Rimer Cardillo, professor at SUNY New Paltz, received his MFA from the School of fine Arts at the University of Uruguay. He spent two years in Germany studying at the School of Art and Architecture in Weissenssee, Berlin and at the School of Graphic Art in Leipzig. In 1997 he was awarded a John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship.
With a very strong background in printmaking Cardillo has developed a large and powerful body of work that includes prints, sculptures and installations.
In 1998 The Bronx Museum of the Arts exhibited a ten-year survey of his work. He was selected to represent Uruguay at the 2001 Venice Biennial with a large installation. In 2003 the artist's cross-cultural interest were highlighted in a guest lecture at London's Tate Modern. Recently the Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art at SUNY New Paltz organized the first comprehensive survey of Cardillo's career.
Cardillo currently lives and works in the Hudson River Valley and in New York City.
For more information please visit his Web site at www.rimercardillo.com.
Jill Parisi earned both a BFA in Painting, 1992, and an MFA in Printmaking, 2001, from SUNY New Paltz. Her works on paper and installations combine printmaking, hand-papermaking, and drawing techniques. These works ask the viewer to consider details that are often overlooked in the wake of our fast paced culture, and the impact of humans on our surroundings.
Ms. Parisi is the recipient of several awards and honors and has exhibited her work internationally. In 2004 she was awarded a fellowship and residency at Women's Studio Workshop, and a fellowship and residency at A.I.R. Gallery in New York City. In 2005 she was awarded a New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship.