William Anastasi (b. 1933, Philadelphia, PA) Anastasi is self-taught as an artist. He is the 2010 recipient of the biennial John Cage Award from the Foundation for Contemporary Arts. Recent solo exhibitions have been held at Björn Ressle Fine Art, New York (2006); Baumgartner Gallery, New York and Gallery 360°, Tokyo (2006); Michael Benevento/Orange Group, Los Angeles (2007); Peter Blum Gallery, New York (2008); and Emilio Mazzoli, Modena, Italy (2009). Anastasi has had four retrospectives at Moore College of Art & Design, Philadelphia (1995); Nikolaj, Copenhagen Contemporary Art Center, Denmark (2001); The Drawing Center, New York (2007); and the Esbjerg Kunstmuseum, Denmark (2009). His work has been included in numerous group exhibitions, including shows at Whitebox, New York (2007); Galerie Sfeir-Semler, Hamburg (2008); the Museo de Arte Contemporáneo Esteban Vicente, Segovia, Spain (2009); and the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York (2009). Anastasi lives and works in New York City. More information about his work can be found at www.williamanastasi.net.
Carl Andre (b. 1935, Quincy, MA) After attending public school in Quincy, Massachusetts (1941-1950), Andre graduated from Phillips Academy, Andover, Massachusetts, in 1953. Recent solo exhibitions have been held at Galerie Tschudi, Glarus, Switzerland (2006, 2007); Andrea Rosen, New York (2007); Kunst Station Sankt Peter, Köln (2007); Konrad Fischer Galerie, Berlin (2007); ACE Gallery, Beverly Hills, California (2007); Yvon Lambert, Paris (2008); Galerie Greta Meert, Brussels (2008); Konrad Fischer Galerie, Düsseldorf (2006, 2008); Galerie Tschudi, Zuoz, Switzerland (2008); Paula Cooper Gallery, New York (2006, 2007, 2008); and Sadie Coles HQ, London (2006, 2009). The most recent retrospective of Andre’s work was held at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York in 1970. Andre lives and works in New York City. More information about his work can be found at www.carlandre.net.
Stephen Antonakos (b. 1926, Greece) Antonakos emigrated from Greece to New York in 1930. He has exhibited in New York for over fifty years and is known primarily for his abstract geometric work in neon as well as on paper. In 2007, a retrospective was organized by the J.F. Costopoulos Foundation, Athens, Greece, and traveled to the Allentown Art Museum, Pennsylvania in 2008. Recent solo exhibitions have been held at Le Consortium Dijon, France (2006); The Drawing Room, East Hampton, NY (2006); Galleria Bonomo, Bari, Italy (2006); Gallery Citronne, Poros, Greece (2007); the Hellenic American Union, Athens (2007); Kalfayan Gallery, Athens (2008); the Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah and Atlanta, Georgia (2008-2009); the National Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens (2009); and Lori Bookstein Fine Art, New York (2010). Antonakos’s permanent public works have been installed across the United States and in France, Germany, Greece, Israel, Italy, Japan, and the Ukraine. Antonakos lives and works in New York City. More information about his work can be found at www.stephenantonakos.com.
Frank Badur (b. 1944, Oranienburg, Germany) Badur studied painting at the School of Fine Arts, Berlin, from 1963 to 1969. Recent solo exhibitions have been held at Espace Fanal, Basel, Switzerland (2006); Kunstforum Solothurn, Switzerland (2007); Galerie Carmen Weber, Zug, Switzerland (2007); Hamish Morrison Galerie, Berlin (2009); Fruehsorge Contemporary Drawings, Berlin (2009); Galerie Jordan Seydoux, Berlin (2009); Galerie Nicole Schlégl, Zürich (2009); and Galerie Bernard Jordan, Zürich (2010). In 2007, he was a visiting artist at Georgia State University, Atlanta. Badur lives and works in Berlin and Finland. More information about his work can be found at www.frankbadur.de.
Jill Baroff (b. 1954, Summit, NJ) Baroff received her BFA at Antioch University in Yellow Springs, Ohio (1976), participated in the Artist Seminars Program at the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York (1978), and pursued post-graduate studies at Hunter College of The City University of New York (1980-1981). She has studied and lived in Japan as part of the Japan-US Friendship Commission’s Creative Artists exchange program (1996) and as a visiting artist at the Awagami Paper Factory, Tokushima, Japan (1998). Baroff has been awarded grants and fellowships from the Pollock-Krasner Foundation; the MacDowell Colony, New Hampshire; the New York Foundation for the Arts; the National Endowment for the Arts; the Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Foundation; and the Field Institute in Hombroich, Germany. Baroff’s most recent solo exhibitions were held at Bartha Contemporary, London (2007); Margarete Roeder, New York (2007); and Galerie Christian Lethert, Köln (2010). Her work has recently been included in group shows at the Museo de Arte Contemporáneo Esteban Vicente, Segovia, Spain (2009); CRAC Alsace, Altkirch, France (2009); Museum Langmatt, Baden, Switzerland (2009); Museum Folkwang, Essen, Germany (2010); The Contemporary Museum, Honolulu (2010); and the University of Alaska Museum of the North, Fairbanks (2010). Baroff lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. More information about her work can be found at www.jillbaroff.net.
Robert Barry (b. 1936, Bronx, NY) Barry earned his BFA (1957) and his MA (1963) from Hunter College of The City University of New York, NY. Recent solo exhibitions have been held at Galerie Alfonso Artiaco, Naples, Italy (2007); Showcase Alfred Vandaele, Ghent, Belgium (2007); Klemens Gasser & Tanja Grunert, New York (2007); Galerie Bugdahn und Kaimer, Düsseldorf (2008); Galerie Jan Mot, Brussels (2008); Ritter/Zamet, London (2008); Galerie Greta Meert, Brussels (2007, 2009); Yvon Lambert, Paris (2009); Yvon Lambert, New York (2009); The Common Guild, Glasgow (2010); and Galerie Sfeir-Semler, Hamburg (2010). The most recent retrospective of Barry’s work was held in 2003 at the Kunsthalle Nürnberg, Germany and the Aargauer Kunsthaus, Switzerland. Barry lives and works in Teaneck, New Jersey.