Elizabeth Press (EP) is a media maker who has been working in socially-engaged art, experimental documentary, stop-animation and journalism since 2003. Professionally, EP dove into journalism as a producer for the TV/Radio program, Democracy Now!. Press also made videos covering the UN climate negotiations and edited for PBS. EP is a lecturer in the Arts Department at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, teaching video and television production. Press’ work has been featured in the New York Times, Rooftop Films, Exit Art, EMPAC and the Liverpool Biennial. Press has a BA from Ithaca College and an MFA from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
Angela Beallor is a visual artist exploring memory, history, and politics. She was a 2015 BRIC Media Arts Fellow. A Jerome Foundation Travel Grant recipient (2013), she traveled to Lithuania, Belarus, and Russia in relation to her project Pink Lenins. Her video, I Want a Baby! REVisited (Lecture) won first place in the 2017 Sofia Queer Forum video competition. Most recently, she wrote, directed, and starred in M.G. (aka I Want a Baby! Reimagined), an experimental, queer adaptation of Sergei Tret’iakov’s 1926 Soviet play I Want a Baby!, presented at EMPAC Performing Arts Center (Troy, NY). She has been in residence at CCI Fabrika, Moscow; Vermont Studio Center; Habitable Spaces, Kingsbury, TX, and was once a resident-artist at Flux Factory (NY). Her work has been presented at Collar Works Gallery (Troy, NY (2019); the Museum of Contemporary Art (Cleveland, OH) (2017); Smack Mellon (Brooklyn, NY) (2016); SPACES (Cleveland, OH) (2016); Here Art Space, NY (2014); and, in conjunction with Sharon Hayes, in the Whitney Museum of American Art (2012). She holds a PhD in Electronic Arts from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, an MFA from Bard College-ICP, and a BS in Photo-illustration from Kent State University.