Daria Dorosh uses a mixed-media language of sculpture, textiles, and digital photography to reflect on the social construct surrounding the body and how it manifests itself in art, feminism and technology. She is an artist, educator, and a researcher with SMARTlab, University College Dublin. In 2007 she completed her PhD thesis, Patterning: The Informatics of Art and Fashion, which posits two sets of binary patterns that link art, fashion, and digital culture. She taught fashion design at the Fashion Institute of Technology, NY, from 1969 -2014 and fine art at Parsons School of Design, NY, from 1976-1985. She is a co-founder and current artist member of A.I.R. Gallery, NY. (1972). Her work has been exhibited in 22 solo shows since that time. Ms. Dorosh lives and works in New York City and upstate NY.
Hasan Elahi is an interdisciplinary artist working with issues in surveillance, privacy, migration, citizenship, technology, and the challenges of borders. An erroneous tip called into law enforcement authorities in 2002 subjected Elahi to an intensive investigation by the FBI and after undergoing months of interrogations, he was finally cleared of suspicions. After this harrowing experience, and years before the flood of images via smartphone, flickr and instagram began to inundate the web, Elahi conceived “Tracking Transience” and opened just about every aspect of his life to the public.
Laurie Frick is a data artist exploring the bumpy future of data captured about us. This is the decade when humans shift from mysterious beings - to big data algorithms, where everything about us will be known. Rather than worry, Frick envisions a time when personal data is a unique glimpse into our hidden personality. Patterns of behavior will become patterned artworks and the mass of data will predict our lives. Using her background in high-technology Frick creates physical works and large scale installations that imagine this completely wired ‘data-selfie’ future. Her insights on consuming data are recently featured on NPR, Atlantic, Wired Magazine; and has been invited to talk at Google, Stanford and TEDx. In 2018 she built permanent data art installations at Facebook, CapitalOne, Texas A&M and Michigan State University.
Sandy Gellis is an artist who lives and works in New York City. Her fascination with the world as she knows it began when she was a child living in the Bronx. The rooftop was her observatory where the seeds (origins) for exploring rainfall, clouds, rivers, and all things were planted. She has received numerous grants and fellowships including: three National Endowment for the Arts Grants, and a New York Foundation for the Arts Grant. She is a participant in the environmental study group: “The Human Place in the Natural World” and has held residencies at the Sitka Center for Environmental Art, Oregon; the NY Experimental Glass Workshop, NY; and The Printmaking Workshop, NY. Her work is included in the collections of: The Whitney Museum of American Art, NY; The Brooklyn Museum, NY; The National Museum of Natural History, Washington D.C.; Library of Congress, Washington D.C.; The New York Public Library, NY; JP Morgan Chase, NY; The Fogg Museum Art Gallery and Houghton Library, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA. Publications include: “Earth-Mapping, Artists Reshaping Landscape,” Edward S. Casey; “The Contemporary Print from Pre-Pop to Postmodern,” Susan Tallman; “Projects and Portfolios, 25th National Print Biennial,” The Brooklyn Museum of Art, NY; “Lines of Vision: Drawings by Contemporary Women,” C.W. Post University, NY; “Divan-E-Shams, Jalaluddin Mohammad Rumi,” Vincent Fitzgerald & Co.
Beatrice Glow is currently a 2018-19 Smithsonian Artist Research Fellow, 2018-19 Smack Mellon Studio Program Artist and recently, a 2017-18 American Arts Incubator lead artist amplifying Indigenous and Afro-Ecuadorian voices. Her 2016-17 Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU residency led to public art and virtual and augmented reality works in allyship with Indigenous environmental stewardship. She has been named a Honolulu Biennial 2017 artist, Wave Hill Van Lier Visual Art Fellow, Joan Mitchell Foundation Emerging Artist Finalist, Hemispheric Institute Council Member, Franklin Furnace Fund grantee and US Fulbright Scholar.
Solo exhibitions include “Beatrice Glow: Spice Routes/Roots,” at the Duke House with NYU Institute of Fine Arts (2017); “Aromérica Parfumeur” with Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes de Chile; “Lenapeway” and “The Wayfinding Project” at New York University; “Rhunhattan” at Wave Hill; and “Floating Library” — a pop-up, mobile device-free public space aboard the historic Lilac Museum Steamship that attracted 4,000+ visitors — on the Hudson River.
Geof Huth is an artist who works with words in their material form. He is known for the diversity of his artistic production, in terms of formats and media. He creates sculptures covered with textual fragments, paintings of words, handdrawn and computer-generated visual poems, one-word poems, bookworks, and drawings that approximate written language. His art interrogates how language functions and misfunctions, both visually and semantically. His latest book is 31 Pwoermds for 30 Years, an accounting of his practice of writing of one-word poems over more than half his life.
Noah Kalina is a photographer living and working in New York. His work which deals with time and space has been exhibited in numerous galleries, private collections and museums around the world. His work has also been commissioned by numerous publications including Google, Disney, General Electric, Facebook and the New York Times Magazine.
Amelia Marzec is an American artist focused on rebuilding local communications infrastructure to prepare for an uncertain future. Her work has been exhibited at SIGGRAPH, MIT, ISEA (Canada), LAPSody (Finland), ONCE Foundation Contemporary Art Biennial (Spain), NODE Forum for Digital Arts Biennial (Germany), and is part of the Rhizome ArtBase. She has been a resident at Eyebeam, a resident at Harvestworks, a fellow at NYSCA/NYFA, the A.I.R. Gallery Emma Bee Bernstein Fellow, a Tow Fellow at Columbia University, a grantee of the Research Foundation of CUNY, and a nominee for the World Technology Awards for Art. Her work has been featured in Wired, Make, Hyperallergic, Neural Magazine, Metropolis Magazine, Creators, NPR, and the front page of Reddit. She holds an MFA in Design and Technology from Parsons School of Design, and a BFA from Mason Gross School of the Arts.
Jayanthi Moorthy an Interdisciplinary artist best known for her ephemeral drawings made with materials like sand, rice flour and spices. In her work she constantly moves between the handmade and the digital; traditional and contemporary; permanent and impermanent; art and design. This stems from her rich background growing up in the east (India) and living in the west (New York) and her multi-faceted design background where she has moved from being an interior designer to a 3D set designer followed by digital interaction designer to currently being a learning designer. As an artist-curator she curates shows that revolve around culture, woman’s art and design. Her 4-year curatorial project Art Fast won her a grant from New York State Council of Arts (in 2017) through LMCC’s Creative Engagement program. In 2016 she co-curated and produced a group show for A.I.R. Gallery (a woman’s artist-run-gallery in NY) at the Kochi-Muzris Biennale, India. She has had solos shows at Brown University (RI), A.I.R. Gallery (NY), OED Gallery (India), Jacques Marchais Museum of Tibetan Art (NY). She has been a fellow at NYFA’s Immigrant Artists Program (2016) and at A.I.R. Gallery (2014).
Gayil Nalls, reinvented sculpture over two decades ago when her world olfactory sculpture World Sensorium, formed out of conceptualism, rained down over Times Square at the millennium celebration. The medium she pioneered to create her art laid the groundwork for the genre now known as Olfactory Art. This original breakthrough was expanded with her creation of Inkblot_2, a “sculpture for the mouth” and many olfactory oriented works that followed. An artist, theorist, author, and educator, Gayil Nalls, PhD, pursues additional trans-disciplinary (art-science) work as an Adjunct Professor at University College Dublin, and as a contributing editor for Nautilus magazine and other publications. Nalls’ photographs and essay, “The Politics of Perfume Objects” was published in the book, For The Deeper Meaning: Fragrance as Medium in Art, Design and Communication (2016). Also published that year was “Coming to Our Senses” in the book Paradise Paradoxe. Nalls’ artworks have been exhibited internationally, and are in the permanent collections of many museums, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Ann Pachner lives and works in New York City. Ann’s practice of woodcarving spans the decades from the 1970’s to the present. In the decade of 2000’s she expanded her practice to include archival digital printing allowing a fuller expression of her engagement with movement and stillness. Her work has received recognition from the awarding of the National Endowment for the Arts and the New York Foundation for the Arts. Ann received a BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design.