Contributors

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Amanda Cirocco

Amanda Cirocco is a recent graduate of Manhattanville College in Purchase, NY. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Communications and English with a concentration in creative and professional writing. During her undergraduate she was a four- year member, captain and social media coordinator for the women's field hockey team. Additionally she was the Executive Editor for Touchstone, Manhattanville's student newspaper. Her work has been featured in Westchester Magazine, Thought Catalog, Touchstone and Graffiti Literary Magazine. She joined the One River School corporate team in September 2017 as the Communications Coordinator. She is responsible for editing, managing, and posting for Art Savvy.

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Catherine Haggarty

Catherine Haggarty is an artist and curator based in Brooklyn, New York. b. 1984 received her M.F.A from Mason Gross, Rutgers University in 2011 and is currently the co-director of Ortega y Gasset in Brooklyn. Haggarty's paintings & curatorial work has been reviewed & featured in Hyperallergic, Two Coats of Paint, Brooklyn Magazine and several other publications.Select exhibitions include: LeftField Slo (CA), The Provincial (MI), Bridge Productions (Seattle, WA), CGK Gallery (Copenhagen), Art on Paper Fair (Armory Week), Paper Paris (France), Geoffrey Young Gallery (MA), Design Sublime (Miami, FLA). Solo shows include This Friday Next Friday (NYC), One River School of Art and Proto Gallery (NJ).

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Jesse Greenberg

Jesse Greenberg is an artist and curator based in New York. Greenberg's works have been shown in galleries and institutions internationally. Greenberg was a co-founder of the artist run space 247365, and has since then opened JAG projects, an expanded arts platform that showcases artists projects in multiple mediums across a spectrum of venues, both conventional and unconventional. 

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John O'CONNOR

John J. O'Connor was born in Westfield, MA and received an MFA in painting and an MS in Art History and Criticism from Pratt Institute in 2000.He attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, was a recipient of a New York Foundation for the Arts Grant in Painting, the Pollock-Krasner Foundation grant, and the Marie Walsh Sharpe Foundation Studio residency. John has been in numerous exhibitions abroad. His exhibitions have been reviewed in Bomb Magazine, The New York Times, and several other publications. His work is included in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art, Whitney Museum of American Art, Weatherspoon Museum, Southern Methodist University, and the New Museum of Contemporary Art. He teaches at Sarah Lawrence College.

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Johannes Vanderbeek 

Johannes VanDerBeek (born 1982, Baltimore, Maryland) is an American contemporary artist currently living and working in New York City. Vanderbeek is represented by Marinaro in New York and had a solo show that opened in February 2017. He has had three solo shows at Zach Feuer GalleryVanDerBeek has been included in museum shows at White Flag in St. Louis, Missouri and the Tang Museum at Skidmore College.

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Matt Ross

Matt Ross is the Founder and CEO of One River School of Art + Design. In a short window of time the innovative program in Englewood, NJ has taught thousands of students and established “a new direction in art education.” Prior to One River School, he was the Founding CEO of School of Rock, where he helped to build the company into the world leader in music education for kids. Today, School of Rock teaches across almost 200 schools in eight countries. Prior to his experience with School of Rock, he held a variety of management positions in broadcasting, working for diverse media companies such as Clear Channel, CBS and Viacom. He is active in promoting Autism awareness and supporting organizations that build communities for adults with special needs. Matt also supports arts-based non profits and sits on the Board of Trustees for Art 21 the Bergen PAC.

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