Paul Pfeiffer

Paul Pfeiffer is an artist of international stature, currently serving as the Lamar Dodd Professorial Chair. A pioneer and exemplary practitioner working in the fields of installation, photography, and video, he is best known for digitally manipulated images of athletes and celebrities, which he uses as an occasion to plumb the depths of contemporary culture, assessing its racial, religious, and technological dimensions.

Zoe Strauss

Strauss, born in 1970, is a photographer and installation artist living and working in her hometown of Philadelphia. She began photography in 2000 and had recently completed “Under I-95,” a 10-year project that resulted in a photography installation of those photographed under a section of Interstate 95 in Philadelphia. Her work has been exhibited in the 2006 Whitney Biennial and the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

Kota Ezawa

Kota Ezawa's work takes the form of animated videos, light boxes, slide projections, and prints.  He recreates iconic moments from the media, popular culture, and the history of photography by interpreting photographic images into drawings. Removing much of the visual information found in the source material, Ezawa's images become less real and more symbolic. His recent solo exhibitions include Offsite: Kota Ezawaat Vancouver Art Gallery in Vancouver, Canada, and The Curse of Dimensionality at Haines Gallery in San Francisco.

Lola Brooks

Lola Brooks began her arts education at Pratt Institute and then went on to study with Jamie Bennett and Myra Mimlitsch-Gray at SUNY New Paltz. In 1996 Lola was included in the Talente exhibition in Munich and since then has participated in many gallery and museum shows around the country including Sparkle then Fade at the Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma, Washington. Lola's use of stainless steel drives the conceptual content of the work and her underlying interest in material hierarchies.

Kristen Morgin

Kristen L. Morgin earned a BA degree from California State University in Hayward and an MFA degree from New York state's Alfred University. A native of Georgia, Kristen now works as an independent artist in Gardena, California.  Previously she held positions as diverse as a gallery docent, a children’s playhouse set painter, a secretary in an auto glass shop, and a tenured professor of art.  Morgin has had solo shows at Marc Selwyn Fine Art, Los Angeles and Viento y Agua Gallery, Long Beach.

David Humphrey

David Humphrey has received numerous awards for his paintings, drawings, installations and prints. These include a John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship, two National Endowment for the Arts Fellowships, and two New York Council for the Arts Grants. His work has been exhibited both nationally and internationally with over 30 solo exhibitions in Canada, London, New York, California and Pittsburgh, among others.

David Sandlin

Born in Ireland and raised amidst Protestant-Catholic strife in Belfast, David Sandlin has spent his career discussing America, for all her hypocrisy and charm. His family moved to the United States in 1972 and settled in Birmingham, Alabama, affording David the quintessential Southern American experience. Sandlin earned his BFA from the University of Alabama in 1979; he has lived and worked in New York for more than 25 years where his work has evolved from street art to bumper stickers to paintings and installations.

Nina Bovasso

Nina Bovasso lives and works in New York. Her art is included in the collections of The Whitney Museum of American Art, The New Museum of Contemporary Art, and Collectie KPN in the Netherlands, among others. She had recently had solo exhibitions at Aliceday in Brussels, Belgium, University Art Museum at SUNY Albany and Museum of Contemporary Art in Cleveland, Ohio and was showing new works on paper with Daniel Sturgis at The Apartment in Athens, Greece.

Luis Cruz Azaceta

I paint what I see around me, and I look with an accusing eye at what man has created...I am just a filter, a many-colored voice...I paint to kill La Muerte, and also to kill Cruelty, Injustice, Violence, Ignorance and Hypocrisy. —Luis Cruz Azaceta, from an interview with Friehelm Mennekes,1988

Willie Cole

Willie Cole (born 1955 in Newark, New Jersey) is a noted contemporary American sculptor, printer, and conceptual and visual artist. His work uses contexts of postmodern eclecticism, and combines references and appropriation from African and African-American imagery. He also has used Dada’s readymades and Surrealism’s transformed objects, as well as icons of American pop culture or African and Asian masks.


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