Sam Ashford — Brooklyn NY
Sam Ashford was raised by wolves. As a pup he was bitten by his brother. This was when he learned about violence and betrayal. Once he became a little older, he met another wolf that he cared for and they cared for him. This is when he learned about love and compassion.Ashford’s sculptural installations and performances reflect his drive to uncover new possibilities of being through acts of assembly and disassembly. They trace the presence and absences of his bodily experience in relation to a variety of materials and media. Often his works present two distinct autonomous parts, which in combination, outline an invisible third object: a conclusion, truth, or secret that would not have existed otherwise. He has exhibited both internationally and locally for the last six years, most recently with the exhibition Kara Walker Presents the Collosus of Rutgersin Brooklyn NY and is designing a new work this summer at Tamago in Berlin.
Nelleke Beltjens — Roermond Netherlands
Nelleke Beltjens is born in the Netherlands. She graduated from the Academy of Art in Tilburg the Netherlands and obtained an M.A in Sculpture from the Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, and an M.F.A in Art Studio from the University of California, Davis. She has shown her work at Museum Dhondt-Dhaenens, Deurle, Belgium, at BACC in Bangkok, Thailand and has had numerous solo shows and group shows in the US and in Europe. She has been awarded various residencies and twice the Basisstipendium (Art Grant Award) by BKVB Amsterdam, the Netherlands, and recently a grant from the Mondrian Fund in Amsterdam. At the moment in Rotterdam, the Netherlands.
Tracey Bullington — New Orleans LA
Tracey Bullington is an artist and educator proudly raised and currently based in New Orleans. Bullington makes prints and collages which she exhibits across the country and has completed residencies at Blue Mountain Center, Women’s Studio Workshop, and the Vermont Studio Center among others. Bullington also creates public art projects with young people in her community; her recent youth initiatives include a public mural in New Orleans and an oral storytelling project and artist book in collaboration with her students. Bullington holds a BFA from The School of the Museum of Fine Arts and a Master’s Degree in art education from Tufts University.
Liliana Dirks Goodman — New York NY
Liliana Dirks-Goodman is a New York based curator, designer and artist. Since 2009, she has co-organized AUNTS performance events with Laurie Berg. Her various projects have been shown at the New Museum, chashama, Danspace Project, Movement Research at the Judson Church, the Union Square Sweetgreen, among others. Most recently, she held the latest in her ongoing series of "Feminist Dinner Parties" to explore feminism's potential in art and design at New York Live Arts. She was a recent SHIFT resident at the Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts.
Adriana Gallo — Brooklyn NY
Adriana Gallo was born in Milan and raised between Italy and New England. She received her BFA from RISD in 2015 and now lives and works in Brooklyn. Her practice encompasses painting and sculpture with an emphasis on notions of routine and ritual, and the resulting artifacts. Her work explores the collision of inner and other-worldly references in vernacular architecture and objects. Her work has been exhibited at Ghost Gallery (NY), Mantle Art Space (TX), The Gallery Annex (NY), Danforth Museum of Art, and One Grand Gallery (OR). She has been awarded residencies with Pocoapoco (Mexico), Trestle (NY) and Crit (NY).
Thais Glazman — Hudson NY
Questions of memory, migration, family, gender and our relationships to land & place, are at the core of Thais Glazman’s artistic practice which grounds itself in various processes of approaching the making of an image. Glazman graduated from Bennington College with a concentration in Visual Arts Practice & Critical Theory. She was a Museum Fellow at The Bronx Museum of the Arts in 2015 and has participated in various group shows, currently exhibiting her work in a solo show at Monolight in Red Hook, NY. In 2018, Glazman was an artist in residence at Instar Lodge as well as at Athena Standards Residency in Greece.
Lynette Haggard — Framingham MA
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Ben Hoagland — South Bristol ME
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Jom Johnson — London UK — 2019 77ART Fellow
Now living and working in London following two years spent primarily in Japan, Tom Johnson works with combinations of pattern, colour, software, craft processes and machine tools to produce objects, installations and visualisations which develop these threads in combination. Resolving them with ornament, surface history and an online presence, they straddle the translation between digital and corporeal operation..
Tom has fabricated artwork and objects for other artists and tv props. His recent projects include a new of body of work relating to games, politics and repitition, collaborative work with Lewk Wilmshurst and a residency in Sardinia.
Blaykyi Kenyah — Accra Ghana / Princeton NJ — 2019 Grove Street Scholar
Blaykyi Kenyah is a visual artist from Accra, Ghana, where he lived until moving to the United States to earn a BA in Politics in 2019. His practice–– which is mainly centered around black and white analogue photography and sculpture–– seeks to critically engage with social structures and ‘what remains’, often employing philosophy and critical theory as a lens. His latest project, Secret Places, was a culmination of a photographic investigation of urbanity in one of Ghana’s small towns through temporal and geographic suspension and obscurity. Blay will be at the Chautauqua School of Art Residency this summer, and his latest show was at Princeton University’s Mathey College (2019).
Linglin Ku — Austin TX
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Lauren Peterson — Snowmass Village CO
Lauren Peterson is an interdisciplinary artist who focuseson the potential ontological ramifications of a consumption-based society. She was named a 2017/18 Emerging Artist and Project Grant recipient from the City of Atlanta. Past exhibitions include Off the Wall at Spartanburg Art Museum (SC), Message from the Sea at the GAIA Center in Athens, Greece, and Forget Me Not at Zuckerman Museum (GA). Her work is part of the permanent collection of the High Museum of ArtandGoya Contemporary. Peterson is currently the Studio Coordinator of Painting, Drawing, and Printmaking at Anderson Ranch (CO).
Unu Sohn — Hong Kong China — 2019 77ART Fellow
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Andy Wellington — New York NY
Andy Wellington is a New York City-based artist, working primarily in painting and other 2-D media. He graduated from Oberlin College in 2004, and Pratt Institute (MFA Fine Arts) in 2014. He has exhibited at the Barrett Art Center in Poughkeepsie, NY, and The Boiler and First Street Gallery in NYC.