Sean Miller is an artist, curator, collector, and an associate professor at University of Florida. His multidisciplinary work focuses materiality, politics, ecology, and the museum. His projects adopt methods that sustain institutions and museums to produce works that are ongoing, generative, and intentionally authored to include multiple participants or collaborators. Miller is the co-founder of SOIL Art Collective and Gallery (Seattle, WA) est. 1995, he is Founder and Director of John Erickson Museum of Art (JEMA): A Location-Variable Museum, 2003-Present, Crude Life Portable Biodiversity Museum (in collaboration with Brandon Ballengee) 2016-2018. Miller’s awards, and residencies include: National Academies Keck Futures Initiative Award (Co-PI), University of Florida Creative Campus Catalyst Fund (Principal Investigator), Flax Arts Studios Residency (Belfast), Artist-In Residence (Harborview Medical Center), Artist-In-Residence (Florida Museum of Natural History), and Nelimarkka Museum Residency (Finland).
Miller's work has been reviewed, published, or broadcast in: CBS News Online, USA Today, New York Times, Sculpture Magazine, Art Papers, The Nation, Baltimore Sun, LA Weekly, Art Districts, Burnaway, Seattle Times, Seattle Post-Intelligencer, New Art Examiner, Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Miami New Times, Seattle Weekly, ArtStar “Six in the City” Reality Television, Gallery HD, Dish Network (2008), Oddities (Discovery Channel) Season 2, NVTV Interview, Northern Visions Media Centre, Belfast, Northern Ireland, 2008. “How to Start Your Own Country” (2009), documentary film by Jodi Shapiro. seanmillerstudio.net
Connie Hwang places great value and sensibility in the pursuit of creative excellence. her studio takes a practical yet intuitive approach to design, with an eye for craftsmanship and the desire to reinvent, the studio continues to grow and evolve, striving towards building a strategic communication platform based on vision and diligence. the studio specializes in museums, galleries, cultural sectors and restaurants, and has received numerous awards, including american alliance of museums publications, communication arts, creativity annual, graphis, graphic design usa, how, print, and step design 100. connie hwang design is located in san francisco, california. connie hwang is an art director and graphic designer. she received her mfa in visual communication design from the university of washington, seattle. she teaches at the san josé state university and is currently the chair of the design department. conniehwangdesign.com
Jess larson was born and raised in West Central Minnesota, and received her undergraduate degree at the University of Minnesota, Morris in 1992. She did her graduate work at the University of Colorado at Boulder, completing a Masters of Fine Arts in Sculpture in 1995. Her work has been shown nationally and internationally in various group and solo shows. She currently teaches at her alma mater, UMM. morris.umn.edu