Photographer and professor of photography at Tufts University and the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, Jim Dow's work can be found in many prestigious public collections including the Museum of Modern Art New York, Museum of Modern Art, and the Library of Congress Washington DC. Dow is also the recipient of the 2014 Focus Lifetime Achievement Award.
Visiting Artists | 2016
Nancy Cohen’s works are comprised of many mediums: handmade paper, found objects, resin and, for the past 10 years, glass. She chooses a basic form and, using it repetitively, transforms the object into rays of morphed forms that crawl across the surface of a wall. Cohen’s themes are based in particle physics, mathematics, and chemistry.
Natasha Trethewey was born in Mississippi to professor Eric Trethewey and social worker Gwendolyn Ann Turnbough. The daughter of a mixed-race marriage, she spent time in Atlanta with her mother and in New Orleans with her father. Trethewey earned an MA in English from Hollins University, and received an MFA in poetry from the University of Massachusetts. In 2012 she was named Poet Laureate of the state of Mississippi and the 19th Poet Laureate of the United States.
Richard Ashrowan is a moving image artist who lives and works in the Scottish Borders. He works primarily with 16mm film and HD video, creating short single channel films, immersive video installations and live multi-projector performance experiments. His works are exhibited at artist-led spaces, galleries and film festivals around the world.
Bill Brown is a filmmaker, a photographer, and an author who has produced the films Buffalo Common, Confederation Park, Hub City, Mountain State, The Other Side, and Roswell. He is the author of all 14 issues of the zine Dream Whip and the book Saugus to the Sea. He lives in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.
Bill Pivetta has worked on hundreds of film projects, including independent films, commercials, music videos and features. He is an Instructor at Appalachian State University in the Department of Theatre and Dance, The Carolina Film Institute, and The Blue Ridge Film Institute.
Over the last 19 years, David Gatten (b. 1971, Ann Arbor, Michigan) has explored the intersection of the printed word and moving image. His body of work illuminates a wide array of historical, conceptual and material concerns, while cataloging the variety of ways in which texts function in cinema as both language and image, often blurring the boundary between these categories.
Karen Yasinsky is an artist working primarily with animation and drawing. Her video installations and drawings have been shown in many venues internationally including the Mori Art Musuem, Tokyo, P.S. 1 Contemporary Art, NY, UCLA Hammer Museum, L.A. and Kunst Werke, Berlin. She is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship and teaches at Johns Hopkins University in Film/Media Studies.
Mariette Pathy Allen has been photographing the transgender community for over 30 years. Through her artistic practice, she has been a pioneering force in gender consciousness, contributing to numerous cultural and academic publications about gender variance and lecturing throughout the globe.
Phil Solomon (M.F.A. Massachusetts College of Art) is an internationally recognized filmmaker and has been teaching both film history/aesthetics and film production at CU since 1991. Professor Solomon’s work has been screened in every major venue for experimental film throughout the U.S. and Europe, including 3 Cineprobes (one-man shows) at the Museum of Modern Art and two Whitney Biennials.
Thomas Drysdale has been awarded the MacDowell Fellowship and the Distinguished Teaching Medal, New York University. His videotapes have been exhibited at the Walker Art Center, Joslyn Museum, the Kitchen Art Center, Bronx Museum, P.B.S: (WNET, N.Y.). Tom has had photographs published in Art News, American Photographer, Photographies and L’Architecture: Sujet ou Pretext?
One of the founding figures of the Chinese independent documentary film movement, Wu Wenguang has been working in recent years on the Memory Project, a wide-ranging documentary history of China’s Great Famine (1958-1961), featuring interviews with thousands of famine survivors.
A photographer and self-proclaimed visual activist, Zanele Muholi explores black lesbian and gay identities and politics in contemporary South Africa. For her series “Faces and Phases” (2006-11), Muholi photographed more than 200 portraits of South Africa’s lesbian community. “The portraits are at once a visual statement and an archive,” she has said, “marking, mapping, and preserving an often invisible community for posterity.”