Friday, January 11, 2008

Meet our 2008 Juror, Anderson Turner

Anderson Turner Bio

Anderson Turner is currently the Director of Galleries Adjunct Professor and Adviser to the Kent State University Art School. He earned a BFA from the University of Arizona, and MFA in Ceramics from Kent State University. He has exhibited regionally and nationally. Mr. Turner has been recognized with various awards and scholarships by the Akron Area Art Alliance, Ohio Art League, Vermont Studio Center, and others.

Anderson, a published author has written several books and journals, with a ceramic focus, as well as written for such publications as, Ceramics Monthly, Pottery Making Illustrated, and Metalsmith Magazine. Anderson currently resides in Garrettsville, Ohio

Meet our 2008 Juror, Tim Portlock

Tim Portlock Bio

Tim Portlock is a visual artist who creates work in a variety of mediums ranging from painting to computer technology. His digital work varies from virtual realty interactive narratives to 3D simulations of historic spaces. Portlock’s subject matter primarily focuses on navigating space and how this process creates a dialogue that constructs identity.

He has exhibited at Arts Electronica (Austria), the Museum of Contemporary Art (Chicago) and ISEA (Japan), 404 (Argentina) as well as other venues in Europe, North America and South America. Tim Portlock currently resides in Philadelphia and teaches at Hunter College New York, NY in the department of Film and Media Studies.

Meet our 2008 jurors, Michael Ferris Jr.

Michael Ferris Jr. Bio

Michael Ferris Jr. was born in Chicago, Illinois in 1969. He received a B.F.A from the Kansas City Art Institute in 1991, and a M.F.A from Indiana University in 1996. His work has been shown at the ATM Gallery, American Academy of Arts and Letters, Queens Museum in New York, the de Young Museum and the Bucheon Gallery in San Francisco. Awards include the George Sugarman Foundation Grant and the Marie Walsh Sharpe Space Program Grant. In 2008 Michael will showcase his latest work in his one-person exhibition at the George Adams Gallery in New York City. Michael currently resides and works in New York.