Expo Chicago

April 7 - 10, 2022 
Booth #321
Ebitenyefa Baralaye is a Detroit based ceramicist, sculptor, and educator. His work explores cultural, spiritual, and material translations of objects, text, and symbols interpreted through a diaspora lens and abstracted around the aesthetics of craft and design. His interest is in modes of abstraction as the primary vehicle for narratives of black experience, going back to Nsibidi script, traditions and practices of African craft and the development of blues music and gospel spirituals in America.
Baralaye’s work has been exhibited widely in the U.S. as well as in Korea and Canada including Cranbrook Art Museum, Bloomfield Hills, MI; Museum of the African Diaspora, San Francisco, CA; Propeller Gallery, Toronto, Canada; Staple Goods, New Orleans, LA, Greenpoint Gallery, New York, NY; among many others. He is curating an exhibition for David Klein Gallery, Detroit in June 2022. He received a BFA in ceramics from the Rhode Island School of Design and an MFA in ceramics from the Cranbrook Academy of Art. Baralaye’s work is featured in the “Objects: USA 2020” exhibition and catalog. He is currently an assistant professor and the Section Head of Ceramics at the College for Creative Studies in Detroit, MI.

Susan Goethel Campbell is a multi-disciplinary artist based in Metro Detroit. She has always been interested in collecting and documenting ephemeral materials found in nature.  Dandelion pods, fallen leaves and other debris from plants and trees have often found their way into her work. The result is an observance of the continual cyclical process of growth, decay, and reformation. Campbell’s visual documentation of nature’s process becomes a tangible narration of time. By exploring both reflection and absorption evident in the surfaces of the work, she finds a footing in the worlds of images and imagination.


Susan Goethel Campbell’s work has been exhibited widely in the United States as well as in the UK, Germany, Switzerland, and Belgium. Her work is in numerous private and public collections including Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit, MI; National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington D.C.; New York Public Library, New York, NY; Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, CT; Cranbrook Art Museum, Bloomfield Hills, MI; Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo, OH; Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minneapolis, MN; Grand Rapids Art Museum, Grand Rapids, MI; and Spencer Museum of Art, Lawrence, KS.  Campbell holds an MFA in printmaking from Cranbrook Academy of Art and has been awarded numerous grants and residencies. 


Mario Moore’s beautifully rendered realist paintings focus on the personal, social and political implications of our segregated society. Presenting stories of his own life and those of friends and family, Moore weaves in multiple references to history, art, politics and literature to complete his narrative. Recently, he spent a year as the Hodder Fellowship artist in residence at Princeton University to produce The Work of Several Lifetimes, a series focused on the African American service workers employed on the campus of Princeton University.


Moore’s work has been exhibited widely including at the Charles H. Wright Museum, Detroit, MI; The Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit, MI; The Lewis Center for the Arts at Princeton University, NJ; the Smart Museum of Art, Chicago, IL, David Klein Gallery, Detroit, MI; The Urban Institute of Contemporary Arts, Grand Rapids, MI and is currently in the Smithsonian Sites Exhibition (traveling), Men of Change.  His solo exhibition, Enshrined: Presence & Preservation opened at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, Detroit in June 2021 and at the California African American Museum (CAAM) in March 2022.


Mario Moore, a Detroit native, received a BFA from the College for Creative Studies, Detroit, MI and an MFA in Painting from the Yale School of Art, New Haven, CT. Moore lives and works in Detroit.


Benjamin Pritchard, a native of Metro Detroit, lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.  He has exhibited widely in the U.S. and abroad including solo exhibitions at Daniel Weinberg Gallery, Los Angeles,CA; John Davis Gallery, Hudson, NY; and  Life on Mars gallery, Brooklyn, NY.  Pritchard has organized and curated group exhibitions including Cup o’ Sugar at the Lorimoto Gallery, Ridgewood, NY as well as Paintings in Trees on Broadway in Brooklyn. He has participated in various guerilla exhibitions in abandoned buildings in both New York City and London, England. He will have a solo show at David Klein Gallery in Spring 2022.


Pritchard studied at the New York Studio School and was the recipient of their Hohenberg Travel Prize. He was awarded a Joan Mitchell foundation award for a residency at the Atlantic Center for the Arts in 2009.  Pritchard holds an MFA from the Royal Academy of Arts, London. 


Rosalind Tallmadge is recognized for her multi-textured paintings incorporating manmade materials such as sequins and glass beads with mica and metal leaf, creating surfaces that are evocative of substances found in nature, like tree bark or metamorphic rock. Using sequin fabric as her canvas she references the feminine body, costume, and the fashion industry within the framework of monochrome and color field painting, an historically male-dominated field.


Tallmadge, a native of Cincinnati, Ohio, is a multi-media artist, currently living and working in Brooklyn, New York.  Her work is in multiple private and public collections and has been exhibited widely in New York, Detroit and Chicago. Most recently, she was included in the 2021 exhibition, With Eyes Opened: Cranbrook Academy of Art since 1932, Cranbrook Art Museum, Bloomfield Hills, MI.  She has received numerous awards and residencies including the Oxbow School of Art, Saugatuck, MI; the DNA Residency, Provincetown, MA and the Yale Summer School of Art, New Haven, CT.  Rosalind Tallmadge has a BFA from Indiana University, Bloomington, IL and an MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art.



Neha Vedpathak’s striking abstract compositions, are part painting and part construction. She uses the self-invented, rigorous technique of separating Japanese handmade paper with a tiny pin.  The resulting plucked paper resembles beautifully colored swaths of lace-like fabric in nuanced, abstract compositions. There is a spiritual aspect to Vedpathak’s practice; her slow, repetitive, disciplined process is like meditative chanting tuned to a slower pace.


Vedpathak has been an artist-in-residence at Anderson Ranch Art Center, Aspen; Fountainhead Residency, FL; Skopelos Foundation for the Arts, Greece; Bharat Bhavan Graphic Studio, India and at the Centre d’Art-Marnay Art Centre, France. Her work has been exhibited in multiple institutions including ASU Art Museum, Tempe, AZ; The Weatherspoon Museum, Greensboro, NC; The Poetry Foundation, Chicago, IL and The Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit, MI.  In addition, she has exhibited widely at galleries in the U.S. and abroad.  Vedpathak’s solo exhibition, Time (Constant, Suspended, Collapsed), was presented at the Flint Institute of Arts, Flint, Michigan in 2021. Vedpathak lives and works in Detroit.

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