Spanning the fields of design and art practice, Glenn Shrum’s work with light places him at the center of converging professional disciplines. Originally trained as an architect, Shrum received a Masters of Fine Arts in Studio Art with an emphasis on lighting installations and light art history from the Maryland Institute College of Art in 2008. In addition to his professional activity as principal of Flux Studio, Glenn Shrum is an active member of the international lighting design and education community. From 2009 to 2011 he was US coordinator of the Professional Lighting Designers’ Association and he is currently lecturer in the MFA Lighting Design program at Parsons The New School for Design School of Constructed Environments in New York City. Recent projects include Villa I Tatti Harvard Center for Renaissance Studies in Florence Italy, The National Children’s Museum outside of Washington DC and the National Aquarium, Baltimore.
Christopher Sims was born in Michigan and raised in Atlanta, Georgia. He has an undergraduate degree in history from Duke University, a master’s degree in visual communication from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and a M.F.A. in studio art from the Maryland Institute College of Art. He worked as a photo archivist at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C. and currently teaches photography at the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University. His most recent exhibitions include shows at the Griffin Museum of Photography, the Houston Center for Photography, the Light Factory, the Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art, and the Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art. His recent project on Guantanamo Bay was featured in The Washington Post, the BBC World Service, Roll Call, and Flavorwire. In 2010, he was selected as the recipient of the Baum Award for Emerging American Photographers and in 2012 he was named one of the “new Superstars of Southern Art” by the Oxford American magazine.
Wright was born in Wilmington, DE and resides on the east coast. She holds a BFA from University of Delaware and an MFA from Maryland Institute College of Art. With a 10 year history in visual merchandising in department stores, she explores her position in consumerism threw her studio work. Using collage as drawing, Wright is able to filter a new form of beauty where the intersection of fashion and commerce merge.
Wright has exhibited at Space 1026 Philadelphia PA, Lump Gallery Raleigh NC, Civilian Art Projects Washington DC, Good Citizen St.Louis MO, Current Gallery Baltimore MD, and The Front New Orleans LA. She is half of the collaborative duo HATEFUL, which has participated in Fanzine Festival in Paris, France, at Show and Tell Oakland CA, Booklet Library Tokyo Japan, and Drift Station Field Guide,Lincoln NE.
Billy Friebele lives and works in Washington, DC. He received a Masters in Fine Arts in from the Maryland Institute College of Art and a Bachelors of Arts in Philosophy from St. Mary’s College of Maryland. His work examines the intersection of new media and public space through video, animation, and installation. Billy has exhibited at the Baltimore Museum of Art, the Orlando Museum of Art, and the Art Museum of the Americas in Washington, DC. He has also recently exhibited in Sarajevo, Bosnia; Jatiwangi, Indonesia; Detroit, MI; Boston, MA; and St. Louis, MO among other places. He teaches as an Assistant Professor of Digital Media at St. Mary’s College of Maryland.