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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 New York and the Landing Gallery in Los Angeles. 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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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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Julie Burleigh

Julie Burleigh has been painting, drawing and making sculpture since the early 1980s. She studied painting and drawing at 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 at many schools and universities throughout the Midwest and in southern California.

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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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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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Jennifer Coates

Jennifer Coates is an artist based in New York City. Recent solo shows include “Correspondences” and “All U Can Eat” at Freight and Volume Gallery in New York City. She was the recipient of the Sharpe Walentas Studio Program Fellowship and a residency at the Civitella Ranieri Foundation in Italy.

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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 SMFA 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 his 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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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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Anjuli DiMaria

Anjuli DiMaria is a past Ceramics Artist-in-Residence at Anderson Ranch. 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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William Downs

William Downs is a 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 MOCA GA Working Artist Project for 2020.

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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 who focuses on the relationship of language, image and time. Her work has been exhibited internationally at venues such as the CAFA Art Museum in Beijing and the Triennale Design Museum in Milan. Alicia is currently a Presidential Early Career 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 Women’s Committee of 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. 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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Odette England

Odette England uses photography, performance, writing and the archive to explore themes of autobiography, gender, ritual and vernacular photography. Her work has shown in more than 100 solo, two-person and group exhibitions worldwide. Odette is a resident artist of the Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts Studio Program in New York.

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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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Asad Faulwell

Asad Faulwell is a California-based artist whose work is included in the collections of The Nelson-Atkins Museum, Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art, OCMA, The Ulrich Museum, ADA Museum at UCSB and LACMA, among others. Asad is represented by Kravets/Wehby Gallery in New York, Denk Gallery in Los Angeles and Lawrie/Shabibi Gallery in Dubai.

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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 for Anderson Ranch for many summers and has also been the Art Director for the Aspen Community School for 18 years.

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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, Ronald Feldman Fine Arts and Exit Art, all in New York, and Steve Turner Contemporary in California. He is represented by Ronald Feldman Fine Arts.

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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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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 M.F.A. from the University of Nebraska, Lincoln.

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John Gill

John Gill teaches at Alfred University. He has received numerous awards, including honors from the National Endowment for the Arts and 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 moved to New York from Houston, Texas in 2007. Her work has been exhibited in New York and internationally including most recently in Paris with Perrotin and at the Galveston Artist Residency where she was an artist in residence in 2019-2020. She was also awarded residencies at the Leipzig International Art Programme and Glogau AIR in Berlin. She received her MFA from the New York Academy of Art where she was a post-graduate fellow in 2013. Glaessner is represented by P.P.O.W. Gallery in New York.

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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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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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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’s 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 and Laguna Beach.

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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 BFA from Bowling Green State University and his MFA from San Jose State University. Trey’s work has been shown in galleries and museums nationally and internationally.

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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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Holly Hughes

Working in painting, printmaking and ceramics, Holly Hughes is inspired by decorative arts and nature. Recent shows include a one-person show at John Davis Gallery, a group show in Naples, FL and a salon style museum installation, “Blazon”, at the Dorsky Museum. Holly is Professor Emeritus of painting at RISD.

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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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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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Leeah Joo

Leeah Joo has been teaching for over 20 years at colleges including the Kansas City Art Institute, Fairfield University and MICA. She received her MFA from Yale University. Leeah teaches at Hartford Art School and Southern Connecticut State University.

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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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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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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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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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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 StudiosINC 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 MFA from the Rhode Island School of Design. Samantha currently teaches foundry at the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 the renowned Latvian ceramic artist Ilona Romule and deepened her love for detailed China painting and luster application.

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Leslie Shows

Leslie Shows has exhibited her mixed-media paintings at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Berkeley Art Museum, the Orange County Museum of Art, and the 8th Mercosul Biennial in Brazil. Solo exhibitions include the Scottsdale MoCA and the Walter McBean Gallery at SFAI.

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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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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. His work has been published in National Geographic, Outside, Travel & Leisure, and Ski Magazine.

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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 her work 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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Sam Ticknor

Sam Ticknor is an artist and educator with a special interest in new media art. She studied art and computer science at Carnegie Mellon University and works as a creative technologist. Ticknor develops award-winning projects for museums, including the Carnegie Museum of Art and Natural History, The Andy Warhol Museum and The Nordic Museum. Sam also enjoys teaching and has taught creative coding and animation at schools and universities in 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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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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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 in Hudson and Brooklyn, NY. She earned her MFA from Hunter College, and attended Skowhegan. She is represented by Higher Pictures in New York and GRIMM Gallery in Amsterdam and New York. Letha has recently shown work at MASS MoCA and DeCordova Sculpture Park and Museum.

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Derick Wycherly

Derick Wycherly is an artist and printmaker from Montana. He received his BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design with a concentration in animation, then worked for many years at the esteemed intaglio printmaking workshop, Harlan and Weaver, in New York City.

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