group show 41: The Artists
New Cats in Art Photography
Jamie Campbell was born and raised in Niagara Falls, Ontario. In 2006, he received a BFA from Ryerson University in Toronto. A recent MFA graduate from Concordia University in Montreal, Quebec, his work creates fictional narratives that display introverted moments of vulnerability and the exhaustion wrought by defeat. Campbell currently lives and works in Toronto.
David Brandon Geeting (b.1989) has been exhibited internationally, and regularly shoots for Nylon, Bloomberg Businessweek, Vice, The Fader, New York Times Magazines, and others. He is based in Brooklyn, NY.
Sandra Stark is senior faculty in Photography at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Her work has been shown at The National Museum of American Art/Smithsonian; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; Walker Art Museum; Harvard University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She has received numerous grants and has been a visiting artist at Princeton University, RISD, SF Camerawork and the Museum of Contemporary Photography in Chicago. Her work is in the collections of MFA, Boston; MFA, Houston; Harvard's Fogg Art Museum and numerous private collections.
Rachelle Mozman makes work between Brooklyn and Panama and is fascinated with ideas of ethnography and identity. In 2014, Mozman will exhibit in Portraiture Now: Staging the Self at the Smithsonian National Portrait gallery and Caribbean: Crossroads of the World at the Pérez Art Museum, Miami. Mozman has exhibited at The Studio Museum in Harlem, El Museo del Barrio, The DeCordova Sculpture Park, the Museum of Latin American Art, Instituto Cultural Itau, the Shore Institute of Contemporary Art and other institutions. Mozman has been awarded residencies at LMCC workspace, Smack Mellon, The Camera Club of New York and Light Work.
Isabella Stahl was born in northern Sweden in 1984 and now lives and works in New York City. She studied at one of Sweden's most prestigious schools for photography at the island "Gotland," and moved to New York in 2012 to continue her studies at the International Center of Photography. She graduated in 2013 and is now working on her own long term photographic art projects. She has received the Helge Ax:son Johnson grant two years in a row, 2012 and 2013, and exhibited at galleries such as Visby Art Museum, Photoville and Greenpoint Gallery. She has work on consignment at Kasher|Potamkin Gallery, which opens September 2014.
Ileana Hernandez is a Mexican visual artist working with photography and video, and is based in Boston, MA. She is represented by Hanna Bacol Busch Gallery in Houston, Texas. Solo exhibitions include Washington Street Gallery in Somerville, MA and Parker Hill Library in Boston’s Mission Hill. Publications include The Best of Photography 2011 from Photographers Forum magazine and Incandescent Color Film zine Issue 4, as well as Los ojos del tiempo and Artist Wanted photo books. Last year she earned a Post-Baccalaureate in Photography from the Massachusetts College of Art and Design.
Jennifer Greenburg is an Assistant Professor of Photography at Indiana University Northwest. Solo shows of her work have been held at The Print Center, The Hyde Park Art Center, Wallspace Gallery, jdc Fine Art and Schneider Gallery. Her work is part of the permanent collection of MOCP, Light Work, The Santa Barbara Museum of Art and the National Gallery of Ontario. A full-length monograph, The Rockabillies, 2009, was published by the Center for American Places. She loves cats much more than humans. Currently, she resides in Chicago with her Siamese cat, Floyd Schlossberg.
Amy Lombard was born and raised just outside of Philadelphia, PA. In 2008, she moved to New York to pursue her BFA in Photography from the Fashion Institute of Technology. She currently lives and works in Brooklyn and is exhibiting work nationally and internationally.
Marina Caneve is based in Italy, France and Suisse. She graduated from the IUAV (University of Architecture, Venice) in 2013, under the guidance of Guido Guidi, with a thesis on photography and the construction of knowledge concerning urban plan. Since 2013, she has been one of the curators of the project CALAMITA/À, where she investigates and researches the Vajont territories. Her focus is sociology and urban space.
Gregory Halpern was born in Buffalo, NY in 1977. He earned a Bachelor of Arts, History and Literature at Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, and a Master of Fine Arts at California College of the Arts, San Francisco, California. He is now a professor at the Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, New York. His work has been exhibited nationally since 2003. His work appears courtesy of Clamp Art.
Amy Stein's work explores man’s evolving isolation from community, culture and the environment. Her photographs have been the subject of numerous national and international exhibitions, and are represented in the collections of the Philadelphia Museum of Art; the Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago and the George Eastman House, Rochester, New York, among many others. Her first monograph, Domesticated, was published by Photolucida in 2008. Her second monograph, Tall Poppy Syndrome, with Stacy Arezou Mehrfar, was published by Decode Books in 2012.
Christina Kerns is a new media artist working in photography, animation, net art and printed matter. She received her BFA in photography with a minor in art history from Pratt Institute and an MFA in interdisciplinary art from the University of Pennsylvania. Her work incorporates ideas of individuality, socially constructed value systems, time and aesthetic hollowness. She uses a visual American vernacular and photo-reflexive ideas to reinforce the shallowness of affectation. She lives and works in Philadelphia, PA teaching at La Salle University, The Lincoln University and Philadelphia Photo Arts Center.
David Williams is a photographer based in Brooklyn, NY. He was raised in Denver, Colorado and graduated from the Art Institute of Colorado in 2011. When he is not taking photographs, he enjoys playing hockey, eating burritos and adding to his Pee-wee Herman memorabilia collection.
Alexandra Crockett is a photographer living in the Bay Area and pursuing a doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology and Social Justice. She is a jeweler and tailor who spent the last ten years working along the West Coast and facilitating benefit shows for no-kill shelters in the name of her book MetalCats, which was published in May of 2014. Her hope is to continue working as an advocate for both humans and animals, and to pursue photography and her other art forms professionally. Instagram: @metalcatsbook
Orrie King grew up north of Boston. She was first inspired by photography while viewing Robert Frank’s The Americans as a freshman in high school. Later, being further inspired by the versatility of the medium itself and studying the work of photographers, painters and installation artists, she went on to study at Pratt Institute in New York and the Rietveld Academie in Amsterdam. While traveling around the world, she turns the camera on herself, those closest to her and the objects surrounding her. Her images are intimate, yet subtle and impressionistic. Orrie has shown her work in galleries in the United States and internationally.
Blake Andrews is a self taught photographer. The main thing that keeps him going photographically is a faith in serendipity and the delusion that he might leverage it for his own selfish aims. He wrote this in the first person and we changed it to the third person.
Audrey Bardou was born in the mid 70s. When she was 10 years old, she got a camera for Christmas. This is where it all began. In 1998, she acquired her diploma in Photography. Today, she lives and works in the south of France.
Since the age of 10, Jill Greenberg has staged photographs and created characters using drawing, painting, sculpture, film and photography. She is known worldwide for her uniquely human animal portraits, which intentionally anthropomorphize her subjects, as well as her infamous series, End Times, which struck a nerve in its exploration of religious, political and environmental themes, exploiting the raw emotion of toddlers in distress. As a working photographer, she travails to straddle the line between assignment work and her own personal work. Her work appears courtesy of Clamp Art.
Scott Klinger was born in Tucson, Arizona in 1981. He received his MFA at UC, Irvine and a BA at UCLA. Scott’s photographs and films have been exhibited throughout the world. Recent screenings include 66th Festival de Cannes and the Hollywood Reel Independent Film Festival. Recent exhibitions include LAXART in Los Angeles, Anfiteatro Arte in Milan, and La Generale en Manufacture in Paris. His work is held in the permanent collection of the Kiyosato Museum of Photographic Art. Scott lives in Los Angeles with his wife and cat.
Noel Rodo-Vankeulen (b.1982) is an artist and writer who lives and works in Brampton, ON, Canada and holds a BFA in Visual Arts from York University in Toronto. His work has been featured and reviewed in various publications including VICE, The New Yorker, Boarder Crossings, Daylight Magazine, The Editorial, Twin Magazine, and is published in Francesca Gavin's 100 New Artists and Lavalette's Lay Flat: Meta.
Aneta Bartos was born in Poland and moved to New York City, where she attended The School of Visual Arts. In early 2013, she exhibited her project titled Boys with a solo exhibition at the Carlton Arms Hotel, New York curated by Jon Feinstein. During 2012, she was a part of 31 Women in Art Photography at Hasted Kraeutler, New York curated by Natalia Sacasa and Jon Feinstein. Additionally, Aneta's work has been featured in New York Magazine, Time Magazine, W Magazine, Interview Magazine, Vice Magazine, Libération Daily News, Artinfo, Hyperalleric, Modern Painters Daily, and on Paddle 8 among others. She is currently working on her first book from her series titled Spider Monkeys.
Israeli-born, Los Angeles-based artist Elad Lassry received a BFA in both Film and Studio Art from the California Institute of the Arts in 2003, and an MFA in Studio Art from the University of Southern California in 2007. This year, his work was the subject of a solo exhibition at Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam. Selected solo exhibitions include The Kitchen, New York; Padiglione d’Arte Contemporanea, Milan; Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo; Contemporary Art Museum, St. Louis; and Whitney Museum of American Art, New York. He is represented by David Kordansky Gallery, Los Angeles; 303 Gallery, New York; White Cube, London; Galerie Francesca Pia, Zurich; and Massimo De Carlo, Milan.
Jessica Labatte's spirit animal is a cat. She currently lives and works in Chicago, IL, where she co-habitates with two Hurricane Katrina reduce cats, Quintron and Miss Pussycat. She received a MFA and a BFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Her work contains both sculptural and painterly nuances, however the work from conception is always a photograph. Labatte is represented by Horton Gallery, where she has been featured in a two person exhibition and at Art Brussels. Labatte is currently an Assistant Professor of Photography Northern Illinois University.
Dag Nordbrenden (b.1971 in Oslo) is an artist working with photography. His work explores different concepts and genres of the medium. Nordbrenden is educated at the Academy of Fine Arts in Oslo and University of Derby in the UK. He has published two artist books; Be Yourself Tonight (2003) and Rub with Ashes (2012). His solo and group exhibitions include Galerie Opdahl in Berlin, Mori Gallery in Sydney, Musée de l’Elysée, Lausanne, Kunstnerforbundet in Oslo, Centrum för fotografi in Stockholm, Daniel Reich Gallery in New York, Fotogalleriet in Oslo and Parrotta Contemporary Art in Stuttgart.
James Johnson was born in Syracuse, New York. His art encompasses installation, sculpture and photography, and makes reference to architecture and issues surrounding representation, economics and power. He is influenced by Conceptual Art and Minimalism. His studio is in Philadelphia.
Ryan Oskin is an artist currently living and working in Brooklyn, N.Y. He is the co-founder of TGIF Gallery, an artist run space showcasing emerging artists. His work is caught somewhere between captivation and dissatisfaction with the images he sees and produces. This only pushes him further towards image manipulation, sculpture and installation while investigating themes of domesticity and nature.
Lex Thompson's work focuses on manifestations of hope and failure in the American landscape. He received his MFA in Photography at the San Francisco Art Institute. He is Professor of Art at Bethel University in St. Paul, MN. He is recipient of a 2010 McKnight Artist Fellowship for Photographers, a 2008 and 2011 Minnesota State Arts Board Artist Initiative Grant, and was selected as a 2009 Flash Forward Emerging Photographer. His artwork is in collections including the Getty Research Institute, Museum of Fine Arts Boston, Museum of Fine Arts Houston, Stanford University, University of California Los Angeles, and Yale University.
Adelaide Ivánova is a writer and photographer, born in 1982, in Brazil. She has exhibited in Brazil, Argentina, USA, Germany and France. Her work is part of the private collections from L’arthotèque – Brittany’s Museum of Fine Arts (France) and Galeria Murilo Castro, Belo Horizonte (Brazil). In 2012, was a finalist of the New York Photo Awards. Publications include i-D, Colors, Vice Brasil, Vice Germany, Der Greif, Vogue Brasil, Zitty Berlin, Marie Claire, TPM, among others. She has two books published: autotomy (…), 2014, by Pingado-Prés and polaróides – e negativos das mesmas imagens, 2014, by Cesárea Editora.
Dustin Fenstermacher is a self-taught photographer splitting time between Brooklyn and Philadelphia. His work tends to possess a wink, a nudge and a myriad of paradoxes. Lately, Dustin has been commissioned by The New York Times, Vice, the Village Voice, New Jersey Magazine, Washington Post Magazine, among other publications. In April 2014, Quirk Books released the tome How to Make Your Cat an Internet Celebrity: A Guide to Financial Freedom. Dustin took photos of over 4 dozen cats for your next get rich quick scheme. Check out the listing on Amazon.
Timothy Archibald is a photographer based in San Francisco, California. He lives in a home with his two boys and two 9-month old cats. He is the author of Sex Machines: Photographs and Interviews (2005) and ECHOLILIA / Sometimes I wonder (2010).
As a Berlin based photographer (born in 1975 in Dresden) Torsten Schumann has been an active photographer since the nineties. He participated in several photography workshops, amongst others with Anders Petersen, Lucia Nimcova, Göran Gnaudschun and Wolfgang Zurborn. He has taken part in various group exhibitions in Kaunas Photo Festival 2012 (Lithuania); Kolga Tbilisi Photo Festival 2013/14 (Georgia); Duesseldorf Photoweekend 2013 (Ant!foto Visual Archive); Slideluck (Dublin) and won a Honorable Mention in the International Kontinent Award 2013. In 2012, Torsten won the International-Arte-Laguna-Prize (Venice/Italy) in the photography section. Some of his photographs were published in the German magazine NEON, Carnemag (Buenos Aires), Der Greif (Augsburg) and Unpublished Magazine (Milano).
Ben Alper received a BFA in photography from the Massachusetts College of Art and Design in Boston and an MFA in Studio Art from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Alper’s work has been shown widely, including exhibitions at the NADA Art Fair in Miami, the Luminary Center for the Arts in St. Louis, Le Dictateur Gallery in Milan, Italy, Meulensteen and Michael Matthews galleries in New York and at Johalla Projects and Schneider Gallery in Chicago. Additionally, his work has been published in Humble Arts Foundation’s The Collector’s Guide to New Art Photography Vol. 2, Conveyor magazine, Dear, Dave magazine, Album Magazin and the catalog for Young Curators, New Ideas IV. Recently, he was the recipient of a Peter S. Reed Foundation grant. He lives and works in North Carolina.
Rebecca Smeyne has been covering the cat, music, nightlife, fashion, queer and art scenes in NYC since 2007, for publications such as The New York Times Magazine, New York Magazine, T, Paper Magazine, Spin, MTV Hive, Vice, and the Village Voice. She lives in Brooklyn, with her famous cat, Sir Francis.
Devin Yalkin (b. 1981), born and raised in New York City, is a black and white reportage photographer who received his BFA in Photography at the School of Visual Arts, NY. As a first generation Turkish-American, Yalkin’s images display the parallels he has captured shooting between New York City and various cities of his heritage in Turkey, primarily in Istanbul. Yalkin’s clients include Time, Stern magazine, New York magazine, The New York Times, Vice, Esquire Russia and Men’s Journal. He currently works and resides in Brooklyn, New York.
Maria Chirco was born in Erice, and lives and works between Marsala and Mazara del Vallo, Italy. She studied at the ADBK in Nuernberg and at the Academy of Fine Arts in Palermo, where she graduated with honors. Her photos focus on portraiture, including self portraits, where she uses the evocative power of photography alongside her memories and feelings. She realizes her photos with analog cameras and manual development in the darkroom.
Robin Schwartz's photographs are held in the of collections The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Museum of Modern Art, The Smithsonian American Art Museum and The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and published by The New York Times, The New Yorker and Time magazines. The Aperture Foundation will publish Schwartz’s fourth monograph Amelia and The Animals, fall 2014. The Aperture Foundation also published Schwartz’s third monograph, Amelia’s World, edited by Tim Barber. Schwartz two earlier books are LIKE US: Primate Portraits and Dog Watching.
As a former photographer in the Navy, Owen Mundy unloaded surveillance film on the flight deck of an aircraft carrier. Years later photography as a technology continues to adapt, but it, like data visualization, maintains the reference to the index and all the related cultural baggage around "truthiness." This project comes out of his background as a photographer, and while he wrote lots of code he didn't take a single photo.
Originally from the Detroit area, Geralyn Shukwit currently resides in Brooklyn NY, working in advertising to subsidize her ongoing passion of traveling. Shukwit has exhibited in NYC, Detroit and a very small town in Illinois.
Millee Tibbs is an artist and Assistant Professor of Photography at Wayne State University in Detroit, MI. Her exhibition venues include the Museum of Photographic Arts, Blue Sky Gallery, the DeCordova Sculpture Park and Museum and Mary Ryan Gallery. The Museum of Contemporary Photography, Portland Art Museum, RISD Museum and the Pierogi 2000, Brooklyn flat file currently hold her work. She has received residency awards at the MacDowell Colony, VCCA, Jentel, the Santa Fe Art Institute and LPEP, Buenos Aires, Argentina; and her work has been published by Humble Arts Foundation, Blue Sky Gallery, and Afterimage.
Bjarne Bare (b.1985 in Poznan, Poland, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) holds a BA from The Academy of Fine Art Oslo. He is one of the co-founders of the artist-run initiative MELK in Oslo, where he has organized and curated more than thirty exhibitions with emerging artists. In 2011, he published his first book, Hose Variations, Studies from Los Angeles and elsewhere (Cornerkiosk Press, Oslo). In 2012, he was a contributor to the publication Entering a Site of Production – MoDERNISM MACHINE, accompanying the exhibition project MoDERNISM MACHINE at the Henie Onstad Art Centre and in 2014 held the exhibition Outboard Swaddle at Fondazione Bevilacqua La Masa Venice, Italy.
New York-based Arne Svenson's photographs have been shown extensively in the United States and Europe and his work is included in numerous public and private collections. He is a self-taught photographer with an educational and vocational background in special education. Svenson is the author/photographer of numerous books, including Prisoners, Sock Monkeys (200 out of 1,863) and Chewed with Ron Warren and the upcoming Unspeaking Likeness. His most recent museum exhibition was About Face at the Andy Warhol Museum, 2012, and his most recent gallery exhibition was The Neighbors at the Julie Saul Gallery in New York City, 2013.
Yovo Gorchev is interested in visual mnemonics and the way we remember, imagine and dream throughout our shared experience of mundane, repetitive tasks, the things that stick and stay with us for some time to come are the out of the ordinary events. Recently, YoVo has been also interested in the importance of humor. The playful, childlike curiosity and approach to life is probably the only thing Yovo wishes to take seriously.
Wendy Given is a Portland, Oregon based visual artist with an MFA from Otis College of Art and Design and a BFA from the Atlanta College of Art. Recent select exhibitions include Claw, Shine, Gloam and Vesper at whitespace in Atlanta, Georgia; Death Caps and Dark Wood at Wieden+Kennedy Gallery in Portland, Oregon; Sanctified: Spirituality In Contemporary Art at the Vincent Price Art Museum in Monterey Park, California; GeoGráfica at Fototropía in Guatemala City, Guatemala; and 31 Women in Art Photography, curated by Jon Feinstein and Natalia Sacasa at Hasted Kraeutler, NYC in conjunction with Humble Arts Foundation.
Jason Houge's work is that of a compassionate wanderer in search of human interest stories that explore the many facets of humanity and life in today's world. Houge has been published online by The New York Times Lens Blog, Feature Shoot, Resource magazine and also in a number of small print publications. Along with being an active photographer, Houge teaches university photography classes and workshops to people of all ages. He earned a BA in Design Art from the University of Wisconsin, Green Bay.
Madoka Hasegawa was born in Tokyo, Japan in 1982.
A native of New York City, Anita Peltonen is a recovering news person. She is trying to let go of documenting the world with words--so she's working on a photo series, Finding Home, about the animal (human and non-) quest for shelter and a sense of safety. Her photographs have been published in F-STOP magazine/THE NATURAL WORLD (April/May 2014), The New York Times and other publications.
Originally from Albany NY, Michael Bach now resides in Troy, NY with his wife, Ruth Young. He earned a BA. in Photography from Bard College, where he studied with Stephen Shore and an MFA. from the Yale School of Art Graduate Photography Program, where he studied with Tod Papageorge, Richard Benson, Jo Ann Walters, Ben Lifson, Thomas Roma, Nancy Hillebrand, and Lynn Whitney.
Shela Zhao is a China based photographer, splitting her time between Beijing and Shanghai. She graduated in 2005 from Indiana University with a degree in journalism. She started pursuing photography full time in 2007. She has never received any formal training in photography, and her first experiences involved documenting some soon to be demolished Beijing streets, as well as a local nursing home. She is currently focused on pursuing long term, personal photographic projects.
Sean Ellingson is a freelance photographer based in Wan Chai, Hong Kong. He was born and raised in Manitowoc, Wisconsin. He studied photography at the Art Institute of Seattle and completed his BFA in 2008 at the School of Visual Arts in New York City. His photographs have been widely exhibited in NYC and throughout the US. He recently received a talent grant from Société Générale in Paris to produce a unique photograph of Hong Kong for their 150th anniversary. His work is also held in private collections in the United States and Japan.
Sarah Wilmer lives and works in New York, with her cat, Tubs, and has been widely published and exhibited.
Kentuckian photographer Talena Sanders received an MFA in Experimental and Documentary Arts from Duke University and a BFA in Art Studio with a focus in New Media from the University of Kentucky. Her work has been exhibited and collected internationally, including the New York Film Festival Views from the Avant-Garde, International Documentary Film Festival of Marseille, Crossroads at San Francisco Cinematheque, Media City Film Festival, Black Box at Edinburgh International Film Festival and Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art in Winston-Salem, NC to name a few. She will begin serving as Assistant Professor of Media Arts at the University of Montana in fall 2014.
Dimitri Valentijn (1978) recently graduated from the Academy of Photography in Amsterdam. His work was featured on the cover of the book New Dutch Photography Talent 2013, and four of his photos will be shown at the upcoming Alive! exhibition in New York (September 2014).
Tamara Kametani was born in 1988 in Czechoslovakia and is currently based in Brooklyn, NY.
Born in Brazil, Jamil Hellu earned his MFA in Art Practice from Stanford University in 2010 and was granted a BFA degree in Photography from the San Francisco Art Institute in 2003. He has been selected for the Artist in Residence Program at Recology San Francisco in 2014. Hellu received the MFA Graduate Fellowship Award at Headlands Center for the Arts for 2010–2011. He also was selected for a six-month residence at the Cité Internationale des Arts in Paris in 2008. He lives in San Francisco.
Immigrating from Poland to Germany, Elisabeth Smolarz grew up on the cusps of two different cultures affected by a communist and democratic system. Consequently, she became involved in the idea of how consciousness and perception is formed by one’s surroundings. Since then her work has been shown nationally and internationally in venues such as The Bronx Museum, New York, Eyebeam Art + Technology Center, New York, Galeria Aleksander Bruno, Warsaw, Oberwelt e.V, Stuttgart and Kunsthalle Galapagos New York to name a few.
Colleen Cunningham is a visual artist who lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. Her work is interdisciplinary with a focus on photography and collage. She has participated in dozens of exhibitions across the United States, Canada and Europe. She lives in Flatbush with her husband, Luigi and their cat, Frida.
Sinaida Michalskaja (b.1985) in Moscow, Russia. She completed her BA in Communication Design at FH Düsseldorf in 2011 and has just finished her MA in Photography at Central Saint Martins with distinction. Her work, which she presented at her degree show in May 2014, is shortlisted for the NOVA Awards. She is member of the German National Academic Foundation since 2010. Sinaida is based in London and Cologne.
Melissa Eder received her BFA in painting from Parsons School of Design in New York City, where she studied with Sean Scully and a MFA in combined media from Hunter College in New York City, where she studied with Robert Morris and received a Meritorious Award from the Alumni Association. As a visual artist, her work has been shown nationally and internationally in such venues as the Bronx Museum of the Arts, New York University’s Broadway Windows Gallery and Art in General to name a few. Her photo book Can You Dig It? A Chromatic Series of Floral Arrangements was included in a group show at the Davis Orton Gallery in Hudson, New York. She lives in New York City and works in Brooklyn as an artist in residence through the chashama studio residency.
Asger Carlsen born 1973 Lives and Works in New York, NY. His work has been exhibited internationally, and his 2010 book "Wrong" just about blew Humble's minds.
C-mackenzie is more of a we than a me. In their practiced professions, they are digital craftspeople hired to retouch, edit and otherwise embellish all sorts of media. The gamut of contribution generated by their respective day jobs has, in many small ways helped to fill the art books, fashion magazines and spectacular-ize a number of television shows and feature motion pictures. In their own humble opinion, it is not an exaggeration to estimate that perhaps a billion eyes (or even pairs?) have seen some of the millions of tiny pixels that they have pushed and prodded at their workstations and desktops over the course of their careers.
Alice Hargrave is a photographic artist and educator. She has had several one-person and group exhibitions, including at The Chicago Cultural Center, Yale University Art Gallery, Smart Museum of Art, Tweed Museum of Art, Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, Klein Art Gallery, and Carol Ehlers Gallery who represented her. Her work is included in many collections such as The Museum of Contemporary Photography, Nuveen Corporation, Outer Circle Corporation and Rush Presbyterian Hospital. Hargrave has received many awards and has been published and reviewed in several journals. She has been a professor at Columbia College, Chicago since 1994.
Varvara Mikushkina is a photographer living and working in New York City. Born in St. Petersburg Russia, she immigrated to America from Kazakhstan, Russia. She has a BFA in Fine Art Photography from Syracuse University, and is currently pursuing an MFA from Parsons The New School for Design.
Yogamaya von Hippel and Simon Bromley: Yogamaya von Hippel is currently working as in animal welfare and Simon Bromley works at BBC Worldwide. Now based in London they are currently working on their first series of zines which shall be published in the next few weeks
Lolly Koon was born in 1981 in Charleston, SC. She received a BFA from Rochester Institute of Technology, where she studied photography. She moved to Maine in 2003, where she showed her work in galleries including the Center for Maine Contemporary Art and Whitney Art Works. Since moving to New York in 2007, Koon has participated in a number of group shows, and in 2008 she was invited to be an artist-in-residence at the Visual Studies Workshop in Rochester, NY. She continues to live and work in Brooklyn, NY and her images can currently be seen at Corrigan Gallery in Charleston, SC.
Todd Fisher grew up in Baltimore Maryland. He moved to Brooklyn, NY in 1998 and began making work from everyday life.
Rachel Rampleman is an artist, curator and filmmaker whose work frequently showcases strong female personalities – women who are simultaneously aberrant and superhuman, who challenge the clichés of masculinity and femininity, and who often take over typically male roles of bragging about sex, being a rock star or being overly muscular. Working primarily with time-based media, Rampleman has made work ranging from documentary style videos such as Poison (My Sister Fucked Bret), to experimental videos made from footage she captured of the world's first and only all female Mötley Crüe tribute band, to karaoke-style appropriations of archival footage of female bodybuilders.
Jeanette May is a photographer using a critical, sometimes playful, approach to investigate representation itself. Her work often examines the use of visual pleasure and the power of the gaze in contemporary culture. May received her MFA in Photography from CalArts and her BFA in Painting from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. Her work is exhibited in galleries and museums internationally, including New York; Washington, DC; Chicago; Los Angeles; Toronto, Canada; Sandviken, Sweden; and Athens, Greece. May teaches at the International Center of Photography in NY and lives in Brooklyn.
Dutch photographer, Isolde Woudstra (Harlingen, 1982), manages to capture moments in time in which everything seems ever so natural, but also confusing at the same time. She creates images that seem possible and unlikely, revealing the peculiarity of human behavior. Woudstra doesn't interfere with the imagery through digital manipulation but does specially curates a scene that could have been extracted deep from within the human psyche, denoting moments of fragility, loneliness and impending danger.
Robert Shaw: Photographic assistant, photographer, and English teacher, Robert Shaw has been taking pictures of generations of cats since 1974. Retired, he lives with his wife Mary and their cat Lady Ace in Portland, Oregon. He is an active member of the Exhibition Committee at Blue Sky Gallery.
Michael Clinard was born in Mobile, Alabama in 1979. He received his BFA in Photography from the Memphis College of Art and his MA from the University of Iowa. His style is informed by an interest in art history, science and philosophy. Clinard explores deeper notions of self in an ever-evolving personal blog called, The Hills, 98006. He resides just outside Seattle with his wife and daughter.
Pamela Pecchio received her MFA in Photography from Yale University in 2001, where she was awarded the Richard Dixon Welling Prize. She has exhibited across the US, and in China and Europe. Her New York exhibitions have been reviewed in the New Yorker and the Village Voice. She is the author of two books, eight, an artist’s book published by Nexus Press, and 509, a limited edition monograph published by Daniel 13 Press. Permanent collections include the Yale University Art Museum, the North Carolina Museum of Art, the Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia, and the Ogden Museum of Southern Art. Pecchio is represented by Daniel Cooney Fine Art Gallery in New York and is currently Assistant Professor of Art at the University of Virginia.
Rich Rollins has a BS in Education from the University of Vermont and an MFA in Photography from Arizona State University. He is married to a photographer, Barb Gilson, and they have two children, Emma and Anna. He has been on the exhibition committee at Blue Sky Gallery in Portland, Oregon since 1989.
Geoffrey Ellis is a photographer who went to school to be a graphic designer. He publishes photo-zines called Sadkids and Get Off My Lawn. He is co-founder of the Vegas Vernacular Project, founder of the Las Vegas Camera Club and was a recipient of the 2007 James D. Phelan Art Award in photography. In 2013 he earned an MFA in photography from the University of Hartford Art School. He has lived all over the United States and currently splits time between San Francisco and Downtown Las Vegas. He has a beautiful son, and daughter, a lot of junk, and one really old cat.
Sandy Carson (b. 1972) is a Scottish photographer who emigrated to the United States in 1993 in pursuit of cycling, and enjoyed a 15-year career traveling the world as a professional BMX rider, where he honed his skills as a photographer. Carson has exhibited widely, both nationally and internationally, including at the University of Texas, Trinity University in San Antonio, Finch & Ada Gallery, New York, Musée de l’Elysée, Switzerland, and Okay Mountain Gallery in Austin.
Natalia Wiernik: Natalia Wiernik was born 1989. Studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Cracow at the Graphic Department since 2008. Graduated in 2013. In her works Wiernik combines skills as a photographer, painter and graphic artists. She has received numerous grants and awards including The Ministry of Culture in 2014 and Ministry of Science and Higher Education 2013 in Poland, the 2013 Sony World Photography Awards, PDN, and the Paris Photography Prize. Now she continues PhD studies at the Academy of Fine Arts in Cracow.
Barney Kulok was born in New York City in 1981 and received his BA from Bard College in 2005. His work has been exhibited widely nationally and internationally and in 2012 his first monograph Building was published by The Aperture Foundation. He recently co-edited the 20th Anniversary Issue of Blind Spot magazine with artist Vik Muniz. Kulok is represented by Galerie Hussenot, Paris, and lives in Long Island City, NY.
F64 (Feline 64) is an anonymous collective of cat appropriationists. This loosely knit group of artists aims to reposition the efforts of the Pictures Generation, lifting the veil of Feline mis-representation in popular media.