Guest Editorial Contributor Stuart Horodner is Artistic Director of the Atlanta Contemporary Art Center. He originated and co-directed (with Laurel Gitlen) the Affair at the Jupiter Hotel, an intimate art fair in Portland, Oregon (2004–07); was the visual arts curator at the Portland Institute for Contemporary Art (2001–04); was director of the Bucknell University Art Gallery in Lewisburg, PA (1998–2001); and was co-owner and director of the Horodner Romley Gallery in New York City (1992–96). He has curated numerous exhibitions and special projects with artists, including Roger Ballen, Devendra Banhart, Matt Bryans, Leon Golub, Melanie Manchot, William Pope.L, Kay Rosen, Joe Sola, Tony Tasset and Jack Whitten. He has contributed to journals and magazines, including Bomb, Dazed & Confused, Art Issues, Sculpture and New Observations.
Regine Basha is an independent curator currently based in New York. She is co-founder of Fluent Collaborative, a contemporary arts initiative in Austin, and recently co-curated the multi-site sound exhibition The Marfa Sessions for Ballroom Marfa, along with Rebecca Gates and Lucy Raven of The Relay Project.
Playing with fictional documentary, the fantasy of expectation, the false promise of travel, an obsession with transience and the reconsidered archive, Zoe Crosher’s work has been exhibited internationally, including in Vancouver, Rotterdam, Los Angeles and New York City. Her interest in mapping Los Angeles led to the publication of Out The Window (LAX) and her current project, LA-Like. Crosher recently served as a Visiting Professor at UCLA and was an associate editor at the journal Afterall. Presently, she teaches at the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena and serves on the advisory board of the Fillip Review.
Germaine Koh is a visual artist whose conceptually generated work is concerned with the significance of everyday actions, objects, exchanges and places. Her work has been presented in the biennials of Liverpool, Sydney and Montreal, and at venues such as De Appel (Amsterdam), BALTIC (Newcastle), Para/Site Art Space (Hong Kong), Frankfurter Kunstverein, Seoul Museum of Art, British Museum (London), The Power Plant (Toronto), Ex Teresa Arte Actual (Mexico City) and Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal.
Adam Helms is a New York-based artist. He is also an obsessive collector of ephemera and a friend to all animals.
Scott Ingram is an artist working in Atlanta. Ingram’s work focuses on the social aspects of design and architecture. He has exhibited in the United States, as well as Canada and Spain.
Artist Jörg Jakoby works for the Portland Institute for Contemporary Art, caring for a small library/archive and designing and building temporary exhibition spaces for special events.
Matthew Lusk grew up in the New South as a twin son to carpetbaggers from Rochester and now maintains a studio in Brooklyn. He is developing a suite of large-scale group projects/installations investigating the many facets of the American Dream.
Dominic Molon is Curator at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, and has curated major exhibitions of artists such as Wolfgang Tillmans, Gillian Wearing and Sharon Lockhart. He recently organized the traveling exhibition Sympathy for the Devil: Art and Rock and Roll Since 1967 and is currently working on the Chicago presentation of Liam Gillick: Three Perspectives and a Short Scenario, which opens in October 2009.
Rachel Owens lives and works in Brooklyn and is represented by ZieherSmith Gallery. She has been included in exhibitions at Socrates Sculpture Park, Lehmann Maupin, apexart, Temple Gallery (Philadelphia) and Franco Soffiantino (Torino). Owens received a Harpo Foundation Grant in 2007 and a Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant in 2009. Her dog’s name is Oreo, and yes, she is black and white.
Justin Parr is a multimedia artist based in San Antonio. He is also the founder and director of Flight Gallery.
Lucy Raven is a painter, filmmaker, sound artist and editor at BOMB magazine. Along with fellow Relay Project founder Rebecca Gates and curator Regine Basha, Raven recently co-curated the multi-site sound exhibition The Marfa Sessions for Ballroom Marfa. Her most recent video, China Town, traces copper mining from Nevada to China.
Chris Riley moved to Portland, Oregon, in 1991 where he helped found the Portland Institute for Contemporary Art. Prior to joining the Graphic Design Group at Apple in 2005, Riley founded Studioriley, a research project that explored the relationship between business and cultural production.
Jacinda Russell is an artist and Assistant Professor of Art at Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana.
Stephen Schofield has exhibited drawings and sculptures since 1979, most notably at The Power Plant, Toronto, Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal, CAC de Vassivère, Centre d’art contemporain d´Ivry, and at SculptureCenter and White Columns in New York. Schofield was awarded the Louis-Comtois Prize in 2005. He is represented by Galerie Joyce Yahouda in Montreal.
Erin Shirreff lives and works in Brooklyn. She is represented by Lisa Cooley Gallery, New York.
Joe Sola’s most recent exhibitions are Hard Targets: Masculinity and Sport at Los Angeles County Museum of Art (2008–09), Mixed Signals at Cranbrook Museum of Art (2009) and a solo presentation at Art Cologne-Open Space (2009) with Crisp London Los Angeles Gallery. He is represented by Bespoke Gallery, New York.
Jack Whitten’s experiments with painting date to the 1960s. Whitten’s work was included in the landmark 1971 exhibition Contemporary Black Artists in America at the Whitney Museum of American Art, Energy/Experimentation: Black Artists and Abstraction 1964–1980 at the Studio Museum in Harlem and High Times Hard Times: New York Painting 1967–1975, organized by Independent Curators International (both in 2006). In 2007, P.S.1 in Long Island City, New York, presented a solo exhibition of his work. Whitten is represented by Alexander Gray Associates, New York.