Debbie Carlson is a mixed media installation artist, who lives and works in Orange County. She is a first-generation Taiwanese immigrant, who has been living in the United States since 1988. Carlson received her MFA from California State University Long Beach in 2014, and is currently an adjunct studio art professor at Pasadena City College.
Andre Woodward is a Southern California artist whose work examines the very complicated relationship we have with nature. He received an MFA from California State University Long Beach a BA form The University of California at Irvine. His work has been exhibited internationally.
Chris Miller was born in Hilo, Hawaii in 1977. He received his BFA from The Pennsylvania State University and his MFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. He currently manages the 3D Foundation program and teaches ceramics at the California State University, Long Beach. Miller is also a member of the artist-run gallery, Monte Vista Projects.
Terry Braunstein’s work takes the form of photography, artist-made books, installation, video, sculpture and public art. A survey of her work was at the Long Beach Museum in 2015/16, and has been shown in museums and galleries nationally and internationally. It is included in numerous public and private collections, including the Getty Center, National Museum of American Art, Library of Congress, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and Bibliothèque Nationale in Paris.
In a designated space, Sam Medeiros will take on challengers with a handmade wooden chess board requiring participants to drive the knife-like chess pieces into the board with each advancement. This game emphasizes psychological distinctions between participants and viewers.
Sam Medeiros is part of Michael Nannery’s Mind Games – Group Exhibition.
Christine Hudson covers an area of the floor with over one hundred thousand handmade porcelain teeth, intended to be traversed by foot. By crossing this sea of ceramic works and reading the artist statement, the work offers understandings relative to personal grief and discomfort.
Christine Hudson is part of Michael Nannery’s Mind Games – Group Exhibition.
Deborah Aschheim makes installations, sculptures and drawings about memory and place.
Bessie Kunath received her MFA from UC Santa Barbara in 2012. Previous exhibitions include “Baker’s Dozen” at the Torrance Art Museum, “Touch Move” at the Royal Nonesuch Gallery curated by Lisa Rybovich Cralle, “Safety Dance” at Eastside International; “I Know Everything” curated by Iris Hu at Dave Gallery; “Free Normcore” at Autonomie Projects; “Demolition Woman” curated by Young Chung at Chapman University; “Odd Ghosts and Unlikely Dancers” curated by Michelle Carla Handel at Weekend Gallery .
Cathy Hsiao came from a background in craft, specifically weaving animal fibers dyed with plants, raised by a devout Buddhist mom. “Plant and Animal Studio” keeps this name as a token to these histories. Her current practice embeds an intimate politics of rhythm and ritual to translate cultural languages and create new ones. To that end she creates multi-narrative works in sculpture, sound, weaving, photography and video that switch codes depending on context. Many of her processes are grounded in craft practices from Asian textiles such as weaving and natural dyeing.
Annette Heully, a nationally exhibited artist, earned her MFA from California State University Long Beach with an emphasis in Fiber. She received her BA from San Francisco State University with an emphasis in Textiles. She currently lives and works in the Los Angeles area.
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