Stephanie has lectured and exhibited at venues including the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah, Banff New Media Institute in Alberta, Canada, LABoral Art and Industrial Creation Center in Gijon, Spain, Trampoline Radiator Festival New Technology Art in Nottingham, England and ISEA 2004 and 2009 at the Kiasma Theater in Helsinki, Finland and Golden Thread Gallery in Belfast, Ireland. In 2009 she received a Creative Capital grant and has recently participated in artist residencies at Eyebeam and Harvestworks in New York City. She is Associate Professor of Visual Studies at University at Buffalo.
Katherin McInnis works in video, photography, and public practice. Her projects have recurrent themes of landscape, surveillance, and alternate histories, and exploit the blurred boundaries between still and moving images in digital media.
Her work has been shown in both festivals - New York Film Festival, Slamdance, San Francisco International Film Festival - as well as museums and galleries - the Pompidou Center, SF Museum of Modern Art, NGBK (Berlin).
Gisela Insuaste received her MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and her BA in Anthropology & Studio Art from Dartmouth College. She has participated in various exhibitions and projects in venues nationwide, including Aljira-the Center for Contemporary Art, Newark NJ; Queens Museum of Art, Queens, NY; Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago (MCA), IL; Chicago Cultural Center, IL; Krannert Art Museum-UIUC, Champaign, IL; and Gallery 400-UIC; Bucket Rider Gallery and Thomas McCormick Gallery, Chicago, IL. She is a recipient of several grants and awards, including a Richard Driehaus/Artadia Emerging Artist Award, an Illinois Arts Council artist grant, an Illinois Arts Council artist grant, and a MacDowell Colony Artist Fellowship. She was recently nominated for a Joan Mitchell Foundation Grant for Sculptors and Painters. Recent exhibitions include Satellite Gallery at the University of Texas, San Antonio, TX; Cuchifritos Gallery and ABC No Rio in New York, NY. She currently lives in Brooklyn, NY.
Deirdre McConnell examines the space between people. She is interested in the potential of language, surface, and scale to move, manipulate, and surprise. She has exhibited her work nationally and internationally. She holds an MFA from School of the Art Institute of Chicago and a BA from James Madison University, and pursued independent study at the Slade School in London. Deirdre McConnell fantasizes about you and trusts your singular imagination.
Christopher Rose was born in Washington DC in 1979. He received a BFA from Virginia Commonwealth University in 2001, and an MFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2003. His work has been exhibited in New York in exhibitions at PS 122 Gallery, Hudson Franklin, and 717 Gallery. He has exhibited abroad at Galeri Brissot & Linz in Paris and Schalter Project Room in Berlin. Rose has also exhibited his work across the United States, most recently in Portland, OR at Quality Pictures Contemporary Art, Buckham Gallery in Flint, MI, Penn State University in PA, and The Athens Institute of Contemporary Art in GA. He is a former Artist-in-Residence of the Chashama Studio Program. He was awarded an exhibition at PS 122 Gallery in 2008, and co-curated the exhibition "Future Yonder" at Hudson Franklin in 2007.
I would describe my work as being soft sculpture/found object installation with an affinity for abstraction and minimalism. I use forms that are similar to the images in a comic book. Reduced, simplified, and reconfigured to be idealized and sensational. I appreciate the transformative nature of materials, and how the combination of familiar objects can create abstract relationships. These relationships generate open-ended narratives, and ambiguous situations that are defined by the choice of materials. Central to the psychedelic experience, I use bright colors and familiar materials to recreate this subtle change in perception.
Born in Missoula, MT in 1976, I currently live in Brooklyn, NY. I received my MFA/MA from the University of Wisconsin at Madison in 2001, and taught at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago from 2001-07. I received a Chicago Community Arts Assistant Program Grant in 2006 and 2007. I have exhibited nationally and internationally at the Nakaochiai Gallery, Tokyo, Japan; Lothringer 14, Munich, Germany; White Columns, New York; Mixture Contemporary Gallery, Houston, TX; The Missoula Museum of the Arts, Missoula, MT; Gallery 400-UIC, and The Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago. I am also a founding member of the art-podcast www.badatsports.com.
Audra Wolowiec's multidisciplinary artwork mines themes of communication, voice, and modes of exchange. In recreating natural phenomena and trace effects, she explores the idea of a fading connection to create an elusive but shared experience. Her work has been shown at Art in General (New York), Pocket Utopia (Brooklyn), and the Museum of New Art (Detroit).
Her work is often collaborative in nature and includes the ongoing project Studio AND with artist and designer Niels Cosman. Together they have shown work at Flux Factory, Conflux Festival, and are featured in the recent Issue 38: Future of Thresholds Magazine, MIT Department of Architecture.