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About us

FJORD is an artist-run collective that elevates the visibility of both emerging and established artists within Philadelphia and beyond by facilitating exhibitions, curatorial projects, collaborations and public programing that highlight diverse media and artistic concerns.

Current Co-Directors

Natessa Amin

Natessa Amin (born, 1987) earned her BFA in Painting from Boston University and MFA from the University of Pennsylvania. She is currently the Visiting Studio Artist at Moravian College in Bethlehem, PA. Amin has exhibited her work most recently in a solo exhibition at the Berman Museum of Art at Ursinus College, and prior to that at Hangar H18 Gallery, Brussels; Trestle Gallery, Brooklyn; and at the Fabric Workshop and Museum, Woodmere Art Museum, Gallery 128 at PAFA, Tiger Strikes Asteroid, and Ice Box Project Space in Philadelphia. Amin has been an artist in residence at the Fabric Workshop and Museum (2016) and Wassaic Projects (2017). 

Instagram: @n_8_s

Chrissy Scolaro

Chrissy Scolaro earned her BFA from Boston University in 2010 and her MFA from the Sculpture Department at Cranbrook Academy of Art in 2016.  Scolaro has been an artist in residence at Haystack Mountain School of Craft, The Hambidge Center for Creative Arts and Sciences, The Wassaic Project and The Fabric Workshop and Museum.  Recent exhibitions include Young World International (solo, Detroit, MI), FrontierSpace (solo, Missoula, MT) and the grounds at Chesterwood (Stockbridge, MA).  

Instagram: @chrissyscolaro

Anthony Bowers

Anthony Bowers is a visual artist and painter with a studio in the Loom Building in Philadelphia. A 2014 graduate from University of Pennsylvannia's MFA program, Anthony also works as a fine arts adjunct lecturer at Drexel University the Fabric Workshop and Museum as a project technician and printer. 

Instagram: @indietony

Lindsay Deifik

Lindsay practices in Philadelphia, PA, where she received her MFA from the Tyler School of Art. She also holds a BFA in Printmaking and Drawing from Washington University in Saint Louis. She is a former Co-Director and resident of Front/Space, a 2013 Rauschenberg Seed Grant recipient. She has been an artist in residence at ACRE, the Philadelphia Art Hotel, the Charlotte Street Foundation's Urban Culture Project, and an Apprentice at The Fabric Workshop and Museum. Lindsay currently teaches Printmaking and Drawing at West Chester University. 

Instagram: @lindsayilene 

Doah Lee

Doah Lee was born and raised in Seoul, South Korea. She earned her MFA in 2016 from University of Pennsylvania and her BFA with a concentration in Painting and Printmaking at the School of Art Institute of Chicago. She is the recipient of the Oakley Medal of Achievement and Christopher Leland Lyon Memorial Fund Award. Her work delivers diverse aspects of print, fabric and installation into the format of painting through layering. The work has been featured in various exhibitions and currently, she lives and works in Philadelphia.

Theo Mullen

Relying primarily on fragments and remnants, Mullen seeks to build upon archetypal forms within urban and natural landscapes. While advocating the photographs persistent roll as document, Mullen redirects the gaze on the
contracted histories of buildings and material through sculpture interpolation and installation.
Originally from New Orleans, Louisiana, Mullen studied photography at the University of Colorado Denver and went on to receive an MFA from the University of Pennsylvania in 2014. He currently lives and works in Philadelphia.

Joy O. Ude

Joy O. Ude is a mixed-media artist and designer. Ude earned her BFA in Fashion Design in 2005 from the University of North Texas as well as her MFA in Fiber Arts from the University of North Texas in 2013. Her work has been included in several regional and national shows including: CraftTexas, Fantastic Fibers, Fiberart International, and Art Seen. Ude also teaches fiber- based workshops, most recently at Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts. Ude is currently a Project Technician at The Fabric Workshop and Museum, and Adjunct Instructor at Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia, PA.

Seneca Weintraut

Hoosier-born contrarian, Seneca Weintraut received his MFA in painting from Tyler School of Art, Temple University in 2015. In years past, Weintraut counted money on a riverboat casino, cut grass in an oil refinery, and built mausoleums in several prominent national cemeteries. Nowadays, Weintraut maintains a studio at The Loom in Philadelphia where his paintings and simple woodcarvings explore the delusional ontology of Wood Grain Theory, searches for non-linear timelines, and continues to ask: “What is Diamondhead?” Weintraut attended Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in the summer of 2013. He has shown his work in New York, Philadelphia, and Chicago and was featured in New American Paintings #113.

instagram: the_wooden_jacket_can_co

Katie Wynne

Katie Wynne (born 1981, Providence, RI) received her MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art
and BFA from the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. She attended the Skowhegan School
of Painting and Sculpture in 2011 and has also participated in residencies at Ox-bow School of
Art and the Vermont Studio Center on a Fellowship supported by the Joan Mitchell Foundation.
Recent shows include solo and two-person exhibitions at Pilot Projects (Philadelphia) and
COOP Gallery (Nashville), and group exhibitions at Vermont College of Fine Arts, Atlanta
Contemporary, Orgy Park and the Bethany Arts Community in New York. She currently lives
and works in Philadelphia.

instagram: @katieoooowynne 

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Past Members

Annmarie Avila

Lindsay Chandler (founder)

Sean Fitzgerald (founder)

Elisa Gabor

Laine Godsey

Liam Holding (founder)

Kyle Kogut

Cameron Masters (founder)

AJ Rombach  (founder)

Past Interns

Elliot Wambold

Alaina Bailey

Sophia Kim

Alfi Nurdin

Abbey Rosko

Danielle Statuti

Emily Belshaw

Rob Polidoro

Virginia Price

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