Cindy Bernard Founding Director

Cindy Bernard

Cindy Bernard’s career spans nearly three decades. She is a recipient of grants and fellowships from the J. Paul Getty Trust Fund for the Visual Arts, California Arts Council, Creative Capital, Anonymous Was a Woman, the Harpo Foundation, California Community Foundation and the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation. Her work has been exhibited in museums and galleries in the US, Canada, Mexico, Europe, and Japan, and was included in the Whitney and Lyon Biennials.

In addition to her visual practice, Bernard takes an active interest in the spaces and production of social exchange. In addition to founding SASSAS, she was a director and advisor to Foundation for Art Resources from 1985 to 1990, a founding director of the Coalition for Freedom of Expression, and co-founder of MOCA Mobilization.

Her current project is Vinland, a meditation on the complex and continually shifting relationships between spaces, social and economic structures, and personal and collective histories, centered in two small communities in Newfoundland.

Bernard is a Professor of Graduate Fine Art (Adjunct) at Art Center College of Art and Design and was appointed the inaugural Ruffin Distinguished Artist-In-Residence at the University of Virginia for the academic year 2013/2014.

www.cindybernard.com

Christina Ondrus Assistant Director

STAFF Christina Ondrus

Christina Ondrus is an artist whose work wanders a liminal space where science, philosophy and mysticism seek to understand perception, phenomena and one’s place in the universe. She received her MFA from the California Institute of the Arts, her BFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art, and was a 2010 artist fellow with the Terra Foundation for American Art. Her work has been included in numerous exhibitions throughout Los Angeles, including shows at Monte Vista Projects, Machine Project, Artist Curated Projects, Public Fiction, and Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions (LACE), among others. Her projects have been featured in LA Weekly, Art 21 Blog, Artbound, Frieze blog, New American Paintings, and X-TRA Contemporary Art Quarterly. Christina is also the founding director of KNOWLEDGES, which organized a site-specific exhibition featuring more than thirty multi-disciplinary artists at the Mount Wilson Observatory in 2012.

www.christinaondrus.com

Daniel Corral Assistant Director

STAFF Daniel Corral

Daniel Corral is a composer and multi-instrumentalist born and raised in Eagle River, Alaska. His music is a rich collusion of styles, constantly blurring the boundaries between the familiar and foreign, mirroring the diasporic evolution of cultural identity in the twenty-first century. Currently living in Los Angeles, his unique voice finds outlet in puppet operas, accordion orchestras, handmade music boxes, electronic collages, site-specific installations, chamber music, post-punk opera, and inter-disciplinary collaborations. Corral’s music has been commissioned and presented by local venues such as REDCAT, The Hammer Museum, MOCA, Pianospheres Series, Aloud Series, Automata, Machine Project, SASSAS, The Wulf, Pasadena All Saints Choir, USC,
CSUN, Calarts, and The Santa Monica GLOW Festival. He received his MFA from
Calarts, where he studied with James Tenney, Anne LeBaron, and Morton Subotnick.

www.spinalfrog.com