Ron Gorchov, an adviser in season one of Raw/Cooked, began his artistic practice in 1948. He considers a large part of his work in painting to be an exploration of biomorphic form in negatively curved space. His use of a unique stretcher is his argument against flat painting and the rectangle as a given form. Gorchov’s studio is in Red Hook.
PAUL RAMíREZ JONAS
The poetic installations, sculptures, and media-based artworks of Paul Ramírez Jonas have pushed the boundaries of conceptualist art since the early 1990s, drawing on themes of geographic exploration, national identity, and democracy. Ramírez Jonas’s studio is in Gowanus.
Michael Joo uses sculpture, performance, and installation in his work, as well as a combination of scientific language and complex structures that challenge conventional ideas of artistic form. Joo's studio is in Red Hook.
Amy Sillman is a painter. She uses specific material procedures (whether gesture or drawing or her selection of color) to construct an inquisitive form of painting that is open to exploring topics adjacent to painting, such as psychoanalysis, philosophy, feminism, and humor. Sillman’s studio is in Bushwick.
Mickalene Thomas is best known for her elaborate paintings composed of rhinestones, acrylic, and enamel. She offers a complex vision of what it means to be a woman, expanding common definitions of beauty. Her work stems from her long study of art history and the classical genres of portraiture, landscape, and still life. Thomas’s studio is in Clinton Hill.
Eugenie Tsai joined the Brooklyn Museum in 2007 as John and Barbara Vogelstein Curator of Contemporary Art. With Patrick Amsellem, she has organized several exhibitions from the Museum's collection, including 21: Selections of Contemporary Art from the Brooklyn Museum (2008), Extended Family (2009), That Place (2010), and Unfolding Tales (2011). She is also organizing curator for the fall 2011 shows Sanford Biggers: Sweet Funk—An Introspective and Lee Mingwei: The Moving Garden. Dr. Tsai received a B.A. from Carleton College in Northfield, Minnesota, and a Ph.D. from Columbia University.