Emily Garfield is originally from New York City and has lived in the Boston area since 2009. She has a BA in Visual Art from Brown University, where she also studied visual perception, aesthetics and Japanese studies, including a semester learning traditional Japanese arts in Nagoya. She has exhibited extensively in the Boston area and was the coordinator for Somerville Open Studios 2014. She draws her maps at Artisan’s Asylum makerspace in Somerville, where she is also a board member. http://www.emilygarfield.com
Trevor Wallace is an explorer and maker of documentary films. He is based out of Boston.
Hongye Wu is a senior at Tufts University studying Political Science and Art History. She co-leads the gallery program for EMW Bookstore in Cambridge. She focuses on social issues that reveal the bigger structural and systematic landscape of the society through photography. Her favorite Instagrammers include Nayyirah Waheed (the poet who tells the self-loving truth in a most beautiful way) and Frenchiebutt (the cutest French bulldog). She strongly identifies with the notion of multi-local persons by Taiye Selasi due to her personal experience of constantly traveling, living in multiple countries within different cultures, and developing anti-normative narratives.
Elizabeth was born in 1984. She currently lives in New York City.
Ellie Kitsch is a four-minded, four-eyed person, quietly taking over Boston using the power of food, art, community and heart -- not necessarily in that order. But probably in that order. Her favorite Ivy League is none of them, and she'd like to get better at speaking Spanish conversationally. Ellie can be encountered in the wild on her bike, cooking for others and hosting events at EMW Bookstore.
Julian Arni is a programmer. He lives, works, and makes computational art in Berlin.
Anthony Fischer has been telling stories for a really long time and probably peaked with "Slyther's Day Out," a pop-up short story from 1991 about a newly-ambulatory snake's wild mishaps in a jaded world. Nonetheless, he soldiers on and has gathered more monsters and longer words along the way. He is mostly interested in magic lost and found in a mundane world, dimestore nightmares, and weird religion.
Colin McSwiggen is never the same person twice. He has been a member of the experimental music collective Truro and the London "anarchitecture" group Space Hijackers. Currently he is a PhD student in applied mathematics at Brown University.
GAIA INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY (GaiaIT) imagines objects and scenarios for a cyberfeminist future. GaiaIT orients itself perpendicular to what appears to be a neoliberal and patriarchal approach to human interaction in digital spaces. We create digital experiences, opportunities, enhancements, spaces, objects and expressions shaped from a-gendered semantics.
My Ngoc To /ME-knock TOE/ was born in Long, An, Vietnam and raised in Atlanta, Georgia. She is currently a senior at Harvard, studying psychology and aiming to become a psychiatrist who makes art. As Chekhov puts it, “Medicine is my lawful wife, and literature is my mistress.” My Ngoc works in many mediums. This is her first exhibition(!).
Erik P. Kraft is an award-winning children’s book author and illustrator. He received his MFA in Writing from Vermont College Of Fine Arts in 2000. He draws the comic Chicken, You’re The Greatest! (which is not actually about chickens) and writes the blog/narrates the podcast Too Many Chickens! (which actually is about chickens). He also does things that may or may not be considered comedy, depending on who you ask.www.erikpkraft.com | www.toomanychickens.com | cytg.tumblr.com
Ryan Kuo is an artist, writer and DJ who expends his agency on reflexive systems and acts of non-knowledge. His works range from loud things on big screens to tiny words written on little cards, and tend to invoke virtual space and people arguing. Ryan completed a thesis at MIT’s graduate program in Art, Culture and Technology in 2014. Previously he has been a medical student and a videogame critic. His recent interests include spirals and sequencers, both questions that lead to questions that… http://rkuo.net/
Jackie Wang is a poet, performer, prison abolitionist and scholar based out of Cambridge, MA. Her work attempts to lay the groundwork for a future commune of alien lost girls. Follow her @LoneberryWang and loneberry.tumblr.com.
Alahna Watson was born in the North and raised in the South. A few years ago, she fled the South and returned to the North. Next month, she’s leaving the North to head back down South. She makes a lot of art about who she is, and thinks a lot about who she wants to be. // http://www.alahnawatson.com/
Dr. Paul VanKoughnett and Dr. Peter Davis found the Globe of Wonders—intact and with all its contents—hidden in a Navarre catacomb while doing research for their book, The Medieval Drain as Image and Metaphor. Far from mere biological or artistic oddities, the items inside have proven to, as one of Edgar's pamphlets put it, "amaze and bewilder ... more than the many obeliscolychnies of the celestial plane." In consultation with the Navarre Cultural Heritage Committee, Dr. VanKoughnett and Dr. Davis have decided to release the items, one at a time, as they feel the world is ready.Contact Globe of Wonders researchers Dr. P. Van Koughnett and Dr. P. Davis at FriarEdgars@gmail.com. Learn more about the legacy of Friar Edgar of Taunton at FEGOW.com.
Katya Popova is a Russian born visual artist, performer, and educator living and working in USA, Boston. She studied at Rhode Island School of Design and Boston University. Katya is a multimedia artist. She is interested in performance and improvisation, as well as traditional mediums. As an accredited instructor, Katya is currently teaching at Boston Conservatory, and has taught courses on art and design at many universities and schools such as Rhode Island School of Design, Boston Architectural College, Massachusetts Institute of Art, and New England School of Design.Contact Katya Popova directly for new project proposals or questions about her work at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Helen Miller is an artist and movement educator trained in the Feldenkrais Method of somatic education. Embodied aspects of visual representation inform her drawing, painting, video and performance. She received her BA in Art Practice and English from UC Berkeley in 2006, her EdM in Arts Education and her MDesS in Public Art from Harvard University in 2010 and 2015, and her Feldenkrais Certification through the International Institute for the Study of Somatic Education in Turin, Italy and The Feldenkrais Institute of New York in 2013. Miller writes regularly on art and somatics and is an Assistant Editor of The Feldenkrais Journal. // http://aestheticrelationalexercises.com
Kevin Frances is an artist who lives and works in Boston, MA. He received his MFA from the Rhode Island School of Design in 2013, and his BA from the University of California, Davis in 2010. In 2012 he was a participant at the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. His work has been show at the International Print Center New York, David Krut Projects in New York, the Knockdown Center in New York, Vox Populi in Philadelphia, the Kala Gallery in Berkeley, and the Highpoint Center for Printmaking in Minneapolis. // http://www.kevinfrances.com/
Catherine Siller is an artist and performer whose work investigates the relationship between digital culture, the body, and identity. She has exhibited and performed her work throughout the United States and abroad. Siller holds an MFA in Digital + Media from the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) and a BA in Visual and Environmental Studies from Harvard University. For the 2013 spring semester she was the Mellon Fellow for Digital Media/Performance at Marlboro College in Marlboro, VT. She currently lives and works in Boston, MA. http://catherinesiller.com/
gregor spamsa (글해골 스팸사) is a millennial shaman and existential creepy crawly to guide you through the times we’re living in and to help define what the times are. in another life, spamsa has served as an intergalactic conduit for awesomeness, and seeks to make sense of the world while exorcising oppressive forces from it by making moments in space and time for creative interaction. www.gregorspamsa.com
Ricky Orng is a Cambodian-American communications designer and practicing artist. Ricky Orng is a photographer, spoken word poet, and accomplished teacher. He has worked extensively with youth organizations such as IBA, URBANO Project, and Castle Square on contemporary arts and social justice projects. He currently eats ramen at the arts community space, EMW Bookstore, and serves as the Director of Lowell's Youth Spoken Word organization, FreeVerse!. Orng hosted the first Asian American & Pacific Islander Poetry Reading at the National Poetry Slam in Boston in 2013. He currently organizes a bi-monthly open mic in Lowell, MA. Orng has taught and facilitated many spoken word poetry workshops and readings across North America including New York City Asian American Student Conference, URBAN WORD Preemptive Education Conference, and Massachusetts Poetry Festival. His works have been featured on Angry Asian Man, Absolutely Fobulous, Lowell's Artist Anthology, Young Angel Midnight; and Cambodia's first bi-lingual fashion publication, F-Magazine, and HYPEBEAST. Orng aims to share his works and teaching in order to give tools and strength to disempowered and marginalized voices.
Ricardo de Lima is a Colombo-Venezuelan artist, technologist, curator, and DJ. Fusing the investigation of visual arts and material culture through video, sculpture, sound and programming into a hybrid art practice, De Lima limns the visibility of race, culture, class, gender, ethnicity, ability and sexual orientation. Collaboration is a principal locus of concern, serving as a common thread that unites varied platforms for exploring how artists, curators, cultural workers activate what Homi K. Bhabha, defines as thirdspaces: spaces created so that cross-disciplinary relationships can flourish. He is the 2015 winner of the James and Audrey Foster Prize from the Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston and was the Subsamson resident at Samson Projects in the South End in the winter of 2014-2015. De Lima received the Kara Fournier Fellowship at Brandeis University and was a resident artist of the Department of Public Imagination, a social practice fellowship, working with Chelsea Collaborative in Chelsea, MA in 2013. He also curates Spectacle, a collaborative performance space for experimental music and visual art, and Pico Picante, a monthly transnational bass music and culture event. // http://ricardodelima.org/