Summer 2017 Faculty

 

CERAMICS

Jeanne Quinn

Jeanne Quinn uses porcelain to create theatrical installations that attempt to remind us that everything is ephemeral. She studied art history and baroque music performance at Oberlin College and received her MFA in ceramics from the University of Washington. She has exhibited widely, including the Denver Art Museum, the Milwaukee Art Museum, the Kemper Museum for Contemporary Art, and Art Basel/Design Miami. She has been awarded residencies at the MacDowell Colony, the European Ceramic Work Centre, and the International Ceramics Center (Denmark), and has lectured widely at institutions such as UCLA, the Kansas City Art Institute, Columbia University, and Alfred University. She is an Associate Professor at the University of Colorado.

Jeffry Mitchell

Jeffry Mitchell makes sculpture and works on paper that spring from decorative and folk art traditions. He is represented by PDX Contemporary Art in Portland, Oregon. Recently he exhibited work at the Rena Bransten gallery in San Francisco and was included in the group exhibition Unorthodox at the Jewish Museum in New York curated by Jens Hoffman. He holds an MFA from the Tyler School of Art at Temple University and lives in Seattle.

Julia Haft-Candell

Julia Haft-Candell grew up in Oakland, California, received a BA in art and international relations from UC Davis, and an MFA from CSU Long Beach. She currently lives and works in Los Angeles. She was the first Joan and David Lincoln Visiting Artist in Ceramics at Scripps College and Claremont Graduate University from 2012-2015. She recently attended the Skowhegan School for Painting and Sculpture in Maine, and teaches ceramics at USC and UCLA. She is represented by Parrasch Heijnen Gallery in Los Angeles.

Salvador Jiménez-Flores

Salvador Jiménez-Flores is an interdisciplinary artist born and raised in Jalisco, México. Since coming to the United States, Jiménez-Flores has contributed to the Midwest art scene by producing a mixture of socially conscious installation, public, and studio-based art. He has presented his work at the National Museum of Mexican Art, Grand Rapids Art Museum, Urban Institute of Contemporary Art, and Casa de la Cultura in Jalisco, México amongst others. Recently, Jiménez-Flores was awarded a two year-long artist residency at the Harvard Ceramics Program, Office of the Arts at Harvard University and a nine months art residency with the city of Boston. He is also Resident Teaching Artist at Urbano Project and instructor at both Wheelock College, Massachusetts College of Art and Design, and Harvard Ceramics Program, Office of the Arts at Harvard University. Jiménez-Flores received his MFA from Kendall College of Art and Design in Drawing and his BAS from Robert Morris University in Chicago.

Nathan Willever

Nathan Willever was raised in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. He holds a BFA in Ceramics from Maine College of Art, in Portland, Maine. He worked as a journeyman production potter for five years after finishing school and has served as a technical assistant in ceramics at Haystack Mountain School of Crafts numerous times. He has taught multiple workshops on functional pottery around the region. Nathan is currently a full time studio potter living in Philadelphia.

Jovencio de la Paz

Jovencio de la Paz is an artist, writer, and educator. His work explores the intersection of textile processes such as weaving, dye, and surface design, with broader concerns of ancient technology, language, codification, community, and identity. Interested in the ways transient or ephemeral experiences are embodied in material, de la Paz looks to how knowledge, stories, and memories are transmitted through society in space and time, whether semiotically by language or haptically by made things. He has exhibited his work both nationally and internationally, most recently at Threewalls, Chicago, IL; The Museum of Contemporary Craft, Portland, OR; Carl & Sloan Contemporary Art, Portland, OR; 4th Ward Projects, Chicago, IL; The Sculpture Center, Cleveland, OH; SPACE Gallery, Portland, ME; SOIL Gallery, Seattle, WA; Roots & Culture Contemporary Art Center, Chicago; The Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago; and Uri Gallery, Seoul, South Korea. He received an MFA from the Cranbrook Academy of Art and a BFA in Fiber and Material Studies from SAIC. He regularly teaches at schools of art, craft, and design throughout the country, including the Ox-Bow School of Art, the Haystack Mountain School of Craft, the Arrowmont School of Craft, and the University of Oregon where he serves as Assistant Professor and Curricular Head of Fibers.

Brian Gillis

Brian Gillis examines sociocultural issues as consequent evidence of particular historic moments. His work uses a variety of production strategies and conceptual approaches. These often draw from specific sites and related institutions, and range from the production of objects and editions of multiples to site-specific installations and actions. Gillis is the recipient of distinctions including fellowships from the Illinois Arts Council, Oregon Arts Commission, MacDowell Colony, and a recent residency at the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art. Gillis has exhibited his work nationally and internationally at institutions including CUE Art Foundation, the Mint Museum, and the Milwaukee Art Museum, as well as the Cluj Museum of Art (Romania) and Heilongjiang University (China). He received an MFA from the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University and is an Associate Professor of Art at the University of Oregon.

 

GLASS

Jeremy Scidmore

Jeremy Scidmore earned a BFA at the SAIC where he later returned to study Arts Administration and Policy. He has been working with glass since 1996 and his experience runs the gamut of studio glass arts practice, employing techniques such as kilnforming, glassblowing, flameworking, glass printmaking, and neon. He has maintained studios in each of these glass practices and taught nationally and internationally in public and private studios such as Chicago Hot Glass (Chicago, IL), University of Illinois Urbana Champaign (Urbana, IL), The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (Chicago, IL), Public Glass (San Francisco, CA), The Crucible (Oakland, CA), Bullseye Glass Company (Portland, OR; Emeryville CA), Pittsburgh Glass Center (Pittsburgh, PA) Pilchuck Glass School (Stanwood, WA), and Northlands Creative Glass (Lybster, Scotland).

Christine Tarkowski

Christine Tarkowski is a Chicago based artist who works in a variety of mediums including sculpture, printed matter, photography and song. Her works range in scale from the ordinary to the monumental. Equally variable is her scope of production, which incorporates the making of permanent architectural structures, cast models, textile yardage, and temporary printed ephemera. Many of her recent works point toward the flotsam of western culture relative to systems of democracy, religion and capitalism. Her work has been exhibited at Chicago Cultural Center, Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, MASS MoCA, Manilow Sculpture Park, Socrates Sculpture Park, Renaissance Society, Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum. She is the recipient of grants from the Driehaus Foundation, Creative Capital, Illinois Arts Council, Ellen Stone Belic Institute for the Study of Women and Gender in the Arts and Media and is on faculty at SAIC.

Pearl Dick

Pearl Dick is an artist, educator, and activist based in Chicago who specializes in glassblowing and sculpting, mixed media installation and oil paintings that address the relationships formed when lives intersect. Her work is featured in galleries and private collections around the country. Pearl is the founder of The Firehouse Glass Studio in Chicago, a community studio offering educational opportunities for youth and professional artists to create within a safe and supportive environment. As the Artistic Director for Chicago-based non-profit ArtReach, Pearl is committed to connecting under-resourced youth in Chicago with practicing artists in mentorship and youth development programs. In 2015, she co-founded Project FIRE, a youth program that combines glassblowing with trauma-informed psychotherapy for youth who have been victims of gun violence. Pearl is also the founder and co-owner of The Pack Animals, an art packing and handling business that specializes in the handling of fine art glass.

Emma Stein

Emma Stein pursues her art with national shows and a Corning Museum of Glass Residency. She has taught at Buck's Rock Camp, CT, UrbanGlass, NY, John Michael Kohler Arts Center, WI, Ox-Bow, MI, and GlassRoots, NJ. She started blowing glass at the age of fourteen and has been passionate about the material ever since while also experimenting with numerous other media, such as fibers, drawing and plants. She draws inspiration primarily from the natural world with a focus on honeybees, natural patterning and invasive/endangered plant life. Emma started working with glass at Snow Farm Camp, Pilchuck, Corning Studios, and earned her BFA from Alfred University and her MFA from Rhode Island School of Design. She currently lives, works and teaches in New Jersey.

Leo Tecosky

Tecosky’s work is a mashup of art x craft x design. Combining traditional glassblowing techniques, graffiti, stylized typography and Islamic geometric motifs, he creates new objects that do not conform to any one discipline. With a BA in Fine Art from Alfred University and an MFA from The School of Visual Arts in Manhattan, Tecosky teaches at studios and universities both nationally and internationally. Leo lives and works in Brooklyn, blowing glass and maintaining a studio practice.

Ben Wright

Ben Wright holds a BS in Evolutionary Biology from Dartmouth College, a BFA in Glass from the Appalachian Center for Crafts, and an MFA from Rhode Island School of Design. His background in biology figures strongly in his artwork, which delves deeply into the every evolving relationship between humans and their environment. Through work ranging from interactive visual installations to sonic landscapes he engages all of his viewer’s senses and often bridges the gap between art and science. He has taught his unique approach to art making at numerous schools including Pilchuck Glass School, Penland School of Craft and the University of the Arts in Philadelphia and abroad in Germany, Turkey, Denmark and Japan and is currently the Director of Education at UrbanGlass in Brooklyn, New York.

 

PRINT

John O’Donnell

John O’Donnell is a multidisciplinary artist and performer. He is an Assistant Professor of Printmaking at the University of Connecticut. As a printmaker he uses a variety of traditional and experimental techniques to address formal and conceptual topics pertaining to illusion, construction, failure and nostalgia. He has exhibited his prints at the Print Center in Philadelphia, Glass Box, Seattle, the International Print Center in New York and Seoul Museum of Art in Seoul, South Korea. His practice as a new media artist addresses artifice, awkward transitions, humor, gender and media representation through video, installation and performance. He has created performance pieces for the New Britain Museum of American Art, New Britain, CT, No Pop Gallery, New Haven, CT, Museum of New Art in Detroit, MI, Proof Gallery in Boston, MA, FluxSpace in Philadelphia, PA, Glass Box, Seattle, WA and SOHO20 Gallery in New York, NY.

Dylan Miner

Dylan Miner is a Wiisaakodewinini (Métis) artist, activist, and scholar. He is currently Director of American Indian and Indigenous Studies and Associate Professor at Michigan State University. Miner is also a founding member of the Justseeds artist collective. He holds a PhD from The University of New Mexico and has published extensively. Miner has been featured in more than twenty solo exhibitions and has been artist-in-residence or visiting artist at institutions such as École supérieure des beaux-arts in Nantes, Klondike Institute of Art and Culture, Rabbit Island, Santa Fe Art Institute, SAIC, and numerous universities, art schools, and low-residency MFA programs. His book Creating Aztlán: Chicano Art, Indigenous Sovereignty, and Lowriding Across Turtle Island was published in 2014 by the University of Arizona Press. Miner is currently completing a book on contemporary Indigenous aesthetics and writing his first book of poetry, Ikidowinan Ninandagikendaanan (words I must learn).

Bridget Elmer

Bridget Elmer is an artist living in Saint Petersburg, Florida. She works as Coordinator of the Letterpress and Book Arts Center at Ringling College of Art and Design, where she also teaches. Bridget is the co-founder of Impractical Labor in Service of the Speculative Arts (ILSSA), co-owner of The Southern Letterpress, and founding member of Print St. Pete Community Letterpress. She received her MFA in the Book Arts from the University of Alabama and has taught at Penland School of Crafts, Florida State University, and Colorado College. Her work can be found in the collections of institutions including Yale University, Tate Britain, UCLA, and the Brooklyn Museum.

Ayanah Moor

Ayanah Moor is an interdisciplinary artist whose creative tools include printmedia, performance, drawing and video. She has been awarded artist residencies at Hyde Park Art Center in Chicago; Proyecto ‘Ace in Buenos Aires, Argentina; Auckland Print Studio in New Zealand and the Vermont Studio Center. Moor’s work has been addressed in books like Troubling Vision: Performance, Visuality and Blackness and What is Contemporary Art? published by University of Chicago Press. She completed her BFA at Virginia Commonwealth University and MFA at Tyler School of Art. Ayanah Moor is Associate Professor in Printmedia at SAIC.

Krista Franklin

Krista Franklin is an interdisciplinary artist whose work floats between the literary and the visual. Her practice engages a diverse range of artistic mediums from collage, hand papermaking, print, poetry and performance, installation, artist books and sound. She is the recipient of the Propeller Fund, and has held residencies at A Studio in the Woods, Cave Canem, and the University of Chicago’s Arts + Public Life Initiative. Her work has been published in Black Camera, Copper Nickel, Callaloo, Vinyl, BOMB Magazine, Encyclopedia, Vol. F-­‐K. Her chapbook of poems Study of Love & Black Body was published in 2012 (Willow Books).

Steven Rainey

Steven Rainey is the exhibitions preparator at the Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts in Grand Rapids, Michigan and is the co-owner/operator of Dinderbeck Studios, a community printshop and learning center. Steven completed his MFA in printmaking at Kendall College of Art and Design in 2014, he exhibits his work nationally and has participated in a variety of residencies that include The Frans Masereel Centrum in Kasterlee, Belgium and Cabin-Time in Green River, Utah.

Aay Preston-Myint

Aay Preston-Myint is an artist, printmaker, and educator based in Chicago. His practice employs both visual and collaborative strategies to investigate memory and kinship, often within the specific context of queer community and history. In addition to his own work in interdisciplinary media, he is a founder of No Coast, an artist partnership that prints and distributes affordable contemporary artwork, serves as a DJ and organizer for Chances Dances, a party that supports and showcases the work of queer artists in Chicago, and is editor-in-chief of an online and print journal called Monsters and Dust. He holds an MFA from the University of Illinois at Chicago and a BFA from SAIC, where he currently teaches.

Danny Miller

Danny Miller is an artist and musician living and working in Chicago, IL. Utilizing woodblock, lithographic printing and drawing, he conjures works inspired by science fiction pulp covers, Victorian engravings, advertisements, comic books and music. Miller has taught at Ohio State University, UW-Madison, SAIC and the Ox-Bow School of Art and has been the Printmedia Department Manager at SAIC for 28 years. He received his MFA from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and has worked in professional print shops including Landfall Press, Normal Editions Workshop and Four Brothers Press, in addition to playing and teaching traditional fiddle and banjo music at the Old Town School of Folk Music in Chicago.

Oli Watt

Oli Watt received his BFA from the University of Florida and his MFA from SAIC. He currently serves as Assistant Professor at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago where he teaches in the Printmedia Department. Oli has shown his work nationally and internationally including exhibitions at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago, Brooklyn Museum of Art, Spencer Brownstone Gallery in NYC, the Urban Institute of Contemporary Art in Grand Rapids, MI, La Band Art Gallery in Los Angeles and Rocket Gallery in London. His work has been discussed in numerous publications including Art on Paper, Art US, the New Art Examiner, Concrete Comedy and Contemporary American Printmakers. He currently runs free range, a studio and exhibition space on Chicago’s Northwest Side.

Mark Pascale

Mark Pascale serves as an Adjunct Professor in Printmedia at SAIC and the Janet and Craig Duchossois Curator of Prints and Drawings, at the Art Institute of Chicago. He holds a BA from Southern Connecticut State College and an MFA from Ohio State University. He has organized exhibitions at the Art Institute of Chicago and Intuit: The Center for Intuitive and Outsider Art and produced publications including Martin Puryear: Multiple Dimensions (forthcoming), Contemporary Drawings from the Irving Stenn, Jr. Collection; Jasper Johns: Gray; and The Picture Tells the Story: The Drawings of Joseph E. Yoakum.

Jeanine Coupe Ryding

Jeanine Coupe Ryding’s work has been shown throughout the U.S. and abroad and her prints and artist books are in museum collections. She focuses primarily on woodcut prints, etchings, artist’s books, drawing and collage and has founded both Shadow Press and Press 928 in Evanston, Illinois for artists books publishing. She received her BA from The University of Iowa and her MFA from Universitat der Kunste, Berlin, Germany. She has received various awards and residencies including Illinois Arts Council Award, Arts Midwest, Frans Masereel Center, Belgium and Anchor Graphics, Chicago. Her work is represented by: Atrium Gallery in St. Louis, Olson Larsen Gallery in Des Moines and August Art in London. She has been teaching at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago since 1991.

 

PAINTING AND DRAWING

Gulsah Mursaloglu

Born in Istanbul, Turkey in 1989, Gulsah Mursaloglu is an artist living and working in Chicago, IL. She received her BA from Bogazici University (Istanbul) in 2012 where she studied sociology and she received her MFA from SAIC in 2015. She has shown her work at a variety of venues, including Hyde Park Art Center, Evanston Art Center, Richmond Art Gallery, Sullivan Galleries, Roman Susan Gallery and she also participated in the 2nd Santorini Biennale in Santorini, Greece. In 2013 she was a postgraduate artist in residence in Scuola Internazionale di Grafica Venezia in Venice, Italy. After graduating with her MFA she was awarded a Teaching Fellowship at SAIC where she teaches in the Painting and Drawing Department. Recently Mursalogoglu was The Collins Foundation Sponsored Artist in Residence at Oregon College of Art and Craft in Portland, Oregon.

Peter Williams

The paintings of Peter Williams have been described by artist and writer William Eckhardt Kohler as “in no particular order: hallucinogenic, acerbic, pained, beautiful, confessional, obsessive, critical, jarring, wild, weird and profoundly human. They are born from Williams’ experiences of race, appetite, and physical vulnerability. The visual lexicon is a heady blend of psychedelic color, abstract pattern, and cartoon-manic imagery.” Most recently Williams has had solo exhibitions with Foxy Productions in New York City and Paul Kotula Projects in Detroit. Recipient of numerous grants, including a Joan Mitchell Award, his work was included in the 2002 Whitney Biennial and is in the permanent collection of the Detroit Institute of Art.

E.E. Ikeler

E.E. Ikeler received a BFA from The Cooper Union and an MFA from Yale University. She’s had solo exhibitions at Kent Place Gallery in Summit, NJ, Jeff Bailey Gallery in Hudson, NY, and at the project space In Limbo, in Brooklyn, NY. Her work has been exhibited at Yve Yang Gallery in Boston, MA, Mulherin, New York and Abrons Art Center, New York. She received a Leroy Neiman Foundation Summer Fellowship at Ox-bow School of Art in 2016; a Yale FLAGS Award, a Helen Watson Winternitz Award and a Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library Research Fellowship (all Yale University, 2015). She is currently Visiting Assistant Professor of Painting at Indiana University.

Emmy Bright

Emmy Bright works with drawing, print and performance, inspired by ongoing research into pedagogy, psychology, comedy and art history. Recent exhibitions have been at David Klein Gallery in Detroit, MI; Ditch Projects in Springfield, OR; Yve Yang Gallery in Boston, MA; deCordova Museum and Sculpture Park in Lincoln, MA; and she has a project in Headmaster Magazine, No. 8. She received her MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art, an M.Ed from the Harvard Graduate School of Education and a BA from University of Chicago. She has taught at the Rhode Island School of Design, City College New York, Bryant University and at the RISD Museum. She is currently living and working in Detroit where she is represented by David Klein Gallery.

E.W. Ross

E.W. Ross is an artist based in Chicago. He has taught at SAIC, University of Chicago, University of Minnesota, Atlanta College of Art, Western Michigan University and the Ox-Bow School of Art and Artists’ Residency. Previously, he served as the Program Director at Ox-Bow and the Dean of Continuing Studies at SAIC. He has had solo exhibitions at the Chicago Cultural Center; Cajarc, France; Phipps Center for the Arts, Hudson, WI; Chicago Firehouse and earned the Illinois Arts Council Individual Artist’s Fellowship; Chicago Council of Fine Arts; Alliance of Independent Colleges of Art Grant; School of the Art Institute Faculty Enrichment Grants; and IAC Governor’s International Arts Exchange Grant.

Olivia Petrides

Olivia Petrides has exhibited in galleries and museums in Iceland, the Faroe Islands, Scotland, Seattle, Washington, D.C., and Chicago. Her works are in the collections of the Smithsonian Institution, the United States Park Service, the Field Museum, the Illinois State Museum, Openlands Preservation Association, and Iceland’s Hafnarborg Institute of Art, among others. She has received a Fulbright Grant, American-Scandinavian Foundation Grants, Margaret Phillips Klimek Fellowship, Chicago Community Arts Assistance Program grant, an Illinois Arts Council Governor’s International Exchange Award and an Illinois Arts Council Special Projects Award. She has been awarded residencies at the Reykjavik Municipal Museum and the Gil-society in Iceland, the Faroe Islands Museum of Natural History, the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, the Vermont Studio Center, Catwalk, Yellowstone National Park, and the Ragdale Foundation. Petrides received her MFA from SAIC, where she is currently an Adjunct Associate Professor in the Painting & Drawing Department and the Visual Communications Department.

Carrie Gundersdorf

Carrie Gundersdorf is an artist based in Brooklyn, NY. She has had solo exhibitions at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Julius Caesar Gallery, Shane Campbell Gallery and the Gahlberg Gallery at the College of DuPage. Her work has been in group exhibitions at Mills College Art Museum, Museum of Contemporary Art, Loyola Museum of Art, Gallery 400, Kavi Gupta Gallery, 106 Greene, Regina Rex, La Box, and Marc Foxx. Her work has been discussed in Art Review, Artforum.com, Artnet, Art on Paper, Bad at Sports, Chicago Tribune, and Time Out Chicago. Gundersdorf was the recipient of the Artadia Award and the Bingham Fellowship from the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. She has a BA from Connecticut College and an MFA from SAIC.

Richard Hull

Richard Hull joined the Phyllis Kind Gallery before his graduation from the SAIC, where many of Chicago’s legendary Imagist painters showed in the late 1970’s, including Roger Brown, Jim Nutt, Ed Paschke, Christina Ramberg, and Karl Wirsum. He was known then for painting abstracted architectural interiors where towers, gabled roofs, and arched doorways combine with the geometric solids and intersecting planes to form a framework in which various figurative elements are situated. Hull calls his recent paintings and drawings “stolen portraits”. His crayon drawings, in particular, are portraits in the form of hairdos, each one expressing a distinct visual personality rather than a representation of a particular individual. His paintings, drawings and prints are in the collections of several museums including the Art Institute of Chicago; Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; the Smithsonian Museum. Washington D.C.; Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas; Museum of Fine Arts, Houston and the Smart Museum, Chicago. He has exhibited his work at the Art Institute of Chicago, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; Nelson-Atkins Museum, Kansas City; the Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Ridgefield, CT; Contemporary Art Center, Cincinnati, OH; Portland Art Museum OR; the Cleveland Institute of Art, Cleveland, OH; Herron Gallery of Art, Indianapolis, IN; Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, MI; Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art, Evanston, IL; and the Painting Center, New York, NY.

Molly Zuckerman-Hartung

Molly Zuckerman-Hartung was born in 1975 in Los Gatos, CA, grew up in Olympia, WA, received her MFA in 2007 from SAIC, and recently relocated to Shelton CT, where she lives and works. She is a member of the Painting faculty at Yale School of Art. She Her work is included in the collections of the Walker Art Center, the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, and the Booth School of Business at the University of Chicago. Recent exhibitions include Painter, Painter at the Walker Art Center, (Minneapolis, MN); The Program at ReMap4 (Athens, Greece); Michelle Grabner: I Work From Home at MOCA Cleveland (Cleveland, OH); Shakti at Brand New Gallery (Milan, Italy); and a solo exhibition, Chlorophyll Bluess at Diana Lowenstein (Miami, FL). Recent exhibitions include a 2016 solo show in Detroit's Michael Jon and Alan Gallery, the 2014 Whitney Biennial and Violet Fogs Azure Snot at Corbett vs. Dempsey (Chicago, IL). She wrote (the 95 theses on painting) in 2010.

Valerie Hegarty

Valerie Hegarty is a visual artist based in Brooklyn who creates paintings, sculptures, and installations that often address themes of memory, place and history. Hegarty’s solo exhibitions include Nicelle Beauchene, NY; Marlborough Gallery Chelsea; Locust Projects, Miami; Museum 52, London; the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago; and Guild & Greyshkul, NY, among others including a commission for a public sculpture on New York’s High Line and her more recent show of site-specific installations in The Brooklyn Museum’s period rooms. Hegarty has been awarded numerous grants through foundations such as the Pollock Krasner Foundation, The New York Foundation for the Arts, the Rema Hort Mann Foundation, the Tiffany Foundation, and Campari NY. Residencies include LMCC, Marie Walsh Sharpe, PS 122, MacDowell, Yaddo and Smack Mellon. Hegarty received an MFA from SAIC, a BFA from San Francisco’s Academy of Art College and a BA from Middlebury College, VT.

 

METALS/SCULPTURE

Tiff Massey

iff Massey is a mixed-media artist from Detroit, Michigan. She holds an MFA in metalsmithing from Cranbrook Academy of Art, and a BS in Biology from Eastern Michigan University. Her work, inspired by African standards of economic vitality, includes both large-scale and wearable sculptures. Massey counts the iconic material culture of 1980’s hip-hop as a major influence in her jewelry. She uses contemporary observances of class and race through the lens of an African diaspora, combined with material drawn from her experience in Detroit. She is a 2015 Kresge Visual Arts Fellowship awardee as well as a John S. and James L. Knight Foundation’s Knight Arts Challenge winner, and was recognized as a Michigan Chronicle 40 Under 40 award recipient. A staunch advocate for Detroit’s artist community, Massey has served on numerous panels including the Detroit Institute of Art’s Friends of Modern Contemporary Art Lecture series and has participated in several international residencies including Ideas City by The New Museum of New York and with the Volterra-Detroit Foundation. Her work has been widely exhibited in both national and international museums and galleries.

HAIR CLUB

HAIR CLUB is an interdisciplinary, research-based art collective whose work is centered around the multivalent topic of HAIR in our wider culture. Co-founded by Suzanne Gold, Kelly Lloyd, and Michal Lynn Shumate, HAIR CLUB is a platform for discussion, dialogue, research, exhibition, and production that has received recognition from the Shapiro Center for Collaborative Research and from the Propeller Fund, a joint endeavor of Threewalls and Gallery 400 in Chicago. Suzanne Gold (MFA in Writing with additional practice in Fiber & Material Studies, SAIC) currently lives, works, writes, and makes books in Baltimore, MD. She runs the publishing arm of HAIR CLUB. Her work and writing can be found in published anthologies, traveling to art book fairs, and in solo exhibitions. She has several book projects coming out in 2017 with HAIR CLUB and a solo endeavor from Partial Press. Kelly Lloyd (MFA Painting & Drawing, MA Visual & Critical Studies, SAIC) is a visual artist currently living and teaching in Baltimore, MD. She has exhibited work and performed lectures nationally with upcoming solo exhibits at Shane Campbell Gallery and Corner Gallery. Michal Lynn Shumate (MA Visual & Critical Studies, SAIC) is a writer and researcher who draws from a background in dressmaking, theater production, and collections management. Her work often takes the form of performative lectures and investigates contemporary fashion and the spaces in which it happens: fashion exhibitions and runway shows, and more recently, domestic spaces and closets in particular.

Mike Rossi

Born in Pontiac, MI, Mike Rossi is the principal of Rossi Metal Design based in Philadelphia, specializing in unique architectural works and sculpture. He received his MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art, and his BFA from Northern Michigan University. He has exhibited at the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, the National Ornamental Metals Museum in Memphis, and the Torpedo Factory in Alexandria, Virginia, in addition to several private galleries. He has taught at Penland School of Craft (NC), Bryn Athyn College (PA), Kalamazoo College, and Ox-Bow School of Art and Artists’ Residency. He has been a resident artist at Penland, Haystack Mountain School of Craft, and Ox-Bow.

Norman Teague

A Chicago based designer and educator who focuses on design projects and pedagogy that address the complexity of urbanism and the history of communities. Specializing in custom furniture delivering a personal touch for each client that adds unique aesthetic. Teague's past projects have included consumer products, fashion, public sculpture, performances, installations work, and specially designed retail spaces. He works mainly with common, locally-sourced building materials and found objects, working with local fabricators to create objects and spaces that explore simplicity, honesty and cleverness. In 2012, Teague worked with Theaster Gates on 12 Ballads for Huguenot House dOCUMENTA (13) in Kassel, Germany, which enabled material transfer from a south side neighborhood to an abandoned building in Kassel. Additionally, he has served as lead craftsman and co-founder of the Design Apprenticeship Program at the University of Chicago's Arts Incubator and his partnered with Leaders1354, The Silver Room, The Exchange Cafe, Redmoon Theater and The Art Institute of Chicago. Teague holds a BA from Columbia College Chicago, and an MFA in Designed Objects from SAIC.

Heather Mekkelson

Heather Mekkelson is a multidisciplinary artist working primarily in sculpture and installation. Born in New York and raised in dozens of East Coast, Mid-Atlantic, and Midwestern locations, she is currently based in Chicago. Mekkelson earned her MFA at the University of Illinois at Chicago and her BFA from SAIC. She has had several solo exhibitions in Chicago galleries, most recently at 65GRAND in 2014. Her work has been exhibited in group shows in galleries and institutions nationally and has been featured in Art Journal, Art21 Magazine, Artforum.com, Artnet, Flavorpill, Hyperallergic, Newcity, Time Out Chicago, and others. She has been the recipient of several fellowships and grants including the 2012 Artadia Award. Mekkelson is represented by 65GRAND.

Norwood Viviano

Norwood Viviano’s work from his installation Cities: Departure & Deviation was shown at the 2014 Architecture Biennale in Venice. In 2015, his work was the subject of a solo museum exhibition at the Grand Rapids Art Museum and included in the MFA Boston exhibition Crafted: Object in Flux. In 2016, his work is the subject of a solo museum exhibit at the Chrysler Museum of Art and will be included in the Smithsonian American Art Museum’s Renwick Gallery exhibition Visions and Revisions: Renwick Invitational. Norwood received a BFA from Alfred University and an MFA in Sculpture from the Cranbrook Academy of Art. His pieces are held in the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; Speed Art Museum, Louisville, KY, deYoung Museum, San Francisco, CA, Museum of Decorative Arts, Prague; John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, WI; and the Museum of Glass, Tacoma, WA, as well as in private collections. Norwood is currently an Associate Professor and Sculpture Program Coordinator at Grand Valley State University

Daniel Matheson

Daniel Matheson, Foundry Manager The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (2006) Instructional Foundry Technician, Sculpture (1999). BFA, 1995, Buffalo State College, Buffalo, NY. Exhibitions: Pirkkala Sculpture Park (Finland). Freeark Gallery (NY). Riverside Arts Center (IL). Grounds for Sculpture (NJ). The Burchfield-Penny Art Center (NY). Sedgwick Studios (IL). Casting Demonstrations: Portland Museum of Science and Industry (OR). St. Bonaventure (NY). Ashford Hollow Foundation ( NY). Morten Arboretum (IL). Visiting Artist: Grand Valley State University (MI). Indianapolis Art Center (IN).

 

PERFORMANCE /SCULPTURE

Danny Giles

Danny Giles combines a range of mediums and tactics to give form to political and metaphysical positions. His practice attempts to represent performative states of dispossession and to redress oppressive and exploitative systems. Giles received his BFA from SAIC and his MFA from Northwestern University. Giles attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture and has held residencies at Mana Contemporary, High Concept Laboratories, Illinois State University and Sector 2337. Recent exhibitions include LYRIC at Andrew Rafacz Gallery, Chicago and Vicinity at Shane Campbell Gallery, and Remembrancer at Sector 2337.

 

ART HISTORY

Judith Rodenbeck

Judith Rodenbeck is an art historian and critic specializing in art and intermedia of the 1950s and 1960s; current research examines the multi-media work of key women artists in the 1960s and 1970s. Her book, Radical Prototypes: Allan Kaprow and the Invention of Happenings, was published by MIT Press in 2011. She is an Associate Professor in the Department of Media & Cultural Studies at the University of California in Riverside.
 

FIBERS

Andrea Peterson

Andrea Peterson lives and creates work in northwest Indiana at Hook Pottery Paper, a studio and gallery co-owned with her husband. She combines paper arts, printmaking and book arts to make works that address human relationship to the environment. She teaches and lectures internationally including the 2015 Guild of Book Workers Standards Seminar, Kalamazoo Center for the Book, San Francisco Center for the Book, SAIC, Morgan Conservatory, Watermark Museum and Brauer Museum at Valparaiso University. She is a recent recipient of the 2016/17 Indiana Arts Council Grant.

Aimee Lee

Aimee Lee is an artist, papermaker, writer, and the leading hanji researcher and practitioner in

the United States. She earned her BA from Oberlin College and her MFA from Columbia College Chicago). Her Fulbright research on Korean paper led to her award-winning book, Hanji Unfurled, and the first US hanji studio in Cleveland. She has taught and lectured at the American Museum of Natural History, Asian Art Museum, Cleveland Museum of Art, Denver Art Museum, Metropolitan Museum of Art Paper Conservation Department, Oberlin College, Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Mills College, University of the Arts, University of Iowa Center for the Book, Center for Book Arts, Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, Peters Valley School of Craft, Penland School of Crafts, and North Bennett Street School. Her artist books reside in library collections that include the Joan Flasch Artists’ Books Collection, Indiana University, Museum of Modern Art, and Yale University.

 

BOOK STRUCTURES

Regin Igloria

Regin Igloria maintains a multidisciplinary studio practice in Chicago, IL, which revolves around teaching and serving as an arts administrator. He has taught for Marwen, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Illinois State University, Snow City Arts, Anderson Ranch Arts Center, Rhode Island School of Design, and other institutions. In 2010, he founded North Branch Projects, a community bookbinding project based in Albany Park, Chicago. His work has been exhibited and collected internationally, including the ANTI Contemporary Art Festival, Out of Site Performance Festival Chicago, Tiger Strikes Asteroid, The Franklin, Zg Gallery, and The Center for Book Arts NYC. He is a recipient of a 3Arts Teaching Artist Award, Propeller Grant, and an Americans for the Arts Fellowship. Residencies include Montello Foundation, Ucross, ACRE, The Wormfarm Institute, and Chicago Art Department. He received his MFA in Painting from Rhode Island School of Design and his BFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

 

PHOTO

Robert Clarke Davis

Robert Clarke Davis has served as an Associate Professor in Photography at SAIC since 1990. He earned his BA from Beloit College and an MA at the University of London, Goldsmiths' College, School of Art and Design. His work has exhibited at Cleveland Museum of Art; Milwaukee Art Museum; Wuk Kunsthalle, Vienna; and Magyar Fotogr'fiai M'zeum Kesckem't, Hungary. Publication: Pinhole Journal. His work is held in the collections of the Cleveland Museum of Art; Fine Arts Library, Indiana University, IN; Impressions Gallery, North Yorkshire; The Rooms Corporation of Newfoundland and Labrador. Awards include the Purchase Award, Impressions Gallery; Pouch Cove Foundation Visual Artists Residency Parks Canada/Art Gallery of Newfoundland and Labrador Art in the Park Residency, Gros Morne NL. He is represented by James Baird Gallery.

Jaclyn Monica Silverman

Jaclyn Monica Silverman, received her BFA from The Ohio State University and MFA from SAIC, focusing in photography. She has exhibited at Hopkins Hall Gallery and Corridor, Urban Arts Space, Shot Tower Gallery, Women’s Gallery in Youngstown, Ohio, Thomases Gallery, Sullivan Gallery in Chicago, Illinois, and The Dairy Center for the Arts in Boulder, Colorado. Her work is part of a collective photographic portfolio at The Joan Flasch Artists’ Book Collection (2016) and The Art Institute of Chicago (2016), and has curated an exhibition with The Joan Flasch Artists’ Book Collection. She is the recipient of the Denman Research Grant, The John Fergus Family Memorial Endowment for the Arts, Mary Martin Picarillo Award, and Women Artists of Youngstown, Ohio. Silverman, invited by Gina Osterloh, has lectured at Otterbein University (2013) Westerville, Ohio, and has been a Visiting Lecturer (2016-2017) at The Ohio State University in the department of photography.
 

VIDEO

Snow Yunxue Fu

Snow Yunxue Fu is an artist who lives and works in Chicago. Her artwork approaches the subject of the Sublime using topographical computer rendered animation installation. Fu teaches at SAIC in the Film, Video, New Media, and Animation and Continuing Studies Departments and in the Art Department at North Central College. She obtained her MFA from SAIC. Fu has exhibited her work nationally and internationally, including the Hong Kong Arts Center, ISEA2016 in Hong Kong, EXPO Chicago, Hongli Chen Art Museum, Ammerman Center for Arts and Technology in Connecticut, Digital Culture Center in Mexico City, Zhou B Art Center, Chicago Artist Coalition, Kunsthalle Detroit, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago Filmmakers, MoMA PopRally Screening, Gene Siskel Film Center, NURTUREart Gallery in Brooklyn, TEMP Art Space in New York, Gallery C Space in Beijing China, West Village Art Gallery in Chengdu China, SIMULTAN Festival in Romania, and 9:16 Film Festival in Australia.