Shannon Willis

As a professional artist for the past eight years I have shown my mixed media paintings in galleries and exhibitions on the west coast. Now I am expanding into the third dimension as my highly textured paintings have exploded out into installations and sculpture. I have a deep interest in quantum physics and phenomenology and …
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Jonathan PJ Smith

I look at the art I make as a bridge between the world outside and the world within. Images of potential installations become trapped in my brain and the only way I can remove them is to create them in reality. But, even then, they refuse to go away entirely and still make the rounds, demanding …
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Amanda Gregory

Amanda Gregory is a digital opera artist and multimedia performer who received her Masters from Manhattan School of Music and her Bachelors from Pepperdine University. Her International opera career varies from traditional to contemporary classical, including roles such as Mimi in La Boheme in Heidelberg, Germany and The Countess in Le Nozze di Figaro …
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Amber Jean

Amber Jean lives a storied life at the end of a road near the top of a mountain in Montana where she carves trees in a “luminous gesture of love toward nature and humankind.” Declared by WOOD magazine as one of “America’s Woodworking Greats,” Amber recently became the first woman to carve in the country …
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Kate Digby

Kate Digby is an Associate Director of Dance at Kansas State University, where she teaches Modern, Improvisation, Composition, Anatomy, and Movement Fundamentals, and directs the K-State Contemporary Dance Ensemble. Digby’s research involves the creation and presentation of original interdisciplinary performance works which integrate biosensing technology for the purpose of enhancing human connection. Digby’s upcoming immersive performance …
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Gerard Minakawa

About Bamboo DNA – Founded by award-winning industrial designer Gerard Minakawa in 2007, Bamboo DNA has been creating some of the biggest, most outrageous architectural spaces on the planet. Bamboo DNA specializes in the design, construction, and installation of bamboo structures and environments. Bamboo DNA creates unique and structurally rigourous environments for event producers, private commissioners …
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Ari Benjamin Meyers

Ari Benjamin Meyers (b.1972, New York, USA) lives and works in Berlin, Germany. Meyers received his training as a pianist, composer, and conductor at The Juilliard School, Yale University, and Peabody Institute. Trading the concert format for that of the exhibition, his works as an artist—such as Kunsthalle for Music (2018), Symphony 80 (with the …
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Jamie A. Thomas

I’m an anthropologist and sociocultural linguist with specialities in multi-country ethnography, inequality, intercultural communication, and stakeholder engagement.  ​I love thinking strategically about inequality and human interaction. ​I have lived with and worked among communities in Jordan, Malaysia, Mexico, Micronesia, South Africa, and Tanzania. ​My goal is to guide my project teams and students to think in non-linear ways about their …
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Beate Tischer

1960 born in Germany; 1979-1984 study for printing technique|diploma; 1985- 1988  puppet designer at the puppet theatre Dresden, 1988-1990  evening classes at the Art Academy, Dresden and cooperation in studios for ceramics in Dresden and Berlin; 1990-1996  study for visual art and art of ceramics at the University Niederrhein|diploma under Prof. D. Crumbiegel; 1998-1999 study for …
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Kevin Claiborne

Kevin Claiborne (b. 1989, Washington, D.C.) is a multidisciplinary conceptual artist currently working in Santa Barbara, CA. whose work examines and questions intersections of identity, social justice, & mental health particularly within the Black American experience. Artist Statement I aim to make the invisible, visible. Through film photography, abstract painting, poetry, and video, I bring the weight …
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