FOUNDER / DIRECTOR

HENRY G. SANCHEZ

Version:1.0 StartHTML:0000000175 EndHTML:0000004743 StartFragment:0000002586 EndFragment:0000004707 SourceURL:file://localhost/Volumes/HGS%20Portable/BIO-CV/EKP-bio.doc Henry G. Sanchez is an interdisciplinary, project based artist and curator who takes a multi disciplinary approach to artist-initiatives that concentrate about history, and environmental and social justice. He is the founder of the ENGLISH KILLS PROJECT, a socially engaged, bio-art project that proposes community based initiatives to introduce bio-remediation in Newtown Creek, a Superfund site in Brooklyn, NY. Sanchez’s work has been exhibited and screened at Electronic Arts Intermix, NYC; Momenta Art, Brooklyn, NY; The School of Visual Arts, NYC; Greenpoint Film Festival, Brooklyn; Guggenheim Museum, Soho; McKinney Avenue Contemporary, Dallas, TX; Rooster Gallery, NY; Lab Gallery, NYC; Jersey City Museum; Here Art Center, NYC; Pera Musuem, Istanbul, Turkey; Pierro Gallery, South Orange, NJ; Rupert Ravens Contemporary and Affero Gallery in Newark, NJ; City University of New York; 58 Gallery, Jersey City, NJ; Taller Boriqua Gallery, NYC; Schmidt Center Gallery, Florida Atlantic University; Ben Shahn Center, William Patterson University; and Centro de Arte de Sevilla, Sevilla, Spain. His curated exhibitions include AQUA-CULTURE at the McKinney Avenue Contemporary in Dallas, Texas (2014), GEO-LOCO at Outpost Artists Resources and DATA-DADA at Grace Exhibition Space in Brooklyn, NY. Sanchez received his M.A. in International Relations from Rutgers University in 2000. After a brief career in politics and working in non-governmental organizations, he has devoted his time and efforts to his art-work. He is a graduate of the M.F.A. Art Practice program at the School of Visual Arts, 2014. Sanchez taught fine arts digital media at the School of Visual Arts, BFA Fine Arts Department from 2009-2016. In 2015 he established L.O.C.C.A. (Law Office Center for Citizenship and Art) www.loccart.org in Houston, Texas. Sanchez is a bi-coastal artist working between Houston, TX and Brooklyn, NY.

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Henry G. Sanchez is an interdisciplinary, project based artist and curator who takes a multi disciplinary approach to artist-initiatives that concentrate about history, and environmental and social justice. He is the founder of the ENGLISH KILLS PROJECT, a socially engaged, bio-art project that proposes community based initiatives to introduce bio-remediation in Newtown Creek, a Superfund site in Brooklyn, NY. Sanchez’s work has been exhibited and screened at Electronic Arts Intermix, NYC; Momenta Art, Brooklyn, NY; The School of Visual Arts, NYC; Greenpoint Film Festival, Brooklyn; Guggenheim Museum, Soho; McKinney Avenue Contemporary, Dallas, TX; Rooster Gallery, NY; Lab Gallery, NYC; Jersey City Museum; Here Art Center, NYC; Pera Musuem, Istanbul, Turkey; Pierro Gallery, South Orange, NJ; Rupert Ravens Contemporary and Affero Gallery in Newark, NJ; City University of New York; 58 Gallery, Jersey City, NJ; Taller Boriqua Gallery, NYC; Schmidt Center Gallery, Florida Atlantic University; Ben Shahn Center, William Patterson University; and Centro de Arte de Sevilla, Sevilla, Spain. His curated exhibitions include AQUA-CULTURE at the McKinney Avenue Contemporary in Dallas, Texas (2014), GEO-LOCO at Outpost Artists Resources and DATA-DADA at Grace Exhibition Space in Brooklyn, NY. Sanchez received his M.A. in International Relations from Rutgers University in 2000. After a brief career in politics and working in non-governmental organizations, he has devoted his time and efforts to his art-work. He is a graduate of the M.F.A. Art Practice program at the School of Visual Arts, 2014. Sanchez taught fine arts digital media at the School of Visual Arts, BFA Fine Arts Department from 2009-2016. In 2015 he established L.O.C.C.A. (Law Office Center for Citizenship and Art) www.loccart.org in Houston, Texas. Sanchez is a bi-coastal artist working between Houston, TX and Brooklyn, NY.

contact: hgsanchez3@yahoo.com

 

COLLABORATOR

DR. SARAH E. DURAND

Sarah E. Durand, Associate Professor of biology, received a dual 4-year BA/MA degree in Ecology and Evolution from the University of Pennsylvania for a field study that examined shorebird foraging patterns in the intertidal zone along the Maine cost. Her doctoral degree in Neurobiology and Behavior was conferred by the Center for Molecular and Behavior Neuroscience of Rutgers University for a dissertation on novel auditory pathways in the avian brain, which received the Dean’s Dissertation Award for Excellence. For her postdoctoral work, supported by an NIH postdoctoral fellowship, she studied the parrot forebrain system for vocal learning at the University of Maryland. Dr. Durand has published in and reviewed for the Journal of Comparative Neurology (JCN), co-authored papers for Nature Reviews Neuroscience and the New York Academy of Science and has reviewed grant proposals for the National Science Foundation. By way of the NIH Bridges to the Baccalaureate grant to LaGuardia, Dr. Durand mentors research students in both ecology and neuroscience, with two students in the latter group winning "Best in Neuroscience" awards at the national conference for minority research students, ABRCMS. She is currently assisting development of the new major in Environmental Science that emphasizes collaboration with local high schools, community organizations and government agencies and she directs the Collegiate Science and Technology Entry Program at LaGuardia.

Sarah E. Durand, Associate Professor of biology, received a dual 4-year BA/MA degree in Ecology and Evolution from the University of Pennsylvania for a field study that examined shorebird foraging patterns in the intertidal zone along the Maine cost. Her doctoral degree in Neurobiology and Behavior was conferred by the Center for Molecular and Behavior Neuroscience of Rutgers University for a dissertation on novel auditory pathways in the avian brain, which received the Dean’s Dissertation Award for Excellence. For her postdoctoral work, supported by an NIH postdoctoral fellowship, she studied the parrot forebrain system for vocal learning at the University of Maryland. Dr. Durand has published in and reviewed for the Journal of Comparative Neurology (JCN), co-authored papers for Nature Reviews Neuroscience and the New York Academy of Science and has reviewed grant proposals for the National Science Foundation. By way of the NIH Bridges to the Baccalaureate grant to LaGuardia, Dr. Durand mentors research students in both ecology and neuroscience, with two students in the latter group winning "Best in Neuroscience" awards at the national conference for minority research students, ABRCMS. She is currently assisting development of the new major in Environmental Science that emphasizes collaboration with local high schools, community organizations and government agencies and she directs the Collegiate Science and Technology Entry Program at LaGuardia.

 

VOLUNTEERS

ELIZABETH SKOLNICK

Elizabeth is a former park ranger and environmental educator with a background in environmental science. A resident of Bushwick and frequent sailor of Newtown Creek, she joined the English Kills Project in the fall of 2015 and has been assisting with the installation of mussel habitats for bio-remediation and helping to promote the project to residents of the area. 

Elizabeth is a former park ranger and environmental educator with a background in environmental science. A resident of Bushwick and frequent sailor of Newtown Creek, she joined the English Kills Project in the fall of 2015 and has been assisting with the installation of mussel habitats for bio-remediation and helping to promote the project to residents of the area.