All photos made on Friday, December 16, 2016 between the hours of 10:00am-10:00pm.
Bucky Miller is an internationally exhibited artist and writer who was born in Phoenix in 1987. He has been a Russell Lee Endowed Presidential Scholar in Photography and William and Bettye Nowlin Endowed Presidential Fellow in Photography at the University of Texas, where he earned his MFA in studio art. He also has a BFA in Photography from Arizona State University. In 2015 he completed a residency in London as part of an exchange with the Royal College of Art Program in Sculpture. His work has been featured in n+1 magazine and Der Greif and he is a recurring contributor to The Believer Logger. His self-published book, The Picture of the Afghan Hound, was selected as one of Photo-Eye's best photobooks of 2016. He is the recipient of the 2017 UMLAUF prize, for which he produced the exhibition and paperback Grackle Actions. He currently teaches photography at Texas State University.
Bucky has a small collection of miniature chairs and another of regular-sized chairs. He currently resides in Austin.
Find Bucky on Instagram: @buckymiller
Vivian Fu was born in the San Fernando Valley, colloquially known as simply "The Valley," and commonly regarded as the porn capital of the world. She was introduced to photography by her father, an engineer with a penchant for photographing wild flowers and parades. Feeling a disconnect from the pictures her father took, she was compelled to make her own. Her early references were flickr stars who photographed their daily lives, and later while attending the University of California Santa Cruz, she was introduced to the canonical fine art photographers. These references are apparent in Fu's work, as it equally dips into the messy snapshot and the more formal photo. Fu’s work deals with the romantics of “the everyday”. She is constantly investigating the parameters of her relationships and the link between food and sex. Vivian currently lives and works in San Francisco where she is pursuing a career as an artist.
Find Vivian on Instagram: @vivianisvulgar