Ali Ellis is a painter based in Brooklyn. Their work is a representation of the relationship between nature and gender expression. This is done through abstraction and patterns, playing with fluid shapes and a sensitivity to color. Back home Ali works as a preschool teacher and will be starting school this fall for a Masters in art therapy.
Laurén Brady is a visual artist and educator residing in Lansing, Michigan, where she recently completed her MFA in Studio Art from Michigan State University. Though primarily based in painting, Laurén’s work incorporates original poetry, found-object sculpture, and paper-making to investigate themes of place, memory, and transience.
While at Sable, Laurén was captivated by the many textures in her surroundings—the softness of the ferns, the smooth rocks by the river, the stacks of lumber on the property—and the paradoxical feeling of connectedness with the land though she was a visitor to this place. Her installation of oil paintings and tiny assemblages explore intimacy, tendency, tenderness, reverence, and reverie in relationship to the landscape.
While at Sable, Laurén landed two jobs: as a Development Manager for a nonprofit art center in Lansing and an Assistant Professor of Art. Sometimes you have to leave for opportunities to arise.
To view more of Laurén Brady’s work visit laurenbradyart.com or Instagram @laurenbradyart.
Diana Clarke grew up in Worcester, MA and now lives, writes, and organizes in Pittsburgh, PA. Their writing explores the borderlands of fiction and nonfiction, translation and criticism, and interrogates intimacy, embodiment, and landscape through an erotic lens trained on Jewish history and the violence of white supremacy. At Sable they did research on embodiment, landscape, geography, and the porous borders of the self. They also walked the mountains, made maps, and fried a lot of eggs. Also a translator, Diana is spending a month in Warsaw this summer studying Yiddish language before heading back to Pittsburgh.
Hanna Mahon, a writer originally from Washington, DC, is currently getting an MFA in creative writing from CalArts. Coming from social justice work, she is new to considering herself an 'artist' but has been enjoying writing creative/critical work in an interdisciplinary art school context (non-fiction and some fiction) and wants more! Hanna wrote autobiographical fiction pieces during her time at Sable this June.
Magdalyn (Maggie) Segale
Magdalyn Segale is a dancer and multi-disciplinary artist who lives in New York City, was raised in New Jersey, and spent formative times in the magical state of Vermont! As an artist in residence at The Sable Project, she is working with poetry, movement, and illustration to learn about death and grief.
Magdalyn is a round, trustworthy peapod often seen wriggling around on the grounds of Sable.
Ava Louise Untermyer
Ava Louise Untermeyer is a dance artist who uses movement to more authentically connect to herself and others. Ava hails from Boston, Massachusetts, where she performs with Evolve Dynamicz Dance Co and The Flower Pistils. At Sable she is creating a dance piece that explores the question, “Do we let go?” In addition to performing, Ava teaches dance at the Curley K-8 Boston Public School.
Ava lives with a fantastic cat named Lotus.
Claire Gieringer is from New York City. Her mediums are dance, performance art, singing, writing, tarot reading and psychic spiritual channeling.
While at Sable, Claire is working on a collection of writings entitled “SWALLOW YOUR ANGER FOR BREAKFAST & other meditations on shame” as well as a performance piece entitled “solo mourning ritual for a 17-year-old self.” Both projects deal with themes of abuse, boundaries, grief, ownership over the female moving body, dissolution of karmic contracts and the healing of generational wounds.
Claire is a solitary hedge witch, and if she were a vegetable she would be a sweet potato!
Zoe Moynihan is an illustrator and dancer from Mill Valley, California, who recently completed a bachelor’s degree in biochemistry. While trained in empirical thought, she is investigating the subtler and more emotive realms of herself at Sable. Her work is inspired by Vedic philosophy, yogic science, and mystical experience. Zoe is creating a picture book which explores the process of dying. She also loves to laugh and play and kiss little flowers.
Em Peake is a gardener and a poet based in Western Massachusetts. Her current work explores the intersections of place, queerness and health. At Sable, she is digging.
Margot Chisholm is from Providence, Rhode Island. Her artistic mediums are painting, printmaking, zine-making, weaving and baking. At Sable she is working on some booklets/zines, weaving, and learning how to use the dragon oven to bake bread.
Margot feels like she’ll be self-actualized at age 27. Right now Margot is 20; everyone else at Sable seems 27. Many of them actually are.
Matthew Paul Corley (Photo/Video Intern)
Matthew Paul Corley is from Colorado. Matthew’s artistic medium is undecided, but at Sable he serves as the photo/video intern. He is currently exploring nature, Vermont, cameras and lenses, and videography.