POLYMER 2009

Polymer Artist Bios

Andrea Ackerman

Andrea Ackerman is an artist, writer, theorist, and psychiatrist living and working in New York, New York. Her work centers on investigating the experiences of interiority and consciousness and creating these in virtual and synthetic life.

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Jon Brumit

I work creatively with interactive social design, structured improvisation and multi-layered interventions. By design, my objects and public performance situations often produce unpredictable results – occasionally humorous, often sonorous, and always highly interpretable. Since my first gallery exhibition in 1990, I have presented solo and collaborative works widely in the US and abroad at venues including the 2008 Whitney Biennial (as Neighborhood Public Radio), MOCAD (Detroit), SF MOMA, the DeYoung Museum (SF), Chelsea Art Museum (NYC), YBCA (SF), Novi Sad Contemporary Museum (Serbia), Cranbrook Museum of Art (Bloomfield Hills, MI), the Krannert Museum (Urbana Champlain), Kavi Gupta Gallery (Chicago), Borderline Academy / Fadaiat (Tarifa, Spain), Artists Television Access (SF), Lisa Dent Gallery (SF), Homie (Berlin), 0047 (Berlin), IN-F (Tokyo), Fringe Exhibitions (LA), Oakland Art Gallery (Oakland, CA), Steven Wolf Fine Arts (SF), FSK Radio (Hamburg), Southern Exposure (SF), KUDA.org (Novi Sad, Serbia), 21 Grand (Oakland, CA), New Langton Arts (SF), Headlands Center for the Arts (Sausalito, CA) and in Festivals such as ISEA / 01 (San Jose, CA), Version 05 (Chicago), Sonic Fragments (Princeton University), and the Edgetone New Music Summit (Oakland, CA).

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Anna Campbell

Anna Campbell works with video, installation and sculpture. She received her MFA from the University of Wisonsin-Madison. Campbell exhibits nationally and currently lives in Grand Rapids, Michigan and is a professor in the Art & Design Department at Grand Valley State University.

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Sean Capone

Sean Capone is Creative Director at Supernature, a Brooklyn, NY-based design studio dedicated to aesthetic applications of the digital moving image. The studio is located in the heart of Williamsburg’s artistic professional community. Supernature specializes in custom film, print and video works for events, installations, environmental graphics, web, and mobile media. Supernature collaborates with agencies in the fields of luxury fashion, design, advertising and architecture to create branded ‘story’ films and other forms of artistic content, ranging from print graphics to 3D visualization to digital product design. Supernature brings a wide range of award-winning experience in all aspects of the animation industry, including broadcast design, film vf/x, video game design, event visuals and music videos…

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Megan Berner

Megan Berner is a video, installation, and intermedia artist from Reno, NV. She received her MFA from the Intermedia program at the University of Iowa and currently teaches photography at the University of Nevada Reno. She works with many media including drawing, printmaking, video, and fabric. Main themes in her work center around being a twin, daydreaming, growth and process, and the use of narratives and storytelling.

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Erin Dunn

Erin Dunn is an artist working with old-fashioned animation techniques and digital media. Her process is tedious. Her imagery is playful. Sea gulls fly through a garden of double helixes, a giant praying mantis leaps into swan-filled bubbles. There is no linear narrative in my work. She intends for her drawings and animations to be viewed as material manifestations of a virtual landscape. Dunn exhibits nationally and internationally and she has several solo exhibits scheduled for 2009. Dunn received her BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design.

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Celeste Fichter

Celeste Fichter holds an MFA from the School of Visual Arts and has exhibited at Go North: A Space for Contemporary Art, PH Gallery, DeChiaraStewart, Islip Art Museum and the Bronx Museum of Art. Her work has been reviewed in the New York Times and the Village Voice. Her video work is currently in several traveling exhibitions and film festivals in Europe and the U.S. She lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.

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John D. Freyer

John D. Freyer is an interdisciplinary artist and author of the book All My Life for Sale (Bloomsbury 2002) In 2005 had his first solo museum exhibition at the Everson Museum in Syracuse, New York, titled Aftermarket. In 2006, the University of Iowa Museum of Art unveiled Big Boy, a monumental found-art sculpture, which was accompanied by an artist’s monograph with an essay by Martha Buskirk. He is currently working with documentary filmmaker Christopher Wilcha on a television series, Second Hand Stories that investigates second-hand practices and economies across the United States. Freyer’s book about the Second Hand Stories project will be published by Bloomsbury. Freyer lives in Iowa City, Iowa, where he received his MFA in Photography from the University of Iowa, and where he is a frequent producer of Audio Postcards for NPR’s All Things Considered.

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Michael Greathouse

Born in Kansas City, MO in 1969 I received my BFA from the Kansas City Art Institute in 1991. In 1997 I moved to New Orleans to attend the University of New Orleans Graduate Fine Arts program (MFA 2000). Since 2003 I have lived and worked in Brooklyn, NY.

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Peter HappelChristian

Peter HappelChristian has exhibited his work throughout the United States and it is included in the permanent collections of the Tucson Museum of Art and the Center for Creative Photography, Tucson, AZ. In 2008 he received an Individual Excellence Award for Interdisciplinary/Performance Art from the Ohio Arts Council. He holds a BFA from the University of Iowa and an MFA from the University of Oregon. Peter HappelChristian currently serves as an Assistant Professor of Photography at Youngstown State University in Ohio.

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Shana Moulton

Shana Moulton is a performance and video artist. She has an extensive national and international exhibition record and received her education at UC Berkley, Carnegie Mellon, Skowhegan, and De Ateliers.

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Paul Nudd

Paul Nudd was born in Harpenden, England in 1976. He graduated in 2001 with an MFA from the University of Illinois at Chicago. Recent exhibitions include Jack the Pelican Presents, Brooklyn, Western Exhibitions, Chicago and the Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago.

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Michael Paulus

Michael Paulus is a multi-media artist living in Portland, Oregon working primarily with film/video and sculpture. His work has shown at film festivals in the US and abroad and artwork has been featured in publications throughout Europe and the US.

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Liz Rodda

Liz Rodda is a multimedia artist working primarily with video, sound and language. Her work explores the gap between public and private and how culture informs identity. In 2006 she received a Master of Fine Arts degree from Massachusetts College of Art in the Studio for Interrelated Media program. Since then, she has been an assistant professor of Media Art at the University of Oklahoma School of Art and Art History where she continues to exhibit work nationally and internationally.

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Will Rogan

Will Rogan lives in Albany, CA. He is a recent recipient of a Rockefeller Media Arts Fellowship. He received a BFA from the San Francisco Art Institute in 1999 and an MFA from UC Berkeley in 2004. His work has been exhibited at the MORI Art Museum in Tokyo, Japan, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, DUMBO Art Center in Brooklyn, the Palm Beach Institute of Contemporary Art in Florida, and Gasworks Gallery in London among others. He is represented by Jack Hanley Gallery in San Francisco.

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Catherine Ross

Catherine Ross’s work has been presented in exhibitions and festivals internationally, including venues in Belgium, Brazil, Finland, France, Ireland, England, Canada Spain and the United States. Ross attended the Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture in 2002, the Atlantic Center for the Arts in 2003 and received a 2005-06 residency from The Marie Walsh Sharpe Art Foundation. Ross was awarded “Best International Short Award” at the 2006 Darklight Festival (Dublin, Ireland). In 2007 she was included in the PS1 exhibition “Silicone Valley”, in which her work received notable praise from musician David Byrne. She received her BA in studio art from Dartmouth College in 1994. Catherine Ross lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.

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Jack Ryan

Jack Dingo Ryan grew up in the Pacific Northwest and recently moved back after living for many years in Brooklyn, Athens, Chicago, Nashville, and a few other places. He is on the Board of Directors of Fugitive Projects, a collective, beehive, curatorial body and artist advocacy. Research awards this last summer brought him to residencies in Iceland and Banff, Canada for The Interactive Screen Summit. He has recently exhibited in Austin TX, Portland OR, San Francisco, New York, Seattle, Switzerland, Ireland, and Egypt. Ryan maintains a studio in Brooklyn, NY and has been on faculty at The School of Visual Arts in NY since 2004. He is also an Assistant Professor at The University of Oregon.

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Molly Schwartz

Molly Schwartz was born in New York City, raised in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and received her BFA in Painting from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She has lived in Chicago, Los Angeles, Katmandu and since 1999, Brooklyn. She shows her animated videos and drawings in public art installations, festivals, and exhibitions worldwide. Schwartz currently freelances for independent film and television.

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Keith Sullivan

Keith Sullivan is an interdisciplinary artist working in video, photography, performance, and installation. He received a Master of FIne Arts degree in visual art from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (2007) and a Bachelor of Arts in sociology from Emory University (2000), where he graduated with highest honors. His work has been shown in New York, Boston, and Atlanta.

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info coming soon: Jesse McLean

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