Amy Ragus is a photocollage/mixed media artist who considers herself a painter who uses photo fragments as brushstrokes on a larger field. Her work in photocollage has been exhibited in one-person and group exhibits in the US and abroad. She was a founding partner of Fine Arts Express, Inc. and an assistant professor of Art at Regis College. She is a three-time MacDowell Fellow and has been an artist-in-residence at Gros Morne National Park in Newfoundland, Yosemite National Park in California, the Sitka Center for Art & Ecology in Oregon, the Virginia Center for the Arts, and others. She earned an MFA in painting from Columbia University and a BA in studio art from Wellesley College. Ragus, who was born in New York City, now lives in a small farmhouse in the woods near Walpole, Mass. Her work appears in WTP Vol. VIII #9.
Tom Martinelli was born in New York City. His artwork has appeared in numerous solo and group exhibitions in New York, Santa Fe, Albuquerque, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Atlanta, Los Angeles, and Pittsburgh, as well as internationally in Vienna, Austria, London, and Manchester, England. Martinelli, who now lives in New Mexico, has been a recipient of numerous grants and fellowships, including the Pollock-Krasner Foundation Award and a New York Foundation for the Arts grant in photography. His artwork has been reviewed in New York magazine, ARTnews, Modern Painters, New York Times,and Art + Auction. He holds an MFA from Hunter College and a BFA from the School of Visual Arts. His work appears in WTP Vol. VIII #6.
Caitlin Hurd, who was born in the suburbs of Boston, has worked on several public art projects. Her artwork has been shown in more than thirty group and solo shows. She has also been featured in publications such as Hi-Fructose and the New York Post. She founded Spark Portrait, a portrait business in Easthampton, MA, and Artists Off Grid, an artist-in-residency program. She holds an MFA in Painting from the New York Academy of Art and a BFA in Furniture Design from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design. She studied computer animation at the Ringling School of Art and Design in Sarasota, FL. Her work appears in WTP Vol. VIII #6.
Gladys M. Nilsson is a Chicago-based painter known for a style that borders on surrealism and pop, fantasy and cartoon. Nilsson was one of the original members of the Hairy Who, a group in the 1960s who turned to representational art and whose members are associated with the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Her artwork has been featured in over fifty solo exhibitions and collections of major museums including the Milwaukee Art Museum, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, and the Museum Moderner Kunst in Vienna. She teaches at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC), from which she also graduated.
Amir Hariri was born in Tehran, Iran, and immigrated to the United States to attend college in the early 1990s. His artwork incorporates his professional background in design and engineering, as well as studies in anatomy. Amir has exhibited nationally and internationally, with pieces included in public and private collections in the United States, Italy, Spain, Hong Kong, and Japan. Recent awards include an Artist Fellowship in Drawing from the New York Foundation for the Arts. He earned a Masters’ degree in engineering from Cornell University and a Bachelors’ degree in Architectural Engineering from the University of California, San Diego. His work appears in The Woven Tale Press Vol. VIII #3.