Judy Rushin’s work has been seen by people in museums, galleries, front yards, and other alternative viewing environments across the US. Recent exhibitions include The Ringling Museum of Art, The Ulrich Museum, The Orlando Museum of Art, Alexander Brest Museum, Terrain Projects (Chicago), CoLab Projects (Austin) and Flashpoint Gallery (DC). Her projects vvvvv and Comma are in eleven collections including Vanderbilt University, University of Wisconson, Miami University, MassArt, Baylor University, University of Washington, University of Southern California, Cal Poly University, and University of Utah. Her project ViV traveled to individuals who engaged her paintings on their own terms and turf, and sent them back bearing the imprint of the places they had been. She has been featured in Burnaway, Modern Art Notes, The Washington Post, and has completed residencies at MASS MoCA, Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, and Hambidge Center.
Carolyn Henne’s sculpture is largely informed by anatomical studies – from simple school-house diagrams to NIH’s Visual Human Project. Her work ranges from large, complex interactive installations and performances to more straightforward, discrete objects. Suspended Self Portrait is in the permanent collection at the National Museum of Health and Medicine and was featured in the NIH’s exhibition and book, Dream Anatomy. Henne was part of a team of arts, engineering, and business students and faculty working with VCU surgeons to develop a prototype for a life-like surgical trainer. Subsequently, she collaborated with surgeons to develop prototypes now being replicated and employed to train surgical students and shared at workshops internationally. She has a Courtesy Faculty Appointment with FSU’s College of Medicine.
Chalet Comellas describes her work as immersive and socially engaged. She has exhibited her work nationally and internationally in museums, galleries and fairs, including Toronto Art Book Fair in Toronto, Canada (2017), Amplify & Multiply in Colorado Springs, CO (2017) EYEDRUM in Atlanta, GA (2016), InLight Richmond, hosted by 1708 Gallery in Richmond, VA (2016 and 2014), Grace Exhibition Space in Brooklyn, NY (2013), and Fountain Art Fair in Miami, FL (2012) and the Tampa Museum of Art in Tampa, FL (2007). Comellas has participated in several public art projects both solo and in collaboration including an outdoor video installation commissioned by the Tampa Museum of Art during Art Basel Miami Beach (2006).
Andrew Epstein is the author of Beautiful Enemies: Friendship and Postwar American Poetry (Oxford University Press), which focuses on Frank O’Hara, John Ashbery, and Amiri Baraka. His second book, Attention Equals Life: The Pursuit of the Everyday in Contemporary Poetry and Culture was recently published by Oxford University Press. He is also currently writing The Cambridge Introduction to American Poetry Since 1945 (under contract, Cambridge University Press).
He has published widely on poetry and 20th- and 21st-century literature, on such topics as the New York School of poets, Language poetry, conceptual poetry, the legacy of pragmatism, the Oulipo, and African-American literature, on figures ranging from Shelley and Keats to W.H. Auden, Marianne Moore, Wallace Stevens, Francis Ponge, Amiri Baraka, James Schuyler, Rae Armantrout, and Lou Reed.
Since 2013, he has been blogging about the New York School of poets at Locus Solus.
His work has appeared in numerous journals and magazines, including the New York Times Book Review, Contemporary Literature, The Los Angeles Review of Books, American Literary History, The Wallace Stevens Journal, Comparative Literature Studies, Jacket2, and Raritan, and in various essay collections, including The Cambridge Companion to American Poets, Among Friends: Engendering the Social Site of Poetry, and The Routledge Companion to Experimental Literature.
Lorrie Fredette creates site-specific investigations that examine beauty, harmony and comfort to comprehend the incomprehensible aspects of infection, pandemic and plague. Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally including solo and group exhibitions in the U.S. and Europe.
She is the recipient of awards that include MARK 09 and Strategic Opportunity Grants from the New York Foundation for the Arts (2009 and 2007 respectively), and has participated in residencies at the Constance Saltonstall Foundation for the Arts, (Ithaca, NY), the Adolf and Virginia Dehn Visiting Artist Program at Loomis Chaffee, (Windsor, CT), and the Women’s Studio Workshop, (Rosendale, NY). Fredette holds a BFA in sculpture from the Herron School of Art/Indiana University. Cynthia-Reeves in New York represents her work.
Marty Fielding became captivated by clay as an anthropology major at the University of North Carolina, Greensboro. He continued his study of ceramics as a student and teaching assistant at Penland School of Crafts. Marty received an MFA from the University of Florida. He has taught in institutions including SUNY New Paltz, The University of Georgia Studies Abroad in Cortona, Florida Atlantic University and Middlebury College.
Fielding has exhibitied nationally and internationally and his work has been published in Ceramics Monthly, Pottery Making Illustrated, and Clay Times.
Garcia-Roig was born in Havana, Cuba. Her latest works feature large-scale on-site painting installations of dense landscapes that overwhelm the viewer’s perceptual senses. Each individual painting is created over the course of the day in an intense wet-on-wet cumulative manner that underscores the complex nature of trying to capture first-hand the multidimensional and ever-changing experience of being in that specific location.
She has shown nationally and internationally at such places as the Americas Society Gallery in NYC, the National Museum of Women in the Arts and the Art Museum of the Americas, both in Washington D.C, the Chopo Museum in Mexico City, and Byblos Art Gallery in Verona, Italy.
Major awards include a Joan Mitchell Foundation Award in Painting, a Mid-America Arts Alliance/NEA Fellowship Award in Painting, State of Florida Individual Artist Fellowship Award in painting & a Kimbrough Award from the Dallas Museum of Art. Residencies include a Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture Fellowship, Vermont Studio Center Artists Fellowship, MacDowell Colony Milton & Sally Avery Fellowship, Joan Mitchell Center A-I-R, and a visiting artist at the Ludwig Foundation in Havana, Cuba.
Carlos Kempff Seleme
Carlos Enrique Kempff Seleme is a multidisciplinary visual artist based in Brooklyn, NY. First and foremost Bolivian, Carlos was born in Boston, MA in 1991 but grew up in Santa Cruz de la Sierra. He holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Studio Art from Florida State University. While there, he was awarded the Ann Kirn Scholarship Award for Outstanding Achievement in Studio Art.
Carlos' work explores the interrelationship between his family history, Bolivian heritage, and queer identity.
Haley Lauw is an interdisciplinary printmaker with a penchant for romance. She has been an artist in residence at The Wassaic Project and The Pajama Factory. Her work has been exhibited nationally, including Fountain Art Fair during Art Basel Miami. Most recently, her work has been juried into the Boston Printmakers 2018 North American Biennial by Judith Brodie at Lesley University in Cambridge, MA and The Contemporary Print by Dr. Paul Laidler at Flatbed Press in Austin, TX. She has also been invited to exhibit alongside Neal Breton at The Delaware Contemporary in an exhibition titled We Don’t Live There and at the Pensacola Museum of Art in an exhibition titled Philic / Phobic. Haley’s prints are in the collections of the Bernard A. Zuckerman Museum of Art, The Southeast Review, and the Southern Graphics Council International Archives.
Rob Rushin is a writer and musician based in Tallahassee, Florida. An insatiable seeker of stories, he used to believe a cup of coffee and a good book made the best of all parties until he thought to add cheesecake to the menu. He is a father of two, well and truly married, and a lover of dogs. He has written for Flamingo Magazine, Tallahassee Magazine, and is a regular contributor to The Bitter Southerner. He is currently at work on a collection of essays and two novels.
Anne Stagg’s most recent work, Edits and Omissions, is an investigation of change, loss, and survival. She has exhibited her paintings in Chicago, New York, Miami, San Diego, Indiana, Florida, Tennessee, Nevada, Louisiana, and Alabama. She earned her MFA in Painting from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign in 2000. Stagg is an Assistant Professor at Florida State University and maintains a daily studio practice in Tallahassee, Florida.
Bobby Riley is an intern for Commabox and student working to complete his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree at Florida State University. He is currently studying animation as well as sculpture, and his primary interest in his work is to find the intersection of the two practices. After graduation he plans on either joining a design and fabrication team or studying abroad.