Lily Fein will receive a BFA in Ceramics and Art History at Syracuse University in May 2016. Lily has participated in residencies at the Chautauqua School of Art and at Red Lodge Clay Center in Red Lodge, Montana. Between her sophomore and junior year of college, Lily took a year off from school, living in artist Andrea Zittel’s encampment in the Mohave Desert. In the summer of 2015, Lily spent seven weeks in Japan making work at Kyouei-Gama Studio in Tokoname, Japan. In the summer of 2016 Lily will be a resident at the Archie Bray Foundation for Ceramic Arts, and in October, 2016 she will move to Minneapolis, Minnesota where she will be an artist in residence at Northern Clay Center.
Jonah Reider is a cook, event curator, and entrepreneur based in New York. As a student at Columbia University, Jonah created Pith, a highly publicized supper club. A space for people to come together over a slow, social, and inexpensive meal, Pith has quickly grown into a brand of events attempting to deeply integrate dining into the realms of art, music, design, and entertainment. Jonah and Pith have been featured in many outlets including The New Yorker, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, VICE, and The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. Jonah is currently in residence at Front Art Space as the curator and artist, and is developing a web series, television show, and a line of cannabis-infused products. For more information visit www.pith.space.
Max Simon currently studies furniture design at the Rhode Island School of Design. Originally trained in the visual arts as a fine artist, he views furniture design as an outlet for exploring sculpture as a tactile experience rather than merely conduit for function. Max’s formal interests stem from meticulous study of twentieth century master painters and sculptors combined with a lifetime love affair with seventies aesthetics. Simon’s interest in the vibrant condensed movement and saturated palettes in such works translates into minimal designs and decisive, non-utilitarian forms. His work often begs the simple question, “can I touch it?”.
Currently a senior of Furniture Design at the Rhode Island School of Design, Reid Hoyt is a designer exploring how the value of objects is shaped through the language of form, significance of material, potential of production processes, and narrative capability of imagery. He considers his work at the intersection of architecture and art, where he can apply meaningful decisions at the detail and material level on a range of scales.