This is the third in a series of five 2014 UIC MFA candidate artist talks. The artists will discuss their work and their concurrently running thesis exhibition, Midway .
Alejandro T. Acierto is an artist and musician working in text, sound, music, and performance. His recent performance works have been presented at Counterpath in Denver, Brooklyn International Performance Art Festival (BIPAF), the Center for Performance Research, and at the Slingshot Festival for Music, Art, & Technology. He has also shown in LA, San Francisco, Detroit, and Chicago. He is a member of contemporary chamber orchestra Ensemble Dal Niente, and can be heard on Carrier, Albany, Avant Media, and Parlour Tapes+ Records, and will be releasing a solo album of works for voice and contrabass clarinet on Prom Night Records. - See more at: http://gallery400.uic.edu/exhibitions/midway/related_pages/artist-bios#sthash.u1v2fsBD.dpuf
Erik Allen was born in scenic southern Idaho and graduated for the University of Idaho. He emigrated to Chicago with his wife and cat, where he continued his pursuit of unraveling the complexities of art.
Timothy McMullen was born in Bethlehem, PA; raised in San Antonio, TX; and studied and exhibited work for some time in Long Beach and Los Angeles, CA. Currently, he lives in Chicago with no plans to move any time soon. Alongside his work in primarily painting and sculpture, McMullen is also a collaborator with the J.T. Baker Chemical Company, acting as the current C.E.O.
Courtney Prokopas hails from Montague, MA. She works across mediums and across states, geographically speaking; she's always solid. Past screenings and exhibitions include High Desert Test Sites, Echo Park Film Center, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, Maryland Film Festival, Revelation: Perth International Film Festival, South Arts Southern Circuit Film Tour, Sheffield Doc/Fest, and Citizen Jane Film Festival. She is an awardee of the Jack Kent Cooke Graduate Arts scholarship.