Emily Joyce was born in 1976 in Arlington Heights, Illinois. After receiving her BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design and studies at the Glasgow School of Art in Scotland, Joyce was invited to participate in the Core Artists-in-Residence Program at the Glassell School of Art, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX (1999-2001). Last year through the Core program, she was awarded the Eliza Randall Prize. Her work has been recently featured at the Inman Gallery, Houston, TX; Donna Beam Gallery, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, NV; Galveston Art Center, TX; and the Lawndale Art Center, Houston, TX. She made her New York debut last year with a solo exhibition at sara meltzer gallery. Joyce currently resides in Houston, TX.
Hills Snyder was born in 1950 in Lubbock, TX. A tenured Texas artist, Snyder has exhibited widely throughout the state with recent solo shows at Angstrom Gallery, Dallas; Finesilver Gallery, San Antonio; and James Gallery, Houston. His work has also been featured in New York and Europe, including his 1998 exhibition, Gloville, at the Casino Luxembourg, Forum d’Art Contemporain. He was the recipient of an Art Matters fellowship in 1996 and 1990, and a Mid-America/NEA fellowship for sculpture in 1995. In 2001, Snyder was awarded the first ArtPace Travel Grant. His work is found in numerous public collections including the Austin Museum of Art, Austin, TX and The Microsoft Collection, Redmond, WA. Snyder currently lives and works in Helotes, TX.
Born in 1969 in New Orleans, LA, Matthew Sontheimer currently lives and works in Houston, TX. He received his BFA from Stephen F. Austin University, Nacogdoches, TX and was awarded an MFA from Montana State University, Bozeman, MT. His work has been shown throughout Texas and the United States including exhibitions at Arthur Roger Gallery, New Orleans, LA; Dunn and Brown Contemporary, Dallas, TX; Galveston Arts Center, Galveston, TX; Lawndale Art Center, Houston, TX; and the Contemporary Art Center, New Orleans, LA, among others. This year his work was featured in the Subject Plural: Crowds in Contemporary Art at the Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, TX, and two of his drawings were acquired for the permanent collection of the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY.