At its core, Lee Walton’s work is experiential. He earned his Masters in Fine Art from the California College of Arts in 2000 and has participated in numerous solo and group exhibitions both nationally and internationally. He has been commissioned by museums, institutions, cities and organizations to create projects, lecture, facilitate workshops, and orchestrate public events. As early as 2001, Walton was experimenting with the possibilities of social media (before social media) and is recognized as one of the first artists to create web-based participatory art works. His work has been written about in a variety of contexts and book publications. Walton’s teaching practice overlaps his creative work and employs similar strategies of networked participation, experimentation, and new media. He is currently an Associate Professor of Art at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, a father, husband and average golfer.
Lee Walton was a featured artist in CEPA’s Art of Sport exhibit from September 20 through November 23, 2013, and contributed four distinctly different works. Three of these works were commissioned specifically for the exhibition and included on-site performance or participatory components.
As part of The Art of Sport, Lee Walton created these live baseball system drawings at CEPA Gallery during the first game of the 2013 World Series.
Her work in video, installation and photography has been exhibited and screened internationally, including at dOCUMENTA (13) in Kassel and Kabul, the Sharjah Biennials 9 and 10, the 2005 Liverpool Biennial, the Beijing 798 Biennial, the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Tate Modern in London, the National Gallery in DC, the International Film Festival Rotterdam, CPH: DOX in Copenhagen, transmediale in Berlin, Futura in Prague, Curtacinema in Rio de Janeiro, EMAP in Seoul, d/Art in Sydney, and Bodhi Art in Mumbai. Her public and participatory projects have been commissioned by Creative Time in New York, CEPA in Buffalo, the Arab American National Museum in Detroit, Visual Correspondents in Berlin and Amsterdam, and Turbulence, artwurl, and the Longwood Digital Matrix online.
She has a B.A. in Comparative Literature from NYU and an MFA in Photography, Video + Related Media from SVA, and has taught at Cooper Union, Pratt, Parsons, the Art & Tech program at Stevens, the Public Practice program at Otis, and NYU’s Art + Public Policy program. She is currently a visiting scholar at NYU’s Asian/Pacific/American Institute.
Mariam Ghani has been a CEPA resident artist on numerous occasions, as participant in and curator of 2009’s Conversation Pieces, and most recently as a participant in 2010’s exhibition Art of War, where her and collaborator Chitra Ganesh created a public art installation of their work Index of the Disappeared at the Buffalo and Erie County Library.