Melina S. A. Bishop is a conceptual sculptor who works predominantly with fiber. She has shown independently with Vignettes at Generations (Seattle, WA) and her work has been included in group exhibitions at Praxis Fiber Gallery (Cleveland, OH), Soil Gallery (Seattle, WA), The Hoffman Gallery, Surplus Space, Supermaker and galleryHOMELAND (Portland, OR). She graduated from Oregon College of Art and Craft with a BFA in Fibers in 2015, and was a 2016 resident artist at the Icelandic Textile Center (Blönduós, IS). She is currently working in Portland, OR as part of the studio collective Neighbors at Yale Union and will begin an MFA in sculpture this fall at Emily Carr University of Art + Design in Vancouver, BC.
Leslie M. Hickey is a visual artist who primarily works with photography. She earned BA degrees in Studio Art and English from Whitman College in Walla Walla, Washington. Recent solo exhibitions include The Future Has an Ancient Heart (Edel Extra, Nuremberg, Germany, 2018) and Beyond the Sea (Jules Maidoff Gallery at Studio Arts College International, Florence, Italy, 2014). Group exhibitions include Rumors (Wolff Gallery, Portland, OR, 2019), Let’s try listening again (A.I.R. Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, 2019), Some Other Place (Palazzo dei Cartelloni Gallery, SACI, Florence, Italy, 2018), and We’re Always Touching By Underground Wires (Pushdot, Portland, OR, 2018). In 2017 she was awarded a fellowship from The Civita Institute in Civita di Bagnoregio, Italy, and received a Professional Development Grant through the Regional Arts and Culture Council (RACC). In the same year she also received a RACC Project Grant (jointly awarded with Small Talk Collective). In 2018 she received an Oregon Arts Commission Career Opportunity Grant. She is a founding member of SCALENO, an international photographic collective, and Small Talk Collective. Her images can be found in print in Issue 5 of Big Big Wednesday. Additionally she is the proprietor of a letterpress, Hoarfrost Press.
Brittany V. Wilder is a visual artist who works primarily with photography. She also spends a lot of her time in her studio, playing around with salt, glue, paper, and flowers. Themes emerging from her most recent works include grief, desire, and identity; her work more broadly deals with the nature of memory, perception, and narrative. Text-based works, self-portraiture, and personal documentation all play a large role in her art practice. She is currently a member of the studio collective Neighbors at Yale Union in SE Portland. She received a BFA from the Oregon College of Art and Craft (RIP) in 2013. Her series Bath of Light is currently held in the Blue Sky Photography viewing drawers, and next month she is part of a two-person show, Make/Shift at Three Seeds Gallery in Chicago. In 2018 she was chosen as a top 200 finalist for Photolucida’s Critical Mass. Recent exhibitions include Emergence (Portland, OR),Absence/Presence (Roseburg, OR), and Self Similar (Portland, OR).
*a continuation of last year's Living Room Project
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