F O U N D E R S
Angela Ellsworth // www.aellsworth.com
Angela Ellsworth is a multidisciplinary artist traversing disciplines of drawing, sculpture, installation, video, and performance. Her solo and collaborative work has taken in wide-ranging subjects such as illness, physical fitness, endurance, social ritual, and religious tradition. She is interested in art merging with everyday life and public and private experiences entangle in unexpected spaces. She has presented work nationally and internationally including The Getty Center, Museum of Contemporary Art Sydney, National Review of Live Art, Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, Museum of Contemporary Art Denver, Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, and Phoenix Art Museum. She is an Associate Professor in the School of Art at Arizona State University and is represented by Lisa Sette Gallery in Phoenix, Arizona and is the current artistic director of MoW.
Steven J. Yazzie // www.stevenyazzie.com
Steven J. Yazzie is a multidisciplinary artist utilizing painting, sculpture, performance, film/video, and installation environments as a way to explore specific geographies within the southwest region of the United States as points of reference in framing metaphors of cultural conditions about place, specifically land as a source of identity, conflict, and explicit resource. Yazzie received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Intermedia at Arizona State University and studied at the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Maine. He has also served honorably with the United States Marine Corps. Yazzie has been apart of numerous regional, national, and international exhibitions. Most notably he has exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY; National Museum of the American Indian, New York, NY; National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Canada; the Museum of Contemporary Native Art, Santa Fe, NM. Throughout Arizona, Yazzie has exhibited at the Heard Museum, Phoenix Art Museum, Arizona State University Art Museum, Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, Tucson Museum of Contemporary Art, Tucson Museum of Art, and the Museum of Northern Arizona.