Born in Northern Ireland, Moorhead received her BA and MFA from Edinburgh College of Art, Scotland. Moorhead has been awarded numerous residencies including fellowships at the Core Program at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston and the MacDowell Colony, also the International-Artist-In-Residence at ArtPace, San Antonio, SIM, Reykjavik and Sculpture Space, Utica. Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally including at the Venice Biennale, the International Incheon Women Artists’ Biennale, and in a variety of museums and galleries. She has exhibited widely in solo and group exhibitions in New York, Houston, Seattle, Tokyo, London, Glasgow, Zurich, and more. In 2005 her work was included in an exhibition titled The Nature of Things, as Northern Ireland’s inaugural participation at the 51st Venice Biennale. Other exhibitions include Sparkle, 2006, Gallery Side 2, Tokyo, A Thing Called Early Blur, (solo) 2007, Blaffer Museum, Houston, The Luxury of Dirt, 2011, Galerie Bob van Orsouw, Zurich, Switzerland and The Stars and Us, (solo) 2016, Inman Gallery Houston.
Her work has been written about in various books and catalogues, also periodicals including Art in America, Artforum and Sculpture magazine.
She has been the recipient of many awards, including the 2007 Texas Prize from Arthouse, Austin, and in 2008 an Artadia Award and the Joan Mitchell Foundation Award for Painters and Sculptors.
Philip Peters, born in Rochester, NY, employs sculpture, video, and installation in a transdisciplinary practice that explores an evolving relationship between the built and the natural world. Phil has given talks on his art and research at The Arts Club of Chicago, The Mies van der Rohe Society, Chicago, and the Journées Internationales de la Culture Scientifique, Montréal, Canada. Collaborative projects include co-founding the curatorial space LODGE: In service of the dark arts presenting shows in performance, video and media installation in Chicago, IL, and he recently co-author of a paper investigating artistic processes and the potential for transdisciplinary discourse in the field of Neuroaesthetics, published in the Frontiers Journal of Human Neuroscience. Exhibitions of his work include The Arts Club of Chicago's Drawing Room; Dazibao Gallery, Montréal; EXPO Chicago; Kastelli 1663, Santorini, Greece. Other residencies include ACRE, WI, BOLT at the Chicago Artist Coalition, IL, Wassaic Projects, NY. Phil received his MFA in Sculpture from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and has a BA in Psychology from Carleton College.
Derick Whitson is an artist currently living and working in NYC. Working primarily in photography and video, Whitson explores the history and relationships of clowning, drag queens and black/white face to explore the social constructs of race, gender and sexuality.
Whitson has attended artist residencies at AICAD New York Studio Residency program, NY, Mass MoCA, Massachusetts, The Fountainhead, Miami, FL, and ACRE in Stueben, Wisconsin. Recently his work has been exhibited at Art Basel, Miami FL, The Studio Museum in Harlem, and The Center for Fine Art Photography in Fort Collins, CO, as well as numerous galleries across the country. Whitson received his BFA in photography in 2014 from Columbus College of Art and Design, Columbus OH, and his MFA in Visual Arts from Columbia University, NY in 2017.