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Artist List Announced for Portland2016 Biennial

Curator Michelle Grabner has announced the list of artists participating in this summer’s Portland2016 Biennial. The festival will take place at the Disjecta Contemporary Art Center, though a press release for the event also notes that it will be “activating locations around the state,” to draw in artists and audience from beyond Portland.

Grabner, who considered more than four hundred artist submissions and conducted more than one hundred studio visits, chose a total of thirty-four artists or teams. The additional seventy-one artists who received studio visits will be invited to participate in “Salon: Portland2016 Biennial, The Studio Visits,” a curatorial index highlighting Oregon-based art practices.

“From La Grande to Ashland, I was looking for work that addressed global realities as much as it embraced radical regionalism,” said Grabner.

A full list of artists is as follows:

Avantika Bawa, Portland
Carla Bengston, Eugene
David Bithell, Ashland Pat Boas, Portland
Mike Bray, Springfield
Bruce Burris, Corvallis
Julia Calabrese & Emily Bernstein, Portland
Cherry / Lucic, Portland
David Eckard, Portland
Tannaz Farsi, Eugene
Jack Featherly, Beaverton
Howard Fonda, Portland
Julie Green, Corvallis
Midori Hirose, Portland
Jessica Jackson Hutchins, Portland
Colin Kippen, Portland
Anya Kivarkis, Eugene
Michael Lazarus, Portland
Charlene Liu, Eugene
Giles Lyon, Portland
Ellen McFadden, Portland
Whitney Minthorn, Pendleton
Donald Morgan, Eugene
Brenna Murphy, Portland
Julia Oldham, Eugene
Rebecca Peel, Portland
Lisa Radon, Portland
Jon Raymond, Portland
Jack Ryan & Chi Wang, Eugene
Heidi Schwegler, Portland
Rick Silva, Eugene
Storm Tharp, Portland
Weird Fiction, Portland
Ryan Woodring, Portland