John Labovitz, Co-director

John is a photographer, typographer, printmaker, and computer programmer. He had the good fortune to grow up in an environment of creative planners, artists, and community organizers. His grandparents took on the ownership of a remote apple farm in the late 1960s. He has participated in artist residencies & retreats in mediums of software and photography. North Mountain is the result of his mixed interests in art, community, and place.

Susanna Battin, Co-director

Susanna Battin maintains an art practice parallel to her work as co-director at North Mountain. In her art practice she uses various forms of media, which include video, writing, curation, and installation. She is interested in the normative narratives we have about nature and landscape, and how these shape our understanding of the American West. Valuing process over product, she lets research guide her projects, and interrupt and inspire her methods. She has presented her work domestically and abroad in many modalities and venues. Susanna has helped develop the programming and goals of North Mountain since 2014. She graduated with her masters in photography and media from Calarts in 2015.

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