Fritz Horstman lives and works in Bethany, CT. His drawings, photographs, videos, sculptures, installations, sound projects, collaborations, and performances focus on the seam where humans separate themselves from nature. Fritz has recently been in shows in Chicago, New Haven, Paris, Philadelphia, Washington DC, and Brooklyn. He will be in a two-person show in 2013 with Solange Roberdeau at the Lost Coast Culture Machine in Fort Bragg, CA. He will make a large installation at Yale’s Peabody Museum in the spring of 2013. He is curating an exhibition about three-dimensional maps for a gallery in New Haven in late 2013. He makes extra money drawing beer labels for Short’s Brewing Company He teaches drawing at Albertus Magnus College and is the Artist Residency and Facilities Manager at the Josef and Anni Albers Foundation. He is currently working on a book project.
Brooke Sturtevant-Sealover investigates the vitality of plants through their changes in growth and morphology as a result of being placed in carefully constructed situations. Through the use of generative notation and the data collected from her investigations she constructs two, three, and four-dimensional drawings. Her method of working, which creates unintended visual results, leaves open the possibility for producing a new awareness concerning the nature of the plant’s growth and intentions. In 2012 she was named a finalist for both the Toby Devan Lewis Fellowship and the Henry Walters Traveling Fellowship. Recently her work was awarded best of show by Ben Levy, Baltimore Museum of Art‘s Curatorial Assistant of Prints, Drawings & Photographs, and has been featured in reviews by bmoreart.com and theartblog.com. Sturtevant-Sealover is one of 23 international artists invited to attend the 2013 SCANZ 3rd Nature artist residency – part of one of New Zealand’s premier arts, science, and technology events.
Cassandra Kapsos is a Baltimore artist that has an interest in light, texture, surfaces, community, visual environment, presentness, shrines, relics, advertisements, neighborhood development, architecture, community art and green spaces, SOWEBO, negation, degradation, aesthetics, space, time…
Working in the photographic medium and installation art, she explores and develops the concepts to form conclusions to the question.
Natalia González Requena
Natalia González Requena is a Bolivian artist currently moving between the cities of Santa Cruz in Bolivia and Pittsburgh in the United States. She has an MFA in Studio Art and a Certificate in the College Teaching of Art from the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore, Maryland. Prior to this, she obtained a licentiate in Fine Arts from the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile, in Santiago in 2002. She has participated in numerous exhibitions in Santa Cruz, La Paz, Sucre, Cochabamba, Santiago, Buenos Aires, Baltimore, Glen Echo, and Pittsburgh. Among her recent exhibitions are Factory Installed at the Mattress Factory Art Museum, Pittsburgh (2011-2012) and her solo show Registros, Centro Cultural Santa Cruz, Bolivia (2012). Intersecting with her exhibition practice, Natalia remains active as an art teacher.
Todd Keyser is a painter who lives and works in Philadelphia Pennsylvania. He has exhibited in the greater Philadelphia region and has curated and reviewed a number of shows in Philadelphia. Keyser’s particular interest lies at the intersection of painting and contemporary art – how has this historical practice maintained and expanded its aesthetic criteria? The artists own work seeks out to problemlatize representation, abstraction, painting, photography, and image(s) as a cyclical relationship that is engaged through a variety of painted engagements, photographs, and or performances. Keyser received his MFA from Maryland Institute College of Art in 2011, his BFA from University of the Arts and 4-year certificate at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts both in 1998.
Jassie Rios is from the border town of Laredo, Texas. She earned her BFA in Painting from Texas State University in 2002 and her MFA in Studio Art from the Maryland Institute College of Art in 2011. Rios’ practice utilizes analog and digital tools as conduits to explore drawings that include photography, installations, video, sound, spoken-word, site-generated, collaborations and text; her work focuses on everyday spaces, the human practice of line creation, perception and movement in the environment, and knowledge and description of the environment, whether natural or constructed. She has exhibited works throughout south and central Texas, Louisiana, Virginia, Pennsylvania, DC and Maryland, and her poems are archived in the Canadian poetry magazine Ditch. Parallel to her practice and exhibition record, Jassie remains an active arts educator. Currently, she lives and works in Washington, DC.