Four finalists were selected to move forward with development of art concepts. Biographies of each artist are provided below.
Beth Galston of Carlisle Massachusetts- creates immersive, site-specific environments for interior and exterior spaces. Recent public works include: “Sound Wave,” a computer-controlled light sculpture for Music City Center in Nashville, TN; “Prairie Grass,” a sculpture inspired by wild grasses for Northwest Service Center in San Antonio, TX: and “Serpentine Fence,” a sculptural fence made of stainless steel, metal mesh, and lights in Jamaica Plain, MA. Her sculptures are currently featured in the yearlong exhibition “Branching Out: Trees as Art” at the Peabody Essex Museum. Beth received a M.S. from MIT's Center for Advanced Visual Studies, where she was also a Fellow for five years. http://www.bethgalston.com/index.htm
Shane Allbritton and Norman Lee of Texas - co-founders of RE:site, explore notions of community, identity, and narrative within the context of public space. They create dynamic, multi-layered works that exist somewhere between art, architecture, and landscape. They often collaborate with a variety of other architects, engineers, designers, subcontractors, and government agencies for major public art projects. This past year, their work Memory Cloud was recognized by the prestigious CoD+A awards as a "Top Project for 2013.” Their projects have been featured in The New York Times, Houston Chronicle, San Francisco Chronicle, SEGDdesign, USA Today, Architectural Record, Art in America, ARTnews, Imagining Ground Zero, and Texas Architect. http://www.resite-studio.com/
Ellen Harvey of Brooklyn, NY- Born in the United Kingdom, Ellen lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. She was a participant in the Whitney Independent Study Program and the PS1 National Studio Program. She has exhibited extensively in the U.S. and internationally and was included in the 2008 Whitney Biennial. Solo exhibitions include The Unloved at the Groeninge Museum, Bruges, Belgium, The Alien’s Guide to the Ruins of Washington DC at the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington DC, The Nudist Museum at the Bass Museum, Miami Beach, FL, Ruins are More Beautiful at the Center for Contemporary Art, Warsaw, Poland, Mirror at the Pennsylvania Academy of Art and A Whitney for the Whitney at Philip Morris at the Whitney Museum at Altria. She has completed numerous commissions, including Arcadia for the opening exhibition of the Turner Contemporary, Margate, UK and permanent installations for New York Percent For Art, New York Arts in Transit, the Chicago Transit Authority, the Flemish National Architect and for the Federal Art in Architecture program, among others. Her book, The New York Beautification Project, was published by Gregory R. Miller & Co. in 2005 and she has been the subject of several books: Ellen Harvey: Mirror published by the Pennsylvania Academy in 2006, Ellen Harvey: The Unloved published by Hannibal Publishing in 2014 and Ellen Harvey: Museum of Failure, which will be published by Gregory R. Miller & Co. this summer. Upcoming solo exhibitions include Metal Painting at the Barnes Foundation, Philadelphia this September. http://www.ellenharvey.info/
Karen Stein of Boston and Thirada Raungpaka of Bangkok, Thailand – Karen, Creative Director of goodgood and Thirada, Creative Director at be>our>friend are creating a unique collaborative design for the South Station project. Both goodgood and be>our>friend are multi-disciplinary studios from two sides of the world focused on combining art, design and technology in ways which create unexpected, joyful experiences in the everyday. http://www.karenstein.org/, http://www.beourfriend.com/BOF/