July, 2015

Huong Ngo, Mira Mattar, Ushio Torikai, Andrew Gorin, James Robert Southard, Victoria Hanks

Andrew Gorin

Brooklyn, NY – Mr. Gorin is a poet based in Brooklyn. Recent work has appeared in Boston Review, The Brooklyn Rail, Prelude, and IO. He studies modern and contemporary poetry and theory at NYU.

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Victoria Hanks

Glen Ridge, NJ – “I hold a BFA from Montclair State University and an MFA from Hartford Art School, University of Hartford. As well, I studied with Angiola Churchill, NYU in Venice, Italy. I was selected for a residency at Vermont Studio School (1997) by Monmouth University when I was an adjunct instructor there. I have adjunct taught drawing, painting, art appreciation and art history at Montclair State University, Monmouth University and Brookdale Community College (1997-99). As well, I received the Graduate Award at University of Hartford for a work on paper during my MFA studies (1995-96). Also, I received… more »

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Mira Mattar

London, UK –Ms. Mattar writes experimental fiction and poetry and is a contributing editor at Mute. Her most recent work was published in Very Small Kitchen. She recently received fellowships from The Treignac Project and The Edward F. Albee Foundation. She lives in south east London.

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Huong Ngo

Chicago, IL –Huong Ngo is an interdisciplinary artist, born in Hong Kong and based in the US and France. A graduate of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago where she studied art & technology and began a performance-based practice, she was a fellow at the Whitney Independent Study Program (New York, NY) and a recent resident at the Camargo Foundation (Cassis, France) where she began research on the anti-colonial leader and proto-feminist Nguyen Thi Minh Khai at the Archives Nationale d’Outre Mer in Aix-en-Provence. Ngô recommenced this project while in residence at Latitude (Chicago, IL) specifically by examining… more »

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James Robert Southard

Lexington, KY – After receiving his BFA from University of Louisville in 2005, James Robert Southard worked for years as a freelance photojournalist and artist. In 2008 he left for Pittsburgh for graduate school in Fine Arts at Carnegie Mellon University. After graduating in 2011 he was invited to international exhibitions such as the Moscow Biennale for Young Art, Hel’Pitts’Sinki’Burgh in Finland, Camaguey Cuba’s 5th International Video Art Fest and he has participated in the Internet Pavilion at the 54th Venice Biennale in Venice Italy. After receiving his MFA in 2011, James taught as a photography professor at University of… more »

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Ushio Torikai

Mount Vernon, NY – “I am a self-taught 62 years old Japanese immigrant woman composer. I have researched in musical fields including European classical music, traditional Japanese music, ancient Japanese and Asian music and computer/electronics music for my life long journey to learn about myself, discover my music (if there is any) and explore the world and human society through music which I am able to relate closest with. I have been blessed to have opportunities to compose works in instrumentation, ranging from Western orchestral instruments to traditional Japanese ones; computer/electronics to reconstructed ancient Asian instruments; and Western Choir to… more »

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