April 27–28
2018
St. Louis
MO
ADDOLEY DZEGEDE is a Ghanaian-American interdisciplinary artist based in St Louis, Missouri. She received a BFA from Maryland Institute College of Art and completed an MFA degree in Visual Art at Washington University. Dzegede’s upcoming exhibition, Ballast, will be exhibited at the Contemporary Art Museum, St. Louis in May.

ALISON C. ROLLINS was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri. A Cave Canem Fellow, her poems have been published widely. In 2016, Rollins was a recipient of the Ruth Lilly and Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Poetry Fellowship from the Poetry Foundation.

ALIX GERBER is a public services designer, focusing on designs and experiences that  address people’s needs and perspectives. Her designs explore questions about how we want to live as a society. Gerber is currently the Louis D. Beaumont Artist in Residence Visiting Assistant Professor at Washington University.

AMANDA COLÓN-SMITH is the Executive Director of the Dutchtown South Community Corporation (DSCC). Amanda is a graduate of the Regional Arts Commission’s Community Arts Training program and holds a certificate from NeighborWorks America as a Certified Housing Asset Manager. She holds a BA from Cornell University in Africana Studies and an MS in Special Education from City College, CUNY.

DR. AMBER JOHNSON is a scholar and teacher, and founder of Justice Fleet, receiving numerous awards for her research on black masculinity and the performative possibilities of social media. Her forthcoming book, A Letter to My Gender Fluid Child, is memoir that acts as a guide for understanding, supporting, and raising gender fluid children.

ARTC, short for Artist’s Right to Create, is a collective of artists based in St. Louis. They are a lifestyle brand, emphasizing the voices of marginalized artists.

AUTUMN KNIGHT is an interdisciplinary artist working with performance, installation and text. She attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture (2016) and holds an M.A. in Drama Therapy from New York University. In 2015, Knight was an Artadia awardee. Knight is currently a 2016-2017 artist in residence at the Studio Museum in Harlem (NY).

BASIL KINCAID received his Bachelor of Arts in Studio Art in 2009 from Colorado College in Colorado Springs. Basil was the recipient of the Arts Connect International Artist in Residence Grant, and as a result, did his residency in Ghana. His recent work has been called “R3clamation”, an extension of his work he did in Ghana.

DAMON DAVIS (born 1985) is a multi-media American artist, musician and filmmaker based in St. Louis, Missouri. His 2014 public art installation "All Hands on Deck" has been collected in the National Museum of African American History and Culture. In 2016, he was named one of Filmmaker Magazine's Twenty Five New Faces of Independent Film and Independent Magazine's 10 Filmmakers to Watch.

DE NICHOLS is a St. Louis-based social practice designer, entrepreneur, and lecturer. Most recently, she was named a 2018 Artist Fellow with the Regional Arts Commission in St. Louis, MO. De leads as the youngest member of the Board of Directors  for Forward through Ferguson and additionally serves the Board of Directors for Creative Reaction Lab.

ERIC ELLINGSEN works and exhibits internationally, and has been involved in a long-term collaboration with Ethiopian poets, musicians, and artists. In 2017, Ellingsen and his partner, Lynn Peemoeller, opened LEEP, an urban design lab specializing in play, project-based learning, urban food systems, and adventure playgrounds

ICE is an electronic artist working between St. Louis, Missouri and Knoxville, Tennessee. ICE graduated with a BS in Architecture Technology in 2009 from Washington University, and in 2012 received the Riverfront Times Best One Person Project nomination.


JAE SHIN is a partner at Hector Design Service, and recently served as an Enterprise Rose Architectural Fellow at the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA), where she facilitated efforts to define and implement design principles for preserving and rehabilitating New York City’s public housing. She holds degrees from Rhode Island School of Design and Princeton University.

JONATHAN HANAHAN, born USA, 1985, is an Assistant Professor at the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts at Washington University in St. Louis. His practice explores the cultural and social ramifications of experiences which transcend physical and digital occupations and the role technology plays in shaping, mediating, and disrupting our everyday realities.

KATHERINE SIMÓNE REYNOLDS is based out of Saint Louis, MO creating conceptual portrait and architectural photography. Katherine has exhibited work within many spaces and institutions around Saint Louis, including the Pulitzer Arts Foundation, Fort Gondo Compound for the Arts, and The Luminary.

MAXI GLAMOUR is a performance artist, whose work attempts to push boundaries with conceptual looks that deviate from typical standards. In 2015, after recognizing the lack of Queer Art spaces in St. Louis, Maxi started Qu'art, a portmanteau that combines the words Queer and Art).

MENDI + KEITH OBADIKE make music, art, and literature. Often working in large-scale public sound art works, they have exhibited widely, and are currently artists in residence in Times Square. Mendi and Keith serve as art advisors to the Times Square Alliance and The Vera List Center for Art and Politics.

MICHAEL ALLEN is the Director of the Preservation Research Office, which he founded in 2009. Currently Allen is president of the board of Modern STL, the regional mid-century modern preservation organization, and serves as Senior Lecturer in Architecture and Landscape Architecture and Lecturer in American Culture Studies at Washington University in St. Louis.

V. MITCH MCEWEN earned her M.Arch. at Columbia University and B.A. at Harvard College cum laude in Social Studies. She is currently the assistant professor at the Princeton School of Architecture, and serves as a Board Member of the Van Alen Institute in New York City.

REUBEN REUEL is the founder and creative director of Demestik. Upon moving to New York City in 2007, Reuben studied at The Art Institute of New York City subsequently working for independent designers who focused on domestic manufacturing. Demestik by Reuben Reuel was launched in 2012.

SAMUEL R. DELANY is an African American author, professor and literary critic. His work includes fiction (especially science fiction), memoir, criticism and essays on sexuality and society. Delany became a professor in 1988, and most recently served as Critical Inquiry Visiting Professor at the University of Chicago during the winter quarter of 2014.

SOPHIA AL-MARIA is an artist, writer and filmmaker. For the past few years, she has been carrying out research around the concept of “Gulf Futurism”. Sophia is the author of Virgin with A Memory and The Girl Who Fell To Earth and has also guest edited an issue of the experimental art-writing journal The Happy Hypocrite, entitled Fresh Hell.

TERRENCE WOOTEN earned a PhD in May 2017 from the Department of American Studies at the University of Maryland. During his fellowship at Washington University, Wooten plans to build on his dissertation research to develop a better understanding of the social, economic and political implications of homelessness and housing deprivation in both urban and suburban geographies.

A Mississippi native, TREASURE SHIELDS REDMOND is a poet, speaker, diversity and inclusion coach, and social justice educator. In 2016 she founded her company, Feminine Pronoun Consultants, LLC. Additional information on her poetry, writing, and multidimensional practice are available at: www.FemininePronoun.com.