Artists

Gary Barton

Gary Barton received an MFA degree from The Ohio State University where he was the recipient of a University Fellowship. He has been a faculty member at Brigham Young University since 1994 where he teaches printmaking, painting, and advanced studio courses. While at BYU, he has served as chair of the Department of Art and as associate dean for the College of Fine Arts and Communications. He has also been the director/co-director of numerous study abroad programs, collaborative projects between BYU and various national and international institutions, and other experiential learning programs for students. In his art, he works predominately in two-dimensional media including painting, printmaking, and mixed media. He has received numerous award for his work including the 2001 Utah Arts Council Visual Arts Fellowship, and his work has been exhibited widely in national and international venues including the Contemporary Art Space Chester (CASC), England, Minnesota Center for Book Arts, Utah Museum of Contemporary Art, Spectrum Project Space in Perth, Australia, PR1 Gallery in Preston, England, CityScape Gallery in Vancouver, B.C., Studio 61 in Florence, Italy, and Site Brooklyn in Brooklyn, New York.

Claudine Bigelow

Dr. Claudine Bigelow is Professor of Viola at the Brigham Young University School of Music and a member of the Deseret String Quartet. Solo recital and string quartet appearances have taken her around the United States, Europe, Australia and New Zealand. Claudine has played with the viola sections of the National and Utah Symphonies, Smithsonian Chamber Orchestra, and the National Chamber Orchestra. Every summer she performs with the Grand Teton Music Festival. In 2012, Bigelow was invited to be a Fulbright Senior Scholar, where she served as artist-in-residence at the Te Kōkī New Zealand School of Music in Wellington. + In recent years, Claudine has expanded her work to participate in interdisciplinary collaborations with dancers and visual artists. Through these collaborations she has been challenged to discover the possibilities of expressing herself through the visual and textile arts. She has a long love of knitting and has been exploring quilting, drawing and painting. She uses piecing, painting and top sewing in her quilts to express political, environmental and histori- cal concepts. Her explorations in the visual arts have been juried into shows in the Springville Art Museum, Susan B. Anthony Birthplace Museum, Gallery 51 at the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts and the William Paterson University Gallery in New Jersey.

Gillian Catherine

Gillian Catherine is a Massachusetts-based visual artist who explores the relationship between the natural environment and personal identity and the role of climate change in this relationship. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Arts Management and Art with a concentration in Design from the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts. She works primarily with found plastic materials combined with paint and embroidery. Gillian’s work has been exhibited most recently in Wayne, NJ, Santa Fe, NM, Williamstown, MA, and Newport News, VA. She has participated in highly selective travel fellowships to Utah, USA, and Venice, Italy, which have informed her own relationship with place and identity.

Jennifer Barton

Jennifer Barton is an artist who works predominantly in painting and mixed media. She has a BFA and an MFA from Brigham Young University and is a recipient of the Utah Arts Council Fellowship and the Utah Arts Council Individual Artist Grant. She was accepted to Art Space Studios in Salt Lake City, Utah and has been part of national invitational exhibits such as Boxes Beyond Borders in Santa Barbara, California, the Western Regional Women’s Invitational in Scottsdale, Arizona, Utah Art, Utah Artists: A 150-Year Survey at the Springville Museum of Art in Springville, Utah, Waiting in North Adams, Massachusetts, and Western Wild in Chester, England. Her work has been exhibited at the Utah Museum of Contemporary Art, the Rio Gallery, the Art Access Gallery, and the Finch Lane Gallery in Salt Lake City, Utah. Jennifer has taught many subjects such as figure drawing, painting, drawing, composition, and color in her twenty years as an adjunct instructor at BYU. She also enjoys teaching art to children in her community.

Mark Bigelow

Mark Bigelow received degrees in Philosophy (1989) and Public Administration (1991) from Brigham Young University. Later in life, he began taking art classes at BYU to pursue a different path. He has been working in stained glass since 2002, when he initially made art as a hobby. In 2013, he created Mountain Light Glazier, LLC and primarily makes commissions for homes. + Bigelow has been an Affiliate Member of the Stained Glass Association of America since 2017. In June 2018, the SGAA funded his attendance at “Designing with Freedom” a workshop in New York with Ellen Mandelbaum. He has exhibited his work locally with the Utah County Artist Guild, where his piece “Rainbow Fall” won second place in 2017.

Nuala Clark

Born in Dublin 1970. Received a BA in Fine Art Painting from the National College of Art & Design in Dublin in 1993. Afterwards moved to New York City. Showed with Thomas Werner Gallery, Chelsea (2005/6) & Boltax Gallery, Shelter Island, NY. In September 2007, awarded a fellowship to the Ballinglen Arts Foundation, Mayo & began returning to Ireland from NY to work every year. In 2013 moved full time to the West of Ireland. Presented at the Robert Boyle Summer School in Waterford & Lismore, June 2019. Board member of The Yeats Society, Sligo. Her work is held in many private and corporate collections worldwide. Exhibition, Moving Outwards Incrementally with Shona Macdonald, Ballina Arts Centre (2022). Received The Mayo Artist and Fingal Artist Bursaries in 2022.The Arts Council Visual Arts Bursary in 2020, The Arts Council COVID-19 Crisis Response Award- resulting in ‘so I have observed’ — a five part video series.

Gary Barton

Gary Barton received an MFA degree from The Ohio State University where he was the recipient of a University Fellowship. He has been a faculty member at Brigham Young University since 1994 where he teaches printmaking, painting, and advanced studio courses. While at BYU, he has served as chair of the Department of Art and as associate dean for the College of Fine Arts and Communications. He has also been the director/co-director of numerous study abroad programs, collaborative projects between BYU and various national and international institutions, and other experiential learning programs for students. In his art, he works predominately in two-dimensional media including painting, printmaking, and mixed media. He has received numerous award for his work including the 2001 Utah Arts Council Visual Arts Fellowship, and his work has been exhibited widely in national and international venues including the Contemporary Art Space Chester (CASC), England, Minnesota Center for Book Arts, Utah Museum of Contemporary Art, Spectrum Project Space in Perth, Australia, PR1 Gallery in Preston, England, CityScape Gallery in Vancouver, B.C., Studio 61 in Florence, Italy, and Site Brooklyn in Brooklyn, New York.

Claudine Bigelow

Dr. Claudine Bigelow is Professor of Viola at the Brigham Young University School of Music and a member of the Deseret String Quartet. Solo recital and string quartet appearances have taken her around the United States, Europe, Australia and New Zealand. Claudine has played with the viola sections of the National and Utah Symphonies, Smithsonian Chamber Orchestra, and the National Chamber Orchestra. Every summer she performs with the Grand Teton Music Festival. In 2012, Bigelow was invited to be a Fulbright Senior Scholar, where she served as artist-in-residence at the Te Kōkī New Zealand School of Music in Wellington. + In recent years, Claudine has expanded her work to participate in interdisciplinary collaborations with dancers and visual artists. Through these collaborations she has been challenged to discover the possibilities of expressing herself through the visual and textile arts. She has a long love of knitting and has been exploring quilting, drawing and painting. She uses piecing, painting and top sewing in her quilts to express political, environmental and histori- cal concepts. Her explorations in the visual arts have been juried into shows in the Springville Art Museum, Susan B. Anthony Birthplace Museum, Gallery 51 at the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts and the William Paterson University Gallery in New Jersey.

Gillian Catherine

Gillian Catherine is a Massachusetts-based visual artist who explores the relationship between the natural environment and personal identity and the role of climate change in this relationship. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Arts Management and Art with a concentration in Design from the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts. She works primarily with found plastic materials combined with paint and embroidery. Gillian’s work has been exhibited most recently in Wayne, NJ, Santa Fe, NM, Williamstown, MA, and Newport News, VA. She has participated in highly selective travel fellowships to Utah, USA, and Venice, Italy, which have informed her own relationship with place and identity.

Karina Hean

Karina Nöel Hean lives in the Galisteo Basin between Cerrillos and Galisteo, NM on the San Marcos arroyo, where the light and land provide daily inspiration. A life-long art educator, Hean now serves as Chair of Visual Arts at the New Mexico School for the Arts. She has served on the faculty of the University of Montana, Santa Fe University of Art and Design, Fort Lewis College, and New Mexico State University and holds a BA from St. John’s College, a Post-Baccalaureate Certificate from Studio Art Centers International, and MFA from New Mexico State University. Karina was the Associate Sales & Gallery Director at Selby Fleetwood Gallery, has worked with SITE Santa Fe in exhibitions and education, and Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts as the Visual Arts Coordina- tor. Her artwork is grounded in drawing and printmaking and explores responses to

landscape. She has received an American Artist Fellowship at the Ballinglen Arts Foundation, Ireland and has completed many artist-in-resi- dence opportunities in the US, several at national parks. Her work has been exhibited in solo and group exhibitions in museums, galleries, art centers, and universities throughout the US, including exhibits and visiting artist talks at the Gerald and Stanlee Rubin Center for the Visual Arts, UTEP in El Paso, TX; Haydon Art Center, NE; University of Nebraska, Omaha, NE; Furman University, SC; Western State Colorado University, CO; Sam Houston State University, TX; Krause Gallery, RI; Western Oregon University, OR; McDaniel College, MD; Zane Bennett Contemporary Art; Santa Fe, NM, Gallery Shoal Creek in Austin, TX, and Zia Gallery in Winetka, IL; is included in the Drawing Center’s Viewing Program. Karina Hean was born and raised in Mayo, MD on the Chesapeake Bay’s western shore.

Christopher Lynn

Christopher Lynn is an artist, curator, writer, and educator. From 2008 to 2013, he was the executive director of SPACES in Cleveland, OH where he worked with artists such as Steve Lambert, Nandipha Mntambo, Temporary Services, William Pope.L, Jon Rubin, and Machine Project. He is currently Associate Professor of Historical, Critical and Cultural Studies in Art at Brigham Young University. His most recent curatorial projects were for the Journal for Transnational American Studies and SPRING/BREAK Los Angeles. His writing has appeared in the Miami Art Exchange, New Art Examiner, 15 Bytes, Temporary Art Review, the Journal of the Utah Academy, the Journal of Social Theory in Art Education, and Wicked Arts Assignments. He is a founding member of commonfield.org.

Mercedes Ng

Mercedes Ng was born and raised in Hong Kong and is now living in Salt Lake City, Utah. She was educated at the University of Utah and later finished her Bachelor of Arts at Brigham Young University in 2020. She specializes in oil paintings that are associated with her upbringing and her identity as a BIPOC artist. She also creates installations and sculptures with paper in a non-traditional approach based on her experience and culture. She was a grant recipient of the New Beehive Show awarded by the Utah Division of Arts & Museums and the “I Am” initiative organized by the Center for LDS Arts. Her works have been featured in All She Makes Magazine Issue 5 and exhibited in Utah, New York, and Hong Kong.

Joseph Ostraff

Joseph Ostraff received an MFA from the University of Washington and teaches primarily painting, drawing, and advanced studio courses at Brigham Young University. He has directed/ co-directed multiple collaborative projects between BYU and programs such as Wirral Met, Liverpool, UK; Te Whare Wananga o Awanuiarangi, NZ; MCLA, North Adams, MA; and Limerick School of Art and Design, IRE. These partnerships, have involved hundreds of students and faculty, resulting in over thirty international, national, and regional exhibitions. Joseph’s work has been exhibited in a variety of national and international venues including: Cape Cod Museum of Art, MA; Attleboro Arts Museum, MA; WoCA Projects, Fort Worth, TX; K12 Gallery/TEJAS Gallery Space, Dayton, OH; Minneapolis Center for Book Arts, Minneapolis, MN; Spectrum Project Space at Edith Cowan University, Perth, Australia; and Sheffield Institute of Arts Gallery, UK. Most recently, he was awarded an international fellowship which included a two-month artist residency in Ballinglen, Ireland.

Michelle Rowley

Michelle Rowley holds a BA in Fine Art from Liverpool John Moores University and recently received an MA in Site and Archive Intervention at the University of Central Lancashire. She teaches printmaking and constantly expanding studio practices on the BA Fine Art course at Wirral Met College in Wirral, UK where she is Programme Leader. She is a founder member of ‘Hot Bed Press’, an open access printmaking studio based in Salford. Her practice and research respond to a long-held interest in place, our relationship to the natural world, and our psychological attachments and cultural values linked to landscapes and the built environment. + Her teaching career has prompted research into the production of artists’ books and small edition publishing, which since 2006 has led to specific and fruitful engagements with art audiences and the public at book fairs in the UK. You can find Michelle’s books in the Tate Gallery artists’ book collection where she is proud to be found in the company of her students’ books. + It is through these activities that opportunities have arisen through international collaborations with Brigham Young University’s art faculty and students. These collaborative experiences have been pivotal in testing ideas and methodologies that challenge and extend how artists work, and how they work together. + This exchange of interests, experiences and differences, and these key opportunities to meet and work alongside others is what makes us grow as artists. Finding ways to explore boundaries between practices and critical contexts continues to bring new and challenging possibilities within reach. Projects which further demonstrate these relationships involved the Artlab Contemporary Print Studio at UCLan with the ‘Triple Echo’ in 2008 and ‘Global Echo’ in 2010 projects, and the 2ndPermanent Print Symposium 2015.

Jennifer Barton

Jennifer Barton is an artist who works predominantly in painting and mixed media. She has a BFA and an MFA from Brigham Young University and is a recipient of the Utah Arts Council Fellowship and the Utah Arts Council Individual Artist Grant. She was accepted to Art Space Studios in Salt Lake City, Utah and has been part of national invitational exhibits such as Boxes Beyond Borders in Santa Barbara, California, the Western Regional Women’s Invitational in Scottsdale, Arizona, Utah Art, Utah Artists: A 150-Year Survey at the Springville Museum of Art in Springville, Utah, Waiting in North Adams, Massachusetts, and Western Wild in Chester, England. Her work has been exhibited at the Utah Museum of Contemporary Art, the Rio Gallery, the Art Access Gallery, and the Finch Lane Gallery in Salt Lake City, Utah. Jennifer has taught many subjects such as figure drawing, painting, drawing, composition, and color in her twenty years as an adjunct instructor at BYU. She also enjoys teaching art to children in her community.

Mark Bigelow

Mark Bigelow received degrees in Philosophy (1989) and Public Administration (1991) from Brigham Young University. Later in life, he began taking art classes at BYU to pursue a different path. He has been working in stained glass since 2002, when he initially made art as a hobby. In 2013, he created Mountain Light Glazier, LLC and primarily makes commissions for homes. + Bigelow has been an Affiliate Member of the Stained Glass Association of America since 2017. In June 2018, the SGAA funded his attendance at “Designing with Freedom” a workshop in New York with Ellen Mandelbaum. He has exhibited his work locally with the Utah County Artist Guild, where his piece “Rainbow Fall” won second place in 2017.

Nuala Clark

Born in Dublin 1970. Received a BA in Fine Art Painting from the National College of Art & Design in Dublin in 1993. Afterwards moved to New York City. Showed with Thomas Werner Gallery, Chelsea (2005/6) & Boltax Gallery, Shelter Island, NY. In September 2007, awarded a fellowship to the Ballinglen Arts Foundation, Mayo & began returning to Ireland from NY to work every year. In 2013 moved full time to the West of Ireland. Presented at the Robert Boyle Summer School in Waterford & Lismore, June 2019. Board member of The Yeats Society, Sligo. Her work is held in many private and corporate collections worldwide. Exhibition, Moving Outwards Incrementally with Shona Macdonald, Ballina Arts Centre (2022). Received The Mayo Artist and Fingal Artist Bursaries in 2022.The Arts Council Visual Arts Bursary in 2020, The Arts Council COVID-19 Crisis Response Award- resulting in ‘so I have observed’ — a five part video series.

Joanna Kidney

Joanna Kidney is an Irish visual artist. Her practice considers the sensory, temporal, interconnected and holistic aspects of being human. It is concerned with the non-material, that which is not visible and concrete. Using a language of abstraction, her work is an enquiry of the mark and the line through drawing, painting and physical space. + She has exhibited in Solo and Group Exhibitions in Ireland, France, Germany, UK and USA. She is the recipient of a William J. Cooper Foundation Grant (USA); Arts Council of Ireland and Wicklow County Council funding; a Royal Hibernian Academy Studio Award; a Dublin Institute of Technology Award of Excellence and a Ballinglen Arts Foundation Fellowship. International residencies include Kiðjaberg, Iceland and Brigham Young University, Utah. Her practice includes collaborations with visual artists, dance artists and artists collectives. She is a co-founding member of Outpost Studios, Co. Wicklow. Her work is held in the collections of Allied Irish Banks; Ballinglen Museum Collection; The Central Bank, Ireland; Office Public Works, Ireland; University College Dublin; Wicklow County Council and the Dept of Environment, Northern Ireland.

Melanie Mowinski

Melanie Mowinski is a professor of art at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts in North Adams, MA and founder of PRESS: Letterpress as a Public Art Project. + As an artist, Mowinski balances hyper control & very specific rules with experimental investigations in her artwork. This work takes the form of handset letterpress prints and cards, artist books, handmade paper words, collages and more. She gravitates towards the creation of one-of-a-kind artist books housed in unusual and traditional enclosures. Her books under the imprint PRESS • 29 PRESS are in private and public collections around the world. + She has maintained a daily practice of creating with paper for more than 15 years. This practice forms the foundation of her book Collage Your Life, published June 2022 by Storey Publishing.

Hannah Ostraff

Hannah Ostraff is a graphic designer who designs work that pushes the boundaries between art and design. As well as being trained in branding and company design, She also collects dye material and creates dyes and inks using natural elements. al venues including: Cape Cod Museum of Art, MA; Attleboro Arts Museum, MA; WoCA Projects, Fort Worth, TX; K12 Gallery/TEJAS Gallery Space.

Melinda Ostraff

Melinda Ostraff was educated in the discipline of ethnobotany, which is the study of interactions between people and plants. Her husband is an artist and they have been collaborating for most of their married life in a variety of ways. He as her field assistant, and she as a participant in many of his international artistic collaborations. Through the years this has allowed her to explore many different art forms and techniques. This interaction continues to inspire and fascinate her. This way of thinking, looking at and interacting with the natural world has motivated Melinda to look at the world in new ways: through patterns, forms, colors and textures.

Linda Reynolds

Linda Reynolds is a Graphic Design professor at Brigham Young University who also maintains a professional practice with extensive experience in magazine, branding and communication design. In addition to commissioned work her creative activity has expanded to letterpress, silkscreen and other alternative printing methods. Her work has been published in prestigious, tier one peer-reviewed national and international publications and exhibitions including CA/Communication Arts, American Institute of Graphic Arts 365, New York Art Directors Club, One Show, AIGA 50 Books 50 Covers, How International Design Annual, Society of Illustrators Annual, Print Regional, Logo Lounge, Graphis Logo, and Society of Publication Designers. Through collaborative projects, she has had the opportunity to participate in several national and international collaborative book arts exhibitions and print exchanges in venues such as the Utah Museum of Contemporary Art in Salt Lake City, Human Rights Gallery, Washington, D.C., Contemporary Art Space, Chester, UK; the Rio Grande Gallery, Utah Arts Council, Salt Lake City; the Sheffield Institute of Arts Gallery, Sheffield, UK; the Wirral Metropolitan College Art Gallery, Liverpool, UK; the PR1 Gallery, University of Central Lancashire, Preston, UK; the Williamson Art Gallery, Birkenhead, UK; and at Edith Cowan University, Perth, Australia.

Jen Watson

Jen Watson was born and raised out west where she primarily makes works on paper. She received her MFA in Studio Art from The Ohio State University in 2014 and has since exhibited in a variety of national and international venues. Recent exhibitions include: The Brookly Waterfront Arts Coalition, Brooklyn, New York, The Mesa Arts Center, Mesa, Arizona, The Finch Lane Gallery, Salt Lake City, and more. She is a proponent for creating opportunities for student artists and is currently an Assistant Professor of Art at Brigham Young University teaching printmaking and other 2D studio courses.

Sally Weaver

Sally Weaver is a site specific artist based on the Wirral, north west England. Through focused research methodologies, Sally’s work explores the inherent qualities of ‘place’ and natural environments. Methods and materials are determined by this research. + Graduating in 2020 with a BA Hons in Fine Art, Sally now attends the University of Chester studying a Master of Arts Degree in Fine Art. Sally completed a Fellowship at Wirral Metropolitan College in 2021. + Recent selective collaborations, exhibitions and field trips have culminated in work exploring climate change and anthropogenic concerns. Current studies have evolved further critical research. Through print, painting and installation, Sally investigates the ‘experiential’ and ‘otherness’ of natural places that are familiar to us. The effect on ‘place’ of our inherited ancestral skills and knowledge of the natural environment is explored.