Bibi Calderaro is an interdisciplinary conceptual artist and researcher whose work circulates internationally since 1995. Her participatory sensorial walks have been part of the Americas Society, NY; Open Engagement-New York; the Isabella Stuart Gardner Museum, Boston, MA; US National Park Services and Füd, Buenos Aires, Argentina, among other organizations. She is a Science and Resilience Institute Summer Fellow 2017. Her latest projects include Walking as Ontological Shifter, a multi-format performance based research project. Weaving and Hefting by the River, (Schumacher College, UK; publication forthcoming) and Unearthing, Re-earthing (Entitle Conference of Political Ecology, Sweden) are her most recent collaborations with the Coastal Reading Group. Calderaro teaches Forest Bath Walks at Trestle Workshops.
Nathan Catlin is the Master Printer at The Leroy Neiman Center for Print Studies as Columbia University. He received his MFA from Columbia in 2012 and his BFA in Printmaking from SFAI in 2007. He has been an adjunct professor in printmaking at Columbia since 2012. His work has been show nationally in NYC, LA, Boston, and others as well as internationally in Beijing and Berlin. He is originally from California but moved to New York for the weather. Catlin teaches DIY Block Printing at Trestle Workshops.
Clarity Haynes holds a CFA from the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, and an MFA in painting from Brooklyn College. Her work has been widely exhibited, most recently at the Tacoma Museum of Art, the National Portrait Gallery, and the Leslie Lohman Museum of Lesbian and Gay Art. Her work has been written about in numerous publications including ARTNews, Hyperallergic, The Washington Post, Two Coats of Paint, and Juxtapoz Magazine. Haynes teaches the five daytime class Intro to Painting with Acrylics at Trestle Workshops.
Erik Hougen graduated from Pratt Institute with his MFA in 2008. Hougen was recently a resident with the Artist in the Marketplace program at the Bronx Museum and a SIP Fellow at the Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop. He has exhibited with Bronx Museum, International Print Center, Kunsthalle Galapagos and Vaughn Massey Projects. Hougen is also a Master Printer and Intaglio instructor at the Lower East Side Printshop. Hougen teaches DIY Silkscreen at Trestle Workshops.
Caitlin Hurd received a BFA in furniture design from The Minneapolis College of Art and Design. In 2006, she graduated with an MFA in painting from The New York Academy of Art. Currently she lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. Hurd’s paintings and drawings have been the subject of numerous solo and major group exhibitions and her work is represented in galleries in New York City, St Barths, and California, as well as prestigious private and corporate collections, including Dasha Zhukova and Roman Abramovich. Hurd teaches Oil Painting, Open Studio Painting and Weekend Portrait Workshop at Trestle Workshops.
Katherine Keltner was raised in New York City where she currently lives and works. She spent two years in Rome on a graduate stipend from American University, where she also received her MFA with distinction. Keltner's work has been exhibited at galleries in New York including the Bruce High Quality Foundation, Rhombus Space, Muriel Guepin, Meulensteen, and Max Protetch, and at public institutions including The American University Museum/Katzen Arts Center, Washington DC, The Jamaica Center for the Arts, Queens, and Real Art Ways, Hartford. She is the recipient of residency grants from Ragdale and Vermont Studio Center. Keltner teaches Daytime Drawing at Trestle Workshops
Myra Kooy, since she was a small child, she has transformed daily personal events and discarded objects into environmental installations, paintings, and sculptures. As an adult, her art has spilled into every aspect of life; onto public murals, clothing, accessories, walls, and commissioned space in private homes. She traveled with and exhibited her "Livable and Wearable Art" at the Smithsonian in Washington, DC, LA, New Orleans, Chicago, New York and many more places. She is an elected trustee of the Park Slope Civic Council, as well as being an active member of Gowanus Arts, the Brooklyn Art Space, and Trestle Gallery, and she is participating for the second year in developing Art Slope, a new, week-long art event in Brooklyn, NY. Kooy teaches Experimental Monotype, using an etching press at Trestle Workshops.
Ronit Levin Delgado a multi media artist and a Fulbright Program scholar, lives and works in NY. Levin Delgado is a graduate (2013) of the MFA Studio Art program at Montclair State University, NJ and holds a BFA from Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design, Jerusalem (2008). In 2007, Levin Delgado was selected for the Exchange Program for Merit Students to study at Carnegie Mellon College of Fine Arts, Pittsburgh, PA. Levin Delgado has had solo exhibitions at Gallery Sensei (NY), the Frame Gallery (PA), Guttman Museum (Tel Aviv) and has been included in numerous international group exhibitions in Israel, Europe and the US, including, The Queens Museum (NY), Museum of Russian Art (NJ), Magnan Metz Gallery, Pratt Manhattan Gallery and Trestle Gallery (NYC), Index Gallery (Newark), Cardiff, Wales and Leeds (UK) and Hertzelilinblum Museum in Israel. Levin Delgado teaches Paint Nights at Trestle Workshops.
Allison Maletz is a contemporary watercolor and mixed media artist. She received her BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design and her MFA from the Slade School of Fine Art, London. She has taught people from age 8-80 and currently leads painting, drawing, illustration, installation and professional practices for artists classes at Parsons The New School for Design, Marymount Manhattan College, The Brooklyn Botanic Garden and the 92nd St Y. She has exhibited various mediums in the Liverpool Biennial, New Contemporaries UK, Zoo Art Italy, The Royal Watercolor Society in London and the Moscow Biennale for Young Artists at the MoMA and the Florence Griswold Museum. Maletz teaches Intro to Drawing, Watercolor, and Three Session Portrait Watercolor at Trestle Workshops.
Mari Renwick is an artist/illustrator with a studio in Brooklyn as well as upstate NY. Mari has been doing and showing encaustic work for over 10 years. Her work has been exhibited in New York and is included in many private collections. Renwick teaches Encaustic and Encaustic Continued at Trestle Workshops.
Zach Seeger is a painter, writer and curator who lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. He holds an MFA from the Rhode Island School of Design (Providence, RI) and BFA from Binghamton University (Binghamton, NY). Recent solo exhibitions include, To die for, Public Address Gallery (Brooklyn, NY) Watson at Karstan and Gorse (Wappingers Falls, NY), November, Defend Brooklyn (New York, NY) and Cheese Burghers of Calais curated by Nicholas Cueva, Zrobili (Brooklyn, NY). He has participated in the GROUNDWORK III Residency and Vermont Studio Center. Since 2013, Seeger has co-directed and curated exhibitions for This Friday or Next Friday (Brooklyn, NY), and Couples Counseling in Ridgewood, Queens. He teaches DIY Pop Up Art Show at Trestle Projects
Laura Shechter graduated from Brooklyn College with a BA in fine art,1965. Her paintings and drawings are in over 40 public collections and have been exhibited in over 40solo and 300+ exhibitions There is currently a solo exhibition at the Goddard Art Center, Ardmore, Oklahoma. She was elected to the National Academy of Art. She has taught at the New School and the Natonal Academy, School and this workshop has been given around the US and at the Escuela Bella Artes, Lima, Peru. Shechter teaches Intro to Silver Point Drawing Technique at Trestle Workshops.
Melissa Staiger is a Brooklyn, New York City based artist and curator. She has a Bachelor of Fine Art from Maryland Institute, College of Art and a Master of Fine Art from Pratt Institute. She was nominated and attended the Robert Rauschenberg Artist Residency in Captiva, Florida & was the Curator-in-Residence at Trestle Projects in 2016. She recently participated in the Cementa Art Festival in Kandos, Australia. Staiger teaches Abstract Painting and Intuitive Color at Trestle Workshops.