July Readings & Open Studios
Thursday 7/22 @ 5:30 pm SFAI
Come by and see what this talented group of artists and writers have been doing with their time in Santa Fe!
Tim Braun – Austin, TX
Timothy Braun is a writer living in Austin, TX. He has been awarded residencies at the MacDowell Colony, Djerassi Resident Artists Program, Ucross Foundation, The Anderson Center for the Interdisciplinary Studies, Blue Mountain Center for the Arts and Humanities, and Edward Albee Foundation, among others. He was a Dorothy Norton Clay Fellowship at the Mary Anderson Center For The Arts in 2008, and was a playwright-in-residence at HERE Arts Center from 2003-2006. Braun is a frequent contributor to the Austin Chronicle, culturebot.org, and is the founder of Federal Prisoner 30664. He holds an MFA from Columbia University’s School of the Arts and is a Cultural Studies professor at St. Edward’s University. Learn more at timothybraun.com
Greg Edmondson – St. Louis, MO
Greg Edmondson has lived and worked in Germany, the UK, and throughout the US. He is a recipient of Fulbright and D.A.A.D. fellowships, and has held artist residencies at Artpark, the Virginia center for the Contemporary Arts, Black Mountain College, and Colorado College.He is currently Artist in Residence at Thomas Jefferson School in St. Louis, Missouri. For the past five years the primary focus of his work has been an ongoing body of drawings and sculpture collectively titled “SIMPLE”. This collection of work began as a conscious attempt to remove all reference to personal narrative, and to explore the boundaries between intention and response. It has become about mutation, transformation, growth, decay, and inevitable collapse.
Edite Grinberga – Berlin, Germany
Born in 1965, Edite Grinberga grew up and studied in Riga, Latvia, part of the former Soviet Union. She attended a specialized fine-arts high school and the State Academy of Arts. Her artistic career commenced with installations, sculptures, and theater costumes. In 1990 a radical break in her artistic and personal path occurred when she moved to Berlin, Germany, and dedicated herself to painting. Her son’s birth in 1997 initiated a further major change to her current style of minimalistic realism with light and shadow as the main subjects. She has exhibited throughout Germany and in Switzerland, Georgia and Latvia.
Jonathan Kline – New Orleans, LA
Jonathan Kline lives In New Orleans, LA. where he is a regular feature at Seventeen Poets reading series. Kline has been doing performance art monologue for the past 22 years. His work has been featured at the Knitting Factory, The Living Theater, and Caravan of Dreams in NYC, Lower Links and Gallery 2 in Chicago, Tigh Filli in Cork and Naked Lunch in Dublin, Ireland, La Chat Noir, Theater Marigny, The Gold Mine Saloon, and the Maple Leaf Bar in New Orleans. He has been a visiting artist at Tulane University, New Orleans Center for Creative Arts, and the University of Pennsylvania Edinboro. His poetry has been published in anthologies including Big Bridge, Cocktail, Yawp, and the Maple Leaf Rag. He received his BA from The Evergreen State College and his MFA from The School of The Art Institute of Chicago.
Jan Razauskas – Baltimore, MD
Jan Razauskas is based in Baltimore, MD, she works in a range of processes that include painting, drawing and mixed media installation. Her work investigates site, memory and the experience of the present through banal forms and images that take on emblematic connotations; allowing inconsequential or ephemeral aspects of human experience to become meditations on time and event. She has been recognized through grants from the Maryland State Arts Council, the Contemporary Museum in Baltimore and the Baltimore Arts Council. Her works are in private collections nationwide, and have appeared in publications such as New American Paintings and Artpapers. Razauskas teaches as an adjunct professor, she earned an MFA from Transart Institute, Donau Universität, Austria and a BFA from MICA (Maryland Institute College of Art). http://sites.google.com/site/jrazauskas
Kate Rivers – Ada, OK
Kate Rivers was born in Youngstown, Ohio. She earned her BFA degree from the Columbus College of Art and Design in Columbus, Ohio funded by the Ford Foundation and a full scholarship from CCAD. She received her MFA, from The University of South Carolina in Columbia. Kate was the 2009 recipient of the Oklahoma Fellowship for the Arts. Her last two solo shows were October 2009 at the Eleanor Kirkpatrick Gallery in Oklahoma City, and May 2010 at the Fort Worth Community Arts Center, Focus I Gallery in Fort Worth, Texas. She will be in a two-person show at Istvan Gallery in Oklahoma City opening August13th 2010. Her current works are dense collages woven from mundane, and banal papers, text, receipts, ephemera and constructed to form the image of a specific bird’s nest. She is represented by Deloney Newkirk Fine Art in Santa Fe New Mexico, and Istvan Gallery in Oklahoma City.
Nathania Rubin – Astoria, NY
Nathania Rubin is an artist from New York City working primarily in drawing and video. She uses performances of others and herself as material for philosophical animations, questioning the role of narrative in communication and the presentation of self. Nathania earned a BA from Haverford College in philosophy and an MFA from Queens College in 2009. She had her first solo show in 2010 at the Mireille Mosler Gallery in NYC. Her videos have been screened internationally. She participated in the 2008 Biennial of Iasi, Romania, exhibited in Cologne, Germany and was screened in Scope Art Basel’s cinema program of 2010. She has shared exhibition walls with Cindy Sherman, Jenny Holzer and Miranda July. Nathania was the recipient of a 2009 Pollack-Krasner fellowship and received support from the Foundation for Contemporary Arts. You can see Nathania’s work at www.nathaniarubin.com.
Brian Silberman – Marietta, PA
Brian Silberman’s plays include Manifest, recipient of the 1998 Clauder Prize and the 2003 Pinter Review Prize for Drama and published by the University of Tampa Press, Walkin’ Backward, which appears in the anthology Best American Short Plays of 2001, Salvage Baas, anthologized in New American Short Plays 2005, Capgras Delusion, Chattanooga: a series of monologues for a solo performer, The Yip, Throw, Sugar Down Billie Hoak, Feral Music, Half Court, Retrenchment, and The Gospel According to Toots Pope. Selections from both Half Court and Sugar Down Billie Hoak appear in Smith & Kraus’s Best Stage Scenes of 1995, Best Men’s Monologues of 1995, and Best Women’s Monologues of 1995. He teaches in the Theatre Department at Franklin & Marshall College and is currently at work on a new play entitled The Romeo and Juliet of Sarajevo.
Scot Sinclair – Lafayette, LA
Scot is from Johnstone, Scotland where he attended Grays School of Art, Aberdeen and obtained a Bachelors Fine art Degree, Honors in painting and drawing. From there he moved to the states where completed his MFA in painting and drawing in 2005 from the Southern Illinois University Carbondale, Illinois. Scot has shown his work nationally and internationally since coming to America. He recently exhibited at the Fleming Collection in London as one of the short listed artists for Aspect Painting Prize. Scot has been an assistant professor at the University of Louisiana Lafayette since 2006, where he teaches figure drawing.
Millee Tibbs – Providence, RI
Millee Tibbs (b.1976) is an artist residing in Providence, RI. She holds an MFA in photography from RISD and a BA in studio art and Hispanic studies from Vassar College. She is interested in surfaces and their relationship to what lies beneath – the discrepancy between what we see and what we know. She uses photography because of its ubiquitous presence in contemporary culture and its duplicitous existence as both an indexical representation of reality and a subjective construction of it. Her work lives in the space where these qualities contradict each other and coexist simultaneously. Millee has exhibited domestically and internationally at places such as Notre Dame University, Indiana; 55 Mercer Gallery and Winkeman/Plus Ultra Gallery, both in NY; David Winton Bell Gallery at Brown University, Rhode Island; Paul Robeson Gallery at Rutgers University, New Jersey; and at both the Museum of Modern Art and Spanish Cultural Center in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. Her work is currently held in the Pierogi 2000, Brooklyn flat file and is a part of the online database at the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art at the Brooklyn Museum. Millee teaches at the Rhode Island School of Design.
Michael Woody – Champaign Urbana, IL
Woody lives and works in the Champaign Urbana Illinois. He received his BFA in Painting and Drawing from the University of Mississippi, has an MFA in Painting from the Savannah College of Art and Design and is currently an MFA candidate in New Media Studies at the University of Illinois. Michael’s work deals primarily with the darker aspects of human nature as revealed through popular media and secular mythologies. He works across media; his disciplines include painting, photography, video, performance and sound. Michael has shown throughout the US and abroad including cities Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, New York, Brooklyn, Seattle and Bombay. He has curated shows in commercial and university galleries and has published several articles in regional magazines in the southeast. Michael has taught in several colleges including Armstrong State University, The Savannah College of Art and Design and the University of Illinois at Champaign Urbana. He is currently editing a documentary about street psychics in New Orleans and is constructing content for a show based on allegations and conspiracy surrounding the Bruce Ivins Anthrax case.