Erika Adams (b.1971, Washington) is a multi-media artist who utilizes natural structures or captured moments as documents of experience, drawing conclusions as to the nature of our relationships to each other in photographs, video, sculpture and prints. She received a BA in both Art and Anthropology from the University of California, Santa Cruz (’94), a MFA from the University of New Mexico (’04), and studied at the Tamarind Institute where she became a Master Printer (’01). She is currently Visiting Faculty at the School at the Museum of Fine Arts. Recent exhibitions include “The Desire for Meaning in Phenomena”, The Kitchenette, Phoenix, AZ (’07), and at Berea College, Berea KY (’08) Boston Printmakers ('07); International Flip Book Festival, Philadelphia, PA, Little Cakes, New York, Reg Vardy Gallery, Sunderland, U.K. and Western Front Gallery, Vancouver, Canada (’06); Coupling, Rosenberg Gallery, New York (’06); Current, Traveling video exhibition, Portland, OR (’05); Texas National, Nacogdoches, TX ('05); New Media Caucus Video Screening, Atlanta, GA (’05); Constructed Realities, Southeastern Louisiana University, Hammond, LA (’04) Erika has been an artist in residence at both the Hall Farm Center for the Arts and the Vermont Studio Center and will be artist in residence at the Franz Masereel Center in Belgium this summer (’08) She published her first book entitled Wrestle, a collaborative project with poet Nick Norwood (’07).
Razan Alazzouni (b.1986, Alkhobar, Saudi Arabia) is a multi-media artist living in Boston, MA and Alkhobar, Saudi Arabia, who often works with handmade paper, fabric, wood, and printed media to create wearable art and sculptural installations that reference the female body. Her work seeks to question the way in which we view a multi-faceted world, by juxtaposing her native Arabic culture with Western culture. She is particularly interested in the perception of beauty related to individual identity and modern technology.
Chad Arnholt (b. 1981) is a mixed media artist living and working in Boston, MA. His practice investigates the visual and technical politics of consuming images, text, and process. Currently an MFA candidate at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, he received a BFA in Photography from Lamar Dodd School of Art at the University of Georgia, and since has studied at the San Francisco Art Institute. Through installation, photography, print, collage, and what else, he builds spaces and prints that complicate the categorical, informational, physiological, and emotional understanding of pictures and words.

Princess Die is a superhero art star, martial artist, and curadora with the Miracle5.  Her aesthetic at the moment deals with the philosophies of J.Krishnamurti, and Super Visual GhettoTech, which is the only dogma of art construction that stimulates all five senses of being.  Princess Die is also known for being a master martial arts screen printer, and has printed for various bands and famous people like Elijah Wood, the Blow, Mates of State, My Brightest Diamond, Tiny Vipers, the Miracle5 and Sweat2Die. ,


Mason Billings grew up in Providence, Rhode Island— gravitating towards empty spaces and the tops of buildings, looking out to find a romantic view. Escape is a great topic with his friends, who have all tried various means of putting themselves out of commission. “These are the most beautiful people,” he says, likening them to nebulous black holes: self-obsessed, full of attraction, and ready to suck one inside. Too close and one may be forever lost or forever changed from the person they once were.

Janine Biunno, a MFA Candidate at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts / Tufts University (2008), is a print media and installation based artist currently residing in Boston, MA. She received a BFA in Studio Art from Carnegie Mellon (2004) with minors in Digital Imaging and History. Janine's work typically addresses the view of the dweller within a city, while acknowledging the role that the architecture of that place functions as a signifier for location, space and economy. Select exhibitions include "SITE-SEEN," Aidekman Art Center, Medford, MA; "Rerun," Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; "New Prints Program," International Print Center of New York; "North American Print Biennial 2007," 808 Gallery, Boston; "110%," Regina Gouger Miller Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA; "Residue," Future Tenant Space, Pittsburgh, PA.

Robert Erickson (b.1972) lives in Brooklyn, NY. His work deals with folklore, myth, colloquialisms, and details of Americana explored through music, photography, sculpture, drawing, and print-making. Most recently he has been exploring differentials between drawing and illustration on scraps leftover from the photocopy machine. The re-use of materials is inherent from his family who emphasize the value of frugal living. Rob picks a 1940 Kay 5-string Banjer and also contributes guitar/hollerin’ duties with a band called th’ Haint.


Noah Fischer is a Brooklyn-based sculptor and installation artist originally from the San Francisco Bay area. At the center of Fischer’s work are narrative light shows that remix narrative elements from TV, movies, theater, and the internet through a lo-tec, kinetic filter. This leads to what Sergei Eisenstein called an "intellectual montage" where jarring associations between light and sound lead to new meaning constructions. After attending Rhode Island School of Design (BFA 1999) and Columbia University (MFA 2004) Fischer received a Fulbright to the Netherlands where he began an ongoing collaboration with the German theatre group andcompany&Co as set designer, script collaborator, and performer. Together they have produced three successful performances to date including the currently touring Time Republic which premiered at the Steirischer Herbst festival in Austria in September 2007.  Fischer’s first solo show, Rhetoric Machine, opened at the Oliver Kamm 5BE Gallery in New York in November 2006, and his next exhibition will open at the Claire Oliver Gallery in October 2008.


Melinda Go was born in Orange, California in 1976. She received a B.A. in History from the University of California, San Diego in 1999. Soon after graduation, Go joined the Peace Corps and served as an English teacher in Zimbabwe. Several years after her return to the states, Go returned to school to study art and received a B.F.A. from California State University, Los Angeles in 2006. She is currently a Masters in Fine Arts Candidate at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Recent Exhibitions include: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston Young Contemporaries: 808 Gallery, Donnelly Gallery, Rhys Gallery, and Grub Street Gallery in Boston, MA, Melvin Gallery at Florida Southern College in Lakeland, FL and the Fine Arts Gallery and Coma Gallery at California State University, Los Angeles.


Rebecca Bird Grigsby (b. 1977, Guam) is a multi-media artist living in Boston, MA, whose work investigates the intersection of geographical displacement, loss, memory, narrative, and commodity, using print, digital, and interactive media as visual communication tools to explore the complicated relationship between an original object or experience and its copy or surrogate. She is a Master of Fine Arts candidate at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, where she is also a Graduate Teaching Fellow in the Text & Image Arts area, and received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Art Practice and French from the University of California at Berkeley in 2002. Her work has been exhibited in the Tufts University Art Gallery, the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, San Francisco's Fort Mason Center, the Berkeley Art Center, and the Worth Ryder Gallery at U.C. Berkeley.

Harvey Loves Harvey is a collaboration between artists Matthew Nash and Jason Dean, exploring the nature of communication, technology and failure. They have shown at numerous venues in Boston and New York, and are represented by Judi Rotenberg Gallery in Boston. A full accounting of their work can be found online at
Lisa Hecht (b. 1972, Montreal, Canada) currently lives in Milwaukee, WI and teaches at University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee and at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She received her MFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 1999 and her BFA from Concordia University in Montreal in 1994. Her recent work explores the role that decoration plays in our daily lives by investigating the physical, the psychological and conceptual terrains of interior space and decor. With a specific interest in the use of wallpaper as the “backdrop” to a domestic experience, Hecht juxtaposes these repeat patterns with newspaper clippings and iconic photographs to explore how ornament and design can act as a tool to create literal, theatrical and narrative explorations. She has participated in group exhibitions in the United States, Canada and Europe, including Circulation, a public arts event organized by the New York based artist cooperative REPOhistory. Since 1999 she has attended artist residencies at the Women’s Studio Workshop (1999), the Cité Internationale des Arts in Paris (2001) and the International Artists Ateliers Basel (IAAB) in Switzerland (2002). She has received several grants from the Canada Council for the Arts and the Conseil des Arts et des Lettres du Quebec.
Alysia Kaplan is an artist educator residing in Chicago, Il. She received her BFA degree from the Rochester Institute of Technology in Photographic Illustration and her MFA degree in Print Media from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Her current work explores varied themes of home such as commodity, graphic vs physical space and the multilayered sense of conscience that resides in a dwelling.

Georgeanne Louise Krampien (b. 1985, Illinois) received a B.S. in art with an emphasis in photography from Carroll College in Waukesha, WI in 2007, and is currently working towards a Post-Baccalaureate Certificate at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, where she is a monitor in the screenprinting studio and a Teaching Assistant for an alternative photography course. At SMFA, she is concentrating on expanding her knowledge of non-silver photographic techniques, as well as enhancing her skills in printmaking and ceramics, and is interested in working cross-disciplines. Krampien is anxious to begin her studies under an MFA Program in the fall of 2008.  Past exhibitions include: Student Annual Exhibition, SMFA, Boston, Lakefront Festival of Arts, Milwaukee, WI, CASU All Media Show, Carroll College, Waukesha, WI, Structural Abandonment, Waukesha Civic Theatre, Waukesha, WI, Structural Abandonment, Row Art Gallery, Carroll College, Waukesha, WI, CASU Photo/Digital Imaging Show, Carroll College, Waukesha, WI, Rural vs. Urban, Martha Merrell Books, Waukesha, WI.  She has also been involved in print exchanges, and has prints in permanent collections at both the University of Wales, Aberystwyth, UK, and the University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ.  She has received numerous awards for her work in various media, including: the Yousuf Karsh Prize in Photography and the Stella and Sumner Cooper Award at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

Norma Esperanza Lopez was born in Bucaramanga, Colombia-- studying art at an early age. She recieved a BA in Astronomy from the University of Minnesota while taking courses in studio art. Then, she traveled the world; assisting in artistic workshops in Colombia, Italy, France, New York City, and Texas, before settling in Boston, MA, where she currently studies at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. She has shown her work in numerous international and local exhibitions.

Jessica Marx (b.1986) is a multi-media visual artist living in Boston, MA and Oakland, NJ. She is currently in her final semester of the BFA program at The School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. During her time at the Museum School, Jessica has had the opportunity to experiment with a wide variety of different media, while primarily focusing on painting, screen printing and glasswork. Through the use of these materials, Jessica explores the tension between intentional and non-intentional mark making, while thinking about the role of aesthetics and “happy accidents” in her creative process. She is very interested in investigating the relationship between loss of control and the anxiety it evokes.


Stefano Pasquini (b. 1969, Bologna, Italy) received his MFA from the Academy of Fine Arts of Bologna in 1991, he then left the country for Dublin, briefly, London for seven years, and New York. He’s currently based back in Bologna, where he works. He was Head Curator of Sesto Senso, a small no profit gallery in Bologna, for the exhibiting seasons of 2001-2002. He is Art Director of “Work – Art in progress”, magazine of the Contemporary Art Gallery of Trento, as well as contributing editor of NYArts Magazine and freelance writer for many art and fashion magazines. He has been exhibiting since 1988 with group shows in places such as the Collective Gallery (Edinburgh), The National Portrait Gallery (London), Casco (Utrecht), ICA (London), Art in General (New York), Star67 (Brooklyn), ONI (Boston), Alphadelta (Athens) and solo shows at Carnera (Adria), Bond Gallery (Birmingham), Sesto Senso, Graffio, Villa Serena (Bologna), Galleria 42 Contemporaneo (Modena) and PaggeriArte (Sassuolo).

It is unclear exactly who Rhonda Divine Ratray is. Records secretly received from the Middlesex County Probate Court indicate a near spontaneous arrival of the divine sometime in the spring of last year. Is this biography or cryptozoology?

Gamaliel Rodriguez-Ayala (b. 1977 Bayamón, Puerto Rico) is a multi-disiplinary artist currently living in Oslo, Norway, whose work focuses on the history of social-realism, war, consumerism, politics, and the environment. His ideas are based on concepts of re-appropiation, re-interpretation and the deconstruction of language, related to the writings of Roland Barthes and the study of semiotics. He received a Master's Degree in Visual Arts from the Kent Institue of Art and Design in England (2005), and a B.A. in Communications from the Universidad del Sagrado Corazon (2004), Puerto Rico. Recent shows include: Museo del Dibujo Contemporaneo at the  Museum of Modern Art, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic; “Political & Poetical”, 14th Tallinn Print Triennial at Kumu Kunstimuuseum, Tallinn, Estonia;  “SCOPE BASEL 07”, Special Project Invitation, Basel, Switzerland; "The Dams 2," curated by Pedro Velez at Sala de las Artes, Universidad del Sagrado Corazon, San Juan, Puerto Rico.


Vinicius Sanchez (b. 1987, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) is a visual artist who works primarily in print media and ephemera. Vinicius and his family immigrated to the United States when he was eight years old. His work deals with the miscegenation of cultural hybridity. Recent exhibitions include: The Norton Museum of Art, The Breakers Hotel Gala, and a solo show in 2007 at the Dreyfoos School of the Arts in West Palm Beach, FL.


Jennifer Schmidt (b. 1975, Indiana) is a multi-media artist living in Brooklyn, NY, who often works with printed media and graphic design to create sculptural installations, video, and screenprinted ephemera. She received her Master of Fine Arts degree from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 1999 and Bachelor of Arts degrees in Studio Art and Art History from the University of Delaware in 1997; and is faculty within the Print Area and Graduate Program at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Recent exhibitions and screenings include: International Print Center New York, NY, Pulsar Festival for New Media, Caracas, Venezuela, Candela Gallery, Puerto Rico, Test Patterns: Public Art Project, Baltimore, MD, Volume Gallery, New York, NY, Goliath Visual Space, Brooklyn, NY, Rencontres Internationales Paris/Berlin, International Film Festival Oberhausen, Germany, Video Pool, Winnipeg, Canada, Armory Center for the Arts, Pasadena, CA, Transport Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, Jen Bekman Gallery, New York, NY, Delaware Center for Contemporary Art, Wilmington, DE, Boston Center for the Arts, Boston, MA, and Gallery 312, Chicago, IL. Recent curatorial projects include: Event Horizon (2008), Multiple Locations; Bit Logic (2005), GASP, Boston, MA; Mybrary (2003), BUILD, San Francisco, CA; LINGO (2002), ONI Gallery, Boston, MA; and 13/Proof (1999), Anchor Graphics, Chicago, IL. Recent collaborative projects include: Wish You Were Here (2007), with artists: Colin Asquith and Terry Nauheim; Boston Ravioli (2003), with Temporary Services and the School of the Museum of Fine Arts; and Keepsake (2002), with Women living at the YWCA Homelife Management Center in Wilmington, DE. Jennifer is a recipient of a 2007 fellowship in Printmaking/ Drawing/Artists' Books from the New York Foundation for the Arts.


Jessica Scott-Dutcher is an artist who works with issues of objectivity and subjectivity. She is particularly interested in acts of translation and transposition relating to language, history, and music, and the subsequent loss and creation of meaning. For “Event Horizon”, she explores the rich tradition of ballads and folklore by writing and performing her own ballads using the same poetic structure— to draw attention to known and unknown figures in popular history and contemporary culture. Jessica grew up in Rochester, NY, where she began her study of art at the School of the Arts and was also an intern at the More Fire Glass studio. Jessica is currently pursuing a BFA at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, as well as a BA in Art History at Tufts University.

Victoria Shen (b. 1989) is an artist working with sound, printmaking, and new media, who is originally from San Francisco but now practices in Boston. Her main body of work for Event Horizon is concerned with the movements and relationships between tangible ephemera and digital information, especially with the progressive obsolescence of the former and prominence of the latter. She is also interested in the schizophrenic imagery of post-traumatic Japanese pop culture and pornography, the intersection of technology and culture, and art history. Shen currently draws her inspiration from the writings of Baudrillard and the internet. She has studied at CalArts and the Museum School, and had a lengthy internship with the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco.

Kirk Amaral Snow is a Boston-based visual artist, curator, and sometimes art historian. His work exists at the intersection of printmedia, performance, and sculpture, often dealing with the issues of immigration, diaspora, and fading cultural traditions. As a curator, he has organized exhibitions at Hera Gallery (RI) and The Washington Street Art Center (MA). Snow received his BA in Art History (2002) from the University of Rhode Island, followed by a BA in Visual Art from the same institution a year later. He moved to Boston in 2005 to attend the School of the Museum of Fine Arts (Post-Bac, 2006).


Marcelino Stuhmer earned his MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2000. He has done residencies at the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, was a guest artist at Cittadellarte-Pistoletto Foundation in Biella, Italy and did a residency at the Rijksakademie in Amsterdam where he received a two-year research fellowship. In October 2007, his work was featured in the group exhibition "Bilingual" in the Glass Curtain Gallery at Columbia College in Chicago, curated by Tracy M. Taylor, which focused on a variety of approaches that explored the relationship between painting and video. His panoramic painting "The Recurring Dream" on view at the Chicago Cultural Center through April 6, 2008, inspired by the 19th century phenomenon of large-scale panoramic painting, edits and translates the famous dream sequence of the Cold War film classic, The Manchurian Candidate. Stuhmer's work has been exhibited internationally, including solo exhibitions at Optica Center for Contemporary Art in Montreal, Essl Museum of the Present in Vienna and group exhibitions at the Gemeentemuseum in The Hague, and Art in General In New York City. Solo projects include "Little Triggers"in the Playstation at Galerie Fons Welters in Amsterdam and "Transmission of Conflict" at Galerie Kusseneers in Antwerp. He is a dual citizen of the Netherlands and the United States and has won a number of grants and prizes, including the Royal Prize for Painting in The Netherlands, a Mondrian International Publication and Exhibition Grant, a Community Artist Assistance Program Grant from Chicago, and a Joan Mitchell award in conjunction with an artist residency at the Atlantic Center for the Arts in New Smyrna Beach, Florida. His work is in the collections of Susan and Lewis Manilow of Chicago, ABN Amro Bank (The Netherlands), Essl Museum of the Present (Vienna), and the Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten in Amsterdam. He is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Visual Art at the University of Wisconsin in Milwaukee.


Pedro Veléz (b. Puerto Rico, 1971) obtained his M.F.A. at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and his B.A. in Communications at the Universidad del Sagrado Corazón in Puerto Rico.  Vélez is an artist, curator and writer, whose work adopts a multi-disciplinary approach, incorporating collage, painting, sculpture, photography, posters and web-based projects. He challenges the context and intent of art making, curatorial decisions and institutional settings by producing fake exhibition announcements, developing on-going fictional narratives on and publishing art journals in the virtual realm. Selected exhibitions include Epilepsy, Pegatina, and Adult Porn at Plush Gallery in Dallas, GODFUCK at Galería Comercial, Puerto Rico, and Western Exhibitions, Chicago; Red Badge of Courage, curated by Omar Lopez-Chahoud at the Newark Arts Council; Manic and Wasted, LMCC/Swing Space, New York; Constant Disturbance: On Cultural Contamination and Foreign Agents at the CCE, Miami.


Gabriel Vincent Ventura was born on August 8th 1987 at NYU hospital in New York City. Gabriel is a long time Resident of Bay Ridge Brooklyn, but also considers Shaolin Island (a.k.a. Staten island) his second home. He comes from a large family of artists, so it was only a matter of time before Gabriel would become an artist himself.  Presently, Gabriel is studying at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts and Tufts University both located in what is considered a rivalry area, Boston, Massachusetts. If you where to google Gabriel's name, a skateboard contest shows up where he comes in dead last.


Stefanie Vermillion (b. 1986 Metairie, LA) Stefanie Vermillion is a multi-media artist, who mainly uses graphic design, photography, screen printing and collage. Stefanie has also designed three web sites and has a special interest in pinhole photography. Her art gravitates toward exploring the world around her more critically, and the broadside project for "Event Horizon" is a manifestation of this desire. Motivated and inspired by the people who are close to her, who are gay and lesbian, and face discrimination on a daily basis, she designed a series of broadsides in hopes that people will think more deeply about the value of basic human rights, and the inherent freedom to love & to live with whom you choose.


"To quit individuality" plays an important role in the work of collaborative duo W&N. Through multidisciplinary and “inadequate” techniques, they avoid the naturalization of everyday objects, transforming them, from mostly didactic, to just playful and absurd ideas of perception. The non-metaphorical representation of dichotomies is performed through caricature-like depictions, workshops, paintings, shop droppings, sculpture, photography, collage, printing, public interventions, and banners. As a desperate measure, their work attempts an inalterable search to find lost memories of infancy. Investigating their own sense of violence, immorality, hypocrisy and jealousy, W&N demystify the individual genius, while discovering how artists have an “unbreakable confidence in the possibility of dominating the world” through narcissism. ,


Marine Wallon (b.1985, Paris, France) is a French exchange student at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, originally from l'Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts de Paris. Her work often centers on drawing and the use of print media.


Terrance Wong (b. 1988, Boston, Mass.) is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Fine Arts and a Master of Arts in Teaching degree at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and Tufts University; and is worshipped as a god on a small uncharted South Pacific island. He enjoys folk-influenced death metal music, robots of all kinds, and has worked in a wide range of media, from sound to steel to ice. His work deals with meaning and perception – does a painting always have to be taken at face value? Can you solve an unsolvable Rubik’s Cube? How much sunlight does a light bulb need to grow in a temperate climate? Is your Ethernet cable really out to get you? Klaatu barada nikto? Recent exhibitions include the Tisch Family Gallery at Tufts University, Donnelly Gallery, Rhys Gallery, and the Boston Globe in Boston. Wong also works extensively with the Institute for Art and Civic Engagement at the SMFA, to further the relationship between art and public.

Qian-Qian “Tina” Ye (b.1986, China) has lived just about everywhere from California to Massachusetts. She presently lives in Medford, MA, where she is a student at Tufts University and the Museum School, pursuing a Dual Bachelors degree in Architectural Studies and Fine Arts. Her work is strongly informed by graphic and web design, and the use of screenprinting as a tactile process that quotes mass production. As an artist, she hopes to use humor, unlikely juxtapositions, and parody to surprise viewers into adopting new ways of seeing/questioning the world. After graduation in May 2008, she will be joining the work force as a money-making graphic designer by day / post-art-school renegade art-maker by night. While in between, she cooks like a fiend and scours the art/design/eco-geek blogosphere for inspiration and hope.

Jennifer Yorke is an artist who makes drawings, prints, photographs and books. She graduated from Carleton College cum laude and with Distinction (honors), and holds an MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, which she attended through a Graduate Trustee Fellowship. Yorke’s work examines the slippage between the public and private self, and is held in collections at the Auckland Gallery of Art, the Art Gallery of New South Wales, the Huntsville Museum of Art and other institutions. Yorke lives in Chicago with her husband Rob and dogs Fabio and Leonard.

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