Artist Bios

Mark Strandquist and Courtney Bowles

Mark Strandquist and Courtney Bowles have spent years using art as a vehicle for connecting diverse communities to amplify, celebrate, and power social justice movements.The media campaigns and immersive exhibitions they direct have helped advocates close prisons, pass laws, train an entire police force and connect the dreams and demands of communities impacted by the Read More »

Stephanie Syjuco

Stephanie Syjuco creates large-scale spectacles of collected cultural objects, cumulative archives, and temporary vending installations, often with an active public component that invites viewers to directly participate as producers or distributors. Using critical wit and collaborative co-creation, her projects leverage open-source systems, shareware logic, and flows of capital, in order to investigate issues of economies Read More »

Hank Willis Thomas

HANK WILLIS THOMAS is a conceptual artist working primarily with themes related to perspective identity, commodity, media, and popular culture. His work is included in numerous public collections including the Museum of Modern Art in New York; the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; theWhitney Museum of American Art, New York; the Brooklyn Museum, New Read More »

Todd Bartel

Todd Bartel received a BFA from Rhode Island School of Design concluding his studies at RISD’s European Honors Program in Rome, between 1984-1985. In 1990, he was a recipient of the Jacob K. Javits Fellowship. He earned an MFA in Painting from Carnegie Mellon University in 1993. Bartel was awarded a Connecticut Council on the Read More »