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Alex Gartelman and Jonas Sebura

Alex Gartelmann lives and works in Fox Point, WI. He is half of the collaborative Sebura & Gartelmann with Jonas Sebura.

Along with Jonas Sebura and artist Emily Duke, the three run the curatorial project space Blue Room in Sheboygan, WI

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Matthew F Fisher

Matthew F Fisher is a collaborative artist and represented by Taymour Grahne Projects and Ochi Projects

Matthew F Fisher


Matthew Fisher

Matthew Fisher



glo is an Atlanta-based Southern women, artist-led intersectionality-centered platform founded by choreographer lauri stallings that uses movement and creative practices to raise consciousness, repair communities, create change, and bring forth social impact through ongoing actions. Choreography is the soul of our work, breaking down barriers, lifting society from below. Our platform believes every body plays a central role for engaging deeply with notions of transformation and identity. Rooted in community mapping and a hybridity of forms, our collaboratively-devised work emphasizes interconnectedness, solidarity networks, and place-based forms of knowledge, for long-term healing of the great wounds in our bodies.

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James J. Ogborn

James J. Ogburn (b. 1974) is a US-born composer, conductor, author, and teacher whose works have been featured at over two-dozen festivals and season concert programs in Thailand, the People’s Republic of China, Indonesia, Great Britain, the Czech Republic, Spain, Poland, Germany, Italy, and throughout the U.S. He has been Resident Artist at festivals and organizations, including the “International Opera Course – Giacomo Puccini,” “Del Mar College Music Symposium,” Wichita State University, University of Kansas, Thailand Philharmonic Orchestra, and many others. Dr. Ogburn received Composition & Theory degrees from Central Washington University (B.M., 2004), and the University of Pittsburgh (M.A., 2006 & Ph.D., 2009). From 2009-2015, he was Chair of Composition and Theory at Mahidol University College of Music (Bangkok, Thailand), as well as Director of Enclave Ensemble, Program Manager of the Thailand International Composition Festival, Director of the Young Thai Artist Award, and Researcher for the Thailand Philharmonic Orchestra (TPO). Currently, he is Associate Professor of Composition and Theory at the Schwob School of Music of Columbus State University. For more information and to hear recordings of his music, please visit:


James Ogborn Opera


Ge Orthof

Gê Orthof is a professor in the Visual Arts Department at Universidade de Brasília. As a Pos-Doc and visiting artist, he attended Penn State University and The Museum of Fine Arts, Tufts University, Boston. Doctorate in Visual Arts at Columbia University, New York City. Selected prizes and scholarships include FULBRIGHT, New York City. CNI–Marcantonio Vilaça Award, PIPA Prize nomine, FUNARTE Award, 1st. Prize (Grand Prize) 24th International Artist Competition, Berlin.

Orthof’s recent solo exhibitions include Canberra Contemporary Art Space, Australia, 2019, Luciana Caravello Arte Contemporânea, Rio de Janeiro, 2019, John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, Wisconsin, EUA, 2017, “Many-splendoured thing”, The Portico Library, Manchester, United Kingdom, 2016. His recent group exhibitions include 13ª Bienal Mercosul, 2022, “Touching Absence” Nieuw Dakota, Amsterdam: 2021/2022, “Viberations”, Illges Gallery of Columbus State University, 2020. “Rumor”, Conjunto Caixa Cultural, 2019. Una pos-modernidad periférica, Fundación Klemm, Buenos Aires, 2018, Bienal do Porto, Portugal, 2018, Winners of 5º Prêmio Marcantonio Vilaça, Brasília, Belo Horizonte, Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo, Curitiba, Recife e Manchester, 2016, “Behind the sun” Home Art Center, Manchester, Great Britain, 2016, 10ª Bienal Mercosul, 2015

Orthof, Gê – John Michael Kohler Arts Center (


Saya Woolfalk

Saya Woolfalk (Japan, 1979) is a New York based artist who uses science fiction and fantasy to re-imagine the world in multiple dimensions. With the multi year projects No Place, The Empathics, and ChimaTEK, Woolfalk has created the world of the Empathics, a fictional race of women who are able to alter their genetic make-up and fuse with plants. With each body of work, Woolfalk continues to build the narrative of these women's lives, and questions the utopian possibilities of cultural hybridity.

She has exhibited at museums, galleries, and alternative spaces throughout Asia, Europe and the United States including solo exhibitions at the Montclair Art Museum, Montclair, NJ (2012); the Chrysler Museum of Art, Norfolk, VA (2014); the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco (2014); SCAD Museum, Savannah, GA (2016); Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse, NY (2016); Sheldon Museum of Art, Lincoln, NE (2016); the Mead Museum of Art, Amherst, MA (2017) and group shows at the Studio Museum in Harlem; MoMA PS1, Long Island City, NY; the Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh, PA., the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, among many others.

Works by the artist are in the collections of major institutions including, among others, the Whitney Museum of American Art; the Mead Art Museum, the Weatherspoon Art Museum; the Newark Museum; the Chrysler Museum of Art; and the Seattle Art Museum where her major multi-media installation, commissioned and acquired by the Museum, is on extended view. Solo exhibitions of works by Saya Woolfalk are also currently on view at the Nelson-Atkins Museum, Kansas City, MO (through September 1, 2019) and the Kohler Art Center, Sheboygan, WI (through August 18, 2019).

Woolfalk is the recipient of numerous honors, awards, and commissions. She has delivered numerous public lectures at museums and universities throughout the United States including a recent TED X Talk. She is represented by Leslie Tonkonow Artworks + Projects, New York and teaches in MFA program at Yale School of Art as well as in the BFA and MFA programs at Parsons: The New School for Design

Saya Woolfalk


Saya Woolfalk

Saya Woolfalk

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