Edrex Fontanilla & Sarah Nelson Wright
Edrex Fontanilla is a new media artist and educator whose creative practice fuses sculptural and computational methods to explore perception, materiality, and temporality. He creatively explores how the study of human psychology and cognition can inform approaches in experimental media. With an orientation towards socially responsible expression, Fontanilla is committed to a reflective teaching practice that enables young minds to develop their voice. He has exhibited his creative work in a number of venues including Boston CyberArts (MA), SIGGRAPH (CA), the Granoff Center for the Creative Arts (RI), and the Tampa Museum of Art (FL). He recently participated in Al-Saad Foundation’s “Social Life of Dignity” Symposium (Kuwait), and in TechFest (India). Fontanilla completed his M.F.A. in Literary Arts, M.A. in Computer Music, and B.A. in Visual Arts at Brown University. He is an Assistant Professor of Digital Media at Marymount Manhattan College. Sarah Nelson Wright is a Brooklyn based artist and educator from the San Francisco Bay Area. She creates interdisciplinary media projects about the urban experience that explore the changing city and investigate avenues for intervention. Her work encompasses video, installation, interactive sculpture and public art. Her work has been exhibited internationally in galleries and festivals, including the Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts (New York), Mostra de Artes (Sao Paulo, Brazil), ACVic Center for Contemporary Arts (Vic, Spain), UnionDocs (NY), Conflux Festival (NY), Dumbo Arts Festival (NY) and Proteus Gowanus (NY). Wright holds a BA in American Studies from Yale and an MFA in Integrated Media Arts from Hunter College. She is an Assistant Professor of Digital Media at Marymount Manhattan College.