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This list details the New York State non-profit organizations supported by NYSCA Electronic Media & Film and its regrant partnership with Wave Farm: the Media Arts Assistance Fund (MAAF). This page defaults to an alphabetical listing; to sort artists by County, select "By County" above. To search by keyword, or filter artists by a specific discipline, use the "Search" "Or Filter" windows to the left (above on mobile).
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James N. Kienitz Wilkins • Queens County
I’m a filmmaker and artist based in New York City. Taking an interdisciplinary approach to “moving image,” I’m interested in language and performance. Writing is central to my work, and I often blend monologue and original script writing with documentary sources. Since 2012, my films, videos, and multimedia projects have shown in international film festivals and exhibitions, including the Whitney Biennial, Berlinale, New York Film Festival, Locarno Film Festival, Tate Modern, MoMA PS1, and beyond. I currently teach at Eugene Lang College (The New School) as Assistant Professor of Screen Studies.
Karina Aguilera Skvirsky • New York County
Karina Aguilera Skvirsky lives in New York City and works between New York and Ecuador. She is a multidisciplinary artist whose practice began in photography and grew into video and performance. In 2019, she received a grant from Creative Capital to produce How to build a wall and other ruins, a project that includes a series of handcut collages, a multichannel video installation and live performances. The multichannel video will premier in the upcoming Cuenca Biennial XV (2021) curated by Blanca de la Torre in Cuenca, Ecuador. Recent solo exhibitions include: Sacred Geometry at Museo Amparo in Puebla, Mexico and Ponce + Robles Gallery in Madrid, Spain. Other important international exhibitions include her participation in Africamericanos at Centro de la imagen in CDMX (2019) and There is always a cup of sea for man to sail, the 29th São Paulo Biennial in Brazil (2010).
James Autery • Columbia County
James Autery is a freelance photographer and filmmaker based in New York. His current project is a study in stillness bound in a backdrop of motion with the use of video. His previous work had a focus in photojournalism and art photography. His subjects have included children with autism, train-hoppers, communities in the wake of Superstorm Sandy, a machinist in the Mojave Desert, and a Korean family living in Missouri. His work is focused on the universal inner strength of people, and in the still moments of fleeting life experiences that seem to branch out into their own unending existences.
Lily Baldwin • New York County
Director, Performer, Choreographer, Detective. I seek and create with the hopes of waking people up to new truths. My stories deliver visceral impressions through what is felt but doesn’t fit into words—where just like in dance, imagination and subtext are key. Platform agnostic, I’m a sucker for genre mashups and hybrid forms. Imagine a heady cocktail of David Lynch and Anne Carson, bespoke suits, neon cut-out one-pieces, sweat, esoterica, and the wabisabi shelfscape of my end-of-week fridge. I execute projects similarly to choreography— through disciplined trial and error. I collaborate with artists (keen on risk) and performers (trained, untrained, disabled, able-bodied, mature, green etc.) to cultivate loud and subtle virtuosity. Recent experiences living in and out of the disability world have taught me about the potent mechanisms of stillness and pain. I use stylized dreamscape to investigate outlying worlds, searching for common ground and signals of luminosity. Ultimately, I’m committed to using a language we all speak: body.
Bob Bellerue • Queens County
Bob Bellerue is a sound/video curator, electronic composer, experimental musician, and creative technician based in Brooklyn NY. Over the last 33 years he has been involved in presenting and creating a wide range of experimental and extreme sonic activities – noise art, experimental / abstract music, junk metal percussion ensembles, Balinese gamelan, sound scores for dance/ theater/ video/ performance art, and sound / video installations.
Zoe Beloff • New York County
Zoe Beloff is an artist and filmmaker. Her projects often involve a range of media including films, drawings and archival documents organized around a theme. They include proposals for new forms of community; “The Coney Island Amateur Psychoanalytic Society and its Circle 1926 – 1972” and “The Days of the Commune”, projects that explore relationships between labor, technology and mental states in “The Infernal Dream of Mutt and Jeff” and “Emotions go to Work” as well as the exploration of the origins of cinema from a feminist perspective in "Charming Augustine" and "Shadowland or Light from the Other Side".
She aims to make radical art that educates, entertains, and provokes discussion. Most importantly, as her work attests, she believes protest should be vibrant, humorous and colorful, a carnival of resistance to light the way in dark times.
Annie Berman • New York County
Annie Berman is a NYC based media artist. Named one of Independent Magazine’s 10 Filmmakers to Watch in 2016, her work has shown internationally including MoMA, Spring/Break Art Show, and the Rome Independent Film Festival where she was awarded Best Experimental Film. She holds an MFA from Hunter College.
Caitlin Berrigan • Kings County
Natalie Bookchin • Kings County
Natalie Bookchin is an artist whose work exposes social realities that lie beneath the surface of life lived under the glare and the shadow of the Internet. Her critically acclaimed artwork has been exhibited around the world including at MoMA, LACMA, PS1, Mass MOCA, the Walker Art Center, the Pompidou Centre, MOCA LA, the Whitney Museum, the Tate, the Kitchen, and Creative Time. She has received numerous grants and awards, including from Creative Capital, California Arts Council, the Guggenheim Foundation, the Durfee Foundation, the Rockefeller Foundation, California Community Foundation, the Daniel Langlois Foundation, a COLA Artist Fellowship, the Center for Cultural Innovation, the MacArthur Foundation, a NYSCA Individual Artist Fellowship, a NYFA Opportunity Grant, a NYSCA/MAAF award, among others.
Bookchin is Professor and Graduate Director in the Department of Art & Design at Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University. She lives in Brooklyn.
Peter Burr • Kings County
Peter Burr (b. 1980) is an artist from Brooklyn, NY. A master of computer animation with a gift for creating images and environments that hover on the boundary between abstraction and figuration, Burr has in recent years devoted himself to exploring the concept of an endlessly mutating labyrinth. His practice often engages with tools of the video game industry in the form of immersive cinematic artworks. These pieces have been presented internationally by various institutions including Documenta 14, Athens; MoMA PS1, New York; and The Barbican Centre, London.
Previously Burr worked under the alias Hooliganship and founded the video label Cartune Xprez through which he produced hundreds of live multimedia exhibitions and touring programs showcasing a multi-generational group of artists at the forefront of experimental animation. His practice has been recognized through grants and awards including a Guggenheim Fellowship (2018), a Creative Capital Grant (2016), and a Sundance New Frontier Fellowship (2016).
Blake Marques Carrington • Kings County
Blake Marques Carrington works within the spheres of the sound, visual and performing arts. He has had solo exhibitions at Contemporary Art Center New Orleans, Philadelphia Photo Arts Center, Central Utah Art Center, and VisArts, featuring a range of work from inkjet painting generated by sound to video installation using custom software systems. Parallel to his work in the visual arts context, he writes and performs original audiovisual compositions and releases full length albums. His debut album “Cathedral Scan” was released in 2011 by the LA-based Dragon’s Eye Recordings, and in 2012 Radio del Museo Reina Sofia in Madrid commissioned a follow-up. His latest work in the electronic/experimental music field has been developed under the moniker “Russian Ark Sakura”. Working collaboratively, he has created and performed concert visuals with Patti Smith and Soundwalk Collective, and co-founded a platform for contemporary video art projections in public spaces called Urban Video Project that featured the work of Trevor Paglen, Jill Magid, and Miranda Lichtenstein. He has received a Jerome Foundation Travel Study Grant and NYFA Fellowship in Electronic Arts. Blake was born in Indiana and currently lives and works in Brooklyn, where he teaches in the Digital Arts Department at Pratt Institute.
Todd Chandler • Kings County
Todd Chandler is a filmmaker, interdisciplinary artist, and educator. Over the past 10 years he has created expressionistic films about journeys and issue-driven documentaries. His first feature film, Flood Tide (2013), documents and reimagines a journey down the Hudson River on the Swimming Cities of Switchback Sea, a fleet of sculptural rafts dreamed up by the artist Swoon.
He often works collaboratively. He is the co-creator of Empire Drive-In and was a founding member of the Miss Rockaway Armada, and the band Dark Dark Dark.
His films and installations have been featured at the Hammer Museum, Mattress Factory, True/False, Torino Film Festival, Brooklyn Museum, Mass MoCA, Camden International Film Festival, 01SJ Biennial, and the San Diego Museum of Contemporary Art. His projects have been written about in Filmmaker Magazine, the Wall Street Journal, BBC, and New York Magazine. He has received fellowships and support from Creative Capital, Sundance Institute, New York Foundation for the Arts, Jerome Foundation, New York State Council for the Arts, Experimental Television Center, the Corporation of Yaddo, and the Wexner Center for the Arts.
He teaches in the Department of Film at Brooklyn College.
Mariangela Ciccarello • Kings County
Jon Cohrs • Ulster County
Jon Cohrs is a visual artist and audio engineer whose work uses public engagement, collaboration and site-specific explorations to address issues around healthcare, the environment and technology. As an audio engineer, he is the founder of Bear Call Mastering, a mastering and post-production sound studio based in Kingston, NY. His most recent project, BACK WATER, is a feature documentary film about the anthropocene, in which a group of people forge the New Jersey Meadowlands by canoe, exploring a strange landscape that tells the story of a civilization’s new frontier. His work has been shown at Ars Electronica, FutureEverything, 2010 Vancouver Olympics, The Total Museum Korea, Art in General, Eyebeam among others. He’s received grants from NYSCA, Media Arts Assistance Fund, Mellon Grant, Experimental Televisions Center, FEAST, Future Everything and fellowships from Eyebeam, NYFA, and the Banff Centre for the Arts, in addition to numerous residencies throughout the US and Europe. He is currently a lecturer of Media Art at SUNY Purchase College. Previously he has lectured at Parsons School for Design, Pratt Institute, NYU ITP, RPI, and Finish Academy of Fine Art (KUVA).
Mike Crane • Kings County
Mike Crane • Kings County
I am a Colombian-American artist who was raised between the US and South America during a period of social unrest. I grew up during the civil war in Bogotá, Colombia, where I first witnessed the effects of the American led free-trade agreements and the War on Drugs. I remember escaping the din of everyday life by attending theatrical screenings of poorly dubbed Hollywood movies. The heightened contrast between the simulated fantasies inside the theater and the real violence outside only fueled my suspicion towards the American culture industry and the social codes it reinforced. This eventually led me to the Afro-Latino film movement known as Third Cinema. Founded in the late sixties as an alternative to commercial cinema from the “First World”, Third Cinema uses hybrid docudrama-styles, reenactments, and narration to rewrite the political, economic, and cultural conditions of production. This approach has guided my work over the years, and has led me to the current turning point in my practice. I make non-fiction films that are contained within a narrative framework. These films portray individuals engaging in some form of specialized labor, be they historical re-enactors in East Europe, news anchors in the Middle East or art dealers on the internet. I then invite them to perform scripted scenarios based on extensive interviews that I conduct throughout the filmmaking process. A certain risk emerges from friction between my role as a writer-director and their position as subject-actors. Here is where I’m forced to negotiate the terms of production, allowing their input to radically change the direction of each project. However, with the pandemic came new restrictions and reconsiderations, not only on travel and resources, but also of my own motives as a filmmaker. I’ve often taken on the position of a facilitator or observer without ever allowing myself to appear in front of the camera. The pandemic forced me to confront these limitations, so I began to focus on the act of correspondence as a mode of filmmaking, allowing the pre-production phase of my work, and myself, to take center stage. Correspondence and biography are the primary themes of my work today. My most recent film, Cutting the Mushroom, is based on a tenyear email correspondence that I had with a mysterious Eastern European art dealer with questionable ties to the Soviet occupation of the Baltic States. The techniques of dramatization, interview and correspondence that I use in this film is being expanded in my current project, Recording Mary, where my father and I play fictionalized versions of ourselves as we attempt to recreate a memory from my childhood. I'm exploring a new filmmaking approach with this work, one that allows the audience to experience the process as it unfolds on-screen, which of course includes my own duties and doubts as a director.
Joe Diebes • Kings County
Joe Diebes combines sound, visual media, and the human voice in multifarious ways. His sound installations, video, performances and works on paper have been exhibited in numerous galleries, museums, and public spaces including Paul Rodgers/9W (New York), Knockdown Center, The Hammer Museum, the Torino Winter Olympics, David Winton Bell Gallery (Brown University), Yuanfen Gallery (Beijing), Prix Ars Electronica and the Liverpool Biennial. Recent performance projects include his broken-word opera BOTCH (HERE Arts Center 2013) and WOW (with Christian Hawkey and David Levine, BRIC Arts | Media 2014). With Phil Soltanoff he created the sound-theatre work I/O (2008), commissioned by Fusebox Festival and Theatre Garonne (Toulouse). His opera environment STRANGE BIRDS (2003) premiered at Tramway (Glasgow) in the New Territories International Festival of Live Art. Prior to developing his own performance projects he composed the scores for the Brooklyn based GAle GAtes et al (1996 – 2003), a company described by The New York Times as “an adventurous troupe with one foot in the world of postmodern art and the other in downtown performance.” He has been awarded grants from the NYSCA Individual Artists Program, The MAP Fund, LMCC, Franklin Furnace, and The Jerome Foundation. Residencies / fellowships include Yaddo, Djerassi, HERE, LMCC, BRIC Media Arts, STEIM (Amsterdam), and the Independent Study Program at the Whitney Museum of American Art.
Johann Diedrick • Kings County
Johann Diedrick is an artist, engineer, and musician that makes installations, performances, and sculptures for encountering the world through our ears. He surfaces vibratory histories of past interactions inscribed in material and embedded in space, peeling back sonic layers to reveal hidden memories and untold stories. He shares his tools and techniques through listening tours, workshops, and open-source hardware/software. He is the founder of A Quiet Life, a sonic engineering and research studio that designs and builds audio-related software and hardware products for delightfully encountering our environment and each other. He is a 2021 Mozilla Creative Media Award recipient, a member of NEW INC, and an adjunct professor at NYU's ITP program. His work has been featured in Wire Magazine, Musicworks Magazine, and presented at MoMA PS1 (Queens, NY), Somerset House (London, UK), Social Kitchen (Kyoto, Japan), Common Ground (Berlin, Germany), Recess (Brooklyn, NY), Knockdown Center (Queens, NY), and Pioneer Works (Brooklyn, NY).
David Dixon • Kings County
Cathouse FUNeral / Proper opened its first show in November 2013, carved out from the viewing rooms of a former funeral home in East Williamsburg. The gallery was built from scratch by its founding director, David Dixon, and thereafter never really stopped being built, i.e., the space that began as a traditional white cube was never returned to its original white walls. Rather, the gallery was altered to fit the needs of each exhibition while also maintaining elements of design from earlier shows in the current ones. The gallery became a collage, or temporal montage, as layers of walls were built over walls to preserve artists’ murals, frescos, painting, et cetera. Consequently, the gallery itself took on material, sculptural form––the joke was always, “What are you going to do when the space is only three by three feet wide?”
This endgame, however, was never reached. The ex-funeral home building was sold in 2016 and operations were moved to 524 Project Space in Carroll Gardens where it was re-christened Cathouse \"Proper” in light of this new space’s especially well-appointed design. But before leaving the original FUNeral building, all the walls, including studs, were removed then reused and reconfigured for four distinct, itinerant, off-site group exhibitions in Bushwick, Chelsea, Lower East Side, and Beacon, NY. This instinct for preservation and transformation began early in the FUNeral program when, during deinstallation of the third show, the first of many “harvestings” (an architectural detail that is recognized, appropriated and preserved as a self-contained relic of the exhibition and its process) was produced.
It was while installing 'Leaving Home: Cathouse FUNeral Migrates North' in Beacon that participating artist Davide Cantoni mirthfully quipped, “Oh, I get it, this is a solo-show with lots of other artists in it!”, exposing fault lines in curatorial practice and notions of authorship that Cathouse FUNeral / Proper has often probed.
Meredith Drum • Dutchess County
Meredith Drum is an interdisciplinary artist working with video, animation, installation, and various modes of public participation. With her projects she sets out to promote the cultivation of care for others, particularly the vulnerable, especially non-human life. Drum’s work has been supported by grants and residencies from the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, the Bronx Museum of the Arts, the Atlantic Center for the Arts, iLand (Interdisciplinary Lab for Art, Nature + Dance), the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, the Wassaic Project, the Experimental Television Center, Wave Farm Transmission Arts + the New York State Council on the Arts, ChaNorth, ISSUE Project Room, HASTAC, and the University of California Institute for Research in the Arts.
Ar Ducao • Kings County
The DuKode Studio is a media art & visualization firm co-founded by Ilias Koen (Greece) and Ar Ducao (USA).
Ducao’s 3D animations and visualizations have been shown in venues and festivals around the world, including the Margaret Mead Documentary Festival (US), Reel Sisters of the Diaspora (US), Le Musee di-visioniste (Germany), Salon International de Arte Digital (Cuba), and Lola Screen Children’s Festival (Kenya). Their media work has been honored with the SXSW Community Service Award, the MIT Public Service Center Fellowship, the Best App Ever Award, the Seoul Cycle Design Prize, and the Brave Destiny Film Festival’s Grand Prize, among others. Ducao started their animation career as a production designer and data journalist for the American Museum of Natural History. Ducao is also Co-Founder and CEO of Multimer, a bio-spatial analytics spinoff from MIT Media Lab and NSF SBIR (small business innovation research) award winner. A federally-certified EDWOSB (economically disadvantaged woman-owned small business), Multimer has worked with marginalized communities in Africa, Asia, Europe and North America. Ducao is a research affiliate and instructor at MIT, and an adjunct professor at NYU Tisch School of the Arts, NYU School of Engineering, and the NYU Prison Education Program. Their writing and design has been published in journals including Bright Lights Film Journal, the Journal of Intelligent Buildings, and International Journal of Community Well-being; and books including Data, Architecture, and the Experience of Place and Instrumental Intimacy: EEG Wearables and Neuroscientific Control. Ar Ducao is Co-Chair of the UAW 9A Human & Civil Rights Council, a member of the Fulbright Specialist Program, and a STEM Curriculum Advisor to the Ministry of Education in Antigua and Barbuda.
Emily Vey Duke • Onondaga County
Emily Vey Duke and collaborator Cooper Battersby are artists working in video and installation. Their work has shown widely at minor institutions around the world, sometimes in big, important cities. It has been included in huge group shows at major institutions, also sometimes in big important cities, but in small cities too. They see themselves as part of a huge sweep of cultural production that occasionally creates superstars, but mostly just grinds out history. They dedicate their efforts to the production of a history that is interesting and just. Duke and Battersby’s work in video and sculpture has shown at The Whitney Museum, The Walker Center, The Institute of Contemporary Art Philadelphia, The Power Plant, The Musee d’Art Contemporain Montréal, The New York Film Festival, Videonale, The Toronto International Film Festival and the International Film Festival of Rotterdam. In 2011, they were shortlisted for the Sobey Art Award, Canada's most prestigious art prize for artists under 40, and have received awards from festivals across the globe. Their work is in the libraries at Harvard and Princeton. They were MacDowell named fellows in 2020 and have received major grants from the Canada Council for the Arts and Syracuse University for earlier stages of The Infernal Grove Project.
EcoArtTech • Monroe County
Ian Epps • Kings County
Ian Epps is a Brooklyn based sound artist whose work explores immateriality through dense harmonic fields. - A full spectrum sound combining room tone and feedback that is hypersensitive in its closeness while expansive in a drift of indeterminacy.
His compositions, soundtracks and field recordings have been exhibited in museums and institutions internationally at venues including Gagosian Gallery, Museum of Modern Art, The Walker Art Center, Hallwalls Contemporary Art Center, and Carré d’Art – Musée d’art Contemporain (Nîmes, France).
He has composed, collaborated and performed alongside artists and musicians such as Ann Hamilton, Dara Friedman, Rafael Toral, Mountains, Jozef van Wissem, Joe McPhee, and Pauline Oliveros. He is a recipient of the 2014 New York State Council on the Arts Media Arts Assistance Grant and has released music on Tomlab/ SoftL, Grain of Sound, Baskaru, Powershovel Audio, Unframed Recordings and others.
eteam • Greene County
eteam is a two people collaboration who uses video, performance and writing to articulate encounters at the edges of diverging cultural, technical and aesthetical universes. Tripping over earthly planes they trigger transactions between its occupants and establish wireless connections. Their narratives have screened internationally in video- and film festivals, they lectured in universities, presented in art galleries and museums and performed in the desert, on fields, in caves and on mountaintops, in ships, black box theaters and horse-drawn wagons.
They could not have done this without the generous support of Creative Capital and The John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, Art in General, NYSCA, NYFA, Rhizome, CLUI, Taipei Artist Village, Eyebeam, Smack Mellon, Yaddo and the MacDowell Colony, the City College of New York and the Hong Kong Baptist University, among many others.
Jim Finn • Kings County
"Steeped in the obsolete language of revolutionary art," The New York Times said Jim Finn's films "often play like unearthed artifacts from an alternate universe." His award-winning movies have been called "Utopian comedies" and "trompe l'oeil films" and according to Variety "upturn notions of documentary and fiction, propaganda thought, reality and restaging, and even what an 'experimental film' actually is." Born in St. Louis in 1968, he teaches at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn.
Adam Frelin • Rensselaer County
Adam Frelin (b.1973, Grove City, PA) has shown widely at venues such as the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Getty Research Institute, Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, and Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis. He has received awards from the National Endowment for the Arts, New York Foundation for the Arts, New York State Council on the Arts, and College Art Association. Frelin has completed residencies at the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, MacDowell Colony, Atlantic Center for the Arts, Ucross Foundation, Fine Arts Work Center, and Yaddo, among others. He has published two books of photography and has had several public artworks commissioned throughout the world. Most recently, he and his team were award a $1 million Public Art Challenge grant through Bloomberg Philanthropies to be lead artist on Breathing Lights, a multi-city temporary art installation that involves illuminating abandoned buildings with a breathing effect created with light. Frelin received a BFA from Indiana University of Pennsylvania, and an MFA University of California, San Diego. Currently he is an Associate Professor of art at the SUNY University at Albany, and lives in Troy, NY.
Sarah Friedland • Kings County
Sarah Friedland is a filmmaker and choreographer working at the intersection of moving images and moving bodies. Her work has screened and been presented in numerous festivals and film spaces including New Directors/New Films, Ann Arbor Film Festival, New Orleans Film Festival, Cucalorus Festival, BAMcinématek, and Anthology Film Archives, in art spaces such as MoMA, Sharjah Art Foundation, MAM Rio, Nasher Museum, and Manifattura delle Arti (Bologna), and in dance spaces including the American Dance Festival and Dixon Place, among others. Her work has been supported by the Film Society of Lincoln Center, Dance Films Association, Art Factory International, Rhode Island State Council of the Arts/NEA, and Berlinale Talents where she was one of 10 selected screenwriter/directors for the 2017 Script Station/Project Lab. Sarah graduated from Brown University's department of Modern Culture and Media and started her career assisting filmmakers including Steve McQueen, Mike S. Ryan, and Kelly Reichardt. Sarah has worked on collaborative research and writing projects with media theorists Wendy Chun on slut-shaming and new media leaks, published in differences|journal of feminist cultural studies, with Erin Brannigan on the dancing body on film, and published an essay in the International Journal of Screendance on gesture and film genre.
Sarah is currently a NYSCA/Wave Farm Electronic Media and Film grantee for exhibition of her 3-channel dance film installation CROWDS.
David Galbraith • Kings County
David Galbraith is an artist and composer based in Brooklyn, New York. Galbraith explores the couplings between art, music, technology and the body through his installations, compositions, sound works, and performances featuring live electronics. His custom software for real-time sound and image has been a primary creative tool since 2006. Galbraith has performed at Roulette, The Stone, Judson Memorial Church, Pianos, Diapason Sound Art Gallery, Staatsbank Berlin, and the Pro Musica Nova Festival in Bremen, Germany among other venues.
In 2016 Galbraith launched lgOpre, an app for creating animated grids of visual music. Galbraith’s work has been presented internationally at P.S.1/MoMA, KW Institute of Contemporary Art (Berlin), the New Museum of Contemporary Art, and the Museum of Arts and Design, among others.
Michael Garofalo • Kings County
Michael Garofalo produces both narrative and abstract works of audio documentary and musical composition.
Michael began his career creating award-winning public media content for StoryCorps. Over 15 years, he developed and refined StoryCorps’ signature style and sound while producing and editing hundreds of weekly broadcasts for NPR’s Morning Edition, one of the longest running series on any NPR news magazine. He also launched the StoryCorps podcast and hosted more than 500 episodes (featured in Apple Podcasts top 5). His work on the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks was honored with both a Peabody Award and a Columbia-DuPont award. In 2012, Michael was a finalist for the Livingston Award for Young Journalists.
In 2018, he became the first Editorial Audio Fellow at Kickstarter, helping to develop and produce season one of Just the Beginning, a podcast about how creative ideas become real. He has developed and edited podcasts for iHeart Media, Transmitter Media, and, currently, the first-ever spin-off for The Moth, in addition to his own podcast about human and animal relationships.
As a musician and composer, Michael uses analog synthesizers, lamellophones, guitars, field recordings, and found sounds to create music that resides in a sonic territory between incidental music and eccentric synthpop. In 2017, he was awarded a New York State Council for the Arts grant to release his animal-inspired concept record, Bestiary, as a limited edition 10\" vinyl record. Michael has collaborated with filmmakers Farihah Zaman and Jeff Reichert to compose original scores for their films, Nobody Loves Me (2017) and To Be Queen (2019), the latter of which was featured in The New York Times OpDocs series. He was a founding member of the improvising trio Latitude/Longitude (active 2004-2010).
Dylan Gauthier • Kings County
Working in a range of media including sound, performance, video, sculpture, architecture, and photography, Dylan Gauthier’s research-based and collaborative projects explore the intersections between ecology, architecture, landscape, and environmental justice. Gauthier's individual and collective projects have been exhibited at the Centre Pompidou, Musée national d'art moderne, the Parrish Art Museum, CCVA at Harvard University, the 2016 Biennial de Paris (Beirut), (New York:) the Center for Architecture, The International Studio and Curatorial Program, the Chimney, the Neuberger Museum at SUNY Purchase, Columbus College of Art and Design, the Walker Art Center, EFA Project Space, and other venues in the US and abroad. His writings about art and public space have been published by Contemporary Art Stavanger, Parrish Art Museum, Urban Omnibus, Art in Odd Places, and Routledge/Public Art Dialogue, among others. In 2015 he was the NEA-supported Ecological Artist-in-Residence at the International Studio and Curatorial Program (ISCP); in 2016 he was a Socrates Sculpture Park Emerging Artist Fellow (NY), and in 2017/18 he was the inaugural Artist-in-Residence at the Brandywine River Conservancy and Museum of Art, where his immersive video and sound installation highwatermarks was on view from October 2017 to January 2018. In 2018 he is a resident at Shandaken Projects at Storm King and was a visiting artist at NYU Abu Dhabi. He co-curated (with Kendra Sullivan) the exhibition Resistance After Nature at Haverford College in spring of 2017 and Beyond Species/Beyond Spaces at Cape Cod Modern House Trust in 2018. Gauthier received his MFA in Integrated Media Arts from Hunter College, CUNY (‘12), and has taught courses on emerging media in the Department of Film and Media Studies at Hunter College, and ecological art and design at Parsons/The New School, among others. Gauthier is a founder of the boat-building and publishing collective Mare Liberum (www.thefreeseas.org), and of the Sunview Luncheonette (www.thesunview.org), a co-op for art, politics, and communalism in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. He is co-organizer, with Mariel Villeré, of Freshkills Field R/D, an artist-research residency based at NYC's largest former landfill. He was recently named artist-in-residence at the New York City Urban Field Station. He serves as Director of the Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts Project Space, a 501c3 non-profit gallery devoted to experimental practices in the visual arts located in Times Square, NYC.
Michael Gitlin • Dutchess County
Volker Goetze • Richmond County
Volker Goetze is an award-winning composer, filmmaker and musician. His time in West Africa inspired him to direct a feature-documentary about the oral history of West Africa, extending the work into a live-performance-documentary recounting the creation of the African harp. His trumpet-kora duo transcends both geographic and musical boundaries resulting in a unique musical synthesis that fused the timeless tradition of the storyteller/griot with a modern perspective, set out on an spiritual sonic journey, one that ranges from the desert and coast of West Africa to the urban landscapes of New York, which addresses themes of our ancient spiritual roots, and our hurried, dehumanized modern strife. The recordings received highest honors as best World Music Release by Public Radio International and reached #1 on iTunes (World Music Album). This making him a specialist in working and supporting oral cultures creating new narratives transmitting the culture into the 21st century. Past performances include the Jazz Gallery New York, LA Festival of Sacred Music, Paris Jazz Festival, Jazz A Vienne, New Philharmonie Paris, Munich Opera Festival, and Panama World Music Festival. Recently Volker Goetze composed a VR work about New York City's mass grave on Hart Island titled 'Unique Places of Death NYC.’ Recently he implemented his vision of NYC's first sound sculpture walk called "Sonic Gates", uplifting local communities from sculptors, students, immigrants and residents, bringing new customers and tourists into the Bay Street Corridor driving small business and convincing the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs to double their funding for local artist on Staten Island.
Jonathan González • Queens County
Jonathan González composes multidisciplinary media and timebased arts interrogating racial capitalism through the lens of the built environment, the geopolitical, and political economies of creative labor. A Bessie-nominated performer and director, their works have been shown at Danspace Project/St. Marks Church (ZERO), MoMA (black MoMA), Lucifer Landing I & II (MoMA PS1 x Abrons Arts Center), among others. Awards include Foundation for Contemporary Arts - Grants to Artists (Performance Art), Art Matters, among others. A resident artist at Loghaven, LMCC - Workspace, and Shandaken Project, among others.
Jacqueline Goss • Kings County
Jacqueline Goss makes movies about scientific systems and how they change the ways we think about ourselves. Her two most recent works are “The Observers” --a feature-ish length portrait of a weather observatory on the windiest mountain in the world and “The Measures” – an essay film and artist’s book made with artist Jenny Perlin about the history of the metric system and “invention” of the meter.
A native of New Hampshire, Goss is a 2008 Tribeca Film Institute Media Arts Fellow and the 2007 recipient of the Herb Alpert Award in Film and Video.
Goss teaches in the Film and Electronic Arts program at Bard College in the Hudson Valley of New York.
Lemon Guo + Mengtai Zhang • Rensselaer County
Lemon Guo is a vocalist, composer, and interdisciplinary sound artist from a humid coastal city in southeast China. Drawn to the visceral and evocative nature of the voice, she creates voice-based performances and installations that connect people to current environmental and cultural realities. In recent years, she spent time recording whales in Alaska and learning ancient tunes in Kam (侗) villages. Currently based in New York, where she completed an MFA in Sound Art from Columbia University, Lemon has performed and exhibited her works internationally, in places such as Rubin Museum of Art, Ambient Church, Headlands Center for the Arts, EcoSono Festival of Environmental Music and Sound Art, 3LD Art & Technology Center, MoMA PS1 (US), BBC Radio 3, BBC Sounds, the Queen’s Hall, Edinburgh, Resonance FM (UK), International Computer Music Conference (Korea), Chronus Arts Center, Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism/Architecture (China), and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). Lemon produced music for Yi Tang’s film All the Crows in the World, which will have its international premiere at Festival de Cannes 2021.
Mengtai Zhang is a multidisciplinary artist born in China, and currently based in New York. Employing sculpture, sound, and video, his works create ambivalent allegories of power, where personal and sociopolitical factors encounter. Mengtai's works have been presented internationally, including Times Art Museum, NYFW-Hot Now China, MOCA SJZ, Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism/Architecture, SNAP, New Interfaces for Musical Expression, Issue Project Room, ChaShaMa, Humble Arts Foundation, and Fridman Gallery (US), International Computer Music Conference (Daegu, Korea), and Sound and Music Computing (Espoo, Finland). Mengtai holds an MFA in Sound Art from Columbia University (US) and BA (Hons) in Fine Art from Goldsmiths, University of London (UK).
Valérie Hallier • New York County
Portraiture, as the existential need to render a unique human experience, is an ancient and universal art form that reflects each time period’s social and artistic practices. I am fascinated by the form and its evolution. Through visualizing, serializing or exhausting autobiographical data and shared experiences, such as screaming and sexuality, my work redefines portraiture in the forms of mixed-media series, installations and interactive public art. Each body of work creates a multi-sensorial vocabulary that reveal current power dynamics between our human condition, our environment and the tools we create.
Michelle Handelman • Kings County
Michelle Handelman’s phantasmagoric video installations create complex spaces of ever-shifting queer identities. Coming up through the years of the AIDS crisis and Culture Wars, Handelman has built a body of work that uses video and live performance to confront the things we collectively fear and deny: sexuality, death, chaos. She is a John Simon Guggenheim Fellow; a 2019 Creative Capital awardee; a NYFA fellow, and recipient of many grants and awards. Her latest project Hustlers & Empires (2018) was commissioned by SFMOMA as part of their Performance in Practice series, and her films have screened at festivals throughout the world. Her work has been widely reviewed in Artforum, Art in America, Filmmaker Magazine, The New York Times, The Brooklyn Rail, among others. During the 1990s, Handelman worked in San Francisco where she directed the feature documentary BloodSisters (1995); collaborated with Monte Cazazza, a pioneer of the Industrial music scene; and performed in several films by artist Lynn Hershman-Leeson. She is an Associate Professor in the Film, Media, and Performing Arts department at Fashion Institute of Technology.
Claudia C. Hart • Richmond County
Claudia Hart emerged as part of a generation of 90s intermedia artists in the “identity art” niche. She still examines issues of identity, now focusing on how technology is affecting cultural constructions of gender identities and issues of the body, perception, and nature collapsing into technology and then back again. Hart was an early adopter of virtual imaging, using 3D animation to make media installations and projections, then later as they were invented, other forms of VR, AR, and objects using computer-driven production machines, all based on the same computer models. She works with digital trompe l'oeil as a medium, directing experimental theater and dance, as well as making media objects of all kinds using Rapid Prototyping, CNC routing, virtual-reality immersive environments, and augmented-reality custom apps.
Hart’s work is symbolist and poetic, not really narrative, but vaguely so, and is mesmerizing, hypnotic and formalist. Bodies or natural forms like flowers always appear in it. Hart calls her work, “post photography,” and has created a body of theoretic writings and exhibitions based on this concept (http://www.real-fake.org). At the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, in 2007, she developed a pedagogic program based on this concept, Experimental 3D, the first art-school curriculum teaching simulations technologies – the post-photographic - in the context of the contemporary art world.
Hart’s works are widely exhibited and collected by galleries and museums including the Museum of Modern Art and the Metropolitan Museum, the New Museum, and the Eyebeam Center for Art + Technology, where she was an honorary fellow in 2013-14, Pioneer Works, NY, where she a technology resident in 2018, and a 2019 fellow of the Center for New Music and Audio Technology, UC California, Berkeley.
She works with Transfer and bitforms galleries, both in New York. Claudia lives in Chicago, where she is a tenured professor at the School of the Art Institute, in the department of Film Video, New Media and Animation.
Lucy Helton • Kings County
Lcy Helton is a visual artist whose fictitious and prophetic landscapes address contemporary environmental concerns by offering a sublime vision of the planet's uncertain future. Born in London and living in New York, she received her master’s degree in fine art photography from Hartford Art School, CT, in 2014. Rising from a necessity to express her personal anxieties and concerns about the environment, her first photo book Actions of Consequence was nominated for the MACK First Book Award 2014, shortlisted for the Kassel Dummy Award 2015, and The Anamorphosis Prize 2015. Her most recent book Transmission (Silas Finch, 2015) – a message from our future to our recent past – printed on antiquated fax machines, was shortlisted for the Paris Photo-Aperture First Book Award 2015. Seeing visual arts as a means of engagement, Helton uses concept-specific technologies to image the relationship between human beings and the landscapes we inhabit. Gaining a HAM (amateur) radio license, she continues to test the boundaries of art and technology by making both long and short-range image transmissions. Helton’s books are collected by the Cleveland Institute of Art, MoMA, MET, Brooklyn Museum, Houston Center of Photography, Hirsch Library at the Museum of Fine Arts Houston, and the David M. Rubinstein
Walter Hergt • Dutchess County
Walter Hergt (b. 1971) is a videographer, a photographer, and a multimedia artist. His work intends to unsettle and expand social norms and to create vivid representations of lived experience. As a trained oral historian, Walter’s documentary work is grounded in the values of reciprocity, deep listening, and narrative co-creation. He works with an ethic of political action, rooted in his twenty-year history of community organizing work in primarily rural areas, fighting for livable wages, anti-racism, immigrant rights, and housing justice. In addition to making media with/for community projects, organizers, local farms, artists, and businesses, Walter also creates experimental personal work that engages memory while challenging dominant cultural impulses towards the nostalgic romanticization of history, informed by his father’s childhood experiences in Nazi Germany. Walter has previously worked in print and radio. He holds a graduate degree in Political Science from City University New York and a Certificate from the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University. He lives in Millerton, New York.
Tracie Holder • New York County
Tracie Holder is a filmmaker, consultant, producer and film funding specialist. She is a 2016 Sundance Creative Producers Fellow, teaches at the New York Film Academy and leads workshops in the U.S. and abroad, tutors and serves on juries at international pitching and training sessions. She is widely regarded as a “go-to” person and all-round resource for non-American filmmakers seeking U.S. funding having raised more than $2.5 million for her own projects from a mix of government funders, private foundations and individuals. Clients include: Documentary Campus, European Documentary Network, Scottish Documentary Institute, Lisbon Docs, DocNomads, Firelight Media, DOC NYC, Chicken & Egg, Black Public Media, Creative Capital, Unions Docs, and the Made in NY Media Center, among others. Holder was a longtime consultant to Women Make Movies and served as the Development & Funding Strategist for Abby Disney’s Fork Films. She is a former board member of NY Women in Film & Television and Manhattan Neighborhood Network, and grant panelist for national and local funders. Holder is the co-producer/director/writer of Joe Papp in Five Acts, which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival and will broadcast nationally on PBS/American Masters in 2020. Her producing credits include Grit, co-directed by Academy Award-winner Cynthia Wade and Sasha Friedlander, Executive Producer, Abby Disney (Hot Docs 2018/POV 2019) and The Quiet Zone , in production. She is currently developing The People’s Will, an NEH-funded feature documentary about two rival productions of Macbeth in New York City in 1849 that led to a riot in which twenty-two people were killed and marked the first time in U.S. history in which American troops fired on American citizens.
Ken Jacobs • New York County
Ken Jacobs: Born, 1933, Brooklyn, New York. Studied painting with Hans Hofmann, 1956-57. Started making films, 1955. Created/Directed The Millennium Film Workshop, N.Y.C.1966-68; started the Dept.of Cinema at S.U.N.Y. at Binghamton, 1969; Professor of Cinema1974-2000; Distinguished Prof. of Cinema, 2000; Distinguished Prof. of Cinema Emeritus, 2002. “Optic Antics The Cinema of Ken Jacobs”, Edited by Michele Pierson, David E. James and Paul Arthur, Oxford Univ. Press, May 2011. Films and videos shown worldwide, numerous grants and awards.
Nicolas Jenkins • Albany County
Nicolas Jenkins (aka Sterile Cowboys & Co.) is a New York City based filmmaker and multimedia video artist. While living in Montreal he established a name for himself as a pioneer in the underground after hours warehouse party scene.
Victoria Keddie / ESP TV • Kings County
Directed and operated by Scott Kiernan and Victoria Keddie, E.S.P. TV utilizes a mobile television studio to explore televisual language, placing a particular focus on the performativity of production itself through installations, broadcasts and live television taping events. We have built a strong network through artist collaborations for broadcast, amassing an extensive archive detailing these unique explorations of performance, sound, and vision.
Sofian Khan • New York County
Sofian is the founder of Capital K Pictures. His short work has appeared on Field of Vision, The Fader, Al Jazeera, PBS, NBC and The Atlantic. ‘The Interpreters’, a feature doc about Afghan and Iraqi interpreters who worked with the US, makes its broadcast premiere on Independent Lens in the fall of 2019. Currently, Sofian is producing ‘An Act of Worship’, based on a short film about the travel ban he co-directed with Nausheen Dadabhoy for Field of Vision.
Jaamil Olawale Kosoko • Kings County
I am a Nigerian-American media artist, choreographer, poet, and educator originally from Detroit, Michigan. My creative practice is situated within concepts of Afro-pessimism, Afro-futurity, and queer theories and practices of the body. My work is in constant dialogue with history. I use strategies of subversive storytelling to disrupt conventional interpretations of history, reimagine the figure of the Black subject, confront trauma, and offer creative processes for healing grief through the collective witnessing of the body in theatrical transformation. My most recent film work, Chameleon: A Visual Album, was conceived as a compilation of choreopoems that emerged out of the process of creating a live performance work and brings together elements of poetry, dance, lecture, ritual, and spiritual practice in order to realize a more holistic proposal for existing in the world while Black and queer.
Laura Kraning • Erie County
Laura Kraning’s moving image work navigates landscape as a repository for memory, cultural mythology, and the technological sublime. Exploring absence and the fluidity of time, she evokes liminal spaces of neither past, nor present, but a landscape of the imagination. Laura’s work has screened widely at international film festivals and venues, such as MoMA's Doc Fortnight, the New York Film Festival’s Views from the Avant-Garde and Projections, Edinburgh International Film Festival, BFI London Film Festival, International Film Festival Rotterdam, Ann Arbor Film Festival, Visions du Réel, Buenos Aires Museum of Modern Art, National Gallery of Art, Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center, REDCAT Theater, and Los Angeles Filmforum, among others. She is a recipient of the Princess Grace Foundation John H. Johnson Film Award, the Leon Speakers Award and Jury Awards at the Ann Arbor Film Festival, the Film House Award at the Athens International Film and Video Festival, the 2018 Jury Award for Short Film at the Rencontres Internationales Sciences et Cinémas and a 2019 NYSCA/Wave Farm Media Arts Assistance Fund Grant. Laura currently resides in New York, where she teaches in the Department of Media Study at University of Buffalo.
Hank Linhart • Greene County
Hank Linhart is a media artist who lives in Greene County and Brooklyn. For years he worked as an Artist in Residence at the Experimental Television Center, making abstract and metaphoric works.(Periodic Residencies). Longer works are in the experimental/documentary vein. Studied at SUNY Buffalo. Taught at NYU, SVA, and Pratt Institute, where he was chairperson of the Media Arts Department.
David Linton • Orange County
David Linton / bicamRLab AV is temporal artist working with physical vibration by way of sound, light, body, voice, word, camera, electronic signal flow, and recorded media - for both performance and installation in situated contexts. Initially a drummer David is a survivor of the downtown New York Noise movement of the early 1980's.
Using predominantly 20th century tools he has been presenting integrated sound and live signal video performances under the moniker bicamRL AV (audio visual) since the dawn of the 21st century.
Most recently he's absorbed paper, ink, & pigment along with found and stressed physical media into his long standing essentially musical practice.
And... for much of the past year he's been concentrating daily effort toward proficiency in regard to his old friend and nemesis the electric guitar... (I guess we will see..)
He hasn't updated his webpage in about 10 years.
Jeanne Liotta • New York County
Little Manila Queens Bayanihan Arts • Kings County
Jaclyn Reyes (b. 1986, Los Angeles, CA) is an artist, designer, and cultural organizer based in New York City. Currently, she works in the Education unit at the International Rescue Committee. Previously, she has done work for the Campaign and Creative Services team at BerlinRosen, the United Nations Department of Political and Peacebuilding Affairs, the Resilient Communities program at the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative, Penguin Random House, Condé Nast, and Visionaire. In 2014, she received a Fulbright grant and worked as an educator in Malaysia. As a teaching artist, she has worked in Queens, Brooklyn, Phnom Penh, Xela, and Gamay.
Simon Liu • Kings County
Simon Liu was raised between Hong Kong / Stoke-On-Trent, UK and now lives in Brooklyn, USA. Liu’s films have been screened festivals internationally including the Toronto, New York, Rotterdam, London, Edinburgh and Hong Kong International Film Festivals, Sheffield Doc/Fest, EXiS, EMAF and IMAGE FORUM. He has presented media performances with institutions such as the M+ Museum, Tai Kwun Contemporary, Parrish Art Museum, Yale University, Light Industry, SFMoMA, and as part of “Dreamlands: Expanded” with the Whitney Museum of American Art & Microscope Gallery. Liu is a 2019 Jerome Hill Artist Fellow and a recipient of the Wave Farm and NYSCA's Media Arts Assistance Fund in 2018. His work has been featured in publications including the South China Morning Post, MUBI, Nang Magazine, Millennium Film Journal, and DesistFilm. He is an Adjunct Faculty Member at the Cooper Union School of Art and a member Negativeland, an artist-run film lab in Brooklyn. Liu is currently in post-production on his first feature film, "Staffordshire Hoard."
Emily Lobsenz • New York County
Emily Lobsenz is an award winning writer-director whose studies in Fine Arts, Literature and Music initially sparked her interest in film. She has since created projects across the globe that range from magical realism to dark comedy, feature documentary to interactive installations.
Cecilia Lopez • Kings County
Cecilia Lopez is a composer, musician and multimedia artist from Buenos Aires, Argentina currently based in New York. Her work explores perception and transmission processes focusing on the relationship between sound technologies and listening practices. She works across the media of performance, sound, installation and the creation of sound devices and systems. Lopez holds an MFA from the Milton Avery Graduate School of the Arts, Bard College and an MA from Wesleyan University in composition (2016). Her work has been performed and exhibited at Museo de Arte Moderno de Buenos Aires (AR), Center for Contemporary Arts (Vilnius, Lithuania), Roulette Intermedium, Issue Project Room, Ostrava Days Festival 2011 (Ostrava, Czech Republic), MATA Festival 2012, Experimental Intermedia, Fridman Gallery (NY), Kunstnernes Hus (Oslo, Norway) and the XIV Cuenca Biennial, among others. She was a Civitella Ranieri fellow in 2015 and has participated in various international residency programs.
LoVid • Suffolk County
LoVid is the NY based artist duo comprised of Tali Hinkis and Kyle Lapidus. LoVid's work includes immersive installations, sculptural synthesizers, single channel videos, textile, participatory projects, mobile media cinema, works on paper, and multimedia performance. Collaborating since 2001, LoVid’s projects have been presented at Issue Project Room (NY), Hors Pistes Tokyo (Japan), Real Art Ways (CT), Moving Image Art Fair (NY), Daejeon Museum (Korea), Everson Museum (NY), Smack Mellon (NY), Mixed Greens Gallery (NY), CAM Raleigh (NC), Netherland Media Art Institute (Netherlands), The Science Gallery (Ireland), Urbis, (UK), The Jewish Museum (NY), The Neuberger Museum (NY), The New Museum (NY), and ICA (London), among many others. LoVid has performed and presented works at: Museum of Moving Image (NY), Lampo (Chicago), International Film Festival Rotterdam (Netherlands), MoMA (NY), PS1 (NY), The Kitchen (NY), CCA (Israel), and FACT (Liverpool). LoVid’s projects have received support from organizations including: The Robert Rauschenberg Foundation, Signal Culture, Cue Art Foundation, Eyebeam, Harvestworks, Wave Farm, Rhizome, Franklin Furnace, Turbulence.org, New York Foundation for the Arts, Lower Manhattan Cultural Center, Experimental TV Center, NY State Council of the Arts, and Greenwall Foundation.
Kristin Lucas • Queens County
Kristin Lucas intervenes in systems and paradigms to experiment with new ways of being in a technologized world. Her circuitous works resonate with humor and philosophical ponderings. Lucas has been featured in Art in America, Artforum, Engadget, and Hyperallergic, and she is the recent recipient of an Engadget Alternate Realities Grant and a Pioneer Works Tech Residency. Her work has been presented nationally and internationally at venues including Artists Space, FACT Liverpool, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, Haus der Kunst, HeK Basel, ICA Philadelphia, Nam June Paik Art Center, OK Center for Contemporary Art, MoMA, New Museum, the Whitney Museum of American Art, and ZKM; and at festivals including BAM Teknopolis, Cinekid, EarthxFilm, Impakt, ISEA, Print Screen, Okeechobee Music & Arts, Print Screen, TIFF, Transmediale, World Wide Video, and WSJ Future of Everything.
Lucas is represented by And/Or Gallery and Postmasters, and her videos are distributed by Electronic Arts Intermix. Her immersive augmented reality experience Dance with flARmingos was selected for the Radiance research platform. Lucas earned degrees in art from Cooper Union and Stanford University. She is a technical director at American Cyborg in New York, and serves as art faculty for University of Texas at Austin.
Mev Luna • Kings County
Mev Luna (b. Houston, Texas, 1988) is an interdisciplinary artist currently based in New York. Luna is a Mexican-American researchbased artist whose practice spans performance, installation, video, new media, and text. Through an autobiographical methodology, their work rethinks history to identify fictions governing contemporary life and considers issues of institutional access, incarceration, and how images of marginalized groups are circulated and controlled. Luna’s works have been exhibited in solo presentations at EXPO Chicago and 062 Gallery; presented in group exhibitions at Andrew Rafacz Gallery Chicago, Oficina de Arte, México City; PRIZM Art Fair, Miami; and the Oliver Arts Center, Oakland. Luna's time-based works have been premiered at SFMOMA San Francisco; Artists' Television Access, San Francisco; MIX Queer Experimental Film Festival, New York, and Defibrillator Gallery, Chicago. Luna was a 2018 Art Matters Foundation Fellowship recipient; 2018-2019 BOLT resident at the Chicago Artist Coalition; 2017 SOMA Summer participant in Mexico City and a 2015-2016 Research Fellow at the Shapiro Center for Research and Collaboration, and are currently a 2020-2021 Queer|Art Film Fellow. They received an MFA in Performance from School of the Art Institute of Chicago (2017) and a BFA in Textiles and Media Arts from California College of the Arts (2011).
Victoria Manganiello • Kings County
Victoria Manganiello is an artist, designer and adjunct professor based in Brooklyn, NY. Named as one of Forbes Magazine’s 30 under 30 for 2019, Victoria has received multiple international recognized grants and residency appointments and has exhibited her work throughout the USA and internationally including at the Queens Museum, Museum of Art and Design, Indianapolis Museum of Contemporary Art and the Tang Museum. She is also a professor of Art and Textiles at NYU and Parson’s the New School. Exploring the intersections between materiality, technology, geography and storytelling, Victoria’s installation work, abstract paintings and kinetic sculptures are made meticulously with hand-woven textiles using hand-spun yarn and hand-mixed natural and synthetic color dyes alongside mechanical alternatives and modern technologies.
Kyle Marler / Flatsitter • Erie County
Tony Martin • Delaware County
Tony Martin's paintings present a commingling of invented abstract and figural forms in environments taken from his surroundings. This amalgam is akin to actors on a stage, within a room or amphitheater, or a grouping found in nature. The paintings employ worlds that court continuance in mutable space and suggest fluidity within time. Bent and warped planes are one of his specialties, and the intensity in his lines is a hallmark of certain works. Above all, in both his figural works and the abstract ones, unpredictability rules, along with emotional states possessing the power to shape-shift, even as one views them. Inquiry is the constant country, and from its questions comes the drama.
Martin has also devoted himself to using processes of pure light, and simultaneous projected imagery in motion. This practice and painting have cross-fertilized during his entire career. The legendary visual compositions produced at the San Francisco Tape Music Center, and Bill Graham's Fillmore West, stand as early testament to his love of "painting-in-time", and to his involvement with music since his youth. In sculptural, participatory works, viewers influence light imagery both inside the piece and in the surrounding environment. Such signature new media creations point to Martin's life-long attention to the inner life of the individual within the complex dynamics of our interwoven lives. This interaction is essential to the light works, and experienced in a variety of ways in the paintings.
During 2015-17 Martin's works were shown at the Walker Art Center, the new Whitney, the Museum der Moderne-Salzburg, Cranbrook and Berkeley art museums. In 2018, a group E.A.T. retrospective including his drawings made for Pavilion, Expo '70, was shown at the National Museum of Modern & Contemporary Art in Seoul, Korea. A solo exhibition of paintings and drawings occurred at The Hillstrom Museum during autumn of the same year. A group exhibition "Discoteca Analitica" opens in February of this year at Fri Art Kunsthalle in Fribourg, Switzerland.
His works have been presented by Issue Project Room, The Clocktower, PS I, NY Studio School, Miller Theater at Columbia University, NYU, Redcat, Mills College, Brooklyn Museum, Butler Institute of American Art, LACMA, Chicago ICA, Milwaukee Art Center, and other venues internationally.
Michael McCanne • Kings County
Michael McCanne is a writer and visual artist. He is a member of the artist collective Provisional Island. McCanne's writing and criticism has been published by The New Inquiry, Fanzine, The Brooklyn Rail, Art in America, and Jacobin. He holds a Master's degree from Goldsmiths University of London.
Jillian McDonald • Kings County
Jillian McDonald is a Canadian artist who lives in Brooklyn and dreams of the North. Solo shows and projects include the Esker Foundation in Calgary, Air Circulation and Moti Hasson in New York, The San Francisco Arts Commission Gallery, Centre Clark in Montréal, and Hallwalls in Buffalo. Her work was featured in group exhibitions and festivals at The Chelsea Museum and The Whitney Museum's Artport in New York, The Edith Russ Haus for Media Art in Germany, The International Biennial of Contemporary Art in Venezuela, The Sundance Film Festival in Utah, La Biennale de Montréal, and the Centre d'Art Contemporain de Basse-Normandie in France. A 2013 feature length radio documentary by Paul Kennedy on CBC's IDEAS profiles her work, which has also been reviewed in The New York Times, Art Papers, The Globe and Mail, The Toronto Star, Border Crossings, and Canadian Art. Critical discussion appears in books including The Transatlantic Zombie (2015), by Sarah Juliet Lauro and Deconstructing Brad Pitt (2014), edited by Christopher Schaberg. McDonald received grants and commissions from The New York Foundation for the Arts, The Canada Council for the Arts, Turbulence, The Verizon Foundation, and The New York State Council on the Arts, The Experimental Television Center, and Pace University. She has attended residencies as far apart as The Headlands Center for the Arts in California and the Arctic Circle Residency in Svalbard.
Full CV at http://jillianmcdonald.net/
Joe McKay • Queens County
Joe McKay is a media artist living In New York and teaching at Suny Purchase. McKay works in VR, physical computing and 2d animation, making interactive games and animations.
Angeline Marie Michael Meitzler • Kings County
Angeline Marie Michael Meitzler is a Filipino American artist, writer and software worker based in Brooklyn, NY. Her work and research have revolved around an interdisciplinary reflection on how legacies of empire inform social and economic value systems. She has been a Masters Candidate at Georgia Institute of Technology and received her MFA from the School of the Arts Institute of Chicago. Her work has been included in new media festivals, and galleries including Digital Research in the Humanities and Arts Conference, Berlin (2021), The Human Terminal, Anonymous Gallery, NYC (2021); Initial Public Offering, Reddit, online (2019); Beyond The Hashtag: Failures and Becomings, HTMlles Festival, Montreal (2018), Feminist Media Studio, Montreal (2018). She was recently awarded the New Artist and Society Scholarship and Harvests Works Educational Scholarship. She has given lectures and presentations at academic institutions and cultural organizations such as The New School, TU München, Pioneer Works and Asia Society. Her work as a collaborator, software worker and environment artist has been at MUDAM Musee d’Art Moderne Grand-Duc Jean, Ogden Contemporary Arts, Carnegie Mellon University, the New Museum, Rhizome, de Young Museum, Istanbul Biennial 2019, Koenig & Clinton, Ringling Museum of Art, Kunsthalle Basel, Rubin Museum, Sadie Coles HQ, the 2019 Whitney Biennial.
D'Angelo Madsen Minax • Kings County
D'Angelo Madsen Minax works in documentary and hybrid filmmaking formats, narrative cinema, experimental and essay film, sound and music performance, and media installation. His projects have screened and/or exhibited at spaces including the European Media Art Festival (Germany), the Ann Arbor Film Festival (MI), the Museum of Contemporary Art (Chicago), Anthology Film Archives (NYC), The British Film Institute (UK), REDCAT (Los Angeles), and hundreds of LGBT film festivals around the world. He has participated in residencies at the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, the Core Program, Bemis Center for Contemporary Art, Berlinale Doc Station, Queer|Arts|Mentorship and others.
Ricardo Miranda Zúñiga • Kings County
Ricardo Miranda Zúñiga approaches art as a social practice that seeks to establish dialogue in public spaces. Having been born of immigrant parents and grown up between Nicaragua and San Francisco, an awareness of inequality and discrimination was established at an early age. The ways that inequality and power manifest themselves in our lives are consistent threads in Ricardo's work. Themes such as immigration, discrimination, gentrification and the effects of monetization extend from highly subjective experiences and observations into works that tactically engage others through popular metaphors while maintaining critical perspectives. Ricardo maintains a practice combining hand-made objects with emerging technologies.
Idrissou Mora-Kpai • Tompkins County
Idrissou Mora-Kpai is Assistant Professor in the Department of Media Arts, Sciences and Studies at Ithaca College and an award winning filmmaker whose films have been screened world-wide at numerous prestigious festivals, such as Berlin, Rotterdam, Vienna, Milano, Busan, Sheffield, and garnered many international accolades. Born in Benin, West Africa, Idrissou has made a name for himself with his social documentaries tackling post-colonial African societies, African migrations and diasporas.
Marisa Morán Jahn / Studio REV- • New York County
Of Ecuadorian and Chinese descent, Marisa Morán Jahn’s artworks redistribute power, “exemplifying the possibilities of art as social practice” (ArtForum). Characterizing her playful approach, MIT CAST writes, ‘[Jahn] introduces a trickster-like humor into public spaces and discourses, and yet it is a humor edged with political potency.” Key projects: BIBLIOBANDIDO (a literacy movement started in Honduras led by a story-eating bandit whom kids believe in like Santa Clas); VIDEO SLINK UGANDA (experimental films slipped or “slinked” into bootleg cinemas); a domestic worker app named as “one of 5 apps to change the world” (CNN); and CAREFORCE, a PBS/Sundance-supported film + mobile studios (NannyVan, CareForce One) that amplify the voices of America’s fastest growing workforce — caregivers. Jahn’s work has been presented at Obama’s White House, MoMA, Tribeca Film Festival, ArtBrussels, Creative Time, The New York Times, etc. Jahn is the founder of Studio REV-, an art, media, and social justice non-profit. She has taught at The New School, Columbia University, and MIT (her alma mater). She is currently working on “Snatchural History of Copper”, a project that investigates copper, the metal that lives with(in) us.
Joseph Morris • Kings County
Joseph Morris is an artist based in Brooklyn. He is an expert craftsman and coder who believes in the possibilities enabled by integrating technology in the arts, and has been working in this way since 2006. He began by taking things apart and putting them back together to make sculptural collages with gears, motors, and moving parts. He started experimenting with software and coding in 2007 and has been integrating technology into his craft ever since. Joseph is a self-taught programmer, prototyper, and pro tinkerer. His emotive machines have been exhibited in New York, Chicago, Brazil, New Haven, New Mexico, Virginia, and Arizona by galleries and organizations such as the Barry Art Museum, Ulterior Gallery, Harvestworks Digital Media Arts Center, Chazan Family Gallery, Creative Arts Workshop, Gibney Dance Center, 4heads, ACRE Projects, Oi Futuro, and more. He is a recipient of the 2020 Downtown Brooklyn Public Art and Placemaking Fund, 2017 New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship (NYFA) in Electronic and Digital Media, and a 2017 New York State Council on the Arts Electronic Media grantee. In 2015, Joseph was a Harvestworks New Works Resident and recipient of Pratt Institute's Faculty Development Grant. He holds an MFA in Art and Technology Studies from The School of The Art Institute of Chicago and a BFA in Sculpture from SUNY Purchase College. He is currently a tenure-track professor of 3D Design and Sculpture at SUNY Westchester Community College and serves on the digital and media arts Artist Advisory Committee for NYFA.
John Morton • Rockland County
Composer and Sound Artist John Morton creates large-scale interactive installations that recompose and reconstruct the sonic environment of a particular time, place, or tradition. Sound Bridge, commissioned by the Hudson River Museum with funding from an NEA Our Town grant and a NYS Media Arts Assistance Fund grant, is permanently installed on a pedestrian bridge crossing the Saw Mill River in downtown Yonkers. Four sensors are placedalong the railing of the bridge, and visitors are invited to activate and manipulate the sounds (made of field recordings of industrial activities, environmental sounds, and oral histories from Yonkers) and to respond to other visitors and to the environment. Sonic Hotel: Lost and Found Sounds of the Adirondacks (funded through NEA Art Works and NYSCA) was on view at the Adirondack Museum in Blue Mountain Lake, NY in 2014 and 2015. In 2014, Usonia, created in collaboration with media students from the Jacob Burns Media Lab, embraced the everyday sound world of the small suburban community of Pleasantville, NY, and was part of the sound festival "Garden of Sonic Delights" at Caramoor. In 2018, he exhibited a new interactive work, Fever Songs, at Odetta Gallery in Bushwick (Brooklyn), NY, with funding provided by NYSCA and the Foundation for Contemporary Art. Fever Songs toured to the Morris Museum, Eward Hopper House, and Bronx Art Space. Other installations have been exhibited at Columbus St. University (GA), Ann St. Gallery in Neuburgh, Drawing Rooms in Jersey City (NJ), Morean Arts Center (FL) and the Hudson River Museum in Yonkers.
In 2009, Central Park Sound Tunnel, a six-channel sound installation was installed in a pedestrian tunnel north of the Central Park Zoo (featured in the New York Times “Sound Tunnel: Avant-Garde Park Portrait” - Randy Kennedy, 7/6/09), and he collaborated on a music box sound installation based on Darwin's writings for Glyndor Gallery at Wave Hill. In 2010, Morton was a fellow at the Bellagio Study Center in Italy and was the Edward Cone Fellow at the Bogliasco Foundation in Genoa, Italy in 2011. WaterWall, a sound installation on Governors Island, was exhibited during summer, 2011 as part of the NY Electronic Arts Festival.
Interviews and excerpts of his music appear as part of the National Public Radio’s “AmericanMavericks” series & the American Music Center’s “New Music Box”."}"
Britt Moseley • Queens County
Britt Moseley is a multi-disciplinary artist who works in media performance and sculpture. Moseley has exhibited and performed at the St. Ann’s Warehouse (NY), Hammer Museum (CA), LaMama ETC. (NY), Three Four Three Four (solo exhibition)(NY), Phipps Conservatory (PA), Silas Marder Gallery (NY), the Long Island Nature Conservancy (NY), Pratt Institute (NY), Jane Hartsook Gallery(NY), Dekalb Gallery(NY), among others. He co-creates an improvised music and comedy podcast Poppa Squash with Sean Petell.
Eric Moskowitz & Amanda Trager • Kings County
Erik Moskowitz and Amanda Trager are visual artists and filmmakers who were born and raised in New York City and currently live in Brooklyn and Nova Scotia. Their collaborative partnership began in 2008. They have produced works that are presented cinematically and as installation. Their work has been exhibited and screened internationally at venues that include Centre Pompidou and the Jeu de Paume (Paris), the Rotterdam Film Festival, The Showroom (London) the Reina Sofia (Madrid), Haus der Kulturen der Welt (Berlin), Beirut Art Center, Participant, Inc. and the 303 Gallery (NYC). They have been the recipients of several grants from New York state (NYFA fellowship in Video, and many finishing funds and distribution grants). Other recent, notable awards include the Artist Community Engagement (ACE) Grant from the Rema Hort Mann Foundation (2018) and the Headlands Alumni New Works Award from Headlands Center for the Arts (2016). In 2011, they won the Short Film Grand Prize at the IndieLisboa film festival. They were finalists for the Creative Capital award in 2014 and 2015. They have been Artists-in-Residence at programs in California: twice at Montalvo Arts Center (2005/06), and twice at the Headlands Center for the Arts (2011 and 2016).
Heidi Neilson • Queens County
Heidi Neilson is an interdisciplinary artist interested in giving visual and sensible form to the connections between people on the ground and off-planet conditions and infrastructure. Her work includes, recently: Moon Arrow, a mechanical sculpture which continually points at the moon; Sonic Planetarium, an immersive sound installation made from recordings of orbiting satellites; several works which involve receiving satellite transmissions (Go GOES Radiotelescope, Beachball Antennas, Outernet Library Branch – Wave Farm, among others); Menu for Mars Supper Club, a series of dinners envisioning Martian cuisine; and SP Weather Station, where weather data-gathering instruments serve as a hub for various activities addressing earth’s atmosphere.
Her often collaborative and publishing-based work has been presented at the Boiler-Pierogi, the Bronx Museum of Art, The Drawing Center, the International Print Center New York, the Islip Art Museum, the Queens Museum of Art, and SPACES, and published in The Blue Notebook, Elephant Magazine, and Hayden’s Ferry Review, among many others. Her work is included in over 60 museum and university collections. Heidi Neilson’s activities have received support from organizations for presentations, production, publication, residencies, and travel, including: the Art Matters Foundation, Art Center South Florida, the Bronx Museum of the Arts, Cannonball, the Center for Book Arts, the College Book Art Association, Elsewhere, Flux Factory, I-Park, the Kala Art Institute, the Klondike Institute of Art and Culture, the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, the Lower East Side Printshop, New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, New York Foundation for the Arts, the New York Urban Field Station (New York City Parks Department and the US Forest Service), Oregon College of Art and Craft, Provisions Library, the Puffin Foundation, Queens Council on the Arts, Visual Studies Workshop, Wave Farm, and Women’s Studio Workshop.
Born in Oregon, Heidi Neilson received a BA in biology from Reed College and an MFA in painting from Pratt Institute, and lives and works in New York. Her ham radio call sign is KD2ESI.
Daniel Neumann • Kings County
Daniel Neumann is a Brooklyn-based sound artist, organizer and audio engineer, originally from Germany. A main focus throughout these different occupations is how sound interacts with space and how spatial perception can be shaped by sound. He holds a masters degree in media art from the HGB Leipzig and also studied electronic music composition.
In his artistic practice he is working in hybrid installation-performance formats. He understands sound as an intersubjective field, enabled and expanded by audio procedures. His works have been presented at Fridman Gallery, TEA Tenerife, Moss Arts Center VA, Sinne Gallery Helsinki, Pinacoteca Bellas Artes Manizales Colombia, AMEE Madrid/Valencia, Loop Barcelona; Fergus McCaffrey, MoMA PS1, MoMI, Knockdown Center, Storefront for Art and Architecture, Pratt Institute, Eyebeam, Diapason Gallery, Sculpture Center, Hunter College in New York; Eigen & Art Gallery Leipzig, Skolska28 Prague, Lothringer13 Munich and more.
Curatorially he runs an event series in New York City [CT::SWaM] that engages in spatial sound works and focussed listening.
As an audio engineer he has been working for Stockhausen’s Oktophonie performances at the Park Avenue Armory (2012); at MoMA PS1 (2013-2016), David Guetta (2014-2018), and acoustic designer of The World Is Sound at the Rubin Museum (2017). He currently works for Diamanda Galás, Oneohtrix Point Never, Alarm Will Sound and is sound projectionist for Maryanne Amacher’s Adjacencies.
Robert Nideffer • Rensselaer County
Robert Nideffer's work has been exhibited at a variety of national and international venues including the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte in Spain; the Laguna Art Museum in Laguna Beach, California; the Museum of Modern Art in New York, and the 2002 Whitney Biennial. He has lectured extensively both inside and outside the academy, and his projects have been discussed in major media outlets including books, journal articles, television, the internet, film and radio. In 2013 he joined Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) where he served as Head of the Department of Arts until 2018.
Tomonari Nishikawa • Broome County
Nishikawa’s films explore the idea of documenting situations/phenomena through a chosen medium and technique, often focusing on process itself. His films have been screened at numerous film festivals and art venues, including Berlinale, Edinburgh International Film Festival, Hong Kong International Film Festival, International Film Festival Rotterdam, London Film Festival, Media City Film Festival, New York Film Festival, Singapore International Film Festival, and Toronto International Film Festival. In 2010, he presented a series of 8mm and 16mm films at MoMA P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, and his film installation, Building 945, received the 2008 Grant Award from the Museum of Contemporary Cinema in Spain. He lives in Japan/USA, currently teaching in the Cinema Department at Binghamton University.
Paul Notice • Queens County
As an artist, I want to lay further groundwork for Black expression and liberation through stories. This stems from the desire to give to the world what I, and many other Queer Black folx, didn’t have as a child: stories not told from the normative Eurocentric male gaze that inform and empower. More importantly, I need my work to imbue the audience with nuanced, evidence-based insight that deconstructs mythologies around the perception of the “Other” and public policy’s impact on our lives. Specifically, through my current project, “Willow,” I’m creating a sci-fi anthology - not unlike Star Trek or the Marvel Universe - told from the perspective of the Marginalized to examine better ways to build society. I’m trying to push the Overton Window further in terms of Black folks being in abstract, experimental spaces (aka White Spaces). My work engages stories and issues around deconstructing Eurocentric narratives of the "Other," while offering both philosophical and political solutions learned from my interviews with scholars & legal professionals like Alex Vitale and Marnie Lennox, activists like Josmar Trujillo, Bob Gangi, and Taylonn Murphy Sr., and community stakeholders like Sharon Richardson, Kraig Lewis, and Afrika Owes.
Laura Nova • New York County
Laura Nova is an artist, educator and activist who lives and works on New York’s Lower East Side, creating festive, absurdist spectacles that unite generations and diverse communities. The first Public Artist in Residence to be embedded in New York City’s Department for the Aging, Nova brings expertise and empathy to her projects and actions, designing each element to enhance social wellness and decrease social isolation. Working in festivals, public monuments, and the city street, Nova delivers spiels to homebound New Yorkers, organizes an older adult cheerleading squad and designs crafting kits, guides and costumes that help nurture emerging activists of all ages. Nova received a B.F.A. and B.A. from Cornell University and an M.F.A. from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She is currently an Associate Professor and Program Coordinator of Expanded Media in the Creative Arts & Technology division at Bloomfield College, a college dedicated to serving the underserved. Her long-term goal is to create a municipal Department of Future Aging and Innovation.
Elizabeth Orr • Kings County
Elizabeth Orr (b. 1984 Los Angeles, CA) is a New York-based artist. Working with intuition, research, and humor, her practice involves an interrogation into philosophy and methodologies of thought and representation. She works through the idea that a methodology of thought can be materialized in art- literally how it is made, moved, and how formal qualities of art practice dictate a means to an end. Her work aims to celebrate art’s potential to represent complicated subjectivity, positions, time, and movement. Her work has shown internationally, including The Stedelijk Museum, Bodega, Artists Space Books and Talks, Caro Sposo, Swiss Institute, Anthology Film Archive, Recess, ICA Philadelphia, MOCAtv, the Carpenter Center at Harvard University. She holds an MFA from Bard College.
Matthew Ostrowski • Kings County
A New York City native, Matthew Ostrowski has worked as a composer, performer and installation artist, exploring work with music, multimedia, video and theater. Using digital tools and formalist techniques to engage with quotidian materials -- sonic, physical, and cultural – Ostrowski's work explores the liminal space between the virtual and phenomenological worlds. His work, which has been seen on six continents, ranges from live electronic performance to installations incorporating video, multichannel sound, and computer-controlled objects. He is a freelance developer of interactive technology for artists, and teaches at NYU and Columbia University.
His work ranges from live electronic performance to installations incorporating video, multichannel sound, and computer-controlled objects. Ostrowski has collaborated with a large number of artists in the US and abroad, including David Behrman, John Butcher, Diamanda Galás, Nicolas Collins, Anne LaBerge, Andrea Parkins, The Flying Karamazov Brothers, and many others. He was composer-in-residence for the MacArthur-award winning choreographer Elizabeth Streb, and has designed interactive technologies for performing and fine artists ranging from Laurie Anderson to Martha Rosler. He regularly performs in the duo KRK, with Prague-based contrabassist George Cremaschi, and with R. Luke Dubois in the multimedia duo Fair Use.
Ostrowski's productions have been seen or performed on six continents, including the Wien Modern Festival, Transmediale and Maerz Musik in Berlin,the Kraków Audio Art Festival, Sonic Acts in Amsterdam, PS 1 and The Kitchen in New York , the Rencontres Internationales video festival in Madrid, and Yokohama's dis_locate Festival. He has received numerous awards, including a NYFA Fellowship for Computer Arts.
Anna Oxygen • Kings County
Anna Oxygen (aka Anna Huff) makes work that spans performance, sound, technology, mixed media, and interactivity. As a solo musician Anna frequently performs a mix of improvised vocalizations and narrative electronic dance pieces. Her multimedia work engages intersections of body, voice, objects, and ritual to reveal social and technological structures that tie individuals to communities. She has special interests in interdisciplinary pedagogy, collaboration, and community building across digital and hybrid platforms. She is also a founding member of media performance collective Cloud Eye Control, creating interactive and time-based work that addresses speculative futures and the impact of technology on the human psyche. She has performed nationally and internationally at venues including the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, MOMA PS1, Festival A Mil, Chile and The New Museum (NYC) among others. She is currently an Assistant Professor of Digital Art at Hamilton College.
Lindsay Packer & Andrew Lee • Kings County
Lindsay Packer plays with the call and response of color and light, form and site in photography, film and video, installations, and improvisational performance. She is a 2019 NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellow in Architecture/Environmental Structures/Design and a 2019 Artist-in-Residence at ISSUE Project Room in Brooklyn, NY. A Fulbright Fellow to India in Installation Art and two-time Artist-in-Residence at the Josef and Anni Albers Foundation, Packer received a BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design and an MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She lives and works in Brooklyn.
Andrew Lee is an interdisciplinary artist using sound, sculpture, the moving image and installation to explore ideas as they relate to philosophy, politics and the everyday lived experience. Lee is currently a Masters of Fine Arts candidate at the Milton Avery Graduate School for the Arts at Bard College in New York and is also a Teaching Fellow at the same institution. His work has been exhibited and performed in Vancouver, Malmo, Tokyo, Seoul and New York. (website: https://www.andrewleestudio.com/, instagram: https://www.instagram.com/holyhum)
Emily Packer • Queens County
Emily Packer is an experimental filmmaker with an interest in border culture and geography. She was a fellow in the 2019 Collaborative Studio at UnionDocs in Brooklyn, and is a proud alumna of the anomalous Hampshire College. Her work has been screened across the country, including at Anthology Film Archives, BlackStar Film Festival, DOCNYC, the Brooklyn Academy of Music, and streaming online with the Criterion Channel. In addition to her independent work, Emily is a freelance editor, producer, and programmer for film festivals in New York City. Emily collects voicemails for future use; consider yourself notified.
As a filmmaker, I have dedicated my practice to expanding notions of sameness and community through the lens of landscape and geography. In this film, that takes the form of drawing connections between the underwater and the above-ground world. The idea for this film was born from my previous film work. I came across oysters as a symbol of hope while doing research on the harbor for my short film about a ferry and public waterways in Canarsie, Brooklyn. That film, along with other ensemble films I’ve made, approaches human themes through landscape and ties together multiple subjects through shared space.
Our approach to the sociological and edible oyster was also influenced by time I spent behind-the-scenes working for various food and travel shows, frustrated with the repetitive types of imagery that were used to exoticize and eroticize “unusual” or foreign foods. I want to critically reframe storytelling about consumption: oysters feed humans while humans work to restore and preserve oysters as both a source of food and an ecological necessity. As a queer person myself, I also want to subvert the oyster’s cultural status as a hetero-centric aphrodesiac, using our biological understanding of their function to recast them as trans and replete with queer possibility.
Andrea Parkins • Kings CountyMedia Installation , Media Performance , Sound
Andrea Parkins is a sound artist, composer, and electroacoustic performer known for her pioneering approach on her electronically processed accordion and investigation of embodiment and chance with her self-designed virtual sound-processing instruments. Described as a “sound-ist,” of “protean,” talent by critic Steve Smith, Parkins’ laptop electronics, amplified objects, and Fender-amped accordion create sonic fields of lush harmonics and sculpted electronic feedback, punctuated by moments of gap and rift.\n\nParkinsʼ works encompass multi-diffusion audio installations; electronic music pieces; electroacoustic solo and ensemble compositions; and sound for contemporary dance, experimental film and intermedia performance. Her projects have been presented internationally at venues and festivals such as the Whitney Museum of American Art, Issue Project Room, The Kitchen, Experimental Intermedia, Ausland, Kunsthalle Basel, NEXT (Bratislava), Cyberfest (St. Petersberg), and many more. She performs as a solo artist, and for the past 25 years has collaborated across genre and discipline with artists including Magda Mayas, Tony Buck, Ute Wasserman, Nels Cline, George E. Lewis, choreographer Vera Mantero, interdisciplinary performers The Body Cartography Project, filmmaker Abigail Child, and video artist Ana Carvalho, among others. Since 2002, Parkinsʼ primary project has been her series of interactive performance/installations inspired by Rube Goldbergʼs circuitous machines.\n\nParkins’ recent projects include her large-scale amplified performance drawing series, conceived in 2017 when she was an invited resident artist at the Rauschenberg Residency in Captiva, Florida; and her site-based performance/installation, \"Two Rooms, Variation 1, for 40 loudspeakers and Solo Performer,\" which premiered at the 2016 Akousma Festival in Montreal. Other notable projects include \"Two Rooms from the Memory Palace, \" a generative multi-room fixed-media work, featured at the 2015 New York Electronic Art Festival and her multi-diffusion installation, \"Faulty (Broken Orbit),\" presented in the US and Australia in the With Hidden Noise sound exhibition (2012-2015). Her performance/installation Austell 1 (2012) at Fragmental Museum, NYC, funneled live sound from the Long Island City rail yards into a reverberant warehouse space, along with interventions from a walking bellringer and feedback bursts from Parkins’ accordion. In 2010, Parkins was invited by Christian Marclay to perform interpretations of his graphic scores in the Whitney Museum of American Art’s retrospective festival of Marclay’s work. Parkins’ toured from 2009 to 2012 with Vera Mantero’s dance theatre production, \"We Are Going to Miss Everything We Don’t Need,\" featuring Parkins’ score for amplified performers, objects and surfaces. From 2010-13, she performed her 12-channel score for \"Symptom,\" an intermedia/performance work by The Body Cartography Project.\n\nParkins’ recordings are published by Important Records, Confront Recordings, Atavistic, Henceforth Records, Creative Sources, and her writing has been published by Errant Sound. Parkins' work has received support from Robert Rauschenberg Foundation, American Composers Forum, Elektronmusikstudion Stockholm, New York State Council on the Arts, French- American Cultural Exchange, Meet the Composer, Harvestworks Digital Media Arts Center, Wave Farm/NYSCA Media Arts Assistance Fund, and Frei und Hanseastadt Hamburg Kulturbehoerde.
Andrea Parkins is a sound artist, composer, and electroacoustic performer known for her pioneering approach on her electronically processed accordion and investigation of embodiment and chance with her self-designed virtual sound-processing instruments. Described as a “sound-ist,” of “protean,” talent by critic Steve Smith, Parkins’ laptop electronics, amplified objects, and Fender-amped accordion create sonic fields of lush harmonics and sculpted electronic feedback, punctuated by moments of gap and rift.
Parkinsʼ works encompass multi-diffusion audio installations; electronic music pieces; electroacoustic solo and ensemble compositions; and sound for contemporary dance, experimental film and intermedia performance. Her projects have been presented internationally at venues and festivals such as the Whitney Museum of American Art, Issue Project Room, The Kitchen, Experimental Intermedia, Ausland, Kunsthalle Basel, NEXT (Bratislava), Cyberfest (St. Petersberg), and many more. She performs as a solo artist, and for the past 25 years has collaborated across genre and discipline with artists including Magda Mayas, Tony Buck, Ute Wasserman, Nels Cline, George E. Lewis, choreographer Vera Mantero, interdisciplinary performers The Body Cartography Project, filmmaker Abigail Child, and video artist Ana Carvalho, among others. Since 2002, Parkinsʼ primary project has been her series of interactive performance/installations inspired by Rube Goldbergʼs circuitous machines.
Parkins recent projects include her large-scale amplified performance drawing series, conceived in 2017 when she was an invited resident artist at the Rauschenberg Residency in Captiva, Florida; and her site-based performance/installation, "Two Rooms, Variation 1, for 40 loudspeakers and Solo Performer," which premiered at the 2016 Akousma Festival in Montreal. Other notable projects include "Two Rooms from the Memory Palace, " a generative multi-room fixed-media work, featured at the 2015 New York Electronic Art Festival and her multi-diffusion installation, "Faulty (Broken Orbit)," presented in the US and Australia in the With Hidden Noise sound exhibition (2012-2015). Her performance/installation Austell 1 (2012) at Fragmental Museum, NYC, funneled live sound from the Long Island City rail yards into a reverberant warehouse space, along with interventions from a walking bellringer and feedback bursts from Parkins’ accordion. In 2010, Parkins was invited by Christian Marclay to perform interpretations of his graphic scores in the Whitney Museum of American Art’s retrospective festival of Marclay’s work. Parkins’ toured from 2009 to 2012 with Vera Mantero’s dance theatre production, "We Are Going to Miss Everything We Don’t Need," featuring Parkins’ score for amplified performers, objects and surfaces. From 2010-13, she performed her 12-channel score for "Symptom," an intermedia/performance work by The Body Cartography Project. Parkins recordings are published by Important Records, Confront Recordings, Atavistic, Henceforth Records, Creative Sources, and her writing has been published by Errant Sound. Parkins' work has received support from Robert Rauschenberg Foundation, American Composers Forum, Elektronmusikstudion Stockholm, New York State Council on the Arts, French- American Cultural Exchange, Meet the Composer, Harvestworks Digital Media Arts Center, Wave Farm/NYSCA Media Arts Assistance Fund, and Frei und Hanseastadt Hamburg Kulturbehoerde.
Laura Parnes • Queens County
Kris Perry • Columbia County
Perry's work cultivates an understanding of human experience by creating a visual language through form and gesture. He us interested in big ideas and shared experiences that are broadly relateable and through these concepts he tries to bring people of different backgrounds together to celebrate their commonality. He is passionate about public art and art which is accessible.
Yoruba Richen • Kings County
Yoruba Richen is an award - winning documentary filmmaker whose directed films in the U.S. and abroad including Africa, South America and Southeast Asia. Her work has a has been featured on PBS, New York Times Op Doc, Frontline Digital, New York Magazine’s website -The Cut, The Atlantic and Field of Vision. Her last film The Green Book: Guide to Freedom was broadcast on the Smithsonian Channel to record audiences and was awarded the Henry Hampton Award for Excellence in Documentary Filmmaking. Yoruba’s previous feature documentary, The New Black won multiple festival awards and was nominated for an NAACP Image Award and a GLAAD Media Award. It was broadcast on PBS’s Independent Lens. Her previous film Promised Land, won the Fledgling Fund award for social issue documentary and was broadcast on POV. Yoruba won a Clio award for her short film about the Grammy-nominated singer Andra Day. She has also won Creative Promise Award at Tribeca All Access and was a Sundance Producers Fellow. Yoruba is a featured TED Speaker, a Fulbright fellow, a Guggenheim fellow and a 2016 recipient of the Chicken & Egg Breakthrough Filmmaker Award. She was chosen for the Root 100s list of African Americans 45 years old and younger who are responsible for the year’s most significant moments and themes. Yoruba is the Founding Director of the Documentary Program at the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY.
Marina Rosenfeld • Kings County
Marina Rosenfeld was born in New York and has been based there since 1999. A composer and artist working across disciplines, her work has been at the forefront of experimental practices in sound and performance since the 1990s, when she mounted her first all-female electric-guitar ensembles under the name Sheer Frost Orchestra. With work appearing equally in visual arts and music venues, she has had solo presentations in recent years by institutions including the Museum of Modern Art and the Park Avenue Armory in New York; the Whitney, Montreal, Liverpool and PERFORMA biennials; and the Donaueschingen, Holland, Wien Modern, Borealis and Ultima festivals, among many others. Recent projects include commissioned works for documenta14 radio and Donaueschinger Musiktage, and solo exhibitions at Portikus Frankfurt, the Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard College, and the Artists Institute in New York. Her music has been released by labels including Room40, iDEAL and Charhizma.
Stephanie Rothenberg • Erie County
Stephanie Rothenberg’s interdisciplinary art draws from digital culture, science and economics to explore relationships between human designed systems and biological ecosystems. Moving between real and virtual spaces her work investigates the power dynamics of techno utopias, global economics and outsourced labor.
Suneil Sanzgiri • Kings County
Suneil Sanzgiri is an artist, researcher, and filmmaker. His work spans experimental video and film, animations, essays, and installations, and contends with questions of identity, heritage, culture and diaspora in relation to structural violence. He graduated from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) with a Masters of Science in Art, Culture and Technology in 2017. His film "At Home But Not At Home" made its World Premiere at the International Film Festival Rotterdam, in January 2020, with a nomination for the Found Footage Award. His follow-up film "Letter From Your Far-Off Country" made its world premiere at the New York Film Festival in the fall of 2020, and was entered into the Ammodo Tiger Shorts Competition at IFFR in 2021, going on to win awards at Images Festival, and Special Jury nominations at EMAF and IC Docs. Sanzgiri’s work has screened extensively at festivals nationally and internationally. Sanzgiri was a 2016 resident of the SOMA program in Mexico City, and co-programmer of the 2020 - 2021 Flaherty NYC film series. He is currently a resident of the Pioneer Works Studio Program and finishing up his 3rd film in his series on ancestral memory and decolonization titled "Golden Jubilee."
Jingyao Shao • Kings County
Jingyao Shao is a Chinese new media artist based in Brooklyn, who speculates different dimensions of self-perception through installations, performances, and research. With individual and collective narratives, her works aim to evoke present conversations about the architecture of interpersonal relationships, across the spectrum from isolation to connection. She is a memory archiver, conscientiously examining in retrieval and morphosis of what has been left in the past, and planting it in new mediums through her practices. She is curious about what memory resonates among people and seeks to build invisible ties to people and space with her cultivation. Her work is also influenced by her reflections and questions on culture and gender structures, both looking back on cultural nostalgia and forward to future bodies. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from the University of Washington and a Master of Professional degree at New York University’s Interactive Telecommunications Program.
Sarah G. Sharp • Kings County
I am a multidisciplinary artist working in a range of media including traditional craft forms and “New Media” art practices in order to engage with themes related to land, domesticity, technology and communalism. I use “analog” and craft-based media (collage, handembroidery, quilting, macramé, press-based print media) and digital media forms (video, digital image manipulation, machine embroidery and Augmented Reality.) I am particularly interested in how symbols, patterns and different forms of media inform the ways groups of people create community, relate to their environments and respond to new technologies. I’ve received several grants and residencies including Getty Library Research Grant, Brooklyn Arts Council Grant, BRIC Arts Media Fellowship and Bronx Museum AIM Fellowship and residencies at Joya at Cortijada Los Gázquez in Almeria, Spain; Museum of Contemporary Art in Tucson Arizona; The Vermont Studio Center in Johnson, Vermont; SoHo20 Gallery Residency Lab and the Textile Arts Center in New York City. I’ve exhibited at national museums, galleries and art fairs, including The Aldrich Museum in Connecticut, The Bronx Museum in New York City, Hampden Gallery at UMass Amherst, Field Projects Gallery and the Spring Break Art Fair in New York City.
Amie Siegel • Kings County
Amie Siegel (b. 1974, Chicago, USA) works variously between film, video, photography, performance and installation. Recent solo exhibitions include Blaffer Art Museum, Houston, TX; Guggenheim Museum Bilbao; South London Gallery; Museum Villa Stuck, Muni; Kunstmuseum Stuttgart; MAK- Museum für Angewandte Kunst, Vienna and The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Siegel has participated in group exhibitions including at the 2018 Gwangju Biennial; Dhaka Art Summit; CAPC Bordeaux; Witte de With, Rottderdam; Vancouver Art Gallery; MuMA, Melbourne; Whitney Museum of American Art, NY; MAXXI Museum, Rome; Hayward Gallery, London; CCA Wattis, San Francisco; Walker Art Center, Minneapolis and Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin among others.
Her work is in public and private collections including The Museum of Modern Art, New York; Whitney Museum of American Art; The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; Tate Modern, Carnegie Museum of Art and the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum. Her works have screened at the Cannes, Berlin, Toronto and New York Film Festivals. She has been a fellow of the DAAD Berliner-Künstlerprogramm and the Guggenheim Foundation, Fulton Fellow at The Film Study Center at Harvard University, a recipient of the ICA Boston's Foster Prize, Sundance Institute and Creative Capital Awards. She lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.
Fern Silva • Kings County
SOBBETH • Columbia County
SOBBETH, comprised of trans and non-binary artists Erica Dawn Lyle and Midnight Piper Forman, is a Hudson Valley-based conceptual art collective whose practice readily blurs the boundaries between visual art, geographic research, film production, and full-hearted experiments in collective living. For the past four winters, SOBBETH has been driving the backroads of Lyle’s native Florida, working on a hybrid feature film and a great labor-of-love, ‘Our Place in the Sun’. While the film documents a period of profound personal transformation, the creative process of geographical inquiry has grown beyond the scope of the film to incorporate an array of interconnected writing, photographic, and sculptural projects that contribute to an ongoing reckoning with climate change, Florida’s colonial past and its potential utopian and dystopian futures. Blending a wide range of formats and non-fiction hybridities, we’ve come to think of the film and the larger exploration surrounding it as an ‘Experimental Atlas’ of Florida. In 2021, SOBBETH launched ‘Hands Off Venus’, an iterative documentary artwork-cum-prefigurative social movement that imagines the emergence of a vibrant protest movement against space colonization. ‘Hands Off Venus’ was first initiated as a queercruising event in Miami, then shown as a film and installation commissioned by curators Brian Droitcour and Allyson Vieira for their group show, GTFO, in May 2021 in New York City. It has since escaped the lab and entered the population with ongoing outreach, a street art campaign and the appearance of ‘Hands Off Venus’ interventions at the NYC Dyke March. (www.handsoffvenus.com) Erica Dawn Lyle is an experimental musician, writer, filmmaker and curator. The author of three books, she is a regular contributor to Artforum and Art in America and her work has appeared in Frieze, Raritan, Vice, Brooklyn Rail, LA Weekly, and on NPR’s This American Life. The editor of the long-running legendary DIY magazine, SCAM, this year Lyle launches a new magazine, Kyanite, on her own Bermuda Triangle Press. She is currently writing an experimental psychogeographic memoir about her search for her birth mother in Florida and she plays guitar in the band, Bikini Kill. Midnight Forman is a filmmaker and an interdisciplinary visual artist known for their artistic contributions to anti-displacement activism and for boundary-pushing, collective public art projects such as the ‘Department of Space and Land Reclamation', ‘The Geography of Erasure” and the transfeminist TV convergence 'Pilot TV: Experimental Media for Feminist Trespass'. They have a Bachelors in Interdisciplinary Art from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and a Masters in Film and Television Production from USC's School of Cinematic Arts, where they were awarded a Les Blank Foundation grant to direct 'In the Shell of the Old', a documentary exploration of the social history of haunting at LA’s abandoned Lincoln Heights Jail.
Yeseul Song • New York County
I examine the fluid nature of human perception and its relationship with our society, culture, and the environment by creating artwork that challenges how we normally perceive and interact with the world. My work combines digital technology and analog materials to create interactive experiences that invite viewers to be part of the work through bodily movements, conversations, and creative expressions. Non-traditional art spaces such as public outdoor spaces are an important venue for my work; they enable me to engage with a more diverse group of people–especially those that rarely visit museums or galleries–while challenging commonly held ideas about access and accessibility of art.
Eric Souther • Allegany County
Eric Souther is a new media artist who draws from a multiplicity of disciplines, including anthropology, linguistics, ritual, critical theory, and New Materialism. He develops video instruments that investigate technological & cultural ecologies, agency, and emergence. He looks for new ways of seeing beyond the seductive qualities of an image, and to find unseen connections that help us understand our digital and non-digital existence. His work takes many pathways, which include single-channel video, interactive installation, projection mapping, print, virtual reality, and audiovisual performance. His work has been featured nationally and internationally at venues such as the Museum of Art and Design, NYC, Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse, NY, and the Museum of Art, Zhangzhou, China. His work has screened in The Athens Digital Arts Festival, Athens, Greece, Istanbul International Experimental Film Festival, Beyoglu, Instanbul, Cronosfera Festival, Alessandria, Italy, the Galerija 12 New Media Hub, Belgrade, Serbia, the Simultan Festival, Timisoara, Romania, and the Festival ECRÃ of Audiovisual Experimentations, Rio de Janeiro. In 2016, Eric won the Juried Award for Time-Based at the international art competition ArtPrize. He received his B.F.A. in New Media from the Kansas City Art Institute in 2009 and his M.F.A. in Electronic Integrated Arts from the New York State School of Ceramics at Alfred University in 2011. He currently is an Assistant Professor of Video Art in the Division of Expanded Media at NYSCC at Alfred University.
Phillip David Stearns • Kings CountyArt & Science , Film & Video , Immersive Media / AR / VR / AI / Gaming , Media Installation , Media Performance , Sound
Phillip Stearns (born 1982 in Austin, TX) is an artist currently based in New York. He completed a Bachelor of Science degree in Music at the University of Colorado in Denver and a Master of Fine Art degree in Music at the California Institute of the Arts. His multidisciplinary practice focuses largely on the poetics of experience in relation to applied technology. Processes, materials and concepts are brought together in works that range from performance to computer textiles, video, immersive installation, digital image and sound. His work has been presented internationally by many institutions, including the Zhongzhou Art Museum, Carl & Marilynn Thoma Art Foundation, Haus der Elektronischen Künste Basel, Hochschule Düsseldorf, Park Avenue Armory, ELEKTRA-BIAN, Tate Britain, Transmediale, Anyang Public Art Project, FAD Festival de Arte Digital, FILE, and Transitio. He is currently part of the Year 6 cohort of NEW INC, the art, technology and design incubator run by the New Museum.
Andrea Steves • Kings County
Woody Sullender • Queens County
Woody Sullender's work encompasses a myriad of media including sculpture, video games, performance, theater, music, installation, architecture, origami, and sonic weaponry. His recent work utilizes video game space as an arena to undermine specific modernist ideologies and rituals of music reception.
Kimi Takesue • Kings County
Kimi Takesue is an award-winning filmmaker and recipient of the Guggenheim Fellowship in Film. In 2018 she received a highly-competitive national “Breakthrough Award” and fellowship from Chicken and Egg Pictures. Other honors include a Rockefeller Media Arts Fellowship, two fellowships from NYFA, a Kodak Cinematography Fellowship, and grants from Catapult, ITVS, NYSCA, and the Arts Council of England. She is a ten-time fellow at Yaddo, Bogliasco, Wexner Center for the Arts, Marblehouse, and the MacDowell Colony.
Takesue’s documentary 95 AND 6 TO GO was nominated for the prestigious 2017 European Doc Alliance Award. The film screened at over twenty-five international festivals including CPH:DOX, Dok Leipzig, DOC NYC, Doclisboa, BAFICI-Buenos Aires International Festival of Cinema, and Krakow Film Festival. The film garnered Special Jury Prizes for Best Documentary at Indie Memphis and the Los Angeles Asian International Film Festival.
Takesue’s acclaimed documentary WHERE ARE YOU TAKING ME? was commissioned by the Rotterdam Film Festival and premiered at the festival, followed by screenings at MoMA-Doc Fortnight and the LA Film Festival. The film was theatrically released by Icarus Films and was a Critics’ Pick by Time Out-NYC and LA Weekly.
Takesue’s films have screened at more than two hundred and fifty festivals/museums internationally including Sundance, Locarno, New Directors/New Films, SXSW, and the Museum of Modern Art-NYC and have aired on PBS, IFC, Comcast, and the Sundance Channel. Her films have received positive reviews from The New York Times, Variety, Wall Street Journal, The Nation, Christian Science Monitor and Village Voice. She is Associate Professor in the Department of Arts, Culture, and Media at Rutgers University-Newark. Takesue's films are distributed by Women Make Movies, New Day Films and Icarus Films.
Thin Edge Films • Greene County
Lisa Thomas has been working in film and television since graduating from the Evergreen State College in 1994. Currently Lisa is the Co-Executive Producer on the animated series, Shivering Truth for Vernon Chatman (of South Park fame). She was the Supervising Producer on both seasons of Tyler the Creator’s animated series, The Jellies and was the Executive Producer on the independent feature musical, Thirsty about the life of Scott Townsend, Provincetown’s legendary Cher impersonator. In the past year Lisa has Produced and Directed a series of music videos for dark carnival band, The Dust Bowl Faeries including the award winning video 'Zebra' which recently won best Avant Garde Music Video at the L.A. Music Video Awards. She was the Line Producer on Liz Garcia’s feature, One Percent More Humid which premiered at the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival and was the Production Manager on Lighting Bugs in a Jar which premiered at Cannes. Lisa was the Supervising Producer on the hit animated series, Ugly Americans for Comedy Central and Adult Swim’s cult, animated series, Xavier: Renegade Angel. She Produced MTV’s, Wonder Showzen as well as Zoolander Super Model for Paramount. She is part of the Producing team on the upcoming animated, feature, The Adventures of Drunky starring Sam Rockwell, Steve Coogan and Nina Arianda. Lisa Co-Produced and Directed the documentary, Freeing Silvia Baraldini about the former U.S. political prisoner of the same name and was the Producer on the documentary, Sid Bernstein Presents about the man who brought the Beatles to America. Lisa is the President and Co-Founder of Thin Edge Films and has worked for NBC, PBS, HBO, Turner Broadcasting, Maysles Films and Augenblick Studios.
Before working in film, Margo Pelletier spent twenty years as an award winning fine artist showing her work in galleries and museums in the greater New York area. Prior to her feature, directorial debut on the post-queer musical film, Thirsty, Margo was the Director, Co-Producer and Editor for the independent documentary, Freeing Silvia Baraldini. Margo also directed and edited the short films, Cast to the Wind and Out of Service. She produced two live programs for the LGBTQ Center in NYC: “Celibacy, Our Choice or Not” and “Post-Queer: Building A Brave New World.” Margo received her BFA from the Cooper Union School of Science and Art, attended the Milton Avery Graduate School at Bard and the Institute of Audio Research in New York City.
Jingjing Tian • New York County
Jingjing is a Sundance Writer's Lab finalist and a Sundance Sloan Foundation finalist. Her work has screened at Nitehawk Cinema + MoMA, Cleveland International Film Festival, Bentonville Film Festival, Virginia Film Festival, Seattle Asian American Film Festival, Museum of the Chinese + more. Her work has been profiled in Paper Magazine, AM New York, BuzzFeed, High Country News, South China Morning Post + more. ian has held fellowships at the New York Public Library and the Middlebury Script Lab, and won best female director and awards in excellence at AT&T, the Princeton Indpt. Film Festival, and more. She edits in Adobe Premiere & DaVinci.
Landon Van Soest • Kings County
Landon is a founder of the Brooklyn Filmmakers Collective, a not-for-profit organization that hosts community driven peer-review to independent filmmakers in New York City. His professional directing credits include spots for Facebook, Toyota, Capital One and many more. He launched Transient Pictures with Jeremy Levine in 2005, which produces a range of original content for non-profits like the Lincoln Center, the Dramatists Guild, and UNICEF, international companies like 23andMe, Brooklyn Brewery, and Ben & Jerry’s, and major broadcasters like ABC, National Geographic, and PBS.
Lucie Vítková • Kings County
I am a composer, improviser and performer (accordion, hichiriki, synthesizer, harmonica, voice and dance) from the Czech Republic, living in New York. I completed my Doctoral studies in Composition and Theory of Composition at the Janacek Academy of Music and Performing Arts (JAMU) in Brno, Czech Republic in 2020, and obtained a degree in Accordion Performance in 2010 at the Conservatory Brno. I have also accomplished one year of sonology studies at the Royal Academy of Art in The Hague (NL) in 2011--12. While pursuing my Ph.D. studies in composition and theory of composition at JAMU, I have been a visiting scholar at the Columbia University in the City of New York, under the supervision of Prof. George E. Lewis, and at the New York University where I studied with Prof. Suzanne Cusick. My compositions focus on sonification (compositions based on abstract models derived from physical objects) while in my improvisation practice, I work with characteristics of discrete spaces through the interaction between sound and movement. In my recent work, I have been interested in the social-political aspects of music in relation to everyday life and in reusing trash to build sonic costumes and instruments. I have been active as a performer, composer and improviser, connected with a wide range of communities of contemporary and experimental artists from Europe, the USA, Canada, or Japan. I have been commissioned by the Czech festival Prague Spring to compose a new large ensemble piece for the Austrian ensemble Klangforum Wien and was awarded the Robert Rauschenberg Residency in Florida, USA. As an accordion player, I have collaborated with the Talea Ensemble during the Time:Spans festival, with the International Contemporary Ensemble during the MATA Festival in New York and performed in my own orchestral piece Environment at the Ostrava Days 2021 festival, CZ. I also studied hichiriki with Hitomi Nakamura, during the Mentor/Protégé Residency in Tokyo, JP. My work ranges from orchestral pieces, through chamber, duo and solo compositions to electronic music, DIY instruments, and field recordings. I am very interested in different kinds of notation. Next to the classical, text and audio scores, I have been developing new kinds of graphic scores and combined scores. In 2019, I have participated in the Tectonics Festival in Glasgow with the live installation called Makeup Scores: Environmental Music, where I installed 140 graphic scores, painted with expired makeup, and performed them for eleven hours with a group of three musicians. I have been nominated for 2017 Herb Alpert Awards in Arts in the category of Music, was commissioned by the Roulette Intermedium in 2017 and have become a Roulette resident artist in 2018. I have put together two ensembles – NYC Constellation Ensemble (focused on musical behavior) and OPERA Ensemble (for singing instrumentalists). In my dissertation Compositional Techniques of Christian Wolff and Social Aspects in Music, which was published as a book in 2021, I have analyzed music of Christian Wolff, researching compositional techniques which change relationships between players to reform established hierarchies in music.
Miao Wang • Queens County
Miao Wang is a Beijing-born New York-based filmmaker. She got her start in documentaries working at Maysles Films. She founded her production studio Three Waters Films in 2005. Since then she has produced two documentary features (Maineland and Beijing Taxi), part of a trilogy of films looking at China’s rise and its interaction with the U.S through a bicultural perspective. Maineland (2017, New York Times Critic's Pick), Beijing Taxi (2010, New York Magazine Critic's Pick), and short film Yellow Ox Mountain (2007) have screened at over 200 international festivals and institutions such as SXSW and the Guggenheim Museum, with US theatrical releases, nationwide broadcasts, and digitally released globally on multiple platforms. In addition to producing critically acclaimed and award-winning non-fiction films, Miao also creates and produces commissioned work as well as branded programming for corporate and commercial clients that have garnered top advertising awards. She directed Made by China in America, part of the acclaimed and award-winning We the Economy series of 20 shorts by 20 directors. The series – produced by Vulcan Productions and Cinelan- is distributed on over 65 digital and broadcast platforms. She also direct, produce, and edit award-winning branded content and shorts for agencies and clients such as Ogilvy, DuPont, Philips, Microsoft Design, Guggenheim Museum, the Criterion Collection, and Vice Media. Miao is a recipient of grants and fellowship from the Sundance Institute, the Jerome Foundation, New York State Council on the Arts, the Tribeca Film Institute, Tribeca All Access, IFP Filmmaker's Lab, Independent Film Week, Women Make Movies, and the Flaherty Film Seminar. She is a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, and has just been nominated for the Chicken and Egg (formerly Breakthrough) Award. She holds a BA in economics from the University of Chicago, and an MFA in design and film from Parsons School of Design.
Julia Weist • Greene County
Julia Weist is an artist living in New York. Her work has recently been exhibited at the Queens Museum (New York), the Gwangju Biennale (Gwangju, South Korea), the Shed (New York), Rhizome, the New Museum (New York), the Hong-Gah Museum (Taipei), Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art (Rotterdam) and other venues. Her public artworks include Reach (2015, produced by 14x48) and View-Through (2017, produced by O, Miami). She is the recipient of a 2018 Media Arts Assistance Fund Grant from the New York State Council on the Arts, a 2017 Jerome Foundation Fellowship from the Queens Museum, the 2016 Net-based Audience Prize from Haus Der Elektronischen Künste Basel, and the 2015 Media Plan Award from the Outdoor Advertising Association of America. Weist is the author of several artist books, including the novel "Sexy Librarian" (2008) and "After, About, With" (2015). In 2019 Weist was named Public Artist in Residence for the NYC Municipal Archives by the Department of Cultural Affairs, the City of New York.
James N. Kienitz Wilkins • Kings County
Nia O. Witherspoon • Kings County
Nia O. Witherspoon(Smith BA/Stanford PhD) is a Black queer multidisciplinary artist + healing justice practitioner investigating the metaphysics of black liberation, desire, and diaspora, as they track across the space-time continuum. Combining Black feminism, indigenous epistemologies, eco-feminism, and auto-critogrophy with mediums in writing, performance, sound, and installation, Witherspoon creates portals for communion, witnessing, and healing. Current and recent works include: Priestess of Twerk: A Black Femme Temple to Pleasure (HERE Art Center/Musical Theatre Factory, 2024), Chronicle X: The Dark Girl Chronicles (The Shed, 2021), and MESSIAH (La Mama, 2019). She is a NEFA/NTP recipient, a Creative Capital Awardee, a Jerome New Artist Fellow, an artist in residence at HERE Art Center, BAX/Brooklyn Arts Exchange, and was a 2050 Fellow at New York Theatre Workshop. Her work has been or will be featured by The Shed, JACK, La Mama ETC, Playwright’s Realm, BRIC, HERE, National Black Theatre, BAAD, Movement Research, BAX, Dixon Place, Painted Bride, 651 Arts, and elsewhere. Her writing is published in the Journal of Popular Culture; Imagined Theatres; Women and Collective Creation; and IMANIMAN: Poets Writing in the Anzaldúan Borderlands. Witherspoon has held tenuretrack professorships at Florida State University and Arizona State University, taught at Fordham and University of Massachusetts (Amherst), and is currently working on a manuscript tentatively titled NATION IN THE DARK: A Black femme spell for justice.
Sasha Wortzel • Kings County
Sasha Wortzel is an artist and filmmaker working between New York City and Miami. Blending documentary and narrative forms, her films, installations, and performances explore how structures of power shape our lives around race, gender, desire, and landscape. Wortzel’s work has been presented nationally and internationally at MoMA, New Museum, Brooklyn Museum, The Kitchen, BAMcinématek, DOC NYC, Leslie Lohman Museum, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Berlin International Film Festival, and ICA London. Her work has been supported by the Sundance Institute, Art Matters, Field of Vision, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council Workspace program, Queer/Art/Mentorship, and the Astraea Foundation’s Global Arts Fund. Wortzel was awarded a 2018 NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellowship in film/video, Special Mention at 2018 Outfest Film Festival, and a 2018-2019 Abrons Arts Residency for Visual Artists. Her work is the permanent collection of the Brooklyn Museum. Wortzel has been featured by The New York Times, Artforum, Art in America, and New York Magazine. They received an MFA in Integrated Media Arts from Hunter College.
Tansy Xiao • Kings County
Tansy Xiao is an artist, curator and writer based in New York. Xiao creates theatrical installations with non-linear narratives that often extend beyond the fourth wall. Her work examines the power and inadequacy of language, furthermore, substantiates the multiplicity of being human through the assemblage of stochastic audio and recontextualized objects. Xiao’s work has been shown at Queens Museum, The Clemente Soto Vélez Cultural & Educational Center, New Adventures in Sound Art, Pelham Art Center, The Immigrant Artist Biennial, Azarian McCullough Art Gallery, SRO Gallery among others. Her curatorial projects were presented by SPRING/BREAK Art Show, NARS Foundation, Radiator Gallery, Residency Unlimited, Fou Gallery, Chazan Family Gallery, Areté Gallery and Brooklyn Art Library.
Betty Yu • Kings County
Betty Yu is a multimedia artist, filmmaker, educator and activist born and raised in NYC to Chinese immigrant parents. Ms. Yu is a socially engaged multimedia artist integrating documentary film, new media platforms and community-infused approaches into her practice. Her community-based arts projects have fused together video, photography, interactive mapping, new media, installation, augmented reality, 3-D elements and live projections.
Nick Yulman • New York County
Nick Yulman works with sound and interactive media in a variety of contexts including installation art, oral history and music. He has presented his work at venues in New York and beyond including Paris' Palais de Tokyo, the ISE Cultural foundation, MoMa PS1, Flux Factory, UnionDocs, The Museum of the Moving Image and the New York Hall of Science. In the spring of 2010, Yulman was artist in residence at the Centre for Contemporary Art Ujazdowsky Castle in Warsaw, Poland through Art in General’s Eastern European Residency Exchange Program. He received a NYSCA distribution grant to produce a record, “Warsaw Machines & Songs” documenting the work created during this residency. In 2011 Yulman worked with the North Brooklyn Public Art Coalition to create \"No Bills\", a public sound installation, situated in construction fences, featuring oral histories of long-term residents of Williamsburg and Greenpoint. “Coppercussion/Papercussion”, his collaboration with printmaker Hope Dector won the audience choice award at the 2012 Dumbo Arts Festival. Professionally, Yulman spent five years working with the national oral history project StoryCorps, traveling the United States recording interviews, managing the organization’s Recording and Archive department and consulting on a variety of projects. He received his Master’s from NYU’s Interactive Telecommunications Program (ITP), and is currently an adjunct professor there.