Photocredit: Rita Leduc and Patricia Brace with Amie Cunat's "May Poliolio"
Leduc is an interdisciplinary artist whose work includes photography, painting, drawing, collage, and installation. Collaborating with chosen locations, Leduc’s work addresses boundary conflation and resensitization of place in a world deprived of environmental empathy. Her work was most recently shown at Ortega y Gasset Projects (NY), Shift Space (KS), Trestle Contemporary (NY), This Friday or Next Friday (NY), and Public Address (NY). She has been a resident at Tofte Lake Center, Vermont Studio Center, and PLAYA. Awards include the Jerome Foundation’s Emerging Artist Grant, the Wells College Scholar-in-Residence Award, the Peter Stroud Scholarship, and the Rachofsky Scholarship. Leduc received her MFA from Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University, Post-Baccalaureate Certificate from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and BA from the University of Pennsylvania. She currently teaches at Rutgers University and Ramapo College of New Jersey and is creator and co-founder of GROUNDWORK. www.ritaleduc.com
Raised in Cherryfield, Maine, Brace is an interdisciplinary artist whose work addresses the relationship between dance, current events, and basic comparative psychology through her use of performance art, new media, and installation. Brace teaches at Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University and has recently exhibited at The Institute of Contemporary Art in Portland, Maine and This Friday Next Friday Gallery in Brooklyn, NY. Brace's work has also been shown at Gary Snyder Project Space and SOHO 20 in New York and Ortega Y Gasset Projects, Smack Mellon, Public Address Gallery and Trestle Gallery in Brooklyn. She is the recipient of the Professional Development Grant, Giza Daniels Endesha Award, the Ray Stark Film Prize, and the Leon Golub Scholarship at Rutgers University, and the co-founder of Sine Gallery and GROUNDWORK. www.patriciabrace.com