Sara Sosnowy (b. 1957, Texas City, TX) Sosnowy received her BFA from Stephen F. Austin State University, Nacogdoches, Texas (1981) and her MFA from Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, New York (1989). Sosnowy has been awarded grants and fellowships by The Drawing Center, New York (1994); the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation, Baltimore (1996); and the Fifth Floor Foundation, New York (1999). Recent solo exhibitions have been held at Lesley Heller Gallery, New York, in 2006 and 2009. Sosnowy’s work has been included in numerous group exhibitions, most recently at such venues as McKenzie Fine Art, New York (2005); the Nielsen Gallery, Boston (2007); the Museo de Arte Contemporáneo Esteban Vicente, Segovia, Spain (2009); and the Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts, Wilmington (2010). Sosnowy lives and works in New York City. More information about her work can be found at www.sarasosnowy.com.
Allyson Strafella (b. 1969, Brooklyn, NY) Strafella earned her BFA at Tufts University, Medford, Massachusetts, in partnership with the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (1993). In 1995, she participated in the Summer Program at the Skowhegan School of Art, Maine. Strafella has received grants and fellowships from the Pollock-Krasner Foundation (1999); the New York Foundation for the Arts (2001); and the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation (2002). She has completed residencies at the Fine Arts Work Center, Provincetown, Massachusetts (1996); the MacDowell Colony, Peterborough, New Hampshire (2001, 2002); and Yaddo, Saratoga Springs, New York (2001). In 2007, Strafella participated in the Workspace Program at Dieu Donné Papermill, New York. Recent solo exhibitions have been held at Untitled Space, Hudson, New York (2005); Grid Space, Brooklyn (2009); and Von Lintel Gallery, New York (2011). Strafella’s work has also been included in numerous group exhibitions, at such venues as Von Lintel Gallery, New York (2007); John Davis Gallery, Hudson, New York (2008); Josée Bienvenu Gallery, New York (2008); the San Diego Museum of Art, California (2008); Dieu Donné, New York (2008); Judy Rotenberg Gallery, Boston (2009); the Museo de Arte Contemporáneo Esteban Vicente, Segovia, Spain (2009); the University Art Museum, SUNY Albany, New York (2010); and Gallery Joe, Philadelphia (2010, 2011). Strafella lives and works in Hudson, New York. More information about her work can be found at www.allysonstrafella.info.
Michael Straus, who resides in Birmingham, Alabama, recently graduated in Classics from the University of Cambridge. He is also an occasional writer for The Brooklyn Rail, a member of the Drawings Committee of The Whitney Museum of American Art, a Trustee of the Birmingham Museum of Art, and Chair of The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts.
Hadi Tabatabai (b. 1964, Mashhad, Iran) Tabatabai moved to California in 1977. He received a BS in Industrial Technology from California State University, Fresno, in 1985, and he completed his BA in Painting from the San Francisco Art Institute in 1995. Tabatabai was a finalist for the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art’s SECA Art Award in 2004 and received the Pollock-Krasner Foundation Award in 2008. He has been an artist in residence at the Asian Art Museum, San Francisco (2005); the Kala Art Institute, Berkeley, California (2008); and the Headlands Center for the Arts, Sausalito, California (2010). Recent solo exhibitions of his work have been held at Stephen Wurtz Gallery, San Francisco (2006); Brian Gross Fine Art, San Francisco (2009); Inde/Jacobs, Marfa, Texas (2009, 2010); and Danese, New York (2010). His work has also been included in numerous museum exhibitions, most recently at the Berkeley Art Center, California (2009); The Contmporary Museum in Honolulu, Hawaii (2009-2010); and the San Jose Institute for Contemporary Art, California (2010). Tabatabai lives and works in San Francisco. More information about his work can be found at www.topause.com.
Lynne Woods Turner (b. 1951, Dallas, TX) Turner received her BFA from Stephens College in Columbia, Missouri (1973) and completed her MA and MFA at the University of Iowa, Iowa City (1976, 1977). Recent solo exhibitions have been held at Devin Borden Hiram Butler Gallery, Houston (2005); Gallery Joe, Philadelphia (2007); and Greg Kucera Gallery, Seattle (2010). Turner’s work has also been included in numerous group exhibitions at such venues as Daniel Weinberg Gallery, Los Angeles (2007); the San Diego Museum of Art, California (2008); Kudleck van der Grinten Galerie, Köln (2008); the University of Southern California Roski School of Fine Arts, Los Angeles (2008); Gallery Joe, Philadelphia (2006, 2009); Texas State University, San Marcos (2009); Greg Kucera Gallery, Seattle (2008, 2010); Danese, New York (2010); the Douglas F. Cooley Memorial Art Gallery, Reed College, Portland, Oregon (2010); and Edward Thorp Gallery, New York (2010). Turner lives and works in Portland, Oregon.
Richard Tuttle (b. 1941, Rahway, NJ) Tuttle received his BA from Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut (1963). Tuttle was awarded the Biennial Prize at the Art Institute of Chicago’s 74th American Exhibition (1982); the Skowhegan Medal for Sculpture (1998); the Aachen Art Prize from the Ludwig Forum fur Internationale Kunst (1998); and the Academy Award in Art from the American Academy of Arts and Letters (2003). He was given an Honorary Doctorate Degree of Fine Arts from the California College of the Arts in 2006. A major retrospective was organized by the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, California in 2005 and traveled to the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; the Des Moines Art Center, Iowa; the Dallas Museum of Art, Texas; the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles. Recent solo exhibitions have also been held at Galerie Ulrike Schmela, Düsseldorf, Germany (2007); Galerie Lena Bruning, Berlin (2007); Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo (2007); Kunsthaus Zug, Switzerland (2008); PaceWildenstein, New York (2009); Modern Art, London (2009); Carolina Nitsch Project Room, New York (2009-2010); Craig F. Starr Gallery, New York (2010); Gemini G.E.L. at Joni Moisant Weyl, New York (2010); Dunn and Brown Contemporary, Dallas (2010); Sperone Westwater, New York (2006, 2007, 2008, 2010); Galleri Nicolai Wallner, Copenhagen (2007, 2010); Annemarie Verna Galerie, Zürich (2006, 2008, 2010); and the Dublin City Gallery, Ireland (2010-2011). Tuttle lives and works in New York City.