Kyle Coniglio is a painter who was born and raised in New Jersey. He is a 2012 MFA graduate of the Yale school of art and recently completed an affiliated fellowship at the American Academy in Rome. Currently Coniglio works in Hoboken, NJ and teaches at William Paterson University.
Kyle will be working with Geoff Chadsey on a series of self-portrait based paintings that combine anecdote and allegory.
Michael De Angelis
Michael De Angelis is a visual artist who has created video, sound, costume, prop and set pieces for theater companies HalfStraddle, Theatre of a Two-Headed Calf and performance artists Becca Blackwell, Eliza Bent and Dave Malloy among others. He has also assisted on and produced projects for visual artists Sharon Hayes, Matthew Buckingham and Andrea Geyer. Commercially, Michael has shot, edited and produced video content for various websites such as BigThink.com and MarloThomas.com on Huffington Post and AOL.
Michael will be working with Dan Hurlin on an experimental video piece that explores the way a queer history is perceived.
Kerry Downey is an interdisciplinary artist and teacher who makes videos, installations, prints, and books. She also participates in collaborative shenanigans and site-specific adventures. Her work wrestles with the relationship between private emotion and political consciousness. She’s particularly fond of anything that has to do with waste, memory, or failure. Downey’s work has recently been exhibited at the Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard College, Invisible Dog, A.I.R Gallery, and The Bronx River Arts Center. She has been a contributing member of art collective Action Club since 2009. She received her BA from Bard College and her MFA from Hunter College.
Kerry Downey will work with Angela Dufresne on a recent video project shot in a derelict office building in midtown. They’ll also be working out the kinks in Downey’s new print series “Phantom Bounce,” a group of monotypes about phantom boobs.
Thomas Dozol was born in Martinique and schooled in Economics, Social Studies, and Theatre in Paris. In 2002, he moved from Paris to New York as a stage actor, and became involved, among other things, with budding cabaret act The Citizens Band. Rather than performing he decided to document and photograph the lead up to their first show at Deitch Projects. The resulting portfolio received great attention, successfully launching him as a published photographer with exhibitions in Paris, London, New York, Los Angeles, and Sau Paolo.
Thomas will be working with Billy Miller.
Camilo Godoy is an artist engaged in a multidisciplinary art practice. His work addresses the politics of citizenship and migration, and is influenced by strategies of queer politics and theory. He received a BFA from Parsons The New School for Design in 2012. Camilo is a co-founder of QUEEROCRACY and a staff member of Immigrant Movement International.
Camilo will be working with Carlos Motta on a project about the meaning of freedom in an effort to interrogate and examine prisons.
Reina Gossett & Sasha Wortzel
Reina Gossett lives in Fort Greene, Brooklyn and believes creativity & imagination are vital in movements for self determination. She is a trans activist & artist, working as membership director at the Sylvia Rivera Law Project and blogging at thespiritwas.tumblr.com
Sasha Wortzel is a media artist and educator based in Brooklyn, NY, working in film/video, installation, and sound. In addition to experimental and documentary film, she creates interactive multimedia installations that utilize physical computing and programming. She has most recently presented work at the Guggenheim Lab NYC, MIX NY Queer Experimental Film Festival, Leslie Lohman Gay Arts Foundation, and at film festivals nationally. She also produces and hosts a weekly radio program about queer art, culture, and politics. She is a recipient of the Robert Rauschenberg/Big Arts grant and is currently artist in residence at the Snug Harbor Cultural Arts Center where she is researching women sailors.
Ryan Henneberry, originally from the suburbs of Chicago, received his MFA in fiction from The New School. Since then, he has been teaching English, history, and public speaking at an independent school in New York City.
Ryan will be working with Sarah Schulman on a novel.
Melissa Li is a songwriter, composer, and recipient of the 2007 Jonathan Larson Award. Her first full-length musicalSurviving the Nian (The Theater Offensive) opened in Boston later that year and received the IRNE award for Best New Play. Since then, Melissa has toured nationally in the queer music/poetry group Good Asian Drivers and pop-rock band MLBT. Currently she is working with playwright Letta Neely on 99% Stone, a musical based on the Stonewall riots to be fully produced in 2014. In addition, she is writing another untitled musical with poet Kit Yan, based on their experiences on the road. In her spare time, she writes music for mobile games and apps (Atari, Paul Frank). Melissa lives in Brooklyn.
Melissa will be working with Moe Angelos on an as-yet-untitled musical based on my life on tour with Good Asian Drivers in the summer of 2009.
Ricardo Alberto Maldonado was born and raised in Puerto Rico. His poems and translations have appeared in Boston Review, DIAGRAM, Guernica, and Sidebrow. A 2011 Poetry Fellow from the New York Foundation for the Arts, he is the Managing Director at the 92Y Unterberg Poetry Center.
Ricky will be working with Stacy Szymaszek on a sequence of poems.
iele paloumpis is a dance artist, choreographer and teacher. Having been raised by a disabled parent facing ablism, abuse and resulting poverty, iele thinks a lot about disability justice, youth advocacy, and classism in relation to dance and the work that they do. At the center of their practice are ideas exploring body
iele will be working with Trajal Harrell as they further develop call back all the birds (working title) – a new performance piece in collaboration jung-eun kim aka je, with musical accompaniment by Joanna Groom. This work in progress is supported, in part, through a commission from New York Live Arts’ Studio Series program with support from the National Endowment for the Arts and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs.
Lauren Wolkstein is an award-winning filmmaker who received her MFA in film directing from Columbia University’s graduate film program and a BA in computer science and film from Duke University. She was named one of the top twenty-five emerging filmmakers through The Film Society of Lincoln Center and the Independent Filmmaker Project’s inaugural Emerging Visions program at the 2011 New York Film Festival. Her last short film, The Strange Ones, co-directed with Christopher Radcliff, premiered at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival. Most recently, Wolkstein wrapped production on her latest short film, Social Butterfly, which was shot in the South of France.
Lauren will be working with Rose Troche on the development of her first feature film.
Hima B / Jess Barbagallo / Yve Laris Cohen / Pilar Gallego / Pati Hertling / Darren Jones / Saeed Jones / Xavi Marrades / Edward McDonald / Tommy Pico / Harrison Rivers / Guadalupe Rosales / Jacolby Satterwhite / Justin Sayre / Aldrin Valdez
Hima B. is a director & producer who makes social issue documentaries, narratives, experimental films and videos that explore the intersections of race, gender, sexual orientation, labor, & economics, especially as they relate to queer people, people of color, & women and girls. Hima B will be working with Matt Wolf.
Jess Barbagallo is a writer and performer. She has written the plays Grey-Eyed Dogs (Dixon Place Mondo Cane Commission), I’ll Meet You in Tijuana (Soho Rep Writer/Director Lab), Saturn Nights (Incubator Arts Project), and Men’s Creative Writing Group (Playwriting Resident of the Invisible Dog Art Center). She is a series regular on season two of the web series Gay’s Anatomy (Karina Mangu-Ward/Bobby Hodgson). Jess Barbagallo will be working with Stacy Szymaszek.
Yve Laris Cohen
Yve Laris Cohen makes performances, objects, and the occasional video. All of it is dance. Yve was a 2010 Fresh Tracks resident at Dance Theater Workshop, and is currently a Movement Research Artist in Residence. Yve Laris Cohen will be working with Justin Vivian Bond.
Pilar Gallego is a Brooklyn-based artist, curator, and queer community activist. They are interested in exploring and developing a visual language that speaks to and of gender, feminism, and minority representations. Pilar Gallego will be working with Nicole Eisenman.
Pati Hertling is a New York-based curator and writer. Since 2005 she has been working on small, independent curatorial projects. Hertling has authored texts on artists and art. Texts include a short essay in the catalogue for modern at the Chelsea Art Museum, an interview with Jonathan Horowitz for an exhibition at Dundee Contemporary Arts, Dundee, UK, an essay for a Hayley Tompkins catalogue published by the Inverleith House, Edinburgh, UK and a review of a Collier Schorr exhibition in Berlin for V Magazine. She is currently working on a publication on Art Law. Pati Hertling will be working with Hilton Als.
Darren Jones is an artist, curator and writer from Scotland, now based in New York. As an artist he has exhibited in over 80 exhibitions including the 2010 Moscow Biennial for Young Art as and the 2009 Queens International Biennial at the Queens Museum, NY. He remains an independent curator and is currently working on several exhibitions including the largest survey of Scottish contemporary art ever to be shown in New York. Jones is a contributing critic for ArtUS Magazine. Darren Jones will be working with Jonathan Katz.
A 2010 Pushcart Prize Nominee, Saeed Jones‘ poetry has appeared or is forthcoming in publications like Hayden’s Ferry Review, StorySouth, Jubilat, West Branch, Weave, The Collagist & Line Break. Saeed Jones will be working with Sarah Schulman.
Xavier Marrades is a filmmaker born in Barcelona in 1979. His works are primarily documentaries and are influenced by his strong photographic and musical background. Xavier Marrades will be working with Barbara Hammer.
The films Edward McDonald has produced or directed have aired on cable television and screened at festivals all over the world including: Telluride, Outfest, Newfest, 38th Annual Student Academy Awards, Slamdace, Palm Springs, Woodstock, Cinequest, Clermont-Ferrand, and Gen Art. Edward McDonald will be working with Jennie Livingston.
Tommy Pico is the driving force behind birdsong, an antiracist/queer-positive collective and small press that publishes art and writing. Pico has read his unique mash-ups of prose and poetry for, among others, the HOT! Festival, Nuclear Poetry, Polestar Poetry, Pussy Faggot, Brother My Lover, Vol. 1 Brooklyn and Nerve.com. Tommy Pico will be working with Pamela Sneed.
Harrison David Rivers is a Kansas born New York based playwright. His work has been developed and produced at The American Airlines Theater on Broadway, Lincoln Center, Atlantic Theater, the Lucille Lortel Theater, New York Theatre Workshop, Second Stage, the McGinn-Cazale Theater, Atlantic Stage 2, Joe’s Pub, Ars Nova, HERE Arts Center, the 45th Street Theater, Dixon Place, 3LD Art & Technology Center, the Williamstown Theatre Festival and the Sundance Theater Lab on Governor’s Island. Harrison Rivers will be working with John Kelly.
Guadalupe Rosales is a New York based artist. Her most recent projects take the form of installation, sculpture, textiles, costuming, drawing, and collaborating. Guadalupe Rosales will be working with Louise Fishman.
Jacolby Satterwhite is a multimedia artist born in Columbia, South Carolina. He’s recieved residencies at Skowhegan School for Painting and Sculpture, Harvestworks, Center For Photography at Woodstock and Fine Arts Work Center Fellowship in Provincetown. Jacolby Satterwhite will be working with Angela Dufresne.
Justin Sayre is an actor, writer and director based in New York. As an actor, he has worked and studied with some of the finest professionals in New York, including Michael Howard, Austin Pendleton and Joanna Merlin. As a gay, Justin has excelled at scarf placement, Judy hands, and a healthy but firm love of the American musical. Justin Sayre will be working with Everett Quinton.
Aldrin Valdez is a painter and writer based in New York City. Valdez is a Contributing Writer for ArtSlant and has been published in the Brooklyn Rail. Valdez is co-founder of Foundational Sharing, a series of queer readings, performances, and publications, with artist and organizer Ted Kerr. Aldrin Valdez will be working with Deborah Kass.