Thomas Albrecht received his BFA from Rhode Island School of Design. He went on to receive a Master of Arts in Religion from Yale University, where he served as the Menil Scholar at the Institute of Sacred Music. He received his MFA in Painting from the University of Washington in Seattle.
Mr. Albrecht’s work has historically focused on the vulnerability of the human body -- particularly the male body -- as it explores the visceral nature of tissue and bone, as well as the ephemeral voice, utilizing varied strategies of production that span drawing, painting, video and performance. Recent work examines human action and its consequences in drawings and paintings where tension exists between what is pictured in terms of bodily record against the absence of any actual figure.
Thomas Albrecht has exhibited and performed in Seattle, Chicago, Detroit, St. Louis, Baltimore, Providence, and New York, as well as in the Czech Republic, and he has lectured both nationally and internationally on topics ranging from teaching pedagogy to contemporary visual practices. He most recently had a one-person exhibition in Spring 2008 at the Cathedral of Saint John the Divine in New York City.
James Fossett is a visual artist who works in both still and moving images, performance, public art and installation. He is a founding member of the multi-disciplinary performance group, Cave Dogs (cavedogs.org). Fossett received his MFA from The School of the Museum of Fine Arts in association with Tufts University. He recently completed a fellowship at the Ballinglen Arts Foundation in Ireland. Fossett has received commissions for public installations from the Cambridge (MA) Community Arts Group and from The Arlington (MA) Arts Council. His work is shown both nationally and internationally. He currently lives and works in New York’s Hudson Valley.
Cheryl Wheat’s large-scale work maintains a mythic view of human experience. The work has a sense of the timelessness of beauty in an ephemeral world. The drawings and sculptures create a visual language like that of poetry, where the distance from the real world is great and sensibilities heightened.
Cheryl Wheat has recently returned from the American Academy in Rome where she was a Visiting Artist. Her work is currently on view at the Morris Museum, in New Jersey, as part of the exhibition, Timeless: The Art of Drawing.
She has exhibited at The Bayley Museum, in Charlottesville, and in New York at the Neuberger Museum, at Edward Hopper House, the Sculpture Center, the D& D Building, Lizan Tops, and Philips de Pury.
Cheryl studied sculpture at the Academia de belle Arti, in Rome and received an MFA degree from Brooklyn College, where she received a Graduate Fellowship. Cheryl has been a scholarship recipient from the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, the National Academy of Design and received a National Endowment for the Arts CETA Arts Grant. Cheryl has worked with the post modern architect Michael Graves on projects involving sculpture and architecture which have appeared in publications including, The Classicist, and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art’s Clos Pegase Competition.
Cheryl has taught at Bard College, The Cooper Union, Brooklyn College, the Graduate School of the New York Academy of Art, and New York University. Cheryl Wheat’s artwork can be viewed at www.cherylwheat.com.