Geoff Chadsey is a drawer (color pencil) with an MFA in photographer from CCA in San Francisco. He has been in New York since 2003. He has had solo shows at Jack Shainman Gallery in New York, James Harris Gallery in Seattle, Electric Works Gallery in San Francisco, and the Contemporary Museum in Honolulu.
Dan Hurlin (Performing Arts)
Dan Hurlin received a 1990 Village Voice Obie award for his solo adaptation of Nathanael West’s A Cool Million, and his suite of puppet pieces Everyday Uses for Sight: Nos. 3 & 7 (2000) earned him a 2001 New York Dance and Performance award (a.k.a. Bessie). His 1992 solo Quintland earned sculptor Donna Dennis a New York Dance and Performance award (a.k.a. Bessie) for visual design, and in 1998, he was nominated for an American Theater Wing Design award for his set design for his music theater piece The Shoulder (music by Dan Moses Schreier).
Angela Dufresne (Visual Arts)
Angela Dufresne was born in Hartford CT to Polish, Irish, French and Italian Catholics in 1969. She was raised in Olathe, Kansas, the town where Dick and Perry stopped in before they went on the kill the Clutters. She was the first of her family linage to get a college degree.
Billy Miller (Curatorial)
Billy Miller is an artist-curator-writer-fimmaker-and independent publisher. His artwork has been exhibited internationally at P.S.1/MoMA, John Connelly Presents, Team Gallery, Visionaire Gallery, Andrew Edlin Gallery, D’Amelio Terras Gallery, Dietch Projects, Galerie du Jour, Kunstverein München, and the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts.
Carlos Motta (Visual Arts)
Carlos Motta is a multi-disciplinary artist whose work draws upon political history in an attempt to create counter narratives that recognize the inclusion of suppressed histories, communities, and identities.
Kimberly Reed (Film)
Kimberly Reed’sfirst feature-length documentary, Prodigal Sons, has screened at film festivals worldwide, and received the FIPRESCI International Film Critics’ prize at the Thessaloniki Documentary Film Festival. Her work has been featured for four consecutive years at IFP’s Independent Film Week, and she was named one of Filmmaker Magazine’s 25 New Faces of Independent Film.
Sarah Schulman (Literary)
Sarah Schulman’s 18 books include the 2016 novel The Cosmopolitans, which Kirkus called “A Modern Classic.” Her new nonfiction book, forthcoming in October, is “Conflict Is Not Abuse: Overstating Harm, Community Responsibility and the Duty of Repair.” A playwright, screenwriter, journalist and AIDS historian, Sarah is co-founder of MIX: NYC Queer Experimental Film Festival, now in its 30th year. Her awards include a Guggenheim (Playwrighting), Fulbright (Judaic Studies) and the Kessler Prize for Significant Contribution to LGBT Studies.
Moe Angelos (Performing Arts)
Moe Angelos is one of The Five Lesbian Brothers, who have written, performed and published six plays and other things that the internet can tell you all about. Moe has collaborated with the Builders Association as a performer and writer since 2000 and is now touring with The Builders’ show, Elements of Oz. She has been involved with the WOW Café forever and has appeared in the work of many downtown luminaries including Carmelita Tropicana, Anne Bogart, Holly Hughes, Lois Weaver, Kate Stafford, Brooke O’Harra, Half Straddle and The Ridiculous Theatrical Company. To hear more, visit The Made Here Project and browse the artists.
Stacy Szymaszek (Literary)
Stacy Szymaszek is a poet, editor and arts administrator. She is the author of the books Emptied of All Ships (2005) and Hyperglossia (2009), both published by Litmus Press, as well as numerous chapbooks, including Pasolini Poems (Cy Press, 2005), Orizaba: A Voyage with Hart Crane (Faux Press, 2008), Stacy S.: Autoportraits (OMG, 2008), from Hart Island (Albion Books, 2009) and austerity measures (Fewer & Further Press, 2012).
Trajal Harrell (Performing Arts)
Trajal Harrell is a dancer-choreographer from New York City, USA. His choreographic works have been seen at Danspace Project, Dance Theater Workshop, The Kitchen, and PS122 in NYC as well as Art Basel-Miami Beach, and internationally, most recently, at the In Transit Festival 2009 (Berlin), Melkweg (Amsterdam), CNDC Angers, and in Mexico City at PRISMA.
Rose Troche (Film)
Rose Troche grew up in the Midwest suburbs, part of a large Puerto Rican family. After making short films and videos, she made her feature debut with the groundbreaking lesbian love story, go fish, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in 1994.