Carris Adams is a visual artist whose practice consists of drawings and paintings that reference signs and signifiers in the landscape pointing to resilience and inequality. The conceptually multi-layered works seek to inform and position viewers to recognize their reactions concerning class, and othered bodies. Adams received her B.F.A. from the University of Texas at Austin (2013) and her M.F.A. from the University of Chicago (2015). Adams's work has been exhibited at The Studio Museum in Harlem ( New York, NY), The Logan Center Exhibitions at The University of Chicago (Chicago, IL), Produce Model Gallery (Chicago, IL), Tiger Strikes Asteroid Gallery (Chicago, IL), and The Courtyard Gallery at The University of Texas at Austin (Austin,TX).
Macon Reed is an artist working in sculpture, installation, video, radio documentary, painting, and participatory projects. Her work has shown at venues including PULSE NYC Special Projects, BRIC Media Arts, ABC No Rio, The Kitchen, Art F City FAGallery, Chicago Cultural Center, Mana Contemporary, Roots & Culture, Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, ICA Baltimore, and Athens Museum of Queer Arts in Greece. Reed completed her M.F.A. at the University of Illinois at Chicago as a University Fellow in 2013 and received her B.F.A. from Virginia Commonwealth University in 2007. Additionally she studied Radio Documentary at the Salt Institute for Documentary Studies and Physical Theater at the Dah International School in Belgrade. Most recently Reed was an artist in residence at the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture and a Research Fellow at Eyebeam Center for Art+Technology.
Reuben Lorch-Miller is a Brooklyn, NY based artist. His studio practice encompasses sculpture, collage, photography, artist books, music and performance. He approaches his work from a perspective of curiosity and experimentation, understanding that meaning can be found within the process of doing.
Lorch-Miller was raised in the Pacific Northwest and studied at The Evergreen State College in Olympia, Washington, later earning an M.F.A. in New Genres from San Francisco State University. He has often exhibited at DIY art spaces, participated in artist-run residencies, and produced multiple self published zines and artist books under the imprint Ancient Remains.
Lorch-Miller has also exhibited at Frye Art Museum (Seattle, WA) and MoMA/PS1 (New York, NY). He has been an artist-in-residence at Land and Sea (Oakland, CA), Rocksbox (Portland, OR), SIM (Reykjavik, Iceland), The Shandaken Project (Shandken, NY), Headlands Center for the Arts (Sausalito, CA), and Bauernmark 9 (Vienna, Austria). His work is held in the collections of MOMA, The Tacoma Art Museum, SFMOMA, Berkeley Art Museum, and Brooklyn Museum of Art.
He has been a visiting artist and lecturer at Rhode Island School of Design, Stanford University, San Francisco Art Institute, and Pratt Institute. His recordings and books have been published by Radical Documents (Los Angeles, CA), Good Press (Glasgow, UK), Land and Sea (Oakland, CA), and Heinzfeller Nielistist (New York, NY).