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November 14, 2019 8 p.m.Location: Art and Journalism Building, Room 225
Sydney Jane Brooke Campbell Maybrier Pursel is an interdisciplinary artist specializing in interactive, socially engaged, and performance arts. Through art she explores personal identity drawing from her Indigenous and Irish Catholic roots. Sydney received her MFA in Expanded Media at the University of Kansas and her BFA in Painting from the University of Missouri. She was the first recipient of the Ucross Fellowship for Native American Visual Artists, received a Rocket Grant through the Charlotte Street Foundation and the Spencer Museum of Art, was selected for the Indigenous Arts Initiative Residency program through the Kansas Creative Arts Industries Commission and the University of Kansas, was awarded a BeWildReWild Community Art Grant through the Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation. Sydney is an enrolled member of the Ioway Tribe of Kansas and Nebraska.
Sarah Trad is a video artist and curator who explores the relationship between subjective and objective emotionality, navigating daily life and relationships while faced with mental illness and breaking down stereotypes of gender and narrative. Her work also highlights how mental illness and coming from marginalized backgrounds intersects with internal emotional worlds. Sarah’s work has been shown at The Warehouse Gallery (Syracuse, NY), Kitchen Table Gallery (Philadelphia, PA), Gravy Studio and Gallery (Philadelphia, PA) and the Everson Museum of Art (Syracuse, NY). Sarah has participated in residencies such as the 77Art Residency in Rutland, Vermont and is a recipient of the Carol N. Schmuckler Award for Outstanding Achievement in Film.She is currently a part of the Philadelphia artist-run gallery, Little Berlin.
Toby Kaufmann-Buhler (based in Lafayette, Indiana) explores sensory perception, identity and memory through his work in image, sound and space. This involves the integration of a number of different media including video, film, found/composed sound, text and installation work. He has produced collaborative work with a number of musicians, composers, poets and visual artists, and his installation work utilizing custom-designed video projection has been exhibited in numerous venues. Kaufmann-Buhler is a recipient of the Foundation Prize from Peripheral Vision Arts, and has been a resident artist at the Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts. Alongside many group exhibitions, he has had solo exhibitions at the James Watrous Gallery (Madison, Wisconsin), Window - re/production re/presentation (public art project space in Asheville, North Carolina), and Little Monroe Gallery (Madison, Wisconsin). Kaufmann-Buhler’s video work has also been featured in national and international touring screenings and festivals in gallery and theatrical venues. He has a BA in Fine Arts from the University of South Florida (Tampa, Florida USA) and an MA from the Royal College of Art (London, England).