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Contributors

Volume 2: 2012 —
Brian Christopher Glaser
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 Instructor and the Studio Manager for the Sculpture and Digital Media disciplines at the University of Massachusetts Boston. brianchristopherglaser.com
Twitter @briancglaser
Email glaser@bigredandshiny.org
Leah Triplett
Leah joined the Big Red and Shiny editorial staff in 2013. A Boston-based writer and researcher focused on modern and contemporary art, Leah is a member of the Writer’s Room of Boston. She graduated from the master’s program at Christie’s Education with distinction for contemporary art connoisseurship and has contributed catalogue essays to CUE Art Foundation (New York) and Gallery Bergelli (California), as well as articles to a number of publications, including Art New England, Glass Quarterly, WBUR’s The Artery, and others.
Twitter @leah_triplett
Email triplett@bigredandshiny.org
Celine Browning
Céline is an artist, writer, and educator living in Boston. Her work has been published in Art Papers, Art Fetch, and Art Jewelry Forum.
Twitter @celine_browning
Email browning@bigredandshiny.org
Evan Smith
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.
Twitter @evanfsmith
Email smith@bigredandshiny.org
William J. Simmons
William J. Simmons is a Ph.D. Candidate in Art History and Women’s Studies at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. His recent work can also be found in Artforum and ArtSlant.
Twitter @WJ_Simmons
Email simmons@bigredandshiny.org

Polina Isurin, Contributing Editor

Polina Isurin is an interdisciplinary artist and educator. She received her BFA from The Ohio State University and her MFA from Tufts University and the School of the Museum of Fine Arts. Her work has been exhibited both domestically and abroad.
www.polinaisurin.com
Email isurin@bigredandshiny.org

Stephanie Cardon
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.
Find her on Twitter @S_Cardon and online at www.stephaniecardon.com
John Pyper
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.
www.twitter.com/johnpyper
Anulfo Baez
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.
Find him at www.twitter.com/EvolvingCritic
Clint Baclawski
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.
www.clintb.com
Matthew Nash
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.
Matthew Kuhlman
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.
Stephen Vincent Kobasa
Stephen Vincent Kobasa is a writer, curator, and political activist. A previous contributor to Big, Red, & Shiny, he has also been published in Art New England, the New Haven Independent, Artes Magazine, the Hartford Advocate, and the Catholic Worker.
Ben Street
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.
www.benstreet.co.uk

Tara Merenda Nelson
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.
taranelsonfilms.com
Tara's work on Vimeo

Bonnie B
Bonnie B enjoys talking with non-artists about art. She excels at non sequiturs, has a last name no one pronounces correctly, and tweets as @6x6pix.

Susan Metrican
Susan Metrican is October's artist in residence on Big Red & Shiny's blog series, Inside Out.
See more of her work on her website www.susanmetrican.com.

Lin A. Nulman
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.

Paul Fitzgerald
Paul Fitzgerald (also known as Fitz) is an artist, historian, curator, and a student. He also has a green thumb & a wicked Boston accent.

Ricardo De Lima
Ricardo De Lima is a visual artist, dj, hacker, accidental curator & arrogant panhandler in the suburbs of beauty.
ricardodelima.org.

Alexis Avedisian
Alexis Avedisian is an avid blogger and independent curator. She holds a degree in Fine Arts and Entrepreneurial Leadership from Tufts University. Alexis has worked for AS220 (Providence) and is the current resident at Anthony Greaney in SOWA. Find her here: v-e-l-l-u-m or follow her on Twitter @GODBLED.

Amber Vistein
Amber Vistein is a Boston-based Sound Artist and Composer. She is also the Director of MassArt's SIM Choir.

Sarah Sulistio
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

Brian Sirman
Brian Sirman is a Ph.D. candidate and Lecturer/Senior Teaching Fellow in Boston University's American & New England Studies Program. He is currently writing his dissertation, titled, Concrete Dreams: Architecture, Politics, and Boston's New City Hall, 1960-2010.

Michael Pepi
Michael Pepi Iis a writer based in New York. Follow him on Twitter: @mikepepi.

Lola Arellano-Weddleton
Lola Arellano-Weddleton spent the last year living in Warsaw on a Fulbright research fellowship, and is currently pursuing a postgraduate degree at the Courtauld Institute in London. Although a native Bostonian, she is sadly bereft of an accent.

James Manning
James Manning is a Boston based independent curator, artist, and film producer. He is a regular contributor to Big Red & Shiny.

Edmond Caldwell
Edmond Caldwell is a fiction writer and a fellow traveller of the Boston art scene. Find him at http://thechagallposition.blogspot.com/.

Samuel Rowlett
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.

Jim Kiely
Jim Kiely is a writer, jazz enthusiast, proponent of local artists and co-owner of 13Forest Gallery.

Adrian Duran
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.

Juan Amaya
Juan Amaya is November's artist in residence on Big Red & Shiny's blog series, Inside Out.
See more of his work on his website www.mindflayed.biz/.

Heather Kapplow
Heather Kapplow is a freelance writer, curator, researcher and media producer. She's also an artist.

Kris Wilton
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.

Miguel Miró-Quesada
Miguel Miró-Quesada is a poet, editor, and guest lecturer on both pursuits. He is an alumnus of Tufts University through the REAL Program.

Renée Doucette
Renée Doucette is an emerging art critic based in Providence, RI. She is a contributing writer for Art New England and also covers the Providence art scene on her blog.artrogueisland.tumblr.com.

Annie Silverman
Annie Silverman is a relief printmaker and book artist living and working in Somerville who owns ABRAZOS PRESS, a teaching and professional print studio.

JR Uretsky
JR Uretsky is December's artist in residence on Big Red & Shiny's blog series, Inside Out.
See more of her work on her website www.jruretsky.com

Michael Zachary
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.

Aaron Willette
Aaron Willette is a new contributor to Big, Red & Shiny.

Rob Trumbour
Rob Trumbour is a new contributor to Big, Red & Shiny.

EL Putnam
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.

Nicole J. Caruth
Nicole J. Caruth is a freelance writer and curator living in Brooklyn. She frequently writes on the role of food in contemporary art and visual culture. Follow her on Twitter: @nicolejcaruth.

Kurt Cole Eidsvig
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.

Etienne Turpin
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.

Allison Vanouse
Allison Vanouse is a Boston-based performer and playwright in the tradition of Izumo no Okuni. She is an administrator for theAssociation 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).

Siobhan Landry
Siobhan Landry is January's artist in residence on Big Red & Shiny's blog series, Inside Out.
See more of her videos on her Vimeo website.

Jenny Gibbs
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.

Ben Sloat
Ben Sloat is a Boston-based photographer, critic, and curator. He is a founding contributor of Big RED & Shiny.

Stephen Persing
Stephen Persing is a writer and blogger whose writing has appeared in Art in America, McSweeney's Internet Tendency, and might be found semi-regularly in his blog, at http://artnote.blog.com.

Dr. Milda Richardson
Milda Richardson is a new contributor to Big, Red & Shiny.

Rebecca Lindenberg
Rebecca Lindenberg is a new contributor to Big, Red & Shiny.

AJ Liberto
AJ Liberto is April's artist-in-residence on Big Red & Shiny's blog series, Inside Out.
See more of his work on his website ajliberto.com.

Latitudes
Latitudes is an independent curatorial office initiated in April 2005 by Max Andrews and Mariana Cánepa Luna, that works in an international context from and in Barcelona, Spain.
www.lttds.org
Join the #OpenCurating conversation on Twitter @LTTDS
And find Latitudes on Facebook.

Kerry Rubenstein
Kerry Rubenstein is a new contributor to Big, Red & Shiny. She studies Graphic Design.

Brian Francois
Brian Francois is a new contributor to Big, Red & Shiny. He is studying for his BFA in Digital Arts

Daniel Horowitz
Daniel Horowitz is a new contributor to Big, Red & Shiny. He is studying for his BFA in Digital Arts and Writing Program

Libby Leyden-Sussler
Libby Leyden-Sussier is a new contributor to Big, Red & Shiny. She is a student of journalism and political science

Margaret Rew
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.

Scott Alario
Scott Alario is February's artist in residence on Big Red & Shiny's blog series, Inside Out.
See more of his work on his website scottalario.com

Robyn Day
Robyn Day is a Boston-based photographer and writer. She reviews photography exhibitions for Big Red & Shiny.

Sandrine Schaefer
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.

Maria Rondeau
Maria Rondeau is a new contributor to Big, Red & Shiny.

Hannah Bacon
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.

Emily Berçir Zimmerman
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.

Rachell Sumpter
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.
www.rachellsumpter.com
Rachell's Tumblr is moltenkin.tumblr.com
On Twitter @thiswolverine

Kevin Benisvy
Kevin Benisvy is a curator, writer, and artist living in Jamaica Plain, MA. He was the director of the Harbor Gallery at UMass Boston from August 2012—June 2013. Kevin is particularly interested in young artist communities, digital culture, and identity politics. He continues to curate independently outside of UMass Boston, where he is currently a student and the assistant manager of visual resources in the Art Department. Most recently he co-curated a short film series screening at the Gli.tc/h 2112 festival in Chicago on the themes of gender and queerness.

Christine Madrid French
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.

Avram Finkelstein
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.

Alexia Prichard
Alexia Prichard is a new contributor to Big, Red & Shiny.

Shane Godfrey
Shane Godfrey is a new contributor to Big, Red & Shiny.

Tim McCool
Tim McCool is an artist currently studying at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. He uploads his drawings to Tumblr athttp://ironylab.com.

Megan Klarenbach
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.

Tom McGlynn
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.

Fernanda Penfold
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.

Emily Berçir Zimmerman
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.

Jennifer Montgomery
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 here on Vimeo.

Liz Munsell
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.com

Michael Rose
Michael Rose holds a B.A. in Art History from Providence College. He is a freelance writer and contributor to the Daily Red blog, where he writes on architecture. You can find him on Twitter at @mikerosetalks.

Brian Dupont
Brian Dupont is an artist, curator, and writer based in Brooklyn NY. His work can be seen at briandupont.com and his writings can be found at Artist's Texts.

Monica McTighe
Monica McTighe is an art historian in Somerville MA.

Anya Ventura
Anya Ventura is a writer for MIT's Center for Art, Science & Technology. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Art New England, The Huffington Post, (In)visible Culture, and COLLECT magazine.

Abdul Aziz Sohail
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. Find him on Twitter @abdulazizsohail

Katrina Umber
Katrina Umber is BR&S artist in residence for June 2013.
She follows AJ Liberto as guest.
See more of her work on her website www.katrinaumber.com

Katherine Vetne
Katherine Vetne is BR&S artist in residence for July 2013. See more of her work on her website http://katherinevetne.com/.

Vera Brenner
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.

Sarah Pollman
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.

Rosalyn Driscoll
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.

Derek G. Larson
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.

Drew S. Burk
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.

Greer Mansfield
Greer Mansfield's writing has appeared in various publications, including Wonkette, Creative Loafing, Bookslut, and Spolia (where he is also an editor). He divides his time.

Amaranth Borsuk
A poet and scholar, Amaranth Borsuk's work focuses on textual materiality—from the surface of the page to the surface of language.

She is the author of a book of poems, Handiwork, selected by Paul Hoover for the 2011 Slope Editions Poetry Prize (Slope Editions, 2012), a chapbook, Tonal Saw (The Song Cave, 2010), and, with Brad Bouse, the hybrid digital/print artist’s book Between Page and Screen (Siglio Press, 2012). She is the 2011 recipient of the Gulf Coast Poetry Prize for “A New Vessel,” selected by Ilya Kaminsky, and her poems, essays, and reviews have appeared widely in print and online.

Amaranth holds a Ph.D. in Literature and Creative Writing from the University of Southern California, where she co-founded the Gold Line Press chapbook series and The Loudest Voice reading series. She recently served as Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in the Humanities at MIT where, in addition to researching technological mediation in the work of modernist and contemporary poets, she taught classes in creative writing and digital and visual poetry and poetics. This past fall, she joined the faculty of the MFA in Creative Writing and Poetics at the University of Washington, Bothell.

Gabriela Jauregui
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.

Natalie Andrew
Natalie Andrew is Inside Out: Artist in Residence for September 2013. See more of her work here: http://elaket.org/art.html

Stephanie Arnett
Stephanie Arnett is a photographer and all around image-fiend based in East Boston. Her blog, opoecreative.com, celebrates and supports the working artist.

Brian Quirk
Brian Quirk is a playwright who lives in New York City with his husband Diego Daniel Pardo.

Kate Farrington
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.

Laura Mitchell
Laura Mitchell thinks and writes about art and creativity in the public sphere. She is currently an M.A. Candidate in Public Humanities at Brown University and tweeting @lb_mitch.

William Powhida
William Powhida is an artist living and working in Brooklyn. Currently he is working with artists Jules de Balincourt, Lynn Sullivan, Shawn Gallagher, and ArtFCity editor Paddy Johnson to preserve cultural work space and art studios in New York City.

Hannah Burr
Hannah Burr is our November-December Inside Out artist-in-residence.

She makes processes visible in clumsy, tangible ways in any and all media

see more of her work at hannahburr.com

Hallie Scott
Hallie Scott is a PhD student in art history at the Graduate Center, City University of New York, and Education Director at the Wassaic Project. She splits her time between Brooklyn and Dutchess County.

Paulina Perlwitz
Paulina Perlwitz is an artist living and working in Brooklyn, New York. She is an alum of the Massachusetts College of Art's MFA program.

Dana Moser
Dana Moser is a new contributor to Big, Red & Shiny.

Matthew Connors
Matthew Connors is a new contributor to Big, Red & Shiny.

Amapola Prada
Amapola Prada is a new contributor to Big, Red & Shiny.

Shawn Hill
Shawn Hill has been writing about art in Boston and beyond since1990. He teaches at Montserrat College of Art. He belongs to the International Association of Art Critics (AICA).

Ian Alden Russell
Ian Alden Russell in an independent curator and Assistant Professor of Contemporary Art, Curatorial Practice and Cultural Heritage at Koç University, Istanbul.
ianaldenrussell.com

PAM CAMPANARO
Pam Campanaro is the Assistant Curator of Exhibitions at Montserrat College of Art. 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.

Andi Sutton
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.
www.andisutton.net

Ulrike Heine
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.

Kayla Hammond Larkin
Kayla Hammond Larkin lives in Cambridge and works in the Women's Studies Research Center at Brandeis University. She can be reached at @hahahammond.

Brian Bishop
Brian Bishop is an artist based in Boston who teaches Painting at Framingham State University where he also serves as Chair of the Department of Art and Music.

Chris Rusak
Chris Rusak is an artist and a Wasserman Foundation Scholar in Art History at the University of California, Los Angeles.

Kyle Chayka
Kyle Chayka is a writer in Brooklyn who has contributed to publications include Modern Painters, Newsweek, and The New Yorker. He is also the curator of Dying on Stage: New Painting in New York.

David Curcio
David Curcio is an artist who lives and works in Watertown, MA. His work can be viewed at davidcurcio.com

Maggie Cavallo
Maggie Cavallo is an independent curator and educator based in Boston, MA dedicated to providing dynamic experiences with, through and for contemporary art and artists. She is also the Curator of Education at Montserrat College of Art, and works with various organizations including the Museum of Fine Arts Boston, Urbano Project and Harvard Graduate School of Education. She received a BA in Media, Society and the Arts from SUNY Purchase and an Ed.M in Arts in Education from Harvard University. |www.zillaboston.com | @Magzilla_

Ramona Fabregas
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.
Find Ramona at ramonafab.tumblr.com and on Twitter @fabramona

Maja Orsic
Maja Orsic is a new contributor to Big, Red & Shiny.

Eunice Hurd
Eunice Hurd is a new contributor to Big, Red & Shiny.

A. Reid
A. Reid is an artist, writer, and educator in Worcester, MA.

Rachel Shipps
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.

Ron Mallis
Ron Mallis is an urban planner and the founder of Boston APP/Lab.

Ian Deleón
Ian Deleón's work is a personal journey of familial and cultural discovery, with societal implications that highlight lingering narratives within popular culture that seek to exoticize, romanticize, or apologize for colonialism in all of its forms. By means of video, performance, text, recycled materials, education and activism, he strives to take these messages and subvert them, re-contextualize them, creating symbols that encourage new narratives and individual reflection on the systems of power that extend oppression and domination into the twenty-first century.
iandeleonarts.tumblr.com

Leila Christine Nadir
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.

Kit Kat
Kit Kat is a new contributor to Big, Red & Shiny.


Volume 1: 2004-2010

Matthew Nash

Matthew Nash is the publisher of Big RED & Shiny.

Matthew Gamber

Matthew Gamber is the Editor-in-Chief of Big RED and Shiny.
Micah J. Malone

Micah J. Malone has been with Big RED & Shiny since the beginning, and is an executive editor.
Rachel Gepner

Rachel Gepner is an executive editor of Big RED & Shiny.
Ben Sloat

Benjamin Sloat is a Boston-based photographer, critic, and curator. He is a founding contributor of Big RED & Shiny.
Christian Holland

Christian Holland has been writing for Big RED & Shiny since its inception, occasionally making movies, herding cats, and dabbling in political consulting. Christian is an executive editor.
Charles Giuliano

Charles Giuliano is a Boston based artist, curator and critic. He is a contributor to Nyartsmagazine, and the director of exhibitions for The New England School of Art & Design at Suffolk University. He periodically sends his column Maverick Arts via email, and Big RED & Shiny is proud to reprint it here.
Kathleen Bitetti

Kathleen Bitetti is an artist and Executive Director of the Artists Foundation.
James Nadeau

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.James Manning
James Manning is a Boston based independent curator, artist and film producer. He is a regular contributor to Big RED & Shiny.Thomas Marquet
Thomas Marquet is a cartoonist, sculptor, and critic, based in Brooklyn. Find more of his work online at his website,thomasmarquet.com.Jennifer McMackon
Jennifer McMackon is an artist who lives and works in Toronto. She is the author of simpleposie.James Hull
James Hull is an artist, educator and an independent curator based in Boston. He is a regular contributor to Big RED & Shiny.bad at sports
Bad At Sports is a weekly podcast produced by Duncan McKenzie, Amanda Browder and Richard Holland in Chicago. They can be found at BadAtSports.com.Jonathan Fardy
Jonathan Fardy is a regular contributor to Big RED & Shiny.

Heidi Marston Aishman
Heidi Marston Aishman is an artist, curator and regular contributor to Big RED & Shiny.

Jane Hudson
Jane Hudson is an artist, professor and musician, as well as an occasional contributor to Big, Red & Shiny.

Steve Aishman
Steve Aishman is a former resident of the Phantom Zone. Since his escape he has been a regular contributor Big RED & Shiny.

Arthur Whitman
Arthur Whitman is an artist and casual contributor to Big RED & Shiny. More of his writing and thoughts can be found at The Thinking Eye.

Jon Petro
Jon Petro is a New England based writer and painter. He is a regular contributor to Big RED & Shiny.

Carolyn Franklin
Carolyn Franklin is an occasional contributor to Big RED & Shiny.

Karen Schiff
Karen Schiff is an artist based in Cambridge (when she’s not off on a residency). She has been a rainy-day reviewer for Big, Red & Shiny for a while now.

Jeremias Paul
Jeremias Paul is a artist and writer in the Boston Area. He holds and MFA from the Savannah College of Art and Design and is a regular contributor to Big, Red & Shiny

Maria LaCreta
Maria LaCreta is an artist and an occasional contributor to Big RED & Shiny.

Reese Inman
Reese Inman is a Boston based artist and a regular contributor to Big RED & Shiny. Find out more at her website: ReeseInman.com

Anneka Lenssen
Anneka Lenssen is a Cambridge-based critic and a regular contributor to Big RED & Shiny. She is also the President of the Board of Mobius.

Kathryn Ada DuToit
Kathryn Ada DuToit is a writer based in Boston. She received her MA in Issues in Modern Culture from University College London.

Kimberly Potvin
Kimberly Potvin is a Boston based writer and artist. Kimberly is a regular contributor to Big RED & Shiny.

Natalie Loveless
Natalie Loveless is a performance/installation artist, displaced Montrealer and PhD candidate in the History of Consciousness department of the University of California, Santa Cruz. She is a founding contributor of Big RED & Shiny.

Christophe Perez
Christophe Perez is an associate editor of Big RED & Shiny. He also produces the site WhiteCubes.org

Meg Rotzel
Meg Rotzel is an artist and the former director of The Berwick Research Institute. She occasionally contributes to Big RED & Shiny.

Marina Veronica
Marina Veronica is the founder of Marina Veronica Art Tours. She is a regular contributor to Big RED & Shiny.

Ellen Wetmore
Ellen Wetmore is an artist and a new contributor to Big RED & Shiny.

Luanne Stovall
Luanne Stovall is an artist who is interested in multiple possibilities that arise at the intersection of art and life. She studies color, pattern, and light and teaches A New Field Guide to Color at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and Mount Ida College’s Chamberlayne School of Design. She is a new contributor to Big, Red & Shiny.

Dina Deitsch
Dina Deitsch is a regular contributor to Big RED & Shiny.

Joanne Pasila
Joanne Pasila is a regular contributor to Big RED & Shiny.

Thomas Doran
Thomas Doran is an MFA candidate at the illustrious School of the Museum of Fine Arts. He's been told that he has a predilection for monochrome.

Nathan Lewis
Nathan Lewis is a painter, college professor, critic, and founder of the ICAANDI group (Intelligent Contemporary Art and Narrative Driven Imagery). He is perhaps the only Yankee fan with a fondness for Beantown.

Jennifer Schmidt
Jennifer Schmidt is an artist, professor at SMFA, and an occasional contributor to Big RED & Shiny.

Jessica Poser
Jessica Poser is a regular contributor to Big RED & Shiny.

Shin Yu Pai
Shin Yu Pai is the author of Equivalence (La Alameda, 2003), Ten Thousand Miles of Mountains and Rivers (Third Ear Books), and three forthcoming projects, Unnecessary Roughness (xPress(ed)), Nutritional Feed (Tupelo Press) and Works on Paper (Convivio Bookworks).

Lisa Mitchell
Lisa Mitchell is a writer who recently deserted corporate America for the shores of Cape Cod to write things like this to her heart's content. She is a new contributor to Big RED & Shiny.

Judith Leemann
Judith Leemann is an artist, educator, and writer living in Jamaica Plain, MA. She received an M.F.A. from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2004. Recent publications include Frakcija performing art journal and LTTR. She teaches at Assumption College in Worcester and at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and is the research coordinator for the forthcoming anthology The Object of Labor: Critical Perspectives on Art, Cloth, and Cultural Production (School of the Art Institute of Chicago Press, 2006).

anonymous art dealer
The Anonymous Art Dealer provides advice to artists and collectors via their column in Big RED & Shiny.

Send your questions to advice@bigredandshiny.com.

John Ruggieri
John Ruggieri is a photographer, designer, and curator. He has previously written art reviews for Bay Windows, and this is an occasional contributor to Big, Red & Shiny.

Frank Perez
Frank Perez is an occasional contributor to Big RED & Shiny.

Jed Speare
Jed Speare is a member of the Mobius Artists Group, former Co-Director and Director of Mobius, and current Director of Studio Soto. He is an occasional contributor to Big RED & Shiny.

Anais Daly
Anais Daly is an SMFA/Tufts graduate living and working in Boston. She was director of Gallery 121 and been a contributor to local exhibitions. She maintains an artistic practice in Jamaica Plain, MA.

Amanda Schmitt
Amanda Schmitt is a student at University of Wisconsin-Madison studying Art & French, she is spending this summer in New York working as a curatorial intern at SUNDAY, and as an editorial intern at Flavorpill. She is a new contributor to Big RED & Shiny.

Scott Alberg
Scott Alberg is an occasional contributor to Big RED & Shiny.

Jacqueline Houton
Jacqueline Houton is a freelance writer, the nonfiction editor of *Redivider* magazine and a welcome addition to Big, Red & Shiny.

Joe Leduc
Joe Leduc works at the Worcester Art Museum. He is an occasional contributor to Big RED & Shiny.

Martina Tanga
Martina Tanga is an art historian, graduated from University College London. She is a new contributor to Big, Red & Shiny

Margot Anne Kelley
Margot Anne Kelley wonders about the world. That wonder has led her to explore literature, photography, and science, primarily. With a Ph.D. in American Literature and an MFA in Photography, she has concentrated on understanding and making artworks which reveal a deep engagement with the world at large. At the same time, as a photography professor, she urges students to discover a similar pleasure in following their curiosity. Kelley lives part-time in Cambridge, Massachusetts, part-time in Tenants Harbor, Maine with her husband, Robert, and their two cats.

Jason Dean
Jason Dean is an artist, musician and the assistant production coordinator for various tv and film productions in NY. He also writes forBowery Presents and his own 7Inches blog.

Carl Gunhouse
Carl Gunhouse is a photographer, professor, and critic, based in Brooklyn, New York.

Marissa Molinaro
Marissa Molinaro is an artist and student at the Art Institute of Boston. She is currently studying in Firenze, Italy. Marissa is a new contributor to Big, Red & Shiny. Follow her adventures on her blog.

Shane Lavalette
Shane Lavalette is a photographer and the founding editor of Lay Flat. He received his BFA from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts/Tufts University. Lavalette's recent exhibitions include Montserrat College of Art Gallery, the Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts at Harvard University, and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

Katie Hargrave
Katie Hargrave is an artist, sometimes writer, sometimes historian. Her work can be found online at katiehargrave.us. Katie is a new contributor to Big RED and Shiny.

Chelsey G. H. Philpot
Chelsey G. H. Philpot a regular contributor to Big Red and Shiny, holds an MS in journalism from Boston University’s College of Communication and a BA from Vassar College. She is a book reviewer for Publishers Weekly and the Horn Book Guide and has written for a number of New England magazines.

Stephen V. Kobasa
Stephen V. Kobasa is a political activist and a contributing writer for the New Haven Independent and Artes Magazine. He is a regular contributor to Red & Shiny

Jess T. Dugan
Jess T. Dugan is a Boston-based photographer, and is currently a photographer at the Harvard Mineralogical Museum. Jess is a regular to Big, Red & Shiny.

Bruce Campbell
Bruce Campbell is an artist and writer based in Philadelphia. Campbell studied at the Kansas City Art Institute and Massachusetts College of Art.

Karen S. Fegley
Karen S. Fegley is a Boston-based fiber artist working primarily in surface design. She is an occasional contributor for Big RED & Shiny.

Jason Landry
Jason Landry is a photographer from Boston, MA. He received his MFA in Visual Art from the Art Institute of Boston and his BFA in Photography from the Massachusetts College of Art. He is the Project Manager at the Photographic Resource Center at Boston University.

Alicia Kestrell Verlager
Alicia Kestrell Verlager graduated with a M.S. from MIT's Comparative Media Studies program in 2006. She is an independent scholar and a disability and technology consultant. She has presented articles and criticism at numerous conferences across the country and online. Check out her blog by clicking here.

Daniel Grant
Daniel Grant is the author of several books in the arts, including The Business of Being an Artist (Allworth Press). He is an occasional contributor to Big, Red & Shiny.

Rita Lombardi
Rita Lombardi is a Providence/Boston based photographer and member of the Providence Kickball League. You can see her website here and and her kickball pictures here. She is a regular contributor to Big, Red & Shiny.

Tamara Schillin
Tamara Schillin is an occasional contributor to Big RED & Shiny.

David O. Avruch
David O. Avruch is originally from Brookline. He's a 2006 graduate of the Johns Hopkins Writing Seminars and currently resides in Jamaica Plain. He is an occasional contributor Big RED and Shiny.

Alan Reid
Alan Reid is an artist living in New York. He is represented by Lisa Cooley Fine Arts. Reid is an occasional contributor to Big, Red & Shiny

Judy Kermis Blotnick
Judy Kermis Blotnick is a practicing artist and teaches at the SMFA and at Tufts and is an occasional contributor to Big RED & Shiny.

Elena Sarni
Elena Sarni is a freelance writer and critic. Over the years she has worked at several schools and museums throughout New England. She is a regular contributor to Big, Red & Shiny.

Timothy Bailey
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.'

Rachael Arauz
Rachael Arauz is a Boston-based independent curator who has worked at museums including the National Gallery of Art and the Philadelphia Museum of Art. She holds a Ph.D. in American and modern art from the University of Pennsylvania, and has organized exhibitions for the Williams College Museum of Art, the Davis Museum at Wellesley College, and, most recently, a solo show of drawings by Randall Sellers that will open at Miller Block Gallery in April 2004. She is Associate Curator of 'Pattern Language: Clothing as Communicator', which will open at Art Interactive in Cambridge in August 2004, and is co-organizing an exhibition of the work of Keith Haring for 2005.

Sara Seinberg
Sara Seinberg is an artist and activist.

Kanarinka
Kanarinka is a co-founder of iKatun, a Boston-based collaborative that creates multimedia, installation, and performance artworks in physical space and cyberspace.

Wesley Pierce
Wesley Pierce received her M.A. from University of Missouri and her B.A. from Wellesley College. She is currently on sabbatical writing her upcoming book entitled 'Sincerity and Religion in Contemporary Art.'

Tyler Cann
Tyler Cann is a doctoral candidate in the history of art department at Harvard University. He is ready for summer too.

Dirk Adams
Dirk Adams is an artist. He also runs the sometimes operational advice service ask! eDirky.

Beth Martin
Beth Martin is the Music and Arts editor of SubterraBoston.com. She is also a graduate of the Film department of Boston Univ.

Lou Larson
Color, light, and finding patterns in patterns are of particular interest to Lou Larson.

James Pintar
James Pinter is an occasional contributor to Big, Red & Shiny.

Roy Stanfield
Roy Stanfield is an artist from Texas so he knows a cowboy when he sees one. See more: home.earthlink.net/~roystanfield; ask more:wroistanfield@yahoo.com.

Abraham Storer
Abraham Storer is a painter from Massachusetts. He is a recent graduate of Boston University's MFA painting program and has show work at the Boston Young Contemporaries show, Alpha Gallery, and Inman Gallery in Houston. Currently, he is the Visiting Assistant Professor of Painting and Drawing at Indiana University Bloomington. He is a new contributor to Big RED & Shiny.

Alex Young
Alex Young is a visual artist currently based in Providence, Rhode Island. He holds BFA and MFA degrees from the Savannah College of Art and Design and the State University of New York at Buffalo respectively.

Amanda Sanfilippo
Amanda Sanfilippo is an occasional contibutor to Big, Red & Shiny.

Amy R. Handler
Amy R. Handler is a Boston based poet, photographer, and filmmaker. Her work has appeared in Splizz Magazine and Art New England. This is her first contribution to Big RED & Shiny.

Andi Sutton
Andi Sutton is an artist whose work explores the ways performance art methodology can be used to create alternative models for community and social engagement. She is a member of the Boston-based collective The National Bitter Melon Council and co-producesPlatform2. She was co-curator of the Berwick Research Institute's Public Art Incubator Program (2004-2006) and has exhibited at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, the University of Chicago, the Western Front, Art Interactive, the Museum of Fine Arts Boston, the Anthology Film Archive, and Mobius among others. As a member of the NBMC, she received the Boston Artadia Art Award in 2007. She has a BA/BFA from Tufts University and the School of the Museum of Fine Arts Boston and is Program Coordinator for the Graduate Consortium in Women's Studies at MIT.

Angela Speece
Angela Speece is an MFA candidate at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts. She is a new contributor to Big, Red & Shiny.

Anna Faktorovich
Anna Faktorovich is a new contributor to Big, Red & Shiny.

Anthony Tuck
Anthony Tuck is a Professor of Archaeology and Ancient Art at Tufts University. A collector and writer, he lives in South Boston with his wife, Michele.

Ariel Pittman
Ariel Pittman recently recieved her B.A. in Art History from Boston University. Currently, she is loving her position as intern at the Judi Rotenberg Gallery, but still spends all her free time planning adventures in foreign lands. She is a new contributor to Big RED & Shiny.

Avantika Bawa
Avantika Bawa is a visual artist and curator, based in Atlanta, Georgia. She Co-founder and part of the Editorial board of Drain - Journal for Contemporary Art and Culture. Bawa is a new contributor to Big, Red & Shiny.

Benjamin Tiven
Benjamin Tiven is a Boston photographer and a new contributor to Big, Red & Shiny.

Beth Mosher
Beth Mosher has her own industrial design practice in Boston, Massachusetts and is an Assistant Professor of Industrial Design at the Rhode Island School of Design.

Brian Friedberg
Brian Friedberg has studied and made a general mess of things in Hartford CT, St. Augustine, Trinidad, and Seattle, WA before stopping for certification in Massachusetts. His areas of study include representations of race, gender and sexuality in contemporary art and visual media, with a professional interest in public art and club culture.

Carl Chiarenza
Carl Chiarenza is artist-in-Residence and Fanny Knapp Allen Professor Emeritus of Art History, at the University of Rochester. Chiarenza has lectured and taught workshops at over 100 institutions in 33 states since 1966. His photographs have been seen in over 80 one-person, and in over 250 group exhibitions since 1957. Monographs of his work include: 'Chiarenza: Landscapes Of The Mind' (David R. Godine, Boston, 1988), with essays by Estelle Jussim and Charles Millard, and a chronology by Susan E. Cohen and William S. Johnson; 'Chiarenza: Evocations' (Nazraeli Press, Tucson, 2002) with poetry by Robert Koch; 'Peace Warriors of 2003' (Nazraeli Press, Tucson, 2005); 'Solitudes' (Lodima Press, Ottsville, PA, 2005); and 'Interaction: Verbal/Visual' (Nazraeli Press, 2006). He is the author of numerous essays and of the critical biography 'Aaron Siskind: Pleasures and Terrors' (Little, Brown, Boston, 1982), which received a Photographic Historical Society merit award.

Chad Meyer
Chad Meyer is an artist and student at the Art Institute of Boston.

Chris 'zeke' Hand
Chris 'Zeke' Hand runs Zeke's Gallery, all the opinions expressed are his own. He does not represent, manage, consult or otherwise have ANY affiliation with any of the artists or galleries he writes about, unless it is explicitly stated within the review.

Colin Tracy
Colin Tracy is a writer and teacher.

Craig Medvecky
Craig Medvecky is a writer and poet.

Dave Ortega
Dave Ortega is an artist and illustrator living in Somerville, MA. His work can be seen through February 28 at the The Art Institute of Boston Gallery at University Hall in the group show 'Beyond the Fluff and Fold: Contemporary Artists and the T-Shirt'.

Dawoud Bey
Dawoud Bey is an artist and occasional writer on contemporary art.

Ean Frick
Ean Frick is a new contributor to Big, Red & Shiny.

Erin M. Sadler
Erin M. Sadler received her MFA from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and her BFA from the School of the Visual Arts, NYC. You may know her from her bright, yellow See Saw that was shown at GASP. Currently, she lives and works in Boston.

French Clements
French Clements writes for Walkaround Time, and is a new contributor to Big, Red & Shiny.

Gary Duehr
Gary Duehr is a New England based photographer and writer.

Gerald Rojek
Gerald Rojek is an MFA graduate student at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts. Exhibitions include solo shows at Plant Gallery, Buffalo, NY ('02) and Luminous Gallery, Buffalo, NY ('01), and group shows at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston ('04); Mills Gallery, Boston Center for the Arts ('04); South Shore Art Center, Cohasset, MA ('03); Schweinfurth Memorial Art Center, Syracuse, NY ('03); Art Dialogue Gallery, Buffalo, NY ('02); and Erie Art Museum, Erie, PA ('02). His list of accomplishments are many and we are thrilled to have him as a new contributor to Big, Red & Shiny.

Greg Cook
Greg Cook is an artist and critic. He is the author of The New England Journal of Aesthetic Research.

Guido Catherine
Guido Catherine in a new contributor Big, Red & Shiny.

Hannah Cole
Hannah Cole is an artist and Boston native, currently living in New York City. She is an occasional contributor to Big, Red & Shiny.

Heather Logue
Heather Logue is a new contributor to Big, Red & Shiny.

Penelope Taylor
Penelope Taylor is inspired by energetic artistic communities reminiscent of those she spent years with in Missoula, MT and Portland, ME. She explores anthropology and public space, art, architecture, museums and memorialization, as well as promoting the ideal of contemporary art education for children, most directly as an intern at the ICA.

Jaimes Mayhew
Jaimes Mayhew is an experimental filmmaker, performance artist and writer living in Boston. He is also a researcher with the The Institute For Infinitely Small Things, a Boston based research and performance collective.

Jane D. Marsching
Jane D. Marsching is an artist, writer, and professor. She is the author of the book Blur of the Otherworldly: Contemporary Art, Technology, and the Paranormal (2006), with Mark Alice Durant.

Jason Schiedel
Jason Schiedel is a Canadian artist and writer based in Toronto who is interested in art that takes place in the public realm.

Jed Willard
Jed Willard is a native of New Orleans, a resident of Cambridge, MA, and a founding partner of LanguageCorps. A former marketing consultant, he holds a degree in History from Harvard and is a member of NAFSA Association of International Educators.

Jeff Freedner
Jeff Freedner is an artist in the Boston area.

Jessica Hutfless
Jessica Hutfless is a new contributoir to Big, Red & Shiny.

Joanne Mattera
Joanne Mattera is a New York based artist and writer. She is an occasional contributor to Big, Red & Shiny.

Joe Zane
Joe Zane is an artist.

Jorge Espada Valenzuela
Jorge Espada Valenuela is a painter and with a Fifth Year Certificate from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts. This is his first contribution to Big RED and Shiny.

Karine Jouenne
Karine Jouenne is the director/curator of NAO Gallery.

Kat Kiernan
Kat Kiernan is currently attending the Art Institute of Boston/Lesley University.

Kate Laurel Burgess
Kate Laurel Burgess is a new contributor to Big, Red & Shiny.

Laura Ann Meyers
Laura Ann Meyers is an Atlanta based artist.

Laurel Sparks
Laurel Sparks is a Boston based painter whose works have shown both nationally and internationally.

Linda K. Pilgrim
Linda K. Pilgrim is a new contributor to Big, Red & Shiny.

Lisa Sutcliffe
Lisa Sutcliffe is a curatorial fellow at the DeCordova Museum & Sculpture Park

Mark Snyder
Mark Snyder is an artist and writer living in Boston, MA. He received his BFA from Alfred University, has exhibited his work at the Mills Gallery, Pyramid Arts Center and the Lynn Art Center.

Marrikka Trotter
Marrikka Trotter is an architectural designer who lives and works in Boston. She teaches foundation design studio at the Boston Architectural Center, and has been a guest critic for the School of Architecture at Northeastern University. She has co-founded several art and architecture collaborations, and is currently researching urban architectural interventions which positively impact the public realm.

Monica Mcfawn
Monica McFawn is a writer living in Michigan. She’s published fiction and poetry in Conjunctions, Conduit, and Poetry Salzburg Review, among others. Monica also enjoys the esoteric sport of dressage–a topic that may make its way onto her website, Litandart.com, someday.

Nina J. Berger
Nina J. Berger is a communications consultant for dance, music, theater and fine arts organizations throughout greater Boston. Recently, she’s been working on writing and illustrating a children's book of Turkish fairytales.

Nisha Maxwell
Nisha Maxwell has a degree in Art History and Graphic Design from Emmanuel College, but her interests are rapidly moving towards graffiti theory. She is a freelance writer and her name can be found in the pages of several area publications.

Patrick Short
Patrick Short is currently in the painting program at Boston University.

Phaedra Shanbaum
Phaedra Shanbaum graduated from Michigan State University with a BFA in Photography and Design in 2002, and from Boston University with a MS in Arts Administration in 2005. She worked with Sister Films on Marketing, Distribution and Design on the film 'Made-Up', from the moment of its Theatrical release at the Angelika Theater. She is also assistant to the director of The Boston Cyberarts Festival. She has done curation, exhibition coordination, and set design for shows and commercials both in Boston and New York City.

Pixnit
Pixnit Artist, Floraphile, Guerilla Gardner and Exterior Designer.

Priyanka Boghani
Priyanka Boghani is graduate student in the Journalism Department of Boston University's College of Communication.

Rich Tenorio
Rich Tenorio is a writer and cartoonist from Boston. You can read his blog here.

Richard Wohlfeiler
Richard Wohlfeiler is a new contributor to Big, Red & Shiny.

Roanna Forman
Roanna Forman is a Boston-based art and jazz critic. She is a freelance writer and began publishing with her own award-winning website for arts and culture, the Malden Muse.

Rob Clifford
Rob Clifford is the co-director of Clifford-Smith Gallery.

Rosie Branson Gill
Rosie Branson Gille is co-curator of the AIR Program at the Berwick Research Institute.

Sandrine Schaefer
Sandrine Schaefer is a Boston-based artist who works with concepts of duration and the ephemeral. She is a co-founder of The Present Tense, a performance art initiative and a co-curator of MEME Gallery. She is currently exploring a collaboration with fellow MEME curator, Bradley Benedetti in their exhibition Bombastik Phantastik on view at Meme Feb. 19-Feb 22. For more information on her work visit www.SandrineSchaefer.com. She is an occasional to Big, Red & Shiny.

Sarah Hutt
Sarah Hutt is an artist and the former Director of Visual Arts Programming for the Mayors Office of Arts, Tourism and Special Events.

Sha Lar
Sha Lar is a PhD candidate in the History of Consciousness program at the University of California, Santa Cruz.

Susan Sakash
Susan Sakash is a curator and co-director of the Public Art Incubator Program at The Berwick Research Institute.

Victoria Z. Alexander
Victoria Z. Alexander is a freelance writer who lives in Strasbourg, France. She has recently published Wither Baudrillard's World in the International Journal of Baudrillard Studies.

Shane Godfrey
Shane Godfrey is a recent graduate of the Art Institute of Boston, and an occasional contributor to Big, Red & Shiny.

Hannah Barrett
Hannah Barrett is a painter based out of Brooklyn, NY. You can check out her work at hannahbarrett.net

Alise Upitis
Alise Upitis is a new contributor to Big, Red & Shiny.

Eve Essex
Eve Essex is a new contributor to Big RED & Shiny.

Ken Boutet
Ken Boutet is part of theMiracle5 art group.

Jessica Moore
Jessica Moore is editor and publisher of Teen Voices, a magazine for teen girls, and has previously written for Sesame Street, U.S. News and World Report, Media Matters for America, and The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer.

Thomas Bird
After graduating university, Thomas Bird defected to China in protest of the Iraq War. He now lives in Guangdong Province, South China where he eeks out a living as writer, musician and teacher.

Megan Driscoll
Megan Driscoll is an artist in the Boston area. She is a regular contributor to Big, RED & Shiny.

Megan Connolly
Megan Connolly graduated from Smith College with a degree in East Asian Studies and concentration in contemporary art from China. She caught the ‘China bug’ as a foreign exchange student of Mandarin during the 1990s and has been traveling between the United States and Mainland China for over a decade. Prior to teaming up with her sister to establish ChART Contemporary, a Beijing based curatorial lab dedicated to bringing together art & people, Megan managed a gallery in New York that specializes in contemporary Chinese art. Since 2003, she has acted as curator, writer, cultural producer and consultant. Megan worked in Hong Kong and New York as a Consultant for Sotheby’s and in Beijing for the Asia Art Archive as the China Researcher. She has had a long involvement with contemporary art from Asia and is recognized as a contemporary Chinese art specialist.
She is a recent contributor to Big RED & Shiny and will be blogging for Our Daily Red.

KC Vienna Connolly
KC Vienna Connolly is a trained Sculptor and installation artist. She received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Kansas and has a strong background in American and European Art History. She caught the ‘China bug’ in 2004 when Megan lured her over to immerse herself in Beijing’s art scene. KC Vienna is a practicing artist who exhibits internationally and develops educational art programs for local and international youth. In addition to spearheading ChART’s Education Lab, she has acted as the Director of the Art Department at a prestigious International High School in Beijing.She is a new contributor to Big RED & Shiny and will be blogging for Our Daily Red.

Susan Saccoccia
Susan Saccoccia is an independent writer who reports about the arts for local and national media. This is her first piece for Big RED & Shiny.

Sam McKinniss
Sam McKinniss is an artist currently living and working in Boston. His work rarely strays from portraiture, exploring themes related to desire, love, pop music, the male gaze, the gay experience and the history of painting. He is a new contributor to Big, Red & Shiny.

Megan Billman
Megan Billman is a visual artist based in Boston. She recently graduated from Brown University’s Modern Culture and Media department where she studied fine art and critical theory. This is her first piece for Big Red & Shiny.

Theodore Bale
Theodore Bale is a critic, journalist, and musician based in Cambridge, Massachusetts. His writing has appeared in Dance Magazine, Dance International, Dance Chronicle, The Boston Herald, The Cambridge Chronicle, The Boston TAB, and many websites and online publications including CultureVulture, Dance Source Houston, and Ballet-Dance Magazine.

J.B. Raetzke
J.B. Raetzke is a photographer currently working in Eugene, Oregon. She is a new contributor to Big, Red & Shiny.

Julie Novakoff
Julie Novakoff is currently an independent art consultant and freelance writer. She is currently an MA candidate in Boston University Arts Administration program. She is a new contributor to Big, Red & Shiny.

Erik Gullard
Erik Gullard is a currently a BFA candidate at the Art Insitute of Boston/Lesley University.

Mike Mennonno
Mike Mennonno is a freelance writer and reviewer, op-ed columnist, blogger and new media consultant based in Boston.

Jesse Kaminsky
Jesse Kaminsky is a southern-born, Boston-based sculptor, radio dj and collector of everything. He makes sculptures with aluminum foil and string and holds a BFA from the Kansas City Art Institute. He is an occasional contributor to Big, Red & Shiny.

Kurt Cole Eidsvig
Kurt Cole Eidsvig is an artist and poet whose work has been published in journals like Hanging Loose, Slipstream, and the Southeast Review. A graduate of the University of Montana's Creative Writing Program, he has received fellowships from the Mass Cultural Council and the Warhol Foundation.

Clinton D. Campbell
Clinton D. Campbell is a former director, performer, and arts administrator. He trained at the National Shakespeare Conservatory in NYC and received his MA in Theater Education from Emerson College. While in NYC, he worked with the award winning Circle Repertory Theater. He has worked with schools and companies throughout much of the northeast, served as President of the Board for Sandglass Theater in Putney, VT., and was a member of the Boston Symphony's Tanglewood Festival Chorus. Clinton D. Campbell is a new contributor to Big, Red & Shiny.

Leah Triplett
Leah Triplett is a Boston-based independent art critic and a new contributor to Big, Red & Shiny.

River Cortes
River Cortes is a visual artist, graduate of Massachusetts College of Art's MSAE (Master of Science in Art Education) program, and arts facilitator at Gateway Arts in Brookline.

Hannah Simmons
Hannah Simmons is an artist and a new contributor to Big, Red & Shiny.

John Pyper
John Pyper is a exhibiting artist and curator, with an upcoming project at the Nave Gallery this fall. He is a new contributor to Big, Red & Shiny.

John Pyper
John Pyper is a new contributor to Big, Red & Shiny.

Robert Moeller
Robert Moeller is a writer and painter. He writes about art for a variety of publications.

Ricky Tucker
Ricky Tucker, a North Carolina native, is an Art Critic and student at Northeastern University. His fiction has appeared in Spectrum Literary Arts Magazine and he contributes art reviews to the Newbury Comics Newsletter