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Joomi Chung was born in Kimchun, South Korea and partially grew up in Argentina. She received her B.F.A. in Painting (1999) and M.F.A. Research Fellowship (2000) at Hong Ik University in Seoul, South Korea. She earned an M.F.A. degree in Studio Art at the University of Massachusetts Amherst in 2004. Currently she is an Associate Professor of Painting and Drawing at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio.

 
Her work has been exhibited at national and international venues including Urban Institute of Contemporary Art, Grand Rapids, MI; Alice F. and Harris K. Weston Art Gallery in the Aronoff Center for the Arts, Cincinnati, OH; Manifest Gallery, Cincinnati, OH; Urban Arts Space, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH; Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO; Cloyde Snook & Hatfield Gallery, Adams State University, Alamosa, CO; The Carnegie Gallery, Covington, KY; Herter Art Gallery, UMASS Amherst, MA; First Street Gallery, NY; Site: Brooklyn Gallery, NY; Seoul Art Center Hangaram Museum, Seoul, South Korea;  SOMA Drawing Center, Seoul, South Korea; University of West Bohemia, Pilsen, Czech Republic; and SÍM Gallery, Reykjavik, Iceland.

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Christian Schmit lives in Northern Kentucky. He makes art, bakes bread, works at a library and sometimes gets his hands dirty.

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Samantha Haring is a Midwest painter from Des Plaines, Illinois. She makes quiet paintings that address the nature of loss and the inherent duality of absence and presence. Haring earned her MFA from Northern Illinois University (2014) and her BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (2011). She has also studied in Italy at the International School of Drawing, Painting, and Sculpture; it was there that she fully developed her commitment to light, color, and perceptual painting. Haring’s work is published in issues #119 and #123 of New American Paintings; her work is also featured in the Manifest International Painting Annuals 4, 5 and 7. She was one of the 2015–2016 Artists-in-Residence at Manifest Gallery. She currently maintains a studio in Cincinnati, where she spends an inordinate amount of time staring at the color of dust. 

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Curator

Katie Baker is an artist living, and maintaining a studio, in Covington, Kentucky. She received her MFA from the University of Massachusetts Amherst in 2012, and has since worked with thousands of contemporary works of art by artists from all across the United States and beyond while serving as Exhibition Coordinator at Manifest Gallery. 

Her artistic practice includes drawing and installation works that examine reality-based narratives and fictions. Her creativity is influenced by observational drawing practices, magical realism, family/personal/cultural symbols, science fiction & fantasy, and comic books.

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Samantha Parker Salazar creates large-scale abstractions made of paper and plastic. Her work has been recognized nationally and internationally at venues such as the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, Courtyard Marriott Hotels, and Memorial Sloan Kettering Hospital. She has created installations for libraries, weddings and bridal boutiques, restaurants, universities, healthcare facilities, churches, hotels, museums, and galleries. Her outdoor sculptures have been exhibited in sculpture gardens and as public streetart. Recent awards include a 2019 Ringholz Foundation Award, 2017 ArtPrize Nine Seed Grant, 2017 Greater Columbus Arts Council AITC Grant, 2017 Columbus Arts Festival Emerging Artist Grant, and a 2016 Art Kudos Merit Award. 
Salazar earned her MFA from the University of Texas at Austin in 2014 and BFA from Bradley University in 2011, both with concentrations in printmaking. She was the 2014-15 John Fergus Post-MFA Fellow at The Ohio State University, where she was a resident artist and visiting lecturer in printmaking. In 2016-17, she was a museum instructor at the Dayton Art Institute. 
Her permanent public acquisitions include Ashen Nascence, located at Texas Tech University in Lubbock, TX., Blueprint, a canopy of printed and cut paper in the atrium of the Woodbourne-Centerville Public Library in Centerville, OH., and Equidistant, a four-story vertical paper piece in the lobby of the Courtyard Marriot- Austin, TX. 
Currently on view is Rising, a paper installation at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Jacksonville, FL. and Shock Absorber, an installation of hand-cut construction cones suspended among the 50-foot cedars at Steven's Point Sculpture Park, WI. until 2021. Forthcoming, her work can be seen at Jan Brandt Gallery in Bloomington, IL. and Rockport Center of the Arts in Rockport, TX. 

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Ryan Strochinsky is an emerging artist from Cleves, Ohio. He graduated from the University of Cincinnati’s DAAP program in 2016 with a BFA. He is currently attending The Maryland Institute College of Art’s painting MFA program, The Leroy E. Hoffberger school of painting, where he is expected to graduate in 2021. 
“I work primarily in oil on panel, but also dabble with sound, sculpture, papermaking, and bricolage. My practice is currently invested in modestly scaled paintings dealing with abstract and atmospheric space through the use of reductive forms, color, gesture, and geometric interventions. I tend to work on paintings through a layered and labored approach working from memory, life, or images from the history of paintings, to synthesize something ultimately personal and essentialized. 
I am especially interested in working with multimode forms, that is, forms with a multiplicity of readings and reverberations. Specifically, I am occupied with something like ur-forms, ​basic​ or original forms whose poetic resonances echo through time, so to be relevant to the contemporary experience by way of being outside it, unaffected by its trifles. Such as one would have to be outside of a river to see it without being swept up in its current. 
At the moment I am working with the subject of ​the elegiac, the strain as essence changes from one form to another, and the pain of transmigratory gestures such as John Milton’s “Hurled headlong flaming from th' ethereal sky, With hideous ruin and combustion, down...” in ​Paradise Lost, ​or the seemingly reverse gravity affecting the figures in an El Greco painting​. 

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