Multidisciplinary artist Tomashi Jackson (b. 1980, Houston, TX) works across painting, textiles, sculpture, and video to place formal and material investigations in dialogue with recent histories of displacement and disenfranchisement of people of color, resulting in formalist compositions of exuberant color, bold geometries, and intricate layerings of material. Recent solo exhibitions include Brown II, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University, Cambridge, MA (2021); The Land Claim at the Parrish Art Museum, Water Mill, NY (2021); Love Rollercoaster, Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus, OH (2020); among many others. She was awarded the Joan Mitchell Foundation Painters & Sculptors Grant in 2020.
Artist and educator Adriana Farmiga was named Assistant Dean of The Cooper Union School of Art in 2017 and Associate Dean in 2018. She graduated from the School of Art at Cooper Union in 1996 and has taught there since 2011. She received her MFA from Bard College in 2004, and has shown in group and solo exhibitions in the United States and abroad. Her work has been reviewed in the New York Times and Artforum, among other publications, and ranges from conceptual still life to video and mixed media sculpture.
Writer and strategist Lee Ann Norman loves to tell good stories about the arts in our everyday. Her scholarly investigations and creative yarns highlight an interest in designing spaces that allow people to learn about each other and themselves through the arts. Her writing has appeared in a variety of publications, including BOMB, Studio, the Studio Museum of Harlem’s magazine, and the Penn GSE Journal on Urban Education, and the Brooklyn Rail. Lee Ann studied art criticism and writing at the School of Visual Arts. She is currently based in New York.
The Rail has a tradition of ending our conversations with a poem, and
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Erin Marie Lynch
Erin Marie Lynch
Poet and artist Erin Marie Lynch has published her writing in New England Review, Gulf Coast, DIAGRAM, Best New Poets, and others, while her performance and video work has been featured at a variety of exhibitions and festivals. A winner of Narrative Magazine’s 30 Below Contest, she has been the recipient of fellowships from the Hugo House and the Bill & Ruth True Foundation. Born and raised in Oregon, she is a descendant of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe. Currently, she is a PhD student in Creative Writing and Literature at the University of Southern California.