ALISON CROCETTA + PETER REESE

 

Alison Crocetta maintains a hybrid art practice that draws on her experience working within the realms of sculpture, performance art and the moving image. Crocetta’s work has been performed, exhibited and screened internationally in Curitiba, Brazil, NKD in Dale, Norway, Berlin, Germany and Cardiff, UK and in a range of US venues such as the Contemporary Arts Center (CAC), the Queens Museum, Socrates Sculpture Park, The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, EMPAC, Weston Art Gallery, The Bronx Museum of the Arts and Harvard University. Her honors and awards include an Individual Excellence Award from the Ohio Arts Council, the Franklin Furnace Fund grant and an EMPAC DanceMovies film commission. She was an artist in residence at the NKD in Dale, Norway, the Agora Collective in Berlin, Germany, the Film/Video Studio program at the Wexner Center for the Arts in Columbus, Ohio and Harvestworks Digital Media Arts Center in New York City. Crocetta was a fellow at The Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University and the recipient of an NEA grant in sculpture. She received an MFA from Tyler School of Art and attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture.

Peter Reese is a maker living and working in Chicago.  Reese has recently presented his work in a solo exhibition at Chuck Thurow’s Pall Mall gallery, The Fig & The Wasp at Hyperlink and Per-Form at the Chicago Art Department. His work has also been shown at the 2014 Rapid Pulse Performance Art Festival, MIT’s List Center for Visual Art, Disjecta Interdisciplinary Art Center and the Interstate Firehouse Cultural Center in Portland, Oregon, the Nexus Gallery in Philadelphia and the Elastic Arts Foundation in Chicago. He attended The Goat Island Summer School at SAIC in Chicago and participated in the Portrait, Homage, Embodiment Symposium at the Pulitzer Foundation in St. Louis. Reese received his BFA from Tyler School of Art and his MFA at The Ohio State University.