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Jan Avgikos

Residency Faculty

Jan Avgikos is an art critic and historian who is based in New York City. She is a contributing editor with Artforum, where she regularly publishes reviews. She is widely published, and her writings appear internationally in magazines, museum catalogs, and anthologies...

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Andy Graydon

June 2020 Faculty Advisor

The work of American artist Andy Graydon explores experiences of absence and displacement, such as those encountered in travel, in writing and in recording. This work across media has been exhibited, screened...

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Ben Sloat

Program Director

Ben Sloat earned a BA from UC Berkeley and an MFA from Tufts University/School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. His work has been exhibited at the 13th Havana Biennial, Matanzas, Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Copenhagen, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts...

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Craig Stockwell

June 2020 Guest Critic (available for advising)

Craig Stockwell has shown his drawings and paintings extensively in New England and nationally including the Boston MFA, Nielsen Gallery in Boston, The Fitchburg Museum, Moma PS1, The Painting Center in NY, Spheris Gallery in Vermont and...

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Makeda Best

Residency Faculty (available for studio mentoring)

Scholar, artist, and curator, Best is the Richard L. Menschel Curator of Photography at the Harvard Art Museums. Previously, Best has been faculty at the California College of Art and the University of Vermont, and an...

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Alex Jackson

Residency Faculty

Alex Jackson is originally from Kenosha, WI and currently lives and works in New Haven, CT. He attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison for his BFA and received his MFA from Yale University in 2017.

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Laurel Sparks

Residency Faculty

Sparks is a Brooklyn-based painter whose work embodies geometric symbol systems and the transmitting potential of pattern and materiality. She holds an MFA from Bard College and a BFA from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts and Tufts University in Boston, MA.

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Oliver Wasow

Residency Faculty

Oliver Wasow is a fine art photographer living and working in Rhinebeck, NY. He received his BA from Hunter College and his Master’s Degree from the Transart Institute in Austria. His work is currently represented by Theodore: Art Gallery in NYC.

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Deborah Davidson

Residency Faculty

Deborah Davidson is an artist, curator and educator. She received her MFA from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts/Tufts University and BA from Binghamton University. She is founder and director of Catalyst Conversations, devoted to the dialogue between art and science.

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Peter Rostovsky

Residency Faculty

Peter Rostovsky is a Russian-born artist and writer who works in a variety of disciplines that include painting, sculpture, installation, and digital art. His many projects attempt to bridge the gap between painting and conceptual art.

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Stuart Steck

Residency Faculty

Stuart is currently the Interim Associate Dean and Director of Integrated Studies at Lesley University’s College of Art and Design. Over the course of his career, Steck has worked as both a curator and academic. Although he was originally trained in the field of decorative arts...

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Deb Todd Wheeler

Residency Faculty

Deb Todd Wheeler generates discreetly intimate experiences through interactive installations, objects, and participatory gatherings. Raised by musicians, and trained as a material craftsman, she has an interest in both antiquated and new technologies, and an...

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