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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


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


Charlotte G. Chin Greene

Charlotte G. Chin Greene is an artist based between Philadelphia and New York. Their practice probes the scope and infrastructure of the human and non-human in the digital age, merging digital tools with body-driven approaches in found object, drawing, video, installation, and performance. Greene earned their MFA in Sculpture from Tyler School of Art and Architecture and BA in Art History from Kenyon College. They have exhibited at Zach's Crab Shack, Spencer Brownstone Gallery, Tiger Strikes Asteroid (NYC), Wick Gallery, Bible, Miranda Kuo Gallery and Disclaimer Gallery. Writing about their work has been published in Artforum and The Brooklyn Rail. Greene has lectured at University of Nebraska - Lincoln, Temple University, and Princeton University.

Instagram: @yesmacaroni

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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.

Instagram: @doahstudio


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.

Instagram: theo_mullen3


Brice Peterson

Brice Peterson is an artist and librarian based in Philadelphia whose work examines the limits of nostalgia and fandom as methods of queer identification with mass culture. He holds a BA from Brown University, where he received the Ann Belsky-Moranis Award in Visual Art; an MLIS from Drexel University; and an MFA from Cornell University, where he received the Charles Baskerville Painting award. Recent exhibitions include: The Way of Perfection, Nugent Gallery, Rosemont PA; Catch and Release (with Zach Hill), Peep Projects, Philadelphia; Idol Worship, Smack Mellon, Brooklyn; and Miami is Nice, Spacecamp, Baltimore. Brice has also been an artist-in-residence at Anderson Ranch Arts Center in Snowmass Village, CO and the Wassaic Project in Wassaic, NY; an apprentice at the Fabric Workshop and Museum in Philadelphia; and a visiting artist at Brown University and Moore College of Art & Design.  

Instagram: @brice_wp


Chrissy Scolaro

Chrissy Scolaro earned her BFA in Sculpture 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).  In 2020 Scolaro created Kunka Clay, a practice focused on one of a kind sculptural ceramic pieces.  

Instagram: @chrissyscolaro, @kunkaclay

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Todd Stong


Todd Stong (b. 1991, Trenton, NJ) is an artist and writer based in Philadelphia, PA. He received a BA in Visual and Literary Arts from Brown University in 2014 and an MFA in Printmaking from the Tyler School of Art and Temple Rome in 2022. He has been an artist-in-residence at the Vermont Studio Center, the Virginia Center for Creative Arts, and the Art Students League of New York, as well as an Apprentice at the Fabric Workshop and Museum in Philadelphia. Group and two-person exhibitions include spaces such as Trestle Gallery, New York, NY; Zach's Crab Shack, Philadelphia, PA;  Commonweal Gallery, Philadelphia, PA; Galerie im Körnerpark, Berlin, DE; SPRING/BREAK Art Fair, New York, NY; and Practice Gallery, Philadelphia, PA. He is a contributor to Title Magazine, a Philly-focused online publication, an adjunct professor of printmaking and design at West Chester University of Pennsylvania, and a 2023 Fellow at both the Lighthouse Works and Yaddo.

Instagram: @toddstong 

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Amy Shindo

Amy Shindo is a visual artist based in Philadelphia, PA. She makes objects that are recreations of memories, which she seeks out from fragmentary evidence. Having grown up in a Japanese family restaurant, she examines identity and heritage, filling in the blanks through food, ceramics, imagination, and dreams.

Born in Toronto, Canada, Shindo was a Resident Artist at The Clay Studio (2016-2020), and a recipient of an Independence Foundation Fellowship in the Arts (2016). She earned an MFA in Ceramics from Temple University (2022).

Instagram: @amyshindo


Joy O. Ude

Joy O. Ude is a mixed-media artist and designer. An American-born child of Nigerian immigrants, Ude explores the concept of duality in her artwork.

Ude earned her BFA in Fashion Design in 2005 from the University of North Texas. After working in the fashion industry, she also earned an 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 ArtSeen. Ude teaches fiber-based workshops, most recently at Haystack Mountain School of Crafts.

Ude is currently the Education Coordinator at Tuft The World.

Instagram: @joy_of_photos


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, Moravian College, and Partners and Son (Philadelphia). She currently lives and works in Philadelphia. In addition to her studio practice, Katie serves as the Deputy Director of Operations and Public Engagement at the Wharton Esherick Museum.


Instagram: @katieoooowynne

Past Members

Annmarie Avila

Lindsay Chandler (founder)

Lindsay Deifik

Sean Fitzgerald (founder)

Elisa Gabor

Laine Godsey

Liam Holding (founder)

Kyle Kogut

Cameron Masters (founder)

AJ Rombach  (founder)

Seneca Weintraut

Past Interns
Elliot Wambold

Alaina Bailey

Sophia Kim

Alfi Nurdin

Abbey Rosko

Danielle Statuti

M Slater

Rob Polidoro

Virginia Price

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