Doppler PDX. HAlf. 2010
Avantika Bawa is an artist, curator, and academic. She has an MFA in Painting from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (1998) and a BFA in the same from the Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, India (1995). In April 2004 she was part of a team that launched Drain - Journal for Contemporary Art and Culture (www.drainmag.com).
She is currently Assistant Professor of Fine Arts at Washington State University, Vancouver, WA.
Andrew Boatright lives and works in Atlanta. He received his MFA in drawing and painting from Georgia State University in 2013. Boatright has exhibited at Art Aqua Miami, MOCA GA, Twin Kittens Gallery, and the Atlanta Contemporary Art Center.
Jaime Bull lives and works in Athens, GA. She received her MFA from the University of Georgia in 2013. She has exhibited locally at the Athens Institute for Contemporary Art, The Lyndon House Arts Center, Hotel Indigo Gallery, the Hudgens Center and the Mint Gallery. Bull is a recipient of the 2012-13 Willson Center for the Arts research grant for her thesis work Lady Beasts: An Investigation of Womanliness. She took part in a residency at the Vermont Studio School and she has just returned from a summer of making soft sculpture and costumes during a residency at the Bernheim Arboretum outside of Louisville, KY. She currently works as an Adjunct Professor at UGA teaching drawing and painting.
Doppler PDX. Higher Ground. 2010
Karl Burkheimer earned a Bachelor of Environmental Design in Architecture from North Carolina State University and an MFA in Craft and Material Studies from Virginia Commonwealth University. Formally the head of the Oregon College of Art and Craft (OCAC) Wood Department, Karl has been actively involved in the development of OCAC’s MFA programs, and was the Associate Chair within the Applied Craft + Design program.
Karl’s artistic practice is founded on an interest in labor and skill, reflecting many years of personal experience building objects and environments for both artistic and utilitarian purposes. His work has been exhibited nationally, including recent exhibitions at the Disjecta Interdisciplinary Art Center, the Museum of Contemporary Craft in Portland, Oregon, and the Society for Contemporary Craft in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. His critical writing has been published in Ceramic Monthly, and has received several awards of recognition as well as institutional funding, including a 2012 individual Artist Fellowship from the Oregon Arts Commission, a finalist for the 2013 Contemporary Northwest Art Awards at the Portland Art Museum, and a 2013 U.S.-Japan Creative Artist Fellowship.
Doppler PDX. A Panoramic View of the Cities Burning Below - The Second Colony. 2010
Brennan Conaway is an artist based in Portland, OR. He has a BFA from Oregon College of Art and Craft and a BA from San Francisco State University. Conaway has exhibited at PDX Gallery, Disjecta, ON Gallery, Milepost5, Museum of Contemporary Craft, Portland Building, Walters Cultural Arts Center, and Hoffman Gallery. Reviews of his work have appeared in Artweek, The Oregonian, and Portland Monthly. Conaway is also a founding member, curator and designer of the Nowhere Gallery - a nomadic art gallery that has been featured in the Willamette Week and the Oregonian
Henry Detweiler (b. 1989) is an artist, writer, and curator based in Atlanta, GA. His practice includes drawing, painting, sculpture, installation, and performance. His work has been featured in Hyperallergic, New American Paintings, and Emergency Index Vol. 3 from the Ugly Duckling Presse. He has work held in the permanent collections of the City of Atlanta Office of Cultural Affairs and the High Museum of Art Atlanta.
Craig Drennen, whose influences range from Marcel Duchamp to Ed Ruscha, has been called a wry conceptualist. In his work he combines abstraction with text and figural representation, and frequently references failed cultural productions from history. Between 2002 and 2007, he produced performances, videos, paintings, and drawings based on the unsuccessful 1984 movie Supergirl. Since then, he has been creating works based on the characters from Timon of Athens, the only play by Shakespeare not produced during his lifetime.
Larkin Ford spent his formative years in rural North Carolina and studied at UNC Asheville before relocating to Atlanta to pursue his MFA at Georgia State University. He has shown at the Callanwolde Fine Arts Center and Thomas Deans Gallery.
Jill Frank is a visual artist working primarily in photography. Frank relocated to Atlanta in 2011 to teach at Georgia State University. Her work tends to deal with the negotiation and indeterminacy of dominant social and cultural narratives. Recent projects investigate American “rites of passage,” and how they inform cultural status symbols and identity formation.
Frank received her BA in Photography from Bard College and her MFA in Studio Art from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago on a Merit Scholarship. Her work has shown nationally and internationally, and selected solo exhibitions include Contemporary Art Workshop, Chicago; Golden Gallery, Chicago; and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago. Recently, her work was featured on the cover of Art Papers, and her work was recently included in the exhibition at the Atlanta Contemporary Art Center: Teenage Paranormal Romance, curated by Hamza Walker. Frank was recently awarded a Working Artist Project grant through the Museum of Contemporary Art Georgia, which culminates in a solo exhibition in September of 2016.
Doppler PDX. See For Yourself: Experiential Prototypes. 2010
Phil Harris received an MFA in Imaging Arts from the Rochester Institute of Technology. He worked virtually exclusively as a photographer for over thirty years, exhibiting his work in numerous solo exhibitions throughout the United States and Europe. His work is held in many collections, public and private, including the Portland (Oregon) Art Museum, the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston, the Harry A. Ransom Collection of the University of Texas, the Bibliotheque Nationale (Paris), the Museum of the City of Lisbon, Portugal, among others. In recent years, Harris has begun to work with other two- and three-dimensional materials to address perceptual and philosophical concerns, including balance, imbalance, prosthesis, the interconnected nature of human existence, and the limits of individualism.
Doppler PDX. Moving, Still. 2009
Keenan Havens created a series of wall drawings using only sharpie paint pens and markers on the gallery walls. His process was on display to the public for two weeks as he worked to create a dialog between viewer and artist.
Alessandra Hoshor is an Atlanta-based multimedia artist. She is the former director of Non-Fiction Gallery and currently a catalyst for the curatorial experiment Nasty Cowboy. Her video work has been featured by Pitchfork TV, Paste Magazine, The Fader, Impose Magazine, Boston Hassle, and Consequence of Sound, among others. Alessandra has been an artist in residence at D’CLINIC Gallery (Lendava, Slovenia) and the Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts (Manhattan, NY).
Recently, she was featured in the OFFM Public Art Panels billboard exhibition in Frankfurt, DE and scored the short film, AEROSOL, for Jonathan Bouknight. She is currently working at ART PAPERS as Advertising Associate and developing an upcoming album release for her sound project, Pamela_ and her sons.
Meredith Kooi (b 1985, Chicago, IL) is a visual and performance artist working in installation, sound, transmission art, video, and photography as well as writing and movement. Her recent work creates layered installations of video, sound, photography, and text to defamiliarize and estrange our everyday environments in order to illuminate the existential peculiarity of being. Many venues across Atlanta have hosted her performance and installation work including including Eyedrum, MINT Gallery, High Museum of Art, The Goat Farm Arts Center, Mammal Gallery, art|DBF, Kibbee Gallery, and Big House. She is a Hambidge Fellow, a recipient of the 2014 – 2015 Emerging Artist Award given by the Atlanta Office of Cultural Affairs, and a artist-in-residency with The Creatives Project.
She is also engaged in curatorial projects, and in 2014 founded ALTERED MEANS, an amorphous, experimental curatorial platform that hosts exhibitions, live music, and performances as well as publishes printed matter. Since 2011 she has been the editor for Radius, a Chicago-based experimental radio broadcast platform. With Radius, she has been a visiting artist at ACRE Residency (Chicago & Steuben, WI), an artist-in-residence at Elsewhere (Greensboro, NC), received a Propeller Fund grant for the 2014 series GRIDS, and forged broadcast partnerships with Kunstradio (Vienna, Austria), WFMU's Free Music Archive (Jersey City, NJ), and Wave Farm (Acra, NY) among others.
She is currently pursuing a PhD in the Graduate Institute of the Liberal Arts at Emory where she teaches classes in Visual and Performance Studies.
Laila Kouri currently resides in Atlanta GA where she recently graduated from the Savannah College of Art and Design with an MFA in painting. She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts from Arizona State University in Intermedia- concentration, Mixed Media. Kouri is not a traditional painter, she calls herself a collector of things: objects and ideas and it is with these things that she creates her work. Now graduated, Kouri plans to continue her studies, to attain a PHD in Art Theory. However, Kouri is not all academic, in her free time she can be found either at thrift stores collecting a little bit of everything or simply walking around town documenting the Atlanta graffiti scene.
Brittainy Lauback was born in Columbus Ohio in 1978. She received an MFA from the University of Georgia in 2014 and an BFA from the University of New Mexico in 2003. Her work has been shown at the Georgia Museum of Art, Gallery 72, ATHICA, Gallery Hotel Indigo, Slow Exposures, Mostra in Italy. She lives works in Athens, GA.
Michelle Laxalt, from Reno, Nevada, is a Welch Fellow pursuing her MFA degree in Ceramics at the Ernest G. Welch School of Art and Design at Georgia State University in Atlanta. Her mixed-media sculptures are made from specific materials that reference myths, rituals, and superstitions from her past. Laxalt’s work has been exhibited locally and nationally in juried and invitational exhibitions.
Ben B Lee
Raised throughout the South and Midwest, Ben B Lee settled in Atlanta, GA where he currently studies and practices his work in Photography. His work has been seen in galleries such as Mint Gallery (Atlanta), Fulcrum Gallery (Columbus), and published in ACP’s Inspired Georgia. His work blurs the line of Photography and mark making, constructing visual collisions of memories in an effort to cope with feelings of loss.
Nick Madden is an artist living and working in Decatur, Georgia. He received a BFA in Drawing and Painting from the University of Georgia in 2002. Since 2005 he has been teaching art to young people around Atlanta. Madden’s work has been featured at galleries including MINT, Beep Beep, WonderRoot, and ATHICA. He is a Hambidge Fellow, a resident of The Creatives Project, and a current Walthall Fellow. In February of 2015 he had his second solo show at Eyedrum, I’ll Die High, which dealt with the failing health of his parents. Nick makes large-scale, emotional, interactive and kinetic sculptures that come to life when the audience touches them.
Doppler PDX. Constrain to Vertical. 2010
Brenda Mallory is a Pacific Northwest College of Art graduate. She has received grants from the Eiteljor Museum, Oregon Arts Commission, Regional Arts & Culture Council, and the Foundation for Contemporary Art in New York. Her mixed media sculpture and installations have been exhibited nationally.
Steve Morrison received his BFA (Illustration) in 2006, and his MFA (Painting) in 2015. His studio practice involves animated gifs, figurative painting, social media, early cinema, computer glitches, theatrical design, culinary exploration, alchemy, and folk magic. Using paint, animation, digital processes, and sculpture, his art enacts the tragicomic theater of impermanence. Morrison currently resides in Atlanta.
Doppler PDX. 2009
Namuh Design explored what happens when thoughtfully designed products are placed in a "gallery" setting. Namuh Design has now transitioned into Revolution House Design.
Stephanie Pharr is an Atlanta-based performance artist, photographer and archivist who has performed throughout the United States and exhibited internationally. Their work engages symbolic and ritual space through intuitive play, gesture and task-based action. They reflect on the possibilities and boundaries within relationships, identity and desire in the context of personal and collective modes of expression. Pharr has been named one of Atlanta’s top 30 under 30 artists by ArtsATL and has become one of twelve Walthall Fellows for 2014-2015. Pharr is currently working and making art abroad.
Trevor Reese (b. 1979 Augusta, GA) lives and works in Atlanta. He is a recipient of the Dean's Fellowship at GSU, where he is currently pursuing his MFA in Sculpture. Reese has been included in exhibitions at PS122 and Mixed Greens Gallery in New York City, Delaware Center for Contemporary Art in Wilmington, DE; Athens Institute for Contemporary Art, in Athens, GA; The Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis in St. Louis, MO, among others. Most recently, Reese's work was included in MIDDLE curated by Candice Greathouse at Gallery 72 in Atlanta, as well as Uncanny Valley curated by Mika Yoshitake in East Tennessee State University.
Doppler PDX. Passage. 2010
Ben Stagl earned his MFA from the School of the Art Institute in 2011, where he studied Digital Fabrication. His continued presence as an Industrial Designer, and New Media Artist has earned him numerous honors and inclusions in publications ranging from: The Oregonian, the Chicago Sun Times, and the New York Times. His artworks have been presented in galleries both nationally and internationally, and he currently serves as Director of Product Development at West Supply, a design house and industrial arts center located in Chicago, IL and as Principle Designer at ChiLab Design Studios.
Doppler PDX. Cover. 2010
Holly A. Senn is known for her sculptures and installations created from discarded library books. She received a M.L.I.S. from the University of California, Berkeley, and a B.A. from Mills College. Recent installations include “Scavenged” at Kittredge Gallery in Tacoma, “Inhabit” at Gallery @ the Jupiter in Portland; “Link” at Tollefson Plaza in Tacoma; and “Cover” at Doppler PDX in Portland. Awards include the Artist Trust Grant for Artists Projects and the Tacoma Arts Commission’s Tacoma Artists Initiative Program grant. Since 2001 Senn has lived and worked in Tacoma, Washington. In addition to working as an artist, she is a librarian at Pacific Lutheran University.
Tori Tinsley (b. 1980) received her BFA in Painting and Drawing from the University of Michigan, MAAT in Art Therapy from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and is currently pursuing her MFA in Painting and Drawing from Georgia State University. Over the past two years, she has served as research assistant for ART PAPERS magazine, artist assistant to Pam Longobardi in Greece, and intern at BurnAway magazine. In the summer of 2014, she was a fellow resident at Hambidge and will be attending the Vermont Studio Center in 2016. This past spring, her first solo exhibition was held at WonderRoot Gallery and she is planning a second at Eyedrum Art and Music Gallery for next year.
Doppler PDX. New Things + Drawings. 2010
Travis Townsend studied at Kutztown University and Virginia Commonwealth University (MFA, 2000) and has presented solo exhibitions at Washington State University, Manifest Gallery (Cincinnati), Bloomsburg University (PA), Doppler PDX (Portland), the Southwest School of Art (San Antonio), Weston Gallery (Cincinnati), Georgetown College (KY), and the New Arts Program (PA). New American Paintings, the Manifest International Drawing Annual, and The Penland Book of Woodworking have recently published images of his work. Travis has received awards from the American Craft Council, the Kentucky Arts Council, and the Virginia A. Groot Foundation.
He teaches drawing, concepts, and art criticism at Eastern Kentucky University and occasionally teaches sculpture workshops at Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts. Ongoing projects include drawings and collaborative installations with the SmithTownsendCollaborative.