Anne Wilkes Tucker was born in 1945 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and studied at Randolph Macon Woman's College in Lynchburg, Virginia. In 1967 she received a B.A. in Art History and then went on to receive an AAS in Photography at Rochester Institute of Technology. In 1972, she earned a Master of Fine Arts in Photographic History from the Visual Studies Workshop in Rochester, New York that was part of the State University of New York, Buffalo.
Josephine Halvorson is an artist based in Massachusetts. She is currently Professor of Art and Chair of the Graduate Studies in Painting area at Boston University. Halvorson’s work has been exhibited widely and is represented by Sikkema Jenkins & Co., New York, and Peter Freeman, Inc., Paris.
Karen Kunc is a Willa Cather Professor and Professor of Art at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln where she has taught since 1983. She received her BFA from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and her MFA from Ohio State University.
AES+F is an artist collective of four Russian artists: Tatiana Arzamasova (1955), Lev Evzovich (1958), Evgeny Svyatsky (1957), and Vladimir Fridkes (1956). Deploying a sophisticated, poetic dialogue among sculpture, painting, drawing and architecture, and plumbing the depths of art history and other cultural canons, AES+F’s grand visual narratives explore the values, vices and conflicts of contemporary culture in the global sphere.
Syd Carpenter is a ceramics and mixed media sculptor who teaches studio art at Swarthmore College. Her recent work from the last several years focuses on ceramic portraits of African American farms and gardens. Growing up in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania where her grand mother and mother were avid gardeners, she continues the legacy of gardening at her home and studio in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.