Sara Madandar, born in Tehran, Iran, is a U.S. based artist. She received an M.F.A. from The University of Texas at Austin. Her painting, sculpture, video and performance works changed after moving to the United States, when she began to explore the body and culture. She explores the relationship of humans to their bodies and covers and materializes in-between space through construction and deconstruction of the canvas, evoking a sensation of destruction and touching on the cultural displacements of corporality. Her sculptures relate to the scale of the human body and her video work and performances are influenced by her emigration and the comparison of two cultures.
May 7 – September 12, 2015
Jared Steffensen was born in Fairfax, Virginia. He earned a BFA in Intermedia Sculpture from the University of Utah in 2002 and an MFA from The University of Texas at Austin in 2006. Steffensen seemingly joins disparate realms through geometric abstraction. He was a recipient of the Joan Mitchell Foundation MFA Grant in 2006. His work has been exhibited throughout the US, as well as in Mexico, Germany, and The Netherlands. He is currently the Curator of Education at the Utah Museum of Contemporary Art in Salt Lake City, Utah.
May 1 – September 26, 2014
Anna Krachey was born in 1979 in Nashua, New Hampshire and received her MFA in photography from The University of Texas at Austin in 2008. Her work has been featured in 15 to Watch: New Art in Austin at Austin Museum of Art, 31 Women in Contemporary Art Photography at Humble Arts Foundation at Affirmation Arts in New York, and Always the Young Strangers at Higher Pictures in New York. Krachey currently lives in Austin and is a member of the photography collective Lakes Were Rivers.
April 25 – August 30, 2013
Thuy-Van Vu was born in Phoenix. She received her BFA in Painting from the Rhode Island School of Design in 1998 and her MFA in Studio Art from the University of Texas in Austin in 2006, where she was a recipient of the David Bruton, Jr. Graduate Fellowship. Vu’s work has been exhibited in the U.S. and abroad.
April 26 – August 31, 2012
Colin Doyle was born in Dallas, Texas in 1988. He received BAs in Studio Art and Plan II from the University of Texas at Austin in 2010. In 2011 he was nominated for the George Mitchell Award and in 2010 he received the Zelman Endowed Scholarship. After he graduated from UT, Colin started Myna Studio Co-op, a space designed to help young artists maintain their practice. He lives and works in Austin, Texas.