Visual Artists Network 2013 Annual Meeting Exhibition
This multidisciplinary group exhibition features artists who have participated in the Visual Artists Network Exhibition Residency program and a New Orleans-based visual artist. The exhibition is held in conjunction with the National Performance Network/Visual Artists Network Annual Meeting—a national gathering of artists, curators, presenters and colleagues. This exhibition is generously hosted by the Contemporary Arts Center, an NPN Partner. Participating artists are engaged under a VAN Exhibition Residency contract and will serve a week-long residency at the NPN/VAN Annual Meeting.
A native of New Orleans, LA, Katrina Andry received an M.F.A. in printmaking at Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, in 2010. She currently lives and works in New Orleans, maintaining her printmaking studio at Xavier University.
Andry was listed in the September, 2012 Art in Print magazine as one of the top 50 printmakers. Her work was also featured on the popular Beautiful Decay blog. She has recently shown at Staple Goods Gallery, New Orleans, in a group show, Shape of Place, curated by each of the collective’s members. She has also been an artist-in-residence at Anchor Graphics in Chicago and Kala Art Institute in Berkeley, CA.
Castillo is a native of Los Angeles, where she lives, works and teaches. She earned a B.A. in art education, with an emphasis in drawing and painting, from California State University, Fullerton, and an M.F.A. in sculpture from Claremont Graduate University, Claremont, CA.
Recent exhibitions include: SUR: Biennial, Skirball Cultural Center, Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, California African American Museum, Watts Towers Arts Center, and Ontario Museum of History and Art. She has also collaborated with sculptural assemblage artist John Outterbridge on several installations in Los Angeles. Castillo is a recipient of the City of Los Angeles Fellowship (C.O.L.A) as well as the Visions from the New California Award. Castillo was exhibited under the VAN exhibition residency program at the MACLA/Movimiento de Arte y Cultura Latino Americana.
Eric Gottesman is a photographic artist, teacher, and activist. Since 1999 he has been working in and around the Middle East and Africa, as well as in rural North America, collaborating with communities to produce photographs and videos that often challenge preexisting images and perceptions of a culture and/or place as well as the concept of singular artistic authorship.
Gottesman studied politics and economics at Duke University and, later, art at Bard College. In 2003, he was named one of the top 25 young American photographers in 25 Under 25: Up-and-Coming American Photographers. Gottesman has been the recipient of numerous awards, fellowships, and grants including the Light Work Grant, a Fulbright Fellowship in Art, an Artadia award, an Aaron Siskind Fellowship, the apexart Franchise award, and grants from the Magnum Foundation, the Open Society Foundation and the Massachusetts Cultural Council. Most recently his work has been exhibited at the Addison Gallery of American Art, the deCordova Museum and Sculpture Park, and the Clark Gallery. In 2012 he was both an artist-in-residence at Amherst College and an Edward E. Elson artist-in-residence at the Addison Gallery of American Art. He will have a solo show at Hamiltonian Gallery in Fall 2013. His first collaborative monograph, Sudden Flowers, will be published by Fishbar in Spring 2014. He has taught at the Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Amherst College, the International Center for Photography, the Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston and in collaborative workshops in Lebanon, Jordan and Ethiopia. Gottesman was exhibited under the VAN Exhibition Residency program at the Real Art Ways, Hartford, CT in 2011.
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