Andrew Bearnot

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Andrew Bearnot, "Sky Slab", 2015, blown and slumped glass on pine shelf, 10" x 30" x 1", first shown at Los Ojos Gallery in Brooklyn, NY

Andrew Bearnot is a materialist: he thinks with and through the substance of things. Informed by a background in material science (ScB, Brown University) and glass (BFA, Rhode Island School of Design), Bearnot explores moments of transcendence in the everyday. He was awarded fellowships from Fulbright and the American-Scandinavian Foundation for research on glass-making traditions in Sweden and Denmark. Bearnot received an MFA in Visual Art from the University of Chicago and has been an artist-in-residence at the Hyde Park Arts Center (Chicago), Museum of Arts and Design (NYC), and Creative Glass Center of America (Millville, NJ).

Peter Fulop

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Peter Fulop, Shigaraki clay, porcelain slips, oxides, anagama fired, 12-10inches, shown at SOFAChicago,USA Shigaraki Ceramic Cultural Park, Japan, National Craft Gallery, Ireland,

Peter Fulop, multidisciplinary artist, curator and educator.Peter's work has been shown in museums and major galleries across the world. Peter’s work is found in many public collections including Archie Bray Foundation MT, USA , Mungyeong Ceramic Museum, Korea, Fule International Ceramic Art Museum, China, Ganjin Celadon Museum, Korea, Ulster Museum, Belfast, N.Ireland, The National Museum of Ireland, Ireland, The Shigaraki Ceramic Cultural Park, Japan, Freeborn & Peter’s LLP, Chicago, INAX Corporation. Tokoname Japan, IWCAT Collection, Tokoname Japan, Office of Public Works, Farmleigh House Collection, Ireland. Peter has recently completed a collaborative public art commission with the artist, Brigitta Varadi for Sligo County Council, Ireland and undertook several other public art projects. His latest curatorial project 'Just Being Polite' held at One Brooklyn Bridge Park, NYC, and ‘The Clay Way’ at The Danforth Gallery,Livingstone, MT. Peter’s work was represented at SOFA Chicago by the National Craft Gallery and NCECA Annual Conference by the Archie Bray Foundation. His selected group shows include: ‘TransForm’ Farmleigh Gallery, Dublin, and the National Craft Gallery of Ireland (2018), ‘Contained’, curated by Lauren Smith, Chashama,New York,(2016) ’In The Making’ Curated by Nicola Gates,Fermanagh County Museum & Higher Bridges Gallery, The Clinton Centre, Enniskillen, NI (2015) ‘Extended Territories’ Leitrim Sculpture Centre, Manorhamilton & Catalyst Arts Centre, Belfast, NI (2015) ‘CultureCrafts’ curated by Selina Coyle National Craft Gallery, Kilkenny, Ireland & Londonderry, UK, (2014) ‘CENTRED ’ Ceramic Ireland, Farmleigh Gallery, Dublin & Wandesford Quay Gallery, Cork, Ireland (2014) ‘Recent Acquisitions to the Archie Bray Permanent Collection’ Bray North Gallery, Archie Bray Foundation, Helena, Montana, USA, (2014) ’I am of Ireland’ Chelsea Arts Club, London, Uk (2013) ‘Bricks in the Rain ’ Culture Box, Temple Bar, DubIin & Wandesford Quay Gallery, Cork & Farmleigh Gallery, Dublin, Ireland curated by Hilary Morley, (2013), ’2nd International Chasabal Ceramic Competition’ (2012), Mungyeong Ceramic Museum,Korea, (2011) ’Gangjin International Ceramic Exhibition’ Gangjin Celadon Museum, Korea, (2011) ’International Ceramic Exhibition’ Mungyeong Ceramic Museum, Korea (2010). His latest Solo Shows include, ‘Nobu’, Leitrim Sculpture Centre, Manorhamilton, Ireland (2016) ‘Salome's Last Dance’ Sculpture Space NYC, NY, USA, (2016) ’Gate-The tales of nowhere land’ Silver River Images Gallery, Carrick on Shannon, Ireland (2015), ’Vessel' Gallery Zozimus, Dublin, Ireland (2012) ‘Reflection' Tea House Gallery, Mungyeong, Korea, (2011) ’Peter Fulop’ C2 Gallery, PWS, Jingdezhen, China (2009) 'Toge', Shigaraki Ceramic Park, Shigaraki,Japan (2008) 'Japanese Aspirations' Dock, Carrick on Shannon, Ireland (2007). In addition to developing his own practice, Peter’s works on commissions and exhibitions, developing projects with people of all ages and abilities within the community sector, schools, prisons and arts centers. His work was featured in several books, catalogues, magazines and newspapers, including ‘Irish Ceramics’ Book by John Goode, Millcove Press, Ireland, ’Hands On: The Art Of Crafting In Ireland ’ Book by Liberties Press, Dublin, Ireland, Hause and Home Magazine, Ceramic Ireland Magazine, Ceramic Review Magazine and many more. He has been an artist in residence at Sculpture Space New York, Long Island, Byrdcliffe Residency, Woodstock, NY, Wingate Scholarship for the Archie Bray Ceramic Foundation, Montana, Shigaraki Ceramic Centre Japan and many more. His work was generously supported by Culture Ireland Award, Arts Council of Ireland Travel and Training Awards, Craft Council of Ireland Continued Professional Development Award and Roscommon Artist Bursary.

Shalini Kantayya

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Filmmaker Shalini Kantayya directed the season finale episode for the National Geographic television series Breakthrough, a series profiling trailblazing scientists transforming the future, Executive Produced by Ron Howard, broadcast globally in June 2017. Her debut feature film Catching the Sun, about the race for a clean energy future, premiered at the Los Angeles Film Festival and was named a New York Times Critics’ Pick. Catching the Sun released globally on Netflix on Earth Day 2016 with Executive Producer Leonardo DiCaprio, and was nominated for the Environmental Media Association Award for Best Documentary. Kantayya finished in the top 10 out of 12,000 filmmakers on Fox’s On the Lot, a show by Steven Spielberg in search of Hollywood’s next great director. A William J. Fulbright Scholar, Kantayya is a Sundance Institute Film Fellow, a TED Fellow, and a finalist for the ABC Disney Directors Guild of America Directing Program. Her science-fiction film about the world water crisis, a DROP of LIFE, won Best Short at Palm Beach International, and was broadcast on national television in the U.S. and India. She has received recognition for her work from IFP Spotlight on Documentary, New York Women in Film and Television, and the Jerome Hill Centennial. Kantayya is an Associate of the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism. | |

Alyson Mead

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French and Vanessa Stewart reading from my play The Honor System at Pasadena Playhouse

Alyson Mead studied at Yale, the Slade School of Art in London, NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts and with iO West, UCB and Tectonic Theatre Project. Her plays include THE FLORA AND FAUNA (Princess Grace Award finalist, Henley-Rose Award winner, Bridge Initiative New Work winner, WAM Theatre, Magnolia Theatre, Cherry Lane Theatre, Project Playwright semi-finalist), THE PULSE PROJECT (Steppenwolf, Emerald Theatre, Stage Q), THE QUALITY OF MERCY (Urban Stages Emerging Playwright Award finalist, Bay Area Playwrights Festival semi-finalist, Elephant Theatre, Skylight Theatre), THE HONOR SYSTEM (Cimientos/IATI Theater finalist, Manhattan Theatre Works’ Newborn Festival semi-finalist, Pasadena Playhouse), THE FLOWER (Kenneth Branagh Award for New Dramatic Writing finalist, NEWvember New Plays Festival finalist, Rough Writers New Play Fest), and PUNK ROCK MOM (Venus Theatre), among others. Alyson was awarded residencies and fellowships through Ragdale, the Tyrone Guthrie Centre in Ireland, Can Serrat and the Women’s International Study Center, and her work has been developed and commissioned by Kenyon Playwrights Conference, Playwrights Center San Francisco, 360repco, Ensemble Studio Theatre, and the 365 Women a Year Playwriting Project. She’s published by Original Works Publishing, and is a member of the Dramatists Guild, Ammunition Theatre’s Writing Workshop, the Ensemble Studio Theatre’s Playwriting Unit and the Los Angeles Female Playwrights Initiative.

John Ensor Parker

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As Above – So Below is a site-specific, projection-mapped installation on the Manhattan Bridge Anchorage in Brooklyn, NY. Spanning 33,000 square feet the installation was part of the Dumbo Arts Festival in 2014.

John Ensor Parker is a New York City based inter-media artist who creates multi-sensory experiences using light, video, sound and space. Previous work includes projection-mapping the Manhattan Bridge, The New Museum, the Wyly Theatre | AT&T Performing Arts Center in Dallas and the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in NYC.

Anne Sanow

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"The Racers," recent fiction published in The Collagist issue 96, April 2018

Anne Sanow is the author of the story collection TRIPLE TIME, which won the Drue Heinz Literature Prize and the PEN/New England Award for Fiction, and featured her story “The Grand Tour,” winner of the 2009 Nelson Algren Award for the Short Story from the Chicago Tribune. Other awards include fellowships from the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, the MacDowell Colony, the Helene Wurlitzer Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Arts. After teaching at the University of Southern Mississippi's Center for Writers for the past two years she has recently relocated to New Orleans, where she is completing a novel as well as working on new stories, poetry, and a chapbook project.

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Trine Søndergaard, Untitled Mirror #6, archival pigment print, 2015, 120x120cm

Trine Søndergaard (b. 1972) is a Danish photography-based visual artist. Søndergaard lives and works in Copenhagen, Denmark. Trine Søndergaard’s work is marked by a precision and a sensibility that co-exist with an investigation of the medium of photography, its boundaries and what constitutes an image. Layered with meaning and quiet emotion, her works are highly acclaimed for their visual intensification of our perception of reality. She has been awarded the Albert Renger-Patzsch Prize and has received numerous grants and fellowships, including a three-year working grant from the Danish Arts Foundation. Trine Søndergaard’s work has been shown in solo and group exhibitions around the world and is wellrepresented in museum collections, for instance Museum of Fine Arts Houston-USA, MUSAC-Spain, Gothenburg Museum of Art-Sweden, The National Museum of Norway, The Israel Museum, Maison Européenne de la Photographie-France, and AROS-Denmark. Trine Søndergaard has published books with Steidl, Hatje Cantz, Hassla Books and FabrikBooks. She has also exhibited and published extensively in collaboration with the Danish artist Nicolai Howalt. Trine Søndergaard is represented by Martin Asbæk Gallery, Copenhagen, and Bruce Silverstein Gallery, New York.