JESSICA RAIMI

ABOUT THE ARTIST

I grew up in Rochester, New York, where I received my first serious camera for my fifteenth birthday. Encouraged by my father, who had a darkroom in the basement, and by my zany high school friends, I began taking pictures. In 1969 I moved to New York to attend Barnard College, but left school in 1971 to become a freelance photographer.

From 1972 to 1974 I attended the Visual Studies Workshop in Rochester, where I studied with Nathan Lyons and Ralph Gibson, and Empire State College, from which I received a B.A. with a major in photography. In 1974 I returned to New York, where I have continued to work as a photographer, as well as a writer, editor and graphic designer.

My photographs have appeared in the New York Times, the Village Voice, the Tribeca Trib, Newsday, the WBAI Folio, Columbia College Today, the Columbia University Record, and various obscure publications both here and abroad. I have taught photography at the University of Rochester and have lectured on various subjects at the Rochester Institute of Technology, Yale University, Columbia University, the University of Paris at St.-Denis, the University of Moncton in New Brunswick, Canada, and the Oudaia Center in Rabat, Morocco. My work is in the collections of the Yale University Art Gallery and the Columbia University Archives, as well as private collections. It has been featured in a number of group exhibits and solo shows at venues including the Village Green Bookstore in Rochester; J. Prendergast, Amsterdam’s Restaurant, the Interchurch Center, and Columbia's Rare Book and Manuscript Library in New York City; and the Frame Works Gallery in Bristol, Virginia.

My memoirs and essays have appeared in the Gettysburg Review, the Palo Alto Review, Columbia College Today, Columbia Magazine, the Tribeca Trib, and other publications. My essay "Ballet School" in the Antioch Review was named a Notable Essay of 2012 in "Best American Essays 2013" (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt). I have completed a book of memoirs, “She’s Leaving Home.”

I have been a radio producer since 1976, when I joined WBAI-FM in New York. I did interviews, news reporting, announcing and engineering, and some radio dramas best forgotten. From 1978 to 1979 I had a weekly live show, “Closing the Gap Between Postal Rates and Philosophy.” Finding that form too ephemeral, I became an independent producer of my own recorded radio dramas. My productions have been broadcast on National Public Radio; WNYC, New York; WBGO, Newark, N.J.; WKCR, New York; WBAI, New York; KCSM, San Mateo, California; and KMPG, Portland, Maine.

ART//DIVISION

Art//Division was born out of an art program sponsored by Job Path, an organization that helps people who are differently-abled to live lives of their choosing and be able to contribute to the community through work, passion and generosity. 

Our mission is to spread the word that art is for everyone. It brings people together and speaks a language that the world can understand. With so many labels out there, we want to be seen simply as artists working to create, inspire, and share. Through our art we are able to have a voice, an opinion and an outlet of expression. We are artists.

Majô

Majô

Majô L. Foy began drawing and painting in the 1980s when she lived in Paris. Since 1991, she has been affiliated with The Art Students League of New York, where she has studied sculpture, drawing and painting. She currently works as a docent at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. She has numerous paintings in private collections and has displayed her work at Café Mocias, Bettolona and, most recently, at the restaurant Arco Cafe.

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Martha Scott Burton: Photographs

Martha Scott Burton: Photographs

Martha Scott Burton was born in 1992 in Winston-Salem, North Carolina and grew up in Springfield, Missouri.  In 2015, she received her Bachelor of Arts in Art History at Columbia University, graduating with multiple honors.  After her debut at Arts and Crafts Art Gallery, she will participate in a group show curated by Emily Sussman.  Burton currently lives and works in New York.

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