Annie Blazejack works with oil paint, textile installation, performance, and video work, following ideas from one material to the next. She graduated from Brown University, and received her MFA from The School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston / Tufts University in 2013. While pursuing her graduate degree, Blazejack began a long-term collaboration with Brooklyn-based painter Geddes Levenson. Their artworks weave a feminist, environmentalist sci-fi narrative.
Embroidery artist Jennifer Markowitz uses thread to inspect feelings of dislocation. Her ongoing series titled Fleshmap: My Embroidered, Bipolar Geographies, maps the geography of her own bipolar disorder since 1985. Her hand embroidered panels encompass images and text pulled from memories, traumas, confusions, and artifacts. This body of work invites the viewer to travel through an unflinching navigation between memory and pace.
Julia Caston creates interactive experiences for people based on concepts of belonging, privilege, humor, compassion, and interpersonal communication. Her practice encompasses drawing, sculpture, and performance art.
Raleigh native André Leon Gray is a self-trained artist who works in a variety of media to examine the impact of history on present day power structures and social hierarchies. He transforms mundane objects and materials into powerful social commentaries to encourage conversations among his diverse audience.