Aziz Sohail is a 2013 graduate of Brandeis University with a BA in Art History. With experience and interest in arts management, curatorial studies and museum education, he has worked with the Rose Art Museum and the American Islamic Congress. This summer he is with the City of Pittsfield, Office of Cultural Development, as part of the Berkshire Hills Internship Program, through which he is also studying Creative Placemaking and Arts Management. At the conclusion of the program in mid-August, Aziz plans to go back to his native Pakistan to a position with the Citizen’s Archive of Pakistan.2 Articles
Adrian Duran holds a BA in Art History from the University of Notre Dame and an MA and PhD in Art History from the University of Delaware. Duran teaches Modern and Contemporary Art at the University of Nebraska-Omaha, prior to which he was on the faculty of the Memphis College of Art. Duran's research and writing also focus on Italian Modernism and various forays into contemporary photography.1 Articles
Alexander Castro is a freelance writer and journalist based in the Providence/Boston area. His writing has appeared in Big Red & Shiny, Newport Mercury and Art New England. He won First Place in the ‘Arts Review or Criticism’ category at the 2015 Rhode Island Press Association Editorial Awards.12 Articles
Alexia Prichard is a new contributor to Big, Red & Shiny.
Allison Vanouse is a Boston-based performer and playwright in the tradition of Izumo no Okuni. She is an administrator for the Association of Literary Scholars, Critics, and Writers and a literary editor for Riot of Perfume. Allison was graduated from Brandeis University in 2009, and has participated in the Saratoga International Theater Institute (SITI Company).2 Articles
Amapola Prada is a new contributor to Big, Red & Shiny.
Andi Sutton is an artist whose practice explores the ways that performance art methodology can create new models for community building and social engagement. She produces work in the collectives The National Bitter Melon Council and Plotform, as well as Platform2: Art and Social Engagement (through 2013), and sustains a solo and collaborative practice with poets, artists, media activists, farmers, chefs, and more. In addition, she manages the Graduate Consortium in Women's Studies at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.2 Articles
Angelina Y. Zhou is a research strategist, artist, and educator. She works at the intersection of culture, design, entrepreneurship, technology, and social innovation. Most often, she can be found at Hill Holliday, an advertising agency in Downtown Boston, at the Institute of Contemporary Art, or on the road to her next adventure. Follow her musings: @angelinayzhou.3 Articles
Anulfo AKA The Evolving Critic is a preservationist and blogger with a strong interest in architectural history, urbanism, and the parallels between fashion and architecture. He holds degrees in Tourism Planning and Development from the University of New Hampshire and in the History of Art and Architecture from Boston University. Anulfo has written for the Boston Society of Architects and the National Trust for Historic Preservation. He oversaw BR&S's blog, Our Daily Red, from 2012-14.50 Articles
Avram Finkelstein is an artist, writer, gay rights activist, a founding member of the AIDS advocacy group ACT-UP, co-founder of the group Silence=Death Project, and Gran Fury. With Gran Fury, he collaborated on public awareness campaigns and public art projects for publications, museums and foundations including The New Museum, The Whitney Museum of American Art, The Venice Biennale, ArtForum, The New Museum of Contemporary Art, Creative Time, and The Public Art Fund.2 Articles
Ben Street is an art historian, lecturer, museum educator, curator and writer. He lectures on art old and new for the National Gallery, Tate Modern, Christie's Education and the Saatchi Gallery, among other places, and runs his own courses in contemporary art in London. Ben is a freelance art writer and the co-director of the independent art fair Sluice.1 Articles
Brian is an artist, educator and Boston-native and is the Managing Editor of BR&S, coordinating the editorial activities of the publication. He has a BFA from Tulane University in New Orleans and his MFA in Sculpture from MassArt. Brian is also an Assistant Lecturer and the Instructional Media Specialist for the Sculpture and Digital Media disciplines at the University of Massachusetts Boston.28 Articles
Brian Francois is a new contributor to Big, Red & Shiny. He is studying for his BFA in Digital Arts.
Caitlin Duennebier is an artist based in Boston, MA, where she creates work under the name "Oh Papa." She earned her BFA in photography at MassArt, and studied abroad on scholarship at University of the Arts London. Her work has been shown at Space Gallery, Boston Sculptors Gallery, Lincoln Arts Project and Thomas Young Gallery.4 Articles
Candice Bancheri is an artist, writer, and aspiring curator with a background in visual art and the social sciences. Her work values critical dialogue and interactive engagement relevant to our contemporary experience. She received her BFA from Boston University and is currently taking courses in their Arts Administration Graduate Program.2 Articles
Casey Curry is a Boston-based curator interested in community engaged creative practices. She holds a BA in English from Northeastern University, and has organized exhibitions, artist projects, and public programs at venues throughout the area including the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; Gallery 263; New Art Center in Newton; Blanc Gallery and the Atlantic Wharf Gallery.1 Articles
Cathleen Daley is a Boston-based artist and co-founder/director of Room 83 Spring in Watertown, MA, an artist-run curatorial project established in 2014. A site for experimentation and process, Room hosts a mix of creative disciplines, provocative installations, and engaging exchange. Open Thursdays and Saturdays 1 – 4, and always by appointment. www.room83spring.com
Cathy McLaurin is an interdisciplinary artist, integrating performance, video, photography, drawing, and bookmaking with storytelling, history, and reflection upon family, place, and society. In her investigative practice, research operates as both content and form. She is currently Visiting Faculty in Performance and Senior Thesis Program at The School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.1 Articles
Chanel Thervil is an artist and educator obsessed with all things art, community, and history. In addition to her work with sparc! theArtmobile she currently serves as the Program Manager at The Art Connection. To find out more about her work visit her website chanelthervil.com6 Articles
Chelsea Coon is a performance artist based in Boston whose work explores questions about the universe and the immanence of existence. She received her MFA from Tufts University and the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in 2014 and has performed across North America, Europe and Asia.3 Articles
Chloe Teston is a curator, writer, and artist living in Jamaica Plain, MA. She was the director of the Harbor Gallery at UMass Boston from August 2012—June 2013. Chloe is particularly interested in young artist communities, digital culture, and identity politics. She continues to curate independently outside of UMass Boston, where she is currently a student and the assistant manager of visual resources in the Art Department. Most recently she co-curated a short film series screening at the Gli.tc/h 2112 festival in Chicago on the themes of gender and queerness.2 Articles
Christine Madrid French is an architectural historian living in a 1959 A-frame in Maitland, Florida. She taught architectural history at the University of Central Florida and is an Expert Member on the 20th-Century Heritage Committee for the International Council of Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS), and the president of DOCOMOMO-US/Florida.1 Articles
Clint managed creative content and design at BR&S from 2012-14. He is an installation artist whose work combines a technical photographic practice and a playful relationship between objects, light, space, and the viewer. He received his MFA from MassArt in 2008 and his BFA from the Rochester Institute of Technology in 2003.5 Articles
Courtney Moy is an East Coast based artist, designer, and community builder. She received her BFA degree from Massachusetts College of Art & Design in 2010. Since then she has immersed herself in a variety of creative fields from printmaking, illustration, graphic design, web and editorial design, marketing, art curation, and consulting. www.americanstirfry.com3 Articles
Cynthia Fowler is an art historian and Professor of Art at Emmanuel College, Boston, MA. Her publications on textiles include her book Hooked Rugs: Encounters in American Modern Art, Craft and Design (Ashgate, 2013) and "A Sign of the Times: Sheila Hicks, the Fiber Arts Movement, and the Language of Liberation," published in the Journal of Modern Craft (2014).1 Articles
Daniel Horowitz is a new contributor to Big, Red & Shiny. He is studying for his BFA in Digital Arts and Writing Program.
Dell M. Hamilton is a Boston-based artist working in photography, video, drawing, installation & performance. Her artist talks, solo and collaborative performances, scholarly lectures, and curatorial projects have been presented to a wide variety of audiences nationally and internationally. She earned a BA in Journalism from Northeastern University, Boston, MA, and an MFA in studio from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts and Tufts University, Boston, MA. Hamilton recently completed an artist residency at Samsøñ, Boston, MA. She currently works at Harvard University's Hutchins Center for African & African American Research.5 Articles
Derek G. Larson is a new media artist and current finalist in the Hudgens Prize Exhibition in Atlanta which is on view through September and he'll be attending the Vermont Studio Center later this year. He received his MFA from the Yale School of Art and has participated in a number of national and international exhibitions and residencies with recent shows in New Orleans, Philadelphia, New York, and Atlanta. His work has been featured in the Seattle Times, NY Arts Magazine, The Times-Picayune and Rhizome @ The New Museum in New York.
Desi Gonzalez is a writer, museum educator, and a media and technology researcher. She is currently an M.S. candidate in Comparative Media Studies at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Her writing has been featured in Art in America, The Brooklyn Rail, and Hyperallergic.1 Articles
Diana Jean Puglisi was born in Brooklyn, NY and works in Boston and New Jersey. She received an MFA from Massachusetts College of Art and Design in 2016 and was a Beker Family Scholar. In 2011, she received a BFA from William Paterson University and a Post-Baccalaureate from Virginia Commonwealth University. Diana was a 2015 Artist-in-Residence at Gallery 263 in Cambridge, MA, and this summer she will be an Artist-in-Residence at Vermont Studio Center in Johnson, VT.4 Articles
Drew S. Burk is a cultural theorist, editor, and translator of contemporary French philosophy. Burk has studied at L’Institut D’Etudes Politiques in Aix-en-Provence, France as well as the European Graduate School in Saas-Fee, Switzerland. He has translated some of the most influential cultural theorists and philosophers of the last 30 years such as Jean Baudrillard, Paul Virilio, Gilbert Simondon. His most recent translation is Photo-Fiction, a Non-Standard Aesthetics by François Laruelle. He lives in Minneapolis where he is the Director of Univocal, an independent publisher of philosophy and theory.1 Articles
El Putnam is an independent artist and scholar based in Dublin, Ireland. She has recently completed her PhD in Visual Arts: Aesthetics, Art Theory, and Philosophy at the Institute for Doctoral Studies in the Visual Arts. Also a practicing performance artist, she has been a member of the Mobius Artists Group since 2009.2 Articles
Emily Berçir Zimmerman is the Assistant Curator at EMPAC where she has spearheaded commissions, curated exhibitions and organized EMPAC’s film and lecture series, Observer Effects: Conversations in Art and Science. Prior to joining EMPAC in 2008, Zimmerman performed various roles for adventurous nonprofit arts organizations in New York City and Philadelphia, including Location One, Creative Time, Eyebeam, InLiquid, and the Institute of Contemporary Art. She holds a BA from New York University’s Gallatin School of Individualized Study, and an MA from the Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard College. Zimmerman was voted best emerging curator by Metroland in 2010, and was named a Loris Ledis Curatorial Fellow by BRIC Contemporary Arts. She blogs at Museum of Monday.1 Articles
As a Research Fellow for the Center for Southeast Asian Studies, University of Michigan, Etienne Turpin’s research considers the consequences of climate change on urban settlements and develops potential design responses. Dr. Turpin is Principal Investigator, with Assistant Professor Meredith Miller, of the Architecture + Adaptation: Designing for Hypercomplexity research initiative, which explores architecture's potential response to inundation in Southeast Asian megacities. Etienne is currently editing Architecture in the Anthropocene: Encounters Among Design, Deep Time, Science and Philosophy (forthcoming from MAP Office/MAP Books Publishers, 2013). His monograph Stainlessness is also forthcoming from the Journal of Aesthetics and Protest Press in 2013. Etienne is a founding editor of the architecture, landscape, and political economy journal Scapegoat, and he is currently working with the design collective 1/X to launch a new experimental research platform, MTLO studio, through the Institute of Improbable Poromechanics in Detroit. His research, writing, and other public projects are collected online at www.ANEXACT.org.1 Articles
Eunice Hurd is a new contributor to Big, Red & Shiny.
Evan is an interdisciplinary artist and writer living in Boston. His writing has appeared in BR&S, Art New England and ASPECT. He has curated projects at Axiom Center for New and Experimental Media, the ACT Cube at MIT, 808 Gallery at Boston University and the Godine Gallery. Evan is a graduate of the Massachusetts College of Art + Design's Studio for Interrelated Media and Department of the History of Art.8 Articles
Fernanda Penfold is a student at Boston University pursuing a double concentration in Comparative Literature and Art History. She is interested in exploring the impact of network technologies on language change and cultural production. An aspiring writer, Fernanda is an editorial intern at BR&S and a contributor to Our Daily Red.
Gabriela Jauregui (b. Mexico City, 1979) is the author of Controlled Decay (Akashic Books/Black Goat Press, 2008) and co-author of Taller de Taquimecanografía (Tumbona, 2012). She writes for Frieze, and has recent or forthcoming reviews in Aperture, Art Papers, ...ment, and Art Agenda amongst others.1 Articles
Hannah Bacon is an avid writer, reader, and fan of modern and contemporary art. She dwells in Brooklyn where she is also a graduate student in philosophy at The New School. She is currently working on her master thesis, which discusses the cartographic possibilities of Heidegger’s conception of space and how it is exemplified in specific contemporary art practices.3 Articles
Ian Deleón (b. 1987, Miami, 2nd generation Cuban/Brazilian) is an artist, writer, and independent curator currently based in Brooklyn, NY. Deleón has exhibited videos, installations, performances, and 2-D work in Cuba, Trinidad, Martinique, Puerto Rico, Barcelona, Berlin, Beijing, Vancouver, and throughout the Northeast of the United States. Currently, Deleón and Tif Robinette are the curators of a monthly live art event in Brooklyn known as PULSAR.5 Articles
Ileana L. Selejan is a Research Associate in the Anthropology Department at University College London, where she is a part of the European Research Council funded project, "Citizens of Photography: The Camera and the Political Imagination." She was previously the Linda Wyatt Gruber ’66 Curatorial Fellow in Photography at Wellesley College’s Davis Museum. Ileana also writes independently, and is a contributing member of "kinema ikon."2 Articles
James Nadeau is an independent curator, video artist and writer based in Boston. He is editor of Our Daily RED, the blog of arts journal Big RED & Shiny. He is a graduate of the Comparative Media Studies department at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He completed his undergraduate studies at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. His video work has been screened internationally and he has presented papers on media and film at conferences nationally. He has programmed film and video in several festivals throughout New England and he is currently a technical instructor on film in the Literature Department at MIT. He is currently working on a manuscript on reality television under consideration by Lexington Books.62 Articles
Jennifer Montgomery's film titles include One Species Removed (2012), The Agonal Phase (2010), Deliver (2008), Notes on the Death of Kodachrome (2006), Threads of Belonging (2003), Transitional Objects (2000), Troika, (1998), Art For Teachers of Children (1995), I, a Lamb (1992), Age 12: Love With a Little L (1990), and Home Avenue (1989). She is recently completing a film with the artist Josiah McElheny, entitled The Light Club of Vizcaya: a Woman’s Picture. These films range from experimental essays to experimental features, and are distributed by Zeitgeist Films, Waterbearer Films, Women Make Movies, and Video Data Bank. Her work has shown at international festivals, as well as the 2008 Whitney Biennial (NYC), MoMA (NYC), the Brooklyn Academy of Music, the Gene Siskel Film Center (Chicago), the ICA (London), and the Walker Arts Center (Minneapolis). She has been the recipient of many grants, including a Guggenheim Fellowship. Jennifer Montgomery lives in Hyde Park, MA. Some of her work can be seen on Vimeo.
Jenny Gibbs is Dean (Associate) of the Graduate Programs at Massachusetts College of Art and Design, where she teaches Artists Professional Practice; A History and Practicum. Prior to joining MassArt Jenny was as a Research Assistant at the Metropolitan Museum of Art (NY), a Fine Arts Specialist at Christie's (NY), Director of NYU's programs in Studio Art, Appraisal Studies of Fine & Decorative Arts and Arts Administration, and Executive Director of The Lacoste School of the Arts in France/Bard College. Jenny studied art history at Sarah Lawrence and at NYU's Institute of Fine Art.3 Articles
John is an independent writer and curator. He was the Editor in Chief of Big Red & Shiny from 2012-13 and Journal Editor through June 2014. John has written for Art New England, Art Papers, Artsfuse.org, Artwrit.com, DailyServing.com, the New American Paintings blog, Printeresting.org and others.32 Articles
Juan Obando is a Colombian artist living and working between Bogotá and Boston, where he works also as faculty for the Studio for Interrelated Media at MassArt. His work focuses on the critical intervention of social circuits through the orchestration of temporary situations. These experiments are often directed towards the production of video-performances, video installations and experimental publications —using social phenomena as raw material and humor as a catalyst for highlighting systemic ironies and contradictions. His recent exhibitions include Jeep VIP (solo), Volta Art Fair, New York, NY; Museum Mixtape (solo), Reverse Art Space, Brooklyn, NY; Selections, Bakalar and Paine Galleries, Boston, MA; and The Champions (solo), El Parqueadero, Banco de la República, Bogotá 2015.1 Articles
Karen Schiff is an artist in New York. When she lived in Boston (MFA, School of the Museum of Fine Arts, 2006) she wrote for Big Red & Shiny (2005-08), and started teaching at the Boston Architectural College. She still oversees senior thesis projects there, online, in Design Studies.2 Articles
Kate Farrington is a New England-based artist and writer. Her most recent project, an outdoor public sculpture entitled “Confronting the Towers (Not a Memorial),” is a collaboration with artist Richard Cutrona and was installed at Fitchburg State University in Fitchburg, Massachusetts and Governor’s Island, New York in 2011 and 2012. Her writing has appeared in Artcore journal, Art New England and NY Arts magazine. She received her MFA from the Art Institute of Boston and is currently working towards her PhD at the Institute for Doctoral Studies in Visual Arts.1 Articles
Kate Gilbert is an artist and activist deeply committed to supporting the arts as a catalyst for transformation — of our cities, our relationships, and ourselves. In her artwork, curatorial projects and public art organization, she strives to facilitate spontaneity and to help propel public appreciation of contemporary art practices. Kate's 20-year program experience with Boston arts and design organizations culminated in the development of the Greenway's public art strategy in 2011 and in 2014-2015, the ArtLAB, an outdoor laboratory for experimental public art at the Lawn on D. She is now parlaying that experience into Now + There, an arts organization dedicated to delivering impactful temporary public art projects in Greater Boston. N+T’s first project Public Trust with Paul Ramirez Jonas will open in Boston in late August.1 Articles
Kerry Rubenstein is a new contributor to Big, Red & Shiny. She studies Graphic Design.
An arts writer and editor, Kris Wilton has written about art and culture for Modern Painters, Art+Auction, ARTnews, Photo District News, Art New England, Slate, Entertainment Weekly, the Village Voice, and Artinfo.com, for which she was also Executive Editor. She currently lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.1 Articles
Kurt Cole Eidsvig is an artist, poet, and writer. He has taught courses in Art History and Writing for UMASS/Boston, the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, and the University of Montana. His work has earned awards from organizations like the Massachusetts Cultural Council, and the Warhol Foundation/Creative Capital.17 Articles
Leah joined the Big Red and Shiny editorial staff in 2013 and served as Blog Editor through 2014; she currently oversees BR&S's editorial focus. Leah has contributed catalogue essays to CUE Art Foundation (New York) and Hashimoto Contemporary (San Francisco), as well as articles to a number of publications, most recently The Brooklyn Rail, Harper's Bazaar Art, and Hyperallergic. She has lectured on art criticism and various topics in art history at Montserrat College of Art, Stonehill College, and Tufts University Art Gallery. She works as Director of Programs & Exhibitions for Fort Point Arts Community.37 Articles
Leila Nadir is a critic, scholar, artist, and creative writer, and teaches environmental humanities courses in the Sustainability and Digital Media Studies programs at the University of Rochester. She earned her PhD in English from Columbia University in 2009 and was Andrew Mellon Foundation Post-Doctoral Fellow of Environmental Humanities at Wellesley College in 2010-2011. Her scholarship has appeared in the journals Leonardo, Antennae, Cather Studies, and Utopian Studies, and her essays are published regularly in popular print and online magazines, including American Scientist, North American Review, Hyperallergic, and Rhizome.org. She is co-founder/director of the environmental media art collaborative EcoArtTech, with artist Cary Peppermint, and her creative work has been supported by the Whitney Museum of American Art, Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, Center for Land Use Interpretation, New York State Council on the Arts, K2 Family Foundation, and New York Foundation for the Arts.1 Articles
Libby Leyden-Sussier is a new contributor to Big, Red & Shiny. She is a student of journalism and political science.
Lin A. Nulman is an Adjunct Professor of English at Bunker Hill Community College and has worked in the theater for many years. Her poetry has appeared in Black Water Review, Tanka Splendor, and the anthology Regrets Only: Contemporary Poets on the Theme of Regret, among others. Lin has studied eighteenth century theater history and culture, with a focus on the meanings of material objects.6 Articles
Lisa Crossman is an art historian and the Koch Curatorial Fellow at the Fitchburg Art Museum. She holds a PhD from Tulane University, specializing in the modern and contemporary art history of Latin America. She comes to the Big Red & Shiny team with a range of professional experiences, including her recent work with the Cultural Agents Initiative at Harvard University.4 Articles
Liz Munsell is Assistant Curator of Contemporary Art & MFA Programs at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. A Fulbright Scholar to Chile in 2006, she holds a Bachelors of Arts in International Letters and Visual Studies from Tufts University, and a Masters in Cultural Studies from the Universidad de Chile. Her latest exhibitions include Slippery Surfaces at the MFA, On/Sincerity at Boston University’s 808 Gallery, Everyday Angles at the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies, Harvard University, and Close Distance at the Boston Center for the Arts. Munsell’s writings have been published in English, Spanish and Japanese in print and online publications such as Bomb Magazine and Artforum.com1 Articles
Sarah Montross is Associate Curator at deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum where she has most recently co-organized the deCordova New England Biennial 2016. Forthcoming projects include a site-specific outdoor sculpture by artist Letha Wilson. From 2012-2015, she was the Andrew W. Mellon Post-doctoral Curatorial Fellow at the Bowdoin College Museum of Art where she organized exhibitions including Past Futures: Science Fiction, Space Travel, and Postwar Art of the Americas (exh cat. MIT Press, 2015). Montross earned her MA and PhD from the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University. Lucy Kim is a visual artist and Senior Visiting Critic at Brandeis University. She is a recipient of the 2017 James and Audrey Foster Prize for which a new body of work is currently on view at the Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston. Her work has been exhibited at Lisa Cooley, NY, Brooklyn Academy of Music, OyG Projects, NY, and MonChéri, Brussels amongst others. She has upcoming solo exhibitions at the Institute of Fine Arts at New York University and Galerie Pact in Paris.1 Articles
Madeleine Onstwedder is a new contributor to Big Red & Shiny. She is originally from London, and is a first year student enrolled in the dual degree program at Tufts University and the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. She hopes to major in Art History and Sociology in order to explore her interest in the wider roles of art in society.1 Articles
Maggie Cavallo is dedicated to activating relationships, advising institutional methods for working with the arts and optimizing the role of artists in society today. Her practice is curatorial, programmatic and socially-engaged; directed towards providing dynamic learning experiences with, through and for contemporary art and artists. Cavallo oversees Alter projects, a platform that fosters artistic infrastructure through custom arts programming and consultation for artists, organizations and the private sector. She is also an Adjunct Instructor at Massachusetts College of Art and Design’s Art Education Program and a Research and Teaching Fellow at Harvard Graduate School of Education, where she also received her Ed.M in Arts in Education. She received a BA in Media, Society and the Arts from SUNY Purchase.2 Articles
Maia Dolphin-Krute is a writer and artist based in Boston. She is the author of a forthcoming monograph examining chronic illness narratives within critical theory, Ghostbodies: Towards a new theory of invalidism (Intellect, 2017), and a collection of essays, Sick Bodies of Text (punctum books, 2017). More information about her work can be found at www.ghostbodies.com.3 Articles
Maja Orsic is a new contributor to Big, Red & Shiny.
Margaret Rew is the gallery director at Howard Yezerski Gallery by day and fledgling writer by night. She graduated from Tufts University in 2011 with a degree in Art History and Political Science. Her daily art blog, artforbreakfast.org, chronicles the story behind, beneath and within one piece of art every day.10 Articles
Matthew Connors is a new contributor to Big, Red & Shiny.
Matthew Gamber is a Boston-based artist with a BFA from Bowling Green State University and an MFA from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts / Tufts University. He has taught at Art Institute of Boston / Lesley University, Boston College, School of the Museum of Fine Arts, College of the Holy Cross, Savannah College of Art & Design, and Massachusetts College of Art & Design and worked on digital preservation projects for Harvard University and the Boston Public Library. Matthew was the Editor in Chief of Big Red & Shiny from 2004 to 2010.36 Articles
Matt Kuhlman is an artist, writer, and journalist originally from Lawrence, KS. He earned his BFA in printmaking from the University of Kansas, and a Master's in journalism, also from the University of Kansas. His artwork has appeared in dozens of shows throughout the past decade, and Big Red & Shiny is the fourth online publication his work has appeared in. Currently in the Boston area, he has also lived in Albuquerque, Milwaukee, New York City, and rural Kentucky.44 Articles
Matthew Lawrence is a writer, editor, publisher, and occasional independent curator. He co-edits Headmaster (www.headmastermagazine.com), the art magazine for man-lovers, and also produces Law and Order Party (www.lawandorder.party), an email-based listing of cultural happenings in Rhode Island. He lives in Providence.1 Articles
Matthew Nash is the founder of Big Red & Shiny. He is Associate Professor of Photography and New Media at the Art Institute of Boston at Lesley University and was the 2011-12 Chair of the University Faculty Assembly. Nash is half of the artist collaborative Harvey Loves Harvey, who are currently represented by Gallery Kayafas in Boston and have exhibited in numerous venues since 1992.176 Articles
Megan Klarenbach is an art professional living and working in Boston. A specialist in public art, Megan graduated from Sotheby’s Institute of Art, New York, in 2011. She currently works at The Society of Arts and Crafts and has experience writing for numerous arts organizations including the deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, Art in America, and Artlog.7 Articles
Michael Zachary earned a B.A. from Bowdoin College in 2002 and M.F.A. in painting from Massachusetts College of Art and Design in 2008. Highlights from his past year have included participation in group shows in New York, Los Angeles, and Ireland; a solo show in Charlottesville, VA; a residency in Ballyvaughn, Ireland; and visiting artist lectures in Virginia, Boston, and Ireland. He teaches drawing and painting at Northeastern University in Boston, MA, and the University of Massachusetts at Lowell. Michael lives and makes work in Boston’s Jamaica Plain neighborhood in a house full of light and plants.6 Articles
Olivia J. Kiers is an arts writer, printmaker, and poet based in Boston. She holds an MA in the History of Art and Architecture from Boston University. She is the Assistant Editor at Art New England magazine, and her poetry has appeared most recently in The Ekphrastic Review and Sunset Liminal.6 Articles
Pam Campanaro is the Associate Curator of Exhibitions & Programs at Montserrat College of Art in Beverly, MA. She received her MA in Exhibition and Museum Studies from the San Francisco Art Institute in 2011 and a BA in Art History and Museum Studies from Juniata College, Huntingdon, PA in 2009.5 Articles
Rachel Shipps is interested in collaborative processes of making and representing the intangible in words. She regularly writes for Art New England and her work has also appeared online for the RISD Museum, the Bell Gallery, and the website of the Jenks Society for the Lost Museums.1 Articles
Rachell Sumpter grew up in the suburbs of San Francisco. Swayed and beguiled by nature, she travels throughout the west coast of the US to find relics of inspiration. Her work has been exhibited worldwide and profiled in a variety of art, design and culture publications including Artforum.com, The Boston Globe, San Francisco Cronicle, Mean Magazine, Giant Robot, Artweek, The Art of McSweeneys, and Color magazine, to name a few. Sumpter graduated from ArtCenter College of Design in 2003 with honors.3 Articles
Raina Belleau is an artist living and working in Providence, RI. She received her BFA from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design and her MFA from the Rhode Island School of Design. Her work has been shown at the Plains Art Museum (Fargo, ND), Not Gallery (Austin, TX), GRIN (Providence, RI) and in multiple group exhibitions around the country and is one half of the artist duo Belleau + Churchill.7 Articles
Artist Ramona Fabregas earned a BFA in Painting from Syracuse University and was awarded a postgraduate residency at the Glassell School of Art, MFA Houston. A Texas resident for over twenty-five years, she’s worked extensively in the film, theater, and computer game industries. She is intrigued by language and narratives of all sorts—from the day-to-day stories followed on Facebook, or among friends, to the stories we tell to ourselves or shape in communities. Mother, painter and writer, Ramona Fabregas resides in North Adams, MA.2 Articles
Ria Brodell is an artist and educator based in Boston. Brodell received a BFA from Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle and an MFA from the SMFA/Tufts University. Brodell is a recipient of an Artadia Award, a Massachusetts Cultural Council Artist Fellowship and an SMFA Traveling Fellowship. A selection of the "Butch Heroes" series is on view at the Davis Museum at Wellesley College through the 2017-2018 academic year.1 Articles
Richard Rozewski (b. 1988) is a designer and photographer from Cleveland, Ohio working in Boston, MA. He is primarily self taught and has gained further training at the Foundation for Konkrete Art in Reutlingen, Germany and as a visiting student at Parsons School of Design, the Harvard Graduate School of Design, and the Media Lab at MIT.1 Articles
Rob Trumbour is a new contributor to Big, Red & Shiny.
Rosalyn Driscoll explores the role of the body and touch in art. Her work has received awards from the Dartington Hall Trust, UK, New England Foundation for the Arts, Massachusetts Cultural Council and Helene Wurlitzer Foundation of New Mexico. Her sculptures have been exhibited nationally and internationally and she is a member of Sensory Sites, an international collective of artists who make multi-sensory collaborative installations. She lives in Western Massachusetts.1 Articles
Rosie Ranauro is a Jamaica Plain based artist that works in drawing, collage, performance and sound. She received her BFA from MassArt in 2011 and has continued to live and work in the Boston area. She most recently performed in the Tinderbox series at Mobius, and showed in the BLAA summer show 'You Think It's ___, But It's Really ___', as well as moderating a corresponding panel on the topic of queerness, disability and the arts. In October she will be showing at CARE, a show exploring the body of the artist through performance, self care, community care, and self image within a personal and/or political context.1 Articles
Ross Normandin is an artist living and working in Fitchburg, Massachusetts. He works with found materials, cast rubbers, and acrylic glass to make sculpture and two-dimensional works. He earned his MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (2014) and is represented by GRIN (Providence). Recent and upcoming exhibitions include GRIN, Untitled (Miami Beach), Roots and Culture (Chicago), and the Fitchburg Art Museum.3 Articles
Sam Toabe is a curator and art historian based in Boston, and for the last three years has acted as Assistant Director at Samsøñ. He recently received an M.A. in the History of Art and Architecture at Boston University, where he focused on experimental exhibition design and curatorial practices. He has contributed to over 40 exhibitions, supporting institutions such as the Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston, Brandeis University, and the Bakalar & Paine Galleries at the Massachusetts College of Art and Design, among others.2 Articles
Samuel Adams teaches art history and visual culture at Wentworth Institute of Technology and Tufts University. Previously he was a curatorial research fellow at the Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston. He holds a Ph.D. in art history from the University of Southern California, for which he wrote a dissertation on how stage performance and theatricality came to impact postwar exhibition practices.7 Articles
Samuel Rowlett is an artist living in Western Massachusetts. His artwork can be viewed at www.samuelrowlett.com He is a contributing writer for Boston art journal, Big, Red & Shiny and New York art blogazine, Hyperallergic. He is an Assistant Professor of Art at Landmark College in Putney, Vermont.4 Articles
Sandrine Schaefer is a Boston-based Artist, Educator, and Independent Curator. Sandrine has exhibited her work extensively, nationally and internationally. Sandrine is a Co-Founder and Director of The Present Tense, an art initiative that produces and archives live art events, festivals, exhibitions, and exchanges. Through her curatorial endeavors, Sandrine has exhibited over 300 artists from around the globe. Her writing on contemporary experiential art practices has been published in several international online and print publications. She teaches performance art practices through the Interdisciplinary Department at Montserrat College of Art and through the SIM Department at Massachusetts College of Art.5 Articles
Sarah Fritchey is a curator and writer based in New Haven, CT. She is the full-time Curator/Gallery Director at Artspace New Haven, and a contributor to ArtForum.com, Art New England Magazine, and The Fairfield Courant/Hartford Advocate. Her recent projects include Arresting Patterns, a group show exploring patterns of racial bias in the US Criminal Justice System, Gollum: Monsters of Ruin and the Techno-Sublime, a show that rethinks "the self" as "selves" in the digital era, and Vertical Reach, an exhibition of activist art from Russia, Ukraine, Poland, and the US.1 Articles
Sarah Pollman holds a BFA (2007) and MFA (2014) from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and Tufts University. Pollman is a 2013 recipient of the Art Writing Workshop from the AICA-USA and Creative Capital/Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant Program and a 2014 Curatorial Opportunity Program curator at the New Art Center in Newton. In addition to writing and curatorial work, Pollman exhibits her own artwork nationally.3 Articles
Sarah Rushford is an interdisciplinary artist and writer whose poems, text-art and critical writing have appeared in Artscope Magazine, Mother Mother, Houseguest, Tuesday: An Art Project, and Accordion. Sarah has been an artist in residence at Takt Kunstprojektraum in Berlin and Art Farm Nebraska and exhibits work widely with recent exhibitions at Satellite Contemporary in Las Vegas and 13 Forest Gallery in Arlington Massachusetts. Sarah is a member of the collaborative Ortega y Gasset Projects in Brooklyn.3 Articles
Sarah Sulistio is a student at Boston University’s History of Art and Architecture department. From Singapore and Beijing, she interested in Chinese Contemporary Art and Curatorial Studies. She is currently the Curatorial Intern for the 8o8 Gallery. Follow her on Twitter @Spizzock.8 Articles
Scout is an Editorial Assistant at BR&S, where she manages the artist-in-residence platform, Inside/Out. She graduated from the University of Vermont in 2012, where she studied English and art history. Since moving back to the Boston area, she has cultivated her interest in contemporary art and writing while working with such organizations as deCordova Sculpture Park & Museum, the Rose Art Museum, Boston Hassle, and the Peabody Essex Museum.3 Articles
Selby is an independent curator based in New Haven, CT. She has organized exhibitions independently, as well as in partnership with local institutions. Recent projects include Post-Net. Pre-Cyborg? with the Seton Gallery at the University of New Haven, and ArtSitesNewHaven.com with Site Projects Inc, a digital exhibition of outdoor art in New Haven. Selby received her MA with Honors in the History of Art from the University of St Andrews, Scotland in 2009.1 Articles
Shana Dumont Garr is a writer, curator, and educator. She recently returned to Greater Boston from Raleigh, NC, where she was Director of Programs & Exhibitions at Artspace NC. She is currently the Director of Kingston Gallery in Boston and teaches art history at Montserrat College of Art in Beverly, MA.6 Articles
Silví Naçí is a curator and artist living and working in Boston. Her family moved to the U.S. from a war zone (formerly Communist) for a better life in 2001, two months prior to 9.11. Naci studied at the Instituto Cultural de Oaxaca (Oaxaca, Mexico 2004), Studio Art Centers International (Florence, Italy 2008), and graduated from the New England School of Art & Design at Suffolk University with a dual degree in Fine Arts & Graphic Design (2011). She was a curatorial intern at MIT's LIST Visual Arts Center (Cambridge, MA), the Cloud Foundation (Boston, MA) and Artists for Humanity (South Boston, MA). Naci served as Assistant Director at Samsøñ (Boston, MA), Art Director at the Liquid Art House (Boston, MA) and curator at the Fourth Wall Project (Boston, MA), the Distillery Gallery (South Boston, MA), and the Blanc Gallery (Dorchester, MA). Currently, Naci is getting her MFA at CalArts, and continues to work as independent curator, staff writer and editor at Big Red & Shiny.13 Articles
Stephanie Cardon is a cross-disciplinary artist from France and the United States and is the former executive editor at Big Red & Shiny. She works as a Visiting Lecturer at Massachusetts College of Art & Design and is a 2013 recipient of the Art Writing Workshop from the AICA-USA and Creative Capital/Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant Program.50 Articles
Tara Merenda Nelson is a Boston-based filmmaker, curator and installation artist. Her work has been exhibited in galleries, museums, basements and backyards throughout the United States and Canada, including the NYFF's 'Views from the Avant Garde' program and the Museum of Modern Art in New York. In February, 2011, she curated a four-city tour for French experimental filmmaker Rose Lowder. She has worked as an intern at the Harvard Film Archive and WGBH's Antiques Roadshow, and holds an MFA in Film/Video from the Massachusetts College of Art. She is currently on the faculty at Cornell University.3 Articles
Timothy Bailey was born in raised in the suburbs of Boston. He is a 2002 MFA graduate of the School of the Museum of Fine arts. Tim co founded the Oni Gallery in downtown Boston in 1998 where he was a director until 2003. He has been a guest lecturer at Mass Art, SMFA and MIT. And is working as a visiting lecturer at Bridgewater State College. He has exhibited locally at the Boston Center for the Arts,Tufts University, and Philip Exeter Academy and as far south at Atlanta's Eyedrum gallery. When he's not working on his own art he can be found drumming for "The Fire of Life" (a rock opera) and the local hard rock/ metal band "The Humanoids."1 Articles
Tom McGlynn is an artist, writer and independent curator based in the NYC metro area. His work is in the permanent collection of The Museum of Modern Art, NY, The Whitney Museum, NY, and the Fogg Museum at Harvard University, MA. He is currently a contributing writer to the Brooklyn Rail and curatorial director at www.beautifulfields.org.4 Articles
Tynan Byrne is a graduate from the College of Art and Design at Lesley University, and works within the context of experimental sound and video art. He is currently with the Office of Exhibitions at Lesley University where he assists with curatorial projects and exhibition opportunities for Boston-area artists.1 Articles
After earning a Master’s degree in Art History and Cultural Sciences from Leipzig University in 2010, Ulrike Heine entered an interdisciplinary PhD program and focused her research on contemporary environmental photography. She has worked as a curatorial assistant and independent curator on exhibition projects in Germany and Russia.
Born in 1975 in Bonn, Germany, Vera Brenner has dedicated all her professional life to the design and creation of audio and visual content for German television. Driven by the wish to tell more compelling stories and explore other cultures and languages she took up Creative Writing in 2005 and emigrated to Spain in 2007. In 2012 she moved to London where she is currently studying the Creative Writing MFA at Kingston University while at the same time working as a freelancer in TV (post)-production.1 Articles
Ximena Izquierdo Ugaz migrated from Perú to the United States in 2000. She is a performer, organizer and writer. Ximena is a BFA 2014 candidate at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts. She is the co-curator of lecture and performance series platform, KNEWBODY, which brings artists/thinkers of color to Boston. A founding member of Boston Latin@ artists’ group ¡Qué Lástima! , assistant to the curator at La Galeria at Villa Victoria Center for the Arts a program of IBA, member of hardcore band Daypussy, and co-curator at Sweety's.1 Articles