Judith Geichman, Painter, Educator, Professor, Born, 1944, Columbus, Ohio, Lives in Chicago, Il, Geichman’s solo exhibitions include Judith Geichman, Frieze New York, New York, NY; Judith Geichman, University Club of Chicago; DIAMOND and Solitaire, Regards, Chicago; Soak, Alfedena Gallery, Chicago; Judith Geichman, Chicago Cultural Center; Judith Geichman: Forms of Contemporary Illinois (FOCI), Illinois State Museum, & Illinois State Museum James Thompson Center, Chicago; Judith Geichman, Spertus Museum of Judaica, Chicago. Geichman has received The Margaret Klimek Phillips Fellowship and the National Endowment for the Arts Visual Artists Fellowship Grant, Painting, and has been awarded residencies at the American Academy in Rome; and the Gilfélag Society, Akureyri, Iceland. She holds a B.S. from Ohio State University and an M.F.A. from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

Eizo Sakata was born in Toyohashi (Japan). After leaving his job as an engineer, he arrived in Paris in 1983. Having rediscovered his true passion, which goes back to his childhood, he has been seriously involved in artistic research since 1986. His creation touches multiple fields (painting, Land Art, performance…). One of his projects, “Baisers Sans Frontières” was awarded by the Miro Foundation in Majorca (Spain) in 1998. He exhibits his work in Europe, Japan and elsewhere. In 2004, he took part in the exchange programme organised by the Blachère Foundation, and then was a member of the jury for the UNESCO Prize for Contemporary African Art. He draws with sea water, and waits for its evaporation to see salt crystals appear on the surface. Subtle black patterns are created by the dispersion of the Indian ink on the salt water, and on the other hand crystals of various sizes are formed by a slow evaporation on the white surface. (photo ©Yoann Legros)

Peter Plagens is a painter who’s shown with the Nancy Hoffman Gallery in New York since 1974, and was also art critic for Newsweek (1989-2003). Plagens is the author of two books of art criticism—Sunshine Muse: Art on the West Coast, 1945-70 and Moonlight Blues: An Artist’s Art Criticism—as well as a novel, Time for Robo, an online novel and e-book, The Art Critic, and a monograph, Bruce Nauman: The True Artist.

Laurie Fendrich is an abstract painter who lives and works in New York and is Professor Emerita of Fine Arts at Hofstra University. The recipient of a 2016 Guggenheim Fellowship in Fine Arts, she has had several solo exhibitions, both nationally and in New York.

Marie Ducaté has exhibited internationally. Her work has been collection by the city of Paris, Marseille, Narbonne, Lyon, Bathune, Martigues, FNAC Paris, Musée des Arts Décoratifs, FRAC and Musée Fodor, Amsterdam.