Invitational Group Exhibition
ABOUT THE ARTISTS
Hannah Adair is a printmaker and interdisciplinary artist living and working in Atlanta, GA. She received her BFA in Drawing, Painting, and Printmaking from Georgia State University in 2015, and her MFA in Printmaking from Savannah College of Art and Design in Atlanta in 2019. Her printmaking specialty is etching, though she loves to experiment and learn new processes. She is an instructor at Atlanta Printmakers Studio, and has taught at the John C. Campbell Folk School. She has exhibited at Swan Coach House Gallery, Poem 88, Robert C. Williams Museum of Papermaking, Hi-Lo Press, Kai Lin, whitespec, shedspace, and Dalton Gallery.
Ashley Benton is a mixed media artist living in Savanah, GA. She has been exhibiting her work for more than twenty years across the county and beyond. After graduating from the Savannah College of Art and Design she followed her love of big mountains, clear rivers and blue skies to Colorado . There she continued to make art, raise a son, teach art, open a yoga studio, ride horses and travel to juried art shows. In 2014, Ashley moved home to Georgia and began focusing on gallery representation and small shops and boutiques. Currently she is represented by the Wally Workman Gallery, Austin, TX and the Ivy Brown Gallery, NYC.
Ashley’s work is based on the emotional experience of living a life.She attempts to unveil the marvelous in the everyday, create a sense of wonder, engage her mind and open a dialogue with the viewer. The work is never an exact representation much like a writer of fiction. The work hovers in the in-between —Less than Reality More than a Dream…
Mitchell Biggio(b. 1991 Salem MA)is an artist living and working in Atlanta. He graduated with a BFA inSculpture from the Savannah College of Art and Design in 2015. His work has been exhibited in a number of galleries including a2023 solo show“Forms in Exchange” at Echo Contemporary Art in Guardian Studios and the 2021-2022 “Gathered” juried exhibition at MOCA GA. His studio practice focuses on creating architectural wood sculptures, abstract works on panel and furniture. Along with his own practice, Biggio works with other local artists in creating public and private large scale sculpture and installations.
Ashlynn Browning earned BA degrees in Studio Art and English from Meredith College in 2000 and her MFA in painting and printmaking from the University of NC at Greensboro in 2002. She has received grants and residency fellowships from the Joan Mitchell Foundation, United Arts Council, Vermont Studio Center, and Virginia Center for Creative Arts. Select exhibitions include the Weatherspoon Art Museum, Greensboro, NC, The North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh, NC, Whitespace, Atlanta, GA, CUE Foundation, New York, NY, and Hemphill Fine Arts, Washington, DC.
Browning’s work was featured in the 2009, 2015, and 2020 Southern Edition of the national publication, New American Paintings. She has been reviewed by The Brooklyn Rail, Burnaway, The Washington Post, Washington City Paper, and The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Her work is included in the newly released book Art of the State, featuring a selection of NC artists.
Browning is represented by Whitespace, Atlanta, GA, Hodges Taylor, Charlotte, NC and IdeelArt, London, UK. Her recent curatorial projects include a 2020 exhibition of contemporary painting entitled Front Burner: Highlights in Contemporary North Carolina Painting for the North Carolina Museum of Art in Raleigh, NC.
CC Calloway (b. 1993) is an artist, poet, and educator from Augusta, GA. She currently lives and works in Athens, Georgia. She received her MFA from University of Texas at Austin in 2020 and her BFA in Printmaking + Book Arts from the University of Georgia in 2017. CC has exhibited widely across the US and internationally, most notably at South by Southwest in Austin, TX, Material Art Fair in Mexico City, the Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia, Peckham Park in London, UK, Co-Lab Projects in Austin, TX, and Jonathan Hopson Gallery in Houston, TX. CC has written and self-published four books of poetry, including one book of photography entitled My Favorite Word is Nothing. CC is also an arts writer, formerly editor of Number Inc. Magazine and published in BURNAWAY Magazine. She has participated in residencies, including Stoveworks, the Ox-Bow School of Art Fellowship, Atlanta Printmakers Studio (EAR), and the Ossabaw Island Residency for Arts and Science. CC’s practice is interdisciplinary, ranging from traditional printmaking processes, textiles, sculpture and installation, to new media, sound, video, and web-based work.
Joe Camoosa (b. Asbury Park, NJ) lives and works in Atlanta, Georgia. He received an MFA in painting and drawing from the Lamar Dodd School of Art at the University of Georgia and graduated from Florida State University where he studied Mass Communication and Anthropology. Camoosa has exhibited in galleries in Atlanta, New York, Asheville, Nashville, and Richmond, and museums such as Museum of Contemporary Art Georgia, Atlanta Contemporary, The Hudgens Center for the Arts, The Georgia Museum of Art, and The Macon Museum of Arts and Sciences. His work is held in numerous corporate and private collections. He was a member of the Studio Artists Residency Program at Atlanta Contemporary and a 2016-2017 Hughley Artist Fellow. Camoosa teaches drawing and painting at the Ernest G. Welch School of Art & Design at Georgia State University.
Teresa Cole, Athens, GA native, is known for her installation print work created primarily in relief and serigraph, exhibits nationally and internationally. Her interest in appropriating varied cultural expressions has led to visiting artist engagements globally. Of note are her residencies at Hard Ground Printmakers, Cape Town, South Africa; Frans Masereel Graphics Center in Kasterlee, Belgium, Khoj Kolkata, West Bengal, India and a Tulane University George Lurcy Affiliated Fellowship at the American Academy in Rome, Italy. Her most recent public work was commissioned by the A.B. Freeman International School of Business at Tulane University in New Orleans, LA. Cole earned a BFA in Fiber Art from The Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD and received much of her early printmaking education as a working member of Peacock Printmakers in Aberdeen, Scotland. Her MFA in printmaking is from the Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. She currently is a professor in the Newcomb Art Department at Tulane University where she teaches printmaking.
William DePauw’s (b. Detroit, Michigan) creative practice is primarily dedicated to the medium of clay and the inquiries into abstract form. His work has been included in exhibitions at The Ogden Museum of Southern Art and the Contemporary Arts Center in New Orleans, The Schein-Joseph International Museum of Ceramic Art at Alfred University in Alfred, New York, and The New Bedford Art Museum in New Bedford, Massachusetts. He originally studied painting at Northern Michigan University where he received his BFA in 1996. He received his graduate degree from Tulane University in 2004 and joined the faculty of the Newcomb Art Department at Tulane University in 2006 where he teaches all levels of ceramics. He is also a founding member of Staple Goods artist collective in New Orleans.
Hamlett Dobbins, a native of Tennessee, spent most of his life in Memphis. He received his BFA from the University of Memphis and his MFA from the University of Iowa. Dobbins has taught at University of Mississippi, Memphis College of Art, University of Iowa, University of Memphis and at Rhodes College. He ran an alternative exhibition space called Material and worked as a curator at Delta Axis @ Marshall Arts as well as Clough-Hanson Gallery at Rhodes College. In 2000 he received a fellowships and residencies at the Vermont Studio Center, the Bemis Center for Contemporary Art. He has received grants from the Pollock Krasner Foundation, the Tennessee Arts Commission, and ArtsMemphis. He has shown his work throughout the region and nationally. In 2013 he was awarded the Rome Prize and spent eleven months as a fellow at the American Academy in Rome. He now teaches Foundation Studies at the University of Memphis, in Tennessee where he lives with his family.
Stephanie Dowda DeMer is photographer and experimental media artist. Her work excavates invisibility and creates space for reflection through phenomena, communion, and kinship. She was the inaugural Iowa Idea Fellow at The University of Iowa. She has taught photography at ASU and VCU. DeMer holds an MFA in Photo + Film from Virginia Commonwealth University. She is a Hambidge Fellow, Idea Capital grantee, and her work has been published in Dialogue, Bad at Sports, MuseA, ArtsATL, BurnAway, among others. She has shown at White Space Gallery-Atlanta, Grizzly Grizzly-Philadelphia, MART-Dublin and others. She is the Assistant Professor of Art, Photography/Video at Wesleyan College.
Craig Dongoski is a Full Professor at Georgia State University in Atlanta, Georgia USA. Dongoski’s has been exploring and articulating the mark in its most basic form (both graphically and aurally) for much of his career. The intention is that through varied interpretations of the marks that a contribution is made to the art historical dialogue within the origin of human expression. Professor Dongoski has performed and produced work each year on the island of Kefalonia, Greece since 2011. He also has a considerable body of work. Most recently a one-artist exhibition he presented The Primates NoteBook, employing his drawing-sound experiments and innovations in tandem with chimpanzees through the Language Research Center in Atlanta, Georgia. Dongoski was Invited Lecturer, Dolphinity: International Symposium on Dolphin Consciousness • Dolphin Embassy • Tenerife, Canary Islands. And in 2016 Invited Lecturer, CAIROTRONICA; International Symposium on Electronic Arts (in cooperation with The Planetary Collegium); Palace of the Arts • Cairo, Egypt. Most recently he was included in the Timeless Fragments Group Exhibition in Brindisi, Italy. And The Pulled Edition at Tong-In Gallery in Seoul, Korea. He was also selected to participate in the GATHERED Exhibition at The Museum of Contemporary Art-Georgia.
He was twice nominated for a Ford/Rockefeller Foundation Fellowship in New Media. Dongoski also has released CD’s on Hydra Head Records and Aucourant Records. In 2015 he directed an important improvisation collaboration with filmmaker Larry Clark resulting in a limited press LP entitled Drawing Through. He is represented by WhiteSpace Gallery in Atlanta, Georgia and James Gallery Pittsburgh, PA.
Didi Dunphy received an MFA from San Francisco Art Institute in the contemporary arts. She has had exhibits in major venues such as the Atlanta Contemporary, COCA, St. Louis, Telfair Museum in Savannah, the Jacksonville Museum of Modern Art in Florida, the Armory Center for the Arts, Pasadena, CA. A number of features have been written about Ms. Dunphy as well as art and exhibition reviews in the LA Times, SF Chronicle, Atlanta Journal Constitution, and others. Her design works have been placed in a number of collections and design publications such as Elle Décor, Paper, Interior Design, Vogue, as well as book publications including Downtown Chic by Rizzoli, Toy Design by Braun Publishing and Fun Rooms, Collins Design publishing. Her last solo show was reviewed by burnaway and artsATL.
Dunphy is a former Visiting Scholar at the Dodd School, UGA, works in the curatorial field across the Southeast and has been the Program Supervisor at the Lyndon House Arts Center in Athens, for the past 9 years. Her curated exhibition Picture This: Highlighting Contemporary Art in GA is traveling throughout the state till 2024.
Dunphy received the GA Governors award for Arts & Humanities. Ms. Dunphy is represented by Whitespace Gallery in Atlanta with an upcoming exhibition in 2024.
Sarah Emerson is an artist based in Atlanta, Georgia. Her paintings and installations present viewers with highly stylized versions of nature that combine geometric patterns and mythic archetypes to examine contemporary landscape. Emerson graduated from the Atlanta College of Art in 1998 and she completed her Masters Degree at Goldsmiths College, London in 2000. She has exhibited her work in galleries throughout the United States, Canada, and Europe, including White Columns, New York, Cosmic Gallery (Cargnel Bugada), Paris, the Musee de la Civilisation, Quebec, Canada, Mirus Gallery, San Francisco, Ca., the Museum of Contemporary Art Jacksonville, Fl. and the High Museum in Atlanta, GA. Her work has been published in Noplaceness: Art in a Post Urban Landscape, Stickers Deluxe: From Punk Rock to Contemporary Art, and New American Paintings in 2012, 2007, and 2003. In 2014 she was awarded the 2015 MOCA GA Working Artist Project Grant selected by Siri Engberg, Senior Curator of Visual Arts at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis. Emerson was the 2014/15 Kirk Visiting Artist Fellow at Agnes Scott College in Decatur, GA. She currently teaches at Agnes Scott College, Decatur, GA.
Jane Foley has created sound sculptures for the Architecture Triennale in Lisbon, Portugal and La Friche Belle de Mai in Marseille, France with Zurich-based Sound Development City, as well as composed sounds that played in taxicabs throughout the 5th Marrakech Biennale in Morocco. In Atlanta, she has created public works for the High Museum, Dashboard, Flux Projects, Atlanta Contemporary, and the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta Airport, among others. Foley currently teaches sculpture and digital media at Emory University, after recently completing an MFA in interdisciplinary sculpture, video, and sound from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
Rachel K. Garceau is a studio artist living and working in the Atlanta, GA area, and has been recognized as a 2015 Emerging Artist by the National Council on Education for the CeramicArts and one of 2017’s Women to Watch by the Georgia Committee of the National Museum of Women in the Arts. She utilizes slip-cast porcelain forms to construct site-responsive installations. Her work is often born from a curiosity about an object or a place and a desire to come to a deeper understanding of it. Rachel received a BA in Fine Arts from Franklin PierceCollege in 2003 and went on to pursue her education through studio assistantships, workshops, and residencies.In 2013, Rachel completed the two-year Core Fellowship at Penland School ofCrafts (NC). She has received residencies at Vendsyssel Kunts museum (DK), Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts (TN), Haystack Mountain School of Crafts (ME), All Is Leaf (MA), and the Hambidge Center for Creative Arts and Sciences (GA). Her work has been shown atGreenHill Center for NC Art (NC), Lill street Gallery (IL), and the Museum of ContemporaryArt of Georgia (GA), and has been published inStudio Potter, Ceramics Monthly, andNCECAJournal, and also appears inCAST: Art and Objects Made Using Humanity’s Most Transformational Process.
Matt Haffner is a mixed-media artist whose gritty and aesthetically graphic artworks range from documentary style photography, to large-scale installations to diminutive works on paper. His urban and mythological themed works are made from combinations of humble materials including; wheat-pasted paper, cardboard, newsprint, salvaged street signs, rusted metal, and spray paint that pay homage to his roots as a street artist and to his interest in the city’s periphery. He often combines his drawings with video projections and photographs that explore ideas about multilayered vision and investigate the dynamic between the static and moving image.
Matt’s works are in a variety of public and private regional, national, and international collections. He has won countless awards and grants in support of his work, including a National Endowment for the Arts Project Award, MOCA Georgia’s prestigious Working Artist Award, and a Forward Arts Foundation Award. His works additionally, have been published in a variety of books, magazines, web pages, and periodicals. His work is represented primarily by whitespace gallery in Atlanta.
Mr. Haffner is based in Atlanta, Georgia and is an Associate Professor of Photography and Video at Kennesaw State University. He has his BFA in photography from the University of Akron and his MFA from the Tyler School at Temple University.
Mary Stuart Hall is a multi disciplinary artist living in Atlanta, GA. Graduating with a degree in Studio Art at Sewanee, The University of the South, Mary Stuart Hall then completed a Masters in Art Education from the University of Georgia, and an MFA in Studio Art at the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA). In 2016 she was an artist in residence at the ADAM Lab at Georgia Tech in collaboration with Eyedrum Gallery. In 2019 she was the MFAST Artist in Residence at the University of the Arts Bremen, Germany where she exhibited at Gallery Flut. Mary Stuart completed a residency at Volatile Parts with an installation and book titled, Hear and There. In 2021 she took her project Taking Place to Richmond, VA for 1708’s Gallery’s public art event, InLight. Most recently she completed a residency at ChaShaMa in upstate New York. Mary Stuart’s installation, As the Crow Flies, is on view at Hartsfield-Jackson Airport in Atlanta, Ga through 2023.
Dana Haugaard is an artist working with sound and sensation, investigating how our bodies remember the physicality of its history.Dana has been a resident in the Atlanta Contemporary’s Studio Artist Program and is a Hambidge Fellow. He has recently been shown at the AtlantaContemporary, Zuckerman Museum at Kennesaw State University, the Macon Museum of Arts andScience, and the Urban Institute of Contemporary Art in Grand Rapids Michigan and won the Forward Art Foundation’s2021 Edge Award. Dana received his MFA from the University of Iowa and currently teaches Visual Art at EmoryUniversity as part of the Department of Art History.
Chintia Kirana is a multidisciplinary artist born and raised in Jakarta, Indonesia. Her work is influenced by cultural, philosophical, and spiritual ideas encountered during her upbringing. Marked by dualities, she is influenced by both the East and West, as well as Buddhist and Christian traditions. Her interest in exploring the complexities of identity, memory, and the passage of time directly results from these influences. She embraces a multidisciplinary approach to her art practice, incorporating drawing, painting, installation, and video. Her work often incorporates materials collected over time, such as ashes, carbon build-up, and eggshells, that accumulate through ceremonial rituals, daily consumption, and collaboration with the local community. Kirana seeks to materialize life’s fleeting and impermanent nature by utilizing humble materials and focusing on process.
Kirana’s work has been featured in numerous solo, group, and juried exhibitions nationally and internationally. Her work has been displayed in venues such as the Whitney Museum of American Art, Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts, Wiregrass Museum of Art, Dhaka National Museum of Art, Sienna Art Academy, Zhou B Art Center, and ISE Cultural Foundation. Chintia holds a Master of Fine Arts in Painting & Drawing from Southern Illinois University, Carbondale.
Sonya Yong James (b. Knoxville, Tennessee) lives and works in Atlanta, Georgia. She received a BFA from Georgia State University where she focused on printmaking and sculpture. James has exhibited nationally and internationally for the past twenty years and has been the recipient of several grants including the Artadia grant in 2019 including being a nominee for the 2023 United States Artists Fellowship award. James has also received grants for residencies at the Atlanta Contemporary and Mass MOCA. She has an upcoming research residency in Mexico City for 2024.
Her work is held in numerous collections including Art in Embassies and has been exhibited in galleries and museums such as MOCA GA, The Minnesota Museum of American Art, UAB’s Abroms-Engels Institute for the Visual Arts, and the Ogden Museum of Art in New Orleans. Sonya Yong James is represented by Whitespace Gallery, Atlanta, GA.
Amy Landesberg is an Atlanta based artist and architect, and her work overlaps this boundary in content, complexity, and scope. Two extremes of scale have characterized it: One is the hyper-personal, intimate, and complicatedly feminine scale of, for example, Sprouts, the piece of linoleum flooring sprouting false eyelashes from the project Things Grow Hair; the other is the overtly public, civic and architectural scale of Autoplast, a 2-part installation for the San Diego Airport that explores our disposition to cars through a strategic re-figuration of some of their parts. Two giant walls co-designed by the artist host installations of hundreds of Hyundai Elantra taillights and thousands of generic side view mirrors composed to mimic natural behaviors. Though the work varies widely in form, at base is an exploration of nature as it is filtered through the economic and industrial systems in which it is ubiquitously enmeshed in the 21st century.
Landesberg has participated in the design of an unusually wide array of projects: galleries and art complexes; civic and educational buildings; rapid rail; historic preservation; residences; theater environments; retail spaces; etc. This diversity of experience has enabled an unusual ability for cross pollination of ideas and solutions. Landesberg approached architecture from a career in the arts with 20 solo exhibitions to her credit as well as numerous group shows in gallery and museum settings. Her efforts have been recognized with awards and grants in both art and architecture including Fellowships in painting and sculpture from the Southern Arts Federation, the Young Architects Award from the Architectural League of New York, several Merit Awards from the Georgia Chapter of the American Institute of Architects, an Honor Award from the Southern Atlantic Region of the American Institute of Architects, an Award of Excellence from the Atlanta Urban Design Commission, and a Year-In-Review award from the Americans for the Arts Public Art Program.
Landesberg studied art at Georgia State University and architecture at Yale. She has taught design in art and architecture schools throughout the US including Princeton, Columbia, Tulane and Georgia State. She was the Trott Distinguished Visiting Professor at Ohio State, and more recently the TVS Design Distinguished Studio Critic at the Georgia Tech College of Design.
Elizabeth Lide has had exhibitions at Whitespace, MOCA GA, Atlanta Contemporary, Sandler Hudson Gallery, The Arts Festival of Atlanta, La Mama, NYC, SECCA, NC, Atlanta Art Workers’ Coalition, Winthrop University, SC, The Upstairs, Tryon, Atlanta Women’s Art Collective, Baldwin-Wallace College, KY, and Window-on-Gaines, Tallahassee, The Mint Museum, Charlotte, ATHICA, High Museum of Art, The Swan Coach House, Carlos Museum, Emory University, A.I.R. Gallery, NYC, Atlanta College of Art, University of Maryland, Eyedrum, Carlsberg Glytotek Museum, Copenhagen, School of Art and Design Gallery at Georgia State University, The Upstairs in Tryon, Brenau College, and The Chautauqua Exhibition of American Art, Chautauqua, NY.
She was awarded residences at Moulin à Nef in France, MASS MoCA, MacDowell, VCCA, Hambidge, Tyrone Guthrie Centre, Ireland, and with University of Georgia School of Art in Italy. She is the recipient of a WAP Fellowship from MOCA GA, selected by Saisha M. Grayson, the Brooklyn Museum.
Her artists’ books are in collections at Museum of Modern Art, University of Damascus, University of North Carolina, Duke University, Emory University, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Virginia Commonwealth University, University of Iowa, The ACA Library at SCAD, Ruth and Marvin Sackner Collection, North Carolina Writers’ Network, and Minnesota Center for Book Arts. Her drawings are in collections at The High Museum, MOCA GA, the Microsoft Corporation, among others.
She has been a graphic and package designer for the industrial designer Raymond Loewy in NYC and design director of Art Papers magazine. She has taught at Georgia State University, Atlanta College of Art, Agnes Scott College, and The Paideia School. Elizabeth is a Master Gardener and has a BFA from Lamar Dodd School of Art at the University of Georgia and an MFA from Ernest G. Welch School of Art and Design at Georgia State University.
Tyrus Lytton (b.1978) is a native of Atlanta, Gerogia. Tyrus received a BFA in Painting as a Presidential Scholar from the University of Georgia and his MFA in Painting from the Savannah College of Art and Design. As a Vermont Studio Center Fellow, WonderRoot Walthall Fellow, and Hambidge Fellow his work has been exhibited internationally and is in presidential, corporate, and individual collections. Primarily a painter, Tyrus also utilizes photography, printmaking, sound, and video which are characterized by a unique combination of neo-surrealist abstraction with realism to investigate social bonds, the movement of information, and self-reflection. He maintains a playfulness and excitement that keeps artwork important as a transformative tool while developing it in a way that engages in a process of creative exploration and discovery bridging investigation and practice.
Eric Mack (b.1976, Charleston) creates mathematically based renderings with a distinct post-modern twist. Works are informed with super imposed grids, patterns, and portals. Layered surfaces are created with paint, found objects, natural fibers, and synthetic substrates that explore the systems of our visual world.
Solo exhibitions include Charting the Terrain at the California African American Museum in LA, Alpha Numerics at Channel to Channel in Nashville, and Impossible Architectures at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Recent group shows include “Abstract Mind” at The Czong Institute of Contemporary Art, South Korea; Small Works 2017 at Trestle Gallery, Brooklyn; Checkered History, Outpost Artist Resources, Brooklyn, N.Y., and “The Art of the Matter” at The Contemporary Museum of St. Louis. Group exhibitions include This Postman Collects, Clark Atlanta University Galleries, Atlanta; Hard Edged: Geometrical Abstraction and Beyond, California African American Museum, Los Angeles, California, and New Grounds at The International Institute for Art & Theory, Mangalia, Romania. Mack has exhibited at The Hartsfield- International Airport in Atlanta, Canvas Gallery in Malibu, Channel to Channel Gallery in Nashville and The Four Seasons Atlanta.
Commissions include Modera Luxury Apartments/Buckhead, R & S Records/Belgium, CBRE Headquarters/Atlanta, Teach for America: Atlanta Main Office, and Atlanta City Studio for the City of Atlanta Department of City Planning. Press publications include Atlanta Magazine, Voyage ATL, Guns & Gardens, Burnaway, Artforum, Brooklyn Rail, The Wall Street Journal Magazine, Blouin Art Info, The Los Angeles Times, KCRW, and LALA Magazine. Eric Mack is represented by Whitespace Gallery, Atlanta, GA.
Casey McGuire earned a BFA from Alfred University and an MFA in sculpture from theUniversity of Colorado, Boulder. The daughter of a taxidermist and decoy carver in ruralVermont. Her installations question the damaging human impact on the environment, and the politicization of natural landmarks in her multimedia installations. Her installations have been published in Sculpture Magazine, exhibited, at the UrbanInstitute of Contemporary Arts in Grand Rapids MI; 621 Gallery, Tallahassee FL;Terminal 136, San Antonio, TX; Staten Island Arts Center; The Zuckerman Museum, Kennesaw, GA, and Shed Space Installation Space, Atlanta,Ga. She has also been a resident at Hambidge Center for the Arts, and the Vermont Studio Center. Most recently McGuire is a studio resident artist at Atlanta Contemporary in Atlanta Georgia.
Vesna Pavlović (MFAVisual Arts Columbia University,2007). Professor of Art at VanderbiltUniversity in Nashville. In the 1990s, in Belgrade, Pavlovićworked closely with feminist pacifistgroupWomen in Black. She provided artistic witness to the disintegration of her nativeYugoslavia throughdocumentary work.Recipient of2021 Current Art Fund Grant,2020Smithsonian Artist Research Fellowship, Fulbright Scholar Award in 2018, George A. and ElizaGardner Howard Foundation grant in 2017,and Art Matters Foundation grant in 2012. Pavlović exhibited widely, including solo shows at Phillips Collection in Washington DC, FristArt Museumin Nashville, Museum of History of Yugoslavia in Belgrade, and Crocker ArtMuseum in Sacramento. She participated in a number of group shows, including the Untitled,12th Istanbul Biennial, 2011,Turkey; MAC–Metropolitan Arts Center,Belfast, NorthernIreland; Württembergischen Kunstverein, Düsseldorf, Germany; KUMU Art Museum,Tallinn,Estonia; Zachęta, National Gallery of Art,Warsaw, Poland; New Art Gallery Walsall,UK;Bucharest Biennale 5, Romania; Museum of Contemporary Photography,Chicago, USA;NGBK,Berlin, Germany;andPhotographers’ Gallery,London, UK.Recent publicationsincludeVesna Pavlović, Stagecraft(Vanderbilt University Press, 2021) andVesna Pavlović’s Lost Art: Photography, Display, and the Archive(Hanes Art Gallery, Wake Forest University, 2018).
Amy Pleasant received a BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (1994) and an MFA from the Tyler School of Art, Temple University (1999). Pleasant was awarded a John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship in 2018, the South Arts Prize for the State of Alabama (2018), Joan Mitchell Foundation Painters and Sculptors Award (2015), Mary Hambidge Distinguished Artist Award (2015), Cultural Alliance of Birmingham Individual Artist Fellowship (2008), and Alabama State Council on the Arts Individual Artist Fellowship (2019/2003).
She has held solo exhibitions at Laney Contemporary (Savannah, GA), Birmingham Museum of Art (Birmingham, Alabama), Tops Gallery (Memphis, TN), Hunter Museum of American Art (Chattanooga, TN), Brackett Creek Editions (NYC), Geary Contemporary (NYC/Millerton, NY), Institute 193 (Lexington, KY), Jeff Bailey Gallery (NYC/Hudson), whitespace gallery (Atlanta, GA), Augusta University (Columbus, GA), Indianapolis Museum of Contemporary Art (IN), Atlanta Contemporary (GA), Auburn University’s School of Liberal Arts (AL), Rhodes College (Memphis, TN), Candyland (Stockholm, Sweden), and the University of Alabama at Birmingham (AL) among others. Group exhibitions include Pamela Salisbury Gallery, (Hudson, NY), Brackett Creek Editions (Bozeman, MT), Zuckerman Museum of Art (Kennesaw, GA), Knoxville Museum of Art (Knoxville, TN), Hesse Flatow (NYC), SEPTEMBER (Hudson, NY), Mindy Solomon Gallery (Miami, FL), Tif Sigfrids (Athens, GA), Hemphill Fine Arts (Washington, D.C.), Adams and Ollman (Portland, OR), Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts (AL), Cuevas Tilleard Projects (NYC), The Dodd Galleries (Athens, GA), Weatherspoon Museum of Art (NC), Hunter Museum of American Art (Chattanooga, TN), Columbus Museum of Art (GA), National Museum of Women in the Arts (D.C.), The Mobile Museum of Art (AL), and the U.S. Embassy, Prague, Czech Republic.
Her work has been reviewed in publications such as World Sculpture News, Sculpture, The Brooklyn Rail, Art in America, Artforum, Art Papers, Bad at Sports and BURNAWAY. Her first monograph, The Messenger’s Mouth Was Heavy, was released in 2019, co-published by Institute 193 and Frank. Pleasant also co-founded the curatorial initiative The Fuel And Lumber Company with artist Pete Schulte in 2013.
Teresa Bramlette Reeves was born in Athens, Georgia and received a BFA in drawing and painting from the University of Georgia, a MFA from Virginia Commonwealth University, and a PhD in art history from the University of Georgia.
Prior to teaching at Georgia State University (2001-11), Teresa worked as the Curatorial Assistant at the following New York City institutions: The New Museum of Contemporary Art, the Guggenheim Museum, and Artists Space. She was formerly the Assistant to the Director of The New York Kunsthalle, the Gallery Director and Curator for the Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, and the Director of Curatorial Affairs at the Zuckerman Museum of Art. Teresa completed a Fulbright US Scholar residency in 2016/17, working with the Irish Museum of Modern Art in Dublin. As a part of the curatorial collective, Selvage, she recently organized A Most Favorable Soil for the Butler Gallery in Kilkenny, Ireland (November 2019- February 2020) and are currently working on Flow, a multi-venue exhibition, parade, and pool party event in Tuscaloosa in May 2022. Teresa is represented in Atlanta by Whitespace Gallery.
Seana Reilly’s work is directly influenced by her previous architectural career, as well as by an interest in both Eastern thought and the natural sciences. She works primarily in liquid graphite, but has recently expanded her materials to include ink. She has works in the permanent collection of the High Museum, in various corporate and public collections, and has appeared in publications including the International Drawing Annual and New American Paintings. She is represented by Whitespace Gallery in Atlanta, GA.
Shana Robbins is an artist, eco-activist, educator, plant medicine healer, and multi-species feminist based in Atlanta, Georgia. Through painting, ritualized movement, symbolic gestures, and immersive installations, she creates transformative experiences that challenge traditional notions of human exceptionalism and emphasize the interdependence of all living beings. Robbins has exhibited and performed internationally and has received fellowships and grants from the Andy Warhol Foundation, Vermont Studio Center, and Idea Capital. She was a finalist for the 2023 Gottlieb Foundation Grant. Robbins’s work has been featured in New York Times Magazine, ArtReview, and Art Papers and has been published in four books including Viriditas: An Anthology of Contemporary Women Artists, Magpie Magazine Publications, United Kingdom, 2014.
Micah & Whitney Stansell, husband and wife and frequent collaborators, live and work in College Park, GA. Their body of work ranges from fibers, sculpture, painting and drawing, to single and multi-channel film and video works, and installations. The Stansells’ work often explores ideas of family history, narrative traditions, and binary relationships that pull from contemporary issues influenced and informed by environment and location. Much of their interest in narrative stems from the rich Southern tradition of storytelling.
The Stansells’ work has been reviewed in numerous publications including Art in America, Moviemaker Magazine, FiberARTS Magazine, and the Atlanta Journal and Constitution. Exhibiting in galleries, museums, contemporary art centers, and film festivals, the Stansells’ work has been experienced in cities around the world including Beijing, Vienna, Miami, New York, Los Angeles, and Atlanta and can be found in the permanent collections of the Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia, Cornell University, and SCAD-Atlanta and Hong Kong. Their work has received several awards, most recently the 2013 Herradura Art Prize, Artadia Award, MOCA GA’s Working Artist Fellowship, a Special Jury Prize at the Atlanta Film Festival, Next Frame award for screenwriting, and the Forward Arts Foundation Grant among others.
Sergio Suárez (B.1995) is a Mexican-born, Atlanta-based visual artist and printmaker. He graduated the Ernest G. Welch School of Art and Design in 2021 with a B.F.A in Drawing Painting and Printmaking. His practice, prompted by an interest in translation, uses different traditions of making to construct a visual language concerned with syncretism, temporality, and the porosity between objects, images, and structures.
His work has been shown around Atlanta, in spaces like Whitespace Gallery, Day & Night Projects, THE END Project Space, ShowerHaus Gallery, the Consulate General of Mexico in Atlanta, Take it Easy Gallery, and the Atlanta Contemporary. Internationally his work has been included in several group exhibitions such as the Woolwich Contemporary Print Fair in London, the Haugesund Internasjonal Relief Festival in Norway, OPED Space in Tokyo, and the Ionian Arts Center in Greece; where he was an artist in residency in 2017 and 18.
His work is also included in the SGCI archives of the Zuckerman Museum. He lives and works in Atlanta Georgia where he is part of the Studio Artist Program at the Atlanta Contemporary. He has two cats.
Jered Sprecher is an artist who makes paintings, drawings, and installations that abstract the landscape to explore the precarious relationship between nature and technology. His work wrestles with the beauty and complexity of the environment and how we as humans interact with the world around us both directly and mediated through technology. He received his BA from Concordia University and his MFA from The University of Iowa. Sprecher has exhibited at The Drawing Center, Brooklyn Academy of Music, Irish Museum of Modern Art, Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art, Des Moines Art Center, Hunter Museum, Asheville Art Museum, and Espai d’art Contemporani de Castelló. He has had solo exhibitions at Jeff Bailey Gallery, New York; Gallery 16, San Francisco; Stephen Zevitas Gallery, Boston; Kinkead Contemporary, Los Angeles; and the Knoxville Museum of Art. He is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, a Bailey Opportunity Grant, and a Tennessee Arts Commission Individual Artist Fellowship. Sprecher has been awarded residencies at the Marie Walsh Sharpe Foundation, the Chinati Foundation, The American Academy in Rome, and the Irish Museum of Modern Art. He is a Professor in the School of Art at the University of Tennessee. He lives and works in Knoxville, Tennessee.
Ann Stewart is a visual artist who uses drawing, painting, printmaking, and sculpture to investigate the visualization of perception and spatial relationships. Stewart received her MFA from the University of Michigan and her BFA in Painting from Auburn University. She has shown her work at whitespace, International Print Center New York, Robert Henry Contemporary, Christie’s, Fay Gold Gallery, Mason Murer Fine Art, Museum of Contemporary Art Georgia, Callanwolde Fine Arts Center, and the Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art.
Alice Serres is a French born contemporary artist living in Atlanta, GA. Alice has a BFA in Fabric design from the University of Georgia. They have shown work in group exhibitions around the southeast including Whitespec, Swan Coach House, The Office Miami, Pamplemousse Gallery, Echo Contemporary. Alice’s art practice is informed by connecting with Mother Nature, landscape studies, vulnerability, breathwork and being Queer. Alice builds upon their artworks with softness, time, rest and a belief that they have powers they have yet to discover.
Tommy Taylor is the founder and principal artist at Senga Workshop. Tommy studied fine art as a boy at the Greenville Art Museum where he grew up in Greenville, South Carolina. Tommy graduated from the University of Georgia with a Drawing and Painting major.
Tommy paints murals nationwide and works on projects in night clubs, restaurants, retail stores and fine homes. Tommy resides in Atlanta and is represented by Whitespace Gallery in Atlanta, Georgia.
Constance Thalken is a visual artist working with photography, video and sound. Her practice is influenced by an interest in the natural world and how it intersects with the human experience. Thalken’s work has been exhibited both nationally and internationally and is in the permanent collections of the High Museum of Art, The Museum of Fine Arts in Houston, the Birmingham Museum of Art, the Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia, Yale University Library, The Bunnen Collection, and the Zuckerman Museum of Art along with private collections. Her work has been featured in the New York Times, Ain’t Bad Magazine, Muybridge’s Horse, NUMBER, The Photo Review, Art Papers, National Public Radio (NPR), BurnAway, Lens Culture, IMPRINTS Magazine, ArtsATL, and DeConform Magazine. Her work is included in the book publications Rich Community by Sapling Grove Press, TN, and On Death by +KGP, NYC.
Zipporah Camille Thompson (she.her.hers) is a ceramist, weaver, sculptor, and activist based in Atlanta, Georgia-land of the Muskogee. A native Carolinian, Thompson explores alchemical transformations through clay + textiles, examining marginalized bodies and eliciting social change through her work. Sculpted shapeshifters and hybrid landscapes investigate otherness.
She received her MFA from the University of Georgia and her BFA from the University of North Carolina Charlotte. Her work has been featured in numerous publications and shown in spaces, nationally and internationally. Zipporah Camille Thompson is a 2023 recipient of the Margie E. West Prize, a 2021 MOCA GA Working Artist Project Fellow, a 2020 Artadia Atlanta Awardee, a Watershed Zenobia Scholarship Award grantee, an NCECA Multicultural Fellow, and an Idea Capital Travel Grant recipient. Thompson is represented by Whitespace Gallery in Atlanta, GA. She is a history addict, roller-skater, and lover of unicorns, zombies, the moon, tarot and all things fantasy.
Aineki Traverso (b. 1991) is a painter living and working in Atlanta, GA. Their work uses the rhetoric of painting to echo the way memories, fantasies and identities are transformed, constructed, and intertwined.
Aineki graduated from Sarah Lawrence College in 2013 with a concentration in film theory and their work has been exhibited in spaces such as Whitespace Gallery (Atlanta, GA), Tiger Strikes Asteroid (Greenville, SC), and Swivel Gallery (Brooklyn, NY). Aineki has attended residencies at the Vermont Studio Center, the Hambidge Center for Creative Arts, and Volatile House. Aineki is set to attend a residency at the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts in 2024, where she was awarded a 50th Anniversary Fellowship. Aineki was recently named the recipient of the Edge Award from the Forward Arts Foundation and will be exhibiting at Swan Coach House Gallery in 2024.
Emily Weiner received a BA from Barnard College, Columbia University and an MFA in Fine Arts from the School of Visual Arts in NYC. She has exhibited work at Red Arrow Gallery in Nashville, TN; Andrea Festa Fine Art in Rome; Kunsthall Grenland in Porsgrunn, Norway; Entrée in Bergen, Norway; Wespace in Shanghai, China; Gerdarsafn Museum in Kopavogur, Iceland; and Soloway Gallery in Brooklyn, NY. She has been a Visiting Artist at the American Academy in Rome; Residency Co-Leader at Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts, Newcastle, Maine; Artist Teacher-Resident at The Cooper Union, New York, NY; and Artist-in-Residence at The Banff Centre, Canada.
Her work as artist and curator has received press in The New York Times, The New Yorker, The Wall Street Journal, Artforum, the BBC, ArtNews, Domus, and The Brooklyn Rail, among other platforms. She was a recipient of the 2021 Current Art Fund, via The Andy Warhol Foundation for Visual Arts & Tri-Star Arts, and the 2022 Hopper Prize. Weiner is adjunct faculty at Watkins College of Art in Nashville; and was previously Associate Adjunct Professor in Painting at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn and faculty in Visual and Critical Studies at The School of Visual Arts.
Charlie Watts is an artist, occupational therapist, and educator based inAtlanta, Georgia. Her work is deeply rooted in her connection with nature,and her art reflects her belief that we are all interconnected and entangled with the natural world. Charlie’s work has been exhibited in galleries and museums internationally, including Italy, Spain, England, and China, and her art has been displayed in institutions such as The High Museum, MOCA Cleveland, the Harn Museum, and deYoung Museum. Her work has also been featured in various publications such as Vogue,Photo works UK, andHarper’s Bazaar. One of her most notableworks, Resting for the Ancestors, a photographic mural created in collaboration with the Nap Ministry, was on display for two years at the Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport. Charlie Watts is represented by Whitespace Gallery, Atlanta, GA.
Harrison Wayne is an Atlanta-based artist. After receiving his Bachelor’s in chemistry from Georgia State University in Fall 2020, Harrison continued his work as an industrial research chemist at a local chemical manufacturing plant. Harrison has exhibited works in Atlanta at spaces including the Swan Coach House Gallery, the Ernest G. Welch School of Art and Design Gallery, and Echo Contemporary Art, and he has also exhibited his work in spaces around the country such as Fresh Eye Gallery, Art Fields, Waiting Room Art, and Heiress Gallery. Harrison is a cofounder and active organizer of Crit Club, a Georgia-based artist critique community, and he is an active studio assistant for many emerging artists around the city.
Adam Gabriel Winnie (b. Michigan, 1981) is an interdisciplinary artist and educator. Adam received a BFA from SCAD is 2012 and an MFA from Georgia State University in 2023. While drawing has notably become the core of his praxis, Adam’s creative process is informed by the expanded field of sensorial experience. Drawing, painting, photography, video, and sound are all fair game, each finding a niche to fill in his practice.
Adam has been exhibiting in solo and group exhibitions across the United States since 2003, including; Field Projects in New York, the Marietta-Cobb Museum of Art, The Sylvia White Gallery in Ventura, California; The Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art in New Paltz, New York; The Vendue in Charleston, South Carolina, and many others. His works are a part of the Art Collection at Mercedes-Benz Stadium, the Judge Realty Corporate Collection, The Savannah College of Art & Design Permanent Collection, and in the private collections of many others. Adam has received grants from; The Artists’ Fellowship, The Haven Foundation, and Change Incorporated. Adam has both founded nonprofits (Atomic Art Cooperative) and served on the board of others (ARC Savannah). Adam began teaching in Art & Art History Dept. of Auburn University this Fall. Winnie’s work will soon be featured in the upcoming edition of New American Paintings #166 South.
Adam Gabriel Winnie has called Georgia home since 2009, he lives and works in Decatur, GA