Colin Kloecker is an artist and designer working at the intersection of public engagement and civic design. With a background in architecture, he has created numerous public art projects as co-director of the design studio Works Progress.
Machine Project is a loose confederacy of artist/performer collaborators based in Los Angeles’ Echo Park neighborhood. Founded by Mark Allen, the group’s work investigates art, science, music, literature, food, and more. In July 2011, Machine Project and the Walker presented Summer Jubilee, a two-week residency consisting of more than eighteen unique projects at Open Field.
Shanai Matteson, an artist, writer, and cultural producer, has led myriad collaborative, cross-disciplinary projects. As co-director of the studio Works Progress, she draws on her interest in science and systems to produce public art and design programs at the intersection of disciplines.
Sarah Peters co-created Open Field during her tenure as the associate director of public and interpretive programs at the Walker Art Center. She is currently an independent writer, educator, and arts programmer.
Rick Prelinger is an archivist, writer, and filmmaker keenly interested in the commons. He is the founder of the Prelinger Archives, a collection of 60,000 advertising, educational, industrial, and amateur films, which was acquired by the Library of Congress in 2002.
Red76 is a nationwide network of artists and activists that since 2000 has conducted projects in physical space, in print, and online that focus on the ways knowledge is produced and the forms it takes. Their 2010 Open Field residency was organized by Courtney Dailey, Dylan Gauthier, Sam Gould, Gabriel Mindel Saloman, and Mike Wolf.
Gabriel Mindel Saloman is a Vancouver-based artist, writer, and musician. His artistic, curatorial, and musical projects include Diadem, the STAG, Collective Jyrk, the Lower Mainland Painting Co., and Yellow Swans.
Sarah Schultz is the director of education and curator of public practice at the Walker Art Center. In addition to co-creating Open Field, she has led the Walker’s efforts to engage diverse communities with contemporary artists and art forms for more than a decade.
Scott Stulen is a co-creator of Open Field and founder of the Drawing Club. A practicing artist, he is the project manager of mnartists.org, an online resource for more than 18,000 Minnesota artists.
Michael Swaine is an artist and educator dedicated to working in the community through socially engaged art practice. He is a senior lecturer at the California College of the Arts and an analog designer with Futurefarmers.
Mike Wolf is “a collaborative free radical contaminating primarily the tissues of the Midwestern United States through experiential research, writing in the first person, drawing, taking walks, and talking about it all.” The Illinois-based artist is a member of the collective Red76.
Works Progress is an artist-led public art and design studio based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The group’s collaborative projects are known for providing new platforms for public engagement across creative and cultural boundaries.