Artist Keith Mayerson (b. 1966, Cincinnati, OH) received a BA from Brown University and an MFA from the University of California, Irvine. Since the George W. Bush era, his long running non-linear narrative “My American Dream” has been presented in separate “chapters." Mayerson’s work was featured in the Cleveland Museum of Contemporary Art, the 2014 Whitney Biennial, and the Whitney Museum’s inaugural downtown show, America is Hard to See. Recent solo exhibitions include Elaine de Kooning House Foundation, Marlborough Gallery, and the Bridge. He is Professor of Art and Chair of Painting, Drawing, and Printmaking at the Roski School of Art and Design at the University of Southern California.
Distinguished Chair and Professor of Art History at Marymount Manhattan College Jason Rosenfeld, Ph.D., has curated the exhibitions John Everett Millais (Tate Britain, Van Gogh Museum), Pre-Raphaelites: Victorian Avant-Garde (Tate Britain and the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.), and River Crossings (Olana and Cedar Grove, Hudson and Catskill, New York). He is a co-author of the monograph Cecily Brown (Phaidon, 2020), and a Senior Writer and Editor-at-Large for the Brooklyn Rail.
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Executive Director of Opus 40 Caroline Crumpacker lives upstate New York with her daughter Coco and partner Roberto Rossi. She previously ran The Millay Colony for the Arts, an artists’ residency program and arts center. Caroline was a founding Poetry Editor of Fence magazine, an editor of the French/American online magazine DoubleChange, and a contributing editor for Circumference magazine. She is currently a member of the Belladonna Collaborative, and she is the author of the chapbooks Recherche Theories (Etherdome Press, 2010), The Institution in Her Twilight (Dusie Kollektiv, 2011), Upon Nostalgia (Belladonna, 2011), and Astrobolism (Belladonna, 2016).