Invited Artists’ Bios:

Alanna Airitam

Questioning generalized stereotypes and the lack of fair representation of Black people in art spaces has led photographer Alanna Airitam to research critical historical omissions and how those contrived narratives represent and influence succeeding generations. Her portraits and vanitas still life photography in series such as The Golden Age, Crossroads, White Privilege, and individual works such as Take a Look Inside and How to Make a Country ask the viewer to question who they are and how they choose to be seen.

Alanna is a 2020 San Diego Art Prize winner and recipient of the 2020 Michael Reichmann
Project Grant Award. Her photographs have been exhibited at Catherine Edelman Gallery in Chicago, San Diego Art Institute, Art Miami with Catherine Edelman, Pentimenti Gallery in Philadelphia, Colorado Photographic Arts Center in Denver, and Candela Gallery in Richmond, Virginia. Her work has been acquired for the Virginia Museum of Fine Art’s collection. Airitam has been elected Board Member and led workshops and mentorships for Oakwood Arts, acts as an Advisory Board Member and Juror of the Black Photographers Scholarship Program for Medium Photo, and a Juror for the MFA Photography Reviews. Born in Queens, New York, Airitam now resides in Tucson, Arizona.

Elizabeth Bick

Elizabeth Bick (b. Houston TX) is a photographer influenced by her training in classical and modern dance. She has exhibited at the Norton Museum of Art, the Ogden Museum of Art, Fraenkel Gallery, Houston Center for Photography, and the University of Texas Visual Arts Center. Grants and awards include Pollock-Krasner Foundation, Houston Center for Photography Fellowship, Joan Mitchell Foundation, and The Rudin Prize. She has participated in the Summer residency at American Academy in Rome, Ingmar Bergman Estate Artist Residency, La Napoule Foundation residency, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council workspace, and Santa Fe Art Institute residency. Her work has been critically reviewed in the New York Times, The New Yorker, Photograph Magazine, Hyperallergic, and TIME, and she has been commissioned by Public Art Fund, The Atlantic, Harper’s, and NY Times Magazine. She holds an MFA in Photography from Yale University.

Danielle Bowman

Dannielle Bowman is a visual artist working with photography. Bowman received a BFA from The Cooper Union and an MFA from the Yale School of Art. In 2019, she was a contributor to the New York Times Magazine’s The 1619 Project. Bowman has been an artist in residence at Baxter St at the Camera Club of New York; the Center for Photography at Woodstock; and PICTURE BERLIN. She was awarded the 2020 Aperture Portfolio Prize and was a recipient of the 2020 PHMuseum Women Photographers Grant. In 2021 she will participate in the Light Work Artist-In-Residence program. Bowman has exhibited in the US and internationally. She lives and works in New York.

Samantha Box

Samantha Box is a Jamaican-born, Bronx-based photographer. In her studio-based practice, she uses self-portraiture, sound, and installation to explore her intersecting diasporic Caribbean histories and identities. This work has been exhibited at the Houston Center of Photography (2019), and the Andrew Freedman House (2020). In 2021, Box will join the Bronx Museum of the Arts’ AIM Fellowship program, and will be in residence at the Center of Photography at Woodstock.

Her previous documentary work focused on New York City’s community of queer and trans youth of color, and was widely recognized, notably with a NYFA Fellowship (2010), and shown, most prominently, as part of the ICP Museum’s Perpetual Revolution (2017) exhibition. This work is part of the permanent collections of the Open Society Foundation, EN FOCO, Light Work, and the Museum of Fine Arts Houston.

Samantha holds a certificate in Photojournalism and Documentary Studies from the International Center of Photography (2006). She also holds an MFA in Advanced Photographic Studies from the International Center of Photographer/Bard College (2019).

Nakeya Brown

Nakeya Brown was born in Santa Maria, California in 1988. She received her Bachelor of Art from Rutgers University and her Master of Fine Arts from The George Washington University. Her work has been featured nationally in recent solo exhibitions at the Catherine Eldman Gallery (Chicago, IL, 2017), the Urban Institute for Contemporary Art (Grand Rapids, MI, 2017), the Hamiltonian Gallery (Washington, DC, 2017) and The McKenna Museum of African American Art (New Orleans, LA, 2012); and in group exhibitions at the Eubie Blake Cultural Center (Baltimore, MD, 2018) the Prince George’s African American Museum & Cultural Center (North Brentwood, MD, 2017), and the Woman Made Gallery (Chicago, IL 2016 & 2013), among several others . She has presented her work internationally at the Museum der bildenden Künste (Leipzig, Germany, 2018) and NOW Gallery (London, U.K., 2017).

Brown’s work has been featured in Time, New York magazine, Dazed & Confused, The Fader, The New Yorker, and Vice. Her work has been included in photography books MFON: Women Photographers of the African Diaspora, Babe, and Girl on Girl: Art and Photography in the Age of the Female Gaze.

Aimee Douglass

Photographer that lives in Massena, New York.

Melanie Flood

Melanie Flood is an artist based in Portland, OR. She holds a BFA (2001) in Photography from the School of Visual Arts in New York and an MFA (2017) in Contemporary Art Practice from Portland State University. Since 2008, Flood directs Melanie Flood Projects, which began as an artists’ salon located in her Brooklyn residence. In 2014, the gallery relaunched in downtown Portland, OR. Her projects have been featured in Art in America, The New York Times, New York Magazine, Zingmagazine, Photo District News, among others. Recent presentations of her work include Autzen Gallery, Portland, OR (2017), Carl & Sloan Contemporary, Portland, OR (2016). Flood is the recipient of a Precipice Fund Award (2016).

James Henkel

James Henkel lives and works in Asheville and Penland NC His work is in numerous collections including, SFMOMA, The Whitney Museum of American Art, Walker Art Center and the Minneapolis Institute of Arts. Henkel’s photographic work has been exhibited in national and international venues, including St. Petersburg Russia, Teheran Museum of Contemporary Art, Anji China, SFMOMA, Pace MacGill Gallery, NY, and the Minneapolis Institute of Arts.

He has received grants and fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the McKnight Foundation, the Minnesota State Arts Board, and the Bush Foundation. He has participated in artist residencies in Paris, FR and at Light Work, Syracuse NY. He is Professor Emeritus at the University of MN.

Leonor Jurado

Leonor is a visual artist and a university teacher. She holds a B.A from University of Missouri, Kansas City and an M.F.A in Photography and Fibers from University of Missouri, Columbia in the United States, where she lived for 17 years. She has developed an academic career as a teacher and has exhibited, individually and collectively, in different parts of the United States and Ecuador. She has given workshops and talks about photography, its history and its techniques. Her work explores the photographic object using alternative materials and processes which address issues of precariousness and vulnerability in relationship to the body and nature. She currently resides between Quito and Los Angeles, California and is represented by García Squared Contemporary gallery in Kansas City, Missouri (USA).

Priya Kambli

Priya Kambli was born in India. She moved to the United States at age 18 carrying her entire life in one suitcase that weighed about 20 lbs. She began her artistic career in the States and her work has always been informed by this experience as a migrant.

She completed her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree at the University of Louisiana in Lafayette and continued on to receive a Masters degree in Photography from the University of Houston. She is currently Professor of Art at Truman State University in Kirksville, Missouri. In 2008 PhotoLucida awarded her a book publication prize for her project Color Falls Down, published in 2010.

Tommy Kha

Tommy Kha (b. Memphis, TN) is a photographer currently based in Brooklyn, New York and Memphis, Tennessee.

He is a recipient of the Next Step Award, Foam Talent, Creator Labs Photo’ Fund, Jerome Hill Artist Fellowship finalist, and most recently Celebrate the Studio resident at International Studio and Curatorial Program. He was named one of 47 artists in the inaugural Silver List.

Kha holds an MFA in Photography from Yale University. He is not garbage. 

Clifford Prince King

Clifford Prince King is an artist living and working in New York and Los Angeles.

King documents his intimate relationships in traditional, everyday settings that speak on his experiences as a queer black man. In these instances, communion begins to morph into an offering of memory; it is how he honors and celebrates the reality of layered personhood. Within King’s images are nods to the beyond. Shared offerings to the past manifest in codes hidden in plain sight, known only to those who sit within a shared place of knowledge.

Public collections holding his work include the Kleefeld Contemporary Art Museum, Los Angeles County Museum of Arts, Minneapolis Institute of Art and Studio Museum in Harlem.

King was runner-up for the Robert Giard Emerging Artist Grant in 2020 and among The British Journal of Photography’s “Ones to Watch” in 2022. He has recently exhibited work at Jeffrey Dietch Gallery (Los Angeles), Higher Pictures (New York City), Leslie Lohman Museum (New York City), Light Work (Syracuse, NY), MASS MoCA, Marc Selwyn Gallery (Beverly Hills), and Stars Gallery (Los Angeles). Publications carrying King’s images as commissioned work and features include Aperture, Dazed, i-D, T Magazine, The New York Times, Vice, Vogue and The Wall Street Journal.

Natalie Krick

Natalie Krick holds a BFA in Photography from the School of Visual Arts and an MFA in Photography from Columbia College Chicago.  She has recently exhibited at the Museum of Contemporary Photography in Chicago, Aperture Foundation in New York, the Museum of Sex in New York and Blue Sky Gallery in Portland.  Krick’s work has been highlighted in several international publications including The New Yorker, PDN, Aperture and Vrij Nederland.  She was awarded the Aperture Portfolio Prize in 2017 and was a recipient of an Individual Photographer’s Fellowship from the Aaron Siskind Foundation in 2015.  Natural Deceptions, her first book, was published by Skylark Editions in the Fall of 2017.  Her photographs reside in the collection at the Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago.

Nico Krijno

Nico Krijno is a contemporary artist who explores photography, at the blurry intersection of collage, painting, sculpture and performance.  Probing the boundaries of each, resulting in unique abstractions:  

An intertextual dialogue opens up between his artworks, and allows for a surprising tone to the assemblage.
Krijno describes the process of photographing these ephemeral structures as a private physical performance, with the camera being the audience.

Often working with discarded found materials, he interprets and re-organises them in a non-linear manner in the pursuit of finding alternative structures for how meaning and matter are constructed and perceived.
Using his body and movements based on gestural abstraction, creating a direct link between the body and the natural flow. Re-introducing a dynamic relationship with nature, bringing nature back into the world in reaction against the man-made- manufacturing process. 

With a background in theatre and experimental video, Nico Krijno switched camps to the field of visual arts around 2008. His performance-based photographic practice is realised in a variety of media, from sculpture, participatory installation and video.

Việt Lê

Lê received his M.F.A. from the University of California, Irvine, where he has also taught Studio Art and Visual Culture courses. He received his M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Southern California (Department of American Studies & Ethnicity). In Taipei, he was a postdoctoral fellow at Academia Sinica. He is a board member of the Queer Culture Center and has been a panelist for Art Matters, Camargo Foundation, among others. His writing has been translated into Chinese, German, Khmer, and Vietnamese.

Việt Lê is an artist, writer, and curator. Lê is an Associate Professor in Visual Studies at California College of the Arts (San Francisco | Oakland). He has been published in positions: asia critique; Crab Orchard Review; American Quarterly; Amerasia Journal; Art Journal; and the anthologies Writing from the Perfume River; Strange Cargo; The Spaces Between Us; Modern and Contemporary Southeast Asian Art; among others.

Recent solo exhibitions include lovebang! (Kellogg University Art Gallery, Los Angeles 2016), vestige (H Gallery Bangkok 2015), tan nÁRT cõi lòng | heARTbreak!  (Nhà Sàn Collective Hà Nội).  Lê has presented his work at The Banff Centre, Alberta, Canada; UCLA Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, USA; DoBaeBacSa Gallery, Seoul, Korea; Japan Foundation, Việt Nam; 1a Space, Hong Kong; Bangkok Art & Cultural Center (BACC), Thailand; Civitella Ranieri, Italy; Shanghai Biennale, China; Rio Gay Film Festival, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; among other venues. White Gaze, an art book (poetry, images, performance) in collaboration with Michelle Dizon and Faith Wilding is published by Sming Sming Books & Objects (February 2018).

Marcus Maddox

Photographer (b. 1994) working in Philadelphia, PA and New York, NY. His work is characterized by a natural tone, guided by intuition and empathy. He became interested in photography while growing up in Nashville, TN; getting his start by observing local musicians. Drawn towards the personal, Maddox sets out to capture the human condition in a meaningful and cinematic way.

His work has appeared in select publications including, American Chordata, Atmos Magazine, TIME Magazine, Interview Magazine, Wire Magazine, Crack Magazine, The FADER, The New Yorker, Pitchfork, Philadelphia Magazine, New York Magazine, and The New York Times. His work has been collected by the Whitney Museum of American Art and the Philadelphia Museum of Art. His work has been exhibited in the United States and internationally.

Brittany Marcoux

Brittany Marcoux-McGuire is a photographer and visual artist from Massachusetts. In 2016 she received her MFA in photography from the Massachusetts College of Art and Design. She has exhibited at the Danforth Art Museum in Framingham, MA, AS220 in Providence, RI, §üb∫amsøn, Aviary Gallery, and Nave Gallery in Boston, MA, and The Center for Fine Art Photography in Fort Collins, CO. Awards include the Massachusetts Cultural Council Artist Fellowship for Photography, The Blanche E. Colman Award, and the INFOCUS Sidney Zuber Photography Award Honorable Mention.

Brittany is currently an adjunct professor of photography and visual art at RISD and Roger Williams University.

Santy Mito

Santy Mito is a visual artist and psychologist from the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM). He is trained as a photographer and specialized in gender and sexual diversity at Autonomous University of Mexico City (UACM), as well as the Council for Culture and the Arts from Nuevo León (CONARTE), the University Museum of Contemporary Art (MUAC) and ASILEGAL A.C.  


His work has been part of exhibitions in Mexico, the United States, Canada, Belgium and England, which includes: the International Festival for Sexual Diversity (FIDS) in 2017, the Queer Biennial Art Festival : What If Utopia and Tom of Finland in 2018, the International Festival of Post-pornography, Feminism and Dissident Sexualities, ANOrmal in 2018, the Video-Performance exhibition Homography, a group exhibition in virtual reality Lxs hijxs de la Malinche organized by the Collective MUEGANXS in 2020, and the exhibition The Uncertain Time in 2021. Mito is currently part of the exhibition DECLARACIÓNES CUERPØ at the Centro de la Imagen in Mexico. 


Birthe Piontek

Born and raised in Germany, Birthe Piontek moved to Canada in 2005 after receiving her MFA from the Folkwang University of the Arts in Essen, Germany.

Her work has been exhibited internationally, in both solo and group shows, and is featured in many private and public collections such as the Museum of Contemporary Photography in Chicago and the Museum of Applied Arts in Gera, Germany.

Birthe Piontek’s project The Idea of North won the Critical Mass Book Award 2009 and was published as a monograph in 2011. Her project Abendlied received the Edward Burtynsky Grant in 2018 and was nominated by Time Magazine as one of the best photo books in 2019. The most recent work, Janus, will be published by Gnomic Book in 2021.

Birthe Piontek is an Assistant Professor of Photography in the Audain Faculty of Art at Emily Carr University of Art and Design in Vancouver and a member of the Cake Collective.

Lissa Rivera

Lissa Rivera is a photographer and curator based in New York, NY. Rivera received her MFA from the School of Visual Arts, where she became fascinated with the social history of photography and the evolution of identity, sexuality and gender in relationship to material culture. Beautiful Boy, Rivera’s latest project, takes her interest in photography’s connection with identity to a personal level, focusing on her domestic partner as muse.

Selected press includes The New York Times, Artforum, The Guardian, Harper’s BazaarPAPER, The Boston Globe, and Photograph Magazine among many others. Rivera was chosen as a “Woman to Watch” for the biennial exhibition at the National Museum of Woman in Arts. Selected honors include the Griffin Museum’s Peter Urban Legacy Award; Feature Shoot’s Emerging Photography Award; Photographic Resource Center’s Exposure 2016; D&AD’s Next Photographer Shortlist; and the Magnum Photography Award for Portraiture. Public collections include Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; Newport Art Museum; Danforth Museum of Art; Davis Museum at Wellesley College; and The Art Museum of Dickinson College.

Since 2016, Rivera has curated and produced nine exhibitions, with a focus on modern and contemporary art. Rivera strives to include traditionally underrepresented voices regardless of formal education or exhibition history. Rivera’s exhibition, Leonor Fini: Theatre of Desire 1930-1990, was the first US Museum survey dedicated to Fini. Rivera served as curator for James Bidgood: ReveriesMariette Pathy Allen: Rites of Passage, 1978-2006Canon: Juan Jose Barboza-Gubo & Andrew MroczekNight Fever: New York Disco 1977–1979, The Bill Bernstein Photographs; co-curator of Punk Lust: Raw Provocation 1971-1985; and NSFW: Female Gaze; and producer of Known/Unknown: Private Obsession and Hidden Desire in Outsider Art. In 2018, Rivera was invited to be guest juror for the Field Projects gallery open call.

June Sanders

June T Sanders is an artist, writer, educator, and curator from south central Washington State. She lives there still. She is an Assistant Professor (Career Track) with the Digital Technology & Culture program at Washington State University.

Cinytha Santos-Briones

Cinthya Santos Briones is a Mexican participatory artist, anthropologist, ethnohistorian and community organizer based in New York. Her multimedia work uses collaborative and community narratives of self-representation to tell stories about homeland, immigration, memory, and (indigenous) identity through an interdisciplinary process that uses photography, ethnography, history, textiles, herbalism and audiovisual and written narratives.
For ten years Cinthya worked as a researcher at the National Institute of Anthropology and History focused on issues on indigenous migration, codex, textiles and traditional medicine. She is the recipient of fellowships and grants from the Magnum Foundation (2016/2018/2020), En Foco (2017), National Geographic Research and Exploration (2018), We Woman (2019) and the National Fund for Culture and the Arts of México (2009/2011).

Her work has been published in The New York Times, Pdn, La Jornada, California Sunday Magazine, Vogue, Open Society Foundations, Buzzfeed, The Intercept and The Nation Magazine, New Yorker, among others.

Cinthya is co-author of the book “The Indigenous Worldview and its Representations in Textiles of the Nahua community of Santa Ana Tzacuala, Hidalgo”. And the documentary, The Huichapan Codex. Cinthya has worked in pro-immigrant organizations in New York as a community organizer and is currently Adjunct Faculty at the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY.

Cinthya is part of “Colectiva infancia” (childhood collective) made up of a group of anthropologists who works through ethnographic and visual research on studies around childhood in relation to migration, violence, urban studies and epistemologies of the Global South (

Heather Evans Smith

Heather Evans Smith is a photo-based artist whose work reflects her southern roots, motherhood, womanhood and a whimsical imagination she relied on as an only child in a rural town. Her photographic imagery explores the ideas of memory, loss and family in conceptual settings.  Smith’s work has been exhibited in both solo and group exhibitions at venues including the Fox Talbot Museum in Lacock, England, the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University, NC and Leica Galerie Milano in Milan, Italy. She is a Critical Mass 2014, 2018 and 2021 Top 50 recipient as well as a 2022 Silver List artist. Her first monograph, Seen Not Heard, was published by Flash Powder Projects in 2016 followed by her self-published monograph, Alterations, in 2020. She resides with her family in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.

Sheida Soleimani

Sheida Soleimani (b. 1990) is an Iranian-American artist, educator, and activist. The daughter of political refugees who escaped Iran in the early 1980s, Soleimani makes work that excavates the histories of violence linking Iran, the United States, and the Greater Middle East. In working across form and medium—especially photography, sculpture, collage, and film—she often appropriates source images from popular/digital media and resituates them within defamiliarizing tableaux. The composition depends on the question at hand. For example, how can one do justice to survivor testimony and to the survivors themselves (To Oblivion)? What are the connections between oil, corruption, and human rights abuses among OPEC nations (Medium of Exchange)? How do nationswork out reparations deals that often turn the ethics of historical injustice into playing fields for their own economic interests (Reparations Packages)? In contrast to Western news, which rarely covers these problems, Soleimani makes work that persuadesspectators to address them directly and effectively. Based in Providence, Rhode Island, Soleimani is also an assistant professor of Studio Art at Brandeis University and a federally licensed wildlife rehabilitator.

Leonard Suryajaya

Leonard Suryajaya (Chicago, IL) uses his work to test the boundaries of intimacy, community and family. He uses photography, video, performance and installation to show how the everyday is layered with histories, meanings and potential.

BA in Theatre Arts and BFA, 2013, California State University, Fullerton; MFA, 2015, School of the Art Institute of Chicago; 2017, Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. Selected exhibition venues include Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago; Museum of Contemporary Photography Chicago; Benaki Museum, Greece; Photoforum Pasquart, Switzerland; National Library, Singapore; Wrightwood 659, Chicago; Aperture Gallery, NY; Barney Savage Gallery, NYC; Shane Campbell Gallery, Chicago; Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago. His work is included in collections such as the Art Institute of Chicago, Museum of Contemporary Photography, The Block Museum, Vontobel Art Collection, Joan Flasch Artist Book Collection, Mana Contemporary and Center for Photography at Woodstock. Awards: Aaron Siskind Foundation Award, Artadia Awards, Robert Giard Foundation Fellowship, CENTER Excellence in Multimedia Award, New Artist Society Award, James Weinstein Memorial Fellowship, Claire Rosen and Samuel Edes Prize for Emerging Artist, The Santo Foundation Fellowship.

Aaron Turner

Aaron Turner is a photographer and educator currently based in Arkansas. He uses photography as a transformative process to understand the ideas of home and resilience in two main areas of the U.S., the Arkansas and Mississippi Deltas. Aaron also uses the 4×5 view camera to create still-life studies on identity, history, blackness as material, and abstraction. Aaron received his M.A. from Ohio University and an M.F.A from Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University. He was a 2018 Light Work Artists-in-Residence at Syracuse University, 2019 EnFoco Photography Fellow, a 2020 Visual Studies Workshop Project Space A-I-R, a 2020 Artist 360 Mid-America Arts Alliance Grant Recipient, the 2021 Houston Center for Photography Fellowship Recipient, and a recipient of the 2021 Creators Lab Photo Fund from Google’s Creator Labs & the Aperture Foundation.

Carlo Van De Roer

Carlo Van de Roer is an artist from New Zealand, living and working in Los Angeles. His work has been exhibited at venues such as M+B Gallery, Los Angeles; Suite Gallery, Wellington, New Zealand; the Cleveland Museum of Art; the Haggerty Museum of Art, Marquette University, Milwaukee; Hyères Photography Festival; the Paris Photo Prize; and the MUSAC Museum of Contemporary Art, Léon, Spain.

As an inaugural participant in the New Museum’s New Inc program, Van de Roer co-founded a research and development lab with a focus on new, patented technology for photography, including the first use of moving light within images arrested in time.

DESCRIPTION OF A Maquette for Diedrich Knickerbocker.

A moment arrested in time is recorded under two light sources moving at over eight times the speed of sound. This specific past moment exists here in a changeable, plastic way in the present, referencing the visual language of moving light as that of passing time. The two light sources are tracking the sun’s path from two hemispheres. 

The set is made of construction materials repurposed as the framework for a model house — an architectural site for assembling and altering the past in the present. I imagined a house for Washington Irving’s fictional historian Diedrich Knickerbocker, where the past is shaped into new stories, histories and identity.

Kiliii Yuyan

Photographer Kiliii Yuyan illuminates the stories of the Arctic and human communities connected to the land. Informed by ancestry that is both Nanai/Hèzhé (East Asian Indigenous) and Chinese-American, he explores the human relationship to the natural world from different cultural perspectives. Kiliii is an award-winning contributor to National Geographic Magazine and other major publications.

Both wilderness survival skills and empathy have been critical for Kiliii’s projects in extreme environments and cultures outside his own. On assignment, he has fled collapsing sea ice, weathered botulism from fermented whale blood, and found kinship at the edges of the world. In addition, Kiliii builds traditional kayaks and contributes to the revitalization of northern Indigenous culture.

Kiliii is one of PDN’s 30 Photographers (2019), a National Geographic Explorer, a member of Indigenous Photograph and Diversify Photo. His work has been exhibited worldwide and received some of photography’s top honors. Kiliii’s public talks inspire others about photography, Indigenous perspectives and relationship to land. Kiliii is based out of traditional Duwamish lands (Seattle), but can be found across the circumpolar Arctic much of the year.

Zhang Zhidong

Zhidong Zhang (b. Hunan, China) is a Chinese photographer currently based in Boston. He holds a B.Sc in Applied Mathematics from Central South University and an MFA in photography from Massachusetts College of Art and Design. His work has been exhibited nationally including Gallery Kayafas, the Center for Photography at Woodstock, Colorado Photographic Center, and has appeared in The New York Times, The New Yorker, Photoworks UK, Der Greif, BOOOOOOOM, C41 Magazine, among others. Most recently, he’s a recipient of the 2021 Artist Fellowship from Mass Cultural Council and the 2020 Emerging Artist Award from Saint Botolph Club Foundation. Informed by his upbringing from a conservative Chinese family as a queer person, Zhidong’s work explores the intersection of representation, identity construction, and the role of imagery in contemporary culture.


Meiting Li
Class of ’20

Meiting Li is a video Artist who has always been fascinated by images of pop culture and how the world is represented from different perspectives. She is interested in trying different formats of videos, such as music, documentary, and conceptual and video art installations. She is currently in MFA Photo, Video program at School of Visual Arts.  Her videos pieces can be seen at  

Wyeth Olmsted
Class of ’19

Wyeth is a mixed media artist currently based in Florida. Wyeth graduated from SLU in 2019 with a major in Performance and Communication Arts and a minor in Art and Art History. Her work ranges between printmaking, digital media, embroidery, and most recently, painting. Wyeth takes a surrealist approach to the majority of her work, incorporating vibrant colors and implausible situations. When she’s not creating art of her own, she teaches art to children ages 1-12 years old at a studio in Florida.


Titania McFarlane
Class of ’23

Elizabeth Novicki
Class of ’22

Cassandra Pryce
Class of ’22

Cassandra Raye Pryce is a fine art photographer and mixed media artist from New York State, currently working on a BA in Art and Art History at St. Lawrence University. Pryce’s current self portrait series, House of Merrors, seeks to communicate identity through references from pop culture, personal memories, feelings, and dreams. They are particularly interested in the way history and bodies bring specificity to the complexity of intersectional identity. Due to their own background, much of Pryce’s work references pop-culture, internet culture, art history and theory, mental illness, gender and sexuality, the male gaze, repression, and abjection.