B.F.A., University of Colorado-- Boulder, Sculpture & Post Studio Practice
Originally from New York City and based in Colorado, Sam
Arcara is an interdisciplinary artist and writer whose work
explores the visual vernacular of human relations to natural and
rural landscape, primarily through the lens of land use and built
environments. Her work is grounded in place specificity and
narrative, utilizing materials found in the field in unison with
landscape photography to create immersive installations.
Havilah Aos studied at the College of Visual Arts in St. Paul,
Minnesota from 2008 to 2010 and later, after interrupting her
studies to live and work in Germany and travel along the western
coast of North and South America, she transferred to the
University of Minnesota in Minneapolis where she completed
her Bachelor of Fine Arts in 2017.
Hailing from The South Bay Los Angeles, Dino Capaldi creates
sculptural ceramic works that evoke the coastal landscape of that
area. Drawn to the materiality and history of ceramics, his work
sits astride conventional and abstract forms.
B.A., Art, California State University, Sacramento
Mercy Hawkins received her BA in studio art from California State
University, Sacramento, with a minor in history, 2018. She works
presently as an archivist and communications assistant at the
Before Columbus Foundation, a nonprofit dedicated to promoting
multi-cultural literature and art.
M.A., Creative Arts, San Francisco State UniversityB.A., Buddhist Studies, Naropa University, Boulder
Gretchen LeMaistre was born in Jacksonville, Florida, and has
lived in the San Francisco Bay Area. Through her research and
photo-based practices, she explores the complicated and sometimes
troubling legacies of colonial American settlement.
Danielle Torvik-Staffen earned her studio arts BFA from San Jose
State University in 2017. Her nonrepresentational oil paintings
stem from her explorations with the versatility and
unpredictability of paint. She uses brushes, squeegees, sticks,
dustbins, and any object that can transfer paint.