Adam Aylard is a visual artist based in Toronto, Canada. He currently creates and publishes the webcomic Super Baby Jesus

Avantika Bawa is a thing maker. She has been a resident of the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Vermont Studio center and the MP 5 residency programs. Bawa has exhibited at the South by East Biennial in Boca Raton, FL, The Drawing Center and Smack Mellon, NY and SAVAC, Canada. Solo shows include - Lalit Kala Academy in New Delhi, Gallery Maskara, Mumbai, and Saltworks and the Atlanta Contemporary Arts Center, Atlanta. She is Assistant Professor of Fine Arts at Washington State University 

Celina Jeffery is an art historian, with a broad interest in cross-cultural interactions, new media and curatorial practice, and has a Ph.D. in Art History and Theory from the University of Essex.  She co-edited Global and Local Art Histories with Gregory Minissale, CSP, 2007. She is Assistant Professor of Art History and Theory at the Université d’Ottawa / University of Ottawa.

Gregory Minissale is an art historian with wide ranging interests in critical theory, philosophy of mind and postcolonial studies.  He is author of Images of Thought: Visuality in Islamic India (CSP: 2006) and Framing Consciousness in Art: Transcultural Perspectives (Rodopi: 2009). Greg is currently lecturer in contemporary art and theory at the University of Auckland.

Owen Mundy is an artist who works in photography, video, and digital media. He completed the U.S. Navy’s Defense Photography program (1994), has a BFA in Photography from Indiana University (2002), and an MFA in Visual Arts from the University of California, San Diego (2008). He is currently based in Tallahassee, FL and is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Art at Florida State University. 

Adrian Parr is Visiting Associate Professor in the College of Design, Architecture, Art and Planning at the University of Cincinnati. She is the author of Hijacking Sustainability (MIT UP), Deleuze and Memorial Culture (Edinburgh UP), and Exploring the Work of Leonardo da Vinci in the Context of Contemporary Philosophy and Art (Edwin Mellen Press). She is the editor of the Deleuze Dictionary (Columbia UP), and co-editor of Deleuze and the Contemporary World (Edinburgh UP).

Megan Toye is currently pursuing her undergrad degree in Art History and Theory and the University of Ottawa. Entering her third year, Megan has a broad interest in feminist art practices and identity politics, and is currently researching the sensation and representation of vertigo in contemporary art with the direction and supervision of Professor Celina Jeffery. The Drain staff welcomed her as their intern in May 2009.

Alex Young is a visual artist currently based in Providence, Rhode Island.  He has worked and exhibited throughout the eastern coast of the United States and recently curated the exhibition Comfortburn at Artspace Buffalo and Big Orbit Galleries in Buffalo, NY.  His conceptual practice explores themes of evasion, inebriation, and abjection within the construction of both imaginary and built environments.




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