Colleen Blackard

Colleen Blackard is originally from Austin, TX, and currently lives and works in NYC. She received a BA from Hampshire College, MA. Her first solo exhibition ”For The Universe” opened in 2009 at Hampshire College Gallery, and she has been included in exhibitions at Rush Arts Gallery, Family Business Gallery, Dino Eli Gallery, Times Square, and Contrast at 320 Studios.

    Lily Olive

    Lily Koto Olive is an Australian-born, Brooklyn-based artist and writer. After working in the music industry, she hightailed it to graduate school at the New York Academy of Art for painting where she is currently finishing her last year of the MFA program. She has exhibited her work at RH Gallery, Sloan Fine Arts, HERE Arts Center, ISE Cultural Foundation and Gallery Bar in NYC, Dumbo Arts Center in Brooklyn, NY, and Marketplace Gallery in Albany, NY. In the Summer of 2013, she will attend the Pilotenkueche artist residency in Leipzig, Germany.

    She began to write critically about art in 2010 for the site Art-Rated.Com, which she co-founded. Lily is also a contributing writer for The Brooklyn Rail.