Anne Ellegood lives and works in Los Angeles as the Senior Curator at the Hammer Museum. Ellegood has a long line of curating at impressive institutions, including her work as the Associate Curator at the New Museum of Contemporary Art in New York, followed by four years at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington, DC.
Saul Melman resides in Brooklyn, New York with one foot in the artist’s studio and the other in the emergency room – as a physician. The roots of his art can be found in the Black Rock desert of Nevada, but Melman has shown in galleries across the US – from the Whitney Museum of American Art, to the Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, and a long-term installation in the boiler room at the MoMA PS1, among others.
Rico Gatson is a Brooklyn-based artist who works in both paints and sculpture. After attaining his MFA at the Yale School of Art, Gatson showed prolifically across the US. Recently, Gatson was the subject of a two-person show at the Barbara Walters Gallery, Sarah Lawrence College, Bronxville, New York. A solo retrospective, Three Trips Around the Block was featured at Exit Art, New York.
Deborah Stratman is a multi-disciplinary filmmaker working out of Chicago, Illinois. Her films challenge the tug-of-war between the physical environment and the human urge to dominate. A self-proclaimed reactive artist, Stratman accomplishes this via sculpture, photography, drawing, and audio.
Annie Lapin is a Los Angeles-based painter who earned her MFA from UCLA and undergraduate degree from Yale. Her work was recently named by Modern Painters and Angelenos magazines as vital to the Los Angeles art scene. Along with being Editor’s Pick in New American Paintings, Lapin’s museum exhibitions include the Pasadena Museum of California Art – Pasadena, CA; and Grand Arts – Kansas City, MO. Her work has been exhibited at Honor Fraser, Angles Gallery, and LA Louver in Los Angeles, Galerie Lelong and Fredericks and Frasier in New York and Barbara Davis in Houston.