About the Artists
ETHAN GREEN (lives and works in Brooklyn, NY) received his BFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Select exhibitions include Moonrover Gallery, Brooklyn, NY; Barc College at Simon's Rock, Great Barrinton, MA; Patton-Malott Gallery, Snowmass Village, Co; International Print Triennial, Belgrade, Serbia; and Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago, IL. He is a recipient of the Anderson Ranch Arts Center Artist Resicency, CO; and Kala Art Institute Artist Residency, CA.
SHADI HAROUNI (b. 1985, Hamedan, Iran; lives and worksin Tehran, Iran and New York, NY) received her MFA from New York University and BA from University of Southern California. She has participated in residencies and exhibited internationally including Art Wall, Prague, Czech Republic; Court Gallery, Abu Dhabi, UAE; Socrates Sculpture Park, Long Island City, NY; The Sleeping Museum, Paris France; and Hirsch Home, Karlsruhe, Germany.
JEAN MASON (b. 1989, Bryn Mawr, PA; lives and works in New York, NY) received her BA from Dartmouth College. She is a printmaker and textile designer who recently designed knitwear for the fashion startup Ohlin/D, and is designing her own line of sarees. Her work can be viewed at jeanmasonPRINT.com.
FELIX PLAZA (b. 1946, Santurce, Puerto Rico; lives and works in New York, NY) received a Fine Art Certificate from New York Phoenix School of Design. Select solo and group exhibitions include Exit Art, New York, NY; 2B Gallery, Budapest, Hungary; Dieu Donne, New York, NY; Brooklyn Public Library, NY; and Donnell Library, NY. He is a former participant of Printline Exchange Residency, Belgrade, Yugoslavia and has work included in many private collections.
LINDA PLOTKIN (b. Milwaukee, Wisconsin; lives and works in New York, NY) received her MFA from Pratt Institute and BA from University of Wisconsin. Select group exhibitions include Walter Wickiser Gallery, New York, NY; 222 Shelby Street Gallery, Santa Fe, NM; Gallery 225, New York, NY; and a commission portfolio for Pennsylvania State University Rare Books Collection. Her work is included in private and public collections including Metropolitan Museum of Art, Museum of Modern Art, Brooklyn Museum of Art, Albright Knox Gallery, Philadelphia Museum, and Yale University Museum of Art.
LINA PUERTA (b. in Englewood, NJ; raised in Colombia; lives and works in New York, NY) received her BA from Wells College and MS from Queens College. Select solo and group exhibitions include Praxis International Gallery, New York; The Sage Colleges: Opalka Gallery, Albany, NY; Taller Boricua, New York, NY; Tribes Gallery, New York, NY; and Kunsthalle Projects, Brooklyn, NY. She is a recipient of the Materials for the Arts Artist Residency, Rema Hort Mann Foundation Grant, and Smack Mellon Artist Studio Program Fellowship.
LAIMAH OSMAN (b. 1975, Kabul, Afghanistan; lives and works in Brooklyn, NY) received her MFA from Pratt Institute and BFA from Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University. She is the recipient of the Community Arts Re-grant Program of the Greater New York Arts Development Fund; co-founder of The Persian Poetry Project, and participant of the 2010 Southern Graphics Conference Print Exchange, Philagrafika, Philadelphia, PA.
MAIA CRUZ PALILEO (b. 1979, Chicago, IL; lives and works in Brooklyn, NY) received her MFA at Brooklyn College, City University of New York, and her BA at Mount Holyoke College. Solo exhibitions include Cuchifritos Gallery and Project Space, New York, NY; and Soapbox Gallery, Brooklyn, NY. Select group exhibitions include Taymour Grahne Gallery, New York, NY; Old American Can Factory, Brooklyn, NY; Dixon Place, New York, NY; and Chashama, Brooklyn, NY. She is a recipient of the Rema Hort Mann Foundation Emerging Artist Grant, Joan Mitchell Foundation MFA Award, and Astaea Visual Arts Fund Award.
SARAH SMITH (b. 1990, Ruidoso, NM; lives and works in New York, NY) received her BFA from Parsons, The New School for Design. Select exhibitions include Shelia C. Johnson Design Center, New York, NY; Aronson Gallery, New York, NY; and The Greenpoint Gallery, Brooklyn, NY.
About the Curator
Dahlia Elsayed (www.dahliaelsayed.com) is an artist and writer who makes text and image based work that synthesizes an internal and external experience of place, connecting the ephemeral to the concrete. Her fictional landscapes take the form of narrative paintings, installations and performance and use image and language to continuously modify each other. Her work has been exhibited at galleries and institutions throughout the US and internationally, including the 12th Cairo Biennale, Robert Miller Gallery, BravinLee Programs, The New Jersey State Museum and Aljira Center for Contemporary Art. Her work has been recognized with awards from awards from the Joan Mitchell Foundation, the Edward Albee Foundation, Visual Studies Workshop, Headlands Center for the Arts, and The NJ State Council on the Arts. She received her MFA from Columbia University and is Assistant Professor of Humanities at CUNY LaGuardia Community College in New York.