Comprised of seven members with diverse disciplinary backgrounds, Telegraph is an artist collective that originated in Detroit, Michigan. The name Telegraph describes both the group’s long-distance method of collaboration (the members are now scattered throughout the USA), and pays homage to Telegraph Road, the ubiquitous Detroit thoroughfare.

The collective functions as a running conversation, typically conducted at long range. Occasionally the group materializes and collects in one location to collaborate on projects and exhibitions. Telegraph made its exhibition debut at the Art Chicago Stray Show in May 2004, and has since organized several exhibitions scattered about North America. The artists of Telegraph continue to exhibit individually at galleries and museums both nationally and abroad.

Telegraph Art Collective is: Hartmut AustenHaley Renée BatesFabio J. FernándezShannon GoffTom LauermanBrent Sommerhauser, & Christian Tedeschi