Janet Cohen / Keith Frank / Jon Ippolito
Janet Cohen, Keith Frank, and Jon Ippolito have been agreeing to disagree since their first adversarial collaboration, _Casting Lots_, in 1993. These three New York-based artists foreground the conflict inherent in collaboration by basing each work on a particular competitive event, such as marking territory by spitting pins, targeting an opponent with projectiles, or evaluating each other's ideas for an artwork. Recent installation venues for Cohen, Frank, and Ippolito's work have included Barbara Krakow Gallery in Boston, Four Walls in San Francisco, and the Arts Club of Chicago.
The artists' digital work has been presented at Sandra Gering Gallery in New York, SIGGRAPH 97 in Los Angeles, the 1998 Museums and the Web _Beyond Interface_ exhibition in Toronto, the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, and WNET's exhibition _ReelNewYork.Web_. As visiting professors, artists, or critics, they have presented their work at the Yale School of Art in New Haven, the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, New York's School of Visual Arts and New School University, and the University of California at Berkeley. They have been awarded a DNP Achievement Award, a Louis Comfort Tiffany prize, and a Lannan Foundation grant for a residency at the Headlands Center for the Arts in Sausalito. You can see them haggle, argue, and throw stuff at each other at www.three.org.