Natalie Abadzis is an artist and designer who lives in London. She creates makes and illustrations for a living, and works as an Art and Crafts Editor at a London publisher. Natalie has had two solo exhibitions in London UK where she has sold to many private buyers. Natalie also has two regular art websites called byebyeballoon.com and lastsliceofcake.com
Mira Bartók is a Chicago-born artist and the author of The Memory Palace, an illustrated memoir. Her writing has appeared in numerous literary journals and anthologies and has been noted in The Best American Essays series. She lives in Western Massachusetts where she runs Mira’s List, a blog that helps artists find funding and residencies all over the world, and North of Radio, a multi-media collaborative. She is also the literary adviser to TransCultural Exchange, an international arts organization.
Eleanor Leonne Bennett is a sixteen year old, internationally award-winning photographer and artist who has won first places with National Geographic,The World Photography Organisation, Nature’s Best Photography, Papworth Trust, Mencap, The Woodland Trust, and Postal Heritage. Her photography has been published in The Telegraph, The Guardian, BBC News website, and on the cover of books and magazines in the United States and Canada.
Ashley Blubaugh is a budding artist from southern New Jersey. She is currently in her senior year of undergraduate studies at the University of Massachusetts Amherst where she is majoring in Art Education and Interdisciplinary studies in photography.
Nicholas Bohac is an artist living and working in San Francisco, California. His work has been seen at Tinlark Gallery in Los Angeles, Michael Rosenthal in San Francisco, Mahan Gallery in Columbus Ohio, and Jackson Artworks in Omaha. His forthcoming solo show, “Nothing & Everything at Once,” opens the last weekend of April at the Bemis Underground in Omaha.
Daniella Brahms is an illustrator and bookmaker living in Easthampton, Massachusetts.
Caleb Charland: Growing up in rural Maine, Charland spent much of his childhood helping his father remodel their family home. These experiences instilled an awareness of the potential for the creative use of materials, and the ability to fabricate his visions. Charland earned a BFA in photography with departmental honors from the Massachusetts College of Art and Design in 2004, an MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago as a Trustees Fellow in 2010, and was a participant at the Skowhegan School of Pianting and Sculpture in 2009. His work has been exhibited nationally and internationally and is in the Collections of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, The Progressive Collection, and the Smithsonian American Art Museum. Charland currently lives in Maine and works at the Maine College of Art as an artist in residence.
Kevin Clarke received a BFA in painting and drawing with a focus on wood working from the California College of the Arts in 2005. He’s the founder and curator of the MacArthur b arthur Gallery and Project Space.
Brian W. Ferry is a part-time photographer currently living in London, England, having moved there from Brooklyn, NY in 2009. He likes cooking, eating and drinking, exploring new places, good music, and sampling tasty British ales. He shoots mostly film photographs and has a soft spot for vintage cameras. You can see more of his work on his portfolio website: http://brianwferry.com.
Stephanie Geiser is a graduating senior at UMass Amherst majoring in art with a minor in art history. When not creating art, she likes to travel, read, and drink as much coffee as humanly possible
David Gilbert has participated in numerous group and solo shows. He’s a graduate of the NYU Tisch School of the Arts and is finishing his MFA at U.C. Riverside. View his shows and publications and recent work or follow his Tumblr.
Ashley Ellen Goetz studied Graphic Design, Art, and English at the University of Minnesota. She also studied in the MFA program for Poets & Writers at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Ashley was appointed co-editor of Route 9 in May 2012. More of Ashley’s work can be viewed at AshleyEllen.com.
Kimberly Hennessy received her BFA in painting from the University of Cincinnati, College of Design, Art, Architecture and Planning in 2006, and her MFA in painting and installation from the University of Massachusetts Amherst, in 2009. Kimberly has curated video and mixed media projects at The Samson Projects in Boston, MA, and at the University of Massachusetts. She has exhibited her work in shows regionally and nationally. Kimberly lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Julie Henson is an artist whose recent work uses installation and video to highlight the interface between image and the structure of belief systems. Using a combination of sculptural materials, photography, and video, her work amplifies many of the iconic references within contemporary religious and cultural experiences. Using physical space to explore how image is constructed, recent projects have explored the captivating image of cultural and religious icons and the power of television to disseminate information. These concepts have taken form by projecting televangelist promotional videos over sequined fabric; building a theatrical set that breaks down the theater’s fourth wall through a series of multidirectional props, walls and lights; and reconstructing the eye makeup of media celebrity, Tammy Faye Bakker. Each project explores the part that image plays in the construction of an ideology by employing cultural ephemera. Raised in Charleston, South Carolina, she received her MFA from California College of the Arts in 2011, after receiving her BA from the College of Charleston. Her work has been shown nationally, including Redux Contemporary Art Center, in Charleston, South Carolina, N O M A Gallery in San Francisco, and Scion Installation Space in Los Angeles.
Sarah Hotchkiss lives and works in San Francisco, where she recently completed her MFA at California College of the Arts. Her work has been included in group shows in the greater New York and San Francisco areas, including *Hail Traveler!*, a summer exhibition at Rick Wester Fine Art and a window installation at the artist-run Sight School. Recent residencies include the Vermont Studio Center (2008) and Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture (2010). Her work will be included in an upcoming group show at N O M A Gallery in San Francisco. Additional information and images can be found at www.sarahhotchkiss.com.
Emily Hunt has published illustrations in Guernica: A Magazine of Art & Politics and exhibited work at A. I. R. Gallery, 80 Washington Square East Galleries, the Dumbo Arts Center, Plant Zero, Gallery 5, Red Head Gallery in Toronto, and elsewhere. Awards include 3rd Place in the 2008 Texas National Competition, a Juror’s Award in the 31st NYU Small Works Exhibition, and a residency scholarship from Anderson Ranch Art Center. She lives in Northampton, MA.
Lauren Kohne is from San Francisco, CA. She has been creating art professionally since 2006 combining traditional printmaking, and textile techniques with found and recycled papers and objects to create small and large collage structures. She currently lives in Greenfield Massachusetts.
Noah Krell utilizes physical interactions between individuals to explore notions of masculinity, relationships, and empathy. His work takes the forms of video, photography, and performance, in order for viewers to engage and identify with real bodies, whether live or documented. He has shown in galleries and arts institutions across the country, including the Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts, Orange County Center for Contemporary Art, DUMBO Art Center, and SPACE Gallery. Raised in rural Maine, Noah Krell received his BA from College of the Atlantic in 2001 and his MFA from California College of the Arts in 2011. He currently lives, works, and teaches in San Francisco.
Michele Lauriat lives and works in Boston, MA. She recently graduated from UMass Amherst with an MFA in studio art. In January 2012 she will be the Artist in Residence at the Grand Canyon National Park. To see more work by Michele please follow this link to her website: www.michelelauriat.com.
Ted Lincoln is a graduate of the San Francisco Art Institute. His work has been shown in numerous group and solo shows. Ted is 35, lives in Gainesville, and when not in his studio he can be found riding or fixing his bikes and small engine vehicles.
Caitlin MacBride lives and makes art in Brooklyn , NY.
Ryan MacDonald was born in Kansas City, Missouri. His stories and videos have appeared in The Continental Review, Notnostrums, Fast Forward Press, Compendium, Chrome, and Sprung Formal. His sculptural work as well as reviews can be seen on the blog Brief Epigrams: more or less. He lives in Northampton MA.
Priya Nadkarni was born in New Jersey and received her BFA at Rutgers University. She makes feminist work that is racially charged and combines painting, collage and found images. Her work has been shown at spaces such as the Jersey City Museum, Cuchifritos Gallery-AAI NYC, Zimmerli Art Museum, University of Maine Farmington, Concordia College, Art Institute of Chicago and the Southern Graphics Council Conference. She is an MFA candidate ‘14 at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. More of her work can be seen at www.priyanadkarni.com.
Molly Nugent is a senior studio arts major with a concentration in digital media at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. She is currently taking art elective courses at Massey University in Wellington, New Zealand and will return to Amherst in January 2011.
Since receiving a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Cornell University in 1996, Mia Pearlman has exhibited internationally in numerous galleries, non-profit spaces and museums, including the Museum of Arts and Design (NYC), Plaatsmaken (Netherlands), Roebling Hall Gallery (NYC), Smack Mellon (Brooklyn, NY), the Centre for Recent Drawing (London), and Morgan Lehman Gallery (NYC) and the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts (AL). Upcoming exhibitions include the Renwick Gallery at the Smithsonian American Art Museum, the Manchester Art Gallery (UK) and the Indianapolis Museum of Art. Her work has been featured in over a dozen books on contemporary art, and in both international and domestic press, including The New York Times, New York Magazine, The New York Post, The Boston Globe, The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Surface Design Journal, Elle Décor Italia, Grafik (UK), Machina (Poland), Computer Arts (UK), and Home Concepts (Singapore). Pearlman has also appeared on PBS Thirteen’s SundayArts and NY1. Pearlman has participated in many residency programs, including 20x24 Studio (NYC), Proyecto’Ace (Buenos Aires), Byrdcliffe (Woodstock, NY), the Lower East Side Printshop (NYC), and the Vermont Studio Center. In 2012 she will be a Fellow at the Liguria Study Center in Bogliasco, Italy. She received a 2011 Artist Grant from the New York Foundation for the Arts, the 2011 Robert Sterling Clark Visual Arts Space Award, which grants a free one-year studio space at The Marie Walsh Sharpe Art Foundation’s Space Program, a Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant (2008), a Foundation for Contemporary Arts Emergency Grant (2008) and an Established Artist Fellowship from UrbanGlass (2009). Pearlman lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.
Maury Postal, currently the Digital Experience Director at Ogilvy 360 DI, previously the Integrated Platform Specialist at Young & Rubicam as well as the Director of Strategy at Carrot Creative in Brooklyn, NY has helped guide the most distinguished brands in the world to find their voice on the social web. His work with Crayola, Ford Motor Company, Hellmann’s, PepsiCo, Sears, Wisk, The Peter G. Petersen Foundation, Weber Shandwick and The Onion has been met with critical acclaim in the mainstream media and multi-screen social news space.
An avid architecture aficionado and photographer, Maury is also a student of mid-century modernism, new urbanism, and adaptive reuse.
Tim Rand is an artist with a penchant for painting portraits. Whether working with grids, blocks of wood, or using traditional techniques, Rand’s word conveys a sense of grandeur. A 2010 alumni of New England College, Tim lives and works at Tarat Studio in Clinton, New York and exhibits across the East Coast. Additional work may be viewed at trandart.com.
Ida Rödén (b. 1981) is a Swedish artist. She received her MFA at the California College of the Arts/San Francisco in 2011, and her MA in the History of Arts from the University of Stockholm in 2008. Her work has been shown at the MADE Festival in Sweden, the FILE Electronic Language International Festival in Sao Paolo, the Künstlerhaus Bethanien in Berlin, as well as the Wattis Institute in San Francisco. She’s been reviewed in publications such as *ArtSlant, SFGate, Konsten.net, Gamescenes, Konstperspektiv, *as well as *Tidningen Kulturen.* She lives in San Francisco.
Nuria Rius was born in Barcelona in 1979 in lives in London, UK:
It all started when I was fourteen years old in my mum’s butcher’s shop. I started my professional career there, doing the best burgers at the Market, a job that I combined with my studies in Arts. After finishing these I decided to study Photography for four years at the Institut d’Estudis Fotogràfics de Catalunya, (BCN). In 2002 I won a prize, Lux Junior from the APF ‘Bailando’ project. I took part in some personals and group exhibitions. In 2005 I was selected at ‘Descubrimientos’ Photoespaña ’05 with the project ‘Contigo aprendí’. I am currently working as a freelance photographer in London.
Todo empezó con catorce años en la carnicería de mi madre. Allí inicié mi carrera laboral haciendo las mejores hamburguesas del mercado, un trabajo que compaginaba con mis estudios en Artes. Al terminar me decidí por la Fotografía y estudié durante cuatro años en el Institut d’Estudis Fotogràfics de Catalunya, (BCN). En el año 2002 gané el premio Lux Junior, otorgado por la AFP, con la serie ‘Bailando’. He realizado varias exposiciones, tanto individuales como colectivas. En 2005 fui seleccionada por Descubrimientos de Photoespaña con la serie ‘Contigo aprendí’. En la actualidad trabajo como fotógrafo freelance en Londres.
Ellen Rumel is a photographer originally from Boise, Idaho, currently residing in Portland, Oregon. She is a student at Portland Community College and photographs everything possible. Become a fan on Facebook.
Nick Sheehy is an artist and freelance illustrator living in Leigh on Sea (UK) with girlfriend: Catherine, and 2 hamsters: Pam and Miriam. He enjoys drawing various weird things for himself, exhibitions, publications and occasionally the odd client.
Steve Snell was born in Columbus, Ohio where he watched a ton of great television and often rode his bike to Taco Bell. He is currently in the MFA Program for Studio Art at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. He is half grizzly, half killer whale, and can also fly really well? So they say.
Sarah Thibault: Through painting, drawing and sculpture, Sarah Thibault combines her interests in the spectacle of commerce, ideas surrounding the aesthetics of power and the hedonism of being a painter. Through a modernist representation of Western motifs and styles, she investigates the boundaries of novelty, individuality and commercial appeal within the tradition of painting. Born in 1980, Sarah Thibault is from Minneapolis, MN. She has exhibited at galleries in Miami, Minneapolis, New York, Paris and San Francisco. This fall, she is part of the Introductions 2011 exhibition at Root Division and is showing work at Mark Wolfe Contemporary and Jack Hanley in New York.