cuba (2003); and the 25th Sao Paulo Biennial (2002). His work is included in public and private collections such as The Museum of Modern Art, New York; Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; The Daros Collection, Zurich, Switzerland; Patricia Phelps De Cisneros Collection, New York; Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City; Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; and the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington DC.


Nathan Cordero (This is Not Site-Specific, 17 September – 7 November)

Nathan CorderoNathan Cordero (b. 1975 ) is a self- taught mixed media artist living in Syracuse, NY. Cordero primarily works with salvaged wood which he paints white and then, using a razor blade, intricately carves images, shapes and text. Cordero’s work has been shown extensively in the Bay Area both in galleries and in the streets. He was recently included in the group exhibition, Neither Here nor There: 5 Artists Selected by Renny Pritikin, January 25- March 7, 2008 at the Johansson Projects in Oakland California. Cordero was invited to be an artist in residence at Djerassi Resident Artists Program in Woodside California in Spring of 2008.


Xiaowen Chen (Spectacle: 100 Last Names, 15 June–5 September)

Xiaowen Chen PortraitXiaowen Chen (b. 1957 Dalian, China) studied printmaking, drawing, and painting at Lu Xun Academy of Fine Arts, China. After moving to the United States in 1987, he received an MFA from Illinois State University in 1993. Chen currently lives and works in Ithaca, NY and has been teaching Print Media at Alfred University, Alfred, NY since 1996. He held previous positions at Cornell University (2003–2008), Rhode Island School of Design (2003), and the Central Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing, China. Chen has received numerous awards, including the Laurie Tisch Sussman Foundation Award (2004); and the New York Foundation for the Art Grant (2003). His work has been presented internationally, including at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY; Brooklyn Museum of Art, NY; Santa Barbara Museum of Art, California; China Millennium Art Museum; Huang Chen Museum; and National Museum of Fine Arts, Beijing. He was recently exhibited at the Today’s Art Museum in Beijing, China.


Andrew Deutsch (Sound Scores: Paper, Wood, Stone and Glass, 2 April–6 June)

Andrew Deutsch PortraitAndrew Deutsch (b.1968) is a sound, video and graphic artist who lives in Hornell, N.Y., and teaches sound and video art in the Division of Expanded Media at Alfred University. He received his B.F.A. in video art and printmaking from Alfred University in 1990 and his M.F.A. in integrated electronic art from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in 1994. He is a member of the Institute for Electronic Art at Alfred University and the Pauline Oliveros Foundation Board of Advisors, and is a former member of the Pauline Oliveros Foundation Board of Directors (1999–2001). Deutsch is the recipient of an Artists Fellowship in Video Art (1997) from the New York Foundation for the Arts and a Special Opportunity Stipend from the New York Foundation for the Arts (1999). You can hear remixes of Deutsch's CD Garden Music on Oval's OvalProcess and Microstoria's Improvisers. FOR MORE INFORMATION: http://art.alfred.edu/faculty/fa_deutsch.html


Stephen Vitiello (Sound Scores: Paper, Wood, Stone and Glass, 2 April–6 June)

Stephen Vitiello PortraitStephen Vitiello (b.1964) is an electronic musician and media artist who lives and works in Richmond, VA. His sound installations, photographs and drawings have been presented internationally in solo exhibitions at such venues as The Project, N.Y.; Museum 52, London; Galerie Almine Rech, Paris; and in group exhibitions including the 2002 Whitney Biennial, the 2006 Biennial of Sydney (in collaboration with Julie Mehretu) and Ce qui arrive, an exhibition curated by Paul Virilio at the Cartier Foundation, Paris. CDreleases include Bright and Dusty Things (New Albion Records), Listening to Donald Judd (Sub Rosa), Box Music (12k) and Stephen Vitiello with eighth blackbird (Magic If). Vitiello is currently on the faculty of kinetic imaging at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). He is the recipient of many awards, among which are the Independent Radio and Sound Art Fellowship from the Jerome Foundation (1999); Penny McCall Foundation Award (2001); NYFA “Performance/Multi-Disciplinary” (2003); and a Creative Capitol Fellowship (2006).
FOR MORE INFORMATION: http://stephenvitiello.com


Marion Wilson

Marion Wilson portraitMarion Wilson lives and works in Syracuse, New York and maintains a studio in New York City. She has had exhibitions or completed public commissions for New Museum of Contemporary Art, NYC; Kasia Kay Art Projects, New Orleans; Dorsky Gallery, NYC; Shroeder Romero Gallery, Exit Art, Cheryl Pelavin Fine Arts and Sculpture Center, NYC; in addition to Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center, Buffalo, NY; SPACES, Cleveland Ohio; and SCOPE Miami/Art Basel, Miami, Florida. Wilson has been awarded residencies at Millay Colony for the Arts (Nancy Graves Award); International Studio Program (NYSCA and Elizabeth Foundation) and Sculpture Space in Utica, NY. Wilson received her B.A. from Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT; her M.A. from Columbia University, NYC; and her M.F.A. from University of Cincinnati, OH. Wilson is the Director of Community Initiatives in the Visual Arts at Syracuse University and teaches in the Sculpture Department. She started MLAB, a collaborative design team of art, architecture and design students at Syracuse, as a result of her belief in the revitalization of urban spaces through the arts.


Kianga Ford (Landscapes and Interiors, 15 January–14 March)

Kianga Ford PortraitKianga Ford works primarily with sound and environment. Using design-based installation, sound, performance and site-specific projects to create scored environments, her works explore the dynamics of contemporary social identity, proximity, intimacy and relationship.  Her immersive, often story-based, projects ask questions about the relationship between physical and cultural proximity.  Since 2003, a major focus of her work has been on developing the series of narrative walking tours “The Story of This Place,” that create historically informed but fictional stories for mapped routes through cities.  In the increasingly considered field of sound art, she has worked collaboratively with a range of international composers, from Toronto to Bergen.  Her work has been shown at venues including The Studio Museum in Harlem; USF Verftet (Bergen, Norway); Contemporary Art Museum, Houston; The Banff Centre (Alberta, Canada); The Museum of Contemporary Art, Miami; The Contemporary Museum in Baltimore; and the 2006 California Biennial at The Orange County Museum of Art.  She is a current Creative Capital grantee and a recipient of the California Community Foundation fellowship for emerging artists.  She has recently been awarded a grant by the Asian Cultural Council to pursue a new project in Japan.  Ford is an assistant professor in the Studio for Interrelated Media at Massachusetts College of Art.


Michael Barletta

Michael Barletta portraitMichael Barletta (In Pieces, 15 Jan.-14 Mar.) is a self-taught artist gathering much of his experience as artistic director and co-founder of ThINC, a non-profit arts organization geared toward emerging artists and community building in Syracuse. He worked closely with the City of Syracuse and the College of Visual and Performing Arts at Syracuse University throughout his five years with ThINC (2000–2005). Most recently, his live painting was showcased at the Everson Museum 2008 Biennial, and the previous two years at Ohm Lounge in Downtown Syracuse on Wednesday evenings. Works have also been showcased at the Affordable Art Fair 2008 in New York City and the Bridge Arts Fair in Miami. Michael’s Independent and collaborative works are represented by Elisa Tucci Contemporary Art in New York City.
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Alex Schweder (Roiling Infill, 13 November–3 January)

Alex SchwederAlex Schweder has been widely exhibited within the United States (Tacoma Art Museum, Wash., 2007; Sculpture Center, New York, 2007; Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, 2007; Suyama Space, Seattle, 2007; Parsons School of Design, New York, 2005). A recipient of the Genius Award (The Stranger, 2007), a Neddy Award Finalist, a Behnke Family Foundation award (2007) and the Rome Prize (American Academy in Rome, 2005-06), Schweder has had his work included in major public collections such as the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and the Tacoma Art Museum in Washington. Following the exhibition at The Warehouse Gallery at Syracuse University, his work will be shown at SFMoMa in San Francisco in February 2009.


Kim Waale

Kim Waale portraitKim Waale (Blind Spot, 13 Nov.-3 Jan.) lives in Manlius, NY. She received an M.F.A. in Sculpture from Syracuse University in 1989 and is currently a Professor of Art and the Director of Studio Art at Cazenovia College, Cazenovia, NY.
Waale has received numerous grants and residencies (Galichnik Art Colony, Macedonia; Sculpture Space; Light Work; Saltonstall Foundation; International Studio Program in NY; Millay Colony), exhibited nationally (Hallwalls Contemporary Art Center; A. I. R. Gallery; Everson Museum of Art; Munson-Williams Proctor Institute; Schweinfurth Art Center; Stone Quarry Hill Art Park) and internationally (Solo con Natura, residency/exhibition, Isla Santay, Ecuador; Biennale in Shumen, Bulgaria; Harlech Biennale, residency/exhibition, Wales, UK).


Chan Chao (Dreams of Promise and Peril, 19 August–25 October)

Chen Chao portraitChan Chao is a DC-based photographer. He was born in Burma (now Myanmar) and came to the United States with his family in 1978. His haunting series of portraits Burma: Something Went Wrong was published by Light Works in Contact Sheet in 2000, and featured in Zoom in 2002. He has exhibited widely, including shows at Numark Gallery and the Corcoran Gallery of Art (DC), Yancey Richardson Gallery (NYC) and Robert B. Menschel Gallery (Syracuse), and was featured in the 2002 Whitney Biennial. Chao teaches at George Washington University and the Corcoran College of Art and Design. In addition to the Burma series, his show at Mason includes a series of larger-than-life-size nude portraits. His project "Burma: Something Went Wrong" is part of the JGS, Inc. permanent collection.
For more information visit the artist website http://www.chanchao.net/


Joseph Mills (Dreams of Promise and Peril, 19 August–25 October)

Joseph Mills portraitJoseph Mills grew up in Washington, DC and has photographed the city extensively, beginning at age 15. A graduate of American University, Mills also studied at the Corcoran College of Art + Design. He has participated in a number of exhibitions in Washington, DC. Mills’ photographs are included in the permanent collections of the Corcoran Gallery of Art, the High Museum of Art (Atlanta, GA), the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (Texas), the Smithsonian American Art Museum (Washington, DC), and the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts (Richmond, VA), among other museums. In addition to his personal projects, Joseph Mills is the longtime photographer at Dumbarton Oaks in Washington, DC. His project "The Loves of The Poets" is part of JGS, Inc. permanent collection.


Melanie Pullen (Dreams of Promise and Peril, 19 August–25 October)

Melanie Pullen was born in New York City. Her photography has been exhibited nationally and internationally, including solo shows at: Ace Gallery, Los Angeles (2008) and Ace Gallery, Beverly Hills (2005); MiCamera, Milan (2007); White Wall Gallery, Seoul (2006). Her work has also been included in various museum exhibitions such as: Carnegie Art Museum (2008); The Museum of Photographic Arts (2007); The Contempory Arts Center and The Frederick R. Weisman Museum of Art (2006). Pullen is best known for her series High Fashion Crime Scenes, which continues to tour galleries and museums worldwide. She lives in Los Angeles, CA.


Tom MacPherson

Tom MacPherson portraitThomas MacPherson (Italian American Family Album, 19 Aug.-25 Oct.) received a B.A. from the State University of New York-College at Oswego in 1973 and an M.F.A. from the University of South Carolina in 1976. His work has been exhibited in solo and juried group national and international exhibitions in galleries and museums in the US and abroad, and is included in public and private collections, among them: The Permanent Art Collection of the State of South Carolina and the Columbia Museum of Art, Columbia, South Carolina. He has been Professor of Studio Arts at the State University of New York-College at Geneseo since 1985 and attained the rank of Professor in 2003 where he has received the Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching, awarded by the State of New York in 1999, and the Harter Mentoring Award, an honor given by SUNY-GEneseo in 2003. In summer of 2007, he received a Mid-Career Summer Research Fellowship to study egg tempera painting in Italy.


Terry Adkins (Songs of Hearth and Valor, 15 April–7 June)

Terry Adkins portraitTerry Adkins has been exhibiting internationally since 1980. He is Associate Professor of Fine Art at the University of Pennsylvania where he recently installed Darkwater: A Recital in Four Dominions, a tribute to W. E. B. Du Bois at the Arthur Ross Gallery. Adkins has published numerous essays and has completed several significant public commissions. In addition to being a highly respected artist and sought after guest lecturer, his artworks have been placed in the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, among other significant museums and collections. He received his B.S. from Fisk University and his M.F.A. from the University of Kentucky.


Yoshiko Miki (Miko)

Yoshiko Miki portraitMiko (Kewpie Karma/80, 15 April—7 June) was born in Ichinomiya, Aichi, Japan. At the age of sixteen she moved to the United States and lived in Lancaster, PA and would remain there for a year before moving to Syracuse, NY. She graduated from Manlius Pebble Hill School in DeWitt, NY and currently is enrolled at the Pratt Institute at Munson-Williams-Proctor in Utica, NY where she is studying fine arts with a concentration in sculpture.

 

 


Gary Schneider (Genetic Self-Portrait, 13 November–26 January)

Gary Schneider portraitGary Schneider was born in South Africa. He received a B.F.A. from the University of Cape Town and an M.F.A. from Pratt Institute in New York. In the 1970s and 1980s, he worked in the theater of Richard Foreman and Robert Wilson, making films. Schneider has been exhibiting his photography since 1991. He completed his genetic self-portrait installation in 1998, and since then it has been exhibited across the United States, including at the Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Mass MoCA, and The International Center of Photography. The installation has also been exhibited internationally and continues to travel. In 1999, genetic self-portrait was published in book form by Light Work, and in 2000 the work received an Eisenstadt award.
Schneider's work has been exhibited internationally, and recent exhibition venues include the Sackler Museum at Harvard College in Boston and the National Portrait Gallery of Scotland. A major retrospective of his work will open at the Museum of Photographic Arts in San Diego in 2008. Schneider's photographs are included in the permanent collections at The Whitney Museum, The Guggenheim Museum and The Metropolitan Museum in New York City; The National Gallery of Canada; The Musée de L'Elysée in Lausanne, Switzerland; The Museum of Fine Arts in Boston; The Museum of Contemporary Photography; and The Art Institute of Chicago.


Emily Farranto
Emily Farranto received her MFA from Syracuse University in 2003 and currently resides in Cazenovia, NY. She has exhibited her work in solo and group shows in the United States and abroad. Her work is included in the curated registries at the Drawing Center in New York City and the Pierogi2000 Flat Files in Brooklyn.


Jo-Anne Balcaen (Come On: Desire Under the Female Gaze, 23 August–27 October)

Jo-Anne Balcaen is a Montreal-based artist who works primarily in video, sculpture and installation. Her work examines the commercialization of desire through popular culture, and how this creates an inflated sense of expectation. Her recent focus has been the relationship between popular music and obsessive female fandom. Since 1995, Balcaen has exhibited her work in venues throughout Quebec, Canada, Europe, and the US. Forthcoming shows for 2008-09 include La Centrale (Montreal), Open Space (Victoria), PAVED Media Arts (Saskatoon) and Galerie B-312 (Montreal).

Juliet Jacobson (Come On: Desire Under the Female Gaze, 23 August–27 October)

Juliet Jacobson, NYC-based artist born in Puyallup, Washington. She received an MFA in 2006 from New York University. Her work has been exhibited at Ritter/Zamet Gallery, London (2006-7), Bond Gallery, New York (2007).

Rachel Rampleman (Come On: Desire Under the Female Gaze, 23 August–27 October)

Rachel Rampleman was born in Cincinnati, Ohio. She lives/works in Brooklyn, NY. Rampleman received an M.F.A. from New York University in 2006. She has exhibitied at Cynthia Broan Gallery, New York, NY (2005-6), Crawl Space Gallery, Seattle, Washington (2006), East Galleries, New York, NY (2006), Art Gotham, New York, NY (2005), Rosenberg Gallery, New York, NY (2005), Old Tower Video Space, New York, NY (2005).


C5 Corporation (Networked Nature, 17 April–14 July)

C5 Corporation, founded in 1998, is both an artistic endeavor and business enterprise. Structured as a Limited Liability Company, C5 provides a unique context for research in information visualization. C5 creates models and analyses of networks and systems in which the generation of data informs interpretation of data. For C5 there is no philosophical conflict between art as theory, research as art, and art as business. For C5, theory is product.
C5 is Steve Durie, Jan Ekenberg, Lisa Jevbratt, Veronica Ramirez, Brett Stalbaum, Joel Slayton, Jack Toolin, Geri Wittig and affiliates Anne-Marie Schleiner and Bruce Gardner.

Futurefarmers (Networked Nature, 17 April–14 July)

Futurefarmers is a group of practitioners aligned through an open practice of making work that is relevant to the time and space surrounding us. Through collaboration, they explore the relationship of concept and creative process between interdisciplinary artists. Since 1995, Futurefarmers has served as a design studio producing projects for clients including Adobe, Swatch, Hewlett Packard, Levi's, Autodesk, Nike, LucasFilm, Greenpeace, PBS, NEC and MSNBC.
"Futurefarmers are well known as innovators within the new media art and design contexts. They have exhibited internationally at numerous galleries and museums, including the New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York Museum of Modern Art, the ZKM in Germany and at America's most prestigious art exhibition, The Whitney Biennale. They have received numerous awards including the Webby Award and the Transmediale award among others." -ZKM, Center for Art and Media in Karlsruhe, Germany

Shih Chieh Huang (Networked Nature, 17 April–14 July)

Huang was born in Taipei. At the age of 12, he left Taiwan for the United States. He was raised in California, first in Los Angeles and then in San Diego. Huang has been working in New York for the last three years.
Having first worked on two-dimensional works, Huang quickly evolved to three-dimensional installations, inspired by everyday household electronic devices. He studied Fine Arts at the School of Visual Arts in New York where he starting learning about physical computing and robotics, which took him a step further in the creation of his artificial organic environments. In his creative process, he takes common, everyday items and combines selected parts to form new entities. They then come to life as Huang implements a dynamic system of circulation of water, electricity and air.
Huang was granted an award from the New York Foundation for the Arts in 2002. In the fall of 2003, he received great recognition from his native country, as he was invited for his first solo exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art Taipei.

Philip Ross (Networked Nature, 17 April–14 July)

Philip Ross received a BFA from the San Francisco Art Institute in 1990. Presently he is a Visiting Faculty member in the Sculpture Department at the Institute. In his work he transforms a variety of living species into sculptures that are at once highly crafted and naturally formed, skillfully manipulated and sloppily organic. He has been an artist-in-residence at the Exploratorium’s Life Science Department, the Johnson Oyster Farm in Tomales Bay, and was invited to the Carnegie Institution of Washington's Department of Plant Biology.


Erin Lyden Murphy
Erin Lyden Murphy was born in Syracuse, NY, where she currently lives. She received a BFA in Ceramics from Syracuse University and an MFA in Ceramics from the University of Tennessee. She has exhibited widely across the United States, as well as in Jingdezhen, China and Cortona, Italy.


Jason Nickel
Jason Nickel was born near Buffalo and grew up in Scranton and Philadelphia, PA, and Rochester, NY. He earned a B.F.A. at the Columbus College of Art and Design in Ohio in 1994 and an M.F.A. at Stony Brook University in 1997. He has exhibited in solo and group shows at the Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute, Albany Center Galleries, Artemesia Gallery in Chicago, Cynthia Broan Gallery in New York and the Everson Museum of Art Biennial, and has work in several private and corporate collections. Nickel works with themes of spirituality and metaphysics. His media have included painting, printmaking, sculpture, webcomics and installation art. For more information on the artist, visit www.JasonNickel.net


Janet Morton (Embracing Winter, 13 February–31 March)

Toronto-based artist Janet Morton transforms public spaces using materials and techniques generally associated with private, more domestic places. Morton extends knitting and sewing on to architecture and nature, playfully examining issues of excess and anthropomorphization: the desire to give all things human attributes. Janet Morton has exhibited her work widely since receiving a Bachelor of Fine Art from York University in 1990. She has earned many awards including the Canada Council Paris Studio Award and several Ontario Arts Council grants. Her work has been shown across Canada and in the United States and Europe; locations include Mercer Union, Toronto (1993, 1998), Modern Fuel Gallery, Kingston (1997), The Stratford Gallery, Stratford (2001), Paul Petro Contemporary Art, Toronto (2001, 2003), Design Gallery, UW-Madison, Wisconsin (2004), Canada Quay Harbourfront Centre, Toronto(2005), Richmond Art Gallery, Richmond, B.C.(2006).

Takeshi Murata (Embracing Winter, 13 February–31 March)

Takeshi Murata was born in 1974 in Chicago, IL. He graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design in 1997 with a B.F.A. in Film/Video/Animation. Murata has exhibited at The Museum of Modern Art, New York; Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas; Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, California; Taka Ishii Gallery, Tokyo, Japan; Peres Projects, Los Angeles; Gavin Brown's Enterprise, New York; Eyebeam, New York; FACT Centre, Liverpool, UK; Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, Ohio; New York Underground Film Festival; Smack Mellon, Brooklyn, Foxy Production, New York, and Deitch Projects, New York, among others.

Collin Olan (Embracing Winter, 13 February–31 March)

Lisa Robinson (Embracing Winter, 13 February–31 March)

Lisa M. Robinson graduated cum laude from Columbia University, and received her MFA in Photography from the Savannah College of Art and Design. After moving to New York, she became printing assistant for George Tice. Awards include a Fulbright Grant, as well as “Curator’s Choice” at the Houston Center of Photography Membership Exhibition and the “Top 50 Photographers” chosen by Critical Mass. She has been an Artist-in-Residence at Light Work, and was recently selected as the Evelyn Stefansson Nef Fellow at the MacDowell Colony. Snowbound has been exhibited internationally in Argentina, Syria, Lithuania, Denmark, Uruguay, Chile and Bolivia. Her work is in such collections as the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; the Museum of Photographic Arts, San Diego; the Ogden Museum of Southern Art; and Fidelity Investments. Lisa M. Robinson was recently nominated for a Louis Comfort Tiffany Grant.

Rudy Shepherd (Embracing Winter, 13 February–31 March)

Based in Harlem, NY, Rudy Shepherd received a BS in Biology and Studio Art from Wake Forest University and an MFA in Sculpture from the School of Art Institute of Chicago. He has been in group exhibitions at P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, NY, The Studio Museum of Harlem, NY, Bronx Museum of Art, NY, Art in General, NY, Triple Candie, NY, Socrates Sculpture Park, NY, Cheekwood Museum of Art, TN, Contemporary Museum, Baltimore, MD, Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, CT, Southeastern Center of Contemporary Art, NC, Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago, IL, Tart Gallery, San Francisco, CA, Analix Forever Gallery, Geneva, Switzerland and solo exhibitions at Mixed Greens Gallery, NY, Regina Miller Gallery, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA. He has been awarded Artist in Residence at PS1 National/International Studio Program, PS1 Contemporary Art Center, Long Island City, NY, Artist in Residence Visual + Harlem, Jacob Lawrence Institute for the Visual Arts, New York, NY and Emerging Artist Fellowship, Socrates Sculpture Park, Long Island City, NY. He is currently represented by Mixed Greens Gallery, NY is an artist in residence at Location One and has an upcoming two person exhibition at Paperwork Gallery, Baltimore, MD.


Alex DaCorte (Faux Naturel, 9 November–27 January)

Duke & Battersby - Cooper Battersby & Emily Vey Duke (Faux Naturel, 9 November–27 January)

Cooper Battersby (b. 1971, Penticton British Columbia, Canada) and Emily Vey Duke (b. 1972, Halifax Nova Scotia, Canada) have been working collaboratively since June 1994. They work in printed matter, installation, curation and sound, but their primary practice is the production of single-channel video. Their work has been exhibited in galleries and at festivals in North and South America and throughout Europe, including the Walker Center (Minneapolis), The Banff Centre (Banff), The Vancouver Art Gallery (Vancouver), YYZ (Toronto), The Renaissance Society (Chicago), The New York Video Festival (NYC), The European Media Arts Festival (Osnabruck), Impakt (Utrecht) and The Images Festival (Toronto). Their tape Being Fucked Up (2000) has been awarded prizes from film festivals in Switzerland, Germany and the USA. Bad Ideas for Paradise (2002) was purchased for broadcast by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation and for the libraries at Harvard and Princeton, and has won prizes from the NYExpo (NYC) and the Onion City festival (Chicago). I am a Conjuror (2004) has received prizes from the Ann Arbor Film Festival and the Onion City Festival. They were just awarded the Aliant New Media Prize for their project A Year in the Life of the World, which will be completed in 2007. They are currently at work on a new tape entitled Little Canada.
Emily Vey Duke received her BFA from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, and completed her Masters at the University of Illinois at Chicago. She then worked for a year as Artistic Director at the Khyber Centre for the Arts in Halifax, NS.
Cooper Battersby received his diploma in computer programming at Okanagan College, and completed his Masters at the University of Illinois at Chicago. He was the recipient of a Canada Council Production Grant in 2001. Duke and Battersby are currently teaching at Syracuse University in Central New York.

Nick Lenker (Faux Naturel, 9 November–27 January)

Annie MacDonell (Faux Naturel, 9 November–27 January)

Annie MacDonell was born in 1976 in Windsor, Ontario. She studied film and photography at Ryerson University, in Toronto followed by an MFA at Le Fresnoy, Studio national des arts contemporains in France. Since then she has been making film, photography, collage and installation in equal parts. She has exhibited her work and screened her films in Canada, Europe and the United States. Recent activities include a solo show of new installation work at Gallery TPW in Toronto, and group shows at The Warehouse Gallery in Syracuse, New York and The Foreman Art Gallery of Bishops University in Quebec. Annie MacDonell's photography and collage work is available through Katherine Mulherin Contemporary Art Projects in Toronto.

Allyson Mitchell (Faux Naturel, 9 November–27 January)

Allyson Mitchell is a maximalist artist working predominantly in sculpture, installation and film. Since 1997, Mitchell has been melding feminism and pop culture to play with contemporary ideas about sexuality, autobiography, and the body, largely through the use of reclaimed textile and abandoned craft.
Her work has exhibited in galleries and festivals across Canada, the US, Europe and East Asia. She has also performed extensively with Pretty Porky and Pissed Off, a fat performance troupe, as well as publishing both writing and music. She recently completed her PhD in Women's Studies at York University, where she also teaches cultural studies.
Allyson Mitchell's work has been generously supported by the Chalmers Foundation, Canada Council for the Arts, the Ontario and Toronto Arts Councils and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada.

Andrea Vander Kooij (Faux Naturel, 9 November–27 January)

Andrew Vander Kooij received an M.F.A. from Concordia University, Montreal, QC in 2005. Recent activities include Not Your Grandmother's Doily The Portland Museum of Contemporary Crafts, Portland, Oregon; Hand-Face-Body: An Exhibition of Tactile Textiles The Gladstone Hotel, Toronto, ON; I want to tell you everything Diagonale, Centre des art et des fibres du Quebec, Montreal, Quebec; The Toronto Outdoor Art ExhibitionNathan Phillips Square, Toronto, ON; The “Best of” Exhibition, from the Toronto Outdoor Art ExhibitionFirst Canadian Place Gallery, Toronto, ON.


 

 

 

 

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