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Bob Jones lives and works in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Recent exhibitions include Stone White Vinegar, Tree House Gallery, 2012. Mountains and Matter, 65GRAND, Chicago, IL in 2011. The Witching Hour, University Galleries, Illinois State University, Normal, IL in 2010. Recent group exhibitions include Across the Wounded Galaxies, Heavy Brow Gallery, Bloomington, IL in 2011; IAAFBJHMJNMOMRSATSW, Fountain Studios, Brooklyn, NY and Reduced and Reclaimed-Gina Alvarez and Bob Jones, Dog and Pony Projects, Buffalo, NY in 2010; Greynbow, Horse Trader Gallery, Brooklyn, NY and Artists Run Chicago, Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago in 2009. Jones' work has been written about in ArtSlant, Bad at Sports, Beautiful Decay and Newcity. He is represented by 65GRAND in Chicago, IL.
Brion Nuda Rosch
Brion Nuda Rosch, 35, is an artist, curator, and educator living and working in San Francisco. He is a 2010 Pantone Color of the Year Award winner, a Richard C. Diebenkorn Teaching Fellowship Finalist, a SFMOMA SECA Finalist, and 2009 San Francisco Artadia Award winner. Rosch is represented by Eli Ridgway in San Francisco, and DCKT Contemporary in New York. He combines his studio practice with the curatorial direction of Hallway Projects including the One-Day Artist Residency Program, and the visual art reference blog Something Home Something. Recent exhibits include Bay Area Now 6 at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, Isn't It Obvious? at the San Francisco Arts Commission Gallery, Material Deposits at The Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, the Armory Show in New York and solo exhibits at Eli Ridgway Gallery, Greg Kucera Gallery and Toves Galleri, Copenhagen, Denmark.
Eli Ridgway Gallery
Carey Lin earned her M.F.A. from the University of Chicago in 2007 and served as a Teaching Fellow in the UChicago Department of Visual Arts in 2008. Originally from Florida, Carey now lives and works in San Francisco, where she co-directs the Royal NoneSuch Gallery in Oakland's Temescal distrct. She is also the recipient of a 2011 Alternative Exposure grant from Southern Exposure for Stairwell's, a roving curatorial project that includes temporary site-specific exhibitions, publications, and off-site excursions.
John Phillip Abbott
John Phillip Abbott lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico with his wife and two dogs where he teaches painting and drawing part-time at the University of New Mexico and works at a safe home for runaway and homeless youth. He received his BFA from Western New Mexico University in Silver City, NM in 2002 and received his MFA from the University of Wisconsin in 2007. Abbott has shown his work at Ebersmoore in Chicago, Galerie VanDerStegen in Paris, France and Galerie Urbane in Marfa, Texas.
Joshua Abelow is represented by James Fuentes in New York. He has upcoming solo exhibitions at Sorry We're Closed, Brussels and Brand New Gallery, Milan. You can find Abelow online here ART BLOG ART BLOG.
Justin Clifford Rhody
Justin Clifford Rhody is a photographer working with 35mm film in the physical world. His first collection of photographs, "Sliding Glass Door", was recently published by Bathetic Records. He is currently living in an '87 Volvo, traveling and photographing the United States and Central America.
Samantha Bittman received her BFA in Textiles from the Rhode Island School of Design in 2004 and MFA in Painting and Drawing from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2010. Recent exhibitions include Thomas Robertello Gallery, Chicago, The Green Gallery East, Milwaukee, David Castillo Gallery, Miami, 65Grand, Chicago, Western Exhibitions, Chicago, Zolla/Lieberman Gallery, Chicago, Southfirst Gallery, Brooklyn, Threewalls, Chicago, and FFDG in San Francisco. In 2011 Bittman participated in the Skowhegan residency program, and in 2010 at Ox-Bow, Saugatuck, MI.
Seth Adelsberger has been living and working in Baltimore, MD since 2002. He is also Co-Director of Nudashank and publishes the painting tumblr "The Glaze."
Sofia Leiby is an artist and writer based in Chicago. She is a contributing editor of the media theory journal Pool and has recently exhibited at Alderman Exhibitions in Chicago and MermHaus in Portland.
Tatiana Berg (b. 1985, Washington D.C.) is a painter based in New York City. She is currently an MFA candidate at Columbia University.
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Here is recent work by 11 artists living in America. Variously conceived and executed it has in common a spaciousness of address that I find very attractive. Rather than reverse-engineering material to illustrate a central idea, these artists provide environments suitably nourishing for an audience to develop and evolve independently its own framework through which to see whatever they wish. This is both deeply generous and a rather shrewd risk. --PS
Peter Shear, 32, is a painter interested in the secret and persistent radicality of appearances.
Self-taught, he lives in Bloomington, Indiana.