Rae Anna Hample
Rae Anna is an artist, puppeteer, and educator. She received a BA in Studio Art from Bard College, in Annandale-on-Hudson, NY in 2014. She has toured puppet shows across the US under the name RAE RED and is part of the Hag Society, an arts collective based out of Brooklyn, NY. She is fascinated with the way in which death is addressed in our culture and her work often uses skeletons and death imagery. She is passionate about singing and incorporates traditional ballads of sorrow and romance into her performances. She loves living in Marfa and is grateful for the opportunity to engage with the community through the MSA SITES program. Marfa kids are incredible!
Stephanie Mei Huang
Stephanie Huang is a photographer and artist and received her BA degree in Media Studies at Scripps College in Claremont, California and attended a BA Fashion Business program at the London College of Fashion. She received her culinary degree in raw vegan cuisine from Matthew Kenney Culinary. Born in the Midwest, she moved to Yokohama at the age of five, and moved to Shanghai shortly after. In the past three years, she has lived in London, Paris, Hawai'i, and New York. She received a Getty grant in Los Angeles to teach film and photo programs to low-income youth at Venice Arts. She has photographed campaigns for brands such as adidas, Urban Outfitters, Selfridges, Zara, with editorial work in Local Wolves, C-heads Magazine, and Cake Magazine.
Diana Simard grew up in Western Massachusetts. She received her BFA in Painting and Printmaking with a minor in Art History from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. She is an artist and has been living and working in Marfa TX since 2012. She is also a docent with both the Chinati Foundation and the Judd Foundation. Her MSA classes incorporate art history and encourage self-expression.
Christine Olejniczak received her BFA from UT-Austin and MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She has resided in Marfa, Texas since 2001. Olejniczak started recording the sound of herself drawing and composing with that sound while attending graduate school. Her first instruments were made in 1995 and she has been performing and collaborating with artists and musicians ever since. The scores for her music come from the lines formed by drawing a patch of grass, writing letters to friends, tracing drawings from Art history books and drawing for the sheer pleasure of the sound of mark making. She continues to study the drawn landscape and is currently working on a series of video shorts that will include a soundtrack of new compositions and spoken word.
Lauren McMurray has been an educator for over 10 years. She graduated from Texas State University with a BFA in Studio Art with a specialization in fibers,primarily paper sculptures, forms, and sound installations. She has studied at Meiji Gakuin University in Tokyo, and taught in various cities throughout Japan. After the 2011 Tohoku disaster in Japan she volunteered as a relief worker stationed in Ishinomaki. In 2012 she gave a presentation for Pecha Kucha 20X20, Tokyo Volume 91, where she talked about her time volunteering and the fiber work installation that helped fund her volunteer efforts. In 2013 she returned to the U.S. and began teaching art in public schools in San Marcos and Pflugerville. When she is not teaching you can find her making music,playing shows, and making music videos. She has a couple of ambient albums floating around somewhere.
Our board of directors:
Wendy Lynn Wright - President
Malinda Beeman - Secretary/Treasurer
Malinda Beeman - Secretary/Treasurer