Ray Moon Bartkus
Ray is an artist, illustrator and curator. During his 23 year career in New York, he has worked for major US publications such as The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Billboard, Time, Newsweek, Harper’s and numerous other. He has recently exhibited his art in personal and group shows in New York, Vilnius, Kiev, Wroclaw, Vienna, Geneva and London. www.raybartkus.com
Fast has been composing music for live performance since the 1970’s. From his bands of percussionists to Feeding Frenzies which involve cooks, waiters, musicians and the audience. He worked and toured with Merce Cunningham and the Merce Cunningham Dance Company for many years and he directed Robert Ashley’s iconic opera That Morning Thing at the Kitchen in New York. He has long standing collaborations with Takehisa Kosugi, David Moss, David Behrman and other artists. His work Typhoon Shelter for sextet recently premiered in Hong Kong. “The interaction of everyone in the room is a crucial and integral part of the work”. www.mrfastforward.com
Although still in his thirties, Paul has over twenty years professional experience in the built environment sector. He has Degrees and Master’s in Spatial Planning, Landscape Architecture and Urban Design. He currently works as an Urban Designer for London’s largest local authority, Bromley in South East London. Paul previously worked with the Mayor of London as an urban design advisor for six years, where he facilitated a number development projects. Having also worked with Transport for London, Paul acquired extensive experience regarding the movement of people and vehicles in cities, which he cites as the foundation of good urban design. Paul is also a Governor at Capel Manor College in London and is an elected advisor to Europe’s largest conservation organization The National Trust.
Kacper is the founder and principal of Axon Design Inc., which since 2000 is actively involved in custom lighting system solutions for commercial and residential applications. With a background in product design and a wide range of experience, Kacper worked with many interesting clients worldwide including brands like Marc Jacobs, Jean-Georges restaurants, Standard Hotels, Frank Gehry Partners, Paloma Picasso and Metropolitan Museum of Art, among others. An adjunct professor at the Interior Design department of the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York, Kacper teaches lighting theory and design studio classes. He is also currently enrolled in the PhD program at the Academy of Fine Arts in Wroclaw, Poland. www.axon-design.com
Born and raised in Buffalo New York, Ianthe Jackson came to New York City over 20 years ago. She has since lived and worked there as an artist and educator. Ianthe’s artwork consists of drawing, sculpture and animation. Much of the imagery incorporates, landscape, narrative and objects creating enigmatic spaces. In creating this work, she is depicting gaps that occur through oral histories. Having been transplanted through generations, we are connecting the dots of a past. A past learned through stories and visits; a tour of lives gone by. We are spread throughout the continents and so much goes unanswered.
British artist Will Teather is known for creating contemporary paintings that reveal an adventurous imagination combined with a mastery of traditional skills. His imagery is bound together by key themes of transcendentalism, escapism, perfectionism and a sense of spectacle. The artist’s work has been exhibited internationally to acclaim, with recent exhibitions including as a guest artist for Artrooms London, Artwars at Red Dot Miami and as a finalist in the London Contemporary Art Prize. His work has been collected widely and in 2015 broke the sales record for the Other Art Fair, one of London’s leading events for upcoming talent. His studio is based in Norwich, UK, where he is an Associate Lecturer in drawing at Norwich University of the Arts. He is the Artist-in-Residence for Norwich Arts Centre, following on from previous residencies with venues in New York and Aberdeen. www.willteather.com
Jeffrey Jay Woodbury
Jeff Woodbury has lived in a dozen states across the United States, as well as England. He earned a BFA in Intermedia from Arizona State University and an MFA in painting from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn. An interdisciplinary artist whose work often falls between clear-cut categories, Woodbury has exhibited paintings, photographs, drawings, map works, prints, sculptures, movies and video works. He also stages conceptual interventions in nature, using sound, paint, found objects, and natural elements.
Woodbury’s work is in included in the collection of the Osher Map Library, the Yale University Art Gallery, the Portland Museum of Art, and other institutions. His work also appears in the books “The Map as Art: Contemporary Artists Explore Cartography,” “From Here to There: A Curious Collection from the Hand Drawn Map Association,” and “You Are Here: NYC.” Woodbury has been a guest lecturer, teacher, and is a member of the Peregrine Press printmaking cooperative. He currently lives in Maine with his twin children and assorted animals.