Katie Rose Pipkin is a drawing and language artist whose work follows landscape as complicated by the advent of digital space. Through examination of social spaces online, the physical infrastructure that supports digital technology, and the overlap of public and corporatized space, Pipkin questions the ease at which the commons- physical, social, and digital- are commodified.
Alex Lukas’ practice incorporates drawing, sculpture, audio and distributable printed material to interrogate the dissemination of language alongside formed notions of place and time, both real and imagined. His current research focuses on the liminal space of American highways and the vernacular roadside through the lens of history and speculative, post-apocalyptic fiction.
Shobun Baile works in video, installation, sound, and writing, critically looking at the role that design and designers play in shaping reality. He explores institutionalized distinctions between function and aesthetics, necessity and desire, and the ways these distinctions shape identity in a globalized economy.
Erin Mallea’s multimedia practice is rooted in a generative research process as she observes, documents, inquires, listens, and collects. She enacts a methodology of site-specific fieldwork to examine literal and symbolic constructions of place, the natural and built landscape, and the history and present of the spaces she inhabits.
Shohei Katayama uses art as a catalyst for environmental conversations. His work includes line drawings, sculpture, and conceptual installation art that examine the underlying patterns and forces of nature by showcasing unseen relationships in ecology. His work illustrates the disruption that occurs in ecological systems when one component is manipulated.
Nicholas Crockett’s work draws on experience in pop-cultural fandom and game development, and uses playful and often campy parody as a means of reconfiguring pervasive fantasies of power and excess. His work spans computer gaming, toys, role playing performance, and generative animation.
Paper Buck is a transgender interdisciplinary artist, activist, and printmaker with a reverence for innovative uses of traditional craft-based practices and analog technical processes. A foundational part of his practice is focused on anti-racist, feminist, queer praxis, and participation in social movements.