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Al Miner

  1. b.1977, New York, NY

Miner has exhibited nationally and received awards including the D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities Young Artist Program Grant and two Artist's Fellowship Awards. In 2000 he earned an MFA in painting and mixed media from Queens College (CUNY)and a post-graduate certificate in Museum Studies from the George Washington University in 2006.

An artist, curator, and curatorial assistant at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Miner has curated projects with Yoko Ono and Dan Graham and has worked with Smithsonian Artist Research Fellows Runa Islam and Henrique Oliveira.

In spring 2009 he curated Domesticated: Men and the Domestic Interior at Transformer Gallery in Washington, D.C. In fall 2009, Miner was awarded a German travel fellowship from the Goethe Institute in February 2010.

Brian Barr

b. 1980, Detroit, MI

   Barr has exhibited nationally and internationally, most recently in Nine Miles South of Eight Mile: 2009 Windsor Biennial, The Art Gallery of Windsor, Ontario, Canada, as well as notable galleries in New York, Chicago, and Washington D.C., among others.

He received a Mellon Grant in 2008 as well a scholarship to attend American University in Washington, D.C. resulting in an MFA and a Graduate Teaching Assistant Scholarship in the Visual and Performing Arts at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana.

Barr currently works as an adjunct professor of art at the College for Creative Studies in Detroit.

March 20 - April 24, 2010

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October Lunch, 2009

16 x 20"

Archival print

Funny Face, 2005

8 x 10"

Oil on canvas

Wild Man, 2010

Graphite on paper

41 x 29

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Andrew Doak

b. 1982, Nashville, TN

Doak has exhibited in Shanghai, China as well as locally and was among esteemed artists Elger Esser, Vik Muniz and Kiki Smith in the recent exhibition Detroit Collects held at Wayne State University's Elaine L. Jacob Gallery in 2009.

Graduating with an BFA in Photography from Cranbrook Academy of Art in 2009, Doak also holds a BA from Sewanee: The University of The South in Art and Art History as well as German. He was a recipient of an esteemed J. William Fulbright teaching award in 2006 and the Peggy Guggenheim Museology Internship of 2003.


Doak currently teaches Color Theory and History of Photography in the Digital Photography Program at the Art Institute of Michigan.