Avantika Bawa is an artist living in Portland, OR and New Delhi, India. She has an MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and a BFA from the Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, India. She has attended residencies at the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, MacDowell Colony, Djerassi Resident Artist Program, and Vermont Studio Center. She is represented by Gallery Maskara, Mumbai, and Saltworks Gallery, Atlanta. Bawa is Associate Professor of Fine Arts at Washington State University Vancouver, WA, on serves on the board of the Oregon Arts Commission.
Natasha Chaykowski is a Montreal-based writer and curator. She has organized numerous exhibitions, discursive programs and arts-based events. Chaykowski held a curatorial assistant position at Art Gallery of Ontario, co-curated the annual Emerging Artist Exhibition at InterAccess in Toronto with Nancy Webb and is the co-recipient of the 2014 Middlebrook Prize for Young Canadian Curators. Her writing has been published in Carbon Paper, the Art Gallery of York University, esse: arts + opinions, Canadian Art, Gallery 44, and the Journal of Curatorial Studies.
Craig Drennen is an artist based in Atlanta, GA. He is represented by Samsøn gallery in Boston and Saltworks in Atlanta. His most recent solo exhibition was at Ellen de Bruijne Projects in Amsterdam. His work has been reviewed in Artforum, Art in America, and The New York Times. He teaches drawing and painting at Georgia State University, served as dean of the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, and is on the board of Art Papers magazine. Since 2008 he has organized his studio practice around Shakespeare’s Timon of Athens.
Celina Jeffery is a curator, writer and associate professor of Art History and Theory at the University of Ottawa, Canada. Recent publications include The Artist as Curator, (Intellect, 2015). Her new project Ephemeral Coast, www.ephemeralcoast.com
Greg Minissale is an art historian with wide ranging interests in critical theory, psychology and postcolonial studies. He is author of Framing Consciousness in Art: Transcultural Perspectives (Rodopi: 2009) and (forthcoming), The Psychology of Contemporary Art (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2013). Greg is currently senior lecturer in contemporary art and theory at the University of Auckland.
Owen Mundy is an artist, designer, and programmer who investigates public space and its relationship to data. His artwork highlights inconspicuous trends and offers tools to make hackers out of everyday users. He has an MFA in Visual Art from the University of California, San Diego and is an Assistant Professor of Art at Florida State University.
Adrian Parr is a Professor in the School of Architecture and Interior Design and the Department of Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies at the University of Cincinnati, OH. She has published several books including Hijacking Sustainability (MIT Press, 2009), Deleuze and Memorial Culture (Edinburgh UP, 2008), The Deleuze Dictionary (Columbia UP, 2005), and with Michael Zaretsky, New Directions in Sustainable Design (Routledge, 2010).
Emily Igawa is a graduate of Washington State University Vancouver with a Bachelor of Arts in Digital Technology and Culture. She earned a Pacemaker from the Associate Collegiate Press for her design of the college’s student newspaper’s website. When not designing she can be found watching professional League of Legends video game players and volunteering with Big Brothers, Big Sisters of America.
Nicole Weinstock is a graduate of Occidental College in Los Angeles with a Bachelor of Arts in Art History and the Visual Arts with a Film Studies emphasis. Her cinematic interests center around gender and family ideologies in Spanish and Latin American cinema. When not on the hunt for contemporary foreign film screenings, she photographs impactful people, gleans urban fruit trees, and anchors the Tuesday evening news at KBOO Community Radio.
Alex Young is a research based artist, designer, writer, and curator based in Pittsburgh, PA. His work explores the motivating factors and end results — and the subsequent potential for disconnection between the two—in the construction of the built environment. His solo and collaborative works have been presented at numerous venues internationally including Conflux 2012 and Flux Factory in New York, NY; Kiasma Museum and Alkovi Galleria in Helsinki, Finland; ACC Galerie in Weimar, Germany; Stadtische Museen Zittau in Zittau, Germany; Spanien 19C in Aarhus, Denmark; SDAI in San Diego, CA; the Beyond/ In Western New York Biennial and Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center in Buffalo, NY amongst others.