Sheree Hovsepian (b. 1974, Iran) earned her MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2002, a dual BFA/BA from the University of Toledo in 1999, and studied at the Glasgow School of Art, Scotland in 1998. Recent solo and two-person exhibitions have been organized by Halsey McKay Gallery, East Hampton (2020); Higher Pictures Gallery, New York (2019); Team Bungalow, Los Angeles (with Paul Mpagi Sepuya, (2019) and Monique Meloche Gallery, Chicago (2018) Recent group exhibitions include Affinities for Abstraction: Women Artists on Eastern Long Island, 1950-2020, Parrish Art Museum, Southampton, NY; There’s There There, Hauser & Wirth, Southampton, NY; Arches and Ink, Rachel Uffner Gallery, New York; Inertial Dynamics, Half Gallery, New York; Seductive Reduction, CHART Gallery, New York; Material Gestures, Stony Island Arts Bank, Chicago; and Where Do We Stand?, The Drawing Center, New York. Hovsepian’s work is in the permanent collections of the Art Institute of Chicago, the Bronx Museum, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, and the Studio Museum in Harlem, among others. Hovsepian serves on the Art Advisory Committee of Baxter Street Camera Club of New York as well as sitting on various committees of culturally relevant institutions with an emphasis on arts education and development. She currently lives and works in New York City.
Curtis Talwst Santiago (b. 1979, Edmonton, Alberta) studied as an apprentice of Lawrence Paul Yuxweluptun. Santiago has exhibited internationally at venues such as the Art Gallery of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta; The Rooms, Newfoundland, Canada; The Drawing Center, New York, NY; The FLAG Art Foundation, New York, NY; The New Museum, New York, NY; The Eli and Edythe Broad Museum at Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI; the Institute of Contemporary Art at Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA; the University of Saskatchewan, Saskatchewan, Canada; The Pérez Art Museum Miami, Miami, FL; Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Canada; and the SCAD Museum of Art, Savannah, GA; among others. The artist was included in the inaugural 2019 Toronto Biennial of Art in Toronto, Canada, the SITE Santa Fe SITELines.2018 Biennial, Casa Tomada, in Santa Fe, NM, and was featured in the 2018 Biennale de Dakar in Dakar, Senegal. The artist currently has work on view through the Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Ridgefield, CT, and is an artist in residence at Black Rock, Senegal. His work is in the permanent collection of the Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, NY. Santiago considers himself decentralized and lives and works between New York, NY, Lisbon, Portugal, and Toronto, CA.