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Lynn Basa has completed 55 public and private site-specific commissions and divides her practice between painting and large-scale art commissions. Her work is included in over 100 corporate, private, and museum collections.  She is the author of The Artist’s Guide to Public Art and teaches at SAIC.
Zachary Cahill has had art exhibited at the Center for Art and Media Technology in Karlsruhe, Germany (ZKM); Aarhus Kunstbygning in Denmark; threewalls, Chicago, among others. His writings have appeared in numerous catalog essays and journals.  At UChicago, he is Lecturer, Department of Visual Arts and Coordinator, Open Practice Committee.
Chelsea Culp is a practicing artist working in many mediums, including: conceptual painting, performance and social practice. Most recently, she has been interested in food production and mass mediated hypnosis. Culp holds a dual degree in Studio Art and Art History Theory and Criticism from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and cofounded/directed NEW CAPITAL with her collaborator Ben Forch. She has shown nationally and internationally in both institutional and alternative art spaces.
Rebecca George is a visual artist, Founder/Director of The Art House studio and gallery and faculty at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (AIC). She received a BFA from Maryland Institute, College of Art, a MS in Nonprofit Business from Spertus Institute and an MFA in Painting and Drawing from AIC. Rebecca actively exhibits and curates her own work while professionally supporting the development of a wide range of visual artists, both locally and nationally. Recent interviews about her work and studio/gallery are published on Parallel Planets, Gaper's Block, and The Chicago Sun Times. View recent work and publications: www.Rebecca-George.com
Mike Nourse holds a BA in communication from DePaul and an MFA in visual communication from SAIC. Currently the director of education at the Hyde Park Art Center, he also founded and directs the Chicago Art Department, has managed studio programs at Marwen, and led teen programs at Chicago Architecture Foundation’s city-wide and school-wide partnerships.
Hilesh Patel is a Program Associate at Chicago Arts Partnerships in Education, where he manages, creates and facilitates in-school and after school programming and coordinates professional development sessions. Prior to joining CAPE, he served as a Teaching Artist at Marwen.
Allison Peters Quinn is the Director of Exhibitions at the Hyde Park Art Center where she has organized contemporary art exhibitions as well as arranged symposia, performances and related programs since 2004. The exhibition program under her direction has travelled several exhibitions.  She has taught at SAIC.
Susan Snodgrass is a Chicago-based critic, editor, and educator. She has written for both print and online publications, most notably for Art in America, for which she served as a Corresponding Editor (1994-2013), and ARTMargins (www.artmargins.com), devoted to contemporary art in Eastern Europe and for whom she is an online editor. She is a Senior Lecturer in the Sculpture Department and the New Arts Journalism Program at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.