Artist Biographies

Kevin Claiborne (born Camp Springs, MD; lives New York, NY) is a multidisciplinary conceptual artist whose practice crisscrosses photography and printmaking. His work examines and questions intersections of identity, environment and mental health within the Black American experience. He holds a BS in mathematics from the historically Black college, North Carolina Central University, Durham and an MS in higher education administration from Syracuse University, NY. He is an MFA candidate in Visual Arts at Columbia University, New York. He has had solo exhibitions at Thierry Goldberg Gallery, New York; Santa Barbara Center for Art, Science and Technology and the University of California Santa Barbara Multicultural Center Gallery. His work has been featured in group exhibitions at venues including the University of California, Los Angeles; At Peace Gallery and Photoville, both New York; and Arts Fund, Santa Barbara. Claiborne’s work is in the collection of the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York.

Dawn Kim (born Seoul, South Korea; lives Austin, TX) examines invisible systems of power through text and image. She received a BFA from the Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, CA and an MFA in Photography from Yale University, New Haven, CT. Kim has exhibited at numerous venues, including Luke Glanton Gallery, Amsterdam, NY; Whitespace Gallery, Atlanta; ACRE, Chicago, IL; Yale School of Art, New Haven, CT; Blackbox Gallery and Hap Gallery, both Portland, OR; and Washer Dryer Projects, Salt Lake City, UT; as well as at Para Site, Hong Kong. Her work can be found in the libraries of the International Center of Photography, The Museum of Modern Art and New York Public Library, all New York; as well as the National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth, National Library of Scotland, Edinburg, The British Library, London and Bodleian Library, Oxford, all UK. Kim is the 2020-21 St. Elmo Arts Fellow at the University of Texas at Austin. Previously, she has had residences at the Vermont Studio Center, Johnson and Ace Hotel, New York; as well as a Macdowell Colony Fellowship, Peterborough, NH, among others.

David Rothenberg (born Mission Viejo, CA; lives Queens, NY) is a photographer and educator. Rothenberg received a BFA from Parsons School of Design, New York and an MFA from Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY. Rothenberg has produced two books of his work with the publisher Roman Nvmerals, including Landing Lights Park, which TIME named one of the best photography books of 2018. His photographs have been published and written about in Hyperallergic, Libération and The New York Times, as well as featured on The New Yorker’s Instagram account. Rothenberg received the PHOTO 2021 x Perimeter International Photobook Prize for his forthcoming book Roosevelt Station. His work has been exhibited at and is in the collection of the Museum of the City of New York, as well as being in the permanent collection of numerous library special collections including the School of the Art Institute of Chicago; Amon Carter Museum of American Art, Fort Worth, TX; and The Museum of Modern Art, New York. In 2019, Rothenberg was awarded the Peter S. Reed Foundation Grant for photography.