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Ashley Eldridge-Ford is an alumni from the Sotheby's Institute, London and holds a Master of Arts in the History of Art at the University of Edinburgh and a Master of Arts Postgraduate at the Courtauld Institute of Art. Her dissertations were inspired by the dynamic relationships between art & architecture and history & myth, which are also reflected in buildings as diverse as the Getty Villa ( Malibu ) and the artists' residence ( La Ruche, Montparnasse ). Ashley is based in London where she is completing her first novel.
Rebecca Uchill is a graduate student in MIT's department of History, Theory, and Criticism of Art and Architecture. There she enjoys such opportunities as a 2008 workshop with artist Adel Abdessemed, which involved demolishing a piano and putting it back together with glue and string (pictured). From 2005-2009, Rebecca was a curator in the contemporary department at the Indianapolis Museum of Art, where she organized a number of new, multi-media projects, including an exhibition-on-parade in downtown Indianapolis. Rebecca is most interested in institutional frameworks for art production and circulation.
It might have been because Chloe Roubert grew up in the city that inspired Michel Foucault's Panoptican theory that she finds herself perpetually wondering in what manner and for what reason the everyday feels so impeccably normal when it is so incredibly manufactured.
After studying art history at McGill University, her interest for how certain things become visual while others simply remain visible, led her to complete a masters in visual and material anthropology at University College London, where she wrote her thesis on the practice of digital snapshot photography in relation to experienced reality, and notions of time and self-narration.
Having recently graduated, she is now back in North America where she is mainly - at least for now - working on finishing Proust, wandering in the archives of the Fine Arts Museum of Montreal and photographing things.
Laurence comes to art with little baggage, except for a decade of 'audition libre' at the Ecole du Louvre, and the MoMA education center. This, combined with her obsession with new media, Marshall McLuhan, and for collecting all things useless, gave her the idea of starting ArtWeLove, as a place for art lovers -- professionals or not -- to share the art they love.
Natasha was raised by an artist, married an artist, studied Art History at UCLA, worked at Gagosian Gallery for a long time and is currently pursuing a PhD at the Graduate Center, CUNY. After all that she still loves art! The criteria of particular movements and decades aren't so important to her, she just mostly likes art that offers up a lot to look at, which may sound obvious but anyone with a passing interest in contemporary art knows how reactionary that can be. She will also often try to touch art and is occasionally reprimanded by security guards. She believes in the power of the artist and is fascinated by the magical little space between idea and execution where creativity lives and how we then all decide what good art is. She is currently trying to unlock the mysteries of art in New York City in an East Village apartment where she procrastinates, writes and studies, but not necessarily in that order.
Born of a Mississippi heatwave, I set off for cooler lands as soon as I got that driver's permit--ahem, 15, in a certain state. I've been a perpetual explorer ever since, bouncing from coast to coast and continent to continent. Columbia University brought me to New York, where I'm busy cultivating my appreciation for people who make things and the things that they make.