Anna Fidler - JumpstART Director
Anna Fidler is an artist and instructor in Corvallis, Oregon. Fidler moved from Traverse City, Michigan where she attended Interlochen Arts Academy and Western Michigan University (B.F.A. Painting) to the Pacific Northwest where she received her M.F.A. in Studio Art from Portland State University.
Fidler’s large-scale works on paper are composed of glittery mica-enriched acrylic washes and colored pencils. Her work depicts invented landscapes, mythical happenings, and unseen energy in the universe involving such diverse subject matter as Victorian feminists, vampires and rock stars. Her work has been exhibited worldwide in New York, Los Angeles, Tokyo and Washington D.C and has been shown in The Portland Art Museum’s APEX series, The Boise Art Museum, The Everhart Museum of Natural History, Science, and Art, The University of Southern California, and The Japan Society in New York. Her exhibitions have been reviewed in Art in America, The Washington Post and The San Francisco Chronicle.
Fidler has received numerous grants and awards, including an Oregon Arts Commission Individual Artist Fellowship, a Regional Arts and Culture Council Project Grant, and Residencies at Painting’s Edge in Idyllwild, California. Fidler is represented by Charles A. Hartman Fine Art in Portland, Oregon and Johansson Projects in Oakland, California.
Andrew Nigon - Core Studio
Andrew Nigon is an artist and educator working in Oregon. His sculptural and installation work has been shown nationally and internationally in both solo and group exhibitions at venues that include Space 1026, The Art and Culture Center of Hollywood and Primary Projects. His work has been featured in Vogue Italia, The Miami Rail, Citizen Brooklyn, Wonderland Magazine, and Beautiful Decay.
John Whitten - Afternoon Focus Instructor - Digital Animation
John Whitten is a Portland, OR based artist whose drawings, videos, and photographs employ meditative methods by which personal experience is mapped. Throughout his work, the potentially ambiguous nature of signal and noise is explored as both positive and negative, signifier and obstruction, sacred and profane. He received his MFA in Interdisciplinary Art from the University of Oregon in Eugene, OR in 2014 and his BFA from Watkins College of Art in Nashville, TN in 2007. His work has been included in recent exhibitions at CICA Museum of Contemporary Art in South Korea; Disjecta in Portland, OR; The Umpqua Valley Arts Association in Roseburg, OR; S1 in Portland, OR; the Frist Center for the Visual Arts in Nashville, TN; Melanie Flood Projects in Portland; and the Nightingale Gallery at Eastern Oregon University in La Grande, OR
Yuji Hiratsuka - Afternoon Focus Instructor - Printmaking
Yuji Hiratsuka was born in Osaka, Japan. He has a B.S. in Art Education from Tokyo Gakugei University, and degrees in printmaking from New Mexico State University (MA) and Indiana University (MFA). He currently is a professor of printmaking at Oregon State University.
Christine Gallagher - Afternoon Focus Instructor - Graphic Design
Christine is an instructor and program coordinator of graphic design at Oregon State University, where she has worked for the past 12 years. She has her BFA in Painting from the University of Oregon and an MFA from The Rhode Island School of Design. In addition to teaching, Christine takes on a few small designs and/or art projects every year. One of her current design clients is Central City Concern – a non-profit organization in Portland that supports people impacted by homelessness, poverty, and addictions. She has collaborated on many design/art projects with her good friend from RISD, Susie Nielsen – under the name farm. These projects have included artist/gallery catalogs, exhibition concept/curation/design/execution, and branding.
Milla Oliveira- Afternoon Focus Instructor - Painting
Milla Oliveira is a socially engaged artist whose chosen media includes painting, sculpting, movement and site-specific creative laboratories. Originally from Rio de Janeiro, she has learned and taught in various institutions, regionally and abroad. In 2017, she received a BFA degree with honors in Painting from Oregon State University. Currently, Oliveira facilitates artistic laboratories that stimulate public connection to creative processes in contemporary art. She works with individuals and groups of all ages who perform in diverse professional fields. In both studio and social practice, Oliveira`s work aims to provoke sensations of vitality and cultivate the sensorial. Her work calls attention to sensory forces operating in our bodies and the systems that engage us.
Madeline Corbin - Core Studio
Madelaine Corbin is a multi-disciplinary artist living in Detroit, Michigan. Her practice earnestly endeavors to unearth the space between home and land, human and non-human, wild and managed landscapes, and the connection to one another through geographic distance. Corbin’s research-based practice moves between sculpture, installation, drawing, and bookmaking
Corbin received her BFA from Oregon State University and is an MFA candidate at Cranbrook Academy of Art. Recent awards include the Haystack Mountain School of Crafts Stuart Thompson Fellowship, a merit scholarship bestowed by Cranbrook Academy of Art, and research funding from Oregon State University’s Sponenburgh Travel Award. She has exhibited work in California, Oregon, Michigan, Greece, and Italy. Her work was recently featured in the digital arts publication Collective Terrain out of Chicago, Illinois and Regular Style out of Missoula, Montana.
Matt Williams - Afternoon Focus Instructor - Photography
Matt Williams received a Masters of Fine Arts in Photography and a Masters of Arts in Studio Art from the University of Iowa. He also received a BFA in Photography at the University of Oregon. His work is internationally shown with recent cities including Los Angeles, Berlin, Chicago, New York, Denver, Portland, and Phoenix. Currently he resides in Oregon where he is faculty in the art and visual communication departments at Oregon State University, Portland State University, and Linn-Benton Community College.