• Hazziza Abdullah (MFA '20)

      Hazziza Abdullah (MFA '20) was born and raised in Brooklyn, NY. Most recently she is the recipient of an InLiquid Wind Fellowship.

      She received her BS from Lincoln University, PA in Visual Arts. She received her MFA in Photography from Temple University, Tyler School of Art, PA. Abdullah's work has been displayed at Galarie Marie, NJ and the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, NY. She teaches Digital Photography and continues to use her photography to give voice to people who often do not have one. Abdullah uses her photography to address social issues and challenge societal stereotypes often manipulating darkness and light. She also often incorporates moving image pieces into her work.

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    Rachelle Mozman

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    • Rachelle Mozman grew up in New York City and currently makes work between Brooklyn and Panama City, Panama. Mozman has an MFA from Tyler School of Art and Architecture. As an artist working in photography and video her practice intersects document, narrative and performativity. Mozman is fascinated with ideas of ethnography and her work engages themes around family, class and gender divides. In 2012 Mozman exhibited in Caribbean: Crossroads of the World in The Studio Museum in Harlem. In 2011 Mozman, exhibited in El Museo del Barrio Bienal the (S) Files.  In 2013 Mozman exhibited La Negra y su Pequeña at The Camera Club of New York. Mozman exhibited her series Costa del Este through En Foco’s Traveling Exhibition program in 2010. A selection of Mozman’s photographs were published in Light Work’s annual Contact Sheet and Nueva Luz.  Mozman has been awarded artist in residences at The Camera Club of New York, Smack Mellon, Light Work and the La Napoule Foundation.

      Mozman is a Fulbright Fellow, and has exhibited at Catherine Edelman gallery, Chicago, IL, the Chelsea Museum, New York, New York, The DeCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, Lincoln, Massachusetts, the Museum of Latin American Art, Long Beach, California, the Shore Institute of Contemporary Art, Long Branch, New Jersey, Festival de la luz at the Centro Cultural Recoleta, Buenos Aires, Argentina the Instituto Cultural Itau, São Paulo, Brazil, the Friese Museum, Berlin, Germany, the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Santiago, Chile, Museo Nacional de Artes Visuales, Montevideo, Uruguay, Centro Cultural de España, Mexico City, Mexico, Festival Biarritz, Biarritz, France, as well as the IX Bienal de Cuenca, Ecuador.

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    Gabriel Martinez

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    • Gabriel Martinez, a Cuban-American native of Miami, Florida, works largely with photography, performance and installation. Martinez started out exclusively working in photography and gradually ventured into a more interdisciplinary/multidisciplinary mode and tends to be attracted to the potential & power of performance-oriented, site-specific installation. Although his work has been greatly motivated by the themes of loss, celebration, memorial, and cultural identity for many of his projects, the subject that is usually central to his exploration has been that of masculinity and its various intricacies, contradictions and complexities. Much of Martinez’s artistic career has been devoted to various topics related to maleness and to the further understanding his own queer identity and community, as well as an exploration of male heterosexuality. Martinez’s practice is primarily based in Philadelphia, PA, as well as Miami. Martinez’s work is represented by Samson in Boston.

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      Martinez was a Pew Fellowship in the Arts recipient in 2001 and was a Joan Mitchell Foundation Fellowship recipient in 2003. He has received two Individual Artists Grants from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts. He has also participated in several national artist residencies and artist-in-residence programs including: The Rosenbach Museum and Library, The Fabric Workshop and Museum, both in Philadelphia; Atlantic Center for the Arts, Florida; Arcadia Summer Arts Program, Maine; MacDowell Colony, New Hampshire; The Fountainhead Residency, Miami; and Yaddo, New York.

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      He has created performance-oriented events and installations for various venues including: in Philadelphia at the Institute of Contemporary Art, The Fabric Workshop & Museum, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Philadelphia Art Alliance and Nexus Foundation for Today’s Art; in New York at White Columns, Franklin Furnace, Exit Art, Thread Waxing Space and the Scope Art Fair at Lincoln Center; and in Miami at Miami Art Central and Bernice Steinbaum Gallery. Martinez attended the Skowhegan School of Sculpture and Painting in 2003, and received his MFA from Tyler in 1991 and BFA from UF in 1998, both in Photography.

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      Martinez held the position of Director of Graduate Photography Studies from 2004 to 2007 at the University of Pennsylvania and is presently full time Senior Lecturer at PennDesign.

  • Ivette Spradlin

    Ivette Spradlin

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    • Ivette Spradlin is a Cuban-American photographer, video artist, and educator. She received her BFA in Photography from the University of Georgia in Athens, Georgia and her MFA in Photography from Tyler School of Art and Architecture, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She focuses on photographing people and their surroundings concentrating on the emotional aspects of transition, adaptation, and balance in one's life. She is a Flight School Fellow, Artist Opportunity Grant awardee, and an Art on the Walls artist through the Pittsburgh Arts Council. She has been published in Next Level Magazine, screened her films nationally, including at the Carnegie Museum of Art and Transmodern Film Festival in Baltimore. Most recently, her Oval Portrait photographs were part of a Magenta Foundation pop-up, public art project in downtown Pittsburgh and she was part of the 2014 Pittsburgh Biennial. Last week, her portrait, as part of a portrait swap project curated by Stuart Pilkington, was featured on the BBC.

      She lives in Pittsburgh, PA and teaches at Carnegie Mellon University and Pittsburgh Filmmakers.

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  • Laurie Simmons

    Laurie Simmons

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    • Laurie Simmons (born Far Rockaway, New York, 1949) is a photographer and filmmaker. She received her bachelor’s degree in fine arts from the Tyler School of Art and Architecture at Temple University in 1971. Solo exhibitions of her work have been held at the Neues Museum, Nuremberg (2014); the Print Gallery at the New York Public Library (2010); the Baltimore Museum of Art (1997); the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis (1987); and P.S. 1, New York (1979). Her work has also been shown at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; the Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston; the Museum of Modern Art, New York; the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; and the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, among other venues. She lives and works in New York.

      Laurie Simmons, How We See/Ajak (Violet), 2015 Pigment print 70 × 48 inches (178 × 122 cm) © Laurie Simmons, courtesy the artist and Salon 94.