The UMW Media Wall artists for the month of December are Eliane Lima, Rui Hu, Eden Mitsenmacher, Aaron Bowles, Shelley Jordon, and S/N.
Eliane Lima is a Brazilian emerging artist. She immigrated to the U.S. in 1999, and received a BA in Cinema from Binghamton University, State University of New York and a Master of Fine Arts in Film from San Francisco Art Institute. Currently, she is working on her second Master’s degree at the California Institute of The Arts. Lima’s work has been shown at Liverpool Biennial, SFMOMA, Anthology Film Archives, Pacific Film Archives, Brazil, Cuba, Canada, and elsewhere. She was awarded the SF Weekly Mastermind 2012 prize and featured an installation in homage to George Kuchar at the SF Art Pad 2012.
Eden Mitsenmacher – Born 1987 in the USA; works in London and Tel Aviv. Combines performance, video and installation to take a critical yet engaging view of social, political and cultural issues. Holds a BFA from Goldsmiths College University of London and an MFA from the Dutch Art Institute. Her work has been exhibited in spaces such as Istanbul Biennial, the Van Abbe Museum in the Netherlands, Holon Design Museum, Liverpool Biennial, Arebyte Gallery London and ACRE TV.
Aaron Bowles’ artistic practice is one that moves between mediums, incorporating elements from all disciplines of art-making, such as painting and video, or architecture and performance. He has exhibited at numerous venues across the U.S. including Columbia University’s M.W. Offit Gallery in New York, NY, Parrish Art Museum in Watermill, NY, Rogue Video and Performance in Brooklyn, NY, and the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington, D.C.
Shelley Jordon is a Portland, Oregon-based painter and moving-image artist who explores interior and exterior worlds and connections between past and present experiences. Using traditional drawing and painting media applied to two dimensional artwork, animation and installation, she expresses the complex nature of memory; physical and emotional, collective and personal. Daily life, relationships and every day objects are investigated and informed by perceptions of previous experiences that reveal emotional and psychological resonance and reflect the passage of time. She has had over fifty solo exhibitions, including the Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus, OH, the Whitebox Gallery Portland, OR and the Frye Museum, in Seattle, WA. Her work has been exhibited at t the Portland Art Museum, the Tacoma Art Museum, the Portland Museum of Art and at international venues in Italy, Israel, Great Britain, and Germany. Her projects have been supported by the Ford Family Foundation, artist residencies at the American Academy in Rome, Lucas Artist Residency at Montalvo, the Regional Arts and Culture Council, a Visual Arts Fellowship for the American Academy in Jerusalem two Oregon Arts Commission Individual Fellowship Awards and a Fulbright-Hayes Group Travel Research Grant. Jordon holds an MFA from Brooklyn College and a BFA from The School of Visual Arts in NYC, and is a Professor of Art at Oregon State University.
S/N is a transdisciplinary art group, which works extensively with, but not limited to, video, sound, animation, photography and mobile media. The exhibitions often include performative elements and mediated footage, pushing both experimental and conceptual ideas around media.
S/N members include Jennida Chase and Hassan Pitts who crossed paths in 2007 while attending graduate school at Virginia Commonwealth University. The similar interest in documenting elements of their community resulted in working within similar environments and, thus a natural friendship and collaborative working relationship formed. They have been creating collaborative work since 2008. Their works have been exhibited and screened in North America, Europe and Asia in various festivals, galleries and museums including Hong Kong Art Fair, Pekin Fine Arts, DAS Weekend and the Freies Museum in Berlin.