Carla Fisher Schwartz is a visual artist and educator based in New Hampshire. Her studio practice investigates the relationship between the mapped image and contemporary notions of exploration, virtuality, and the simulated environment through print media, sculpture and video installation. Her art has been exhibited at venues including the Chicago Artists Coalition (Chicago, IL), the SUBMISSION Gallery (Chicago, IL), the Cleve Carney Gallery (Glen Ellyn, IL), ACRE Projects (Chicago, IL) and the Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum (St. Louis, MO). Recent residencies include Terrain Residency (Springfield, IL), ACRE Projects (Steuben, WI) and HATCH Projects (Chicago, IL). Schwartz received her MFA in Visual Arts from Washington University in St. Louis, where she was awarded the Bell Cramer Award in Printmaking, and her BA in Studio Art from the University of California, Santa Cruz. She is currently an instructor at the Institute of Art and Design at New England College.
Erika Lynne Hanson is an interdisciplinary artist, researcher, and educator whose work is rooted in textile practices. Her projects range from video to participatory public installations that actively engage with the notion of landscape. Currently Associate Professor of Textiles/Socially Engaged Practices at Arizona State University, Hanson received her MFA from California College of the Arts. Her work has been exhibited at spaces such as Form + Concept in Santa Fe, Field Projects in NYC, and the Tucson Museum of Art. Additionally, Hanson has participated in residency programs such as The Icelandic Textile Center, and The Wrangell Mountain Center in McCarthy, AK and received a Frontier Fellowship from Epicenter located in Green River, UT. These experiences support the ongoing dialogue with site-specific ecologies within her practice.
Hillary Wiedemann is a Chicago based artist and arts administrator. She received her MFA in Sculpture from California College of the Arts and a BFA in Glass from the Rhode Island School of Design. She has exhibited her work in Chicago, the San Francisco Bay Area, Los Angeles, Brooklyn, and internationally. She has taken part in residencies through ACRE Projects (Steuben, WI), SÍM (Reykjavik) and Hatch Projects (Chicago). Her work often stems from historical and contemporary scientific inquiry, particularly into visible and invisible spectra, space exploration, and solar oscillations. She is interested in the conflux of science and art, and the interconnectivity of the perception of space, place, and time.