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June, 2011

Jesse McClosky, Lydia Paar, Casey Llewellyn, Amanda Davidson, Abeer Hoque, Dustin London, Liz Ainslie

Liz Ainslie

Brooklyn NY – Liz lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. She received her MFA from Tyler School of Art in 2004, where she was awarded a Project Completion Grant and the Rome Art and Culture Award. She received her BFA with honors from Alfred University in 2001.
     Ainslie’s work has been included in shows at A.M. Richard Fine Art, Rabbitholestudio and A.I.R. gallery in Brooklyn, Ice Box Project Space in Philadelphia, and Artjail and Spazio 522 in Manhattan. In 2009 she had a solo show at Creon Gallery in Manhattan. Her work has been reviewed in the ArtCal… more »

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Amanda Davidson

San Francisco, CA – “I am a writer, editor, and multi-media artist based in San Francisco. In 2009, I was awarded fellowships at the MacDowell Colony and the Art Farm Nebraska. I hold an MFA in Creative Writing and an MA in English Literature from San Francisco State University, where I received the Graduate Award for Distinguished Achievement. My BA is from the University of California, Berkeley. My fiction, plays, and poetry have appeared or are forthcoming in publications including Encyclopedia: Vol. F-K, Paul Revere’s Horse, Viz. InterArts Event, Famous Magazine, The Capilano Review, Baby, Remember My Name: An Anthology… more »

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Abeer Hoque

Dhaka Bangladesh  – Abeer was born in Nigeria to Bangladeshi parents, and moved to America when she was in high school. She has BS and MA degrees from the Wharton School of Business, and an MFA in Writing (nonfiction and poetry) from the University of San Francisco. Her first book, a memoir called Olive Witch won the 2005 Tanenbaum Award in Creative Nonfiction. Her second is a novel in stories called The Lovers and the Leavers and was funded by a 2007 Fulbright Scholarship for fiction and photography in Bangladesh and India. She is currently working on her third book,… more »

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Casey Llewellyn

Brooklyn, NY – Casey is a theater artist working in Brooklyn, NY whose work interrogates identity and form. She graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Columbia University with a B.A. in theatre where she directed an original adaptation of Chris Kraus’ I Love Dick and The Vagina Monologues and Beyond, a movement-based interpretation of the well-known text. For this production, she facilitated a writing process in which participants created new monologues focusing on the experiences of queer and trans people. She has performed in and written for David Neumann\’s work at Barnard College and was seen last year at The Tank… more »

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Dustin London

Brooklyn, NY – Dustin is a visual artist working primarily in painting and drawing.  Through a spare vocabulary of idiosyncratic material and visual elements, he explores the art object as an intimate yet impermanent experience.  He received his BFA from Michigan State University and his MFA from the University of Pennsylvania.  His work has received numerous awards and has been exhibited nationally in venues such as, The Institute of contemporary Art in Philadelphia, The College of New Jersey, and The University of Pennsylvania.  He currently lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.

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Jesse McCloskey

NY, NY –  “I am originally from Massachusetts where I received a B.F.A. in Painting from the Swain School of Design in New Bedford. I received my M.F.A. in Painting from Parsons School of Design in New York. I am an Alumni of Yaddo Artist residency from 2001 and a recipient of a New York Foundation for the Arts grant in 2005. Since that time I have exhibited in group and solo exhibitions in galleries such as the Islip Art Museum, White Box gallery, the Christopher Henry Gallery, and in \”Shimmering Light Across American Culture\” from the collection of Susan… more »

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Lydia Paar

Arizona – Lydia is an MA candidate at Northern Arizona University,  and managing editor of Thin Air Magazine. She has been published twice in Alligator Juniper Magazine and was a finalist in this year\’s Gulf Coast Prize Contest (for fiction). Other awards include: a Summer Literary Seminars Fiction Contest Merit Fellowship, an Arizona Commission on the Arts Grant, the Frederick and Francis Sommer Fellowship recipient, the Dorothy Ruth Ellis Writing Scholarship recipient, the Arizona Silver Scholarship recipient, and placing as a finalist in Glimmer Train\’s Spring 2007 Short Story Award for New Writers.
     Lydia is from Portland, Oregon, and… more »

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