founding advisors & fellows

Artist: Jaewook Lee

Thank you to these individuals who helped launch the dots between.

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Olivia Brown

Olivia Brown is a mixed Black femme from Tulsa, OK. She is a maker and a do-er that advocates for the arts and creativity through her practice, educational outreach, and design thinking. Olivia believes in experimenting with New Media (University of North Texas, BFA 2015) to push the boundaries of what has already been created and to address the current moment with a fitting medium. Her work concentrates on unravelling complexities for her self and results in sharing her findings with others. She intends for these efforts to increase human connection and understanding. Olivia currently lives and works in Santa Fe, NM as a Senior Artist with MEOW WOLF, an immersive arts company. There, she focuses on the potential of immersive installation on a large and public scale and grows her skills in collaborative art-making.
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Benjamin Muñoz

Benjamin Muñoz is an accomplished painter, printmaker and illustrator, born and raised in Corpus Christi. His work is often reflective of his heritage, upbringing and current surroundings. Benjamin paints primarily in watercolor, using singular imagery to illustrate defining moments in his life. In printmaking Benjamin works in large scale woodcuts and is the owner/operator of Casa Press. He has been educating artists for several years and has a passion for helping to cultivate community and collaboration among artists. His work has been displayed throughout Texas and he has curated several exhibitions over the years.
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Bess Murphy

Bess Murphy was born and raised in the artist community of Santa Fe, NM. She holds a B.A. in Art History from Bard College and a M.A. and PhD in 20th Century American Art History from the University of Southern California. Her research focuses on the decentering of canonical narratives of American art by positioning art and artists of the Southwest, practitioners of craft and "traditional" art forms, and artists of color into the lens of mainstream art. She is currently the Curator at the Coe Center for the Arts where she works with leading Native artists, community members, and students to develop meaningful programs, exhibitions, and creative experiments. She has taught Art History and Museum Studies at the Santa Fe University of Art and Design and the Institute of American Indian Arts and has held positions at galleries, museums, and art centers as well as alternative artist-led art spaces. She is deeply dedicated to supporting the arts and artists of the Southwest, and of Santa Fe specifically.
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Vicente Telles

Vicente Telles is a Santero (painter of saints) and Cultural Iconographer who is driven by the desire to honor the culture and traditions of his native New Mexico. He began painting traditional retablos (saints on carved wood) using natural pigments created from clays and minerals on homemade gesso, which is then sealed with pinon sap varnish. Always looking for ways to push boundaries, his style has evolved to include various reinterpretations of traditional Catholic iconography. His experimentation with different mediums such as textiles, high quality paper(s), found and repurposed materials are used to create more contemporary pieces. Telles’ work can be found in private and public collections both in the United States and abroad.
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Frank Rose

Frank Rose is a creative conductor, passionate about facilitating avenues of support for artists and orchestrating events and experiences that cultivate community, beauty, and wonder. He founded Gallery 1724, a community art space in Houston in 2005. Frank holds a degree in Digital Media and has exhibited in several exhibitions in the US, China, and South Korea. He served as Press Coordinator for Foto Fest, the largest photography festival in the US and was the Publisher of Arts Houston Magazine before moving to Santa Fe in 2008. Frank co-founded form & concept in 2016 and opened Hecho a Mano in 2019. Frank loves expanding consciousness, hiking, good coffee, and tacos.
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Renate Mairie

Renate Mairie is a printmaker, painter & mixed media artist.  She is Vice President of Photo Finish Consulting, offering illustration, design and engineering services nationally since 2007.  She is also an arts educator, librarian and advocate for art therapy.  She earned her undergraduate degree in printmaking & art history from CU Boulder and her graduate degree in psychology from Regis University. Her latest project, The Continuous Line Printmaker’s Collective is a venue for subconscious dialogue through creative collaboration. As a Colorado native, she enjoys all that it has to offer -a supportive community, immense beauty, incredible food and inspiring artisans.
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Kat Kinnick

Illustrating wildlife and wilderness of the high desert of New Mexico, Kat Kinnick works to inspire a culture of fondness & connectedness to nature. She’s inspired by the magic & inexplicable qualities of childhood and is drawn towards expressing playfulness and curiosity with a folk art aesthetic. Her work is a celebration of the unique ecology in New Mexico, and it’s abundant diversity. Kat mostly works as a painter/illustrator, printmaker and ceramicist. Born in Los Ranchos de Albuquerque, New Mexico, her parents, both having backgrounds in craft & design, ran their own business restoring and appraising Navajo rugs. She received a BFA in Interdisciplinary Sculpture with a concentration in Sustainability & Social Practice at the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) in Baltimore, Maryland, and currently lives near Lone Butte & the Cerrillos Mountains, south of Santa Fe.