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Jeanne Jo was born in Stoneham, Massachusetts
and raised in Reno, Nevada. She is a new media artist who works
in performance, sculpture and video. She recently received her
MFA in Digital+Media from the Rhode Island School of Design, where
she was a President's Scholar and recipient of many awards, including
a Graduate Award of Excellence. She received her BFA in Digital
Media from the University of Nevada, Reno, where she minored in
Art History and was the singer for a hardcore band, Arabella.
Her recent and upcoming exhibitions are at the University of Lapland
in Rovaniemi, Finland, the INPORT Festival in Tallinn, Estonia,
and SOCIAL FABRICS: Wearable+Media+Interconnectivity, the 2008
exhibition for the Leonardo (Journal of the International Society
for the Arts, Sciences and Technology) Education Forum at CAA
in Dallas, Texas. She will present at ISEA 2008 in Singapore.
Rachelle Beaudoin is a new media artist who uses
video, wearables, and performance to explore feminine iconography,
role modeling, and “raunch culture.” She attended
the College of the Holy Cross where she studied Studio Art and
played ice hockey. She holds a Master’s degree in Digital+Media
from Rhode Island School of Design. In 2007 Rachelle was named
the recipient of an Award of Excellence from the Rhode Island
School of Design. She often works collaboratively with Jeanne
Jo on textiles and new media projects. She recently exhibited
at Intimacy: Across Digital and Visceral Performance Goldsmiths
London UK, the University of Lapland in Rovaniemi Finland and
Social Fabrics: Wearable+Media+Interconnectivity CAA Dallas TX.
Beaudoin and Jo will be participating in Conflux 08 this fall.