After a first career as a software engineer with formal degrees from Carnegie Mellon University in Computer Engineering and Information Networking, Andrew Werth moved to Manhattan where he self-directed an arts education that drew from many of the arts institutions in New York City including the School of Visual Arts, The New School, and the Art Students League. Since moving back to New Jersey in 2005, he has been exhibiting throughout the New Jersey / New York / Pennsylvania area and was selected by the Monmouth Museum as one of their New Jersey Emerging Artists in 2016.
Jeanne Heifetz came to visual art by a circuitous route. She has two degrees in English (Harvard A.B., NYU M.A.), spent a year as the writer-in-residence at Exeter, worked at Esquire and American Heritage magazines, wrote a book on organic food (HarperCollins) and one on the origin of color names (Henry Holt). Heifetz also had a parallel career as a weaver, exhibiting at venues like the Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show and the Smithsonian Craft Show. In 2007, she started applying fiber techniques to non-traditional materials; by 2011 her work had shifted entirely from fine craft to fine art. Since then, she’s shown in galleries and museums in 17 states, the U.K., France, Italy, Germany, Australia, and Israel. Her work is in the Drawing Center’s curated registry and the flat files of the Kentler International Drawing Space. A LABA fellow in 2018-19, Heifetz lives and works in Brooklyn.
Robert Fathauer has a Ph.D. from Cornell University in Electrical Engineering and worked for a number of years as a researcher at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California. In the early 1990s he began making tessellations prints inspired by the work of M.C. Escher. His two-dimensional art evolved to include fractals, knots, and polyhedra, and he has written numerous papers on his explorations in these areas. Robert lives and works in Arizona, where he owns a small business producing and selling products that combine art and mathematics. He took the lead in making art exhibitions an annual feature of both the Bridges Conference, starting in 2001, and the Joint Mathematics Meetings, starting in 2004.
Taking inspiration from scientific approaches, Emily Garfield bases her art practice on collaborative discovery as much as individual research, highlighted in ongoing monthly science-art meetups as well as workshops: at Genspace in New York, and at the DeCordova Museum and the Peabody Essex Museum while in Boston, among others. She was the 2014 director of the Somerville Open Studios city-wide arts event, and now lives in New York where she helps to produce the Tribeca Art+Culture Night art festival. Emily Garfield received her BA in Visual Arts from Brown University, where she also studied the aesthetic response through cognitive science.
Born in Ukraine, Darya Warner immigrated to the USA in 2001 to pursue a career as an artist. She graduated from the School of Visual Arts in 2014 with a focus on Bioart and pursued her Masters at University at Buffalo in conjunction with Coalesce Biological Lab. Her recent projects involve the development of a MycoPrinter, an open-source low tech bioprinter that can print with biological materials such as fungi. This brings attention to sustainable art practices and notions of art as a biological medium. Darya is a co-founder and Director of Operations at CAYO Residency, an Art and Science residency based in the Bahamas focused on bridging biological research and artistic collaboration.
Daniel Hill is a painter, sound artist, writer, educator, and curator whose work explores the relationship between visual art, sound, and science. His paintings employ a rules based system in which the notion of embodied cognition is an inquiry as well as the balance between the aesthetic and conceptual. His paintings are held in many private and public collections, including United States Embassies, Microsoft Corporation, and Bank of America. Hill has appeared on panel talks or contributed writing to; The Brooklyn Rail, The CUE Art Foundation, The Helix Center, SciArt Initiative, Interalia Magazine, Shirley Fiterman Art Center, SciArt Magazine among others. His sound environments have been featured at Scholes Street Studio in Brooklyn, NY, and at other galleries in New York and Paris. He has curated “Visual Inquiries” at Pace University and the traveling exhibition “Emergence and Structure.” He is currently an Adjunct Associate Professor of Art at Pace University in Manhattan.
Eliza Evans was born in a rustbelt steel town and raised in rural Appalachia. She currently splits her time between New York City and the Hudson Valley. Her work was exhibited at the Thomas Erben Gallery, NYC (2020), Chautauqua Institution, Chautauqua, NY (2019), Edward Hopper House Museum, Nyack, NY (2019), Chashama Sculpture Field, Pine Plains, NY (2018), BRIC, Brooklyn (2017), and Purchase College, Purchase, NY (2017). Residencies include the Art Law Program (forthcoming), National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis, UC Santa Barbara (2020), Bronx Museum AIM, and Franconia Sculpture Park, Shafer, MN (both 2019). Evans holds an MFA from SUNY Purchase College in visual art and a PhD in economic sociology from the University of Texas at Austin.