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PAUL MPAGI SEPUYA

PAUL MPAGI SEPUYA

Thursday, January 23, 2014
The work of Paul Mpagi Sepuya has been exhibited nationally and internationally in New York, Los Angeles, Basel, Sydney, Toronto, Paris, Berlin and Hamburg. His work has been featured and reviewed in The New Yorker, The New York Times, Interview, SLEEK, Capricious, V, HUNTER, Paper, and BUTT, among other publications. Awards include the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council's Workspace Residency (2009-2010) and Artist-in-Residence at the Center for Photography at Woodstock (2010), Artist-in-Residence at the Studio Museum in Harlem (2010-2011) and he was a 2013 artist-in-residence at Fire Island Artist Residency (FIAR). His most recent artist publication, STUDIO WORK, was published in 2012 and the related body of work has been exhibited at The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York City, The Center for Photography at Woodstock, NY, Franklin Art Works, Minneapolis, and Artspeak, Vancouver, and will continue to travel in 2014. Sepuya studied photography and imaging at New York University's Tisch School of the Arts. He lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. His work is currently on view in the exhibition "The Lightning Speed of the Present" at Boston University's 808 Gallery. 
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GIDEON BOK

GIDEON BOK

Thursday, January 30, 2014
Gideon Bok's oil paintings and large-scale temporary drawing installations are rooted in perception. He also makes occasional sound-art collaborations, photographs and etchings, among other things. He is represented by Alpha Gallery in Boston, and by Steven Harvey Fine Art Projects in New York. He has a show at the Barry Whistler Gallery in Dallas through Jan 11, and an upcoming solo show at SHFAP in New York. He is the recipient of a purchase award by the American Academy of Arts and Letters, a Guggenheim Fellowship and an ART award by the Berkshire Taconic Arts foundation. He has taught at the New York Studio School, Hampshire College, Yale Norfolk Program, among other places, and is currently teaching in the College of Fine Arts at Boston University.
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TANJA SOFTIC

TANJA SOFTIC

Thursday, January 30, 2014
Tanja Softić's prints, drawings, and paintings combine images of natural and man-made structures with drawings based on appropriated visual material: medical and botanical illustrations, maps and charts, manuscript illuminations, and comic art. Her work addresses concepts of cultural hybridity, chaos, and memory.
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SAGE SOHIER

SAGE SOHIER

Thursday, February 6, 2014
Sage Sohier ( B.A., Harvard University) has been photographing people in their environments for more than 30 years. She has had solo shows at Foley Gallery in New York, Carroll and Sons Gallery in Boston, The Museum of Contemporary Photography in Chicago, and Blue Sky Gallery in Portland, OR. Her work has been included in group shows at the Museum of Modern Art, NY, the International Center of Photography, the Art Institute of Chicago, and many other venues. Sohier's work is in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art, New York, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Cleveland Museum of Art, the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, the Portland Art Museum, and the Brooklyn Museum, to name a few. She has received fellowships from No Strings Foundation, John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts, and Massachusetts Artists Foundation.
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DANIEL BOZHKOV

DANIEL BOZHKOV

Tuesday, February 11, 2014
Daniel Bozhkov is a Brazilian born conceptualist known for his cross-disciplinary practice and his grand sense of the absurd. Claiming that he's "trying to gain perspective on that which is too big to comprehend", Bovhkov and a partner spent three weeks dragging a plywood plank through a field in central Maine, flattening the plants to create a crop sign in the precise image of Larry King. He then enrolled in flying lessons so that he could view his earthwork from on high. Boshkov, born in Bulgaria, educated in Europe and the US, has shown internationally in numerous Museums and Biennales. He is currently a professor at Hunter College in NYC.
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LYNNE SACHS

LYNNE SACHS

Wednesday, February 12, 2014
Lynne Sachs makes films, videos, installations and web projects that explore the intricate relationship between personal observations and broader historical experiences by weaving together poetry, collage, painting, politics and layered sound design. Since 1994, her five essay films have taken her to Vietnam, Bosnia, Israel and Germany — sites affected by international war–where she tries to work in the space between a community's collective memory and her own subjective perceptions. Strongly committed to a dialogue between cinematic theory and practice, Lynne searches for a rigorous play between image and sound, pushing the visual and aural textures in her work with each and every new project. In 2012, Lynne began a series of live film performances of "Your Day is My Night" which she then premiered in 2013 in the Documentary Fortnight at the Museum of Modern Art. Lynne teaches experimental film and video at New York University and The New School and lives in Brooklyn.
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TANYA MARS

TANYA MARS

Wednesday, February 12, 2014
Tanya Mars is a feminist performance and video artist who has been involved in the Canadian art scene since 1973. She has performed widely across Canada, as well as internationally.
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ENRIQUE CHAGOYA and KARA MARIA

ENRIQUE CHAGOYA and KARA MARIA

Wednesday, February 19, 2014
SMFA welcomes Mexican-born painter and printmaker Enrique Chagoya and contemporary American painter Kara Maria for a visiting artist lecture on February 19.
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LISI RASKIN

LISI RASKIN

Tuesday, February 25, 2014
Over the past ten years, Brooklyn based artist Lisi Raskin has explored her fear, cold-war tensions, and sites that rely on nuclear power in her works. She has produced large-scale installations that recreate bunkers and military bases via inconsequential materials and brightly colored wall paint. Raskin has shown internationally in the Singapore Biennial, at Kunsthaus Graz,and across the US including the Dia Art Foundation, PS1 and more. She received her MFA from Columbia University in 2003. She is a Professor of Sculpture at Tyler School of Art.
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DAWIT PETROS

DAWIT PETROS

Thursday, February 27, 2014
 The mixed media installations of Dawit L. Petros occupy a space between minimalist abstraction and biographical narrative. His works trace the index of a mobile subject engaging the formal and cultural complexities of particular sites and histories. Petros brings disparate locales and objects into close proximity to raise questions about place, location, and the cohabitation of diverse cultures and ideas in contemporary societies.
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MARY REID KELLEY + PATRICK KELLEY

MARY REID KELLEY + PATRICK KELLEY

Wednesday, March 5, 2014
Trained as a painter, Mary Reid Kelley (b. 1979, Greenville, South Carolina) is best known for her highly stylized black-and-white films. Costumes, sets and props are designed to appear as a sort of three-dimensional drawing, relying heavily on a stark black-and-white color palette. Reid Kelley earned her MFA from Yale University. She has exhibited in several major exhibitions and screenings include, Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston (2013), Tate Modern, London (2013); ZKM Museum of Contemporary Art, Karlsruhe, Germany (2010). Honors and awards include the Joseph H. Hazen Rome Prize from the American Academy in Rome, and the Rema Hort Mann Foundation Grant.
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CARRIE MOYER

CARRIE MOYER

Thursday, March 6, 2014
Carrie Moyer is a painter and writer who has been showing her work since the mid 1990s. "Carrie Moyer: Pirate Jenny," a survey of paintings and prints, is currently at the Columbus College of Art and Design and will travel to the Savannah College of Art and Design Museum in May. Grants and honors include a 2013 Guggenheim Fellowship in Painting, a Joan Mitchell Foundation Grant, Anonymous Was a Woman Award, and Creative Capital among others. She was one half of Dyke Action Machine!, an agitprop collaboration active in New York City between 1991-2008. Moyer's writing has appeared in Art in America, Brooklyn Rail, Artforum and Modern Painters and many other publications. She is an Associate Professor in the Art Department at Hunter College. She exhibits at CANADA Gallery in New York City.
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LAIDA LERTXUNDI

LAIDA LERTXUNDI

Wednesday, March 26, 2014
Laida Lertxundi (Bilbao, 1981) works in 16mm film making non-stories with non-actors that play with diegetic space and a particular sound and image syntax to create moments of downtime, of a time between events. She is interested in the histories of experimental film, the possibility of a feminine language and the blurring of art and life, landscapes and sounds.Her films, made with non-professional actors, evoke intimate spaces both external and internal and are filled with intricate arrangements of actions and sounds. Shot in and around Los Angeles, her films map a geography transformed by affective and subjective states. Lertxundi will present a program of her 16mm films, including The Room Called Heaven (2012), along with films by Jeanne Liotta, Beatrice Gibson and Peggy Ahwesh.
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MANJARI SHARMA

MANJARI SHARMA

Tuesday, April 1, 2014
"Darshan' is a Sanskrit word that means 'vision' or 'view' and is most commonly used in the context of Hindu worship. It can also be defined as an 'apparition' or a 'glimpse.' One may seek and receive the Darshan of a deity and upon sight that Darshan may invoke an immediate connection between that deity and the devotee. A Darshan can ultimately be described as an experience purposed on helping one focus and call out to his or her sense of spirituality.
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PHILIP TAAFFE

PHILIP TAAFFE

Thursday, April 3, 2014
Philip Taaffe was born in Elizabeth, New Jersey, and studied at the Cooper Union in New York. He has traveled widely in the Middle East, India, South America, and Morocco, where he collaborated with Mohammed Mrabet on the book Chocolate Creams and Dollars, translated by Paul Bowles (Inanout Press, New York: 1993). Taaffe lived and worked in Naples from 1988-91. He has been included in numerous museum exhibitions, including the Carnegie International, two Sydney Biennials, and three Whitney Biennials. In 1990 his work was the subject of an extensive critical study in Parkett no. 26 (Zurich & New York). His work is in numerous public collections, including the Museum of Modern Art, New York; the Philadelphia Museum of Art; the Whitney Museum of American Art; the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum; and the Reina Sofia, Madrid. Philip Taaffe presently works and lives in New York City, and West Cornwall, Connecticut.
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SCOTT McCARNEY

SCOTT McCARNEY

Thursday, April 10, 2014
Scott McCarney is an artist and educator based in Rochester, New York. His primary art practice has been been in book form for over thirty years and spans many media, from offset and digital editions to sculpture and site-specific installation. His work addresses the migration of primary sources of information from analogue to digital media, and specifically examines the role print continues to play in defining our personal and cultural identities. His works are widely distributed and can be found in the library collections of The Museum of Modern Art, New York; Victoria & Albert Museum, London and Yale University Arts of the Book collection, among others. His work is shown internationally (Sao Paulo, Brazil; Melbourne, Australia; Budapest, Hungary) as well as close to home (Hallwalls, Buffalo NY; Everson Museum, Syracuse NY; Memorial Art Gallery, Rochester NY). His teaching and lecturing itinerary is varied and eclectic, carrying the banner of artists books to Australia, New Zealand, Korea, Mexico, and South America. He currently teaches in the College of Imaging Arts and Sciences at Rochester Institute of Technology.
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JANE MARSCHING

JANE MARSCHING

Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Jane Marsching is a Boston based artist. Her inter-disciplinary practice includes sculpture, video installation, digital media, social outreach and performance events. She is a writer and a curator on the subjects of art and climate change and our ongoing impact on the environment. She has shown extensively at venues such as the DeCordova Sculpture Park and Allston Skirt Gallery and has also staged multiple performance events in public sites. She is currently a Professor and the 'Sustainability Fellow' at Mass College of Art.
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ZOE BELOFF

ZOE BELOFF

Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Zoe Beloff grew up in Edinburgh, Scotland. She received an MFA in Film at Columbia University in NYC. Her work has been featured in international exhibitions and screenings; venues include the Whitney Museum of American Art, Site Santa Fe, the MHKA museum in Antwerp, and the Pompidou Center in Paris. She has been working with the Christine Burgin Gallery on a number of artist projects that include books and prints.
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WILLIAM VILLALONGO

WILLIAM VILLALONGO

Thursday, April 17, 2014
William Villalongo was born 1975 in Hollywood, FL and raised in the town of Bridgeton, NJ. He received his BFA from The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science & Art and his MFA from Tyler School of Art at Temple University. Villalongo's work was first introduced to the public through the Studio Museum in Harlem in 2004 and PS1 MoMA's Greater NY 2005 exhibition. He is the recipient of a Louis Comfort Tiffany Award and a Joan Mitchell Foundation Grant. His work is included in several notable public collections including the Studio Museum In Harlem, El Museo Del Barrio, Princeton University Art Museum, The Weatherspoon Museum and The Whitney Museum of American Art. His work has been reviewed in The New Yorker, The New York Times and Art In America. He currently lives and works in Brooklyn, NY and is a Lecturer at the Yale University School of Art.
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