2019 Clay Break~~~ Resident Profiles
Amanda Friedman is an artist living in Brooklyn, NY. She holds an MFA in Painting from the Milton Avery Graduate School of the Arts at Bard College where she was the recipient of the Hartog Fund Travel Grant in 2016. Recent solo and two-person exhibitions took place at 17 Essex, New York, NY (2016) and Safe Gallery, Brooklyn, NY (2017). She has been included in group exhibitions at such galleries as Cleopatra’s, Brooklyn, NY; Regina Rex, New York, NY; Adds Donna, Chicago, IL; and Redling Fine Art, Los Angeles, CA. Her plays have been produced at All Saints Church and Essex Flowers, New York, NY and Safe Gallery, Brooklyn, NY. She is a founding member of the artist-run cooperative gallery Essex Flowers, New York, NY. She has participated in residencies at such places as The Shandaken Project, New Windsor, NY; Frontispiece, Coxsackie, NY; and Autocenter, Berlin, Germany. In 2013 Peradam published her artist's book Because Nothing Ends and in 2014 Miniature Garden published her artist's book (in collaboration with Ariel Dill and Denise Schatz), Drawing Hilma Af Klint. An updated second edition of Drawing Hilma Af Klint was published by Miniature Garden in March 2019.
Dan Gunn is an artist, writer, and educator in Chicago. He received an MFA in Painting from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2007 where he is now an Adjunct Assistant Professor. He was awarded residencies at the Anderson Ranch Art Center (2018), Vermont Studio Center (2015), and the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture (2012). Recent exhibitions include Matter Matters at the University of Missouri Kansas City and Winter Experiment at Monique Meloche Gallery where he is represented. Other venues have included the University of Toledo, (OH), Western Exhibitions (Chicago), Elmhurst Art Museum (IL), Marine Contemporary (Santa Monica), Art Los Angeles Contemporary, the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, the Hyde Park Art Center (Chicago), Lloyd Dobler Gallery (Chicago), Columbia College (Chicago), the Poor Farm (WI), and the Loyola University Museum of Art (Chicago). His work has been reviewed in Frieze, Art in America, Artforum.com, art ltd., Artslant.com, Newcity Magazine, New American Paintings, TimeOut Chicago, and the Chicago Tribune. He is also the managing editor of Chicago Artist Writers, a web platform for local arts writing and criticism.
Adam Milner draws upon deeply personal exchanges with people, things, and institutions, to examine systems of intimacy, value, and power. Working across sculpture, video, drawing, text, and intervention, projects have included performing aboard a cruise ship hosted by the app Grindr, collaborating with material engineers at NASA, and routinely drawing his boyfriend’s blood. He has exhibited at the Andy Warhol Museum, Museum of Contemporary Art Denver, Aspen Art Museum, Casa Maauad, Galería Mascota, Flux Factory, Gildar Gallery, Florian Christopher Zurich, and David B. Smith Gallery. Adam received an BFA from the University of Colorado (2011), an MFA from Carnegie Mellon University (2017), is a recent participant of the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture (2018), and is currently a fellow with Black Cube Nomadic Museum. Upcoming solo exhibitions include the Everson Museum of Art, The Mattress Factory, and the Herron School of Art + Design at Indiana University.