After attending the Minneapolis College of Art & Design Adam R. Garcia worked in the record industry, at branding agencies, at Nike Sportswear designing footwear and most recently in Nike Global Brand Design. A native of Minneapolis, his work spans aesthetic in the fields of design, identities, direction, illustration, event coordination, gallery exhibits and packaging design. The studio’s conceptual and process-driven approach creates solutions with a focus on collaboration, community and creative exploration. He is adjunct faculty at Portland State University where he teaches design.
Adam Moser is an artist whose work fits nicely under the umbrella of art and social practice. His most recent endeavors involve alternative pedagogy and trying out for major league baseball. Adam teaches a variety of arts courses at Concordia University Portland.http://www.achmoser.com/
Alexander Mackworth is a teenage hacker and artist who loves GIFs, games, and exploring the intersection between computers and the arts. He’s also the founder of Tesseract, a company focused on creating wonderful experiments. Additionally, he was named “Person You Most Want to Be With During the Zombie Apocalypse” in his 7th grade science fair.
Alisa is a painter and a runner. She recently graduated with a BA in Art from Reed College.
ally drozd loves dancing, colors, anarchy, comedy, and love.
Amber Case is known for her work in the field of cyborg anthropology, or how technology affects culture. Case co-founded Geoloqi, Inc., a location-based developer platform acquired by mapping company Esri (ess-ree) in Oct 2012. She is currently the Director of Esri R&D Center, Portland, where she works on location-based technology. She has been featured in Forbes, WIRED, and many other publications, both in the United States and around the world. Her main focus is on mobile apps, user experience, the future of the interface and calm technology. In 2012 she was named one of National Geographic’s Emerging Explorers and made Inc Magazine’s 30 under 30 with Geoloqi co-founder Aaron Parecki. She is currently working on MapAttack, a real-time location-based game based on PacMan for the urban landscape. She is @caseorganic on Twitter.http://caseorganic.com
Andrew is getting a PhD in Film Studies from the University of Iowa, and he’ll be teaching a film class at PSU in the winter quarter. He’s also a film programmer, with a program of experimental sound films screening at Cinema Project on Tuesday and Wednesday of next week.
Avantika Bawa is an artist, curator, and academic with an MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and a BFA in the same from the MS University of Baroda, India. She was a participant at the Skowhegan, Mac Dowell, Jentel, Vermont Studio Center and soon the Djerassi residencies.
Note worthy exhibits include; solos at Suyama Space, Seattle, WA, The Columbus Museum, GA; Saltworks Gallery and the Atlanta Contemporary Arts Center, Atlanta, GA; Nature Morte and Gallery Maskara in India; Disjecta, Portland, OR.
She was part juried shows at the Museum of Contemporary Art, GA, The Drawing Center and Smack Mellon, NY. Her work has been reviewed in international publications such as The New York Times, The Guardian, Art Papers, Art Lies, Art India, Art Asia Pacific, The Oregonian, and The Times of India amongst others.
Bawa’s curatorial work began with a hotel room show during the Art in Chicago fair (98’) and has grown through her studio and gallery, aquaspace – a laboratory for new and multi media art. In April 2004 she was part of a team that launched Drain – Journal for Contemporary Art and Culture, a peer reviewed online journal (www.drainmag.com).
She is currently Assistant Professor of Fine Arts at Washington State University, Vancouver, WA.http://drainmag.com
Beth is a graphic designer for happylucky inc., a creative studio here in Portland. Her road to design was a bit of a windy one, with stints of social work and bartending in between, but the end goal has always been the same: to make people’s lives just a little easier.http://www.bethhermandesign.com/
Briar Levit’s passion is designing for content-driven projects, which started with an interest in museum exhibit design, but eventually led to publishing. In addition to teaching at Portland State University, she works primarily designing books and covers, but also does a fair amount of work for nonprofits and cultural organizations. She was previously the Art Director of Bitch magazine and maintains a connection to the organization. She has authored and designed 3 walking guides, which marry her interest in hiking, mapping, and improving visual representations of nature and place in guidebooks.http://briarmade.com
Cabel Sasser is a co-founder and designer at Panic Inc, which is theoretically a company that makes beautiful and well-engineered software for Mac and iOS, but which is also somehow a company that made officially licensed t-shirts for the Katamari Damacy video game, created weird joke viral websites, designed and printed a complete suite of fictional Atari 2600 game boxes, architected a giant trade-show pavilion for Walt Disney Imagineering, and much more.
Cecilia Ailicec is a visual artist split living between the woods of Brightwood and the district of Portland. She is inspired by music, nature, and technology, and spends time dancing, hiking, and creating with her iPhone. After spending a decade as a co-owner of a mural creation business, a freelance photographer, and interior designer, she has now broadened her scope to include creating art events and providing live visuals for DJs.
Crystal Baxley’s practice is built on conversation and facilitation.
Crystal founded GTKYT in 2011 with Stefan Ransom.http://crystalbaxley.com
Dr. dalas verdugo graduated from the Rochester Institute of Technology with a degree in Film, Video, and Animation. He then received a Fulbright Scholarship to work on multimedia art in Bergen, Norway. Around this time, he became one of the first video bloggers in the pre-YouTube era. He then helped to build the competing video-sharing website Vimeo.com and earned the title of Doctor of Metaphysics through applied research and thirty dollars.
Danger Punch is an interdisciplinary artist collective from Portland, Oregon. Simple ideas are taken and collectively developed, both in the conceptual and technical aspect, through a devoted practice rooted in the process of making. Projects are thematically temporal, and aim to create a byproduct of fearless art making.http://dangerpunch.com
Born in Fort Worth, TX, Delaney Allen received his MFA from the Pacific Northwest College of Art in 2010. His photographs have been shown nationally and internationally, most notably at Foam Museum in Amsterdam, NL. Additionally, his first book, Between Here And There, was included in Photo-Eye Magazine’s “Best Of” list for 2010. His work has been featured in a number of print publications including Nylon Magazine, France’s Tell Mum Everything Is OK, and Gestalten’s recently released book Pretty Ugly: Visual Rebellion In Design. He has also worked for Domino and Sub Pop records on the album covers for the band Washed Out. Allen currently lives and works out of Portland, OR where he is represented by Nationale.http://delaneyallen.com
Drew Scott Swenhaugen
Drew Scott Swenhaugen is the co-creator of Poor Claudia, a small poetry press, is the co-curator of the Bad Blood Reading Series, and is the layout designer for Octopus Books, all in Portland. He received his MFA in poetry from the Vermont College of Fine Arts, works at Powell’s Books, and teaches at Marylhurst University. His main dig is the conversation between “conceptual” and more “traditional” poetry movements, how it all relates to publishing and bookmaking – and overall, how we engage with language and its confines, off the page or on, visual art, and why poetry as an art form is or isn’t awesome/relevant. He also does other things.
Eric Mast (E*Rock)
Eric Mast (aka E*Rock) is a multi-disciplinary artist and electronic musician based in Portland, Oregon. His work finds itself home on various forms of music driven media due to an interest in and involvement with contemporary culture and collectives.http://www.dreemstreet.org/
F* MTN. FORMED IN THE BACK OF A GAY STRIP CLUB IN PORTLAND, OREGON DURING THE SUMMER OF 2010. THIS CLOSE-KNIT GROUP OF MOTHER LOVERS LOVES THEIR MOTHERS VERY MUCH. THROUGH CONVERSATION AND RANDOM UTTERANCES, VARIOUS THEMES EMERGE THAT THE CORE GROUP – ALONG WITH ITS VARIOUS DEPUTIZED MEMBERS – USE AS FODDER TO EXPLORE THE MATERIAL AND CONCEPTUAL PROCESSES THAT INTRIGUE THEM. F* MTN. MAKES THINGS THAT CONTINUALLY VACILLATE BETWEEN POLITICAL CORRECTNESS AND THE OFFENSIVE; BETWEEN THE SATIRICAL AND THE GENUINE. IN TURN, THEIR WORK HAS BEEN REFERRED TO AS “HATE CRIME” BY THE DEAN OF A MAJOR UNIVERSITY AND “VISIONARY” BY A RETIRED JEWISH COUPLE IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA. F* MTN. HAS EXHIBITED AT A NUMBER OF DISTINGUISHED VENUES SUCH AS DITCH PROJECTS, RECESS, THE PORTLAND ART MUSEUM, AND PORTLAND STATE UNIVERSITY. THEIR RECENT PROJECTS INCLUDE A CURATED GROUP EXHIBITION AT THE WORLD PORTABLE GALLERY CONVENTION IN HALIFAX, NOVA SCOTIA, AND AN ORGANIZED EIGHT AND A HALF MILE HIKE TO HOOTERS IN CELEBRATION OF VETERANS DAY.
Garrick Imatani is an artist living in Portland, Oregon. His research-based work explores public monument, the documented vs. undocumented, social roles and performative history. His work takes many forms ranging from graphite documents, cyanotypes and video to sculpture, installations and collaborative public events. He is the recipient of multiple awards, including grants from the Oregon Arts Commission, Maine Arts Commission and Ford Family Foundation. He teaches interdisciplinary courses at Lewis & Clark College where he is Assistant Professor of Art and Studio Head of Foundations. In 2013, Imatani and collaborator Kaia Sand were named as the inaugural artists for a public work project jointly established by the City of Portland Archives and Records Center, Regional Arts & Culture Council, and Percent for Art program.http://garrickimatani.com
Jason Leivian is the owner of Floating World Comics. Floating World also publishes comics and books as part of the Press Gang collective. He also curates a yearly experimental animation fest called DMTV and co-organizes an international art and comics festival called The Projectshttp://floatingworldcomics.com
Jen Delos Reyes
Jen Delos Reyes is an artist originally from Winnipeg, MB, Canada. Her research interests include the history of socially engaged art, group work, band dynamics, folk music, and artists’ social roles. She has exhibited works across North America and Europe, and has contributed writing to various catalogues and institutional publications. She has received numerous grants and awards including a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada Grant. Jen is the founder and director of Open Engagement, a conference on socially engaged art practice and herself speaks widely on Art and Social Practice at conferences and institutions around the world. She is currently an Assistant Professor at Portland State University where she teaches in the Art and Social Practice MFA program.http://jendelosreyes.com
Jessica Hickey lives and works in Portland, OR. She received her MFA in Contemporary Art Practice from Portland State University, and her BFA from the University of Oregon in fibers and ceramics. Currently, she is the Fibers Studio Manager at Oregon College of Art and Craft. Hickey has taught textile, ceramic, and mixed media arts courses for the University of Oregon Craft Center and the Eugene Metropolitan Parks District. Her work has been shown nationally and internationally utilizing hand woven textile as well as sculptural methods.http://jessicahickey.com
Jodie Cavalier is an interdisciplinary artist, curator, and collaborator. She has an MFA in Visual Studies from Pacific Northwest College of Art in Portland, Oregon and a BA in Art Practice from the University of California, Berkeley. In 2011 she was selected by the Regional Arts & Culture Council to install a public work in the Portland Building in downtown Portland, Oregon. She has exhibited work at deYoung in San Francisco, CoCA in Seattle, EXO Project Space in Chicago, and Washington State University in Vancouver.
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Julie Perini is an artist working in experimental and documentary video, film, and installation. She has been making videos since she was a teenager poking around her house with her parents’ underused, oversized VHS camcorder. She still pokes around her house, and other people’s houses, with camera in hand. Julie lives in Portland, Oregon.http://julieperini.com
Along with being an educator and illustrator, she is also a curator, author, speaker and workshop giver. Her affinity for wearing multiple hats is almost as strong as her affinity for mac & cheese (this means STRONG). Her artwork is represented by Jen Bekman in NYC and recent illustration clients include The New York Times, Museum of Modern Art, Etsy, IDEO, VH1 and The Gap. Kate is the faculty advisor of the PSU.GD student design group Friends of Graphic Design (FoGD). She also teaches in the PSU MFA program.http://katebingamanburt.com/
Kevin Noonan is a Portland-based multidisciplinary artist currently focusing on mining and archiving his extensive VHS tape collection, which consists of thousands of tapes recorded off TV with the original commercials between 1978 and 1998. Many choice cuts can be seen on his totally awesome Youtube channel.
As a painter, his work has been featured in Portland Monthly and the illustrious publication known as Oregon Home. Currently, he teaches the Open Source Graphic Design courses at FREE GEEK. He is also right now, as we speak, getting studio certification at Portland Community Media to start his own public access tv show, which will debut in July.
His art practice is self described as “Urban Shamanism.”https://www.youtube.com/user/BozonWoz
Kristan Kennedy with Sam Korman
Kristan Kennedy is an artist and curator. She is currently the Visual Art Curator for the Portland Institute for Contemporary Art, an Adviser for the Artist Pension Trust and an adjunct professor for the Portland State University MFA Studio Program. Her work is represented by Fourteen30 Contemporary and was recently included in Salon Du Mecredi at Kunstvlaii: Festival of Independents, Amsterdam and will be featured in the exhibition OO curated by Rob Halverson / C-O-O-L Art for Misako & Rosen, Tokyo opening later this month.
Sam Korman is the assistant director of White Flag Projects in St Louis, MO. From 2009-2010, he operated Car Hole Gallery out of his garage in Portland, Oregon. Forthcoming exhibitions include The Absolute Comic, with Zoe Clark and Chase Biado at sophia/jacob (Baltimore) and Fangoria with Gresham’s Ghost (New York). He lives and works in St Louis, MO.
Krystal South is a multidisciplinary artist, designer, and writer from Portland, Oregon who has been online every day since she was 12. She enjoys who enjoys obsessively exploring Everything, including but not limited to: pseudoscience, the internet, the Sublime, light, jokes, the corporeal, dissonance, physics, tropical plants, junk food, and the Self. South has been included in group exhibitions and projects at this year’s PICA TBA festival, Recess Gallery, Carhole Gallery, and Portland Art Museum, as well as in B.Y.O.B. at New American Art Union and Wieden+Kennedy in Portland. Her writings have been featured in Bear Deluxe Magazine, YA5, and September, a project of artists Anna Gray and Ryan Wilson Paulsen at the 2011 TBA Festival. Google Krystal South for more info.http://krystalsouth.com
Lisa Ciccarello is a poet & the author of four chapbooks: Sometimes there are travails (Hyacinth Girl Press), At night (Scantily Clad Press), At night, the dead (Blood Pudding Press) & the forthcoming (the shore in parts) (Greying Ghost Press). Her poems have appeared in Handsome, Tin House, Denver Quarterly, Leveler, Everyday Genius & Corduroy Mtn., among others.http://punchinglittlebirdsintheface.blogspot.com/
Lydia Rosenberg is a multidisciplinary artist and curator who currently lives in Portland OR. Rosenberg is going to be pursuing her MFA in interdisciplinary art this coming fall at UPenn in Philadelphia where she hopes to kiss goodbye her life in retail. This presentation, titled “Let’s Go Shopping” is a last tribute to the frivolous life of a retail worker and a shopping genius, after this i’ll have to address materiality differently.
Mack McFarland is an artist and works as the curator for the Philip Feldman Gallery at the Pacific Northwest College of Art. His current focus swirls around issues of class, privilege, and phenomenological perception. These explorations manifest in the form of exhibitions, postcards, performance, and videos.
Marcus Estes is from Alabama and has previously been on the payrolls of a doomsday financial cult, a “mushroom scientist” on the run from the Argentine federal government, and a hippie software collective.
Matt Carlson is a composer and musician, and an active participant in Portland’s underground and experimental music scene. In his recent music, he uses his body and voice to interact with a large analog modular synthesizer, conjuring dense clouds of sound. Since 2009 he has been working with bass clarinetist Jonathan Sielaff as Golden Retriever, whose third LP “Seer” will be released March 25th on Thrill Jockey. He has also worked with Oregon Painting Society on sound installations and performances, and with the pop group Parenthetical Girls. His numerous solo recordings include the well-received LPs “Particle Language” (Draft) and “All Moments” (NNA), and cassettes “Certainty” and “Gecko Dream Levels” (Gift Tapes). He has performed at the Tate Modern in London, Barcelona’s Primavera Sound festival, Seattle’s Bumbershoot festival and in Portland’s Time-Based Art festival. Carlson studied composition and electronic music at Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle.
Nina Reynolds holds a BA in art history from PSU. She is a curator at the Littman and White Galleries and and principal at Nina Gallerina’s Art Emporium. She has to work at a coffee shop in order to support her engagement with art.
Rachael Jensen is a full time student and occasional musician, originally from Idaho. She likes words, animals, and carousing much more than other things.
Rebecca Carlisle-Healy makes and watches videos in Portland.
Riley King is a 20-ish year old video artist(?) pursuing a degree in something(?) at Portland State University. Currently some number of years away from graduating, he hopes to one day soon(maybe?) find himself somewhere where flashing colors and harsh noises are more acceptable daily practices.
Rob Walmart is Portland’s premiere electro-anarchic future-bossanova Casio party band. Formed in Pennsylvania in the mid-90s and continuing to thrive in Portland today, the band is a loose collective of musicians and noise-makers of all skill levels working together in a completely improvisational way. Members have come and gone, hundreds of hours have been recorded, and dozens of albums have been released. When Rob plays live from his “ice cream truck,” any bystander is free to join in on the instruments or microphone. While the result is frequently chaos, there are also moments where everything comes together into sublime beauty and something resembling “real” music.
Born in 1978, in Eugene, OR Sarah Meadows is a visual artist who lives, works, and makes pictures in Portland, OR. She has shown her work at Nationale, WorkSound, the Art Gym, and other venues in Portland, as well as exhibiting internationally in Spain, Japan, and the United Kingdom. She holds a B.A. from The Evergreen State College and a B.F.A in Photography from The Pacific Northwest College of Art.http://www.sarah-meadows.com/
Sean Schumacher is an artist, designer, and teacher originally from Las Vegas, Nevada. As a dedicated collector of the mundane, he has written a dictionary of extinct place-names, created and invited the destruction of a map at the same scale as the site it represents, and cataloged nearly 300 photographs of century-old names embossed in Portland sidewalks.http://seanschumacher.com
Shawn Creeden is an interdisciplinary artist, musician and DJ living and working in Portland, OR. His work investigates the tools and techniques of control employed by human beings against the world around us. Since graduating with a BFA in Fine Art Photography from the Rochester Institute of Technology in 2003, Creeden has shown widely across the United States, including an upcoming exhibition at the Headlands Center for the Arts in Sausalito, CA. He has also toured extensively across the US and Europe with numerous musical projects, co-curated the nomadic Grotto Gallerie in Brooklyn, NY, and had his artist books collected by Yale University’s Beinecke Rare Books Library and The Museum of Modern Art.
Shayla Hason is a photographer and musician who lives in Portland, Oregon. She once worked as a bartender at a gas station in rural California. Since 2009 she has been highlighting her favorite Internet videos on the tumblr SRSLY.http://shaylahason.tumblr.com/
Sky Cunningham is an amateur soccer player who likes to do mathematics while watching way too much BBC America.
Stacey Tran is an editor at the poetry press Poor Claudia and co-editor of Pocket Notes, an online journal on artists’ and writers’ forms of process. She curates The New Structure, a series of presentations that explore architectures of the community, the urban fabric, environments, the poetic, the body, space, and the imagination, and is planning a panel discussion on perspectives on the evolving book object.http://poorclaudia.org
Stefan Ransom is an artist who lets ideas, relationships, and situations determine the course of his projects and art.
Stefan founded GTKYT in 2011 with Crystal Baxley.
Stephen Slappe is an artist and Chair of Video & Sound at PNCA. He is an active organizer of video and film exhibitions including Out of the Great Northwest at The Horse Hospital (London) Is This Real? at Gaite Lyrique (Paris) in collaboration with Kristan Kennedy, and most recently, Subduction Zone: 15 Videos from Portland, Oregon at The Front and the Joan Mitchell Center in New Orleans.http://www.stephenslappe.com/
Timothy James Kelly
After being born into the schizophrenic confines of a seasonally touristed psuedo-island peninsula, Timothy James Kelly moved to Chicago to pursue his BFA from The School of The Art Institute of Chicago. It was during his studies that he discovered the ability to apply optimism upon the creeks and cracks of not only the ruins of the internet, but of despair itself. Life is like a box of chocolates, you never know what you’re gonna regret.
Tracey Cockrell is an interdisciplinary artist cultivating a studio practice that synthesizes sculpture, experimental music, & feminist linguistic theory to explore relationships between words, language, sound, objects, & place. Since 1998 she has been working on a number of collaborative projects, engaging with other artists, writers & musicians to compose with invented musical instruments. Her sound art has recently been featured in radio broadcasts on KBOO & KPFA through alternative programs such at ‘A Different Nature’ & ‘Discreet Music’ & heard in live performances at the 14th & 15th Annual Music for People & Thingamajigs Festivals in San Francisco and the 2012 CoCA Annual in Seattle. Making field recordings in the deep woods of Maine led her to work with Fm transmissions, focusing on psychoacoustics and the subjectivity of place to build installations in which the viewer choreographs his or her own experience by moving through space. Her sculptures & installations have exhibited at Boston Center for the Arts, Institute for Contemporary Art in Portland, Maine, Oakland Arts Council, & the San Francisco Arts Commission. Reviews of her work can be found in Sculpture Magazine, ArtNewEngland, the Boston Sunday Globe, WGBH tv’s ‘Greater Boston Arts,’ & Maine Public Radio’s ‘Maine Things Considered.’ She currently is Chair of the Low-Residency MFA in Visual Studies at Pacific Northwest College of Art.http://www.traceycockrell.com/
Whitney Streed is a Portland comedian, producer, and compulsive punner. She runs a weekly comedy showcase at Tonic Lounge on Wednesdays and co-produces a series of satirical powerpoints called CHAD Chats every few months at the Jack London Bar. She also does comedy all over the Pacific Northwest and just had the privilege of opening for Maria Bamford this past weekend. You can catch her next at the Bridgetown Comedy Festival.http://pdxcomedyblog.com
Will Bryant is a graphic designer, artist, and an adjunct instructor in the Portland State Graphic Design Department. Commercially he has had the honor to work with companies such as Chronicle Books, Converse, New York Times Magazine, and Nike. A few weeks ago he officially became a “master” of the arts completing his MFA in Contemporary Art Studio Practice at Portland State.http://willbryant.com/