Marco G. Ferrari (b. 1974, Chicago, IL) is an Italian-American video artist based in Chicago. He received his MFA from the University of Chicago in 2013 and his BA from DePaul University in Communication and Italian. He builds films, installations, digital images, sounds, and video projection performances that explore our relationships with place and time, to probe how identity is shaped by tensions raised by our attachments to or de-attachments from our built and natural environments.
Anna Elise Johnson (b. 1983, Starnberg, Germany) is a Houston-based artist working with photography, collage, and drawing. She received her MFA from the University of Chicago in 2012 and her BFA in painting and art history from Washington University in St. Louis in 2005.
Matthew Connors (b. 1976, Port Washington, NY) received a BA in English Literature from the University of Chicago and an MFA in Photography from Yale University. Since 2004 he has been teaching at the Massachusetts College of Art & Design in Boston where he is currently the Chair of the Photography Department. He lives and works in both Boston, MA and Brooklyn, NY.
Valerie Snobeck (b. 1980, Wadena, MN) is an artist living and working in New York City. She received her MFA from the University of Chicago in 2008 and, her BFA from St. Cloud State University in St. Cloud, Minnesota, in 2003. In the past, Snobeck has exhibited at the Smart Museum of Art at the University of Chicago, and her work was recently included in the 2014 Whitney Biennial.
Daniel Traub (b. 1971, Philadelphia, PN) is a Brooklyn based photographer and filmmaker. Since 1999, he has been engaged with long term photographic projects in China including Peripheries which explores the border region where urban and rural China meet and Little North Road which looks at the people and activities found on a pedestrian bridge in an immigrant section of Guangzhou, China.
Danielle Rosen (b. 1988, Iron Mountain, MI) is an interdisciplinary artist and educator living in Chicago, IL. She received her B.F.A. from the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design and her M.F.A. from the University of Chicago. Rosen is currently working on a series of photographs and sculptural screens that continue her problematization of human cultural representations of non-human animals.
Jayson M. Kellogg (b. 1985, Napa, CA ) is an American born artist from Los Angeles. A veteran of the second Iraq war, he received a BA in Sociology from the University of Southern California in 2012 and is currently completing an MFA at the University of Chicago. His most recent exhibition was this spring, a three person show titled Blurring and Its Opposite at Agency in Los Angeles. Working in time-based media Jayson’s work explores the liminal spaces where our conceptions of morality, ethics and self begin to break down into a paradoxical relationship between tragedy and comedy.