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SAMANTHA FISHER is a poet and photographer who resides in her hometown of Traverse City, MI, when she is not exploring the globe. She is MAP's inaugural Upper Midwest Resident. During her MAP residency, she will observe, write about, and photograph lines in the landscape of the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. In her words: "To notice, observe, and document various kinds of lines is a great opportunity to bring to poetic light the lines we overlook and the ones we shouldn't anymore."

ANTONIO HERMOSILLO is a MAP Rocky Mountains Resident Artist. He is a Denver, CO based multidisciplinary artist who works in rap, poetry, dance, and video. During his MAP Residency, Antonio explored the intersection of dance, rap and the rugged mountain landscape as he collaborated with the MAP Creative Team to produce videos of his work.

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REBECCA WOODS is a Grand Junction, CO based multidisciplinary artist and maker who works primarily in sculpture, illustration, and comics. She grew up in Hayden, CO. Rebecca is an inaugural Rocky Mountains MAP Resident.

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CONOR EIFLER is a Portland, OR based theater artist who spent his early years in Kearney, NE. He works primarily as a writer, actor, and banjo player with a special interest in American tall tales. He is propelled to work history and America’s problematic mythology into his artistic practice. Conor is an inaugural Pacific Northwest MAP Resident.

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EMILY SERDAHL is a Seattle based theater artist who grew up in Northern California. She works as a writer, actor, and producer. Emily is an inaugural Pacific Northwest MAP Resident. Her interview-based project explores the intersection of ferry travel and social class in the Seattle area, and will be completed in a future collaboration with MAP.

 
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LILY PRENTICE’s work as a visual storyteller, designer, and maker has propelled her across the globe, but it is her roots in the American midwest that have inspired her to devote herself to being an artist-activist. A community of women quilters taught her how to sew, and ignited an avid interest in diligent, passionate communal work. Leading from her MFA from NYU Tisch in Costume Design, her life as a theater artist has given her a special interest in new and devised work. She is captivated by the brave, creative act of working together, and is committed to uplifting her collaborators as a part of every process.

LILY PRENTICE’s work as a visual storyteller, designer, and maker has propelled her across the globe, but it is her roots in the American midwest that have inspired her to devote herself to being an artist-activist. A community of women quilters taught her how to sew, and ignited an avid interest in diligent, passionate communal work. Leading from her MFA from NYU Tisch in Costume Design, her life as a theater artist has given her a special interest in new and devised work. She is captivated by the brave, creative act of working together, and is committed to uplifting her collaborators as a part of every process.

When she was five years old, ILANA BREITMAN watched an episode of Xena: Warrior Princess. Mythology, Storytelling, History, Religion, Feminism, and Action became Ilana’s keywords. What followed: learning to sew from her brothers' best friend’s grandmother; a BA in Classics from Barnard College focusing on film portrayals of the ancient world; eleven years of Ballet training and a third degree Kukkiwon Taekwondo Black Belt; a BA from the Jewish Theological Seminary of America in Jewish Art; a MFA in Costume Design from NYU/Tisch, constant knitting, painting, and writing. Recent work has focused on the role of G/god: “Tenebris/Lux” (NYCI) and the Women’s Suffrage Movement: "The Next 100 Years" (Women's Salon), "Cut Piece for Pants Suit" (WS).

When she was five years old, ILANA BREITMAN watched an episode of Xena: Warrior Princess. Mythology, Storytelling, History, Religion, Feminism, and Action became Ilana’s keywords. What followed: learning to sew from her brothers' best friend’s grandmother; a BA in Classics from Barnard College focusing on film portrayals of the ancient world; eleven years of Ballet training and a third degree Kukkiwon Taekwondo Black Belt; a BA from the Jewish Theological Seminary of America in Jewish Art; a MFA in Costume Design from NYU/Tisch, constant knitting, painting, and writing. Recent work has focused on the role of G/god: “Tenebris/Lux” (NYCI) and the Women’s Suffrage Movement: "The Next 100 Years" (Women's Salon), "Cut Piece for Pants Suit" (WS).

MARIDEE SLATER comes from a desert embraced by mountains. "Maridee" means of the sea. Of the water, from the desert...perhaps that is why she is so thirsty. Perhaps that is why she is always looking up. Her MFA is in Directing from Columbia University. The 2016 election reignited her passion for social discourse as she is always scheming, dreaming, and cultivating the vital impulse. Sometimes she makes with her hands (as a fabricator/carpenter/welder), sometimes she makes with her head (as a director and producer), sometimes with her body (as a choreographer and performer), and often by encouraging, prodding, and cheerleading others. Always, she makes with her heart and an unstoppable enthusiasm -- she has mountains of it.

MARIDEE SLATER comes from a desert embraced by mountains. "Maridee" means of the sea. Of the water, from the desert...perhaps that is why she is so thirsty. Perhaps that is why she is always looking up. Her MFA is in Directing from Columbia University. The 2016 election reignited her passion for social discourse as she is always scheming, dreaming, and cultivating the vital impulse. Sometimes she makes with her hands (as a fabricator/carpenter/welder), sometimes she makes with her head (as a director and producer), sometimes with her body (as a choreographer and performer), and often by encouraging, prodding, and cheerleading others. Always, she makes with her heart and an unstoppable enthusiasm -- she has mountains of it.