Albee Fellows: 2018
Bradley Biancardi: Bradley Biancardi (b. 1977, Chicago) works primarily in painting, drawing and printmaking. He creates funky artwork using figuration, and invents theatrical narratives concerning human relationships, interactions of bodies in space (both physical and psychological space), and the inherent awkwardness in communication; (i.e. weird people doing peculiar things with other strange people and stuff in bizarre places). He has recently exhibited his work at Fresh Window Gallery, Field Projects Gallery, Thierry Goldberg Gallery, and BravinLee Programs in NY; Johalla Projects, Devening Projects+Editions, Roots & Culture Contemporary Art Center, and the Hyde Park Art Center in Chicago; Galleri Urbane in Dallas, and Steven Zevitas Gallery in Boston. He has participated in artist residencies at The Religare Arts Initiative in New Delhi, the Vermont Studio Center, the Atlantic Center for the Arts, and the EFA Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop in NY as a 2017 SIP Fellow. His work has been noted in several publications, most recently in ArtMaze Magazine, Spring Issue 7. Biancardi lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.
Emily Kiacz: Emily Kiacz is a painter and sculptor currently living in Brooklyn, New York. She holds a
MFA in painting from Boston University and a BFA in painting from the Maryland Institute College of Art. Emily has been awarded fellowships at The Corporation of Yaddo, Tilleard Projects Residency on Lamu Island Kenya, and Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop. Over the last six years she has participated in numerous exhibitions in New York City and Brooklyn.
Carey Maxon: Carey Maxon draws and paints as a devotion to personal introspection and community building. Her interest in the unconscious and the therapeutic model led her to obtain an MA in Humanistic & Transpersonal Psychology and pursue post-graduate studies at the CG Jung Center of New York. She works with symbolic abstractions and repetitive patterns that can be seen as impressions of sensory reality. Her drawings are included in permanent collections at the Modern Museum of Art, New York, The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, The Brooklyn Museum, and the Spencer Museum in Kansas City. She lives and works on an olive oil farm in Tuscany and has begun documenting her immersion in agriculture.
Sa'dia Rehman: Sa’dia Rehman copies, assembles, and disassembles family photographs, intimate objects, and language as a way to explore the limits and possibilities of self and collective being. Rehman has shared her work at Alwan (2018), ROYGBIV (2017), Twelve Gates (2016), Center for Book Arts (2015), Queens Museum (2012), Brooklyn Museum (2010), and Jack Shainman (2005). Rehman was nominated for the Joan Mitchell Foundation Painters and Sculptors Grant (2017) and selected for the Meredith Morabito and Henrietta Mantooth Fellowship (2018), Global Mobility grant (2017), and the Ann Hamilton Travel Award (2016). She has done residencies at Byrdcliffe (2018), Vermont Studio Center (2018), Rasquache Residency (2016), LMCC’s Artists Summer Institute (2011), AIM (2008), and the National Gallery Islamabad (2006). Her work has been featured in The New York Times, Harper’s, Art Papers, and ColorLines. Rehman received her MFA from Ohio State University (2017); her MA in Art History at City College, CUNY (2006). www.sadiarehman.com
Anna-Sophia Vukovich: Born in Calgary, Alberta, Anna-Sophia Vukovich received her BFA from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design University in Halifax, Nova Scotia (2008), and her MFA from Rutgers Mason Gross School of the Arts in New Brunswick, New Jersey (2016). She has shown her work in both solo and group exhibitions within Canada, and the United States. Anna-Sophia has been awarded residencies at the Wassaic Project (2017), Vermont Studio Centre (2016), the Banff Centre for the Arts (2013), and the Virginia Centre for Creative Arts (2010). She has won several scholarships including the Diney Goldsmith Fellowship Award and a professional development award to the Joseph and Anni Albers Foundation. Anna-Sophia is currently working on a solo show to be exhibited at Erin Stump Projects in Toronto this coming May 2018.
Nat Ward: Nat Ward (b. 1983) is a Brooklyn based artist whose photographs and writing explore the psychological implications of defeat, loss, and alienation in the American Landscape. His recent exhibitions include “A Nationless Place,” Ford Foundation Live Gallery, New York, NY (2017, 2018), “Polaroids: The Disappearing,” Nathalie Karg Gallery, New York, NY (2017, 2018), “OCCUPY MANA,” Curated by Phong Bui and Rail Curatorial Projects, Jersey City, NJ (2017, 2018), and “In Response - Repetition and Difference,” The Jewish Museum, New York, NY (2015). He has recently been an artist in residence in LES Studio Program, a program of Artist Alliance Inc., New York, NY, The Sharpe-Wallentas Studio Program, New York, NY and The Wagon Station Encampment at AZ West, Joshua Tree, CA. Ward received an M.F.A. from Columbia University School of the Arts in 2013.
Ilyn Wong: Bio coming soon....
Seldon Yuan: Seldon Yuan is a poet and artist living and working Brooklyn, New York. He received a BHA at Carnegie Mellon University and his MFA in Visual Art at Hunter College. His art has been exhibited in various galleries and venues including the MoMA in New York, International Center of Photography, Cedar Rapids Museum of Art, Arario Gallery, Rare Gallery, La Generale in Paris, Gallerie 69 in Oslo, Norway, Around Space in Shanghai, and the Museum of New Art in Detroit. His work is in both private and museum collections. He has completed residencies at Chashama North, Bowery Poetry Club, The Center for Book Arts, and Naropa University. He was also included in the Bronx Museum of Art AIM Biennial, completed a commission for Socrates Sculpture Park as an Emerging Artist Fellow, and was a recipient of the 2015 New York Foundation of the Arts Fellowship. He has published two poetry books.
Daphne Andreades: Daphne Palasi Andreades was born in 1993 in Queens, NY. She received her BA in English and Psychology from The City University of New York (CUNY) at Baruch College, and will complete her MFA in Fiction at Columbia University this fall. Her work often explores diaspora, immigration, race and ethnicity, and the long-lasting impacts of colonialism and imperialism. During her residency, she will be working on two projects: her novella, Brown Girls, which follows a group of second-generation immigrant girls of color from Queens, and her short story collection, Homeland. Her fiction draws inspiration from authors who blur the boundaries between prose and poetry, such as Julie Otsuka, Sandra Cisneros, Maggie Nelson, and Jayne Anne Philips. Daphne’s fiction has won competitions judged by the authors Mary Gaitskill, Allegra Goodman, and Katherine Vaz. One of her dreams is to travel to Italy. www.daphnepalasiandreades.com
Sonja Hristina Belic: Sonja Hristina Bjelić is a poet living in New York City, where she is an MFA candidate at New York University. She studied at the Institute of American Indian Arts before completing her BA in English and Creative Writing at the University of Iowa. Her work has appeared online and on-air, as well as at readings in Havana, New York City, Iowa City and San Francisco. At the moment, she teaches ESL and works with low literacy kids as a creative writing mentor. She is at work on her first book.
Katherine Carlson: Katherine Carlson was born and raised in the Midwest. Her short fiction and essays have appeared on The New Yorker's Web site, Cleaver, Vol. 1 Brooklyn, the Hairpin, and other publications. She has been awarded fellowships from the Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild, the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, and VCCA-France. She is currently at work on a novel about a group of young men drawn to white nationalism in the wake of 9/11. She is a Senior Language Lecturer in the Expository Writing Program at New York University and lives in Brooklyn.
Jonathan Dupuy: Jonathan Dupuy is a former dishwasher, Harley Davidson mechanic, golf caddie, bartender, film critic and Marine. He received a bachelor's in philosophy, literature and German, a master's in classical liberal arts and an MFA in fiction. From 2011, he has been teaching fiction and writing courses, first at Washington University in St. Louis and most recently, since 2016, in Astana, Kazakhstan at Nazarbayev University. His writing has been published in Signal to Noise, The Santa Fe Reporter and in 2018 he was awarded a Social Policy Grant to aid in research for his first novel. His time at The Barn will be spent writing and editing the draft of his manuscript.
Henry Giardina: Henry Giardina is a writer and editor living in Los Angeles. His work has appeared in the New York Times Book Review, The New Yorker.com, The Paris Review Daily, and the Atlantic, among other publications. His fiction has appeared in No Tokens and Cosmonauts Avenue. He is a 2016 MacDowell fellow.
Cara Hoffman: Cara Hoffman is the author of three critically acclaimed novels including Running (Simon and Schuster) which was named a New York Times Editor’s Choice, an Esquire Magazine Best Book of 2017, and an Autostraddle Best Queer and Feminist Book of 2017. Her second novel, Be Safe I Love You (S&S 2014), was named one of the Five Best Modern War Novels by the Telegraph UK and won a Sundance Institute Global Film Making Award. She has written for the New York Times, The Paris Review, Rolling Stone and NPR and has been a visiting writer at Columbia, St. John’s and University of Oxford. While at The Barn she will be working on her fourth novel, White Light, about drugs, AIDS and gentrification in Manhattan’s Lower East Side.
Margaret Howe: Margaret Mary Howe is a Chicago based writer with an affinity for the bizarre. She holds an MA in Playwriting and Screenwriting from City, University of London. After proving herself unhireable (and unmarriable) by British standards, she moved back to Chicago to continue her writing career. While in London she produced several short plays and film scripts, including Things I Know and A Guardian, two of what she hopes to be many supernatural films. In October of 2017 she debuted her first full length production entitled Valley of the Weird, an evening of gruesome short stories scored by a live Balkan folk band. During her time in Montauk she plans to develop a stage play about a Victorian-era medium whose feats of magic have never been debunked (though she knows to leave plenty of room for distraction and discovery).
Adam Klasfeld: A New York-based journalist and playwright, Adam Klasfeld reports stories with a global impact. His coverage of a New York trial involving a multibillion dollar money laundering scheme made shockwaves in Turkey, the subject of a nonfiction book he is writing with the working title “Gunaydin from New York.” His live-tweeting from a Manhattan courthouse helped Turkish citizens thwart censorship by a nation that leads the world in jailing journalists. He interviewed three heads of state, ran five miles with the chief prosecutor of Guantanamo Bay, toured the oil-contaminated Amazon rainforest in covering a longstanding environment lawsuit against Chevron, interviewed Havana residents about U.S.-Cuban relations in the wake of Donald Trump's election and uncovered several secrets related to the court-martial of WikiLeaks source Chelsea Manning. His play “The Report of My Death” toured the United States from coast to coast. Read more about his journalism and playwriting at www.adamklasfeld.com
JD Scott: JD Scott is a writer, editor, and amateur perfumer. Recent and forthcoming publications include Prairie Schooner, Denver Quarterly, Salt Hill, Sonora Review, The Pinch, Ninth Letter, Spoon River Poetry Review, and elsewhere. JD's work has also been included in the Best American Experimental Writing and Best New Poets anthologies, and they've been awarded residencies at the Millay Colony for the Arts and Writers at the Eyrie. More of JD can be found at jdscott.com
Itoro Udofia: Itoro Udofia is a writer, performing artist, cultural worker, and educator based in Oakland, CA. She loves to tell stories that showcase strong female protagonists defying social conventions. As a first generation Nigerian writer, writing in this way is a liberating and healing process. You can find her work in Slice Magazine, Meridians: Feminism, Race, Transnationalism, and the anthology Two Countries: US Daughters and Sons of Immigrant Parents published by Red Hen Press. She has received an Honorable mention from the Speculative Literature Foundation and recently, she won third place for Glimmer Train's Very Short Fiction Award for her story, To the Children Growing Up in the Aftermath of their Parents War. She has received residencies and fellowships from the Vermont Studio Center, the San Francisco Writers Grotto, and the Summer Literary Seminars (SLS). Currently, she is a fellow at the New York Foundation for the Arts Immigrant Artist and Mentoring Program. www.itoroudofia.com
Sophie Weisskoff: Sophie Weisskoff is a Brooklyn-based playwright, director, and teaching artist. She recently contributed text and dramaturgy to [50/50] Old School Animation, which was featured in the INCOMING! series at the Public Theater. Her pieces have been presented at The Tank, Little Theater, and at HERE Arts Center. She has directed other playwrights’ work at FringeNYC, IRT Theater, Dixon Place, and The Eugene O’Neill Theater Center. This fall, she will begin her MFA in Playwriting under the guidance of Mac Wellman and Erin Courtney.
Angharad Williams: Angharad Williams is an artist and writer that was born in Bangor, Wales and currently lives in Europe. Angharad’s writing and its output takes versatile forms - from readings to performances, broadcasts, video, commissioned in-response pieces and publishing. In the live - texts have been presented at KW, Berlin; Cubitt, London and Tate St Ives, Cornwall. Now watch this drive - Angharad’s most recent piece of writing was commissioned by Radiophrenia and performed live-to-air at the CCA theatre in Glasgow. Recent and forthcoming exhibitions include DIESEL WORM, Roskilde Festival, Denmark; Hergest: Nant (in collaboration with Mathis Gasser), Cell Project Space, London; and a solo exhibition at Liszt, Berlin. The focus of Angharad’s stay at the Barn will be to anthologise past and current writing.