Alison Saar creates artworks that frequently transform found objects to reflect themes of cultural and social identity, history, and religion. Saar is skilled in numerous artistic mediums, including metal sculpture, wood, fresco, woodblock print, and works using found objects.
Line Clausen Pedersen is a scholar of the art of Paul Gauguin, Edgar Degas and others. An art historian, educated in Copenhagen, London, and Florence, she has been a curator at the Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek, Copenhagen, since 2008 and has created a number of international exhibitions on artists such as Paul Gauguin, Edgar Degas, Man Ray, Theodore Rousseau and others. Her recent curatorial activities include an exhibition on the French artist Odilon Redon in collaboration with the Kröller-Müller museum in the Netherlands.
Angelina Gualdoni, a native of San Francisco based in New York, begins her paintings by pouring directly onto the canvas. This drawing via liquid creates a capricious and unpredictable ground and forms a base, both in terms of material and narrative. After one or often several layered pours, Gualdoni adds markings in heavier paint over top, defining objects or spaces.
Dena Beard is the executive director of The Lab, a 34-year-old nonprofit experimental music and art space in San Francisco. At The Lab since 2014, Beard led the organization through a rehabilitation of its facility and inaugurated a new program of commissioned artistic projects.
Sangram Majumdar freely borrows from medieval Italian paintings, Indian miniatures, early video games, and other disparate sources in his paintings to examine the cyclical nature of history and the connections between cultural centers in Asia and the West.
Majumdar has had recent solo exhibitions at the Asia Society Texas Center and Steven Harvey Fine Art Projects, New York. He studied at Indiana University and the Rhode Island School of Design and is a professor at the Maryland Institute College of Art.
Edgar Arceneaux mixes drawing, sculpture, video, film and performance to explore how we construct history and memory in a racially divided country. His work has been shown at the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles; the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; the Studio Museum in Harlem, New York; Performa 15, New York; the MIT List Visual Arts Center, Cambridge, Massachusetts; and Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, among other venues.