Location: The Arts Block
Date: Thursday June 13, 2013
Gina Siepel is an interdisciplinary artist based in Greenfield, MA. She works in a diversity of media and materials, including sculpture, drawing, traditional woodworking, video, and participatory performance. Her works have been exhibited in many venues in New York, New England, and internationally including the Colby Museum of Art, Flux Factory, Space Gallery, the New Art Center, Amherst College, the Institute of Contemporary Art at MECA, and the PROGRAM Initiative for Art and Architecture Collaborations, Berlin. She is currently working on an installation for the A.P.E. Gallery in Northampton, opening in July 2013.
Holly Lynton is a photographer, who received a BA from Yale University (1994), and a MFA in Photography from the Milton Avery Graduate School of the Arts at Bard College (2000). Lynton has been a Visiting Lecturer at Amherst College in Massachusetts and the Aegean Center for the Fine Arts in Paros, Greece. Lynton’s photography has been exhibited nationally and internationally with solo and group exhibitions in New York City, Miami, Boston, Santa Barbara, Albuquerque, Atlanta, Berlin, and London. Her work has been featured in The New Yorker, The Village Voice, The Miami Herald, Photo District News, The New York Times, The Boston Globe, Preview Massachusetts, and ARTnews. Recent awards include a Massachusetts Cultural Council Fellowship (2013), The Syngenta Photography Award (2013), a nomination for the Prix Pictet (2012) and an Artist Resource Trust Grant (2011). Lynton is represented by the Ellen Miller Gallery, Boston, and the Dina Mitrani Gallery, Miami.
As a neon artist, Pacifico A. Palumbo considers himself a Minimalist. He describes his process of working with neon tubes: “I began placing neon tubes in plastic and polycarbonate. Mostly to protect it and create neon colors and effects which have never been achieved before. Mixing gases together that do not combine and blend. Placing tubes within tubes, combining various neon colors, Using holders, adding various other materials like tubing, grommets metal stone, wood, rubber. This is the challenge that I face and enjoy daily as a Neon artist with just the basic neon tube.” His work has been featured in many neon books, including “The Best of Neon” by Velma Barr.
Sue Huang was born in Saudi Arabia and currently lives in Amherst, Massachusetts where she recently relocated to from Los Angeles. She is currently making new work in her studio and with the art collaborative Knifeandfork that she cofounded in 2004. Her solo and collaborative works have been presented at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, the Beall Center for Art and Technology at UC Irvine, Nevin Kelly Gallery in DC, and the Kulturhuset in Stockholm. She has also previously taught classes at UCLA, Cal Poly Pomona and Greenfield Community College. She holds an MFA from UCLA Design | Media Arts, and is a graduate of Georgetown University and Phillips Exeter Academy. She has previously received grants from the James Irvine Foundation and the Edna and Yu-Shan Han Endowed Award for her work and studies.