Curator Bios

Dylan Gauthier is a Brooklyn-based artist who works through a research-based and collaborative practice centered around systems of ecology, architecture, experiential pedagogy, and social change. He is a co-founder of the boat-building and publishing collective Mare Liberum ( and of the Sunview Luncheonette (, a co-op for art, politics, and communalism in Greenpoint, Brooklyn.

His individual projects and collaborations have been exhibited at the Parrish Art Museum, The Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts at Harvard University, the 2016 Biennial de Paris in Beirut Lebanon, the Center for Architecture (New York), The International Studio and Curatorial Program (NY), EFA Project Space, Printed Matter, MoMA PS1, MASS MoCA, Stacion Center for Contemporary Art Pristina, the Walker Art Center, the Bronx Museum, Parsons/The New School, Columbus College of Art and Design, 80WSE Gallery at NYU, and The Neuberger Museum at SUNY Purchase.  His writing about art and public space has been published by the Parrish Art Museum, Urban Omnibus, Art in Odd Places, Contemporary Art Stavanger (CAS), and Routledge Public Art Dialogue, among others.

In 2016 he was a Socrates Sculpture Park Emerging Artist Fellow (NY), and is the inaugural Artist-in-Residence at the Brandywine River Conservancy and Museum of Art in Chadds Ford, PA. In 2015 he was an NEA-supported Ecological Artist Residency at the International Studio and Curatorial Program (ISCP), a visiting artist at Haverford College, PA, and lecturer at l’Institut des Hautes Études en Arts Plastiques (iheap) in Paris and New York. Gauthier received an MFA in Integrated Media Arts from Hunter College in ‘12.

Kendra Sullivan is an artist, writer, and curator. She is Associate Director of the Center for the Humanities at the Graduate Center, City University of New York, where she leads the Mellon Seminar on Public Engagement and Collaborative Research and publishes Lost & Found: the CUNY Poetics Document Initiative.  Sullivan has a MA in Sustainability and Environmental Science and is a PhD candidate at the Graduate Center, CUNY, where she studies ecocriticism with a focus on coastal economies and ecologies.  


Her multi-disciplinary practice explores ways of knowing and acting, employing the study and production of poetry, literature, and art to create and share knowledge grounded in experience and collective action in the service of social and environmental good. She is a member of the eco-art collective Mare Liberum and co-founder of the Sunview Luncheonette, a community space for art and politics run out of a stopped-in-time diner in Greenpoint, Brooklyn.