Personnel at The Lift Trucks Project
Mackey Christopher is a junior at Siena College and the newest member of the Lift Trucks team. As an English major and aspiring writer (who also studies business so to not end up homeless), he is using his skills to communicate what is going on at LTP and get the name out there. He is also trying out his business suaveness by marketing and merchandising for Lift Trucks. Check out his blogs on our website.
Patrick Denny is the Editor in Chief of Insecurity Ragazine and co-founder ofTanata Productions LLC. Patrick's past projects include Tom and Francie (film), American Scream and Debtor's Shoes (stage), Not Immediately a Parent (book). As one of the founding members of Uneven Distribution, Patrick has written and produced several short films culminating in the Orphaned Picture Show Film Festival in New York City.
Mr. Christopher is a classically trained artist who started out in Los Angeles working for Disney and Motor Trend Magazine. He then moved to New York to work as a courtroom artist covering trials for CBS News. All the while painting and exhibiting in the East Village huge canvasses of hammers, screwdrivers, wrenches and other tools. One day, as he describes it, he had an epiphany of sorts and became obsessed with painting street scenes of New York. These paintings reflect the journalistic immediacy of his earlier training coupled with a wild paint application influenced by the Fauves and Der Blau Rider schools of art.
For more information please see: tomchristopher-art.com
Alexandra Ruhland-Syquia comes to Lift Trucks Project/ART&INDUSTRY with a background in visual art, performance and non-profit administration. While pursuing a recession-indifferent degree in the social sciences, she has worked in photography-and performance-based art while contributing to works presented at Dixon Place, Dance Theater Workshop, NY Fringe Festival and the Smith College Janotta Gallery. Currently supporting her divagations and explorations at the Lift Trucks Project by working at Blue Hill at Stone Barns, she hopes to one day unite her diverse interests in a sustainably-organic-political-performance-and-visual-celebration space!
Pamela Hart, who curated last year’s Lift Trucks Project exhibition Ekphrasis: Word & Image, is writer in residence at the Katonah Museum of Art. She was an inaugural poetry fellow at the SUNY Purchase College Writers Center. Her book,The End of the Body, was published in 2006, and her poetry has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize.
Scott Everett, a John Jay graduate, is Lift Truck’s digital pioneer. Highly skilled with computers, he also excels at menial tasks like sweeping and hanging pictures.