Elissa Osterland is a Chicago-based artist currently exploring material, place and memory through site-specific methods of sourcing and firing clay. Elissa is a 2019 fellow at Theaster Gates Studio and a Center Program 8 artist at Hyde Park Art Center.
Hà Ninh Pham is an artist from Hanoi, Vietnam, who works primarily in drawing and sculpture. His work explores the way in which we construct an understanding of a territory from afar. Ha Ninh earned his BFA in painting form the Vietnam University of Fine Arts in 2014, and his MFA from the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in 2018. He has been in residence at the Showhegan School of Painting and Sculpture and Wassaic Project. Ha Ninh received the Silver Medal in the Young Talents of Vietnamese Fine Arts Universities in 2015 and the Murray Dessner Travel Award in 2018. His work has been shown in New York, Philadelphia, and Hanoi, Vietnam. As a winner of the 2018 open call of the Passenger Pigeon Press, he will have his second solo show at the FRONT Art Space in New York in 2019.
Owyn Ruck is a weaver and an unweaver. Her choice of medium lies in seeking liberation – moments where order lives within chaos, joy in pain, birth in death. Passing the shuttle, she is on a journey inside, attempting to return with language the body and spirit knowing. Her motivation for art is the same as healing or teaching -- to unweave, imbuing a love for humanity into the questioning of how things have come to be.
André & Evan Lenox-Samour (b. Boston, MA) are an identical twin artist duo, and members of the 4-person collective Miami-Dutch, a collaborative that revisits sites of public assembly and memorial, and addresses the rise and fall of civic entities through fictional and ancestral narratives. The name utilizes a hyphenate of regional dialects to suggest a fabricated encounter during the colonization of the Americas, creating a satirical nation-state and imagined lingua franca. Informed by the collaborative’s inherited narratives of Cambodian, Iraqi-Jewish, and Palestinian diasporas, Miami-Dutch’s practice centers on the formation of new identities as borders and political climates shift. André & Evan attend the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, receiving their BFAs in Studio Art in 2012. Their work has been exhibited nationally and internationally at Honor Fraser (Los Angeles, CA), Club Pro Los Angeles (Los Angeles, CA), Shoot The Lobster (New York, NY), Interstate Projects (Brooklyn, NY), Rod Barton (London, UK), and Queer Thoughts (Chicago, IL), among others. Their work has been published in Post Internet Survival Guide (Ed. Katja Novitskova, Revolver Publishing, Berlin, Germany, 2010), with press including Art21, Artspace, Cultured Magazine, and Contemporary Art Review Los Angeles.
Aerial Farmland collage, archival pigment print 23” x 32” 2018