Deborah Stratman is a Chicago-based artist and filmmaker interested in landscapes and systems. Her films, rather than telling stories, pose a series of problems – and through their at times ambiguous nature, allow for a complicated reading of the questions being asked. She is the recipient of Fulbright and Guggenheim fellowships, a Creative Capital award, and she currently teaches at the University of Illinois at Chicago.
Visiting Artists | 2019
Jeanne Liotta (New York City) is an artist and filmmaker who makes both single-channel films other cultural ephemera such as her 'one-cut' newspaper collages, moving image installations, and live projection performances.
RaMell Ross is an artist, filmmaker and writer based in RI and Al. His work has appeared in places like the NY Times, Aperture, Harper’s Magazine,TIME, Oxford American, and the Walker Arts Center. He has been awarded an Aaron Siskind Foundation Individual Photographer’s Fellowship and a Rhode Island Foundation MacColl Johnson artist fellowship.
Keith Calhoun and Chandra McCormick were born and raised in the lower ninth ward of New Orleans, Louisiana. As husband and wife team, they have been documenting Louisiana and its people for more than 25 years.
Born and raised in Chicago, Claire Beckett earned a BA in Anthropology at Kenyon College. She then worked as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Benin, West Africa, before going on to earn an MFA in Photography at Mass College of Art.
Deborah Luster is best known for the series, One Big Self: Prisoners of Louisiana, which she undertook in 1998 with poet C. D. Wright. This collection of photographic portraits portrays prisoners from three Louisiana prisons including the infamous Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola.
Dominick Rapone has taught printmaking techniques for over twenty years, as a professor and printshop manager at the School of Visual Arts for silkscreen, lithography, woodcut, letterpress, bookbinding, etching, and monoprint; and at Marymount Manhattan College, Gowanus Print Lab, and Manhattan Graphics Center. Dominick founded Beastly Prints and currently teaches at North Carolina State University and Super G Print lab in Durham.
John Rash is a photographer, filmmaker and installation artist originally form North Carolina who earned his M.F.A. from Duke University in Experimental and Documentary Art.
Rachel Boillot is a photographer, filmmaker, and educator based in Nashville, Tennessee. She holds a BA in Sociology from Tufts University, a BFA in Photography from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and an MFA in Experimental and Documentary Arts from Duke University.
Razan is a filmmaker and media artist living and working in Montreal, QC, Canada.
Sarah Garrahan is a documentary producer and editor from San Antonio, Texas.
Steve Cossman is founder and director of Mono No Aware; a nonprofit cinema arts organization whose annual event exhibits the work of contemporary artists who incorporate live film projections and altered light as part of a performance, sculpture or installation. In 2010 the organization established a series of analog filmmaking workshops and an in-person screening series entitled Connectivity Through Cinema.
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.