Intricate Wall Sol LeWitt (b.1928 in Hartford, CT) earned his B.F.A. from Syracuse University in 1949. He is considered a founder of both the Minimalist and the Conceptual art movements.
Buzzer, Dottie, Whisker the War Werm playground spring and climbing toys Tom Huck (b. 1971 in Potosi, Missouri) received his M.F.A. in Printmaking from Washington University in St. Louis and his B.F.A. in Drawing from Southern Illinois University-Carbondale in 1993. He resides in St. Louis and owns Evil Prints, a studio where he produces his own woodcuts and offers printmaking classes.
Free. Hanging. Chain. Sam Durant (b. 1961 in Seattle) received his B.F.A. and his M.A. from Massachusetts College of Art, Boston, and his M.F.A. from the California Institute of the Arts. He lives and works in Los Angeles. He engages a variety of social, political and cultural issues, often using American history to explore fraught relationships among culture, politics and official memory.
Earthmover Marie Watt (b.1967) is of Seneca, German and Scottish ancestry. She received her B.S. in Speech/Communications and Art at Willamette University, Salem, Oregon, and her M.F.A. in Painting and Printmaking from Yale University in 1996. This work juxtaposes a tire and a basket that represent the tools for earth moving a thousand years ago vs today.
Hortus Obscurus (Dark Garden) Frances Whitehead (b.1953 in Richmond, VA) earned her B.F.A from East Carolina University in 1975 and her M.F.A. from Northern Illinois University in 1978. Since 1984, Whitehead has been a professor of sculpture at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.