1. Lorna Simpson
Lorna Simpson, photographer, explores the ambiguous terrain connecting words and images in large-scale landscapes silkscreened on felt.
2. Guillermo Gómez-Peña
Guillermo Gómez-Peña, Mexican performance artist, poet, journalist, and activist, calls attention to relations between the U.S. and Mexico.
3. Bill Viola
Bill Viola, video artist, combines video and sound in intriguing ways, as seen in The Greeting, a piece created for the Venice Biennale.
4. Hung Liu
Hung Liu, painter, comments on traditional Chinese society as she paints a series of works on the Last Emperor and his court.
5. Beverly Buchanan
Beverly Buchanan, photographer, sculptor, and painter, focuses on an important symbol of rural Southern culture: the shack.
6. June Wayne
June Wayne, printmaker and painter, reveals her interest in science and scientific discovery as she works on a new print in New York City.
7. Milton Resnick
Milton Resnick, one of the last living members of the New York School of painters, also known as the Abstract Expressionists, creates five large oil paintings over eight months.
8. Judy Baca
Judy Baca, painter and activist known for her mile-long mural in Los Angeles depicting Chicano history, works on two public art projects in Southern California.
9. Goat Island
Goat Island, a performance group that uses visual imagery, music, dance, and narrative, rehearses and performs a new piece on a U.K. tour.
10. Mierle Ukeles
Mierle Ukeles, artist-in-residence at the New York City Department of Sanitation, works on an installation at the Fresh Kills landfill.