Kirstie Tepper was born in Sydney Australia, completed a BCA in fibre arts with distinction from the University of Wollongong, Australia, and has also studied Art History and Public History at The University of California, Irvine, and Kennesaw State University. She received her MFA from Georgia State University’s Textile program in 2018. Tepper was the recipient of the International Studies Scholarship in 2000 and has taught numerous workshops in textiles and book arts at Texas Christian University, the University of Texas Arlington, and Kennesaw State University. In addition to participating in group exhibitions, Tepper’s work has also been presented in a solo exhibition at Cedar Valley Community College, Texas. In 2005, Tepper relocated to Atlanta, Georgia, and was a member of the Kennesaw State University Art Museum and Galleries staff from 2006 to 2013. She previously served as the Associate Curator at the Zuckerman Museum of Art, which opened in March 2014 at Kennesaw State University. Tepper has coordinated a number of projects and exhibitions with the Arts Council of the city of Prescott, Arizona, The Art Station Big Shanty in Kennesaw, Georgia, and Kennesaw State University.
Teresa Bramlette Reeves was born in Athens, Georgia and received a BFA in drawing and painting from the University of Georgia, an MFA from Virginia Commonwealth University, and a Ph.D. in art history from the University of Georgia.
Prior to teaching at Georgia State University (2001-11), she worked as the Curatorial Assistant at the following New York City institutions: The New Museum of Contemporary Art, the Guggenheim Museum and Artists Space. She was formerly the Assistant Director of The New York Kunsthalle and the Gallery Director and Curator for the Atlanta Contemporary Art Center. She is currently the Director of Curatorial Affairs at the Zuckerman Museum of Art at Kennesaw State University.
Bramlette Reeves is also a practicing artist and is represented in Atlanta by Sandler Hudson Gallery. She was formerly represented by Althea Viafora Gallery and Information Gallery in NYC, and ID Galerie in Düsseldorf, Germany. In addition to solo shows at these commercial venues, she has also presented solo projects at the Jersey City Museum, P.S. 1 Museum and White Columns as well as being included in numerous group shows in Atlanta, New Orleans, NYC, Cologne and Paris. She was awarded a Pollock-Krasner Grant, and Fellowship Residencies at the MacDowell Colony, Cite International des Arts (Paris), Hambidge Center, and the P.S. 1 National Studio Program.
Julia Brock received a BA in History from the University of Georgia, an MA in Public History and Historical Administration from Florida State University, and a Ph.D. in Public History from the University of California, Santa Barbara. She is currently an assistant professor in the field of public history at the University of Alabama. Prior to her current position, she was an assistant professor of history and co-director of the Center for Public History at the University of West Georgia.