AnnieLaurie Erickson is an artist and educator residing in New Orleans, Louisiana. She is the Ellsworth Woodward Junior Professor in Studio Art and the Director of Photography in the Newcomb Art Department at Tulane University. AnnieLaurie has recently exhibited her work at Higher Pictures, New York, NY; the Los Angeles Center for Digital Art; Newspace Center for Photography, Portland, OR; the Ogden Museum of Southern Art; the Contemporary Art Center New Orleans; the Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts, New York, NY; Boston Center for the Arts; the New Orleans Museum of Art; and CentrePasquArt, Bienne, Switzerland. Her work has been written about in The Huffington Post, Daily Serving, Feature Shoot, Lenscratch, Pelican Bomb and Afterimage. She holds an MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and a BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design.
Jessica Hans is currently based in Philadelphia, PA. Hans received her BFA from Maryland Institute College of Art in 2011. She has exhibited nationally and internationally at venues such as Art Pop, Montreal, Quebec; Lowell Shop in Portland, Or; Creatures of Comfort in New York City; IKO IKO Space in Los Angeles; Philadelphia Museum of Art in Philadelphia; Penthouse Gallery in Baltimore; and Walker Art Center in Minneapolis.
Ben Jurgensen received a BFA from the Corcoran College of Art & Design and an MFA in Sculpture + Extended Media from Virginia Commonwealth University. He currently lives and works in Providence, RI where he is an assistant professor at the Rhode Island School of Design. His work has been exhibited nationally and internationally in cities including New York, NY; Washington, DC; Miami, FL; Richmond, VA; Austin, TX; Istanbul, Turkey; Doha Qatar; and Dubai, UAE.
Linda Lopez (b. 1981 California) received a BFA from California State University of Chico and MFA from the University of Colorado at Boulder. She has exhibited her work in New Zealand and throughout the United States including Robischon Gallery, Denver; Jane Hartsook Gallery at Greenwich House Pottery, New York; and the Center for Emerging Visual Artists, Philadelphia. In 2015, Lopez was included in the State of the Art Exhibition at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, featured in American Craft Magazine and a finalist for the Young Sculptors Award curated by Anne Barlow at Miami University, Ohio.
Jennie Ottinger was raised in Massachusetts and currently lives in San Francisco, CA. She received her BFA from California College of the Arts and earned an MFA from Mills College. She has exhibited extensively in the San Francisco Bay Area as well as in New York, Miami, Dallas, Los Angeles and London. She was awarded an Investing in Artists grant from Center for Cultural Innovation, a fellowship at the Kala Art Institute, the Sara Lewis Scholarship Award from Mills College and was a 2010 finalist for the SECA award. Ms. Ottinger's reviews have appeared in Art in America, San Francisco Chronicle, ArtSlant, Daily Serving, Its Nice That, Hyperallergic, Artsy Editorial, and the Huffington Post. She recently had an installation on view at the Contemporary Jewish Museum in San Francisco in a group show about Amy Winehouse and has an exhibit at Berkeley Art Center in July of 2016.
Alina Tenser was born in Kiev, Ukraine. She received her BFA from School of theVisual Arts and her MFA from Virginia Commonwealth University. Tenser has held solo exhibitions at AIR, New York, NY; Nurture Art, Brooklyn, NY; and Pioneer Works, Brooklyn, NY. Her work has been exhibited at venues including The Kitchen, New York, NY; The Suburban, Chicago, IL; Jancar Jones, Los Angeles, CA; and Laurel Gitlen Gallery, New York, NY. Most Recently Tenser's work was shown at Kate Werble Gallery in NY and Gallery Diet in Miami. Tenser received the Dedalus Foundation MFA Fellowship and was a resident of Recess Sessions in 2012.
Bill Thelen is an artist, curator and educator. He currently lives and works in Raleigh, NC. Thelen holds degrees from University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (BFA) and the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill (MFA). He has exhibited nationally and internationally, with shows at Cell Projects in London, UK, Galeria Zé dos Bois, Lisbon, Portugal, Threadwaxing Space, Plus Ultra Gallery, Guild and Greyshkul, Cinders Gallery and Exit Art in New York City, NY, Vox Populi and Space 1026 in Philadelphia, PA, New Image Art in Los Angeles, CA, Monique Meloche Gallery, Western Exhibitions, and Heaven Gallery in Chicago, The Green Gallery in Milwaukee, SECCA in Winston-Salem, The Weatherspoon Art Museum and Greenhill Center for the Arts in Greensboro, Branch Gallery in Durham and Lump and Rebus Works in Raleigh among others. His work has be reviewed in the NY Times, Art Papers, TimeOut London, Sculpture Magazine, The News & Observer, The Independent. He is also the director/cofounder of Lump, a contemporary art gallery, collective, and project space located in Raleigh since 1996.
Jake Ziemann (b. 1986 Iowa) completed his MFA in 2012 at the California College of the Arts in San Francisco, and his BFA in 2008 from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Ziemann’s work has recently been showcased in a two-person exhibition at Shulamit Nazarian, Los Angeles (2016) and a solo exhibition at SOME.TIME.SALON, San Francisco (2015). His work has been featured in group exhibitions throughout the United States including Sexxxitecture, CULT Aimee Friberg Exhibitions, San Francisco (2015); <as they stood together>, Cameo Gallery, Portland (2015); stumble block, TMoro Projects, Santa Clara (2014); All That and a Bag of Chips, Deadspace, New York (2014); and Beauty, Berkely Art Center Berkeley (2012). Ziemann has completed residencies at the Vermont Studio Center in Johnson, VT and the New York Studio Program at AICAD in Brooklyn, NY in 2012 and 2011 respectively. Ziemann lives and works in San Francisco.