Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Artiholics, Art Sucks, and the soon to be launched podcast Artist In Repose, Cojo "Art Juggernaut" (Colin C. Jorgensen) is a NYC based artist, art writer, and occasional photographer.
Keziah Quek is a liberal arts undergraduate at Yale-NUS College in Singapore, pursuing a major in Art History and a minor in Creative Writing. She currently freelances as a writer, helping artists and events express themselves though a sensible mix of art writing and poetry. An aspiring curator, Keziah spends a significant amount of time befriending artists and attending their events.
Stephen Brooks is a freelance animator in NYC that specializes in a hand-drawn style. Being a professional since 2005, he also produces indie shorts with self-made music, sound fx & voices. Lately Stephen has taken to introducing others to animation with production VLOGs, a podcast, instructional videos and is writing a book on traditional principles in a digital world. View his animation work www.rubberonion.com
Being born at the southernmost province of Spain, Alejandro earned a BA in Philosophy and a MA in Pragmatic Linguistics from University Complutense of Madrid. After graduating, Alejandro worked in public and media relations, branding, and online marketing for European advertising and PR firms. He eventually came to New York and got an MA in Corporate Communication from Baruch College (CUNY) in the island of Manhattan where he got blissfully drawn in a torrent of paint and plaster.
Andrew Kaminski is a NYC based artist, is currently collaborating with Zest Collective choreographer and Julliard graduate, Gentry George, on an audiovisual dance project. He has shown color pencil drawings along with live video art performance at the New Century Artist's Gallery in Chelsea, NY, and he has executed a live video art projection at the Marquee in Chelsea, in Manhattan, NY. He is currently showing at the Harlem Arts Festival at the end of June.
Antoinette Johnson studied black and white photography and darkroom techniques at the Ringling School of Art and Design, her hair sculpture work has been featured in art shows in Brooklyn, New York. It was also featured in Sandee Pawan’s show “Fashionista” in Paris, France at the Institut Franqais d‘Alger. In 2010 Antoinette co-founded 950 Hart Gallery in Bushwick, Brooklyn. She returned to painting and began working in her new style characterized by fluorescent colors, hardedge and figurative work. She has shown new work in 18 of her gallery’s 27 art openings, been in numerous other group shows, two solo shows and on the screens of Times Square during Art Takes Times Square. Her work can be found in various private collections around the world. View her art work www.antoinettejohnson.com
After graduating from New York University’s Journalism and Studio Art programs, Audrey Tran moved to the Bay Area where she writes and constructs artwork. Past web articles have appeared on theFanzine.com, the Hyperallergic Blog, her own ArtfulGreenDot.wordpress.com, Uhuru Foods & Pies, and ArtsinBushwick.org. In recent years, she has exhibited work alongside artists of DSNY, and the mail art exchange, Special Delivery. Currently, she’s writing about mail art. For Artiholics, Audrey covers various art events around San Francisco.
Betty T. Kao is an artist and writer integrating both as tools for storytelling. Her influences include science, heritage, metaphysics, puppetry, and social change. She is interested in how artists voice the collective subconscious, taking back our culture through waves of expression. Her work explores the mythologies and memes we create. She has a BA in visual arts and environmental studies. View her art work www.beatrixxx.deviantart.com
Chris Caruso is a poet with MFA’s from Rutgers Newark and Boise State University. He is fascinated with the limits and transgressions of borders/boundaries especially the margins between words and images. Chris is currently working on Fairy Tales interpreted through the Fibonacci sequence and a poetry collection that juxtaposes the anxiety bound in artistic creation against American Anxiety Post 9/11. Chris is also in the process of creating a blog to host a yearlong conceptual poetry/visual art project.
Guest blogger, Chris Davies, is a member of the team at Pencil Kings – a Vancouver-based online art tutorials and community resource that aims to make learning accessible and affordable to all. With a background in fine art and journalism, Chris likes to combine his passion for all things visual with writing about topics he hopes others will find useful and interesting. You can follow him on Twitter @Christoff3000.
Hannah Maria Hayes is an award-winning writer and editor and a regular contributor to “Dance Magazine” and “Dance Teacher.” She holds an MA in Dance Education with a concentration in American Ballet Theatre pedagogy from NYU Steinhardt and is certified in all levels of ABT’s National Training Curriculum. Hannah has taught classical ballet and flamenco for 15 years in private studios and in higher education, and was assistant director of concerts and an adjunct instructor for NYU Steinhardt’s graduate dance education program.
Jemile Nesimi is a writer, freelancer, social media manager, and copywriter from Brooklyn, NY. After 15 years of working in the medical industry, she became tired of the hustle and bustle of office work and decided to build her own freelance business, return to college to realize her dream of being a professional writer. She is currently a student at the CUNY Baccalaureate for Unique and Interdisciplinary Studies program majoring in Writing and Food Studies. While writing about health and food are her focus, art and its history have always held a special place in her heart. Jemile currently lives in Queens with her fiancé, daughter, and puppy.
Jessica Slagle is an artist/yogi based in NYC. Originally from Minnesota, she received a BFA in Illustration from the college of visual arts. Before college she attended high school at The Perpich Center for Arts Education with a major in Modern Dance. She currently pays the rent by working in the fashion industry designing kids clothes. When she is not yoga-ing or fashion designing – Jessica is showing her fine art collages throughout Manhattan, Queens, and Brooklyn. She’s also been featured in various art & fashion magazines throughout the country. View her art work www.slagletron.com
Julie Anne Miranda-Brobeck is a Berlin-based writer, editor and curator. In 2013, she founded “a.muse” – an online magazine that delves into Berlin’s creative sphere, featuring some of the finest artistic talent and projects in Berlin’s vibrant art scene. Originally from Washington, D.C., Julie Anne has studied and lived in the US, Argentina, Germany and Thailand, and she holds degrees in poetry/creative writing, international relations and global studies.
Laura West is an artist and writer based in NYC. She earned her BFA as a full scholarship recipient in Screenwriting and Studio Art at New York University. Laura has exhibited her Acrylic work in various shows across the city and was most recently interviewed on RTN (Russian Television Network) as well as several magazines, one based in the Netherlands. Check out her work here: www.lgwest.com
Lia Simone Cornella is a 28 year old visionary painter and mixed media sculptor as well as Hypnotherapist and freelance writer from rural northern NJ. Lia earned a BA in Visual Arts from SUNY New Paltz in 2009 and has additionally studied acrylic painting under art mentor Michael Divine as well as worked as an assistant to many professional artists. Lia currently produces events as well as hosts weekly workshops and meditations in an underground artist collective in Bushwick called the Church of Love. She has a natural knack for writing which she picked up from her father who was a professional speechwriter for most of her life. To see her art and learn more about here you can visit her website at http://www.activationart.org
Qinza Najm is a Pakistani-American artist whose work has been selected for many national and international juried exhibitions. She has exhibited at Dubai's Christie’s Art, Saffron Art, Art Dubai-Sikka, and U.S. Consulate as well as at Coohaus Art Gallery, the Governors Island Art Fair, and Times Square. Najm completed her psychology Ph.D. in the United States, which enables her to explore her subconscious and bring it onto the canvas. She studied fine arts at Bath University, UK and The Art Students League of New York.
Her painting explores the relationship between storytelling and identity with allusions to metaphysics, symbolism, and spirituality. Her art embodies the state of inhabiting two worlds, staying true to her traditional Pakistani roots while navigating life based in New York City. www.qinzanajm.com
Randy Melick is both a visual artist and musician in The Tri-State Area. His works have been shown with many well recognized artists and has maintained a creative presence since the mid 90′s. He has been a resident artist @ Gallery 58 in Jersey City, as well as The Rope Factory in Easton, Pa. When not working on his own art, he has been found in several sculptor studios, working and collaborating with other artists. Musically, Randy has been creating original music and working with well known musicians since the 90′s, as well.
Rose Edward is the nom de plume of a Brooklyn based contemporary art enthusiast. In her real life, she works for a non-profit artist workspace and has a background that spans museums and commercial galleries. She has curated exhibitions and artist projects in New York and abroad.