Cyrilla Mozenter:Multimedia Artist.
Cyrilla Mozenter’s installations, sculptures and drawings are constructed from felt, handmade paper and found objects. Select solo exhibitions include the Adam Baumgold Gallery (NY, 2010), the Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum (CT, 2005-06), the Dieu Donné Papermill (NY, 2002), and the Drawing Center (NY, 2000). Mozenter has been awarded the New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship and an Artist Grant from Artists Space. She has taught at The Cooper Union School of Art, Parson’s School of Design, and is currently teaching at Pratt Institute. cyrillamozenter.com
Win Knowlton: Sculptor.
Win Knowlton is a sculptor who lives and works in New York City. He received his BFA from Parsons School of Design and a degree in ornamental horticulture (from SUNY Farmingdale). He received the New York Foundation for the Arts Grant in 1999, and a Guggenheim Fellowship in 1991. Knowlton’s work has been shown in PS1 and recent exhibitions include solo shows in Paris, France and Vienna, Austria. Sculptures of Win Knowlton’s can be found in several public collections including Brooklyn Museum, MoMA (NY), National Gallery, Fogg Museum, Hirshhorn Museum, and the Whitney Museum. In his lecture he will present work done over the past 10-20 years with anecdotal information related to methods and thoughts. www.winknowlton.com
Jimmy Margulies: Cartoonist.
Jimmy Margulies is currently the nationally syndicated editorial cartoonist for The Record (NJ), and has worked for The Houston Post and Journal Newspapers of Maryland and Virginia prior. He has a BFA in graphic design from Carnegie Mellon University. Margulies’ cartoons appear in The New York Times, Washington Post, USA Today, Los Angeles Times, Time, Time.com, Newsweek, Business Week, among many others. He won the 2007, 2008, 2010 and 2011 Clarion Award for editorial cartoons from The Association for Women in Communications, as well as the 2005 Berryman Award for editorial cartoons from The National Press Foundation of Washington, DC. In the 2010 Berryman Award, he won Honorable Mention, and in 1993 won Second Prize in the Berryman. In 2003 and 2004, he placed third in the National Headliner Award. He received third place in the 2001 Ranan Lurie Political Cartoon Contest sponsored by the United Nations Foreign Correspondents Association. In 1996 he won both the National Headliner Award for editorial cartoons and The Fischetti Editorial Cartoon Competition.
Marc Leuthold: Clay Sculptor.
Marc Leuthold creates objects and mixed media installations that create a dialogue between cultures, history, and the senses. Leuthold has work in major museum collections including the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, the Brooklyn Museum, The Smithsonian Museum of American Art and the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston and Houston. Leuthold has been invited to create art in numerous locations throughout the world. Leuthold has taught art at Princeton University, Parsons School of Design in New York City and is currently Professor of Art at the State University of New York. Leuthold is an elected lifetime member of the International Academy of Ceramics since 1999, Geneva, Switzerland. marcleuthold.com/
Jane Kent: Printmaker.
Jane Kent makes prints, paintings, drawings and artists’ books. She is known most for her printmaking and collaborations at some of the nations leading fine art presses. Her work has most recently been shown at CG Boerner Gallery, NY, the Mississippi Museum of Art, Jackson, MS., the International Print Center of New York and in the exhibition “Lyrical Color”, Pocket Utopia Gallery, NY. She has also had solo exhibitions including Montclair Art Museum and Princeton University Graphic Arts Collection, as well as group shows at National Museum of Women in the Arts (Washington DC) and the Brooklyn Museum. www.efanyc.org/kent-jane/
Carol Salmanson: Light Sculpture / Installations.
Carol Salmanson creates large installations and unique objects with light as both medium and subject. Originally from Rhode Island, Salmanson is based in Brooklyn. She received a BS from Carnegie-Mellon University and an MBA from the University of Chicago. She subsequently attended the Arts Students League, the School of Visual Arts as a Public Art Resident, and the National Academy of Fine Arts as an Abbey Mural Workshop Fellow. Her work has been seen nationally and internationally; her most recent solo exhibition was held in 2012 at StorefrontBushwick, and her window installation Park Lights was seen in Manhattan in 2011. "Hercules Lite" is on view through January in Space Invaders, an exhibition of site-specific installations curated by Karin Bravin at Lehman College. Her next solo exhibition will be at the Visual Arts Center of New Jersey in 2013. Carol Salmanson will speak about her work with light and reflective materials. www.carolsalmanson.com
Pedro Barbeito:Painter / Digital Artist.
Pedro Barbeito lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. He received his MFA from the Yale School of Painting and Sculpture in 1996. Barbeito has exhibited his work internationally for the past fourteen years. Solo exhibition venues include Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Basilico Fine Arts and Lehmann Maupin Gallery in New York, Parra-Romero Gallery in Madrid, Charest-Weinberg Gallery in Miami, and Galerie Richard in Paris. He has participated in museum exhibits at the Rose Art Museum in Massachusetts; the Museum of Modern Art inArnhem, The Netherlands; The Palm Beach Institute of Contemporary Art in Florida; and the Museo Rufino Tamayo in Mexico City, among others. In his presentation Barbeito will discuss the various series of paintings he has been working on since 1996. www.pedrobarbeito.com
Rachel Youens: Painter / Critic.
Painter Rachel Youens’ will speak on the unabashedly naturalistic method of observation that undergirds her current series of panoramic paintings. Working with casually disordered yet carefully considered table-scapes overflowing with flowers and cloth, wood and metal fragments, breads and ceramics. Rachel Youens was a Guggenheim Fellow in painting (2008 –09), recipient of a Pollack Krasner grant (2005), and has exhibited at Sideshow Gallery and elsewhere. She also wrote for The Brooklyn Rail’s artscene section for several years. She currently teaches at the Parsons School of Design and at LaGuardia Community College. Youens also has exhibited in Holland, Turkey, and Spain. www.ryouens.com
Carlos Estevez: Multimedia Artist.
Carlos Estevez was born in Havana, Cuba and currently lives and works in Miami, FL. Over the past twenty years, Estevez has explored the relationship between man and the universe in his artwork. Through a wide range of mediums, he has set out to give a visual representation of many philosophical concepts. His work has been exhibited worldwide including Fine Art Museum, Havana, Cuba; Los Angeles; Center of Contemporary Art in New Orleans; Switzerland; Paris; Japan; Spain; and VI and VII Havana Biennale, Cuba. In 2009 he had his first mid-career retrospective at UB Galleries, Buffalo University, NY. Public and private collections consist of National Museum of Fine Arts in Cuba, The Bronx Museum, Museum of Fine Art in Boston, and Miami Art Museum. His presentation will deal with his latest project titled Memorabilia. “the pieces in the show reflect a certain shift in his work - including materials and techniques, such as drawing and painting with smoke. … these paintings are inspired by the medieval tapestries at the Musée de Cluny in Paris.” (source: www.cubanartnews.org/news/en/269-in-conversation-carlos-estevez)
Artist Website: www.carlosestevez.net
Anthony Giocolea: Photographer.
Anthony Goicolea obtained a BA in Art History and a BFA in Painting from the University of Georgia and received my MFA from Pratt. He was accepted into the “AIM” program at the Bronx Museum of Art and has been awarded the Joan Mitchell Foundation Fellowship, the 2005 BMW Photo Paris Award and the 2006 CINTAS Fellowship. Anthony Goicolea lives and works in New York and exhibits in the US and overseas. Goicolea’s work is in the collections of The Whitney Museum of Art, The Brooklyn Museum, MOMA, The Guggenheim, The Chicago Museum of Contemporary Photography, The Hirshhorn Museum, The North Carolina Museum of Art, The ASU Museum of Art, The Miami Art Museuem, The Helmond and the Groninger Museum in the Netherlands, The Herbert Johnson Museum of Art at Cornell University, El Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de Castilla in Leon, Spain, The Yale University Collection and 21C Museum in Kentucky. Twin Palms press has published three books of Goicolea’s work & a collection of videos. www.anthonygoicolea.com
Todd Bartel: Collage Artist & Curator.
Todd Bartel: The Histories of Landscape and Collage Are the Same Story
Todd Bartel is a painter, curator and gallery director at the Cambridge School of Weston. He received a BFA in painting from Rhode Island School Design and MFA in Painting from Carnegie Mellon University in 1993. Bartel was awarded a Connecticut Council on the Arts Fellowship Grant in 2000. Bartel has taught at Brown University, Manhattanville College and Carnegie Mellon University. Todd Bartel’s work and presentation investigates the interconnected histories of collage and landscape. His work has been exhibited nationally in venues that include Palo Alto Art Center (CA), Katonah Museum (NY), Brockton Art Museum (MA), Zieher Smith (New York), Mills Gallery (Boston, MA), Iona College (New Rochelle, NY). toddbartel.tumblr.com
Geoffrey Chadsey: Figurative Drawing.
Geoffrey Chadsey is a figure drawer who lives and works in New York City. Chadsey received his BA from Harvard University in Visual and Environmental Studies, and MFA in photography and drawing at California College of the Arts. He has had many shows around the country including solo shows at Jack Shainman Gallery in New York, James Harris Gallery in Seattle, Electric Works Gallery in San Francisco, and the Contemporary Museum in Honolulu. Twice he has been a fellow at the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, as well as recent NYFA and NEFA fellow. “Resolutely unglamorous, Chadsey's young men, no hunks, preen and pose, sometimes grotesquely transformed by superimpositions that seem to be materialized projections of their fantasies…. These drawings in water-soluble colored pencil on mylar are skillfully delineated, visually powerful, and, even these days, disturbing and provocative.” (DeWitt Chang of Huffington Post) geoffreychadsey.com
Angela Dufresne: Painter.
Angela Dufresne received a MFA from Tyler School of Art, PA and a BFA from Kansas City Art Institute, KS. She is a painter who does both landscapes and portraiture, as well as collages and video. Dufresne’s work has recently been exhibited at American Academy of Arts and Letters, NY; Ogunquit Museum of American Art, ME; Macalester College Art Gallery, MN; Wayne State University, MI; Sarah Lawrence College, NY; CRG Gallery, NY; and Monya Rowe Gallery, NY. Her work has also been the subject of a solo exhibition at The Hammer Museum, CA, and included in group exhibitions at The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, CT, P.S. 1 Contemporary Art Center, NY, and The Rose Art Museum of Brandeis University, MA. In 2010 Dufresne curated the group exhibition titled “FuckHeads: Portraiture for the Silicone Enlightenment” which was exhibited at Kinkead Contemporary, Los Angeles, CA and traveled to SCA Contemporary Art, Albuquerque. In 2012, she was a Core Critic at Yale University, New Haven, CT. Dufresne is currently an Assistant Professor at Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI. She lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. www.angeladufresne.com