The UMW Media Wall artists for the month of November are Casilda Sánchez and Simon Tarr.
Born in Madrid, Spain, Casilda Sánchez holds a Masters Degree in Film, Video and New Media by the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She lives and works in Brooklyn. Her work has been shown in museums, art centers and galleries such as La Panera (Spain), Ground Floor Biennial at Hyde Park Art Center (Chicago), Aspect Ratio Gallery (Chicago), Videonale13 at Kunstmuseum Bonn, or Frac Corse among others.
Simon Tarr is an artist, researcher, and educator in South Carolina. In addition to his films that have been screened in hundreds of film festivals on every continent (yes, even Antarctica), he creates live video shows and immersive environments that he has performed at Carnegie Hall, LaMaMa and around the world from Tokyo to Cairo. His work is available on DVD from Netflix and Amazon. Tarr is an associate professor of art at the University of South Carolina where he is the coordinator of the Media Arts degree program in the School of Visual Art and Design. He received the 2010 University Film and Video Association Teaching Award for achievements in pedagogy that contribute to the field of film and video education.