Christopher Robbins works on the uneasy cusp of public art and international development, creating sculptural interventions in the daily lives of strangers. He uses heavy material demands and a carefully twisted work process to craft awkwardly intimate social collaborations. Robbins has been awarded residencies and fellowships from Skowhegan, MacDowell Colony, Haystack, Penland, and Anderson Ranch. He is a professor at the School of Art and Design at SUNY Purchase College, and has an MFA with honors from the Rhode Island School of Design.
Maria del Carmen Montoya has lived and worked throughout Latin America. Her work has been shown at SIGGRAPH, PERFORMA, New Museum Festival of Ideas, ZKM, Museum of Contemporary Art, Venice Biennial of Architecture, and Visiones Sonoras in Morelia, Mexico, where she cofounded an artist residency for multimedia performance art. She has an MFA with honors from the Rhode Island School of Design.
John Ewing is a digital media artist specializing in participatory installations with an emphasis on social activism and cross-cultural exchange. His project Virtual Street Corners was chosen from over 2,300 international applicants for the Knight Foundation’s News Challenge Award and was cited by Americans for the Arts as one of the most significant public art projects of 2010. Ewing is currently a guest lecturer at Harvard University, has a BFA from Cornell University and an MFA with honors from the Rhode Island School of Design.