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Kerry Downey

Kerry Downey is an interdisciplinary artist and teacher whose work explores intersubjectivity and sensory experiences of the body, objects, spaces, peoples. The work is particularly curious about the political possibilities of intimacy.  Downey holds a BA from Bard College and an MFA from Hunter College. Various works have recently been exhibited at CCS at Bard College, Taylor Macklin, Franklin Street Works, REVERSE, Invisible Dog, A.I.R Gallery, and NURTUREart.  Downey has been mentioned in Artforum, The Brooklyn Rail, The Village Voice, The New York Times, and The New Yorker. In 2014, Downey co-curated Failing to Levitate at EFA Project Space with Natasha Marie Llorens. They are a current participant in the Drawing Center’s Open Sessions and were a Queer/Art/Mentorship Fellow in 2012-13. Downey has been an artist-in-residence at The Vermont Studio Center and Real Time and Space. They have recently taught at Hunter College and Parsons The New School for Design and currently work in Education at The Museum of Modern Art.
www.kerrydowney.com

 

Daniel Alexander Matthews

(born August 23rd 1986; Georgetown, Guyana) is a visual artist living and working in New York City.  Matthews lived the first half of his life in Guyana and other half in New York City, where he initially attended Hunter College for his undergraduate degree in Archaeology, but soon discovered a passion for the visual arts and changed his trajectory.  Upon completing his BFA from Hunter College, Matthews soon returned to Hunter, where he is currently pursuing his MFA degree.   His work deals with memory, misery and dislocation.
www.danielalexandermatthews.com/

 

 

Terrence McCafferty

From New Hampshire, Terrence has lived in Brooklyn for 17 years. Before moving here, he worked in theaters all over the country and toured extensively as well as building shows and furniture in between. He came here as a stage manager and technical director in theater with a background in carpentry. He worked in theatre and in several scenic shops, moved on to managing shops and is now working in construction management for Big Show Construction Management, an entertainment minded construction company that focuses on museums, events, technology and innovation.
www.bigshowcm.com 

 

 

Jonathan Moryl

Jonathan Moryl is an interior designer who has been working in the interior design field for 16 years.  Born and raised in Massachusetts he received a bachelor's degree in art history from the University of Illinois at Chicago, and earned a master's degree from Pratt Institute in interior design.  Specializing in residential interior design he has worked with several established New York based firms on projects around the United States and abroad.

 

 

 

Steve Rivera

As Director of NOVELLA GALLERY for the last three years, Steve Rivera has developed a dynamic program that champions the dialogue between emerging, underrepresented, and established artists.  Located in the heart of the Lower East Side, the gallery has been a catalyst for collaborating with quest curators and highlighting underrepresented ideas. NOVELLA is currently on the move and is operating without a brick and mortar location.  
www.novellagallery.com

 

 

 

 

Zoë Sheehan Saldaña

Zoë Sheehan Saldaña is an artist based in Brooklyn, New York. Her art considers what it means to make something by hand in the contemporary moment. She fabricates handmade duplicates of typically mass-produced objects, and then deploys her creations in various environments. The scent of generosity that pervades her work often carries a whiff of guile.  The artist states, "I’m motivated by curiosity, enchantment, and a sense of desperate optimism in the face of the ferocious disconnection that characterizes daily life in post-industrial America. I prefer to make problems, not solutions. My hope is that the art I create provokes unsettledness, to make us consider once again that which we thought we knew." 

Zoë Sheehan Saldaña was born in Massachusetts in 1973. She studied at Oberlin College, the Rochester Institute of Technology, and the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. Her work has been exhibited in the United States and internationally. She is a Professor at Baruch College/CUNY. 
www.zoesheehan.com

 

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