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Yasmeen Abdallah — New York NY

Yasmeen Abdallah is an interdisciplinary teaching artist, curator, and professor, exploring socio-political issues within contemporary culture, and utilizing discarded/found objects, images and text as source material. Abdallah works with several non-profits and her art is in public, private, and traveling collections in the U.S. and abroad. Recent artist residencies include Open Source, Trestle Art Space, and Project Art. Abdallah has been an invited visiting artist, lecturer, and panelist at Parsons School for Design, Sarah Lawrence College, Civic Art Lab at Columbia University Teaching College, University of Massachusetts, Pratt Institute, El Barrio Art Space, and Fairleigh Dickinson University. Abdallah holds Bachelor’s degrees in Anthropology & Studio Art with honors, with a Minor in Women’s Studies from UMass Boston, and an MFA in Fine Arts with distinction from Pratt Institute.

 

L.A. Crawford — Baltimore MD — 2019 77ART Fellow

L.A. Crawford is a multidisciplinary artist currently based in Baltimore Maryland. Through their work they employ found objects, construction materials, and casts of architectonic forms to create an amalgamation of meaning and critic on contemporary culture’s perpetuation of suppression. L.A. Crawford received their B.F.A. from University North Carolina at Greensboro in painting (17) and M.F.A. from Maryland Institute College of Art, Mount Royal School of Art (19). They have participated in residencies at the Siena Art Institute, in Siena Italy and have recently returned from an internship in Denver Colorado working with the Museum of Outdoor Arts on the immersive art installation, Natura Obscura. 

 

Samantha Eckert — East Barre VT

Samantha Eckert was born in Glen Cove, NY and raised in Brownsville, VT. Eckert earned her MFA in Visual Art in 2015 from Vermont College of Fine Arts, Montpelier, VT. She holds a Bachelor’s degree from Vermont College of Norwich University, and a Certification in Museum Studies from The Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe, NM. She received a grant to attend Anderson Ranch Art Center in Snowmass, CO, attended residencies at the Vermont Studio Center, and was an artist in residence at The Studios at MASS MoCA. Whether through painting, sewing, or building things, her enduring interest is in the space between real and abstract, between her memories and the residual memories of her ancestors. By exploring these shadows a story emerges.

 

Krista LaBella — Brooklyn NY

Krista LaBella is a multi-media artist who embraces the voluptuous, fat, female body.She received her BFA from Hartford Art School in 2010 and her MFA from Pratt Institute in 2014. She has been interviewed on Art Uncovered with Kimberly Ruth and Headliner’s, Headlining Humans.  Krista’s work has been published in GRLSQUASHmagazine and Bustleawarded her with an Upstart Award in 2014, recognizing her as a noteworthy emerging female artist. Krista’s work has been shown in galleries and museums across the United States including the Attleboro Arts Museum (MA) and Site: Brooklyn (NY). In September 2018 Krista's first solo exhibition Fleshy Fruitopened at Random Access Gallery in Syracuse, NY. Krista has been an artist in residence at the Vermont Studio Center in Johnson, Vermont and a visiting artist at Syracuse University.

 

Xingze Li — Yan’an China

Brooklyn based visual artist Xingze Li’s work uses artificial and natural light effect together to provoke an experience of the phenomenal world. He has exhibited and curated both in China and America. Recent group exhibitions took place at AlterWork Studios, cfcp gallery, and Pfizer Building gallery space. First solo exhibition opens in 2019 at Dekalb Gallery (Brooklyn, NY). Curated shows including Small Root, and  F-1: Out Inside(Brooklyn, NY). Notable awards include the Graduate Student Engagement Fund, Cope NYC Residency, the James Seeman Scholarship and Pratt in Venice Scholarship. Li received his MFA in Painting and Drawing at Pratt Institute in 2019.

 

Lizzy Lunday — Brooklyn NY

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Brian Napier — Tulsa OK — 2019 77ART Fellow

Brian Napier(b. 1992, Tulsa, Oklahoma; lives and works in Brooklyn) is an MFA candidate studying sculpture and integrated practice at Pratt Institute. He has exhibited extensively in both solo and group exhibitions across Colorado, Minnesota, New York and California. Most recently, his work was exhibited in solo exhibitions My Heart's the Bitter Buffalo (2018) at New Gallery in Brooklyn, NY and Crooked Timber(2017) at Redline Contemporary in Denver Colorado; as well as in group show Yeah Maybe IX(2016) at Yeah Maybe Gallery in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Napier received his BFA in Visual Arts from the University of Denver in 2015.

 

Jason Rondinelli — Brooklyn NY

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Sarah Stefana Smith — Washington DC

Sarah Stefana Smith works predominately in photography, sculpture and installation. Her work has exhibited in spaces including DC Art Center (Washington D.C.), Arlington Art Center (Arlington), Borland Project Space (State College), Waller Gallery (Baltimore), Gallery CA (Baltimore) and David Spectrum (Toronto). Her artist residencies include the Merriweather District Residency, Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, Feminist Art Conference, Vermont Studio Center, and 40th Street Artist in Residence. Smith received her PhD from the University of Toronto (2016) and an MFA from Goddard College (2010). She is a Postdoctoral Fellow at American University where she teaches in the Critical Race, Gender and Cultural Studies Collaborative and in Studio Art. Get in touch www.sarahstefanasmith.com 

 

Weiyang Song — Guangzhou China

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Champneys Taylor — Washington DC

Champneys Taylor was born in Jacksonville, Florida in 1970 and lives in Washington, DC. Between 2005 and 2007 he regularly exhibited work at Cynthia Broan (New York City). His video work was screened at the Armand Hammer Auditorium in 2006 and ‘07 as part of the Washington Project for the Arts “Experimental Media” series. Taylor co-founded artists’ collective Decatur Blue (DC, 2000-2005). He worked at the Phillips Collection from 2000-2014. Taylor maintains a studio in the Columbia Heights neighborhood of Washington. 

 

Sarah Trad — Philadelphia PA

Sarah Trad is a video artist who explores the relationship between subjective and objective emotionality, navigating daily life and relationships while faced with mental illness and breaking down stereotypes of gender and narrative. Her work also highlights how mental illness and coming from marginalized backgrounds intersects with internal emotional worlds. The living embodiment of the correlation between chronic depression and binge-watching practices, her work appropriates and manipulates found footage from movies, music videos, and television. Trad’s work uses recognizable narrative structures to be viewed in and outside the academy of art, as well as comment on the individual’s relationship to pop culture.

 

Allie Wilkinson — Brooklyn NY

Allie Wilkinson was born and raised in New York City and received a B.A. in Visual Arts from Bowdoin College. Her translucent layered ink paintings explore the miraculous ways human bodies have learned to heal, adapt, and thrive. Her works have been exhibited across the United States, most recently at Pen + Brush Gallery, Rush Arts Gallery, and Corridor Gallery. Allie’s work as an artist, organizer, and curator has been featured in The Huffington Post, Vice, and Topic. Her ink paintings are held in private collections in the United States, France, Spain, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom. She currently lives and works in Brooklyn.

 

Mateo Serna-Zapata — Miami FL

Colombian-born, Miami-raised, Mateo Serna Zapata is a photo-based artist. His work explores conversations of the human anatomy and narrates them through contradictory juxtapositions that reveal dynamic perspectives and entice the viewer to question the self.  His work has been exhibited in MOCA, New World Gallery, Cisneros-Fontanals Art Foundation, Mindy Solomon Gallery, Swenson Gallery, and Coral Gables Museum. Mateo received his BFA from University of Florida through New World School of the Arts. He is currently doing a one-year residency at the Bakehouse Art Complex.