Born in Buffalo, NY, Daren Kendall is an interdisciplinary artist and educator based in Ithaca, NY. Recent sculptural installations and events include: As the Trolley Barn Sleeps at the Richmond Street Art Festival, Richmond, VA, Chute the Quarry/Lay the Keel at 62 Hours Art Festival, Cameron Mills, NY, and Rupture, in the Cayuga Parking Garage, Ithaca, NY which is currently on view as Formwork & Ruin at Saltonstall Foundation for the Arts, Ithaca, NY. Previous solo exhibitions include The Space Between Us at Caren Golden Fine Arts, Margaret Thatcher Projects in New York City, and in group exhibitions at Frederieke Taylor Gallery, The Milton Hershey School Museum, and the Avrams Gallery at Long Island University. Kendall received a BFA in Graphic Communications & Art Direction from the College for Creative Studies, Detroit, and a MFA with a concentration in interdisciplinary art practice from Cornell University, where he received the John Hartell Graduate Award for Art and Architecture from the College of Architecture, Art & Planning. He has taught sculpture and printmaking in the Department of Art at Cornell University, and co-taught Art, Technology, & Theory in the Cornell Department of Information Science. As a visiting artist, he has presented work at University of Tennessee, Chattanooga, Department of Art and at the Pennsylvania College of Art & Design. He is currently developing cross-disciplinary projects, research, and coursework with colleagues from the Cornell Department of Music, Cornell Department of Material Science and Engineering, Virginia Commonwealth University Department of Art, and the Pennsylvania College of Art Department of Fine Art.
Kelly Kristin Jones is an Atlanta-based visual artist who earned her MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. In May, she completed a Post-MFA Faculty Fellowship at the University of Georgia. She is currently a MINT Gallery Leap Year Artist and is the recipient of a number of prestigious awards including the James Weinstein Memorial Fellowship (2012), The Union League and Civic Arts Foundation Prize (2011, 2012) and the Municipal Art League Fellowship (2012). Jones is also the founder of DEADRINGER [prints + projects], an experimental project space.