Deborah Willis, Ph.D, is University Professor and Chair of the Department of Photography & Imaging at the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University and has an affiliated appointment with the College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Social & Cultural Analysis, Africana Studies, where she teaches courses on photography and imaging, iconicity, and cultural histories visualizing the black body, women, and gender.
The primary medium for Hannah Bertram’s temporary decorative installations is dust, but her practice also includes site-responsive installations, drawing, video, performance and spoken word.
“I see the underlying simultaneous similarity and differences in the structures and patterns of organic form from the macro to the micro.”
Ester Partegàs is a visual artist and educator. Her work has been shown nationally and internationally in venues such as the Sculpture Center, LIC, NY; the Whiteny Museum of American Art at Altria, NY; Columbus Museum of Art, OH; Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona; Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid; the Arnolfini, Bristol; the Moscow, Athens and Busan Biennials; among others.
Berndt Hildebrandt’s interest in writing poetry has sparked a number of collaborations with Liz Ingram in which his poems are integrated into the fabric of her large-scale images and installations. These are meant to compliment and provide a sensual context to the elemental nature of her images. Hildebrandt’s understanding of scale and structure has also given her images a dimensional resonance that confronts and engages the viewer.
Lisa Vinebaum is an artist, critical writer, and educator. Working acros practice and theory, her work explores collectivity and intersubjective relationships, working conditions and workers’ rights, and the value of artistic labor.
Mariko Takeuchi is a photography critic, independent curator and associate professor of Kyoto University of Art and Design.
Yosuke Inoue was born in Yamanashi, Japan and completed his art education at Indiana University when he received his MFA in Metalsmithing and Jewelry Design at Indiana University in 1990. He works predominately with non-ferrous metals to create one of a kind jewelry and objects used in our everyday life. He works as a self-employed artist to make a living from exhibiting and selling through galleries in Japan and internationally.
Mark Tribe is an artist whose drawings, photographs, installations, videos and performances explore the relationship between culture and technology.
Denise Gonzales Crisp is a designer, writer, educator, curator, and author of Graphic Design in Context: Typography (Thames&Hudson, 2012). She is Professor of Graphic Design in the Department of Graphic and Industrial Design, College of Design, North Carolina State University, and is the Director of the Master of Graphic Design (MGD) program. Denise arrived at NC State in 2002 to serve as Department Chair. Prior to this appointment, Denise was the Senior Designer at Art Center College of Design, and a graduate of the California Institute of the Arts masters program.
Los Angeles artist Sandow Birk, a graduate of the Otis/Parson’s Art Institute, deals with contemporary life in its entirety in his work, with an emphasis on social issues. Frequently developed as expansive, multi-media projects, themes in his work have included inner city violence, graffiti, social and political issues, travel, war, prisons, Islam, surfing, and skateboarding
Paul Wackers was born in New Haven, Connecticut in 1978. He graduated with his BFA from Corcoran College of Art and Design in Washington, DC, and his MFA from the San Francisco Art Institute. Wackers has exhibited nationally and internationally in Belgium, Canada, San Francisco, CA, Los Angeles, CA, and New York, NY.