Lydia Diemer creates drawings, prints, and installations that explore the entanglement of humans and non-humans at the peripheries of built space. Proposing an attentiveness to what is overlooked and abandoned, she places detritus, organic matter, and facsimiles of quotidian forms into visual dialogue. Circuits of production and transformation, from raw material to façade to rubble, trail through her observations and vignettes of ecological networks and pliable memories of the future. She holds an MFA from the University of Iowa. She has been an artist-in-residence at Anchor Graphics and the Center for Book and Paper Arts at Columbia College in Chicago as well as at the Bubbler@Madison Public Library in Madison, WI. Her work has been exhibited at EFA Project Space (New York, NY), The Soap Factory (Minneapolis, MN), Des Moines Art Center Downtown (Des Moines, IA), and the Bemis Underground, Bemis Center for Contemporary Art (Omaha, NE). She currently lives and works in Iowa City, IA.
Betsy Hunt currently resides and makes art in Duluth, MN. She teaches Time-Based Arts in the Digital Art and Photography program at the University of Minnesota Duluth. Her current research is in video art, experimental animation, and performance art. She is specifically interested in exploring physicality in film through cutout animation, sound and image juxtaposition, and performative filmmaking. She has exhibited video and installation works at Soo Visual Art Center (Minneapolis, MN), Elephant Art Space (Los Angeles, CA), and at the Duluth Art Institute (Duluth, MN). She received her BFA from the University of Northern Iowa in 2005 and her MFA from the California Institute of the Arts.
Lindsey Schmitt is a visual artist who makes paintings and drawings. Her artwork examines pausing and questioning the visuals that surround us, the flux of human identity, and the changing relationship between humans and the natural world. Hard-edge, colorful, and abstract are terms that have previously been used to describe her art. In 2016, she earned her MFA from the University of New Mexico. In 2012, she earned her BFA as well as a BA in Spanish with Honors. Her artwork has been exhibited nationally at group shows at the Minneapolis Institute of Art, MN; A1LabArts Gallery, TN; and the Tamarind Institute, NM. She was awarded the Minnesota Central Arts Board Learning Grant in 2020.