Category: People

Nick Crockett

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Nick Crockett is an artist from a former gold rush town in California’s Sierra Nevada mountains, who works primarily with games and computer animation.

Ginger Brooks Takahashi

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Ginger Brooks Takahashi’s collaborative, socially-enraged practice actively builds community and nurtures alternative forms of information distribution.

Steve Gurysh

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Steve Gurysh is an artist who works fluidly across disciplines, processing environmental contexts into potent objects that contain wild materialities and speculative relationships to time. The location of his work plays multiple roles while often employing a circuitous and process driven method of production. His practice is uniquely collaborative and dialogic, seeking common ground with… Read more »

Benjamin Ogrodnik

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Benjamin Ogrodnik is a PhD candidate studying film and art history at the University of Pittsburgh. He researches experimental media arts and the institutionalization of the moving image, with a focus on Pittsburgh’s film community during the 1970s and 1980s. His scholarship has appeared in Film History, Afterimage, Film International, JUMP CUT, Feminist Media Histories,… Read more »

Natalie Westbrook

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Natalie Westbrook received her BFA from The Cooper Union School of Art, her MA in Critical and Curatorial Studies from the University of Louisville, and her MFA in Painting and Printmaking from the Yale University School of Art. She has exhibited internationally, including recent exhibitions with Galleri Golsa, Oslo, Norway; ARTFORMOSA, Taipei City, Taiwan; Paris… Read more »

Jessica Fuquay

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Jessica Fuquay’s multidisciplinary work explores the role of mass media, performance, and other dominant cultural forms in the construction of political subjectivity. Her practice, often drawing from her perspective as a first-generation Colombian-American, is concerned with conflict, power, and systems of domination that reproduce and designate otherness.

Petra Floyd

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Petra Floyd uses drawing, sculpture, writing, printmaking, and performance to meditate on Blackness in the United States and other sites of the African diaspora, focusing on reinvention through inherited and appropriated material culture and performance.

Marianne Hoffmeister Castro

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Marianne Hoffmeister’s work focuses on the role and value of narrative and fiction in the construction of knowledge. Through drawing, video and installation, she plays with narrative hybrids, shared cultural imagery or alternative stories that shift linguistic and cultural boundaries that function as unintended, accidental phenomena between the lines of fiction, the mundane and the poetic.

Matthew McGaughey

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Matthew McGaughey’s work explores heteronormative masculinities and their hegemonic tendencies through the lens of personal history, media tropes, and dominant cultural practices. Using performance, video, narrative structures, and sound, his work creates scenarios of bifurcation and reconnection in order to reveal the unconscious social forces that inform dominant identities.

Lena Chen

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Lena Chen is a multidisciplinary artist and activist exploring women’s labor, spirituality, sexuality, and trauma. Experimenting with her own autobiography and identity, she works in collaboration with lovers, muses, and strangers to construct intensely intimate encounters, participatory rituals, and one-to-one performances.