Myra Greene currently resides in Atlanta GA where she is a Professor and Chair of the Department of Art & Visual Culture and Director of the Photography Program at Spelman College. Through her last bodies of work Greene utilizes the media of photography and fiber to explore representations of race and the body. At the center of her practice is a consideration of how our understanding of color is completely dependent on context – materially, culturally, and historically. Greene’s work is in the permanent collection of Museum of Contemporary Photography in Chicago, Museum of Fine Arts in Houston, The National Gallery of Art in Washington D.C., the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, the Princeton University Art Museum and the Studio Museum in Harlem. Myra Greene’s work has been featured in national exhibitions in galleries and museums including The New York Public Library, Duke Center for Documentary Studies, Williams College Museum of Art, Museum of the African Diaspora in San Francisco, and Sculpture Center in New York City. Myra Greene was born in New York City and received her B.F.A. from Washington University in St. Louis and her M.F.A. in photography from the University of New Mexico. Myra currently is the 2021 Georgia State Arts Fellow.
Bill Gaskins is Professor, Director and architect of the bold new Graduate Program in Photography + Media & Society @ Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA). Prior to his appointment at MICA, Gaskins has been on the faculty of Department of Art at Cornell University, the School of Art, Media & Technology, Art & Design History & Theory, and the School for Public Engagement at Parsons School of Design, the Department of Photography School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and the Department of Art & Art History at the University of Missouri in Kansas City. He is acknowledged by students and peers for his engaged, informed and inspired teaching as winner of the Watts Prize for Faculty Excellence at the Cornell University Department of Art, and the University Distinguished Teaching Award at the New School University. His depth of experience represents a rich tapestry of practice, as an artist working in photography, cinema, and non-fiction writing. Gaskins’ work is based on a professional and academic foundation informed by the history of photography, art, visual and media culture, and American and African American Studies scholarship. He is the author of the groundbreaking monograph, Good & Bad Hair: Photographs by Bill Gaskins, and has published essays and reviews in numerous journals including, The Society of Contemporary Craft, Artsy, and Exposure: The Journal of The Society of Photographic Education, among others. His relevance as a contemporary artist has garnered attention through books, exhibition catalogs, solo and group exhibitions at major venues including the Crocker Museum of Art, Brooklyn Museum of Art, Detroit Institute of Arts, and The Smithsonian Institution.