B.A., California State University, Stanislaus--Studio Art
Having been stripped of bodily/cognitive/emotional autonomy by
illnesses which interrupted his undergraduate studies,
Phillip Byrne utilizes the act of making as an opportunity to
play the role of ontological surgeon – placing his own
metaphysical body on the dissection table and exploring its
interior contents. He explores holistic ontological identity
through divergent processes which manifest personal associations
and allow for explorations of the interior anatomies of
mind/body/emotions, appraisals of their damages, and questionings
of relationship to all three.
B.F.A., Universidad de Chile, Santiago -- Painting
Sofía del Pedregal was born in 1989 in Concepción, Chile. She is
an artist formerly based in Santiago, Chile. In 2013, she
obtained her BFA Visual Arts degree at Universidad de Chile.
Since 2010 she has participated in national and international
group exhibitions and has made three solo shows in Santiago,
B.F.A., University of Wisconsin, Stout/Menomonie -- Studio Art-Ceramics
Emily Gordon received her BFA in Studio Art Ceramics from
the University of Wisconsin-Stout in December of 2019. Her work
functions in a place of in-betweenness by weaving together
influences of painting, ceramics and performance art.
B.A., Sonoma State University, -- Studio Art-Painting Emphasis
Melanie Hernandez is a Los Angeles born artist who attended
Sonoma State University as a Studio Art major with an emphasis in
painting, graduating with a Bachelor of Fine Art in 2018.
Thinking about memory, everyday surroundings, and secondhand
objects, Melanie is working to highlight the human experience
through her own identity. Using oil painting and printmaking, she
observes and documents objects and moments that emphasize the
relationship humans have with the environments they surround
themselves with, while working to preserve her own memories.”
B.A., University of California, Santa Cruz, -- Art
Kelley O’Leary is an interdisciplinary artist moving between
image-making, sculpture and social practice. Compelled by the
ways our digital landscapes have become part of our ecology, she
investigates how our future relationship to the natural world
will be shaped by these forces and vice versa.
Whitney Vangrin is an artist formerly based in Brooklyn, New
York, but originally from Northern California, who
works across mediums with an emphasis in performance and
video. Equal parts physical and psychological, her performances
question perceptions of authenticity, creating works that hinge
upon reality and simulation while making allusions to film,
ritual, and folk traditions.