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A. Bill Miller

A. Bill Miller, also known as 'gridworks1', has exhibited and screened his abstract ASCII drawings, animated GIFs, web browser-based compositions, and videos nationally and internationally. Bill also performs and experiments with live audio/visuals using custom software patches in traditional gallery exhibitions as well as Art, Technology, and Music Festivals.

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Ellen Mueller

Ellen Mueller has exhibited nationally and internationally as an interdisciplinary artist exploring issues related to the environment, hyperactive news media and corporate management systems. Mueller was raised in Fargo, ND and currently lives and works in Buckhannon, WV as an Assistant Professor of Art at West Virginia Wesleyan College. She received her MFA in Studio Art from University of South Florida.

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Patrick Felton

Patrick is an actor, playwright, comedian, and performance artist from Charleston WV. Patrick holds a Masters of Arts in Television, Radio, and Film from Syracuse University's S.I. Newhouse School of Communication. Patrick’s interests and projects vary and have included directing the 2011 West Virginia Filmmakers Festival, creating the interview podcast That Conversation, hosting the long-running comedy open mic “Mojo’s Comedy Night” and directing of the Alban Arts Center’s hit production of “The Importance of Being Earnest” earlier this year. Patrick works as an instructor at West Virginia State University where he currently teaches English Literature and World Religions.

tyler channell

Tyler Channell joined the WVU Reed College of Media in July 2016. He teaches video editing, visual journalism, and serves as a multimedia specialist for the College’s Media Innovation Center. Before coming to WVU, Channell worked in reality TV production for History Channel’s Hatfields & McCoys: White Lightning and Billion Dollar Wreck, Comedy Central’s Tosh.0, and MTV’s Teen Mom 2. He also won multiple awards for his social justice film For Good, which was featured in the Accolade Global Film Competition in 2015.

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jeffrey moser

Moser was born in Lancaster, Pennsylvania and has most recently lived in Lincoln, Nebraska. He holds an associate’s degree in graphic design from the Bradley Academy for the Visual Arts, a bachelor’s degree in Philosophy from Millersville University, and a master of fine arts degree in Studio Art from the University of Delaware. Moser has taught at the University of Delaware, Millersville University, and Metropolitan Community College, in Omaha, Nebraska. His experimental video art has been exhibited in Savannah, Providence, Wilmington, Philadelphia, and at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC., as part of the 32nd Black Maria Film and Video Festival.

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ron hollingshead

Ron Hollingshead is an artist, curator, lecturer, and educator. He received an MFA in sculpture at West Virginia University. He has taught at WVU, Shepherd University, and in the W.A.S.H. (Workshop in Art Studio and History) program at Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas. Using his personal experience as a springboard, Hollingshead wryly confronts the universal struggle with injury, disease, pain, and treatment. He has exhibited his work extensively in the Unites States, with shows in Maryland, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Texas, Virginia, and West Virginia and internationally in Ireland, Mexico, and New Zealand. Hollingshead’s sculptural and mixed-media work can be found in the permanent collections of The International Museum for Collage, Assemblage, and Construction (Mexico), The Art House Gallery (Virginia), and in private collections. 

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Gerald habarth

Gerald Habarth serves as Assiociate Professor of Art in Electronic Media at West Virginia University. He holds a Master of Fine Arts in Painting from University of South Florida and a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Painting from Parsons School of Design. Originally from Maryland, he spent most of the 1990's living in Santiago, Chile and traveled throughout much of South America. His work is characterized by the synthesis of painting, drawing, electronic media and the moving image, trying to find a meaningful tension between the handmade and the computerized. He has shown his work in numerous group and solo exhibits in both Chile and the US, including the Tampa Museum of Art and the Florida Film Festival. He is the founder and director of the West Virginia Mountaineer Short Film Festival and the School of Art and Design's Space Atacama Program.

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