Jenifer Wofford, Rhiannon Evans MacFadyen, & Chris Fraser
TUEs oct 18, 2016 @ 7pm
San francisco, CA
Jenifer K Wofford is a San Francisco-based artist and educator whose work plays with notions of hybridity, authenticity and global culture, often with a humorous bent. She is also 1/3 of the Filipina-American artist trio Mail Order Brides/M.O.B. Her work has been exhibited in the Bay Area at the Berkeley Art Museum, Oakland Museum of California, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, Southern Exposure, and Kearny Street Workshop. Further afield, she has shown at New Image Art (Los Angeles), Wing Luke Museum (Seattle), DePaul Museum (Chicago), Silverlens Galleries (Philippines), VWFA (Malaysia), and Osage Gallery (Hong Kong). Wofford’s awards include the Eureka Fellowship, the Murphy Fellowship, and grants from the Art Matters Foundation, the Center for Cultural Innovation, UCIRA, and the Pacific Rim Research Program. She has also been artist-in-residence at The Living Room, Philippines, Liguria Study Center, Italy and KinoKino, Norway. A well-known arts educator, Wofford is part-time faculty in Fine Arts and Philippine Studies at the University of San Francisco, and Art Practice at UC Berkeley. She has also taught at the San Francisco Art Institute, California College of the Arts and San Francisco State University. She holds degrees from the San Francisco Art Institute (BFA) and UC Berkeley (MFA). Born in San Francisco and raised in Hong Kong, Dubai, Malaysia and California, Wofford has also lived in Oakland, New Orleans and Prague. She currently lives and works in San Francisco.
Rhiannon Evans MacFadyen is a curator, consultant, project-based artist, and San Francisco native with over 15 years of in-depth experience in the performing and visual arts. Inspired by productive discomfort, her curatorial focus is on projects that push formal and contextual boundaries and her cross-discipline personal work engages symbols, identity, communication, and the unseen. Founder of A Simple Collective and the experimental project space Black & White Projects, Rhiannon has curated exhibitions and presented work nationally, including USF’s Thacher Gallery, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts and Root Division in San Francisco, SCOPE in New York, and Pro Arts in Oakland. Her shows and words have been featured in the San Francisco Chronicle, KQED Arts, SF Weekly, The New Asterisk Magazine, SFArts, and Art Practical, among other publications. Deeply involved with community-building through the arts, she is on the Advisory Board for the Women’s Environmental Artist Directory, the Curatorial Committee for Root Division, and the Advisory Committee for Sites Unseen. She was recently appointed Co-Director of Emerging Arts Professionals and is a career coach for artists and creative entrepreneurs.
Through the creation of spaces and apparatuses, Chris Fraser pursues a phenomenology of the built environment – how it shapes experience by focusing thought and activity, and how its structures silently embody and enforce cultural values. He has had recent solo exhibitions at Disjecta in Portland, SF Camerawork and Gallery Wendi Norris in San Francisco, and the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art in Arizona. He participated in Bay Area Now 6 at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts and received a Eureka Fellowship from the Fleishhacker Foundation.
Support for the Living Room Light Exchange is generously provided by Southern Exposure's Alternative Exposure Grant Program. The Exchange is also fiscally sponsored by the Gray Area Foundation for the Arts.
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