Contemporary Art Galleries is pleased to present futures/-form, a visiting artist series guest curated by June T. Sanders. June is a trans artist, writer, educator, and curator from south central Washington State. She lives there still. S/he is an Assistant Professor with the Digital Technology & Culture program at Washington State University.
Artist talk: 4/20/2022 6pm EST
Jenica Heintzelman is a Guatemalan-American photographer from Orlando, Florida. She attended Brigham Young University in Utah where she completed her BFA degree in photography and documentary film in 2010. Jenica received her MFA in photography from the Hartford Art School’s International Limited-Residency program in 2020. She has been named by the British Journal of Photography for the “2021 Ones to Watch: Community” and exhibited internationally at C/O Berlin and BFOTO Festival in Spain. Her book maquette Down a Stream was shortlisted for the Fiebre Dummy Award, SELF PUBLISH RIGA 2021 and the ICP/GOST First Book Award. Currently based in Brooklyn, NY her work explores themes of vulnerability, trauma and the notion of healing.
Artist talk: 4/22/2022 6pm EST
Rachel Fein-Smolinski (b. 1992 Buffalo, NY) is an artist and educator with a BFA from San Francisco Art Institute and an MFA from Syracuse University. Fein-Smolinski has been published in Kris Graves Project’s Solace, the design, technology, science, and science fiction website Gizmodo, Photo Emphasis, and Orenbeg Press. Their self-published artist book Psychodiagnostik (2020) is for sale through Visual Studies Workshop Press. They received the Jurors Choice award from SF Camerawork’s survey exhibition FORECAST 2020, a 2020 Artist Residency at LATITUDE in Chicago, IL, the 2019 Visual Studies Workshop residency, Duke University’s Archive of Documentary Arts and History of Medicine’s Research grant, the 2018 Wynn Newhouse Award for Artists of Excellence with Disabilities, and the Silver Eye Center for Photography’s Fellowship 19 International Award Honorable Mention. Their 2019 video, Referred Pain, was shown in the Video in America exhibition at The Everson Museum in Syracuse, NY, SPACES in Cleveland, OH, and Silver Eye Center for Photography. They have had solo shows at The Buffalo Institute for Contemporary Art, The Griffin Museum of Photography, and SUNY Upstate Medical University’s Health Sciences Library. They have previously worked as the Digital Services Coordinator at Light Work, and are currently a Lecturer of Studio Arts with a concentration in Photography in The School of Art + Design at The University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.
Artist talk: 4/25/2022 6pm EST
Sky Maggiore is a lens-based interdisciplinary artist and educator from rural NY. Since receiving their BFA from Purchase College, Sky is a Graduate Assistant and Fellow in the School of Art at the University of Arkansas, working as a Graduate Representative and an Instructor of Record. They are a seasonal instructor in Photography at Camp Nubar in Delancey NY and an upcoming Local Host resident artist in August 2022. Their work has been exhibited within New York State, Minnesota, and Tennessee, and published with Kris Graves Projects and The Photographer’s Greenbook.
Artist talk: 4/27/2022 6pm EST
Ally Caple (b. 1995, New Haven County, Connecticut) is a photographer working and living in New York City. Her practice revolves around care as labor and the multifaceted relationships that exist outside of heteronormative ways of thinking. She currently holds positions as the Project Manager for The Photographer’s Green Book and the Research Assistant at the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. A graduate of SUNY Purchase College, she received a BFA in Photography and BA in Arts Management in 2017. Caple has completed programs at the Studio Museum in Harlem, the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, and is currently the Spring Fellow at Magnum Foundation.
Artist talk: 4/29/2022 6pm EST
Manda Quevedo is a Brooklyn based nonbinary Latinx photographer and bookmaker. They hold a BFA in Photography from Kutztown University of Pennsylvania and are currently pursuing their Masters in Library and Information Sciences from Clarion University of Pennsylvania.
Manda’s photographic work tends to focus on fleeting and seemingly overlooked moments of beauty in everyday life. Their work has been exhibited across the United States as well as internationally. Manda has also attended several art book fairs across the country as a vendor for their photobook publishing operation, Quiet Pages Press.