Margo Sawyer is professor of sculpture and extended media in the department of art and history at the University of Texas, Austin. Her most celebrated works, Synchronicity of Color (also known as “the art boxes”) at Discovery Green in Houston, have become icons of the city.

Born in Kingston, Jamaica, and living and working in Chicago, Yasmin Spiro’s work is primarily based in sculpture and immersive installations, with video, drawing and performance – exploring issues of cultural identity and socio-economic issues within the framework of urban development and social politics – often through the lens of Caribbean culture. Spiro’s work has been shown at galleries internationally. Her work has been covered in Art News, Washington Times, Miami Herald, New City and others. She attended Pratt Institute.

Nene Humphrey has exhibited in numerous museums and galleries incluging the McNay Art Museum, San Antonio, TX, High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA, Sculpture Center, PS1 Contemporary Art Center and the Lesley Heller Gallery, New York, NY.

Ellen Driscoll’s sculptures, drawings, and installations explore resource consumption and material lineage. Recent works include Night to Day, Here and Away, a mosaic commission for the Sarasota National Cemetery; Wraith for the Esther Massry Gallery in Albany, New York, in 2012; and Distant Mirrors, a floating archipelago of forms in the Providence River for six weeks in 2011. Driscoll has received fellowships and awards from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, Guggenheim Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts, and New York Foundation for the Arts, among others. Her work is included in major public and private collections such as the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Whitney Museum of Art. She is chair of studio arts at Bard College.

John Newman is an artist who lives and works in New York City. He has had more than 50 one-person shows and participated in numerous group exhibitions in galleries and museums throughout the United States, Europe, and Asia. His sculpture, drawings, and prints are represented in numerous public collections, including the Museum of Modern Art, the Metropolitan Museum, the Whitney Museum, the Tate, the National Gallery of Australia, the Albertina Museum in Vienna, and many others. He has been the recipient of the many awards and residencies, including the Rome Prize, the Guggenheim Foundation, the Chinati Foundation, the Joan Mitchell Foundation, the Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation, the Gottlieb Foundation, the Pollack-Krasner Foundation, the NEA, and a Senior Research Fulbright Grant to India. He is the former director of graduate studies in sculpture at the Yale School of Art and has taught and lectured in many universities and museums throughout the United States, Europe, and Asia.

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