Susan Silas is a dual American and Hungarian national who has built a diverse career as an artist during the past two decades. Her work includes video, photography, performance and writing as a means to express and integrate an artistic endeavor concerned with historical material, with rhythms of decay and the transformation of matter and more recently with the boundaries that define public and private selves. Her work has been exhibited in the United States and in Europe. It has been the subject of scholarly investigations in books, magazines and dissertation papers. She has received residential fellowships from the Ucross Foundation, Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, The Corporation of Yaddo and the MacDowell Colony. Her most recent solo exhibition was at CB1 Gallery in Los Angeles. She has solo exhibitions upcoming at CB1 Gallery in Los Angeles in September of 2013 and at Studio 10 in Bushwick in March of 2014 and a two person exhibition with artist Joy Episalla at Momenta Art in Bushwick, in March 2014. Silas received her B.A. in History at Reed College in Portland, Oregon and her M.F.A. in Fine Art at California Institute of the Arts in Valencia, California. She currently lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.
Toronto and NYC based Chrysanne Stathacos’ interdisciplinary art practice draws on photography, print making, book-works, video, installation, public art, and participatory interaction. She aims to make new connections between cultures, historical periods, technologies, and environmental issues, which mirror the human processes of change, hope, healing and mortality. Stathacos has exhibited her work extensively in museums, galleries, sculpture gardens, and public spaces internationally including The Wish Machine, presented by Creative Time in Grand Central Station, New York City. She received a 2001 award from the Japan Foundation, for The Wish Machine project, which enabled her to do creative research in India and Japan for six months. Her most recent public art projects include True Patriot Love for Nuit Blanche, Toronto, and Three Wishing Trees for the Bundesgartenschau 2011, in Koblenz Germany. Her work, Natural Wishing was selected by curator Amy Lipton for BioverCITY, as part of The 5×5 Project for the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities in 2012. Her installation and performance, Rose Mandala Mirror ( of Three Reflections), will be presented at the groundbreaking exhibition, The Temptation of AA Bronson at the Witte de With, Center for Contemporary Art, Rotterdam this fall. Stathacos is represented by Heike Strelow Gallery, Frankfurt, Germany.