Richard Klein is a Connecticut-based artist, curator and writer. Since 1999, he has been exhibitions director of The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum. As an artist, he has exhibited widely, including: the Neuberger Museum of Art at SUNY, Purchase College; Caren Golden Fine Art, New York; the John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, WI; Hales Gallery, London; Gavlak Gallery, Palm Beach, FL; and the Tufts University Art Gallery, Medford, MA. In his fifteen-year career as a curator of contemporary art he has organized over 80 exhibitions, including solo shows of the work of Roy Lichtenstein, Janine Antoni, Sol LeWitt, Mark Dion, Roy McMakin, Mary Temple, Jessica Stockholder, Tom Sachs and Elana Herzog. His recent curatorial projects at The Aldrich have included: Fred Wilson, Black Like Me (2006); Elizabeth Peyton, Portrait of an Artist (2008); and Shimon Attie, Metropolis (2011). He has most recently organized a major traveling sculpture project with the Type A artist’s collaborative for the Tang Museum at Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY, in 2009, the deCordova Museum and Sculpture Park, Lincoln, MA, in 2010, and the Aldrich Museum, Ridgefield, CT, in 2011. Shimon Attie’s Metropolis will be traveling to the Wexner Center for the Arts at Ohio State University in 2013.
Robert Taplin is a sculptor working in New Haven, Connecticut, who has exhibited throughout the United States. He has executed public commissions for the MTA Arts in Transit and the State of Connecticut Percent for Art Program. He has received numerous grants and awards, most notably from the National Endowment for the Arts and the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation and Connecticut Commission on the Arts. He has also written extensively on sculpture, most prominently for Art in America, publishing a number of articles and dozens of individual reviews. He has taught in several graduate and undergraduate programs, most recently at Yale University.
Christopher James is an internationally known artist and photographer whose paintings and alternative process images have been exhibited in galleries and museums in the United States and abroad, including shows in the Museum of Modern Art, Metropolitan Museum of Art, George Eastman House and Philadelphia Museum of Art. His first book, The Book of Alternative Photographic Processes, was the winner of The Golden Light Technical Book of the Year award. In 2008, a greatly expanded and lavishly illustrated second edition was published and has become universally recognized as the definitive text in the alternative photographic process genre. Christopher James, after 13 years at Harvard University, is currently a professor and Director of the MFA Photography Program at The Art Institute of Boston at Lesley University.