Spring 2011: Issue 4
Lenore Thomas received a BA in Fine Art and a BA in Religious Studies from Lawrence University and her MFA in Fine Art with a concentration in Printmaking from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Her recent work is mixed media that includes drawing, painting, collage and printmaking. Her imagery often focuses on fantastical, abstract environments via the realm of video games, pop culture, television, and contemporary design. Her work has been shown in group and solo exhibitions nationally and internationally and can currently be seen at Markel Fine Arts in New York City and Fresh Paint in Los Angeles. She has been in exhibits in Tallinn, Estonia, Taiyuan, China, Penang, Malaysia, Buenos Aires, Argentina, as well as Chicago, Los Angeles, and New York City. She is in several private and public collections including the Kumu Art Museum in Tallinn, Estonia, the Madison Museum of Contemporary Arts in Madison, Wisconsin and the Neuberger Museum in Purchase, New York. In 2010 she received a fellowship from the Bemis Center for the Arts to do a three-month residency. Thomas is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Studio Arts at the University of Pittsburgh in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Jason Ruhl received his MFA from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2002. He is a founding member of the artist group No Fun, the co-director of the online gallery Red Rocket, and a contributing member of Art*O*Mat. His work has been shown in various locations such as Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, and Berlin. He currently resides in Madison, Wisconsin, were he is the Digital Printer at Tandem Press.
Erik Richard Parra is a San Francisco based artist, curator, educator and writer. He received his BFA from the University of Texas at Austin and his MFA from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, on fellowship. Erik has exhibited his work internationally, including Berlin, Brazil, Chicago, London and New York. In the Bay Area, Erik has exhibited at Southern Exposure, The Headlands Center for the Arts, Blankspace Gallery, Root Division, Johansson Projects and most recently at WE Artspace.
Sarah Fettin is a painter from Omaha, NE. She received her BA in Studio Art and K-12 Art Education from Hastings College in 2006 and her Masters of Education degree in Curriculum and Instruction from Doane College in 2010. She is currently the art specialist for Gretna Elementary School in Gretna, NE and is actively involved as a mentor for the Kent Bellow’s Studio and Center for Visual Arts. Within her work she creates layers of paint, journaling, and stitching that explore the connections made between the visible and hidden.
Angela Davis Fegan is a native of Chicago’s South Side. A graduate of Chicago’s famed Whitney Young High School, she received her BFA in Fine Arts from New York’s Parson’s School of Design. Angela has mounted shows at the Flat Iron Building (Chicago, IL), the MC Gallery (New York, NY), the 9th Annual Expo for Independent Arts (San Francisco, CA), and the A.I.R. Gallery (New York, NY). She most recently hung a solo show at Studio Within (Chicago, IL) in January 2011.
Primarily interested in notions of identity, emotion and documentation as they relate to the body, Angela is currently exploring iconography as it apprehends the relationship among power, religion and urban space. She works feverishly out of her studio on the South Shore. She lives in Hyde Park, Chicago.