April, 2014

Session 1: Makalani Bandele, Rachel Ostrow, Deborah Salomon, Emily Witt, Adam Klein, Gilbert Hsiao

Session 2: April Group Residency; Sacred Hostess: Kristi Sword, Roberto Carlos Lange, Nadia Hironaka, Matthew Suib. Not pictured, Jena Osman

Makalani Bandele

Louisville, KY – “I grew up “a fly in the milk’ in the suburbs of Louisville, KY. I narrowly escaped from the parochial school system there. In fact, I attended Catholic school from elementary through college. It is a long and complicated story, but after college I ended up in North Carolina, went to Divinity school, and became an ordained Baptist minister, eventually pastoring two churches in North Carolina before becoming a writer, musician, and freelance instructor of Literature and Creative Writing. I am a member of the Affrilachian Poets, a group of writers of color founded by Frank X… more »

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Gilbert Hsiao

Jersey City, NJ – “My work has been seen in venues such as PS 1, Mass MOCA, Contemporary Art Museum Houston, White Columns, and the Museum of Contemporary African Diasporia Arts, and I am represented in collections such as the Indianapolis Museum of Art, Swope Museum of Art, and the Progressive Art Corporation as well as in numerous private collections. I have shown work in commercial and public galleries in New York as well as internationally in countries such as Germany, France, Holland, Italy, Croatia, Thailand, Mexico, Australia, Canada, New Zealand and Brazil. I am currently represented by Minus Space… more »

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Adam Klein

Castroville, CA – Adam received his MFA from The New School in 2009 and is an Assistant Professor of English at The American University of Afghanistan. Dzanc Books will publish his anthology: “The Gifts Of The State: New Afghan Writing” at the end of 2013. He is the author of High Risk’s Lambda Book Award-nominee, “The Medicine Burns” and Serpent’s Tail published his novel, “Tiny Ladies” in 2003. “A Hardship Post” appeared January 2012 in “Fourteen Hills” and was nominated for a Pushcart Prize. Recently, he has published in the “New York Times At War Blogs” and an essay, “The… more »

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Rachel Ostrow

Brooklyn, NY – Rachel is a Brooklyn based painter and printmaker raised in Buffalo, NY. She earned her BA in Fine Arts from Wesleyan University (1999), a Post-Baccalaureate Degree from the Maryland Institute College of Art (2002), and an MFA in painting from Hunter College (2008). She was awarded the Tom Woods award from Hunter College(2008), a printmaking residency at the Gowanus Studio Space, Brooklyn, NY (2010), and residency at the Joshua Tree Highlands Artist Residency, Joshua Tree, CA (2012). She has exhibited in Barcelona, Spain, Aix-en-Provence, France, Buffalo, NY, Joshua Tree, CA and New York City, NY. She currently… more »

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Deborah Salomon

Santa Rosa, CA – Deobrah attended Philadelphia College of Art, San Francisco Art Institute and received a BFA from URI. She was included in Andrea Schwartz Gallery, S.F.CA, SFMOMA Artist Gallery, S.F.CA., Drawing Center Viewing Program, NY,NY., and Kala Art Institute Print Gallery, Berkeley, CA. Attended Vermont Studio Center, 2010 and awarded Dedalus Foundation Full fellowship award. 2013 commission “Imagery Wine Label”, due out in 2014. 2012 “Neiman Marcus permanent collect”, Walnut Creek,CA. 

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Emily Witt

Brooklyn, NY – “I have written articles, essays, and reviews for The New York Times, n+1, The Nation, The New Republic, Elle, New York, The London Review of Books and many other publications. I have also worked as a staff writer at The New York Observer and the Miami New Times, where I was a finalist for a Livingston Award and received an honorable mention for the White House Correspondents’ Association Edgar A. Poe award. My writing has been included in Best American Travel Writing and Say What You Mean: The n+1 Anthology.
     “I have a BA from… more »

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