Annalise Flynn-Taylor is the Director of Exhibitions for ART WORKS Projects for Human Rights. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism with a minor in Art History and a master’s degree from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) in Art History, Theory, and Criticism. She also served as a Graduate Fellow for SAIC’s new Institute for Curatorial Research & Practice. Her work has focused on the intersection of art making, social justice, and community impact, and she is committed to enhancing audience engagement for social change. Her museum and curatorial experience includes the Roger Brown Study Collection, the Brooks Museum of Art, and the Project Room Gallery. Prior to attending SAIC, she was based in Argentina, where she led communications for TasterLab, an international tech startup.
Joseline is a freshman at Cristo Rey Jesuit High School in Chicago’s Pilsen neighborhood. Her internship at AWP is through Cristo Rey’s Corporate Work Study Program. Through this program, students work a full-time job one day a week to make a difference in their local community. The money earned in these positions helps students pay their tuition. Human rights interest Joseline as she finds respecting the rights of individuals to be very important. Joseline is planning on being a Cardiovascular surgeon or a Forensic Pathologist.
Special thanks to GCM Grosvenor for supporting the Cristo Rey Corporate Work Study Program at AWP.
Michen recently graduated from Loyola University Chicago with a B.A. in journalism and photography. She has a strong passion for helping people and informing the public, which she puts to use as managing editor of Loyola’s newspaper, The PHOENIX. She’s covered topics including sexual misconduct, environmental conservation and gender equality. She hopes to use her dedication to the visual aspect of journalism to begin a career in photojournalism.
Rory Tsapayi is a rising sophomore at Northwestern University majoring in journalism with further interests in sociology, art history, and graphic design. Interested in socially productive art, Rory is aspiring towards a career in media and magazines, hoping to make and curate work that has artistic and social merit. So far, he has been realizing this vision with lol idk!, an artistic platform he started in February 2018 whose first project was publishing a zine exploring the complexities of life in the USA.
Hollis T. Baker
Hollis is entering her Sophomore year at Spelman College in Atlanta, Georgia. There, she double majors in Sociology and Anthropology and Comparative Women’s Studies. She is interested in finding innovative ways to use art to fuel community activism and social change. This work manifests itself in involvement with multiple social justice organizations, including being a Social Justice Program Associate on campus. Previously, she has worked with organizations such as Mikva Challenge, Planned Parenthood, The Kennedy Forum, and the Cook County State’s Attorney to gain insight into numerous approaches to creating social change and advocate for marginalized communities.
Spencer A. Egan
Spencer is a rising Senior at Loyola University Chicago. He is triple majoring in Sociology, Political Science, and Global Studies. He intends to go to law school and seek out a law degree with a focus on International Humanitarian Law. He has traveled to parts of Central and South America as well as Europe in pursuit of rehabilitation efforts. He has worked with senators and congressmen in lobbying for legislation reformation on human rights issues. At Loyola, he is actively involved in Amnesty International and Student Government. He hopes to join an international law firm that works towards human rights and brings visibility to the issues unseen to the public.
Greg Doench is an architect and exhibition designer who has worked internationally on a range of cultural, commercial, and institutional buildings. As a principle in the national architectural design studio LARC, Greg brings years of international project experience as well as a background in large buildings and small scale furniture and fabrication. He provides the creative team with strong technical support in all of its installations. Greg’s experience in designing cultural centers also allows him to understand and account for the challenges and opportunities of the large international tours undertaken in each of ART WORKS Projects’ installations.
Maren Wickwire is a Berlin-based documentary director and producer. Maren’s documentaries and media work for nonprofits reflect her desire to see social change and justice. Her work has brought her to Holocaust survivors, Arab Christians in the Westbank, underserved women in Tajikistan, and ex-guerilla fighters in Huanuco, Peru. She uses documentary film as a tool to raise awareness and give a voice to the untold stories of injustice. Maren has a degree in Communication Design from the Folkwang University of the Arts in Germany. View samples of her work on her website and on Vimeo.