HAHA Artists



Dallas, Texas
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Bruce Asbestos

Nottingham, England

Seth Berg

Telluride, Colorado
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Peter Bussigel

Vancouver, British Columbia
Mom's Bio

MOM is a multidisciplinary artist in Dallas, TX, active since 2020. Their abstracted landscapes use acrylic and latex paint, influenced by processes like silkscreen, vector drawing, and heat transfer vinyl. The work features layers of flat opaque shapes with implied lines between each shift in color, creating a dynamic contrast in each piece. MOM is currently featured at Meow Wolf in Grapevine, Tx and is co-founder of Dallas artist co-op & studio, Trade Oak Cliff.

Bruce's Bio

Bruce Asbestos’ work draws from a rich history of painting, sculpture, popular culture, folklore and fairy tales. His work frequently mixes everyday objects with high art, fashion, and responds to global pop culture. His interdisciplinary practice combines performance, painting, clothing, social media, video games, curating and many collaborations.

Witty, seductive and extravagant; his playful use of popular culture, commerce and high art puts his own personal brand firmly within the realm of participation, play and pop art. The work uses spaces such as social media, the catwalk, temporary public sculpture and digital spaces to create an accessible path through contemporary art.

The works increasingly use play as a way of generating absurd, idiosyncratic combinations of objects and images, setting up problematic relationships between disparate elements of personal, cultural identity, fantasy and our collective relationship with commerce. Particularly, the work looks to make a sense of the idea of national and regional identity, given we are increasingly exposed to a shared global pop culture, and prompts audiences to reflect on their own cultural experience. 

Bruce Asbestos earned a degree in Fine Art from Nottingham Trent University, winning a scholarship at Musashino University, Tokyo, and went on to the Hive business school. He obtained a Master’s Degree at Nottingham Trent, during which he was awarded a scholarship at RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia. 

Seth's Bio

Seth Berg grew up in New Delhi during the sixties and is nostalgic for random aspects of Indian culture such as oversaturated religious stickers and vintage Bollywood posters. He studied Art History as an undergraduate at Oberlin College, and he has an MA in K-12 Curriculum from Goddard College. In 2008, he was invited to the White House by President George W. Bush as the Colorado Teacher of the Year.

Seth Berg is a member of The Movable Book Society, a group of artists and collectors interested in paper engineering and pop-up books. "Quickie Mart," his previous show at the Ah Haa was a collaboration with his husband, the mosaic artist Christopher Beaver. It included indecent advent calendars as well as pop-up cards featuring vintage gay nudes. Some pieces from this project were purchased by Ellen Rubin, The Pop-Up Lady, who curates the most famous collection of pop-ups in America.

Peter's Bio

I build sound systems that become instruments, performances, sculptures, and videos. I also make music with brass instruments and electronics and teach new media and sound arts on the unceded lands of the Coast Salish Peoples.


Ivan Cash

New York, New York

Abby Erdman

Telluride, Colorado

Mallory Feltz

Dayton, Ohio
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Bruce Foster

Houston, Texas
Ivan's Bio

Ivan Cash is a NY-based artist and filmmaker whose work explores human connection in the digital age.

His conceptually-driven, genre-bending projects have been presented around the world, including Tribeca Film Festival, SXSW, Sundance Film Festival, and TEDx, and received hundreds of millions of views online.

His work has been collected twice by the Victoria & Albert Museum in London, shown at the Brooklyn Museum, commissioned by Netflix and Airbnb Studios, and featured in news publications including The New York Times, Wired, TIME, BBC, The Guardian, The Atlantic, and Wall Street Journal.

He has been recognized as a Forbes 30 Under 30 Artist and as an international speaker on The Art of Human Connection, shared his creative perspective with audiences in Japan, Brazil, Spain, the UK, Ireland, Canada, Singapore, the Netherlands, America, and more.

Abby's Bio

Abby Erdman is a multi-disciplinary artist from Madison, Wisconsin but has roots here in Telluride, having attended the Mountian School on and off in her childhood. Fascinated by the interplay between form and function, Abby's artistic endeavors lie mostly in three-dimensional creations. Interested in the history and craftsmanship of various mediums, she work mostly with knitting, crochet, weaving, woodworking, and pottery. 

With a Bachelor's degree in Liberal Arts and Sciences from Quest University Canada, where her studies explored the realms of mathematics and design. With a keen eye for detail and a passion for exploration, Abby seeks to celebrate the simple joys of life and inspire others to find beauty in the seemingly mundane.

Mallory's Bio

Mallory Feltz is a visual artist originally from Dayton, Ohio, who has always enjoyed building things and is attracted to a wide variety of materials. She earned her BFA in Sculpture (2006) from the University of Cincinnati’s College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning (DAAP), and MFA in Sculpture (2009) from Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, LA. Mallory mixes
traditional sculptural and craft techniques with multiples-based sculptures, installations, and participatory works to address themes of family dynamics, domestic rituals, childhood
memories, and place. She is interested in what people consider to be their homes, how this idea can shift over time, and how we find comfort in our environment. Her work has been exhibited locally and nationally. In 2017, Mallory was chosen as one of 35 international artists to create a light-based sculptural installation in the inaugural BLINK Cincinnati, and was selected again to create new works for both BLINK 2019 and BLINK 2022. Mallory has two permanent outdoor sculptures - in Hamilton, OH and Brookline, NH. For the month of February 2022, she was an artist in residence at Olive Stack Gallery in Listowel, Ireland. She lives in Cincinnati, Ohio with her husband and dog, and is the Director of Exhibitions & Public Art at
Kennedy Heights Arts Center, a local community art center, where she manages rotating exhibitions in two gallery spaces, curates shows, and works with local, regional, and national artists and curators.

Bruce's Bio

Bruce Foster is one of the most accomplished paper engineers in the world with over 65 published pop-up books featuring his work.
Additionally, he has created hundreds of pop-up cards and other paper craft for major publishers like Simon and Schuster, Little Brown, Random House, Sterling Books, Insight Editions, National Geographics and more. His work has been featured in USA Today and three times on NBC’s Today Show. His pop-up magic can even be seen in the acclaimed Disney movie, Enchanted.

Additionally, he is the editor and art director of the quarterly magazine, Movable Stationery, for The Movable Book Society, the world’s largest collective of paper engineers, fans, and collectors of movable books. Bruce enjoys visiting schools and museums to speak about this fascinating art form.

Recently, his work took on new proportions when he was tasked to create a four spread, eight foot tall, pop-up book for a church’s Christmas program. Bruce is bringing this newfound interest in large form pops here to Telluride this summer with an 8 foot by 14 foot pop-up installation.

Bruce resides in Houston, TX with his wife Lori. They have two daughters, Nicole a registered nurse, and Lydia, nearing the end of her schooling to join her sister as a registered nurse as well.

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Dan Gundrum

Telluride, Colorado

Ladies Fancywork Society

Denver, Colorado
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Sam Lao

Dallas, Texas
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Owen Rendel

Tulsa, Oklahoma
Dan's Bio

Dan has been involved with live production for more than 15 years. Prior to starting Pivotal, he worked in Home Automation specializing in whole home audio and lighting control for luxury homes. His real passion was helping events excel through the use of technology and effects. He brings his creative and savant problem solving approach with him to every event he produces.

LFWS's Bio
Our group started covering your neighborhood with garish yarn crimes in 2007! We used to mask our faces and go by our grandma's names, just in case we got into any trouble for our yarn antics. What began as a group of crochet-loving friends just chillin' out maxin' relaxin' all cool, has transformed into a fiber arts hydra capable of putting together large-scale projects, art shows, and installations. We are the Ladies Fancywork Society, and we are one of a kind. 
Sam's Bio

Sam Lao is a multidisciplinary artist based in Dallas, TX. Despite being dubbed early on in life as a creative child Lao spent much of her upbringing trying to find a more “acceptable” career path. A UTA graduate with a BFA in Visual Communications Lao worked with multiple artistic mediums post graduation, most notably painting and music before turning to fiber art in 2020 in an effort to combat the isolation of the global pandemic which lead her to tufting. Lao’s practice explores the interaction between color, texture and pattern as they relate to the constant flow of creating and the actions required to bring thought to fruition. This process considers the ever shifting nature of an idea from its inception to its ultimate consumption. Through her craft she examines the abstract nature of what it means to be creative. Having been reprimanded many times in her youth for getting too close to the artwork during museum visits the tactile qualities of Lao’s current work subverts the old adage of ‘do not touch the artwork’ by inviting the viewer to do just that and in turn making a visual experience a physical one as well.

Owen's Bio

Owen Rendel is a maker and designer currently residing in Tulsa, Oklahoma. He is an artist who often utilizes found objects to create his projects instead of buying new. This practice not only allows him to create from older items that were originally produced in a
higher quality, but also addresses the problem of waste that is destined for the landfill.
Owen’s ultimate passion in design is to completely create the environment he lives in. When he begins a project, he designs
objects he uses in the day-to-day: a coffee maker, a paper shredder, a wallet, etc. This ideology helps him understand how common
objects function, so he has the knowledge to fix them when they break. But ultimately, it leads into his environment-building goal –
which extends as far as building his car and house, all the way down to the laces of his shoes.

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Wendy Rolosen

Telluride, Colorado


Tree Dawn Lighting

Telluride, Colorado
Wendy's Bio

Wendy is a self taught artist and a maker of imaginative things that transform
ordinary objects into artistic pieces. She is inspired by the possibility, color and
playfulness of the material world. Her creations span from furniture to costumes
to pinatas and everything in between. Her work can be found within the various
exhibits at the HAHA.

Tree's Bio

Tree's love affair with stage rigging began while working with Sesame Street Live as Head Prop Manager. She honed her technical lighting skills for all types of events while on tour. After 10 years as Assistant Technical Director at Colorado College, Tree began to focus exclusively on lighting. In 2012, she took on the position of Technical Director at The Palm Theater, located in Telluride.