UPSTREAM Artists

 
Isabel Beavers

Isabel Beavers

Isabel lives and works in Boston, MA. She visualizes scientific research through immersive installations that utilize a range of media. Isabel is interested in the philosophy of science, the intersecting histories of art and science, and how both are implicated in conceptions of nature and current cultural responses to climate change.

Andy Behrle

Andy Behrle

Central Washington based sculpture artist, who creates objects and environments to help him navigate the depths of existential thought and communicate ideas in ways that words cannot.

Dalton Brink

Dalton Brink

Dalton Brink, originally from Memphis, TN, dropped out of the US Navy after operating nuclear reactors. He settled in Bozeman in 2008, in search of streams and rivers lacking broken refrigerators and stained mattresses. He founded and is president of The Cottonwood Club, Bozeman’s only DIY community arts space and is now working as the Rialto Theatre’s Artistic Director. He’s the author of two novels and three books of poetry. He works in film, painting, installation, ceramics, mixed media, performance and more.

Xander Clinthorne

Xander Clinthorne

Xander Clinthorne is an American artist who explores the concept of transition through installation art.

Jenny Hale

Jenny Hale

Hale is an artist based in Northern California. She is passionate about public art as a tool to build, educate, and stimulate community. As a fourth generation ecologist, Jenny is deeply commited to environmental issues, which also informs her art process.

www.jennyhaledesign.com

Gesine Janzen

Gesine Janzen

Gesine is Associate Professor of Art and Head of Printmaking at Montana State University in Bozeman. Gesine’s artwork has been shown in numerous exhibitions across America, including a recent solo show at the Missoula Art Museum and group shows in NYC and LA.

Bryan Peterson

Bryan Petersen

Bryan makes mixed media pieces from recycled materials. Printed advertising from tin cans and cardboard boxes provide an encyclopedic resource of visual language to construct narratives with social commentary. Petersen’s work comments on politics, gender, nature and the plight of native people.

Kathleen Rabel

Kathleen Rabel

Kathleen’s paintings, sculptures and prints are shown internationally and throughout the United States. She created iron sculpture using traditional Portugal methods after receiving a Fulbright Senior Scholarship in 1994.

Wendy Red Star

Wendy Red Star

Wendy works across disciplines to explore the intersections of Native American ideologies and colonialist structures, both historically and in contemporary society. Raised on the Apsáalooke (Crow) reservation in Montana, her work is informed by her cultural heritage and her engagement with many forms of creative expression, including photography, sculpture, video, fiber arts, and performance.

Kelsie Rudolph

Kelsie Rudolph

Kelsie received her BFA from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point and is currently working on here MFA at Montana State University. She worked as a potter apprentice to Simon Levin. The two traveled to China to build wood-fired kilns for the China Academy of Arts in Hangzhou. She recently studied at Tainan National University of the Arts in Taiwan. She is currently focusing on human psychological attachment and awareness to ritualistic activity within the domestic space.

Caroline and Michael Running Wolf

Caroline and Michael Running Wolf

Michael was raised in a rural village in Montana with intermittent water and electricity, he now has a Masters of Science in Computer Science. He recently gave up a career as a Full Stack Web-Developer to focus upon his true passion: endangered indigenous language revitalization using Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality (AR/VR) technology. Caroline and Michael will bring Augmented Reality to our WaterWorks line up this summer.

Jim Zimpel

Jim Zimpel

Jim Zimpel is our float maker. Zimpel’s work constructs factual and imaginary entry points and rituals – they are the means to process, explore and understand things that are actually, or perceived as, inaccessible. A meaningful fishing experience, a trip to a natural wonder, a project built together in the garage shop behind the house. His practice is an attempt to attend to actual and desired familial bonds. It is location, object, or activity. A fire ring, a broken engine, a hug, the forced proximity between two men dictated by the hull of a 14’ fishing boat. It is recollection and recognition, an interpretation of traditions, fiction and history; an exploration of the terms of patrilineal relationships as he understands them.

Born in Saint Paul Minnesota, Jim moved to Chicago, Illinois at age eighteen. He attended The School of the Art Institute of Chicago and the University of Illinois at Chicago for his undergraduate degree and eventually traveled to New York for a graduate degree from The Milton Avery Graduate School of the Arts (Bard College). For approximately ten years, prior to accepting the Sculpture position at MSU, Zimpel taught courses at Columbia College Chicago and managed the Art and Design Department’s Fabrication Facilities. Zimpel exhibits nationally and internationally and has attended numerous residencies abroad. He encourages his students to maintain an active and engaged social and personal practice and stresses the importance of flexibility and interdisciplinary.