July, 2008

Gary Schwartz, Kelly Parr, Mei NG, T Cooper, Nathan Hoks, Oona Stern

T Cooper

New York, NY – T’s second (and most recent) novel, Lipshitz Six, or Two Angry Blondes (Dutton hardcover 2006; Plume/Penguin paperback 2007), was a four-time Los Angeles Times bestseller in both hardcover and paperback, and was also chosen as a \”Best Book of the Year\” by The Austin Chronicle and The Believer magazine. It was a nominee for a 2006 Edward Lewis Wallant Award and the pick of the 2006 Houston Jewish Arts Festival, as well as selected for the Borders \”Original Voices\” program. Cooper’s first novel, Some of the… more »

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Nathan Hoks

Sommerville, MA – Nathan\’s poems and translations have recently appeared in Crazyhorse, eXchanges, Pilot Magazine, The Burnside Review, Court Green and CutBank. He has received residencies and fellowships from the University of Iowa, the Vermont Studio Center and the Millay Colony for the Arts. He holds an MFA in Creative Writing and an MA in Comparative Literature from the University of Iowa. Hoks lives and teaches in the Boston area.

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Mei Ng

Brooklyn, NY – Mei is a New York based writer. Her first novel, Eating Chinese Food Naked has been translated into five languages. She has received fellowship residencies from Hedgebrook, Anderson Center, The Millay Colony for the Arts (’94 & ’08) and Yaddo. Ng is currently working on her second novel, Hitting White Men, a tale of laundry and dungeons, mothers and spanking and ultimately, the allure of the messy, the strange and the revolting.

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Kelly Parr

New York, NY – Kelly received her BA at the University of California, Davis and her MFA from Yale University School of Art.

Parr often uses anonymous portraits from mass media to explore the means of production and consumption of each image. Selected solo and group exhibitions include White Columns, New York; CCNOA (Center for Contemporary Non-Objective Art), Brussels; Eugene Binder Gallery, Marfa, TX; Socrates Sculpture Park, Long Island City, NY; Bad Taste, Reykjavík, Iceland; Reykjavík Art Museum; the Fine Art Center Gallery at Wartburg College, Waverly, IA; Momenta Art, Brooklyn NY.

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Gary Schwartz

Forest Hills, NY – Gary received his BFA at the School of Visual Arts in media arts. Working as an art director in advertising, he designed print & TV spots for Fortunoff, Manischewitz, and Bic. In the mid-1980’s he left advertising to pursue painting. Employed at the information desks of both MoMA and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Schwartz read every book on photorealism. Using his hometown of Coney Island as inspiration, he began a series of large watercolors depicting the “Bench People” of Brighton Beach. The work lead to several shows, including the Prince Street Gallery, Claudia Carr, 92nd more »

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Oona Stern

New York, NY – Oona has been exhibiting her architectural installations internationally since receiving her MFA from The School of Visual Arts in the late ‘90’s. She has had solo shows at Galerie Reinhard Hauff in Stuttgart, Diaz Contemporary in Toronto, White Columns and Elizabeth Harris Gallery in New York City. She has been shown at Feature Inc, Von Lintel Gallery, Sara Meltzer Gallery, The Drawing Center, and the Islip Art Museum, as well as university venues including the MIT List Visual Arts Center, Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia, The University of Rhode Island, and The University of Alabama…. more »

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