Alumni

  • Dean Daderko

    • Website:Dean Daderko
    • Dean Daderko is Curator at the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston. His first exhibition at CAMH, It is what it is. Or is it? (2012), explored how contemporary artists have recast the readymade to address a variety of social, political, and temporal concerns as this artistic form nears its 100th anniversary. Parallel Practices: Joan Jonas & Gina Pane (2013) brings together a selection of works made between 1965 and 2010 by two foundational performance artists with multidisciplinary practices working in New York and Paris respectively. His upcoming CAMH exhibitions include a solo exhibition of documentary work by LaToya Ruby Frazier, which will travel to the ICA Boston. Previously working as an independent curator based in New York, Daderko has mounted curatorial projects in Buenos Aires, Argentina; Montreal, Canada; and Vilnius, Lithuania, among other locations. He has also organized programming for Art in General, Artists’ Space, The Kitchen, and Visual AIDS in New York. Daderko has been a graduate seminar instructor at Yale University School of Art where he led the course Queer Strategies, and a visiting curator at Centro de Investigaciones Artisticas in Buenos Aires; Cooper Union School of the Arts in New York; the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales in Paris; M.I.T. in Cambridge, MA; and the University of Houston. He writes and speaks extensively in conjunction with his exhibitions, and his writing has been published in catalogues by CAMH, The Studio Museum in Harlem, El Museo del Barrio, P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, The Americas’ Society, and Rutgers University.

  • Anissa Mack

    Anissa Mack

    • Website:anissamack.com
    • Anissa Mack lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. Her work was recently featured in a solo exhibit at Laurel Gitlen in New York. She has been included in numerous museum exhibitions including group exhibitions at the CAPC Musée d'art contemporain de Bordeaux, France; ICA Philadelphia; P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, NY; and solo exhibitions at the Portland Institute for Contemporary Art, OR; and the Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum, CA

  • Sarah Braman

    Sarah Braman

      MFA 1998. Asserting that abstraction “is always about something...what it is about is beyond confines of language,” Sarah Braman creates abstract geometric sculptures and paintings on pieced-together plywood panels, in which she simultaneously foregrounds the formal qualities of her materials while referencing home, family life, and nature. Among her influences are Mark Rothko, Gordon Matta-Clark, and Ellsworth Kelly. In Braman’s sculptures she riffs on the Minimalist cube, playfully subverting its pristine aesthetic by incorporating utilitarian materials—cardboard boxes, domestic and office furnishings—into her tilting, multi-part works. For one series, she sawed apart a camper van and combined its parts with her own colored Plexiglas boxes. Braman’s plywood paintings in sunset colors recall wood-paneled basements and the sublimity sought by the Abstract Expressionists—a mash-up of the earthly and metaphysical that characterizes all of her work.

      Sarah Braman is represented by Mitchell, Innes and Nash, New York, NY and was the recipient of the Maud Morgan Prize, 2013 from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Braman is also one of the directors and founders of the well known Lower East Side gallery, Canada.

  • Alan Wiener

      Website: http://www.alanwiener.org/

       

      Alan Wiener creates abstract sculptures that appear to be both architectural and organic. His poured resin sculptures evoke associations with both ancient dwellings and models of future utopian high-rises.

  • Chris Norris

      Website: http://www.chrisnorrisart.com/

       

      Chris Norris is a painter and illustrator who earned his BFA from Virginia Commonwealth University and MFA from Tyler School of Art and Architecture, Temple University. He attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in 1999. Mr. Norris has exhibited work in Richmond, Charlotte, Philadelphia, Miami, London and New York. He has been included in the artist registries at White Columns and the Drawing Center in New York.

      In 2003 Mr. Norris co-founded the artist collaboration called FEAST. This collaboration consisted of six artists and designers who put together elaborate installations involving photographs and sculpture. FEAST has had exhibitions in Richmond, Washington D.C., Miami, Houston, and New York.

      Currently Mr. Norris works as an Arts Administrator for the Art Foundation Program in VCU’s School of the Arts where he is a transfer student advisor and faculty. Mr. Norris resides in Richmond and is represented by Ada Gallery.

  • Strauss Bourque-Lafrance

    Strauss Bourque-Lafrance

    • Website:straussbourquelafrance.com
    • Strauss Bourque-Lafrance received his MFA in 2010.  He was awarded a fellowship to Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Skowhegan, ME, the following summer.  His 2012 exhibitions include; Porch Projects, Washington DC; The ICA, Philadelphia, PA; Airplane Gallery, Brooklyn, NY; Arthouse at the Jones Center, Austin TX.  He was an Artist in Residence at Judson Memorial, Movement Research, New York, NY.  Strauss has been in group shows at White Flag Projects, St. Louis, MO and had solo shows at Kansas Gallery, New York, NY, T293, Rome italy and Rachel Uffner Gallery, New York, NY where he is represented. Recently he also performed at The Kitchen in Dance and Process.

  • Lucas Ospina

      Since its foundation in 1987, in the city of Cali, the gallery exhibits, promotes and disseminates Colombian contemporary art. A recount of his exhibitions tells of the art that has been done in the country during the last three decades. He also provides advice for the acquisition of works of art. The headquarters of the gallery is a three-storey house located next to the Cali River. The gallery produces four individual annual exhibitions with the artists that are part of its catalog and alternates four other exhibitions of projects by emerging artists.

      Since its founding in 1987, in the city of Cali, the gallery exhibits, promotes and spreads the Colombian contemporary art. The exhibitions and artists shown during these years are a good sample of the Colombian art over the past three decades. The gallery also provides consultancy for the acquisition of works of art. The headquarters of the gallery is a three-storey house next to the Cali River. The gallery produces four annual solo exhibitions with artists as part of its catalog, alternating with four other exhibitions of projects by emerging Colombian artists.

      http://jennyvila.com/

       

  • Hannah Wilke

    • Website:hannahwilke.com
    • Hannah Wilke was born in 1940 in New York City to Jewish parents whose parents were Eastern European immigrants. In 1962, she received a Bachelor of Fine Art and a Bachelor of Science in Education from the Tyler School of Art and Architecture, Temple University, Philadelphia. She taught art in several high schools and joined the faculty of the School of Visual Arts, New York, where she taught sculpture and ceramics from 1974–1991. From 1969 to 1977, Wilke was in a relationship with the American Pop artist, Claes Oldenburg, and they lived, worked and traveled together during that time. Wilke's work was exhibited nationally and internationally throughout her life and continues to be shown posthumously. One-woman gallery exhibitions of her work were first shown in New York and Los Angeles in 1972. Her first one-woman museum exhibition was held at the University of California, Irvine, in 1976 and her first retrospective at the University of Missouri in 1989. Posthumous retrospectives were shown in Copenhagen, Helsinki, and Malmo, Sweden in 2000 and at the Neuberger Museum of Art in 2009. Since her death, Wilke's work has been shown in one-woman gallery shows, group exhibitions, and several surveys of women's art, including WACK! (www.moca.org) and Elles (www.pompidou.fr).

  • Matt Kalasky

  • Anamaya Farthing-Kohl

    • Website:anamayafarthingkohl.com
    • Anamaya Farthing-Kohl, 1988 in La Paz, Bolivia, works with installation, often residing in the public sphere. Her work comes from a place of admiration, mostly of mundane objects that have a large public presence, but that often go unnoticed. Her work comes from a place of admiration, mostly of mundane objects that have a large public presence, but that often go unnoticed. Through making and installing her versions, Anamaya investigates how the object functions as a container. She sees every banal object as a place, a container; a physical space encompassed by the a priori and a posteriori knowledge of the public.

  • Courtney Kessel

    • Website:courtneykessel.com
    • Courtney Kessel is a mother, artist, academic, and arts administrator living and working in Athens, Ohio. Born in 1974 in Pittsburgh, PA, Kessel is the Gallery Coordinator and Adjunct Faculty in the School of Art + Design at Ohio University. Kessel completed an MFA in Sculpture & Expanded Practices and a certificate in Women’s & Gender Studies (2012) from Ohio University and received a BFA in Sculpture from Tyler School of Art and Architecture (1998). She studied at Temple University Rome, Italy from 1995-1996.

  • Frankie Martin

    • Website:frankiemartin.org
    • Frankie Martin is an artist living in Philadelphia, and working in video and watercolor. Frankie received an MFA from University of California, San Diego in 2013, and a BFA from Tyler School of Art and Architecture.  In addition to her Fine Arts practice, Frankie does freelance Arts documentation, makes music videos and occasionally curates exhibitions. This website is a curation of selected works. To see performance work, audio, or for more information, contact Frankie.

  • Cameron Gainer

    Cameron Gainer

      http://camerongainer.com/

      Born 1973. Lives and works in New York City.

      Gainer is an emerging artist and a graduate of the Tyler School of Art and Architecture in Philadelphia. He works with photo, video, and multiple media in his sculptures. The Bigfoot sculpture on display at The Fabric Workshop and Museum is part of a series exploring myth and urban legend. It is one of three public commissions, which also include a sculpture of Nessie, the Loch Ness Monster for the Salt Marsh Nature Preserve in Brooklyn, and a project at the University of South Florida Contemporary Art Museum.

  • Hilary Harp

    Hilary Harp

    • Website:hilaryharp.com
    • Trained in sculpture at Parsons School of Design (BFA), Tyler School of Art and Architecture (MFA), and at the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Hilary Harp creates sculptures, installations and media projects which explore new hybrid forms, and challenge categories, particularly categories of high and low, male and female, technology and craft. She has exhibited her work widely including: the Gale Gates Gallery, The Sculpture Center, White Columns and Esso Gallery in New York City; Delaware Center for Contemporary Art in Wilmington, DE; The Philadelphia Art Alliance and the Samuel Fleisher Art Memorial in Philadelphia, PA, and Bucheon Gallery in San Francisco. She has been artist in residence at the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, The Kohler Center for Arts and Industry, and the Djerassi Resident Artists Program. Since 2003 she has collaborated with Suzie Silver on a range of projects. Their single channel videos have screened at over one hundred festivals on four continents and are distributed by the Video Data Bank. Harp’s awards include a Pew Fellowship in the Arts, a Heinz Creative Heights Grant, and an Arizona Commission on the Arts Project Grant.  Recent collaborations between Harp and Barry Moon have begun to integrate interactivity and data-visualization in sound- sculptures. Swing, commissioned by Scottsdale Public Art for the Scottsdale Civic Center Mall, allowed viewers to interact with pendulums to control motors and sound. Their recent project, Thermal Image, funded by a Project Grant from the Arizona Commission on the Arts, expresses twitter data in physical and sonic forms. Harp is Associate Professor of Sculpture at Arizona State University.

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