Helena Kauppila in a visual artist based in Berlin, Germany. She is deeply fascinated with bringing to light the creativity inherent in science. Although Kauppila's work is representational, she derives her understanding of representation from mathematics, which can get quite abstract. Correspondingly, while her colorful canvases may appear haphazard and unplanned, there is a systems thinking behind them. Her work reflects the order of the genome, structure of mathematical theories, and the visceral human connection to nature and intuitive experience. Kauppila holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the California Institute of Technology, and a Ph.D. in Mathematics from Columbia University. In addition, Kauppila is the recipient of the Reginald Marsh and Felicia Meyers Marsh scholarship at the Art Students League of New York, where she studied under Larry Poons and Anita Steckel. She recently completed an artist residency in Istanbul, Turkey, and has had solo exhibitions in Helsinki and New York.
Robert J. Krawczyk is an artist based in Illinois. In his 35 years of teaching at the IIT College of Architecture, Krawczyk developed and taught a series of computer-aided design and digital design courses covering 2D and 3D CAD, image composition, animation, and form generation methods across all degree programs. His research into digital methods in the disciplines of science, mathematics, architecture, art, and technology has been published and presented internationally in the form of prints, web pieces, sculptural, and architectural studies presented in a body of work spanning over one hundred exhibitions and thirty-seven conference papers.
Grace DeGennaro was born in Rockville Centre, NY. Her work has been internationally exhibited at galleries and institutions including Center for Maine Contemporary Art, The Painting Center, Kentler Drawing Space, Tang Teaching Museum, Heckscher Museum, United States Embassy (Qatar and Tanzania), Ellsworth Gallery, Saugerties Performing Arts Factory, Visual Art Center of New Jersey, Hudson River Museum, Schema Projects, Clark Gallery, Aucocisco Gallery, Icon Contemporary Art, and New England Foundation for the Arts. Her work is included in various permanent institutional and private collections including Tang Teaching Museum, Heckscher Museum, Gund Collection, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Ballinglen Arts Foundation Archive, Ireland and Wellington Management. She is the recipient of grants from the Ballinglen Arts Foundation, Maine Arts Commission, and New England Foundation for the Arts. DeGennaro has completed two residencies at The Catwalk Institute, Catskills and was a visiting artist at numerous colleges on the east coast, including Bowdoin College, Skidmore College, and Colby College. She received an MFA from Columbia University and a BS in Fine Arts from Skidmore College. DeGennaro lives and works in Yarmouth, Maine.
Tiberiu Chelcea takes elements and processes of traditional printmaking and combines them with parts and operations of digital technologies. His work demonstrates unexpected correlations between old and new technologies, and issues of consumption, serial design, automated vs labor-intensive processes, are brought to the fore. His works have been exhibited throughout the United States (New York, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Iowa and other states) as well as Mexico, Egypt and Brazil, and he has received a Pollock-Krasner Foundation grant in addition to several Iowa Arts Council project grants. Chelcea was born in Romania and came to the United States to pursue a PhD in Computer Science. He has received several awards, fellowships and patents in the field of electronic and digital design, which continues to be a major source of inspiration for his art.
Jody Rasch is a New York-area artist whose work uses themes drawn from science. Rasch uses scientific images and their underlying patterns, to explore the fundamental patterns in the larger world and to look beyond what we see and explore what is behind our conceptions. Rasch is a self-taught artist, but has studied at the Arts Students’ League of New York and The School of Visual Arts in New York and has been exhibiting for over 35 years. Recent museum exhibitions include the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the David J. Sencer CDC Museum (in Association with the Smithsonian Institution), and Cornell University.