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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
Lindsay Chandler (founder)
Sean Fitzgerald (founder)
Liam Holding (founder)
Cameron Masters (founder)