ABOUT: Staff

WASSAIC PROJECT CO-DIRECTORS

Bowie Zunino, Eve Biddle and Jeff Barnett-Winsby are Founders and Co-Executive Directors of the Wassaic Project. They have curated performance at Mass MoCa, served as visiting artists at Columbia University, The City College of New York, Parsons The New School for Design, and School of Visual Arts and panelists at The Aldrich Museum, Storm King, and Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation’s Studio-X.

 

RESIDENCY DIRECTOR

Will Hutnick is an artist and curator based in Wassaic and Brooklyn, NY. He received his MFA from Pratt Institute and his BA from Providence College.  His work has been exhibited at Providence College Galleries (Providence, RI, solo), DEMO Project (Springfield, IL, two-person), SPRING/BREAK Art Show (New York, NY), The Java Project (Brooklyn, solo), Grizzly Grizzly (Philadelphia, PA), Circuit 12 Contemporary (Dallas, TX), Momenta Art (Brooklyn), Tiger Strikes Asteroid (Brooklyn) and The Center for Contemporary Art (Bedminster, NJ, solo).  Hutnick has curated numerous exhibitions at SPRING/BREAK Art Show, Ortega y Gasset Projects, Trestle Projects, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn Fire Proof, Loft 594 and LaunchPad (New York and Brooklyn).  He has been an Artist in Residence at Yaddo (Saratoga Springs, NY), The Wassaic Project, Vermont Studio Center (Johnson, VT) through 4heads on Governors Island (Governors Island, NY), and recently completed a year-long curatorial residency at Trestle Projects (Brooklyn).  He is a member of Ortega y Gasset Projects, an artist-run curatorial collective and exhibition space in Brooklyn.

 

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2016 PRINT FELLOWS

Michael Siporin Levine was born and raised outside of Hartford, Connecticut and received his BFA at the University of Connecticut (2011) and MFA from the University of Georgia (2014).

Past experiences, mundane situations, and human relationships encountered on a day to day basis, provide the departure point for his work. Using a mixture of observational and imagined drawing as a foundation, he creates images with open ended narratives. As he develops these narratives, initial ideas change, abstract, and evolve through process, intuition, and formal decision-making. As the image changes through process, the work develops new meaning. Through printmaking, drawing, animation, and video, he seeks to create loose narratives, often based on autobiographical events and everyday interactions.

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Keely Snook received her MFA in Studio Art with an emphasis in Printmaking from the University of Tennessee Knoxville and BFA from California State University Chico. In 2014 she was selected for a collaborative, large-scale installation at the annual College Art Association Conference in Chicago, IL and assisted in letterpress and intaglio courses at the Frogman’s Print and Paper Workshop. In 2015 she was sponsored to attend Mildred’s Lane, a residency program in Narrowsburg, PA founded by Morgan J. Puett and Mark Dion. Her work primarily deals with the gendered body as a method of examining the social and cultural pressures that influence the formation of self.  She has taught courses in both Printmaking and 4D Foundations.

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ALUMNI

2015 PRINT FELLOW

Colleen Donohoe is an interdisciplinary artist, educator, and curator. She received her MFA from Arizona State University and her BFA from Alfred University.

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2014 PRINT FELLOW

Scott Porcelli is an artist working out of Plainsboro, New Jersey. He received an MFA in printmaking from Edinboro University and BFA from Kutztown University. His work focuses on man’s relationship to the landscape, spirituality, and transformation. With a heavy emphasis on drawing, he finds great satisfaction in subtle detail and vibrant colors.

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2013 PRINT FELLOW

Douglas Eberhardt is a printmaker and illustrator specializing in silkscreen and lithography. He currently works with New Academy Press, a collaborative art project based in Pittsburgh, PA. Born in Buffalo, NY, he received his MFA in printmaking from SUNY New Paltz.

2011-2012 PRINT FELLOW

Breanne Trammell is an artist living and working in Wassaic, NY, where she is a core member of the Wassaic Project. Although, and we miss her, she is currently taking a moment away from the Hamlet to be the Virginia Myers Visiting Artist in Printmaking at the University of Iowa. Her work has been shown nationally and internationally, including Mixed Greens Gallery, P.P.O.W. Gallery, Susan Inglett Gallery, the New Museum of Contemporary Art Store, and MASS MoCA. Breanne has traveled over 12,000 miles with her project Nails Across America, her cross-country manicure tour that launched in 2013. She received her MFA from the Rhode Island School of Design in 2008, is a Lecturer in Art+Design at SUNY Purchase, and has been a faculty member at Ramapo College of NJ since 2009.

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2012 SCULPTURE FELLOWS

Ghost of a Dream is the collaboration of artists Lauren Was and Adam Eckstrom. Together they make installation, sculpture, and collage. Eckstrom received an MFA Painting (2005), and Was an MFA Sculpture (2004), from RISD. They have exhibited in Beijing(CN), Copenhagen(DK), Bologna(IT), Berlin(DE), and The US. They have been included in numerous group shows. They have been awarded the Young Masters Prize, an IAAB Residency, Artist Projects Material Fund from RISD, Oxbow Fellowship, and a DUMBO Improvement Grant. There work has been written about in publications such as Whitewall Magazine, World of Interiors, City Weekend Beijing, The Independent in London, Global Times Beijing, Time Out, and Intersection Magazine.

Former Residency Directors

Charlotte Caldwell, born in the Volunteer State of Tennessee, made her way to Wassaic via Brooklyn. She received her MA in Visual Arts Admin from NYU and a BA from Sewanee in sculpture and video. Still making video and painting in her spare time (to keep the crazies at bay), her life’s pleasure is in assisting others in their production.

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Dana Bunker is a visual artist living in both Brooklyn NY and Wassaic NY. She grew up in the mountains of northern California. Having moved to New York City in 2004, she earned a BFA from Pratt Institute. Dana’s likes include ballpoint pens, bottles of wine,  and anything miniature in size.

 

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