Tessa Graham is a visual artist hailing from rural Ontario. She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Visual Arts from Grenfell Campus, Memorial University in Corner Brook in 2015. After receiving her BFA, Tessa worked as the Program Coordinator for Visual Artists Newfoundland & Labrador (VANL-CARFAC) until the fall of 2017. During these two years in St. John’s she volunteered at St. Michael’s Printshop and Eastern Edge Gallery helping with multiple events and workshops. As an artist she works primarily with film photography and has a keen interest in silkscreen printmaking and typography. Tessa is currently completing her Bachelor of Education at MUN.
Emily Pittman was born in St. John’s in 1994. She graduated from the University of Guelph in April of 2016 and received an Honours Bachelor of Arts Degree (with Distinction) with majors in both Studio Art and English. She moved to St. John’s, NL, in May of 2016 and started work at the Anna Templeton Centre for Craft, Art & Design in September 2016 as Program and Promotions Coordinator. She was nominated for the BMO 1st Art! Invitational Student Art Competition and received the University of Guelph Faculty Award for Painting. Emily co-founded The Gathered Gallery, an independently run visual arts gallery and curatorial writing blog found at www.gatheredgallery.com. You can also view Emily’s recent artwork at www.emilypittman.ca