Artist Zorawar Sidhu was born in 1985 in Ludhiana, India, and currently lives and works in New York City. With a background in art history and fine arts, his projects recreate art historical artifacts using contemporary technology and historical materials and techniques. He has exhibited projects with galleries and museums nationally, including exhibitions with Marginal Utility, Spring/Break Art Show with Field Projects, Five Myles, the Museum of the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, and the Museum of The Town of Vestal, NY.
Artist Rob Swainston was born in 1970 in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania and currently lives and works in New York City. His work is informed by a dual academic background in political science and art. He is an Associate Professor at Purchase College and co-founder and Master Printer for Prints of Darkness. Rob has been awarded numerous residencies including Skowhegan, Marie Walsh Sharpe, and the Fine Arts Work Center. Solo and group exhibitions include Marginal Utility, David Krut Projects, Bravin Lee Programs, Socrates Sculpture Park, Smack Mellon, Provincetown Art Association and Museum, IPCNY, Canada Gallery, Queens Museum, and the Bronx Museum. Rob was most recently the Ludwig Foundation Professor for Printmaking at the Weissensee Kunsthochschule Berlin for 2020–21.
Artist, curator, and critic Andrew Woolbright is based in Brooklyn, New York, and is an MFA graduate from RISD in painting. Woolbright is the founder and director of the gallery Below Grand located on the Lower East Side in New York. In addition to curating, he writes for Momus, E-Flux Art and Education, Two Coats of Paint, Whitehot Magazine, and the Brooklyn Rail. In 2021, Woolbright curated a survey show of the work of Kathy Goodell at the Dorsky Museum; the show Density Betrays Us with Angela Dufresne and Melissa Ragona at the Hole; and will be curating a version of that show with Dufresne and Ragona with Vacancy Gallery, Shanghai in 2022. He currently teaches at SUNY New Paltz and is a 2021-2022 resident at the Sharpe Walentas Studio Program in Dumbo.
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imogen xtian smith
imogen xtian smith
Poet & performer imogen xtian smith’s first book, stemmy things, is forthcoming from Nightboat Books this September. They are an Emerge Surface Be Fellow at the Poetry Project & lives + works on Lenape lands / NYC.