McClure – O’Bryan

Stefana McClure (b. 1959, Lisburn, Northern Ireland) McClure completed her BA in Sculpture at Hornsey College of Art in London (1980-1984). She continued her studies in papermaking, with a Monbusho Scholarship, at Kyoto Seika University in Japan (1993-1995). In 1998, McClure was a visiting artist at the Awagami Paper Mill, Awayamakawa, Tokushima, Japan, and she has since been resident at the University of Central Arkansas in Conway (2008) and the Field Institute Hombroich in Neuss, Germany (2008, 2010). McClure is the recipient of a Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant. Recent solo exhibitions have been held at the Kunstverein Grafschaft Bentheim, Neuenhaus, Germany (2006); Bartha Contemporary, London (2009); ArtON, Bonn, Germany (2010); and Josée Bienvenu Gallery, New York (2006, 2008, 2011). McClure has also been included in numerous museum exhibitions, most recently at the Krannert Art Museum, Urbana-Champaign, Illinois (2008); the Contemporary Art Center, Cincinnati, Ohio (2008); the John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, Wisconsin (2009); and the Museum Folkwang, Essen, Germany (2010). McClure lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.

Mary McDonnell (b. 1959, Saginaw, MI) McDonnell received her BFA from Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo (1981) and her MFA from Syracuse University, New York (1984). She has received the Western Michigan University Arts Centennial Distinguished Artist Award (2003) and the Delaware Valley Arts Alliance Fellowship Award (2004). McDonnell has served numerous artist residencies, including the Oberpfälzer Künstlerhaus, Schwandorf, Germany (2007); the MacDowell Colony, Peterborough, New Hampshire (2007); and the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, Amherst (2002, 2009). Recent solo exhibitions have been held at Miller Block Gallery, Boston (2005) and James Graham Gallery, New York (2005, 2007, 2009). McDonnell’s work has also been included in group exhibitions at various venues, most recently including the Delaware Center for Creative Arts, Wilmington (2005); Kunst-und-Gewerbeverein, Regensburg, Germany (2008); the Museo de Arte Contemporáneo Esteban Vicente, Segovia, Spain (2009); James Graham Gallery, New York (2006, 2009, 2010); the Visual Arts Gallery of the School of Visual Arts, New York (2010); and the Christine Price Gallery at Castleton State College, Vermont (2011). McDonnell lives and works in Brooklyn and upstate New York. More information about her work can be found at www.marymcdonnellart.com.

Kathleen McEvily is a graduate student in the Museum Studies department at The City College of New York, currently working on her Master’s thesis. Kathleen has worked at the Kramarsky Collection, The Whitney Museum of American Art, and The Peggy Guggenheim Collection in Venice, Italy. McEvily currently resides in White Plains, New York.

Tad Mike (b. 1975, LaGrange, GA) Mike completed his BA at the New School University, New York (1998) and his BFA at The Cooper Union, New York (2001). He has worked as a writer, curator, lecturer, photographer, and master printer, among other creative positions. In 2007, Mike was resident at the Robert MacNamara Foundation in Westport Island, Maine. He was resident at L’Anglin, Beauvais in Concremiers, France, in 2009. Recent solo exhibitions have been held at the Aoyama Enkei Theatre, Tokyo (2007); the Robert MacNamara Foundation (2007); the Nexus Multicultural Arts Center, Adelaide, Australia (2008); the Lamar Dodd Art Center, LaGrange, Georgia (2006, 2009); and the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (2005, 2008, 2011). Mike lives and works in New York City. More information about his work can be found at www.tadmike.com.

Deborah Gottheil Nehmad (b. 1952, Brooklyn, NY) Nehmad received her BA in Government from Smith College, Northampton, Massachusetts (1974) and her JD from the Georgetown University Law Center, Washington, D.C. (1982). After beginning a career as a lawyer, she earned her MFA in Printmaking from the University of Hawaii at Manoa (1998). Nehmad is a recipient of the Individual Artist Fellowship in Visual Arts from the Hawaii State Foundation on Culture and the Arts (2008). Recent solo exhibitions have been held at the Art Center at the Honolulu Academy of Arts, Hawaii (2005); the Hui Noeau Visual Arts Center, Maui, Hawaii (2006); and the Koa Gallery at the Kapiolani Community College, Hawaii (2006). Nehmad’s work has been included in group exhibitions at such venues as the Sung Shin Women’s University, Seoul (2006); The Honolulu Academy of Arts (2006); The Contemporary Museum, Honolulu (2006, 2008); the Museo de Arte Contemporáneo Esteban Vicente, Segovia, Spain (2009); and the Hawaii State Art Museum, Honolulu (2007, 2010). Nehmad lives and works in Honolulu, Hawaii. More information about her work can be found at www.deborahnehmad.com.

Andrea J. Nitsche is a graduate student at New York University’s Institute of Fine Arts. She received her BA with highest honors in the History of Art and Visual Culture at the University of California, Santa Cruz. Prior to her studies at the IFA, Nitsche worked as Assistant to the Director and Curatorial Assistant in the Department of Painting and Sculpture at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, California. Nitsche lives and works in New York City.

Jill O’Bryan (b. 1956, Chicago, IL) O’Bryan received her BA from Macalester College, St. Paul, Minnesota (1978) and her MFA from the San Francisco Art Institute, California (1990). She completed her PhD in Visual Studies at New York University, New York in 2000. O’Bryan was one of the first recipients of the Marie Walsh Sharpe Space Program Fellowship (1990-1991). She was a Teaching Fellow at New York University (1993-1995), and while there she received several New York University Graduate Students Organization Travel Grants (1997, 1998, 2000). Her work has most recently been included in group shows at ABC No Rio, New York (2006); OK Harris Gallery, New York (2007); the Museo de Arte Contemporáneo Esteban Vicente, Segovia, Spain (2009); Gallery Joe, Philadelphia (2010); and Danese Gallery, New York (2011). O’Bryan is also active as a writer and a collaborative performance artist. She lives and works in New York City and Las Vegas.