Geometry in the Expanded Field: Artist Bios

Rachel Goodwin

Originally from Texas, Rachel Goodwin is an artist who works predominately in abstracted paintings and wrapped sculptural forms, which analyze concepts of over-consumption, object permanence, and self-perception. Goodwin received her BFA from the University of Texas at Tyler and is a current painting MFA candidate at Arizona State University. She has had works exhibited across the Southwest, with works presently exhibited in Beijing and Qing Zhou, China; with the forthcoming inclusion of Studio Visit Magazine’s 2016 Summer Edition this year. 

April Friges

April Friges was born in Cleveland, Ohio, and in 2010 received her MFA in studio art from The University of California, Irvine.  Her work has been shown in galleries and museums such as LAXART, Los Angeles, CA (2010); Autonomie, Los Angeles, CA (2011); The Spencer Museum of Art, Lawrence, KS (2012); MOCAD, Detroit, MI (2013); ForYourArt, Los Angeles, CA (2014); FilterSpace, Chicago, IL (2015); and MoCP, Chicago, IL (2016). Friges lives and works in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, where she is the assistant professor of the BFA photography program at Point Park University.  

Brian Thomas Jones

Brian Thomas Jones lives and works in Los Angeles.  He holds a MFA in Studio Art from Claremont Graduate University and a BFA in Film & Television Production from New York University's Tisch School of the Arts.  In January 2016 He was included in MAS Attack/Tempe at Fine Art Complex 1101 and has exhibited in numerous group shows in Los Angeles.  His practice includes sculpture, installation and photography. 

Michelle Jane Lee

Michelle Jan Lee spent her chilhood in Seoul, Korea, and then moved to the US to study at The School of Art Institute of Chicago. Lee participated in the Yale University School of Art: Norfolk Residency Program and has shoen in cities across the US and Europe including New York, Chicago, Los Angles, Copenhagen and Berlin

Mark Pomilio

Mark Pomilio’s current research has focused on creating images, which embody principles of geometry, fractals, cloning and single cell manipulation. These interests have led to invitations to lecture nationally, on topics as diverse as art and mathematics and the role the visual arts can play, in understanding the social ramifications of advances in the Life Sciences. His artwork has been featured in solo museum and gallery exhibitions nationally and internationally, including Xu Beihong Art Academy, Renmin University of China, Beijing, China, the Chapelle Saint-Louis de la Salapetriere, in Paris, France, and Art Resources Transfer, in New York City. Originally from Philadelphia, Mr. Pomilio is currently living and working in Phoenix, Arizona. Where he is an Associate Professor within the School of Art, at Arizona State University’s Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts.

Travis Rice

Travis Rice is an artist currently residing in Tempe, AZ where he is in his second year attending Arizona State University’s Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts studying for an MFA in painting and drawing. Originally from Elkhart, IN, he initially studied design at Ball State University where he received a Bachelor in Landscape Architecture. Influenced by his background in architecture his work incorporates 3D modeling to create complex hard edge compositions that give an illusion of space through both form and materiality. His work was recently included in the 35th Bradley International Print and Drawing Exhibition at Bradley University in Peoria, IL and was chosen as one of only 40 artists out of nearly 1,000 applicants to be published in the New American Paintings MFA Annual.

Gregory Simoncic

Gregory Simoncic is a multimedia sculptor battling with ideas of desire, relationships, and the human connection to the internet of things. He was one of twenty artists selected for the 2014 Digital Stone Project residency in Gramolazzo, Italy. There, the artists carved marble sculptures using robotic mills in tandem with traditional methods. His work has been shown both nationally and internationally. He now lives and works in New York City, and has an MFA in Fine Art from Parsons.

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