ARTISTS

Jarrod Cluck is a native of small-town Rudy, Arkansas. Dwelling amongst the Ozarks where he works, lives, and draws inspiration. Jarrod stewards chickens and gardens with care. In his work, film and eco-prints are used to document an ongoing feedback loop of observation and response. An ethic of land is developed. He graduated from the University of Arkansas Fort Smith in 2015 with a BA. He has shown work and performed in Rudy AR, Fort Smith AR, Hartford CT, Miami FL, New York City NY, San Francisco CA, and Oaxaca de Juárez. 

 

See more of his work here: www.jarrodcluck.net
 

Gina Rafaella Furnari is a painter, and process artist focused on investigations of place, community, and belonging. She lives and works in New Jersey on the edge of the Pine Barrens. Gina holds a BFA in Painting and Art history from the Hartford Art School (University of Hartford). Her work includes independent and collaborative projects including Collecting Experiences (2014) created with the community at Makeshift Society in Brooklyn NY, and Please Wait To Be Seated, (2013) a performance created in collaboration with Catriona Meighan (Britain), Eva M. Alysse Bowd (Canada), and Lee Wansool (South Korea) performing under the name “The Serendipitous Sisterhood” while in residence at Listhús Artist Residency, Ólafsfjörður, Iceland. Ms. Furnari has exhibited in the United States, Iceland, and Ireland. 

 

In addition to her artistic practice, Furnari has over ten years of museum, education, and non-profit experience, including five years at The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, working as an educator and graphic designer. During which time she was involved with the production of projects by Fritz Haeg (SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE, 2010), and Jane Benson (The Splits: Red/Blue, 2012). 

See more of her work here: www.GinaFurnariStudio.com

 

sTo Len is a printmaker, sound and  performance artist from New York by way of Virginia and Vietnam.  Len works within this cultural dichotomy by incorporating issues of place, identity, history, and the environment. Growing up in the Washington DC area, sTo was influenced by the art and activism of the local punk scene, which he continues to embody through artwork that combines those ethics with experimental takes on traditional craft. sTo has exhibited his work internationally including exhibitions in NY, Vietnam, Japan, London, France, Germany, Australia, Denmark, and Canada. Sto co-founded the alternative arts space Cinders Gallery in NY in 2004.

Len is currently the first artist in residence at the AlexRenew Wastewater Treatment facility in Alexandria, VA as well as an artist in residence as part of the Field R/D program at Fresh Kills Park in Staten island, NY and a member of the Works on Water Art Collective.

 

See more of his work here: www.stoishere.com

 

Leslie Sobel is driven by dual perspectives of art and science. Her fieldwork driven practice feeds her studio work. She works in mixed media including photography, scientific data and painting, printmaking, sculpture and performance. She has shown widely including many solo exhibitions.  She curates exhibitions and has been a juror multiple times, gives talks and works widely to use her artistic practice to increase climate awareness and activism. Her practice includes working to change how we use urban land, starting with her own garden where she works to increase pollinator habitat, grow food and native plants. Grants include an upcoming cruise on the Arctic Circle in 2021, residencies on the Eclipse Ice Field, Colorado Art Ranch, the Loomis Chaffee School, & several Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs Professional Development Grants. University of Hartford Nomad Interdisciplinary  MFA 2020, BFA University of Michigan School of Art 1983.

See more of her work at www.lesliesobel.com

Rachel Wojnar is a multimedia artist interested in ecological entanglement, decomposition, and healing. She lives and works in the mountain landscape of Western Maryland. Rachel's practice revolves around concerns of environmental devastation and the ways in which its roots are embedded in mainstream Western understanding of the more-than-human world. She works in rich relationship with non-human collaborators, co-creating sculptures and installations with living fungi, plants, and other members of her ecosystem. Rachel received her BA in Art and Art History from McDaniel College in 2018, and has exhibited in the United States and Ireland.


See more of her work here: www.rachelwojnar.com