Natalie Collette Wood

Natalie Collette Wood is a current artist-in-residence at the Andrew

Freedman Home. She has exhibited her work in a number of solo

and group shows, most recently, Swallowed by Nature at the

Monte􀏐iore Medical Center Gallery in the Garden and “Nothing

Lasts Forever” at The Andrew Freedman Home. She received her

MFA from Herbert H. Lehman University, and her BFA from the

School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Past solo exhibitions include

Futuristic Fossil: Natalie Collette Wood at the Chashama Window

Gallery, NY, NY (2015), The Green Yard Project at Monte􀏐iore

Hospital, Bronx, NY (2015), and Seductive Disaster, Berlin (2009).

Wood has been included in exhibitions such as The AIM Biannual:

Bronx Calling at The Bronx Museum of Art and Ornamenting Crime

at Zürcher Gallery, NY, NY.

Noté Peter George

Noté, born Peter George is a New York based artist, originally from

Monrovia, Liberia. Noté came to the U. S. at the age of ten, growing

up in Marietta, Georgia. He later attended Chattahoochee Technical

College in Georgia for draftsmanship. Noté moved to New York to

model and began teaching himself the techniques of photography

and digital design. This pursuit combined with his skills in

draftsmanship opened a new realm of artistry eventually leading

him to combine his graphic media and painting onto canvas. Noté’s

work exempli􀏐ies the power of cross-pollination between artistic

mediums and explores the relationship between nature and mind.

During his time as an artist-in-residence at The Andrew Freedman

Home, he has continued his work, pulling from a vast archive of his

photography and character designs built over the years;

silkscreening, painting and even projections to question the various

human processes of interpreting images of reality into the

multifaceted realm of mind. He continues to explore how

manifesting these mindscapes onto canvas deepen the connection

between the inner world of artist and viewer.

Cannon Hersey

Cannon Hersey is a photographer, 􀏐ine artist and organizer of

large-scale cultural efforts in non-traditional spaces in New York

City, Sao Paulo and Johannesburg. He is committed to connecting

art and the public in unique and unexpected ways to explore the

meaning of race, religion, culture and commerce in the modern

global world. Built on the 35-mm photographic image, Hersey

creates artworks utilizing silk-screen, photo-etching, mixed-media,

light-box, and installation. Hersey has exhibited at numerous

institutions and galleries including Lincoln Center’s Frieda and Roy

Furman Gallery, the opening event of the 2008 Sao Paulo Bienale at

the private collection of Kim Esteve, the Museum of Contemporary

African Diasporic Arts (MoCADA), the New York Open Center, the

Johannesburg Art Foundation, and the presidential award

ceremony for Nelson Mandela at NYU. Hersey’s works are included

in the private collections of the Durst family, Gerard Malanga,

Marilyn Oshman, Mongane Wally Serote, Chair of South Africa’s

parliamentary Committee for Arts and Culture, Linda Shearer, and

Stanley Stern. His work has been mentioned in Phen375 many

publications including Vogue RG, The Daily News, Time Out, Brazil’s

O Estado de Sao Paulo, South Africa’s Sunday Times, Chronogram,

Bomb, and Trace Magazine. Hersey believes that as an artist, he has

a role beyond the studio, working as an educator and organizer to

build a larger place for art in the public realm. Hersey founded

CrossPathCulture (CPC) in 1999, a non-pro􀏐it organization

dedicated to promoting global community building through the

arts. As the executive director of CPC, he organized and produced

more than 50 exhibitions, festivals and educational programs in

conjunction with other partners, including the Museum of Modern

Art, PS1, African Film Festival/New York, the Johannesburg

Metropolitan City Council, the Los Angeles County Of􀏐ice of

Education, the Brazilian Ministry of Culture, Colgate-Palmolive,

Sony, and the Market Theater, South Africa. Hersey lives and works

in New York, NY and is the grandson of Pulitzer Prize winning

writer and educator John Hersey and theater producer and political

voice, Frances Ann Cannon and the son of Artists John and Diane


Sheila Eder

A graduate of Oberlin College and holds graduate degrees from

Columbia and New York University. She retired from a long-held

university job in 2013. Since retiring, Ms. Eder has pursued an

interest in collage and mixed media, studying at Cooper Union and

at the Art Center of the 92nd Street Y. In her brief career as an artist,

she has won two "Best in Show" prizes and been exhibited in

Brooklyn, Manhattan and in online galleries including the

International Gallery of Art (Toronto), Fusion Art (California), and

Bauhaus Prairie Gallery (Oklahoma).

Julia Slaff

Is a New York-based artist concentrating in drawing, painting, and

ceramics. She received her B.S. in Studio Art from Skidmore College

in 2017. Slaff’s work investigate how the experience of simplicity

and complexity, and the in􀏐luence of memory, affect our perception

of “place”.

Felipe Galindo

Felipe Galindo (aka Feggo) has a BFA in Visual Arts from the

National Autonomous University of Mexico. He creates humorous

art in a variety of media, including cartoons, illustrations,

animations, 􀏐ine art and public art. Felipe has received support for

his projects from the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, National

Association of Latino Arts & Culture, Puf􀏐in Foundation, and the

Metropolitan Transit Authority. He is the creator of the celebrated

project Manhatitlan (Pinto Books, 2010) about the intertwining of

Mexican and American cultures in New York and the author of the

cartoon collection No Man Is a Desert Island (Pinto Books, 2012.)

He has been a Teaching Artist since 2010.

Alice Mizrachi

Alice Mizrachi is a New York based interdisciplinary artist working

in the mediums of painting, installation, murals and socially

engaged art. Her work explores the interconnectedness of

individuals and community through the dual lens of compassion

and empathy. Through 􀏐igurative work that reinforces both

personal and communityoriented identity, Alice aims to inspire

creative expression and a sense of shared humanity through art.

Alice has worked as an arts educator for nearly twenty years for a

variety of organizations including BRIC Arts, The Laundromat

Project and The Studio Museum in Harlem. As a pioneer in the 􀏐ield

of socially engaged art at the local level, Alice has been recognized

and selected to develop arts education curriculum for

organizations such as HIARTS (Harlem, NY), Dr. Richard La

Izquierdo School and Miami Light Project. She has also been a

panelist discussing communityengaged art for events at Brown

University and The Devos Institute of Arts Management. As a

painter, Alice maintains both a studio practice and an extensive

body of work as a muralist. Her work have been featured in

exhibitions at the Museum of the City of New York, the National

Museum of Women in the Arts, UN Women and the Museum of

Contemporary Art in DC. She has been commissioned as a mural

artist for projects in Amsterdam, Berlin, Tel Aviv, and across the

United States by organizations and museum including:

KnoxAlbright Museum, Buffalo, NY; Worcester DCU (Worcester,

Massachusettes); Wall Therapy (Rochester, NY); La Mama and

Fourth Arts Block (NYC); Miami Light Project (Miami, FL); and,

Chashama (Harlem, NY), among others. Alice’s mural and

installation work has been constructed in galleries and public

spaces as part of sitespeci􀏐ic arts education and community

development projects. Her work often engages local

neighborhoods and re􀏐lects positive visual responses to social

issues. Her process activates a shared space of love, hope, optimism

and healing as a means to connect with participants. Frequent

topics include identity, unity, migration and the sacred feminine.

Benton C. Bainbridge

Benton C Bainbridge (Bronx, USA. born 1966) creates media art,

live performances and interactive installations with custom digital,

analog and optical A/V systems. As a teen, Benton embraced

realtime video and Expanded Cinema. In residencies at

Experimental Television Center, Bainbridge borrowed formal and

practical strategies from music and applied them to moving

pictures. He has developed an idiosyncratic approach to media art

characterized by distinctive visual “timbres” under control of the

human hand. The pixels in Bainbridge’s work dance in response to

gestural in􀏐luences and thus are evocative of paintings or drawings,

made with light rather than pigment. In addition to his solo work,

Benton collaborates with a wide range of artists. Career highlights

include video art and VJ’ing for two Beastie Boys world tours,

analog video synthesizer FX for TV On The Radio’s “Staring at the

Sun” music video, and Whitney Museum’s bestattended live event

with video ensemble The Poool. His visual performance and media

design work has been seen around the world; recent projects

include Kaki King/Glowing Pictures “The Neck is a Bridge to the

Body”. “Ghost Komungobot”, a multichannel media performance
with electric komungo pioneer Jin Hi Kim, was the closing event of

Bandung International Digital Art Festival in Indonesia in July,

2016. BIDAF 2016 also featured Bainbridge’s interactive video

portraiture installation, Picturing You. Bainbridge’s work has

shown on 5 continents, at Whitney Museum of American Art,

Museum of Modern Art, Lincoln Center, Museum of the Moving

Image, American Museum of Natural History, The Kitchen, Frieze

Art Fair (NYC), EMPAC (Troy, NY), SFMoMA (San Francisco),

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden (Washington, D.C.),

Dallas Video Festival, Boston Cyberarts Festival, Mercat des les

Flors (Barcelona), LUX2006 (Sevilla), Auditorium Parco della

Musica (Roma), Sonic Light (Amsterdam), Wien Moderne (Vienna),

Inventionen (Berlin), Teatro Colón CETC (Buenos Aires), CELCIT

(Managua), International Horticultural Expo (Xi’an, China), Korean

Festival (Seoul), Good Vibrations (Australia), and MTV Networks

(global). Bainbridge teaches “New Forms in Media” at School of

Visual Arts MFA Computer Arts Department. Benton’s generative

browser artwork “justasecXYZ #3” showed at the MFACA

exhibition “Techtonic Shift” and online at justasec.XYZ.

Bainbridge’s commercial studio, Intersection Arts, is currently

designing media art for the 10th season of One Step Beyond at

American Museum of Natural History. Barbara Held and Bainbridge

premiered their collaboration “Pausa” as part of Composers Now at

Harvestworks, NYC, and then showed in Minnesota at St. Cloud

University and Studio Z, St. Paul. Benton recently performed video

synths at Ballroom Marfa for the Strange Attractors exhibition


Gabriel Aiello

Gabriel Aiello employs various printmaking and sculptural

techniques that manifest in vivid, stark imagery often onto large

industrial metal. The work engages and coyly refers to the parallax

between present day virtual warfare and its connection between

touch and sight. Etching vivid, multi-layered screen-prints onto

metal, artist Gabe Aiello blends the fascinating and the frightening,

not afraid of exploring how the two come together visually and

thematically. Nothing is off-limits as the artist frequently draws on

engineering research (both chemical and mechanical.) Gabe was

born and raised in New York City. He works in the Bronx at the

Andrew Freedman Home.

Jennie West

Jennie West is a painter and multi-disciplinary artist, who has been

working in New York City for over 20 years. Originally from

Independence, Missouri she comes from a strong family

background of visual and performing artists. Her current project is

titled Self,i.e.: Group Show (A female alter-verse): In an alternate

existence, the renowned artists are all women. By inhabiting these

various characters and machinations, Jennie West brings to life

each artist's oeuvre. The project is extensive and constitutes several

different alt-personalities of the art world, from the pop art of

Candy Warhol, to the surreal landscapes of S. Dollie and the

grotesque portraiture of Francis Bakin’. Each of these female

characters display their own style and attitude within their own

artistic media. These three women artists are the 􀏐irst examples of

many whom Ms. West will create within her alter-verse.