Visiting Artists and Scholars
In addition to its talented faculty, Ox-Bow hosts a series of distinguished visiting artists, art historians, and critics each summer. These Visiting Artists have been chosen to complement the program offerings. Visiting Artists give slide presentations of their work, are available for individual and group critiques, and visit classes to talk with students and faculty. They share their work and ideas, their success, and their insight with both students and staff.
Zachary Cahill is an interdisciplinary artist who has been working on the long term the project USSA 2012, an exhibition-based para-fictional narrative relating to concepts of nation building, since 2009. He has had solo exhibitions at the KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin, Germany; the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago; the Smart Museum of Art; and threewalls, Chicago, amongst other. His work was included in the 8th Berlin Biennale for Contemporary Art (2014). Since 2007 he has been associated with the text and art enterprise Our Literal Speed. His writings have appeared in Afterall, Frieze, Mousse, and Shifter Magazine. Cahill is a regular contributor to Artforum.com and a co-editor of the contemporary art journal Afterall.
Abigail DeVille received her MFA from Yale University 2011 and her BFA from the Fashion Institute of Technology in 2007. Recent exhibitions include Puddle, pothole, portal at Sculpture Center, Playing with Fire...at El Museo del Barrio, Material Histories at Studio Museum in Harlem, Outside the Lines at the Contemporary Art Museum Houston, Gastown Follies, Artspeak, Vancouver, BC, Future Generation Art Prize at Venice, The 55th Venice Biennale, XXXXXXX, at Iceberg Projects, Chicago, Future Generation Art Prize Exhibition at the Pinchuk Art Centre, Kiev, Ukraine, The Ungovernables, New Museum, NY. DeVille is a 2014-15 fellow at The Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard.
Jim Hodges was born in 1957 in Spokane, Washington and received his MFA from the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY. Since the late 1980s, Hodges has created a broad range of work exploring themes of fragility, temporality, love and death utilizing a highly original and poetic vocabulary. A major retrospective of Hodges’ work is currently on view at the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles, and has travelled from the Dallas Museum of Art, The Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, and the Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston. Hodges currently lives and works in New York City.
Kelly Kaczynski is an artist working within the language of sculpture. Selected exhibitions include Ortega y Gasset Projects, NY; Soap Factory, MN; Gahlberg Gallery, IL; threewalls, IL; Hyde Park Art Center, IL; University at Buffalo Art Gallery, NY; Triple Candie, NY; Boston Center for the Arts, MA. Curatorial projects include the 2014 exhibitions, Roving Room at Habersham Mills, GA and Virtually Physically Speaking at Columbia College, Chicago, IL and the 2011 exhibition Mouthing (a sentient limb) at the Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago, IL. Kaczynski received an MFA from Bard College, NY and BA from The Evergreen State College, WA.
Pam Lins-Born Chicago, Ill. Lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. Lins refers to her work primarily as sculpture, although she uses the term expansively. She teaches sculpture at the Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art and painting at Princeton University. Through her work, Lins contemplates the social, the political, and the historical by constructing situations inquisitive and equivocal to sculpture and the making of it. She utilizes history as material and space as a condition. Lins received her MFA from Hunter College, of the City University of New York. She was included in the 2014 Whitney Biennial. She was the recipient of a Radcliffe Fellowship in 2014. Her most recent solo exhibition was Denver Gold, at the Tang Museum of Art in Saratoga Springs, New York, in 2012. In 2008 Lins received a fellowship from the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, and in 2007 she was awarded a fellowship in the visual arts from the George A. and Eliza Gardner Howard Foundation. She is represented by Rachel Uffner Gallery in NYC.
Kalup Linzy is a video and performance artist based in Brooklyn, NY. His work is in the public collections at The Studio Museum in Harlem, Whitney Museum of Art, Museum of Modern Art, and The Metropolitan Museum of Art. He is also the recipient of numerous awards among them a grant from the Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation, the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation fellowship, and a Creative Capital Foundation grant. His latest multi-platform interdisciplinary project is Art Jobs and Lullabies.
Kamau Amu Patton is an interdisciplinary artist based in New York. His work issues from an ongoing involvement with the generative intersection of sound, light and electronics. He received his MFA from Stanford University in 2007 and is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania with a degree in Sociology. His work was shown in 2012 as part of the Pacific Standard Time Performance and Public Art Festival and in 2013 as part of the Machine Project Field guide to L.A. Architecture. Patton has recently completed projects in the area of soundscape studies through grant support provided by the State University of New York at Buffalo, the Mellon Elemental Arts Initiative at Pomona College and the Tang Teaching Museum at Skidmore college.
Robert A. Pruitt, born in 1975, is an artist based in Houston Texas. He earned his B.A. at Texas Southern University and his MFA from The University of Texas in Austin, focusing on painting and drawing. Pruitt works in a variety of materials but his practice is chiefly centered on rendering portraits of the human body, specifically the black body. He projects onto these bodies a juxtaposing series of experiences and material references, denoting a diverse and radical black experience and future. Although Pruitt leads a steady solo practice he also pursues an active collaborative impulse. He is a founding member of a number of artist groups including Otabenga Jones & Associates, MF Problem (With his Fiancé, artist Autumn Knight), a loose collective of local Houston artists sometimes working under the name STACKS collective and he is Co-Director of Houston Open Studio Tours. He has exhibited his work locally, nationally and internationally, notably at the Museum of Fine Arts Houston, The Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, The Dallas Museum of Art, The Bronx Museum of Art, the 2006 Whitney Biennial, and most recently a solo exhibition at the Studio Museum of Harlem.
Paul Sacaridiz (b.1970, Brooklyn, NY, lives and works in Madison, WI) received an MFA (1998) from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and a BFA from Alfred University (1993). Since 1997 he has been active in solo exhibitions, collaborative projects and group shows at a diverse number of venues including: The Philadelphia Museum of Art, The Madison Museum of Contemporary Art, the Icheon World Ceramic Center, Icheon, Korea, The Dubuque Museum of Art (IA), The Alfedena Gallery, Chicago, The Northern Illinois University Art Museum and the Ceramic Research Center at Arizona State University. His work has been the subject of reviews and articles in Ceramics: Art and Perception, The New Art Examiner and Art Papers among others. Sacaridiz has been the recipient of residencies at the Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts, The Ragdale Foundation, The Vermont Studio Center and the Art/Industry Program at Kohler Company.
James Siena (b. 1957, California) is a New York-based artist whose complex, rule-based linear abstractions have situated him firmly within the trajectory of modern American art. His artwork is driven by self-imposed predetermined sets of rules, or “visual algorithms,” which find their end-result in intensely concentrated, vibrantly-colored, freehand geometric patterns. Siena works across a diverse range of media, including lithography, etching, woodcut, engraving, drawing, and painting. He has been featured in over 100 solo and group exhibitions since 1981, including the 2004 Whitney Biennial. His work is part of many numerous prestigious public and private collections, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; The Museum of Modern Art, New York, and Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, among others. Siena was elected an Academician at The National Academy in 2011 and was inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Letters in 2000. His many accolades also include the Eissner Artist of the Year Award from the Cornell Council for the Arts at Cornell University Award (2009); he received his BFA from Cornell in 1979. In 2004 he completed an artist-in-residency program at Yaddo, and was elected to their Board of Directors shortly thereafter. For more than ten years, Mr. Siena has lectured and taught at art institutions throughout the country. He has been represented by Pace Gallery since 2004.