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Russell Baldon

Russell Baldon is the program chair of the Furniture Department at California College of the Arts in San Francisco. He earned an MFA in furniture from San Diego State University. Russell was a partner in his family’s wooden toy making business for fifteen years in his early formative years growing up. While still making furniture and sculpture, he has recently begun to re-investigate these early endeavors looking for ways that toys reflect the current world in which we live.

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Yevgeniya Baras

Yevgeniya Baras received her MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Yevgeniya has exhibited her work in several New York City galleries and internationally. She is represented by Nicelle Beauchene Gallery in NY and the Landing Gallery in LA. Yevgeniya currently teaches at RISD and Sarah Lawrence College.

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Jamie Bates Slone

Jamie Bates Slone is a ceramic sculptor living and working in Norman, Oklahoma. She is currently Assistant Professor of Ceramics at the University of Oklahoma. She received her MFA in Ceramics from the University of Kansas and her BFA in Studio Art at the University of Central Missouri.

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Susan Belau

Susan Belau uses representation and abstraction to connect the processes of drawing and printmaking to landscape, memory and place. She is an Associate Professor at San Francisco State University. She received her MFA in Printmaking from the University of Nebraska, Lincoln and trained as a printer at Paulson Press in Berkeley, CA.

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Drew Bennett

Drew Bennett is a designer/builder, curator and creative director. He received his BA from Colorado College. Drew founded FB AIR, Facebook’s artist in residency program, where he worked with Katharina Grosse, Barry McGee, Alicia McCarthy and Tom Sachs. In 2015, Drew co-founded Starline Social Club in Oakland, CA.

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Ben Beres

Ben Beres works in sculpture, glass art, street performance, public art and printmaking. One-third of SuttonBeresCuller—a collaborative trio fabricating experimental guerrilla art to high-end commercial work—Ben likes to play with what art is and can be. He is a professor of printmaking at Cornish College of the Arts.

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Laura Berman

Laura Crehuet Berman is a native of Barcelona, Spain, where her love for pattern, design and bold colors originated. She has exhibited in over 150 exhibitions at galleries and museums internationally and her prints are widely collected. Berman is currently a Professor at Kansas City Art Institute.

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Nydia Blas

Nydia Blas received her MFA from Syracuse University in the College of Visual and Performing Arts. She is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Art and Visual Culture at Spelman College in Atlanta, GA. Nydia has completed artist residencies at Constance Saltonstall Foundation for the Arts and The Center for Photography at Woodstock.

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Matt Bollinger

Matt Bollinger received his MFA from RISD. His work has been shown in solo exhibitions in New York, Paris and elsewhere. Awards include fellowships at the Fine Arts Work Center, a fellowship from NYFA and a residency at the Sharpe-Walentas Studio Program. He is represented by Zürcher Gallery.

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Paul Briggs

Paul Briggs is a ceramic artist who primarily uses slab-building and pinch-forming techniques. He studied at the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University, Pennsylvania State University and the Massachusetts College of Art and Design in art education and ceramics. His research includes visual literacy and art making as a spiritual practice. He is an Associate Professor at the Massachusetts College of Art and Design.

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Jeanette Bullock

Jeanette Bullock, ATR, MS, works with the Aspen Hope Center providing Art Therapy in Basalt to both elementary and middle school aged students. Prior to relocating to Colorado, she worked with ages 2-18 in a variety of therapeutic and teaching settings exploring how to use art in a safe, mindful and healing manner.

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Jill Skupin Burkholder

Jill Skupin Burkholder is a photographer/artist whose work includes handcrafted techniques such as bromoil printing, an alternative photography process using brushes and lithography ink to create an image, and encaustic techniques using beeswax and resin. Jill teaches workshops across the country and in her home in the Catskill Mountains of New York, and has prints included in private and public collections.

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Julie Burleigh

Julie Burleigh has been painting, drawing and making sculpture since the early 1980s. She studied painting and drawing at the Kansas City Art Institute, Yale University, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and the Tyler School of Art and Architecture. She has taught throughout the Midwest and in Southern California at many schools and universities.

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Tina Campt

Tina Campt is Owen F. Walker Professor of Humanities and Modern Culture and Media at Brown University. Tina is a black feminist theorist of visual culture and contemporary art. One of the founding researchers in Black European Studies, her early work theorized gender, racial, and diasporic formation in black communities in Europe, focusing on the role of vernacular photography in processes of historical interpretation. She is the author of four books: Other Germans: Black Germans and the Politics of Race, Gender and Memory in the Third Reich, Image Matters: Archive, Photography and the African Diaspora in Europe, Listening to Images and A Black Gaze published by MIT Press in 2021.

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Elinor Carucci

Elinor Carucci’s work has been included in many solo and group exhibitions worldwide, including Edwynn Houk Gallery, Fifty One Fine Art Gallery and Gagosian Gallery, London, among others. Her photographs are included in the collections of The Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Brooklyn Museum of Art, and the Houston Museum of Fine Art. She has received the ICP Infinity Award and a Guggenheim Fellowship. Elinor has published four monographs – her latest, MIDLIFE, was published in 2019 – and she teaches in the graduate program of photography at the School of Visual Arts.

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Doug Casebeer

Doug Casebeer is Artistic Director Emeritus at Anderson Ranch where he served as Artistic Director of Ceramics for over 34 years. He is currently Resident Artist for the University of Oklahoma. Doug was recognized by NCECA in 2019 for his contributions to the field as an Honorary Member. Doug has lectured, taught, exhibited and built kilns worldwide. He is a member of the International Academy of Ceramics, and was honored with a solo exhibition in 2019 at the Huntington Museum of Art in West Virginia.

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Kate Casey

Kate Casey is the founder of Peg Woodworking, a Brooklyn-based design studio that is female run and operated. She completed her undergraduate education at Massachusetts College of Art and Design and the Yale Norfolk School of Art and is an alumnus of the Center of Furniture Craftsmanship intensive program.

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Vivian Chiu

Vivian Chiu was born in Los Angeles and emigrated to Hong Kong at the age of three. Her interests in the visual arts led her to attend the Rhode Island School of Design for a BFA of Furniture Design in 2011 and Columbia University where she received an MFA in Sculpture in 2019. She currently teaches in the Craft/Material Studies Program at Virginia Commonwealth University.

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Theresa Chromati

Theresa Chromati is a Baltimore-born, Brooklyn-based artist of Guyanese-American descent. Recently, Theresa’s work has been on view at The Baltimore Museum of Art, The Pérez Art Museum Miami, and The Moscow Museum of Modern Art. She has been featured in The New York Times, i-D, Interview Magazine, Juxtapoz, Hyperallergic, Document Journal, Architectural Digest, and Vogue.

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Mike Cloud

Mike Cloud is a painter and writer from Chicago. His work and research in the field of painting is anchored in the contemporary life of reproduction, symbolism and description.

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Aaron Coleman

Aaron Coleman is an Associate Professor of Art at the University of Arizona. His work in printmaking, which focuses on sociopolitical issues regarding race and identity, has been exhibited internationally and can be found in numerous public and private collections around the world. Aaron also cultivates and breeds rare terrestrial orchids.

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Christine Collins

Christine Collins is an artist whose work focuses on our often fraught relationship to the cultivated landscape. Her work has been widely exhibited and featured in numerous publications including On Death, published in 2019 by Kris Graves Projects, The New Yorker and The Boston Globe. Christine is represented by Gallery Kayafas in Boston. She is currently an associate professor of photography at the Lesley College of Art & Design.

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Larry Cook

Larry Cook is a conceptual artist working across photography, video, and installation. Based in Washington, D.C., he received his MFA from George Washington University in 2013 and his BA in Photography from the State University of New York, Plattsburgh in 2010. Larry is currently an Assistant Professor of Photography at Howard University.

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David Antonio Cruz

David Antonio Cruz uses painting and performance to explore the visibility and intersectionality of brown, black, and queer bodies. David is a professor at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts University. He has exhibited at the Brooklyn Museum, National Portrait Gallery and was awarded the Joan Mitchell Painting and Sculptor Grant. He received an MFA from Yale University.

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Michael Hunt & Naomi Dalglish

Michael Hunt and Naomi Dalglish collaborate in making wood-fired pottery. They combine coarse local clays, white slips and ash glazes to make the deeply layered surfaces for which they are known.

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Ivana Dama

Ivana Dama is an artist and researcher currently working and living in Los Angeles. She graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles School of Arts and Architecture in the Design Media Arts and Digital Humanities department. Her art practice includes audio-video installations, robotics and web projects, as well as music performances. Her work focuses on themes of sound and space ranging from microscopic, architectural and satellite scale.

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Luther Davis

Luther Davis is a Master Printer and the Director of the Powerhouse Arts Printshop. Luther teaches printmaking at Parsons School of Design. He was the co-founder of Forth Estate, a fine art publisher focused on producing limited editions with emerging artists. In a typical year, Luther collaborates with around 80 artists and prints 300 unique projects.

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Joshua Davis

Joshua Davis is an award-winning designer, technologist, author and artist in new media and is acclaimed for his role in designing the visualization of IBM’s Watson, the intelligent computer program capable of answering questions for the quiz show “Jeopardy!”. His work has been exhibited at the Tate Modern in London, the Design Museum in London, le Centre Pompidou in France, the Institute of Contemporary Arts in London, MoMA PS1 in New York, the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum and more.

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Aurora De Armendi

Aurora De Armendi has exhibited in group shows at the Bronx Biennial, International Print Center of New York, the Center for Book Arts, as well as in cities in the United States, Iceland, Hungary, Argentina and Cuba, among others. She teaches at Parsons and is a printer at Two Palms in New York.

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Esteban del Valle

Esteban del Valle received his MFA from the Rhode Island School of Design and has exhibited and produced murals internationally. His work has been featured in various publications, including HiFructose, The New York Times and the Washington Post. Esteban has been the recipient of several residencies and fellowships including Skowhegan, Fine Arts Work Center and Smack Mellon.

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Louise Deroualle

Originally from Sao Paulo, Brazil, Louise Deroualle moved to the U.S. in 2013 to pursue a Master’s degree in Ceramics at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln. Louise is the Studio Coordinator of Ceramics at Anderson Ranch Arts Center. She exhibits nationally and has been awarded competitive residencies and fellowships, including the Roswell Artist-in-Residency and The Aspen Art Museum Fellowship.

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Anjuli DiMaria

Anjuli DiMaria is a past Ceramics Artist-in-Residence at Anderson Ranch Arts Center. She has made Snowmass Village her home since 2004 along with her husband and three kids. Anjuli knows how hard it can be to understand the world around her and enjoys helping others make meaning of experiences in life using visual and tactile arts.

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Barclay Dodge

Chef C. Barclay Dodge has spent the last 30 years traveling the globe exploring cultures and cuisine, and working in Michelin-starred restaurants in Spain, New York and California. Since opening Bosq in Aspen in 2016, Chef Dodge has honed his style, collaborating with local biodynamic farmers and foraging wild products from the forest, aspiring to grasp flavor at its highest level.

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Mark Dorf

Mark Dorf is a New York-based artist whose practice utilizes photography, video, digital media and sculpture. Mark is influenced by human perceptions of and interactions with what is commonly referred to in Western Culture as “Nature”, urbanism, design and virtual environments. He reveals these subjects’ entanglement and integration as an inclusive and lively planetary ecology helping to navigate away from environmental collapse and to imagine a New Nature.

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William Downs

William Downs is an award-winning contemporary American artist residing in Atlanta, GA. He received his MFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art. He is represented by Sandler Hudson Gallery in Atlanta and was chosen by Artadia as their 2018 Atlanta awardee and by the Museum of Contemporary Art Georgia “Working Artist Project” for 2020.

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KT Duffy

KT Duffy is a new media artist from Chicago’s Southwest Side who currently is Assistant Professor in Art, Technology and Culture at the University of Oklahoma. KT conjures entities into existence via code-based processes and digital fabrication. Committed to disrupting access barriers, they demystify coding and technology for creatives not validated by Dominant Culture.

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Jess T Dugan

Jess T. Dugan’s work explores issues of gender, sexuality, identity and community through photographic portraiture. Their photography is regularly exhibited internationally and is in the permanent collections of several major museums. Jess’s monographs include To Survive on This Shore: Photographs and Interviews with Transgender and Gender Nonconforming Older Adults (Kehrer Verlag, 2018) and Every Breath We Drew (Daylight Books, 2015). They are represented by the Catherine Edelman Gallery in Chicago, IL.

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Vincent Edwards

Vincent Edwards teaches digital fabrication and sculpture at the University of Arkansas where he runs the 3-D Advanced Technologies Lab. He received his MFA from the Herron School of Art and Design in 2012. Vincent’s studio practice focuses on hybrid methodologies, specifically the intersection of traditional furniture craft and digital fabrication.

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Alicia Eggert

Alicia Eggert is an interdisciplinary artist whose work gives material form to language and time. Her work has been exhibited internationally, at venues such as the Central Academy of Fine Arts Museum in Beijing and the Triennale Design Museum in Milan. She is an Associate Professor of Sculpture at the University of North Texas.

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David Ellsworth

David’s work is included in the permanent collections of 44 museums and numerous private collections worldwide. He is a Fellow and former Trustee of the American Craft Council and has received fellowship awards from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Pennsylvania Council for the Arts and the PEW fellowship for the Arts. He recently was honored with the prestigious “Visionary Award” for 2021 by the Smithsonian Institution.

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Wendy Ellsworth

Wendy Ellsworth has been a seed bead artist since 1970 and has a private studio at her home in Weaverville, NC. She has spent many years as an Artist-in-Schools in Colorado and Pennsylvania and teaches classes in beadwork nationally and internationally to both adults and children. She has made 10 trips to Kenya to work with Maasai and Samburu beading groups. In 2019, she was a Designer of the Year for Beadwork Magazine. Her book, Beading – the Creative Spirit, was published by SkyLight Paths in 2009.

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James Estrin

James Estrin is a staff photographer for The New York Times. He is a founder of Lens, The New York Times’s photography blog, and has been its co-editor since it launched in 2009. He has worked for The New York Times since 1992 and was part of a Pulitzer Prize-winning team in 2001. James is a co-producer of the HBO film “Under Fire: The Untold Story of Pfc. Tony Vaccaro”.

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Adam Ferriss

Adam Ferriss is an artist based out of Los Angeles, CA working with custom software to create websites, print media and real-time video effects. Some of his most recent works harness technologies like face tracking, neural networks / AI, and augmented reality to manipulate live camera and photographic imagery. Past clients include The New York Times, The New York Times Magazine, Wired, Time Magazine, The New Yorker, Google and Apple.

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Hilary Forsyth

Hilary Forsyth is an artist and illustrator who has illustrated the Rocky Mountain Mammal, Plant, Birds and Bugs volumes for the Family Field Guide series created by BearBop Press Children’s Books. She has been teaching clever and inspiring workshops at Anderson Ranch Arts Center for many summers and has also been the Art Director for the Aspen Community School for 18 years.

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Michael Fortune

Michael Fortune graduated from the furniture design program at Sheridan College. He received the prestigious Bronfman Award in 1993, was inducted into the Royal Canadian Academy of the Arts in 2000 and received the 2007 Furniture Society Award of Distinction. His work is included in many private and public collections, including The Royal Ontario Museum.

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Nigel French

Nigel French is a graphic designer, author, photographer, and educator with more than 30 years of related experience. He has published books about typography and graphic design, Adobe Photoshop, and Adobe InDesign, and has recorded more than fifty titles in the LinkedIn Learning (formerly Lynda.com) online training library. He is based in Lewes, UK.

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Camila Friedman-Gerlicz

Camila Friedman-Gerlicz received an MFA from the University of Colorado, Boulder in 2018, and an MA in math from the University of Texas, Austin in 2012. She combines her love of math and ceramics by using 3-D modeling and digital fabrication tools to make sculptures and installations that visualize mathematical formulas and concepts.

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Stuart Gair

Stuart Gair currently lives and works in Carbondale, CO. Over the past ten years he has been exploring different methods of firing the soda kiln to obtain depth in his surfaces and anticipated flashing. Recently, Stuart has been exploring oxidation and reduction cycles at the end of the firing as well as oxidation cooling. His background in history and study of minimalist sculpture inspire each form.

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Rico Gatson

Rico Gatson received his MFA from Yale University. His work addresses identity politics, the history of race, entertainment and spirituality. He has had solo exhibitions at Pierogi, Brooklyn, Ronald Feldman Fine Arts, New York City, Steve Turner Contemporary, Los Angeles and Exit Art, New York City. He is represented by Ronald Feldman Fine Arts in New York City.

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Linda Geary

Linda Geary is Professor/Chair of Painting at California College of the Arts in San Francisco. Her book, Studio Visit, is a compilation of 100 studio visit conversations with a focus on collage and color, including an essay by poet Norma Cole. Linda is a painter who lives and works in Oakland, CA.

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Salwan Georges

Salwan Georges is a Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalist for The Washington Post. In 2020, Salwan was awarded a Pulitzer Prize as part of a staff entry from The Washington Post covering climate change around the world. In 2021, he was named Photographer of The Year by Pictures of the Year International for covering a racial reckoning in Minneapolis, an unforgettable election across the U.S., and a deadly pandemic. His work has been published, exhibited worldwide and added to the Library of Congress.

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Rubens Ghenov

Rubens Ghenov was born in Sao Paulo, Brazil, and immigrated to the U.S. in 1989. He has shown nationally in both solo and group exhibitions at Morgan Lehman Gallery, Mindy Solomon Gallery, Geoffrey Young Gallery, TSA Brooklyn and the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Rubens is an assistant professor of painting and drawing at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

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Rema Ghuloum

Rema Ghuloum is a visual artist based on Los Angeles, CA. She has exhibited nationally and internationally and has been the recipient of multiple grants including the Pollack-Krasner Foundation Grant and the Joan Mitchell Foundation Grant. Her work has been reviewed in Art Forum, Hyperallergic, CARLA, the LA Times, among others.

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Lari Gibbons

Lari Gibbons is an artist who explores new and traditional approaches to printmaking through collaborative, interdisciplinary projects. She is professor at the University of North Texas, where she teaches all levels of printmaking. Lari received an MFA from the University of Nebraska, Lincoln.

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John Gill

John Gill teaches at the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University. He has received numerous awards including honors from the National Endowment for the Arts and the New York Foundation for the Arts.

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Andrea Gill

Andrea Gill is a Professor Emerita at Alfred University. Her works are in the permanent collections of the LACMA and the Victoria and Albert Museum in London.Andrea Gill is a professor Emerita at Alfred University. Her works are in the permanent collection of the LACMA and the Victoria and Albert Museum in London.

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Emily Ginsburg

Emily Ginsburg is an interdisciplinary artist who explores communication and its impact on the everyday through diverse media platforms. She is Professor, Chair of Media Arts, at the Pacific Northwest College of Art in Portland, OR. She received her MFA in Printmaking from Cranbrook Academy of Art.

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Elizabeth Glaessner

Elizabeth Glaessner has been exhibited in New York and internationally, including most recently in Paris with Perrotin and at the Galveston Artist Residency. She was also awarded residencies at the Leipzig International Art Programme and Glogau Artist-in-Residency in Berlin. She received her MFA from the New York Academy of Art. Elizabeth is represented by P.P.O.W. Gallery in New York City.

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Kelly Goff

Kelly Goff was born and raised on the island of Curaçao in the Caribbean. He holds a BA from New College of Florida and an MFA from the Rhode Island School of Design with a concentration in sculpture. Kelly is an Associate Professor of Art at Wheaton College in Massachusetts.

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Anne Goldberg

Anne Goldberg has been working with clay since childhood. She is a studio potter based in Carbondale, CO. Anne teaches ceramics at Colorado Mountain College in Aspen and at the Carbondale Clay Center. She has also been an Artist-in-Residence at Anderson Ranch Arts Center and studied at Cornell University and Stanford University. Her work is included in 500 Cups and 500 Pitchers, and has been shown in exhibitions around the U.S.

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Nabil Gonzalez

Nabil Gonzalez uses various printmaking techniques as a form of representing erasure and loss of identity through matrix repetition. She is a Professor at the University of Texas, El Paso. She received her MFA in Printmaking from the Rhode Island School of Design.

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Rashawn Griffin

Along with the 2008 Whitney Biennial, Rashawn Griffin’s work has been exhibited widely, including “Freequency” at the Studio Museum in Harlem, and “Freeway Balconies” at the Deutsche Guggenheim in Berlin, Germany. He received an MFA from Yale University and a 2005-2006 A.I.R. of the Studio Museum in Harlem.

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Jean Gumpper

Jean Gumpper is a faculty member and artist-in-residence at Colorado College in Colorado Springs. She has been an artist in residence at Goldwell Museum, Ucross Foundation, Grand Canyon National Park and Rocky Mountain National Park. She has taught print workshops in Sweden and the United States. Jean’s prints have been exhibited nationally and internationally.

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Simon Haas

Simon Haas is known for his work with the surrealist design duo the Haas Brothers; Simon takes a painterly approach to sculpture in his exploration of material applications for the twins’ work. He studied painting at RISD, and continues to paint and draw as part of his solo practice.

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Caroline Hanson

Caroline Hanson has been an educator for more than 25 years, combining her humanities background with a passion for STEM education to create enriched classroom experiences using LEGO Mindstorms robotics, WeDo and hands-on problem-solving activities. She currently teaches at Aspen Middle School, coaches FIRST LEGO League teams, coordinates a regional robotics tournament, and serves on the LEGO Education Advisory Panel as a middle-grade educator.

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Peter Hanson

Peter Hanson has been teaching for more than 25 years and combines his love of STEM, science, math and hands-on learning as the Think, Make and Improve teacher at Aspen Middle School. He has been a robotics coach, math educator, science educator, and science outreach coordinator before moving into a maker-oriented position for grades 5 through 8.

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Del Harrow

Del Harrow teaches ceramics and sculpture at Colorado State University. His work has been exhibited recently at the Milwaukee Art Museum, the Denver Art Museum, the Arizona State University Art Museum, the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, Haw Contemporary in Kansas City, MO and Harvey Meadows Gallery in Aspen. Del received his MFA from Alfred University.

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Sam Harvey

Sam Harvey is a ceramic artist in Aspen, Colorado. He received his MFA from New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University in 2001. His work is included in many public and private collections, including the American Museum of Ceramic Art, CA and the Brooklyn Museum of Art, NY. He is the owner and director of Harvey Preston Gallery in Aspen. He recently received the prestigious 2019 USA Fellowship Award, recognizing the most compelling artists working and living in the United States.

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Hugh Hayden

Hugh Hayden was born in Dallas, Texas in 1983 and lives and works in New York City. He holds an MFA from Columbia University and a Bachelor of Architecture from Cornell University. His work was the subject of a solo exhibition at White Columns in New York in 2018. His work has been included in numerous group exhibitions including JTT, New York (2018); Clearing, New York (2018); Tanya Bonakdar Gallery (2018); PPOW Gallery, New York (2017); Gavin Brown’s enterprise, New York (2017); Postmasters Gallery, New York (2016); MoMA PS1, Rockaway Beach, New York (2014); Socrates Sculpture Park, New York (2014); and Abrons Art Center, New York (2013), among others. He is the recipient of residences at Glenfiddich in Dufftown, Scotland (2014); Abrons Art Center and Socrates Sculpture Park (both 2012), and Lower Manhattan Cultural Council (2011).

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Amber Heaton

Amber Heaton uses systems and patterns to create works on paper, paintings and installations. Her work has been exhibited at The Bronx Museum of the Arts, Parrish Museum of Art, International Print Center New York, and other venues internationally. Amber received her MFA from the Rhode Island School of Design.

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Jan Heaton

Jan Heaton is a professional watercolor artist. Her paintings celebrate nature, and then abstractly reach beyond the obvious. Art dealers and galleries in Austin, San Francisco, San Antonio, Santa Barbara, Atlanta, and Marble Falls represent her work. Jan paints in Austin, TX and Laguna Beach, CA.

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Abbey Hepner

Abbey Hepner is an artist and educator whose artistic practice examines health, technology and our relationship with place through photography, video and installation-based work. She earned her MFA from the University of New Mexico. Her monograph, The Light at the End of History, was published by Daylight Books in 2021.

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Jubilee Hernandez

Jubilee Rivera-Hernandez is a 4th grade educator in Denver, CO. Jubilee earned an MA in Teaching from Colorado College as well as a BA in Education with Minors in Art Studio and Spanish Language. Jubilee strives to integrate the arts into her classroom as she believes art has the power to create change on a personal and collective level.

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Trey Hill

Trey Hill is a professional sculptor and Associate Professor at the University of Montana where he teaches both ceramics and sculpture. He received his MFA from San Jose State University. His work has been shown in galleries and museums nationally and internationally. Trey has participated in numerous national and international artist residencies.

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David Hilliard

David Hilliard received an MFA from Yale University, where he also directed the undergraduate photo department, and has won many grants, including a Fulbright Scholarship and Guggenheim Fellowship. He is a regular visiting faculty at Harvard University, the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Lesley University and Massachusetts College of Art & Design. David exhibits his photographs nationally and internationally. His work is represented by the Yancey Richardson Gallery in New York City, among others.

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John Hitchcock

John Hitchcock is Associate Dean of the Arts and Professor at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. Awards include: the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation Grant; Jerome Foundation Grant and artist in residence at The American Culture Center, China; Frans Masereel Centrum, Belgium; Proyecto’ace, Argentina; and the Venice Printmaking Studio, Italy.

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David Hornung

David Hornung is a painter and collagist who has taught at art schools, workshops and universities for almost five decades. He is the author of Color: A Workshop for Artists and Designers, which has been translated into six languages and is used in art and design programs throughout the world.

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Fredy Huaman Mallqui

Starting his training as a classical woodcarver at age nine in Ayacucho, Peru, Fredy Huaman Mallqui diversified his career creating contemporary sculptures, carving ornamental pieces–including restoration projects–teaching wood carving and painting. Fredy has taught most recently at Center for Furniture Craftsmanship in Maine, and participated in the 2019 World Wood Day in Austria.

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Holly Hughes

A frequent Anderson Ranch Guest Faculty member, Holly Hughes is Professor Emeritus of Painting at the Rhode Island School of Design. Holly’s work is inspired by the decorative arts and nature and takes the form of painting, ceramics and printmaking. She loves salon-style installations, such as BLAZON created for the Dorsky Museum.

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Elliott Hundley

Elliott Hundley’s practice integrates photography, painting, collage, sculpture, performance and drawing. In 2019, he was the inaugural curator of “Open House”, a group exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles that featured works drawn from the permanent collection. Elliott is a recent recipient of a John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Guggenheim Fellowship.

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Matt Hutton

Matt Hutton founded the Woodworking and Furniture Design program at the Maine College of Art in Portland, Maine, where he is currently Professor and Chair of the program. Matt owns and operates Studio 24b, a design and fabrication studio that produces custom woodworking and furniture for private and corporate spaces around the country.

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Theresa Jackson

Theresa Jackson is a graphic art and photography industry leader. She is a LinkedIn Learning instructor with five Lightroom courses, and she represents Adobe as a Community Professional and an Education Leader. Twice her creative work has been awarded a Photoshop Guru from Photoshop World in the Artistic Category. In addition to running her own design business, she teaches design classes for MiraCosta Community College in San Diego County.

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Whitney Johnson

Whitney Johnson is the Director of Visuals and Immersive Experiences at National Geographic. Prior to joining the magazine, she was the Director of Photography at The New Yorker, where her work was widely recognized, earning awards from the American Society of Magazine Editors, Awards of Excellence from the Society of Publication Designers as well as a Peabody.

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Jan and Randy Johnston

Jan McKeachie Johnston: Since 1979, Jan McKeachie Johnston has been active in teaching workshops across the United States and Chile. For the past 40 years she has participated in important national and international exhibitions and her work has also been featured in Clay Times and Ceramics Monthly. Randy Johnston: Randy Johnston is an internationally-recognized artist and the recipient of numerous awards, including the Bush Foundation Artist Fellowship, two Visual Artist Fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, and a Distinguished Teaching Award in American Arts from the James Renwick Society of the Smithsonian. Randy is a member of the International Academy of Ceramics and his work is in numerous international museums and private collections.

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Leeah Joo

Leeah Joo has been teaching for over 20 years at colleges, including the Kansas City Art Institute, Fairfield University and the Maryland Institute College of Art. She studied painting and art history at Indiana University, Bloomington and received her MFA from Yale. Leeah teaches at Southern Connecticut State University and Paier College.

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Jan Kabili

Jan Kabili works at Adobe creating Photoshop, Lightroom, and other digital imaging tutorials. Jan is a long-time instructor for Anderson Ranch and for lynda.com / LinkedIn Learning, and has written numerous Photoshop and Lightroom books. Jan has an MFA in Photography from University of Colorado at Boulder and a law degree from Stanford Law School.

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Ed Kashi

Ed Kashi is a photojournalist, filmmaker and educator whose sensitive eye and intimate relationship to his subjects are signatures of his work. He is a member of the VII Photo Agency. Through his photography, filmmaking and work as a mentor, teacher and lecturer, Ed is a leading voice in the photojournalism and visual storytelling community.

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Matt Kelleher

Matt Kelleher is associate professor of ceramics at New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University. He joined the faculty in 2015 after a decade of working as a studio potter in the mountains of western North Carolina. Matt has participated in residencies at Penland School of Crafts, Archie Bray Foundation, Shigaraki Ceramic Cultural Park, and Jingdezhen Ceramic Institute.

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Patrick Kim

Pat Kim is a New York-based designer/artist working primarily in objects, furniture and sculpture. His approach is defined by constant experimentation in materials and methods gleaned from traditional craft. Pat’s work is rooted in the philosophy of sculptural simplicity and enduring quality.

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Heechan Kim

Heechan Kim is an object maker and educator from Seoul, South Korea and holds an MFA in Furniture Design from the Rochester Institute of Technology. His work explores traditional making processes in contemporary context. Researching object making in history, he finds new meanings and possibilities in making. He currently teaches product design and sculpture at Parsons School of Design | The New School.

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Patrick Kingshill

Patrick Kingshill is an artist from Eureka, CA. As a mixed-media artist, Patrick works primarily with clay and has done so for over a decade. He finds purpose in his work through his rich familial ties to the crafts and his appreciation for craft traditions in the United States and around the world. He holds a BFA in Studio Arts from San Jose State University and an MFA in Fine Art from the University of Nebraska, Lincoln. Most recently he has worked under the shipwrights Leo Sampson Goolden and Pete Stein on the rebuild and restoration of Tally Ho, a 1910 classic wooden sailing yacht. Patrick currently lives and works in Santa Fe, NM.

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Laura Kishimoto

Laura Kishimoto is a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design. She creates sculptural furniture best characterized by its spatial complexity and curiously organic form. Her work is featured in the permanent collections of the Denver Art Museum in Colorado and the Mint Museum in North Carolina.

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Yuri Kobayashi

Born and trained in woodworking in Japan, Yuri Kobayashi is a sculptor/furniture maker whose work moves between the fields of craft, art, and design. She taught at the Rhode Island School of Design for many years and held artist-in-residence programs at diverse institutes.

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David Kodama

David Kodama is a designer/maker of bespoke furniture and custom cabinetry, specializing in wood and steel fabrication. He is a Canadian transplant who lives in Carbondale, Colorado where he owns and operates Kenichi Woodworking, a furniture/product design and fabrication company.

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Karen Kunc

Karen Kunc is a professor at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln. She has received Fulbright awards to Finland and Bangladesh, and has taught and lectured worldwide. Collections include Beach Museum, Huntington Museum, Milwaukee Art Museum, MOMA and the Smithsonian American Art Museum. Karen is the owner of Constellation Studios.

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Eva Kwong

Eva Kwong was born in Hong Kong and moved to New York City as a teenager. She received her BFA from Rhode Island School of Design and her MFA from Tyler School of Art. Her lifelong interest in the intersection of the art and science of the natural world provides the conceptual framework and visual vocabulary for her compelling and sensuous organic forms in sculpture, installations and vessels.

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Rae Lampe

Rae Lampe is a mixed-media artist and a mural painter. She has a degree in Spanish Bilingual Education. Rae has traveled extensively in Mexico, South and Central America and has taught art in the Roaring Fork Valley for over 24 years. She currently teaches at The Aspen Middle School.

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Lilian Lara

Lilian Lara is a mixed-media artist focusing on papier-mâché sculptures and costume design. Her love of outrageous pageantry and interest in the fantastical is evident in her work as she draws on her Mexican roots to create unique pieces. She believes art is an essential component to the human condition and should occupy a major space in our daily lives. To create is to communicate without words and boundaries—to be understood without explanation.

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Mary Laube

Mary Laube received her MFA from The University of Iowa. Recent exhibitions include Ortega y Gasset Projects, New York City, VCU Qatar, Doha and Monaco, St. Louis. Artist residencies include Yaddo, the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, and Stiwdeo Maelor in Wales. Mary is an Assistant Professor at the University of Tennessee.

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Joe Lavine

Joe Lavine is a photographer, educator, workshop instructor, and author focused on teaching and expression through imagery. As a professional photographer, Joe has spent roughly thirty years capturing the essence of food. Joe’s clients include Coors, Betty Crocker, General Mills, Coca-Cola, Pillsbury, Coleman Foods, Yoplait Yogurt, McDonald’s, and Celestial Seasonings.

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Gracelee Lawrence

Gracelee Lawrence has attended 20 artist residencies and opened her first solo show in New York at Thierry Goldberg in 2019. She is currently a Visiting Assistant Professor of Sculpture at State University of New York, Albany. Recent exhibitions include Marinaro Gallery, New York City, Dinner Gallery, New York City, Headline Gallery, Vancouver and Postmasters Gallery, New York City.

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Jimin Lee

Jimin Lee is an artist whose work explores themes of movement of the body and objects in space referring to migration, globalization and transportation. She is a professor of art and heads the print media program at the University of California, Santa Cruz, as well as the Contemporary Print Media Research Center.

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Jennifer J. Lee

Jennifer J. Lee received her MFA from the Rhode Island School of Design. Recent solo exhibitions include Planet Caravan, Klaus von Nichtssagend Gallery, New York; Wall Flowers, Chateau Shatto, Los Angeles and Cold Turkey, La Maison de Rendezvous, Brussels. She has been reviewed in Art In America, The New Yorker and other publications.

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Kate Leonard

Kate Leonard is a Professor of Art at Colorado College, where she directs the Graphics Research Lab, an innovative program in printmaking. Her work is exhibited nationally and internationally.

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Kristin LeVier

Kristin LeVier creates contemporary sculpture at the intersection of art and science. Her work is exhibited widely and featured in books and magazines, including American Craft. Kristin has received awards from NICHE, Society for Contemporary Craft and The Idaho Commission on the Arts, and has given a TEDx talk on the art of science. Her studio is in Moscow, ID.

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Golan Levin

Golan Levin is an associate professor of computation arts at Carnegie Mellon University. He also serves as the Director of CMU’s Frank-Ratchye STUDIO for Creative Inquiry. Golan is a two-time TED speaker and recipient of undergraduate and graduate degrees from the MIT Media Laboratory.

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Kristen Law Lewis

Kristen Law Lewis has been teaching bookbinding for over a decade. It is her continual honor to witness others intersect bookmaking with their own creative practices. With degrees in Studio Art and Museum Studies, Kristen mixes her time caring for artifacts, facilitating classes, and making books.

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Kathy Liao

Kathy Liao is the Director of the Painting and Printmaking Studio Art Program at Missouri Western State University. She received her MFA in Painting from Boston University. She has attended residencies at the Studios INC Studio Residency Program, Charlotte Street Foundation Studio Residency, the Vermont Studio Center and Jentel Artist Residency.

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Stephanie Lindsey

Stephanie Lindsey’s work has derived from life experiences and a keen interest in how and when culture, life and identity intersect. Her explorations have resulted in a series of complex narrative photographs, videos, installations and mixed-media works that focus on issues of place, family, race and identity in American society. Stephanie maps the intricate inner weavings of integration of culture, physical and psychological space through her work.

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Gerald Lovell

Born in 1992 in Chicago, IL, to Puerto Rican and African American parents—Gerald Lovell, uses his artistic practice as a means to self-discovery, and self-articulation. Lovell began his career as an artist after dropping out of the graphic design program at the University of West Georgia as an undergraduate, realizing his need to embrace a new creative path. This epiphany Lovell had in 2014 was his point of departure from a more formal to informal and unorthodox mode of artistic production. He later emerged as a self-taught artist, showing his work on the Atlanta art scene and beyond. Lovell has since developed a unique style and approach to painting, as he poses a dialogue between interspersed impasto and flat surrealist styles on canvas, to create imaginative portraits—using heavy paint application to highlight the human form. His development as a portrait painter has led to works of a very quotidian and common nature—while reifying the lived experiences of his peers.

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Genevieve Lowe

Genevieve Lowe lives in Brooklyn, NY. She received her MFA from the Rhode Island School of Design. Genevieve’s work revolves around conceptions of the American landscape, utilizing a variety of materials to explore its different representations. Genevieve’s work has been exhibited throughout the United States.

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Janelle Lynch

Janelle Lynch is an American large-format photographer. Her photographs are exhibited widely and held in collections worldwide, including The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, and the Victoria and Albert Museum, London. She has three monographs published by Radius Books and is represented by Flowers Galley.

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Ami Maes

Ami Maes is the Founder and Creative Director of HANDMAKERY: A Children’s Art Studio in Carbondale, CO. The studio focuses on inspiring children to create and express themselves through a variety of artistic mediums. Ami has instructed workshops and taught art in the Roaring Fork Valley for over 20 years. She brings a highly skilled and unique perspective to the creative process, which is why she was awarded the Mary Ellen Nix Excellence in Art Teaching Award through the Aspen Art Museum.

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Sangram Majumdar

Born in Kolkata, India, Sangram Majumdar lives and works in Seattle, WA. Recently he has exhibited at venues including Shoshana Wayne Gallery, Los Angeles, Geary Contemporary, New York City, Steven Harvey Fine Art Projects, New York City and Asia Society Texas Center. His work has been reviewed in Artforum, The Brooklyn Rail and Hyperallergic, among others.

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Adam Manley

Adam John Manley is the Associate Professor of Furniture Design & Woodworking at San Diego State University. His work has been exhibited nationally, including solo exhibitions at the Indianapolis Art Institute, Space Gallery in Portland, and The Kipp Gallery at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Adam’s work addresses social issues such as violence and inequality, as well as the human relationship to place, all through the language of familiar functional objects.

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Enrique Martínez Celaya

Enrique Martínez Celaya is an internationally renowned artist, as well as an author and former scientist whose work has been exhibited and collected by major institutions around the world. He is the first Provost Professor of Humanities and Arts at the University of Southern California and a Montgomery Fellow at Dartmouth College.

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Wendy Maruyama

Wendy Maruyama is a furniture maker, artist and educator who has been making innovative work for 40 years. While her early work combined ideologies of feminism and traditional craft objects, her newer work moves beyond the boundaries of traditional studio craft and into the realm of social practice.

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Rania Matar

Born in Lebanon and living in the U.S., Rania Matar, a Guggenheim 2018 Fellow, works full time on her personal photography, focusing on girls and women, and spanning both cultures. Her work has been widely published and exhibited internationally, and is in the permanent collections of museums and private collections worldwide. She has published four books: SHE (release date Spring 2021), L’Enfant-Femme, A Girl and Her Room, and Ordinary Lives.

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Joshua Rashaad McFadden

Joshua Rashaad McFadden is an American visual artist whose primary medium is photography and is an assistant professor at the Rochester Institute of Technology. He explores the use of archival material within his work and is known for his portraiture. Joshua’s timely projects have earned him international acclaim.

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Alleghany Meadows

Alleghany Meadows is a studio potter in Carbondale, CO. He has an MFA from the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University and a BA from Pitzer College. He is the recipient of a Watson Fellowship for study of potters in Nepal and a Gropius Master Artist Award from the Huntington Museum of Art. He is represented in numerous public collections and teaches and exhibits extensively.

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Michi Meko

Michi Meko has exhibited at: Kavi Gupta, Chicago; Gallerie Myrtis, Baltimore; the Richmond Museum of Fine Art, Richmond; Chimento Contemporary, Los Angeles; Cress Gallery at the University of Chattanooga; Westobou Gallery, Augusta; and the Museum of Contemporary Art Georgia, Atlanta. He received the Atlanta Artadia Award and the Joan Mitchell Award.

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Ari Melenciano

Ari Melenciano is a creative technologist and researcher who is passionate about exploring the relationships between various forms of design and the human experience. Currently, her research lies at the intersections of human-computer interactive technologies, social impacts of technology, counterculture, sound, multi-sensory experiential design, experimental pedagogy and speculative design. Ari is the founder of Afrotectopia, a social institution fostering interdisciplinary innovation at the intersections of art, design, technology, Black culture and activism. She also teaches creative technology and design at NYU and The Pratt Institute.

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Jeffrey Meris

Jeffrey Meris is an artist who earned an AA in Arts and Crafts from the University of The Bahamas, a BFA in Sculpture from the Tyler School of Art, and an MFA in Visual Arts from Columbia University. Jeffrey was a 2020 NXTHVN Fellow and is currently a studio fellow at Sharpe Walentas in Brooklyn, NY.

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Candice Methe

Candice Methe is an artist and educator living in Helena, MT, where she is a long-term resident at the Archie Bray Foundation for Ceramics Arts. She received a BFA in ceramics from Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff and an MFA from the University of Minnesota.

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Kelly Taylor Mitchell

Kelly Taylor Mitchell is an installation, paper, and book artist currently based in Atlanta, GA. Kelly earned her MFA from the Rhode Island School of Design. She is an Assistant Professor of Art and Visual Culture at Spelman College.

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Tyler Mitchell

Tyler Mitchell (b. 1995 Atlanta, GA; lives and works in Brooklyn, NY ) is a photographer and filmmaker working across many genres to explore and document a new aesthetic of Blackness. In 2018, he made history as the first Black photographer to shoot a cover of American Vogue for Beyoncé’s appearance in the September issue. The following year, a portrait from this series was acquired by The Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery for its permanent collection. In 2019 Mitchell held his first solo exhibition, I Can Make You Feel Good, at Foam Fotografiemuseum Amsterdam where he showed new photographic and video works including his film Idyllic Space. An iteration of the show traveled to the International Center of Photography in New York in 2020. Mitchell published an eponymous monograph with Prestel Random House in conjunction with the exhibition, further exploring his take on a Black visual utopia. In 2020 Mitchell was announced as the recipient of the Gordon Parks Fellowship, which will support a new project that reflects and draws inspiration from Parks’ central themes of representation and social justice. Mitchell’s fellowship will culminate in an exhibition of the new works at the Gordon Parks Foundation Gallery in Pleasantville, NY. Mitchell has lectured at a number of institutions on the politics of image-making including Harvard University, Paris Photo and the International Center of Photography (ICP).

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Matthew Mitros

Matthew has been an Artist In Residence at Arrowmont, the Archie Bray Foundation and Red Lodge Clay Center, and holds an MFA from the University of Washington. Matthew’s work has been featured in Art in America, Art LTD, Clay Times, Ceramics Monthly and Maake Magazine. In 2013 he was selected as an Emerging Artist by Ceramics Monthly.

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Helen Molesworth

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Helen Molesworth is a curator and writer. Her major exhibitions include: One Day at a Time: Manny Farber and Termite Art; Leap Before You Look: Black Mountain College 1933–1957; Dance/Draw; This Will Have Been: Art, Love & Politics in the 1980s; Part Object Part Sculpture, and Work Ethic. She has organized monographic exhibitions of Moyra Davey, Noah Davis, Louise Lawler, Steve Locke, Anna Maria Maiolino, Josiah McElheny, Kerry James Marshall, Catherine Opie, Amy Sillman, and Luc Tuymans. She is the author of numerous catalogue essays and her writing has appeared in Artforum, Art Journal, Documents, and October. The recipient of the 2011 Bard Center for Curatorial Studies Award for Curatorial Excellence, she serves as the Curator-in-Residence for the Anderson Ranch in Aspen. She recently hosted a podcast series called “Recording Artists” with The Getty and is currently at work on a book about art, love, and freedom.

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Julie Moon

Julie Moon is a Toronto-based ceramic artist. She graduated from OCAD University in Toronto in 2005 and received her MFA from the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University in 2010. Julie has exhibited widely across Canada and the U.S. and participated in numerous artist residency programs, including one at Anderson Ranch Arts Center.

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Nyeema Morgan

Nyeema Morgan is an interdisciplinary artist based in Chicago, IL. Her works include large-scale drawings, sculptures and printed matter. Nyeema’s works have been exhibited nationally and internationally. She earned her MFA from the California College of the Arts and her BFA from the Cooper Union School of Art.

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Hiroki Morinoue

Hiroki Morinoue received his BFA from the California College of the Arts. He began teaching mokuhanga at Anderson Ranch Arts Center more than 20 years ago. He has traveled to Japan for an intensive artist-in-residence program sponsored by the Mokuhanga Innovation Laboratory and attended the 2nd International Mokuhanga Conference and Satellite Program in Tokyo.

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Althea Murphy-Price

Althea Murphy-Price received an MFA from Purdue University and an MFA from the Tyler School of Art. She has exhibited nationally as well as internationally in Spain, China, Japan, Italy and Sweden. Her work is included in the public collections of the Huntsville Museum of Art, Knoxville Museum of Art, and the Bernard A. Zukerman Museum of Art.

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Nathan Murray

Nathan Murray is a socially engaged artist and educator living in Lincoln, Nebraska. Nathan received his MFA from University of Florida. He has been an artist in residence at the Lux Center for the Arts in Nebraska. He exhibits work nationally and has been widely published in magazines, books and online.

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Richard Notkin

Richard Notkin is a studio artist whose work is in over 75 museum collections throughout North America, Europe and Asia. He has taught workshops and been an artist-in-residence at over 350 schools and arts organizations worldwide. Among his awards are three National Endowment for the Arts Individual Artist Grants, and Visual Arts Fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, Tiffany Foundation, and United States Artists Foundation. He is a Fellow of the American Craft Council and an Honorary Member of NCECA.

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Sue Oehme

Sue Oehme is the owner and director of Oehme Graphics in Steamboat Springs, CO. Her career, spanning more than three decades, includes printing with major American artists in New York, as well as directing the former Riverhouse Editions for 14 years. Her work is represented in Denver by SPACE Gallery.

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Catherine Opie

Catherine Opie is an artist working with photography, film, collage and ceramics. Her work has been exhibited extensively throughout the United States, Europe and Japan, including a mid-career survey at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York. Catherine was a recipient of the Guggenheim Fellowship in 2019, The Smithsonian’s Archives of American Art Medal in 2016 and a United States Artists Fellowship in 2006. She received a BFA from the San Francisco Art Institute and an MFA from the California Institute of the Arts, and is currently a professor of photography at the University of California, Los Angeles.

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Virgil Ortiz

Virgil Ortiz is one of the most avant-garde artists of his time. Through his exploration with clay and various media–graphics, fashion, film and video–Virgil fuses historic events with sci-fi and fantasy, yielding imagery that is both provocative and futuristic. He exhibits in museum collections around the world. His work centers on preserving traditional Cochiti culture and art forms.

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Tina Ortman

Tina Ortman has been upholstering furniture for over 26 years. The craft combines her love of furniture design, sewing, restoration and learning. The techniques she finds that solve an element in one piece create the learning opportunity she applies to her next job, making upholstery an ever-expanding skill. She recently expanded her practice to the challenges of applying upholstery to metal frames.

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Keunho Peter Park

Keunho Peter Park is an international artist, woodworker and instrument maker who teaches at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, PA. He holds a BFA in painting from South Korea’s Kookmin University and an MFA in Woodworking and Furniture Design from the Rochester Institute of Technology.

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Shana and Robert ParkeHarrison

Shana and Robert ParkeHarrison explore the triangular relationship of humans, technology and nature. They combine sculpture, painting, set design, performance, photography and implied narrative to create constructed, dreamlike images. Their works are currently included in Festival La Gacilly/Baden Photo, Baden, Austria. Past exhibitions include Mediations Biennale, Poznan, Poland, Lille 3000, Lille, France, and Wall at WAM, Worcester, MA.

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Allison Parrish

Allison Parrish is a computer programmer, poet, educator and game designer. She is an Assistant Arts Professor at the New York University’s Interactive Telecommunications Program.

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Samantha Pasapane

Samantha Pasapane is a sculptor who uses foundry methods, metal fabrication, concrete and mold making in her work. She received her BFA from Maryland Institute College of Art and her MFA from Rhode Island School of Design. Samantha has taught foundry and metal fabrication at RISD, Pratt Institute, the State University of New York, Purchase and currently works at Williams College.

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Yana Payusova

Yana Payusova was born in 1979 in Leningrad, USSR. She received an MFA in Interdisciplinary Media Arts Practices from the University of Colorado, Boulder. Yana’s paintings and sculptures blend the styles and symbols of folk art, Russian icons, graphic poster art, illustration and comics, and reflect both her cultural heritage and her training in traditional Russian realist painting. She exhibits both nationally and internationally including recent venues at the Northern Clay Center, Howard Yezerski Gallery, and Tucson Museum of Art. Yana was an Artist-in-Residence at the Guldagergaard International Ceramic Research Center in Denmark in 2021. She has two upcoming solo exhibitions at Conduit Gallery in Dallas, TX and Epperson Gallery in Davis, CA.

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Ryan Pfluger

Ryan Pfluger is a queer artist originally from Flushing, Queens who now resides in Los Angeles. He received his MFA in Photo, Video and Related Media from the School of Visual Arts New York City.

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Donna Polseno

Donna Polseno received degrees from the Kansas City Art Institute and Rhode Island School of Design and is a studio artist living in the mountains of Virginia, where she makes both figurative sculpture and functional pottery. She is the recipient of two NEA Artist Grants and has taught and exhibited nationally and internationally in places such as China, Turkey and Italy. She is the creator/director of the “Women Working With Clay” Symposium.

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Vanessa Porras

Vanessa Porras is a printmaking artist and an art educator. She specializes in relief printing including woodcuts and linocuts. Her artistic practice also includes mixed media and visual journaling. Her body of work explores themes of femininity, nature, and the psyche. As an educator, Vanessa has worked for various organizations and institutions throughout the Roaring Fork Valley including, the Aspen Art Museum, VOICES, The Art Base, Rosybelle Mobile Maker Bus and Valley Settlement Project, among others. Vanessa is a gallery committee member of Carbondale Arts R2 Gallery and recently co-curated the exhibition, “Identidad y Libertad”. She is a board member for the local newspaper, The Sopris Sun, where she writes a monthly column titled, “Al No Artista”, for the Spanish Insert, El Sol del Valle. Vanessa is a bilingual and bicultural artist who is passionate about mental health advocacy, cultural equity and art education as a means to create bridges between the Latino and Anglo communities. Her purpose is to make art and creativity accessible to those who feel it is out of reach. Vanessa obtained a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Studio Art from Colorado Mesa University in 2018.

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Michael Puryear

Michael Puryear has been a designer and furniture maker for over 40 years. His work has been exhibited at the Museum of Art & Design and the Mint Museum, among others, and is in the collections of the Newark Museum and the Smithsonian Museum of African American History and Culture. He lives and works in the Catskills of New York.

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Simonette Quamina

Simonette Quamina received her MFA from the Rhode Island School of Design. She is the recipient of the 2017 Salem Art Works fellowship, the 2017-2018 Provincetown Fine Art Works Center residency and is a studio recipient of the Elizabeth Foundation of the Art Studio program in New York City.

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Christina Quarles

Christina Quarles received an MFA from Yale University in 2016 and attended the Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture. Her paintings will be the subject of forthcoming exhibitions at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, and X Museum, Beijing, among others. Christina is represented by Regen Projects and Pilar Corrias.

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Ronald Rael

Ronald Rael is an applied architectural researcher, author and thought leader in additive manufacturing and earthen architecture. He is an associate professor of architecture at the University of California, Berkeley.

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Ryan Rasmussen

Ryan Rasmussen is a multi-disciplinary artist and educator whose work spans practices in sculpture, installation, kinetic/electronic works, and video. Ryan currently resides in North Carolina where he is Assistant Professor of Intermedia at Elon University. Ryan’s work has been shown in places such as New York, Chicago, Doha, Seoul, Minsk, and Istanbul.

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Carl Reed

Carl Reed is a sculptor and Professor Emeritus at Colorado College. His sculptures range from gallery-scaled pieces to large, site-specific public projects. He is particularly interested in the expressive capacity of materials, and often combines stone, wood, metal and concrete. Carl’s work has been exhibited nationally and in Sweden.

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Brad Reed Nelson

Brad Reed Nelson received his MFA in sculpture from Arizona State University. He founded Board By Design, a functional design company in Colorado’s Roaring Fork Valley. Brad was included in the Architectural Digest Home Design Show, and his work has been featured in many publications, such as Woodworker’s Journal, American Craft, The Penland Book of Woodworking, Boston Globe, Aspen Peak Magazine, Aspen Magazine, Aspen Sojourner, Dwell, Los Angeles Times and Elle Decor.

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Richard Renaldi

Richard Renaldi received a BFA in photography from New York University. He is represented by Benrubi Gallery in New York and Robert Morat Galerie in Berlin. Five monographs of his work have been published, including Richard Renaldi: Figure and Ground (Aperture, 2006); Fall River Boys (Charles Lane Press, 2009); Touching Strangers (Aperture, 2014); Manhattan Sunday (Aperture, 2016); I Want Your Love (Super Labo, 2018). In 2018 he was a visiting professor at Harvard University and in 2019 served as Wolf Chair at The Cooper Union. He was the recipient of a 2015 fellowship from the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation.

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K Rhynus Cesark

K Rhynus Cesark received her MFA from Massachusetts College of Art and Design in Boston. She is the Director of the Visual Arts Program at Colorado Mountain College, where she serves as the Assistant Professor of Art. K is a fellowship recipient from the Colorado Creative Industries. She exhibits her work nationally.

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Ellie Richards

Ellie Richards is an artist from Penland, NC. Her work explores improvisation and play through both furniture and sculpture and is widely exhibited, including the Mint Museum, the Center for Craft, Sculptural Objects Functional Art and Design Fair in Chicago and the Society of Contemporary Craft. Following an MFA from Arizona State University, Ellie was an Artist-in-Residence at Anderson Ranch Arts Center, Peters Valley School of Craft, the Appalachian Center for Craft and the Vermont Studio Center.

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Holly Roberts

Holly Roberts has exhibited nationally and internationally and published three monographs of her work, including Holly Roberts, Holly Roberts: Works 1989-1999 and Holly Roberts: Works 2000-2009.

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Gabriela Salazar

Through sculpture, drawing and site interventions New York City-based artist, Gabriela Salazar, investigates the relationship between our assumptions and ideals for the built environment and its simultaneous, imperfect and intangible realities. She has shown at Storm King Art Center, The Drawing Center, The Queens Museum, and El Museo del Barrio, among other venues.

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Andrea Santos

Andrea Santos received her MFA from the Rhode Island School of Design. Recent exhibitions include The Patton-Malott Gallery at Anderson Ranch Arts Center, Transmitter, and Super Dutchess. Awards include residencies at The Studios at the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art and the Studio Apprenticeship program at The Fabric Workshop and Museum. Andrea lives and works in Los Angeles.

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Betsy Schneider

Betsy Schneider is a photographer and filmmaker who explores and documents transformations of individuals and families over time and place. She is a 2011 Guggenheim Fellow and her recent work, To Be Thirteen, is a book by Radius and a major museum exhibition. Betsy is the founder and coordinator of the ASU Online BFA in Digital Photography and a Faculty Affiliate at Emerson College. She lives in the Boston area and has recently taught in person at Harvard, MassArt and Hampshire College.

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Emma Senft

Emma Senft is an artist and furniture maker working in wood. Emma has been a studio fellow at the Center for Furniture Craftsmanship, an Artist-in-Residence at Anderson Ranch Arts Center and has exhibited at galleries across the U.S. and Canada. She is currently pursuing her MFA at the University of Wisconsin, Madison.

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Accra Shepp

Accra Shepp is a New York–based artist and writer. His images have been exhibited worldwide and are in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art, the Victoria and Albert Museum, and other institutions. His writing has appeared in The New York Times and the New York Review of Books as well as the artist book Atlas (in the collection of the Whitney Museum and the New York Public Library), and Windbook, an artist-book installation at the National Library of Luxembourg. The installation, which explored ethnicity and national identity, was a year-long project where the book was outside exposed to the elements with only the wind to turn its pages. He is currently working on a photo-based project titled “The Covid Journals.”

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Melanie Sherman

Melanie Sherman received her BFA from the Kansas City Art Institute in 2014 and has traveled across Europe and Asia to explore a variety of ceramic overglaze and cold-finishing techniques. She has been a resident artist at the International Ceramics Studio in Kecskemét, Hungary where she studied with renowned Latvian ceramic artist, Ilona Romule, and deepened her love for detailed china painting and luster application.

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Esther Shimazu

Esther Shimazu is a studio artist from Hawaii. She received her Masters degree from the University of Massachusetts. Esther received a Wallace Alexander Gerbode Foundation Purchase award in 2001, and an Individual Artist Fellowship award from the Hawaii State Foundation on Culture and the Arts.

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Hyeyoung Shin

Hyeyoung Shin received her MFA from the University at Buffalo, two BFAs in Printmaking and Painting in South Korea, and currently teaches at the University of Missouri, Kansas City. Hyeyoung exhibits nationally and internationally, including the National Museum of Women in the Art, Washington, D.C., the Weatherspoon Museum, Greensboro, NC, and more.

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Leslie Shows

Leslie Shows is a Los Angeles-based artist whose mixed-media works incorporate assemblage, painting, drawing, glass and sculptural relief. Her work has been exhibited at institutions including the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Berkeley Art Museum, the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art and the Bemis Center for Contemporary Art.

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Shahzia Sikander

Shahzia Sikander is widely celebrated for subverting pre-modern and classical Central and South-Asian miniature painting traditions into dialog with contemporary international art practices and launching the form known today as “neo-miniature”. Recipient of the MacArthur grant, Shahzia’s early work is touring at the Morgan Library, the Rhode Island School of Design Museum and Museum of Fine Arts Houston in 2021-2022.

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Chris Staley

Chris Staley has been teaching the ceramic arts for over 40 years. He is currently a Distinguished Professor of Art at Penn State University. Chris was once rejected from all the graduate MFA programs he applied to. His work is in many collections from the Victoria & Albert Museum in London, as well as friends’ cupboards. In 2017 he was awarded Penn State’s Milton Eisenhower Distinguished Teaching Award.

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Becky Suss

Becky Suss is a painter living and working in Philadelphia. She is represented by Jack Shainman Gallery and Fleisher Ollman Gallery. Recent exhibition venues include the Institute of Contemporary Art in Philadelphia, Oakland University Art Gallery, The Fralin Museum of Art, and the Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art.

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Jeremy Swanson

Jeremy Swanson received his MFA from the University of Illinois. He photographs for the Aspen Skiing Company to capture images that tell the story of Aspen and Snowmass. Jeremys work has been published in National Geographic, Outside, Travel & Leisure, and Ski Magazine.

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Mark Tan

Mark Tan is an artist based in Richmond, VA. His work incorporates both analog and digital fabrication processes to create sculptural objects and visual landscapes by manipulating statistical data. Mark received his MFA in Furniture Design from Virginia Commonwealth University.

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Jomo Tariku

Jomo Tariku is an Ethiopian American artist and industrial designer at the forefront of the new frontier known as modern African design. In 2017, he founded his acclaimed namesake furniture collection that has been featured in Elle Decor, Architectural Digest, Interior Design and more. Jomo is constantly exploring ways to convey harmony, heritage and humanity through his craft.

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Rashod Taylor

Rashod Taylor received a BA in Fine Art from Murray State University. He is a fine art photographer whose work addresses themes of family, culture, legacy and the Black experience.

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Maggie Taylor

Maggie Taylor is a creator of lovely things who lives in Gainesville, FL. Her work has been exhibited and collected internationally and appears in four published books, including an edition of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and an Adobe Photoshop Masterclass book titled Maggie Taylor’s Landscape of Dreams.

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Shoko Teruyama

Shoko Teruyama grew up in Mishima, Japan. She earned a BA in education and taught elementary school before coming to the United States to study art at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln in 1997. Shoko received her MFA in ceramics in the fall of 2005 from Wichita State University. She finished a three-year residency at the Penland School of Crafts in 2008 and is now a studio artist in Alfred, NY.

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Sam Ticknor

Sam Ticknor is an artist who works across traditional and emerging media. She studied art and computer science at Carnegie Mellon University and is currently pursuing her MFA in studio art at New York University. While working as a creative technologist, Sam developed award-winning, illustrated digital projects for museums, including the Carnegie Museum of Art and Natural History, the Andy Warhol Museum and The Nordic Museum. Additionally, Sam enjoys teaching and has taught creative coding and animation at schools, camps and universities in Aspen, Pittsburgh and New York City.

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Benjamin Timpson

Benjamin Timpson received his MFA from Indiana University and is currently an Assistant Professor of Photography at Arizona State University. Benjamin is a Yale-Smithsonian Poynter Fellow.

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Sarah Tortora

Sarah Tortora lives and works in New York City. She received an MFA from the University of Pennsylvania and attended residencies at Skowhegan, the MacDowell Colony and Ox-Bow School of Art. Her work has been on view at Camayuhs, Atlanta, Tiger Strikes Asteroid, New York City and Los Angeles and Ulterior Gallery, New York City.

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Anna Tsouhlarakis

Anna Tsouhlarakis works in sculpture, installation, video and performance. She graduated from Dartmouth College and then Yale University. She has participated in various art residencies and exhibited nationally and internationally. Anna is Greek and Creek, and an enrolled member of the Navajo Nation.

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John M. Valadez

John M. Valadez has been making significant artwork for over 45 years in the Southern California region. His work has come to define an iconography of Chicano experience in the city, using both the changing dynamics and reconstructing a mythical allegory that speaks to a unique vision. This has been done through numerous federal and state mural commissions throughout California,Texas, and France. Mr. Valadez had a 35 year retrospective at The San Diego Museum of Contemporary Art in La Jolla in 2012 that was critically acclaimed. He was given a six week residency in Bordeaux, France in the spring of 2014 in celebration of the 50th anniversary Los Angeles/Bordeaux sister city art exchange. John was honored with the Vincent and Mary Price Legacy Award from the Vincent Price Art Museum in 2017 along with a distant Joan Mitchell fellowship award. Mr. Valadez was included in the traveling exhibition Building Bridges in Time of Walls throughout Mexico 2018-2020, and will be included in Traitor, Survivor, Icon: La Malinche and the Conquest of Mexico, traveling through Colorado, New Mexico, and Texas 2022-2023.

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Stefanie Victor

Stefanie Victor’s work has been included in exhibitions at MoMA PS1, Klaus Von Nichtssagend, Participant, Inc, and the Drawing Center, New York. Recent exhibitions of her work have taken place at Capital, San Francisco, CA, and Adams and Ollman, Portland, OR.

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Norwood Viviano

Norwood Viviano heads the sculpture program at Grand Valley State University in Allendale, MI, where he teaches foundry and 3-D printing courses. He received his MFA in sculpture from the Cranbrook Academy of Art. Norwood has been awarded residencies at Kohler Co., Tacoma Museum of Glass and the Corning Museum of Glass.

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Wendy White

Wendy White has exhibited extensively, including: the Los Angeles County Museum of Art; M Woods in Beijing, China; Museum of Fine Arts in Gifu, Japan; Bemis Center in Omaha; Indianapolis Museum of Contemporary Art; and Kunstverein Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz in Berlin. She has received a fellowship from the New York Foundation for the Arts and is included in Phaidon’s anthology Vitamin P2: New Perspectives in Painting.

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Larry White

Larry White’s art career spans nearly 55 years. Although primarily known as a skilled craftsman working with Sam Maloof and the Maloof Foundation, he is also renowned as a versatile artist working and exhibiting in other disciplines, including ceramic sculpture, mixed media, drawing and painting. Larry has taught in the art department of two California universities.

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Rhonda Willers

Rhonda Willers is a visual artist, educator, writer, researcher, mother and author of the book, Terra Sigillata: Contemporary Techniques from Rural Wisconsin. Her diverse art practice includes ceramics, mixed media, drawing, painting and installation works. For 11 years, Rhonda was an adjunct professor at the University of Wisconsin, River Falls, where she also earned her BFA in ceramics and photography. She served as Steward of the Board and Director at Large for the NCECA board of directors. Rhonda holds an MFA from the University of Nebraska, Lincoln.

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Letha Wilson

Letha Wilson was raised in Colorado, and is currently based near both Hudson and Brooklyn, NY. She earned her MFA from Hunter College, and attended Skowhegan. She is represented by Higher Pictures, New York City and GRIMM Gallery, Amsterdam/New York City. She recently showed at the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art and the DeCordova Sculpture Park and Museum.

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Derick Wycherly

Derick Wycherly (Chippewa Cree) is an artist and collaborative printmaker from Montana. Derick received a BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design in 2011, then worked at the esteemed print workshop, Harlan & Weaver, in New York until 2019. Derick is an Ed-Grs fellow and MFA candidate in Printmaking 2022 at the University of Wisconsin, Madison.

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Gwendolyn Yoppolo

Gwendolyn Yoppolo transforms perception by creating ceramic objects and multisensory food events. She earned an MFA from Penn State, an MA from Columbia University, and a BA in Sociology from Haverford College. A passionate educator, writer and researcher as well as a maker, Gwendolyn is currently Associate Professor of Ceramics at Kutztown University.

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