Andrianna Campbell is a doctoral candidate in the Department of Art History at the CUNY Graduate Center, where she specializes in American art in the modern and contemporary period. Her doctoral research focuses on Norman Lewis and Abstract Expressionism in the post-World War II period. Alongside her scholarly research, she is the author of essays and reviews on contemporary art for Artforum, Art in America, and Frieze. Campbell was currently the coeditor of Shift: A Graduate Journal of Visual and Material Culture from 2014-2016 and a 2016 special edition of the International Review of African American Art dedicated to Norman Lewis. She is the recipient of numerous fellowships and awards including the Dean K. Harrison Fellowship, the Preservation of American Modernists Award, the Library Fellowship from the American Philosophical Society, the Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship at the Dia Art Foundation, the Dissertation Writing Fellowship at the The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture for New York Public Library and and the CASVA Chester Dale Fellowship from 2016-2017.
Pradeep Dalal is Mumbai-born artist based in New York. His work was recently included in the exhibitions “Memories. Documents” at SepiaEYE in New York, “Strange Invitation” at Franklin Street Works in Stamford, CT, “Picturing Parallax: Photography and Video from the South Asian Diaspora” in San Francisco and “Exchanging Glances” at Chatterjee & Lal in Mumbai, as well as “Vision is Elastic. Thought is Elastic” at Murray Guy and “Fifty Artists Photograph the Future” at Higher Pictures. Pradeep has also exhibited at the Herter Art Gallery in Amherst, Aljira Center for Contemporary Art in Newark, TART in San Francisco, and Orchard and PS122 Gallery in New York. His photographic work is included in Blind Spot 43 and Cabinet 52. Pradeep’s artist book “Bhopal, MP” was included in Chandigarh is in India (The Shoestring Publisher, 2016) and his essay “A Bifocal Frame of Reference” was published in Western Artists and India (Thames and Hudson, 2013). He is a recipient of the Tierney Fellowship, and holds an MFA from ICP/Bard College, a MArch from MIT and a Dip.Arch from CEPT, India. He is co-chair of Photography at the Milton Avery Graduate School of the Arts at Bard College and he directs the Arts Writers Grant Program of the Andy Warhol Foundation.
Born in Montreal, Canada, David Deitcher is a writer, art historian, and critic whose essays have appeared in Artforum, Art in America, Parkett, the Village Voice, and other periodicals, as well as in numerous anthologies and monographs on such artists as Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Isaac Julien, and Wolfgang Tilmans. He is the author of Dear Friends: American Photographs of Men Together, 1840-1918 (Abrams, 2001) and curator of its accompanying exhibition at the International Center of Photography in New York. Since 2003, he has been core faculty at the International Center of Photography/Bard College Program in Advanced Photographic Studies. He lives in New York City.
Justine Kurland was born in 1969 in Warsaw, New York. She received her B.F.A from School of Visual Arts, NY in 1996, and her M.F.A. from Yale University in 1998. Her work has been exhibited extensively at museums and galleries in the U.S. and internationally. Recent museum exhibitions include Open Road at Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit, Mi. and Crystal Bridges Museum of America Art, Ar; Looking Forward: Gifts of Contemporary Art from the Patricia A. Bell Collection at the Montclair Art Museum in Montclair, NJ; More American Photographs at the Wexner Center for the Arts in Columbus, OH; and Off the Grid #1 and #2 at Fotodok in The Netherlands. She was the focus of a solo exhibition at CEPA in Buffalo, NY, and Moma’s exhibition Into the Sunset, in 2009. Her exhibition, Sincere Auto Care, was shown at Mitchell Innes and Nash in the fall of 2014.Justine Kurland has been featured in the New York Times, The Washington Post, and Vice Magazine. Reviews of her work have appeared in Art Forum, Frieze Magazine, Time Out, and The New Yorker among others. Coromandel published a monograph of work, Spirit West, in 2001; Art Space published Old Joy in 2003; Ecstatic Peace Library published This Train Is Bound for Glory in 2009; and Black Threads of Meng Chiao in collaboration with John Yau was published fall 2015. Aperture will publish a monograph of her work this fall, entitled Highway Kind.Her work is in the public collections of institutions including the Whitney Museum, the Guggenheim Museum, and the International Center of Photography, all in New York; the Corcoran Gallery in Washington, DC; and the Museum of Fine Arts in Montreal. In 2013, she was awarded The New York Foundation of the Arts’ Artists’ Fellowship for Photography. She is represented by Mitchell-Innes & Nash, New York.
Sara VanDerBeek was born in Baltimore in 1976 and graduated from Cooper Union in 1998. Her practice, which includes photography, sculpture, assemblage, and interdisciplinary works, approaches the breadth of civilization with an intimate immediacy. Whether created in her studio or in her travels to urban areas that have undergone dramatic transformation, her compositions frame the contemporary world within the continuum of history. In 2016, Hatje Cantz published an extensive monograph on VanDerBeek’s practice. VanDerBeek has had one-person exhibitions at the Museum Boijmans van Beuningen, Rotterdam; The Baltimore Museum of Art; Hammer Museum, Los Angeles; Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; Fondazione Memmo, Rome; and Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland. Her work has been included in group shows at the Kunsthalle Berlin; Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; The Morgan Library and Museum, New York; Saatchi Gallery, London; Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; and the Museum of Modern Art, New York.