Jeremy Gilbert-Rolfe
Jeremy Gilbert-Rolfe (born UK, 1945) is a painter who also writes about art and related topics. His work has been exhibited in New York, where he has been represented by Alexander Gray since 1970, and may be found in public collections including the Albright-Knox Museum, Buffalo; MoCA, Los Angeles; and MoCA, Miami. In 2010 he and Rebecca Norton formed the collaboration Awkward x 2 to make paintings together and otherwise produce collective work. Gilbert-Rolfe is the author of two collections of essays (the second of which contains a reprint of his 1986 essay about Mary Boochever), a book about beauty and the sublime, and another written together with Frank Gehry. He has written numerous essays for journals and catalogues. His work has received several awards over the years, including a Guggenheim Fellowship for painting, NEA Fellowships for both painting and criticism, and the CAA’s Frank Jewitt Mather Award for Criticism. He has lived in California since 1980, where he teaches in and is chair of the graduate program in art at Art Center, Pasadena.

Philip Vanderhyden
Artist Philip Vanderhyden lives and works in New York. Born in Wisconsin in 1978, he earned a BFA in painting from the University of Wisconsin in 2001 and an MFA from Northwestern University in 2004. Vanderhyden has exhibited extensively nationally, and his work has been reviewed in Art in America, Artnet and Artslant, among other publications. He recently concluded a solo exhibition of his work at Andrew Rafacz Gallery in Chicago, and he curated the retrospective of Pictures Generation artist Gretchen Bender.

David Shapiro
Poet David Shapiro (born 1947) grew up in Deal, New Jersey, in an artistic family. Trained as a classical violinist, he played with a number of orchestras. Shapiro also came to poetry early, publishing his first collection of poems, January (1965), when he was 18. Shapiro’s subsequent volumes of poetry include Poems from Deal (1969), A Man Holding an Acoustic Panel (1971), The Page-Turner (1972), Lateness (1977), To an Idea (1983), House (Blown Apart) (1988), After a Lost Original (1994), and New and Selected Poems (19652006). The author of studies on artists such as Jim Dine, Jasper Johns, and Piet Mondrian, Shapiro has taught at Columbia University, Brooklyn College, Princeton University, and the Cooper Union School of Architecture. He is a tenured professor of art history at William Paterson University.

Susan Stoops
Susan L. Stoops, Curator of Contemporary Art at the Worcester Art Museum since 1999, was appointed Interim Chief Curator in 2012. She is an authority on international art of the past decade with a special interest in feminist practices. Recent exhibitions include projects with Carrie Moyer, Charline von Heyl, Rona Pondick, Chen Qiulin, Yun-Fei Ji, Martha Rosler, Louise Bourgeois, David Thorpe, Lily van der Stokker, Tony Feher, and Jim Hodges. From 19841999, Stoops served as Curator at the Rose Art Museum, Brandeis University, where she organized More Than Minimal: Feminism and Abstraction in the ‘70s (1996). Stoops received a BFA from Syracuse University and a MA in Art History from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.
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