3/21: Steffani Jemison, Steven Seidenberg, Christine Shan Shan Hou

STEFFANI JEMISON is an artist based in Brooklyn, New York. Her videos, installations, and mixed media works have been exhibited nationally and internationally at the New Museum of Contemporary Art, the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Art, LAXART, the Studio Museum in Harlem, Laurel Gitlen, Team Gallery, and other venues. Recent performances and lectures include the Museum of Modern Art (NY), the Institute of Contemporary Art (Philadelphia) and the Menil Collection (Houston). In 2009, Jemison founded Future Plan and Program, a publishing project featuring literary work by visual artists; the press will publish its eighth book in 2013. Jemison has participated in artist residencies at the International Studio and Curatorial Program, Project Row Houses, the Core Program at the Museum of Fine Arts Houston, the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, and the Studio Museum in Harlem. She is a 2013 recipient of a Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Biennial Award and an Art Matters Foundation grant. She received a BA in Comparative Literature from Columbia University and an MFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

  (photo courtesy: Kevin Killian)

STEVEN SEIDENBERG is a San Francisco based writer and artist. His first book of lyric, philosophical prose, Itch, was released from RAW ArT Press in January 2014. He is the author of three chapbooks of poetry, most recently Null Set from Spooky Actions Books, and is co-editor of the poetry journal pallaksch.pallaksch.

CHRISTINE SHAN SHAN HOU is a poet and artist living in Brooklyn, NY. Publications include the forthcoming chapbook Food Cuts Short Cuts (The New Megaphone 2014), C O N C R E T E S O U N D (2011) a collaborative artists’ book with artist Audra Wolowiec, and Accumulations (Publication Studio 2010). Additional poems and/or artwork appear in Weekday, EOAGH, Bone Bouquet, Belladonna, Gwarlingo, ILK, LIT, The Atlas Review, tender, Lemon Hound, and Two Serious Ladies amongst others. She has received awards from Key West Literary Seminar, The Flow Chart Foundation/The Academy for American Poets, and Naropa University’s Summer Writing Program. She occasionally writes about performance for The Performance Club and Hyperallergic Weekend, and is currently a member of the Brooklyn Yoga Collective where she teaches free yoga classes to kids in the neighborhood.

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