Rolando Vargas is a media artist and scholar working with installation and digital media. He has a BFA in Fine arts from Universidad de los Andes, Colombia, received a Fulbright grant for his MFA in Intermedia and Digital Arts at the University of Maryland, and has a Ph.D. in Film and Digital media from the University of California, Santa Cruz.
Tatiana Flores is a scholar of the visual culture of the hemispheric Americas, specializing in modern and contemporary Latin American, Caribbean and Latinx art. She is the author of the award-winning monograph Mexico’s Revolutionary Avant-Gardes: From Estridentismo to ¡30-30! (Yale University Press, 2013). Committed to public-facing work, she has been active as an independent curator for over two decades.
PhD Stanford University, 2015
Mona Kasra is an Iranian American new media artist, interdisciplinary scholar, and Associate Professor of Digital Media Design at the University of Virginia. Her practice-based research questions, critiques, and experiments with the affordances of media technologies within artistic forms and in a variety of improvisational framings.
Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture 2016
MFA UT-Austin 2014
Aunspaugh Fellow UVA 2008
BA University of Virginia 2008
Currently the Assistant Professor of Printmaking and Drawing at the University of Virginia, Jackson Taylor was born and raised in rural Kentucky on a large intergenerational cattle and tobacco farm. He holds a BFA in 2D Studio Art from the University of Louisville and received his MFA in Printmaking and Drawing from the University of Iowa in 2021. He is a master of lithography and monotype processes, which he uses to generate multifaceted prints and drawings about growing up in the American South.
Anna Hogg is a teaching artist and filmmaker whose work addresses the relationship between memory and the body archive.
Marisa Williamson is a project-based artist who works in video, image-making, installation and performance around themes of history, race, feminism, and technology. She has produced site-specific works at Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello (2013), Storm King Art Center (2016), the Metropolitan Museum of Art (2016), the University of Virginia (2018), and SPACES Cleveland (2019), and by commission from Monument Lab Philadelphia (2017), and the National Park Service (2019).
David J. Getsy is a historian and curator of art and performance working at the intersection of art history, queer studies, and transgender studies. His research examines how non-normative genders and sexualities have been fundamental to the shape of art history’s narratives, and he has published widely on art in the United States and Europe from the nineteenth to the twenty-first centuries.