apexart :: Resident Talk :: Shawna McLeod, Michelle Rosenberg and Carlo McCormick



January 29, 2009, 6:30 pm

A series of conversations between apexart residents and Carlo McCormick

Shawna McLeod (Inbound from Canada) and Michelle Rosenberg (Outbound to Greece) break their silence about their apexart residencies.

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Shawna McLeod was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, in 1978. She completed her BFA at the University of Manitoba and her MFA at Concordia University in Montreal. Her current painting and drawing practice is part of an ongoing, loosely autobiographical project, with permutations both doodly and epic. Recurring themes are isolation and wandering, dosed with frivolity and trashiness. Shawna has shown widely in Canada, and has appeared in several publications, notably Frieze and Border Crossings magazine. She has been included in numerous survey exhibitions of Winnipeg artists, including Supernovas at the Winnipeg Art Gallery in 2006, and the Winnipeg Alphabestiary, a Border Crossings publication appearing in the fall of 2008. Her work is part of the Canada Council Art Bank and private collections. She currently lives and works in Montreal.

Michelle Rosenberg is an artist and architect who makes participatory installations that investigate how we interact with sound. Michelle has exhibited her work at galleries including Exit Art and PS122 in New York; Western Exhibitions in Chicago; and Small A Projects in Portland, Oregon. She has created outdoor site specific installations at Socrates Sculpture Park in Queens; the Peekskill Project in Peekskill, New York; and Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland. She has recently lectured on the history of listening devices for Dorkbot at Location One in New York and attended The Skowhegan School for Painting and Sculpture in Maine. Michelle was born in Manchester, England to Italian and Jewish Parents. She graduated from the The Rhode Island School of Design with a Bachelor of Fine Arts and Bachelor of Architecture. She lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.

Carlo McCormick is a popular culture critic and curator living in New York City. He is the author of numerous books, monographs and catalogues on contemporary art and artists, and has lectured and taught extensively at universities and colleges around the United States. His writing has appeared in Aperture, Art in America, Art News, Artforum, Camera Austria, High Times, Spin, Tokion, Vice and countless other magazines. He has curated shows for the Bronx Museum of Art, New York University, the Queens Museum of Art and the Woodstock Center for Photography. McCormick is Senior Editor of PAPER magazine.

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