Eddie Villanueva (b.1983, Milwaukee) received his B.F.A. from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and an M.F.A. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. His work has been featured at the SCOPE Art Fair, Miami, and in Global Positioning System at the School of Visual Arts, New York, the North American Graduate Art Survey at the Katherine E. Nash Gallery, Minneapolis, and the Wisconsin Triennial at the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art. He received a Joan Mitchell Foundation MFA Grant in 2012, and a Mary L. Nohl Emerging Artist Fellowship in 2013. He has taught at UW-Madison, UW-Milwaukee, UW-Richland, and Brown University. Eddie Villanueva is currently Assistant Professor and Foundations Coordinator at The College of New Jersey.
Thursday, July 21, 2022
masculine vulnerability w/ Eddie Villanueva
Juan Carlos Escobedo (b.1985 El Paso,TX) explores his identity as a brown, Mexican-American queer male, raised in a low-socioeconomic community along the US/Mexico border. The work discusses residual class and race shame that arises from living in a predominantly “white” structured United States which favors light-skinned individuals and middle-class and above socioeconomic classes.
His work consists of installations, objects and video collages primarily composed of cardboard, a material charged with preconceived notions of crudeness, utilitarianism, disposability and brownness— characteristics which parallel Escobedo’s identity.
Wednesday, April 20, 2022
re-enacting charged social-economic situations w/ Juan C. Escobedo
Homosuperiorr is an emerging performer, filmmaker and visual artist based in Miami, Florida. Their work merges art practices with ritual magic, often as a means of articulating the nuances of their queer, multiracial identity. Byrnes graduated with BAs in Creative Writing and Humanities from Florida State University in 2015. They were a 2018 — 2019 Borscht Corp Film Fellow, and their work has shown in locations such as Mana Contemporary, Nite Owl Theater and Edge Zones. In 2020, Byrnes became a founding member of ‘Witchess!,’ a queer BIPOC led media and art collective.
Wednesday, February 2, 2022
ritual magic: queerness & multiracial identity w/ Homosuperiorr
Loretta Park (b. 1988, Goshen, NY) is a visual artist and holds an MFA from Massachusetts College of Art and Design and a BA from Bowdoin College. She creates abstract works that bounce between painting and sculpture. Her work has been exhibited at Dimensions Variable, Miami, FL (2021), The Umbrella Arts Center, Concord, MA (2021), Shelter In Place Gallery, Boston, MA (2020); New System Exhibitions, Portland, ME (2019); Ray Gallery, Brooklyn (2018), Society of Arts and Crafts, Boston, MA (2017); and Center for Maine Contemporary Art, Rockland, ME (2017). Reviews of exhibitions including the artist have appeared in Art New England, The Boston Globe, and Korean Daily. Loretta currently works in the Boston area and serves as a Visiting Assistant Professor at Massachusetts College of Art and Design.
saturday, january 8, 2022
reevaluating materials and techniques in art with Loretta Park
Shelby Slayden (b. 1998) is a multidisciplinary artist and designer based in Miami. She graduated with a BFA in Fine Arts and a Concentration in Illustration from the Maryland Institute College of Art in 2020. Shelby’s work explores the themes of memory, nature, and her inner world, spanning the gaps between the seen and unseen through personal metaphors. The rhythm of her illustrative hand weaves through garments, painting, and installation. PARADISE (2020), her recent solo exhibition, featured work from her cumulative degree project, ranging from an installation of painted furniture and tufted rugs to graphite drawings.
saturday, december 18, 2021
can paradise and chaos exist at once? with Shelby Slayden