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.
Eve Biddle is an artist and has worked with Philadelphia Mural Arts, Indianapolis Arts Council, LAND Studio Cleveland, Dieu Donne Papermill, and NYCares. In collaboration with her husband, Joshua Frankel, she has created over 16,000 square feet of public murals across the country. She holds and BA in Art History from Williams College. // bowieandeve.com // evebiddle.com
Bowie Zunino is a social practice artist and educator. She has worked with Creative Time, The Go Project, and Readnet Bronx Charter School. She received her MFA from the Rhode Island School of Design in Sculpture and holds a BA in Psychology and Studio Art from Williams College. // eveandbowie.com // bowiezunino.com
Jeff Barnett-Winsby is an artist and community organizer with an MFA from the Rhode Island School of Design in Photography. He has exhibited internationally and his first book, Mark West and Molly Rose, was published in 2010 by J&L Books. He has served on the faculty at the Rhode Island School of Design and the University of Rhode Island.
Music: Scott Anderson & Tim Love Lee
Scott Anderson is founding Partner and Chief Strategy Officer of Control Group, a NYC-based innovation strategy, technology & design company. Scott serves on the Board of Open House New York, a non-profit organization that promotes New York City architecture and design by encouraging public access to famous buildings and spaces in the New York City area. In addition to being Music Director, Scott also serves on the Wassaic Project’s Board of Directors.
Tim Love Lee has been in the music industry for over 25 years, developing his cult UK dance label into the Tummy Touch Music Group, an international group of companies with a 360° vision for the modern music landscape incorporating record labels, a music publishing company, a production music company and artist and catalogue management. Tim has been asked by MOMA to curate their legendary Warm Up event at the PS1 museum in Queens, NY and his skills as a producer and DJ have landed him radio shows with the BBC, KISS FM and NYC’s East Village Radio as well as official DJ Mix CD releases from Universal Records, Keep Diggin and Stereo Deluxe / Ministry Of Sound and club & festival dates around the world.
Film: Liliana Greenfield-Sanders
Liliana Greenfield-Sanders is an award-winning filmmaker whose work has premiered at the Museum of Modern Art, on television (PBS and Lifetime) and at over 50 film festivals worldwide. Her screenwriting, in both film and TV, has been supported by the Sundance Institute’s Screenwriting and Directing Labs, the Tribeca All Access Program and the Warner Bros. TV Workshop. While earning her masters at NYU Grad Film, Greenfield-Sanders was a Wasserman finalist, an Ang Lee Scholar, a NYWIFT merit scholar, a National Board of Review Student Grantee and the recipient of the Grand Prize Sloan Foundation Feature Film Award.
Born and raised in the East Village of New York City by a multi-generational family of artists, Greenfield-Sanders began volunteering at Anthology Film Archives when she was 11-years-old. Greenfield-Sanders occasionally writes for The Huffington Post and can be found on Instagram: LilianaGS and Twitter: @Liliana.
Dance: Charmaine Warren
I am a performer, historian, consultant and dance writer. I am also a faculty member at Hunter College, Kean University, Empire State College’s online program Center for Distance Learning and The Joffrey Ballet School’s Jazz and Contemporary Trainee Program. I am a former faculty member of The Ailey School and the Alvin Ailey/Fordham University dance major program. I hold a Ph.D. in History from Howard University, a Masters Degree in Dance Research, Reconstruction and Choreography from CUNY – City College, and two Bachelor’s Degrees: one in Speech & Theatre/Dance, and the other in English from Montclair State College.
I generally lecture on western dance history, the Black tradition in American dance and Jamaican dance. After performing for many years with major New York dance companies, I joined the internationally known, New York-based, dance/theater company david rousseve/REALITY in 1989 – 2000. I teach a movement class based on a melding of modern dance, contemporary styles and yoga. I am a yoga teacher at Ashtanga Yoga Montclair in Montclair, New Jersey. I began teaching Ashtanga-based yoga classes in 1998, and today Ashtanga yoga remains an integral part of all my movement classes. I have lectured and taught movement and yoga classes nationally and internationally.
I have been a co-curator for Harlem Stage’s dance series, EMoves for ten years, and the lead curator for Dance @ Wassaic Project Festival for five years. I currently write on dance for Dance Magazine and The New York Amsterdam News among other magazines and journals. My most recent articles can be found on JW Marriot’s luxury hotel’s website – jwm – “Visions of Sugarplums”, on BAM’s website (“A Brief History of American Modern Dance“), and in BAM’s 150th anniversary book – BAM: The Complete Works, Edited by Steven Serafin.
I was a member of the New York Dance and Performance Awards Committee (BESSIES) for more than ten years.
Specialties – Teaching, lecturing, writing, advising and consulting on dance.
A native New Yorker, Deon Soogrim is currently Programming and Exhibitions Manager, executing the Wassiac Project’s annual programming, including the Summer Exhibition and Festival. Previously working at Creative Time on the Creative Time Summit, a conference on art and politics, he holds a Bachelor’s degree from Williams College, where he studied sculpture and played Ultimate Frisbee.
Education: Hallie Scott
Hallie is an educator, art historian, and occasional curator splitting her time between Brooklyn and Wassaic. She is a PhD Candidate at the Graduate Center, CUNY, where her research focuses on experimental art pedagogy in the 1960s and 1970s. Prior to joining the Wassaic Project team, Hallie worked at MASS MoCA in North Adams, Massachusetts and the Chinati Foundation in Marfa, Texas and taught art history at Brooklyn College.
Installation: Ryan Frank
Ryan is an artist and curator based in Brooklyn, NY and Sharon, CT. He was a Wassaic Project resident artist from 2010-2011 and co-curated the exhibition Ode Hotel in Maxon Mills last summer. Ryan works as the Collection Director and Director of Education at The Granary, a private exhibition space in Litchfield County, CT where he recently organized the exhibition Reflective Landscape. // www.ryanmfrank.com
2015 Design Fellows: Momoe & William
Momoe Narazaki and William Shum met while studying graphic design in New York City. After realizing they shared a passion for art, drawing, designing obsessively, and everything print, they decided to pool their efforts and work together. Not wanting to be tied down to any set practice, they formed itwst (which stands for i think we’re still thinking) after graduating from Fashion Institute of Technology in May 2014. Their studio is a creative haven where they work on projects both personal and in collaboration with wonderful people.
“Every idea is worth exploring. For us, finding solutions is a never-ending process full of care, investigation, and discovery. We try to bring this attitude to everything we work on because we believe in the phrase, ‘do what you love, love what you do’. We believe in creating meaningful, personal design.” // itwst.us
2015 Print Fellow: Colleen Donohoe
Colleen Donohoe holds a Masters of Fine Art with a concentration in Printmaking from Arizona State University in 2015, she holds a BFA from Alfred University. In her studio practice she explores place identity through questioning the implications of temporary homes and disposable domestic goods. She has completed residencies at the Vermont Studio Center and Pyramid Atlantic Arts Center and has taught courses in Printmaking and 2D Design at Arizona State University.
Founding Co-Director, 2008 – 2010: Elan Bogarin
Elan Bogarín is a filmmaker/photographer who is in post-production on Invisible Murals, her first feature length documentary to be distributed by PBS. Elan produced the feature film Big Fan for director Robert Siegel which was nominated for the Grand Jury Prize at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival and screened in over 30 US cities. She was nominated for the John Cassavetes Independent Spirit Awards prize and a Gotham IFP Award for Best Picture. Other recent projects include work for The Whitney Museum of American Art; the Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros; God’s House, a feature-length documentary about Muslims who saved Jews during the Holocaust for JWM Productions; and a short documentary for the National Gallery of Art for Oscar-winning director, Aviva Slesin. In 2008, she co-founded The Wassaic Project, an annual multidisciplinary arts festival and residency program in Wassaic, New York. She has received grants from Latino Public Broadcasting, Experimental Television Center, Urban Artist Initiative NYC, The Joyce and Robert Menschel Foundation, The Dutchess County Arts Council, The Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation, and the Charles and Lucille King family. Elan received her BFA from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts and attended the School of the Art Institute of Chicago for MFA work. // invisiblemuralsmovie.com
Exhibitions and Festival Director 2011-2014: Shannon Finnegan
Shannon Finnegan is an artist based in Brooklyn and Wassaic, NY. She works primarily in drawing, using repetitive actions to address the value of labor and the concept of wasted time. In additional to being the Exhibitions and Festival Director for the Wassaic Project, Shannon works as an Artist Guide for Judd Foundation. Originally from Berkeley, California, Shannon received her Bachelor of Arts from Carleton College. // shannonfinnegan.com