B.A., Studio Art, California State University, Stanislaus
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
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,
M.A., Studio Art, Maharishi UniversityB.A., Art and Self Development, Maharishi UniversityB.A., Women and Gender Studies, University of California, Davis
Morgan Flores is a Mexican-Japanese-European-American visual
artist from California, exploring themes related to
decolonization, the everyday, detribalized Indigenous identity,
and present-day relationships to land and the environment.
Working with natural, non-toxic, recycled, and found materials,
Morgan seeks to provide reflections of our unsustainable modern
world, which means our disconnection from land and the (many)
Indigenous point(s) of view, and possible “solutions through
example” via the philosophy of her art practice.
B.F.A., Studio Art (Ceramics), University of Wisconsin, Stout/Menomonie
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.
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.
B.A., Art Practice, University of California, Berkeley
Born in 1995 in Tehran, Iran, Helia Pouyanfar immigrated to
California in 2014 and received her B.A. in Art Practice from the
University of California, Berkeley in 2019, specializing in
contemporary sculpture and installation art. She is currently
residing in Northern California, completing her MFA in Studio Art
at the University of California, Davis.