Daniel A. Walzer is an Assistant Professor of Music at the University of Massachusetts Lowell. Walzer received his MFA from Academy of Art University in San Francisco, his MM from the University of Cincinnati, and his BM from Bowling Green State University. Originally trained as a jazz percussionist, Walzer has composed music for a range of small ensembles, solo instruments, and soundscape pieces for fixed media. Walzer recently won the 2016 360 Jazz Composer’s Initiative from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and had premieres by the Adelphi University Flute Ensemble and a saxophone duet at the New Music at the Bayou Festival. Additionally, some of Walzer’s recent electroacoustic work appears on the Janus Music and Sound Label. Walzer recently completed his doctorate from the University of the Cumberlands.
Rachel Stott was educated at Wells Cathedral School and read music at Churchill College, Cambridge. While a post-graduate student at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama she was commissioned by the London Park Lane Group for their Purcell Room series. Subsequently her works have been performed at the London South Bank, Wigmore Hall and St James’ Piccadilly, festivals in the UK and abroad in Europe, USA and Japan. She has produced a CD of new music, Airborne, a collection of contemporary settings of British and American poetry by contemporary British composers, and written a series for BBC Radio 3 entitled Harmony and Invention. Her first string quartet, Quiet Earth, was commissioned for performance by the Fitzwilliam Quartet at the 2002 Swaledale Festival and a second quartet, The Enchanted Lyre, was performed by the Dante Quartet at the Wigmore Hall in 2005. More recently the Callino Quartet recorded a CD of her music for string quartet, including her third quartet, Wind through a Symmetry, which was composed for them during a residency at the Banff Centre, Canada, in February 2015.
Rachel has a particular interest in writing for early instruments and for singers specialising in early music. Her work has been performed by such eminent singers as James Bowman, James Gilchrist, William Purefoy and Robin Blaze, and ensembles Concordia, Sonnerie, Paulus Barokk and Theatre of the Ayre. She has also written extensively young singers and players, including an opera for performance by children, The Cuckoo Tree, based on the book by Joan Aiken.
Brad Necyk is a multimedia artist in Canada whose practice engages with issues of medicine, mental health, and precarious populations and subjects. His works include drawings and paintings, still and motion film, sculpture, and performance. He recently finished a residency with AHS Transplant Services in 2015-16, works as an artist/researcher in a project on Head and Neck Cancer, and is completing an arts-based, research-creation Ph.D. in Psychiatry. Currently, he is a visiting artist/researcher at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health in Toronto and has a studio residency at Workman Arts, Toronto. His current work focuses on patient experience, auto-ethnography, psychiatry, pharmaceutics, and biopolitics. His artistic work was included in the 2015 Alberta Biennial, and has been shown internationally; he has presented academic work at conferences in Canada and internationally, most recently at the 2017 SLSA conference in Phoenix, AZ, and the 2017 Association of Faculties of Pharmacy of Canada in Quebec. Brad sits on the boards of several professional bodies, and is a Scholar at the Integrative Health Institute at the University of Alberta. He currently teaches senior level courses in Drawing and Intermedia at the University of Alberta and MacEwan University.
Kyle Terrence is an emerging artist and filmmaker from the industrial heart of Alberta, Canada. He holds a Masters of Fine Art from the University of Alberta where he developed his thesis, Pilgrimage: being in the end times. He is a member of the University of Alberta's Research-Creation & Social Justice CoLABoratory.
Terrence's most recent exhibition, Embeddings, was at the People’s Lodge as an artist in residence for the ADGSA Alumni Artist in Residence program. His most recent film screenings include 'Alberta' (in collaboration with Bradley Necyk) at the Metro Cinema as well as 'The Picnic' at the Roxi Theatre. He exhibited work at the 2015 SLSA “After Biopolitics” conference at Rice University, Texas. Terrence is currently an instructor at MacEwan University and the University of Alberta.
Terrence works primarily in film, performance, sculpture and photography. His work often thinks through various discourses such as the sublime, ecology, eschatology and theology. His newest body of work is looking to contemplate a link between the economic and masculine identities in the petrophilic province of Alberta.
Christina Rosati's paintings have been exhibited at MCLA's Gallery 51, Massachusetts (2017) and at The Wilmer Jennings Gallery, New York (2016).
Her films include: The Gods Obscure, an experimental film (75 minutes), available via Amazon Video Direct; and a 35mm short film that premiered at the Mill Valley Film Festival and screened in festivals across the United States and internationally (Leeds, United Kingdom; Montevideo, Uruguay; and St. Petersburg, Russia). She most recently studied classical drawing at the Charles H. Cecil Studios in Florence, Italy (2017).
Kristina is a visual designer and artist. She currently works in branding and identity within the hospitality realm. She's worked with a range of brands and non-profits including The Plaza Hotel, The Global Oneness Project, The William Vale, and Chelsea Piers. As an artist assistant she has worked with Candy Chang to help Candy establish the Before I Die project which has been installed in over 70 countries including Iraq, China, Brazil, and Kazakhstan.
Joseph Mastroianni is a maker, creator, and Glorified Doodler living in Troy, New York.
Joseph’s work is a fast-paced, unremitting exploration of process and time. He creates oversaturated compositions influenced by our vastly stimulated contemporary culture. His digital drawings are a constant exploration of mark making and color that emerge through an autonomous process. Rather than using sketches or predetermined ideas he approaches each piece with the purpose to expand his eclectic forms, shapes, and characters that invade his work.
He evokes confusion within his compositions, mixing too many different formal elements and over saturating the surface with vibrant color. This confusion is important. As humans, especially adults, we attempt to over analyze and interpret our surroundings in search of concrete answers. As children, we continuously explored, daydreamed, and encompassed our nostalgic state. The intended outcome of his work is to force the viewer to experience a constant daydream filled with humor and anxiety with a dash of uncertainty.
Earl is an artist and designer. His work explores what makes us human and what we have control over. Earl's primary field of work is getting himself and others into a flow state where they can start to explore those questions in an in depth manner with one another. In his design career he works in large complex systems, currently he is at Facebook on the news team working on the news integrity initiative.
Justine Langella is a video artist.
She works mainly with the mediums of video, photography and installation.
Her work is a work of instant and instinct. His raw material comes from her sensitive experience, her life. What emerges from this comes mostly from the family unit, spaces of chaos and violence, mainly from family meals. His work is nourished by these spaces where theatricality and play take precedence over the snapshot. When anguish dominates the moment, and she chooses to flee by taking the role of a watcher. As if all was suspended or frozen. All of this lead her around the notions of nostalgia, melancholy, impalpable and indeterminate things.
She says herself : "The loop plays on that too, it prevents the end and allows you to stretch the time.It does not require resolution ..."
capt. is from Pasadena, California and is the youngest child of James and Sharon Stovall. After playing college football and attempts to play pro football. capt. left everything and entered art school at the Art Institute of Philadelphia to study advertising. After some time in the cold he made his way to San Diego where he continued his studies in advertising eventually dropping out to focus full time on his practice. While drawing his entire life and becoming strong as a portrait artist, capt. turned his sights on painting wanting to be like the greats before him. His art reflects love, intellect, and childlike desire to have fun and be free.
Growing up the youngest and only boy, I had a lot of time to myself which allowed my imagination to roam free. I always knew there was something more, something out there for people who thought like me and growing up my grandfather taught me to question everything, even him, who was a pastor and supervisor of the UCLA life science department for 30 years. That along with my father’s past as an artist started me down the road of free thought and creativity. I drew everything and everywhere I went, in fact as a shy observant kid I don't remember a time where I wasn’t trying to creatively communicate with others with drawings, paintings, or designing and never stopped, I just saw playing sports as a way to fit in as I got older and hid the creativity. I loved the the feeling I got on the field creating just made me feel whole. It allowed me to see love, touch it, and become it and after while I knew there was only one path for me and it was being an artist. My love for history, work ethic, and dedication from sports translated into a hunger to leave a stamp on the world. My influences come from everything around me; nature, history books, comic strips, cartoons, fashion designers, to painters like Picasso, Jasper Johns, Basquiat, Paul Klee, Sol Lewitt, and Matisse. My brother Weza DuBois is also a huge influence on me, he's my partner and other half of LZY GENiUS, and he helps me be a better person daily.
Description of Work:
My work is meant to make people think deeper into what is actually there the way we look at kids and wonder what they might be thinking sometimes. A lot of the work is running inside jokes with myself and a divine presence but, people should draw their own conclusions and come up with their own stories as they look at the work. Everyone sees things differently and it is my job to allow each person see what they want in the work. I would love for them to see and feel the love and freedom in each piece. Spray paint, acrylic, and oils are used to create the canvas paintings, and a mathematical equation is used as my signature because no matter what the visual is, no matter if the picture makes sense to someone or not, the answer to the math is always right. Along with drawing and painting I also write, film, digital illustrate, make music, instillations, and any other mediums as a form of expression and communication.