Peter Baldes received his M.F.A. from Alfred University's Integrated Electronic Arts program in 2001. His work ranges from installation and sculpture to print and internet artworks. He has been teaching media courses at VCU for the past 6 years.
Cara Benedetto is an artist and writer. She studied at the Tamarind Institute of Lithography and received an MFA from Columbia University. She has exhibited at Chapter NY, Night Gallery LA, Metro Pictures, Art In General NY, Museum of Modern Art Warsaw, and MOCA Cleveland. Her writing has been published with Badlands, C Magazine, Sleek Magazine, Area Sneaks, Qui Parle, The Third Rail, and Halmos. She was a 2013-2015 fellow at Akademie Schloss Solitude, Stuttgart, where she published an experimental romance novel, The Coming of Age. She was the recipient of the Rema Hort Mann Emerging Artist Grant in 2014. She is the editor of Contemporary Print Handbook, a printmaking textbook for Universities, launching in the spring of 2016. She is an Assistant Professor in print media at Virginia Commonwealth University.
Ruth Bolduan received B.A. and M.F.A. degrees from The American University in Washington, DC. She has been awarded Artist Residencies at Cité Internationale des Arts in Paris and Self-Help Graphic Arts Center in Los Angeles. Solo exhibitions include Anton Gallery in Washington, DC and Monterey, California; 1708 Gallery in Richmond, Virginia; and Open Studio at the Glasgow School of Art in Scotland. Other exhibitions include Page Bond Gallery in Richmond, District of Columbia Arts Center, Galerie Ponce Boscarino in Paris, Flor de Luna Art Center in Los Angeles, The Painting Center and Jim Diaz Gallery in New York, Institute of Contemporary Art in San Jose, California, Museo Pedro de Osma in Lima, Peru, China World Trade Center in Beijing, and the Tretyakov Museum in Moscow. Publications include an artist book with Alberto Casiraghy, Frammento di Dante, published by Edizioni Pulcinoelefante in Osnago/Milan. Public collections include the National Museum of Women in the Arts, the American University Museum, Capital One Corporation, and the University of Richmond Modlin Art Center.
Sally Bowring is a native New Yorker currently living in Richmond, VA. Ms. Bowring teaches painting at Virginia Commonwealth University. Recipient of the Virginia Museum of Fine Art Professional Fellowship and the Theresa Pollak Visual Arts Awards 2003-2004, Sally Bowring is represented by Reynolds Gallery, in Richmond, VA. Her artwork has been exhibited extensively nationally and internationally.
Hope Ginsburg (b. 1974) is a Richmond, VA based artist whose project-based work is informed by curiosity about the natural world, knowledge exchange and a deep interest in materials (especially fiber & textiles).
Ginsburg’s background is in sculpture and performance. She holds a BFA in Sculpture from Tyler School of Art (1996) and a Master of Science in Visual Studies from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (2007). She has exhibited her work at venues such as MoMA P.S.1, The Baltimore Museum of Art, Wexner Center for the Arts, SculptureCenter, Socrates Sculpture Park, American Fine Arts, and Kunst-Werke. In addition, she has had solo exhibitions at CUE Art Foundation, the Julia Friedman Gallery and Parlour Projects, as well as Solvent Space in Richmond.
In the fall of 2007 she became Assistant Professor in the Art Foundation and Painting & Printmaking departments at VCUarts. The headquarters for her artwork, Sponge (2006-present) is located at the VCUarts Anderson Gallery.
A 2011 Art Matters fellowship enabled her to learn to scuba dive so that she could see sea-sponges firsthand. Ginsburg recently completed a project for the 9th Mercosul Biennial in Porto Alegre, Brazil, investigating freshwater sponges, as well as and natural dyeing, for the first time.
Reni Gower is a Professor in the Painting and Printmaking Department at Virginia Commonwealth University. She has exhibited extensively, nationally and internationally for over 25 years. Her work is represented in several collections including the Library of Congress Print Collection; Pleasant Company / Mattel, Inc; Media General, Inc; and Capital One.
Ron Johnson received his Bachelor of Fine Arts in Painting and Drawing from the Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio in 1999. He went on the attend Virginia Commonwealth University, earning his Master of Fine Arts in Painting and Printmaking in 2003. Johnson has exhibited widely both nationally and internationally. His work has been shown at Reynolds Gallery in Richmond, VA; Garth Greenan Gallery in New York City; Duane Reed, in St Louis, MO; Angela Meleca Gallery in Columbus, Ohio; Galerie Pitch in Paris, France; White Elephant Gallery in Paris, France; the Maison d’art Actuel des Chartreux in Brussells, Belgium: and at the Musee Beaux Arts in Amilly, France, among others. Johnson was a resident at the Ucross Foundation Residency in Clearmont, Wyoming in 2004 and at the Cite Internationale des Arts in Paris, France in 2002.
Holly Morrison accepted her current appointment as Associate Professor in the Department of Painting & Printmaking at Virginia Commonwealth University in 2005. Prior to her appointment at VCU, she taught at the Cleveland Institute of Art, Cleveland, OH; Moore College of Art and Design, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Kutztown University, Kutztown, Pennsylvania; Kansas City Art institute, Kansas City, Missouri; Rutgers University, Camden, New Jersey; and at the Adult Correctional Institution, Cranston, Rhode Island. She has been a visiting artist, lecturer or guest instructor at institutions across the Unites States and abroad including the Lacoste School of the Arts, Lacoste, France; Notre Dame University; South Bend, Indiana; Chautauqua Institution, Chautauqua, New York; Cranbrook Academy of Art and Design, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan; Wooster College, Wooster, Ohio; San Antonio Art Institute, San Antonio, Texas, and Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio. Morrison has printed editions for nationally recognized artists Tony Fitzpatrick, Joanne Greenbaum, Mary Beth Edelson, Sebastiaan Bremer, and Alice Aycock. She received her MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art in 1982 and a BFA from the Kansas City Art Institute in 1978. Morrison has received fellowships from McDowell Colony, and The Headlands Center for the Arts. In 1998, she was awarded the Cleveland Arts Prize in Visual Arts. Morrison received a Virginia Commission on the Arts Fellowship in 2006. She was awarded Ohio Arts Council Individual Artist Grants in 1999 and 2003. She received a 2002 Artist’s Project Grant from the Ohio Arts Council to support the publishing of “The Extinguishing of Stars”, a limited edition artists’ book created in collaboration with Carolyn Fraser.
Morrison's work is included in public and private collections across the United States such as the Cleveland Public Library, Cleveland, Ohio; the Cranbrook Academy of Art Museum, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan; the Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit, Michigan; the Federal Reserve Bank, Cleveland, Ohio; the Nelson Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, Missouri; Newport Harbor Art Museum, Newport Beach, California; Progressive Corporation, Cleveland, Ohio; TIAA-CREF, Saint Louis, Missouri; and the Wesleyan University Museum of Art, Middletown, Connecticut .
Morrison’s work has been exhibited in group or solo exhibitions at the Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago, IL; the Akron Art Museum, Akron, Ohio; Hallwalls Gallery, Buffalo, New York; Weston Gallery, Cincinnati, Ohio; the College of Wooster Art Museum, Ebert Art Center, Wooster, Ohio; the Corcoran Gallery, Washington, D.C.; the Artists’ House, Jerusalem, Israel; the Cleveland Center for Contemporary Art, Cleveland, OH; the William Busta Gallery, Cleveland, Ohio; The Riffe Gallery, Columbus, Ohio; the San Antonio Art Institute, San Antonio, Texas and Cranbrook Art Museum, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan.
Javier Tapia was born in Lima, Peru in 1957. The path of this Peruvian born artist, who became a painter after pursuing studies in Industrial Engineering and Communications at the University of Lima during the 1970’s, has been significant in the United States. He studied Fine Arts (Painting) in the art program of Santa Monica College in Los Angeles, California. He earned his Bachelors and Master’s degree at the University of Texas at Austin, where he graduated with highest honors. He has been awarded several grants and scholarships; has participated in numerous International and National exhibitions. His work belongs in the collections of The National Museum of Peru, The Ogden Museum of Southern Art in New Orleans, The Museum Pedro de Osma in Lima, Peru. His work is represented by Reynolds Gallery in Richmond, Virginia. He is currently an Associate Professor of painting and drawing in the Department of Painting and Printmaking at Virginia Commonwealth University, where he has been teaching for the past 19 years.
Gregory Volk is a New York-based art critic and freelance curator. He writes regularly for Art in America, and his articles and reviews have also appeared in many other publications, including Parkett and Sculpture. Among his recent contributions to exhibition catalogues are essays on Joan Jonas (Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona, 2007), Bruce Nauman (Milwaukee Art Museum, 2006), Ayse Erkmen (Venice Biennale, 2011), and Sanford Biggers (Brooklyn Museum, 2011). His essay on Vito Acconci is featured in Vito Acconci: Diary of a Body, 1969-1973, published by Charta in 2007. Together with Sabine Russ, Gregory Volk has curated numerous exhibitions, including Agitation and Repose at Tanya Bonakdar Gallery in New York, Public Notice: Paintings in Laumeier Sculpture Park in St. Louis, and Surface Charge at the Anderson Gallery in Richmond, Virginia. Gregory Volk received his B.A. from Colgate University and his M.A. from Columbia University.
Hilary Wilder is an artist who works in painting, installation, and video. She is the recipient of numerous awards, including a Guggenheim Fellowship, a grant from the Pollock-Krasner Foundation, and a Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Professional Fellowship. Wilder has exhibited work in solo exhibitions at venues that include The Suburban (Oak Park, Illinois), Open Satellite (Seattle), the Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, and Devin Borden Gallery (Houston), and in group exhibitions throughout the US. Her videos have been screened at festivals at the University of Southern California, The Pacific Film Archive, and the Chicago International Film Festival, among others. She has recently participated in artist residencies at the Ucross Foundation, the Jentel Foundation, and at the Association of Icelandic Visual Artists (SIM) in Reykjavik. In 2004, she completed a two-year fellowship as both a Visual Artist resident and a Critical Studies resident in the Core Program at the Museum of Fine Arts Houston. In addition, she has written catalogue essays for exhibitions at the Museum of Fine Arts Houston, the Dallas Museum of Art, and the Rice University Art Gallery. Wilder received her M.F.A. from the University of Wisconsin - Madison in 2001.