Diego was born in Bogotá, Colombia, South America, and arrived in the United States in the summer of 1980. He obtained an MFA from the Painting and Printmaking Department from Virginia Commonwealth University and has been teaching art classes for the past sixteen years to people of all ages. He has taught at The Virginia Museum, The Visual Art Center of Richmond, VCU, VUU, and currently at St. Catherine’s School.
“One frustration I have overcome is disposing paintings that I could not resolve. Now, I’m able to rework surfaces so the pieces have a deep history. Some paintings take as long as five years to complete. What I let in are the impulses feeding my immediate physical, intellectual and emotional world. What I keep out is a planned agenda, signature style and pre-conceived painting formula. It is about problem solving and that moment of inspiration.”
Hilary Wilder works in painting, installation, and video. She is the recipient of numerous awards, including a Guggenheim Fellowship, a grant from the Pollock-Krasner Foundation, and a Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Professional Fellowship. Wilder has exhibited work in solo exhibitions at venues that include The Suburban (Oak Park, Illinois), Open Satellite (Seattle), the Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, and Devin Borden Gallery (Houston), and in group exhibitions throughout the US. Her videos have been screened at festivals at the University of Southern California, The Pacific Film Archive, and the Chicago International Film Festival, among others.
Gordon Stettinius’ work has been exhibited nationally and internationally, his photography can be found in both private and public collections, and he is a winner of the 2009 Theresa Pollak award for Excellence in the Arts. Stettinius is represented by Robin Rice Gallery in New York and Page Bond Gallery in Richmond, Virginia. He is also an emeritus member of 1708 Gallery in Richmond.
Currently living in Richmond, Virginia, Matt Lively works out of a 130 year old barn that is close to his family. A lot of things get made in the barn and some of it is shown nationally and internationally. When not in the studio, Matt teaches at VCU and the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts.
Hope Ginsburg is a visual artist whose project-based work spans sculpture, performance and craft, Ginsburg moved to Richmond, VA to teach at the School of the Arts at Virginia Commonwealth University where she is now an Associate Professor in the Art Foundation Program and the Department of Painting & Printmaking.
Arnold is the Painting and Printmaking Chair & Associate Professor at the Virginia Commonwealth School of the Arts. His artwork currently resides in the collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Studio Museum in Harlem, The Berkeley Art Museum, The Tacoma Art Museum, The Fine Arts Collection at the University of California, Davis, the Schneider Museum of Art, Ashland, OR, and the collection of JP Morgan Chase Manhattan Bank.
Matt lives and works in Richmond, VA where he is Associate Professor of Art Foundation and Sculpture + Extended Media, VCUArts. His exhibitions include solo shows at Reynolds Gallery (Richmond, VA), The Massachusetts College of Art and Design (Boston, MA), The University of Georgia (Athens, GA), Werkstätte (NYC), Massimo Audiello (NYC), and Fourteen30 Contemporary (Portland, OR) as well as group exhibitions at Guild & Greyshkul, Lurhring Augustine, Stux Gallery, and the Vienna Kunsthalle.