Emily Harris is a Queens-based artist and a current MFA Candidate at Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore. She has exhibited her work in venues in New York; Ai Gallery and Bridge Art Fair, Chicago, IL; and internationally at 2B Gallery in Budapest, Hungary; Galeria Z in Bratislava, Slovakia, The Museum of Arts & Crafts Itami, Itami-shi, Japan and Galeria Ajolote Arte Contemporaneo, Guadalajara, Mexico. She most recently participated in a performance at The Great Hall, Cooper Union, NYC titled Roaming Urban Soundscapes where she and Paul Sadowski re-staged Cage’s 49 Waltzes for 5 Boroughs as part of the NYMS Anniversary and John Cage Centennial in September 2012.
Jeff Hensley lives and works outside of Baltimore, MD where he teaches for the Howard County Public School System and exhibits his paintings at the national level. Currently, Jeff is a MFA candidate at the Maryland Institute College of Art and will be featured in the upcoming book International Painting Annualpublished by Manifest Press. For more information and to see images of his work please visit www.jeffhensley.com
Sarah Koljonen was born in Hong Kong, of Chinese and Finnish descent. She studied at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago and at Carnegie Mellon University, where she received her BFA in Painting, Drawing and Printmaking. Sarah received various awards and grants, and has participated in residency programs in New York, Vermont and Michigan. In 2009, she created the Printmakers in Residence Scheme in Hong Kong to promote the discipline of printmaking. Sarah’s work has been shown in one-person and group exhibitions, including among others the Fleisher Ollman Gallery in Philadelphia, Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts, and The Hong Kong Arts Centre. Her interest in cultural production led her to Bolivia in 2011 with a travel fellowship, to collaboratively develop an arts-based curriculum and micro-school system for children who work on the streets. She curated her first exhibition at the San Francisco Museum in La Paz. Sarah is currently based in Philadelphia and will be completing her MFA in Studio Arts at the Maryland Institute College of Art in 2013.
Tamara Cedré was born in Brooklyn, New York and was raised in South Florida. She studied at the New World School of the Arts in Miami, FL where she received BFAs in Photography and Graphic Design. In 2009, she was awarded a fellowship endowed by the Joan Mitchell Foundation to attend a juried residency with Rineke Dijkstra at the Atlantic Center for the Arts. Her photographs, video and sound installations have been exhibited in Miami, Philadelphia and in the Mid-Atlantic Area. This winter, a selection of portraits from her series Gethsemane, was featured by Maryland Art Place in their annual juried photography exhibition in Baltimore. Tamara is currently an MFA candidate at Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore, Maryland.
Davin Watne is an artist based in Kansas City with an established record of professional achievement. He received his BFA from the Kansas City Art Institute and his MFA at Maryland Institute College of Art. He has been awarded the Charlotte Street Foundation Award, ArtsKC Inspiration Grant, Avenue of Arts Municipal Arts Grant, Art in the Loop Public Arts Grant and a former resident of the Studios Inc. Residency Program. Davin holds a fulltime lecturer position at University of Missouri Kansas City, where he teaches Painting and Drawing.