David Brooks was born in Brazil, Indiana in 1975. Brooks is a sculptor and installation artist whose work investigates how cultural concerns cannot be divorced from the natural world. His work is engaged with examining the cause and effect of ecological crisis and questioning the terms under which nature is perceived and utilized. Brooks has exhibited large-scale installations at MoMA PS1, the Sculpture Center NY, the Dallas Contemporary Art Center, Marlborough Chelsea and a migrating sculpture for the Lisbon Biennial 2010. His work has been exhibited internationally at Bland Beijing, China, Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, D'Amelio Terras Gallery, Gavin Brown's Enterprise and Museum 52, NYC. Brooks received his BFA from the Cooper Union and an MFA from Columbia University. In 2009 he received a Socrates Sculpture Park Fellowship, and a research grant to the Peruvian Amazon from the Coypu Foundation. In 2010 he received a grant from the Foundation for Contemporary Arts.
William Lamson is a Brooklyn based artist who works in video, photography, performance and sculpture. His work is in the collections of the Brooklyn Museum, the Dallas Museum of Art, the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston and a number of private collections. Since graduating from the Bard MFA program in 2006, his work has been shown at The Indianapolis Museum of Art, The Brooklyn Museum, P.S.1 MOMA, and the Museum of Fine Arts in Santa Fe, among others. Recently, he recently completed two site-specific installations for Storm King Art Center.
Greg Lindquist is an artist and writer. His recent show of paintings "You are Nature" opened at Elizabeth Harris Gallery, NYC. Recently, he has participated in the group shows Planet of Slums, co-curated by La Toya Ruby Frazier and Omar Lopez-Chahoud and No One is an Island at LMCC's exhibition space on Governors Island curated by Omar Lopez-Chahoud. He also is the Art Books in Review Editor at The Brooklyn Rail, contributing editor to artcritical.com and contributing writer at ARTnews. Lindquist is interested in the model of artist-consultant that Robert Smithson developed in the late 1960s in which he gave aesthetic advice on large development projects, such as airplane terminals. He will approach Flock Houses with the concern of translating ideas into specific and appealing form in these self-contained living environments.
Kelly Loudenberg is a producer and director based in New York City. Her short-form documentaries non-dogmatically explore and illuminate the pursuits of mavericks, visionaries, and seekers who are engaged in reconfiguring urban and rural spaces in unexpected ways and bringing the utopian to the practical through radical reconsiderations of the built environment. Her work has screened at the Guggenheim Lab, Exit Art, AIA Albuquerque, Architecture in the City Festival San Francisco, Seattle Design Festival, Architecture and Design Film Festival NY & Chicago, and The Maryland Institute College of Art. In 2010, she completed a residency with the Center for Land Use Interpretation in Wendover, Utah. She has produced and directed for Survival International, Columbia University, Tribeca Film Festival, Hulu, CNN, MTV, Vice TV, BBC, Reuters, Current TV, Michael Kors, and various fashion brands. She is currently working on her first feature-length documentary on the suburbanization of poverty in America.
Amelia Marzec is a Brooklyn-based artist focused on enabling activist communities through innovative uses of technology. She holds a Master of Fine Arts in Design and Technology from the Parsons School of Design, a Bachelor of Fine Arts from RutgersUniversity, and was awarded a residency at Eyebeam Art and Technology Center. She is a recipient of the Paul Robeson Cultural Center Award. Her work has appeared in the Conflux Festival, Rhizome ArtBase, Flux Factory, Neural Magazine, Metropolis Magazine, Gizmodo, Wired, Make, and on NPR. She is also a member of the Huffington Post Media Group, and won an award for leading a team through the AOL redesign. She has launched projects for BBC America, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Nickelodeon, Lifetime, and Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum. > > Flock House TV Coming Soon!
Sophie Nichols currently works with the Buckminster Fuller Institute. She's worked on several small farm development projects, large scale art installations, completed an apprenticeship as a tattoo artist, and worked in the office of Diller Scofidio and Renfro. She studied visual art and design at Sarah Lawrence College and Columbia University.
Christopher Robbins works on the uneasy cusp of public art and community action, creating sculptural interventions in the daily lives of strangers. He uses heavy material demands and a carefully twisted work-process to craft awkwardly intimate social collaborations. He built his own hut out of mud and sticks and lived in it while serving as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Benin, West Africa, spoke at a United Nations conference about his cross-cultural digital arts and education work in the South Pacific, and has lived and worked in London, Tokyo, West Africa, the Fiji Islands, and former Yugoslavia. He has exhibited at the New Museum Festival of Ideas, Trade School at the Whitney Museum,the National Museum of Wales, PERFORMA 07, Nikolaj Kunsthallen/ Copenhagen Contemporary Art Center, and been awarded residencies/ fellowships from Skowhegan, MacDowell Colony, Haystack, Penland, and Anderson Ranch, among others. He is on the sculpture faculty at SUNY Purchase College. The Ghana Think Tank, a project he co-founded in 2006, was a finalist for the Frieze Foundation Cartier Award in 2010, and was awarded the Creative Time Open Doors commission for Public Art at the Queens Museum of Art in 2010. http://www.christopher-robbins.com http://www.GhanaThinkTank.org June 15 - 30: Queens FMCP, Fountain of the Planets (123-01 Roosevelt Ave, Flushing, NY 11368)
Esteban Gaspar Silva is an artist and musician currently working on a long term artistic and academic project based around the idea of Open Source ideology in the physical world. The project aims to critique copyright restrictions and cultural perceptions of authorship being singular instead of collaborative. Being involved with the DIY music scene in bands including Mount Righteous, The Act of Estimating as Worthless, Wood Spider, Sweet Street Symphony, and Whale Whale Whale; Esteban applies the DIY ethics to his work. Esteban was born in Mexico City, grew up in Irving Texas, and then moved to New York in pursue of a degree in Media, Society, and the Arts at SUNY Purchase
Travis LeRoy Southworth is an artist working in photography, sculpture and video. Recent exhibitions include The Drawing Center (NYC), Martha Otero Gallery (Los Angeles), Mixed Greens Gallery (solo project, NYC), Thomas Robertello Gallery (Chicago), The Bronx Museum of Art (Bronx), Arthouse at the Jones Center (Austin) and the Center for Curatorial Studies at the Hessel Museum of Art (Annandale-on-Hudson, NY). He was awarded a 2010 Fellowship in Photography from the New York Foundation for the Arts. He also has participated in the Artist in the Marketplace (AIM 29) Program at The Bronx Museum of Art and received a BRIC Media Arts Fellowship. His work has been profiled and reviewed in Time Out Chicago, Art Slant and L Magazine. Travis holds a MFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago and a BFA from the University of Arizona. Currently he lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.
Scott Patrick Wiener spent most of his early life traveling from one military base to another, never spending more than four years in one place at a time. The work he produces is a direct result of an attempt to hold onto time and place to stabilize it. He proceeds accordingly by using lens-based media to reference past personal or socio-historic events reinforcing their antagonistic specificity as objects in the present. He studied at Massachusetts College of Art and Design (BFA, 2001), the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (MFA, 2007), the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture (Class of 2010) and a completed a 2009-10 DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) Scholarship for Fine Arts in Leipzig, Germany. Currently, he teaches at Brandeis University, Middlesex and Bunker Hill Community Colleges.