June Open Studios
Thursday, June 23
June Artists in Residence
Judith Hoffman – Brooklyn, NY
Judith Hoffman is an artist, explorer, amateur mathematician and community organizer, creating works in a wide variety of materials and media. Her subject matter runs the gamut from natural systems to refuges, impermanence and bringing folks together. She received an MFA from Pratt Institute in 2008 and a BA from Smith College in 1999. She has recently been a resident at ArtFarm, Vermont Studio Center, invited to Spiro Arts and will be in residency at Sculpture Space in 2012. She has been honored to exhibit at ‘Art in General’, ‘Deitch Projects’, ‘Sarah Lawrence College Museum’ and others. Her home base is Brookyn, NY where she spends as much time as possible on her bicycle.
Julie Sutherland – San Francisco, CA
Julie Sutherland lives and works in San Francisco, CA. She received her B.A. in Studio Art and Art History from Mills College in Oakland, CA. Her work consists of paintings and drawings that employ well-known or pre-existing imagery to examine historical and cultural issues including power, politics, violence and gender. One recent painting series combined official portraits of Presidents and First Ladies into androgynous a-historical dandies while a drawing series looked at historical atrocity through its problematic depictions in the media. She shows her work in the San Francisco Bay Area, most recently at Root Division, The National Queer Arts Festival and Mama Calizo’s Voice Factory. Her work is also included in the Drawing Center’s Viewing Program.
Vesna Jovanovic – Chicago, IL
Vesna Jovanovic investigates ambiguity in concepts like order and chaos, often examining science and other cultural means of building knowledge and analyzing perception. Her creative process usually involves unpredictable methods such as spilled and blotted ink, pinhole photography, and double-walled ceramic vessels. In 2000, Jovanovic received a BA in Fine Arts and a BS in Chemistry from Loyola University Chicago. Upon completing her degrees she began working in a scientific research and development laboratory while attending The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. At SAIC she was awarded a Merit Scholarship of Recognition, and she received a BFA in Studio Art in 2003. She also received an MFA degree in Photography from The Ohio State University in 2005. Her artwork has been featured in over fifty exhibitions, as well as in various publications including Discover Magazine Blogs, Seed Magazine, Art:21 Blog, Time Out Chicago, and Newcity.
Luiza Kurzyna – Brooklyn, NY
Luiza Kurzyna is a Brooklyn-based artist working on both paper, and immersive sculptural installations. Inspired by relationships within nature, Luiza combines the many ways that living things relate to each other (for example, through touch, mating rituals or gender roles) with elements of fantasy. Growing, bulging and decaying forms give objecthood to emotion and life’s transitions. The fantastic elements are intuitive, abstract; they create a space where the emotional inside can merge with the physical outside.
Luiza completed her MFA at Brooklyn College where she was awarded the highly competitive Graduate Teaching Fellowship. Recent exhibitions include Scrawl at Artspace New Haven, Body Image at Pen and Brush in NYC, Hell, No! at St. Cecilia’s Convent in Greenpoint and Denatured at the Gershwin Hotel, NYC, where her work is now displayed on permanent loan. Her work has been published in Atlantis; Women, Art, Politics and Power and in Drawing: Space, Form and Expression.
Emilee Lord – Santa Fe, NM
Emilee lives and works in Santa Fe, NM. She received her BA from Bennington College, in sculpture and dance – 2004 and her MFA in Fiber from Cranbrook Academy of Art – 2007. Her experience runs the gamut from performance, installation and mixed media paintings to prints and drawings on silk and paper and hand woven wall hangings. She continues to explore the places in between movement, image, language, material, object and abstraction.
Kristin Schimik – Gainsville, FL
Kristin Schimik is a mixed media sculptor from Michigan. Her highly detailed and meticulous work explores cosmography with an emphasis on the tactility of form. Kristin has been an Artist in Residence and the Archie Bray Foundation for the Ceramic Arts and the Holter Museum of Art in Montana, Umdang Ceramics in Thailand, and was recently a Resident Artist in Spatial Art at San Jose University in California. Schimik holds a BFA in Sculpture from Northern Michigan University and was awarded a Graduate Fellowship by the University of Florida, earning her MFA in Ceramic Sculpture in 2010.
Annie Murphy – Portland, OR
Annie Murphy is obsessed with symbols and pictorial systems. Born and raised in rainy Portland, OR, Annie developed several indoor activities. After years of reading, writing, and drawing, she combined these talents to create graphic narratives of creative non-fiction with a bias toward social justice and lesser-known histories. In 2008, she was awarded the prestigious Xeric Grant for her graphic novella I Still Live: Biography of a Spiritualist. An instructor at the Independent Publishing Resource Center’s comics certificate program, she is currently editing the anthology, “Gay Genius Comics.” To see her work, visit ghostcatcomics.blogspot.com
Annica Cuppetelli & Cristobal Mendoza – Detroit, MI
Annica Cuppetelli and Cristobal Mendoza are artists and collaborators focusing on the creation of site-specific, multimedia installations that address issues of space, interaction, and materiality. Their installations combine traditional craft and common materials with interactive video projections and computational design processes, and they address the formal qualities of a given site while creating an immersive and participatory environment. Cuppetelli obtained her MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art in 2008, and Mendoza at the Rhode Island School of Design in 2007. They are based in Detroit, MI.
Teresa Gómez-Martorell – Austin, TX
Teresa Gómez-Martorell is an artist living and working in Austin, TX. Originally from Barcelona, Spain, she graduated in printmaking from SMU-Dallas and she received a grant to study color printmaking techniques at the Atelier 17 –Contrepoint in Paris. Her primary medium is printmaking and she uses it as a way to develop ideas by printing an image onto different surfaces and repeating and transforming it. Words, poetry, and storytelling are some of her other interests, and she uses surrealism as language to develop a more narrative way to combine sets of images. Teresa’s work has been exhibited nationally and internationally (at places such as IPCNY and the Austin Museum of Modern Art) and recently she participated in the Arts Libris Artist’s books fair in Barcelona with her project, The Library of the Loba. Teresa has just been awarded first prize in the Live Oak Art Center Juried Exhibition.