Sean Caulfield is a Centennial Professor in the Department of Art and Design at the University of Alberta. He has exhibited his prints, drawings and artist’s books extensively throughout Canada, the United States, Europe, and Japan. Recent exhibitions include: The Flood, Art Gallery of Alberta, Edmonton; Firedamp, dc3 Art Projects, Edmonton; The Body in Question(s), UQAM Gallery, Montreal; Perceptions of Promise, Chelsea Art Museum, New York, USA/Glenbow Museum, Calgary, Alberta; The New World, The Centre for Modern and Contemporary Art, Debrecen, Hungary. Caulfield has received numerous grants and awards for his work including: Triennial Prize at the 2nd Bangkok Triennial International Print and Drawing Exhibition, Bangkok, Thailand; SSHRC Dissemination Grant: Canadian Stem Cell Network Impact Grant; SSHRC Fine Arts Creation Grant; Canada Council Travel Grant; and a Visual Arts Fellowship, Illinois Arts Council, Illinois, USA. Caulfield’s work is in various public and private collections including: Houghton Library, Harvard University, USA; Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, England; Blanton Museum of Art, University of Texas, Austin, Texas, USA.
Ingrid Bachmann is a Montreal artist who works in multiple formats including kinetic and interactive sculptures and installations, drawing, sound and video. Technology, both redundant and new, figure in her work as do the stories that are told around them. She is interested in the idea of tender, even pathetic, technology, and using technology for ends that are not necessarily productive in the usual sense of the word. Her work is less about creating new things but working with things that already exist in the world – people, places, animals, objects, ideas and systems.
In addition to see me, hear me, heal me, Bachmann has been involved in a multi-year art-science project, Hybrid Bodies, in collaboration with an interdisciplinary scientific team to explore the non-medical effects of heart transplant in recipients.
Bachmann has exhibited her working nationally and internationally including the 11th Biennial of Havana (Cuba), Manifestation D'art International 6, (Quebec), the Southern Alberta Art Gallery (Canada), as well as exhibitions and festivals in Belgium, the U.S., Estonia, Singapore, Peru, Cuba, Australia, Hong Kong, and the UK. In 2010 Bachmann was awarded the Paris Studio, La Cité International des arts, from the Canada Council. Bachmann is currently Associate Professor in the Studio Arts Department at Concordia University in Montreal, Canada and the Director of the Institute of Everyday Life, art-ideas research lab.
Brad Necyk is a Canadian visual artist and curator working through the mediums of drawing, photography, video, film, sculpture, and performance. He recently finished as the Artist in Residence with the Friends of the University Hospitals and Transplant Services Alberta Health Services for the length of 2015-16 and is a PhD student in Psychiatry. His current work focuses on patient experience, ethnography, psychiatry, pharmaceutics, and biopolitics. He has been shown internationally, was an artist in the 2015 Alberta Biennial, participates in artists’ residencies, delivers academic papers internationally, is a committee member on a number of professional bodies, is a Scholar in the Integrative Health Institute at the University of Alberta, and is currently teaching a number of senior level courses in Drawing and Intermedia at the University of Alberta and MacEwan University.
Jude Griebel’s sculptural work is driven by themes of psychological unease and transformation. Depicting bodies in various states of composition, it examines how our imagination negotiates abstract notions such as growth, consumption and mortality through metaphorical and experiential avenues. His work has recently been presented at Galerie Sturm, Nuremberg, BRERART Contemporary Art Week, Milan, The Redpath Museum, Montreal, and in Future Station: The 2015 Alberta Biennial of Contemporary Art at the Art Gallery of Alberta. Griebel was a 2015 artist in residence at Halle 14 Center for Contemporary Art, Leipzig, and was awarded the inaugural Alberta Foundation for the Arts residency at the International Studio and Curatorial Program in Brooklyn. His projects have been supported by the Canada Council for the Arts, the Alberta Foundation for the Arts and he is two-time recipient of the Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation grant for international emerging artists.
Jill Ho-You is a sessional instructor in the Department of Art and Design at the University of Alberta. Through drawing, printmaking and artist’s books she explores the ideas of embodied memory and the physical traces of past experience. Drawing inspiration from psychology, early anatomical illustrations and medical and earth sciences, her work creates speculative images which depict the body as a potential site of excavation with memories stratified like earth.
Her prints and drawings have been exhibited nationally and internationally, including solo exhibitions at Harcourt House in Edmonton, AB (2013) and at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, PA (2011.) She has also participated in numerous group shows such as New Prints/New Narratives at the International Print Center New York , NY (2013), the 3rd Bangkok Triennial International Print and Drawing Exhibition (2012), and the International Print Triennial in Krakow, Poland (2009 & 2012.)
Heather Huston is an artist and instructor at ACAD living in Calgary, Alberta. She received my MFA from the University of Alberta in 2006. She has shown nationally and internationally; recent exhibitions include the International Printmaking Biennial of Douro, and Printed in Canada (a curated exhibition of Canadian printmakers in Taiwan). Her work is the collection of several major institutions including the Alberta Foundation for the Arts and the Fogg Art Museum at Harvard University. Her work is based on the everyday, trying to find interesting structures in cookie-cutter neighbourhoods, and the body’s resilience/failure in the face of illness.
Kyle Terrence is an emerging artist and filmmaker from the industrial heart of Alberta, Canada. He holds a Masters of Fine Art from the University of Alberta where he developed his thesis, Pilgrimage: being in the end times. He is a member of the University of Alberta's Research-Creation & Social Justice CoLABoratory. Terrence's most recent film screenings include 'Alberta' (in collaboration with Bradley Necyk) at the Metro Cinema as well as 'The Picnic' at the Roxi Theatre. He exhibited work at the 2015 SLSA “After Biopolitics” conference at Rice University, Texas. Terrence works primarily in film, performance, sculpture and photography. His work often thinks through various discourses such as the sublime, ecology, eschatology and theology. His newest body of work is looking to contemplate the construction of hyperbolic masculinity through the petrofilic landscape of the province of Alberta.