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A. Reid is an artist, writer, and educator in Worcester, MA.7 Articles


Aaron Willette is a new contributor to Big, Red & Shiny.1 Articles


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


AJ Liberto is April's artist-in-residence on Big Red & Shiny's blog series, Inside Out.4 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.


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.4 Articles


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


A.C. Frabetti first entered the fine arts during a ten-year sojourn in Italy. He has directed art galleries, founded a journal of art criticism, taught courses in art appreciation and (more recently) earned a doctorate in the Humanities. He was raised in the Boston area.1 Articles


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


A poet and scholar, Amaranth Borsuk's work focuses on textual materiality—from the surface of the page to the surface of language.1 Articles


Amber Vistein is a Boston-based Sound Artist and Composer. She is also the Director of MassArt's SIM Choir.1 Articles


Amy Beecher is an interdisciplinary artist. Her work is at amybeecher.studio.2 Articles


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


Annie Silverman is a relief printmaker and book artist living and working in Somerville who owns ABRAZOS PRESS, a teaching and professional print studio.1 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


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.5 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 Sloat is a Boston-based photographer, critic, and curator. He is a founding contributor of Big RED & Shiny.36 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


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 and can be found here - https://instagram.com/6x6pix/.13 Articles




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.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 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.1 Articles


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



Brian Quirk is a playwright who lives in New York City with his husband Diego Daniel Pardo.1 Articles


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, 1960-2010.1 Articles


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


Candice Smith Corby is a Boston-based artist, and Professor and Gallery Director at Stonehill College.1 Articles


Caroline Bagenal is a sculptor and writer. She was born in Scotland and currently teaches Art History at Montserrat College of Art, Beverly, MA. carolinebagenal.com1 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


Catherine Graffam is a professional artist and writer living in Lowell, MA. She is a graduate of the New Hampshire Institute of Art where she now teaches drawing and painting.2 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


Céline is an artist, writer, and educator living in Boston. Her work has been published in Art Papers, Art Fetch, and Art Jewelry Forum.8 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


Chris Rusak is an artist and a Wasserman Foundation Scholar in Art History at the University of California, Los Angeles.1 Articles


Christian Holland is an aspiring New York City-based essayist who likes writing about how New York City isn't the center of the world. He was executive editor and founding contributor of Big, Red & Shiny, and sat on the publication's board for V2.84 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


Dana Moser is a new contributor to Big, Red & Shiny.1 Articles


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


David Curcio is an artist who lives and works in Watertown, MA. His work can be viewed at davidcurcio.com8 Articles


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




Milda Richardson is a new contributor to Big, Red & Shiny.2 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


Edmond Caldwell is a fiction writer and a fellow traveller of the Boston art scene. Find him at http://thechagallposition.blogspot.com/.5 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



Emma Kraner is a writer based in Providence, RI. A recent graduate in English from the University of Connecticut, she has worked with deCordova Sculpture Park & Museum and the New Britain Museum of American Art.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.


Eunice Hurd is the former Director of the Robert Klein Gallery. Maja Orsic is its current Director.1 Articles


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


Farrell Mason is a Roslindale-based painter, mixed media artist, and a nurse. She has written for the Boston Hassle and New York Arts Magazine.3 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.


Frank Redner received his B.A. in Art History from Columbia University. He works in a contemporary art gallery and devotes his energies to interpreting and sharing art contexts and content.6 Articles


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


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.1 Articles


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.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


Hannah Burr is our November-December Inside Out artist-in-residence.8 Articles


Heather Kapplow is a freelance writer, curator, researcher and media producer. She's also an artist.6 Articles


Ian Alden Russell in an independent curator and Assistant Professor of Contemporary Art, Curatorial Practice and Cultural Heritage at Koç University, Istanbul.1 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


Jacqueline Houton is an editor and writer based in Cambridge. A former editor of The Improper Bostonian and managing editor of The Phoenix and STUFF Magazine, she’s now a free-range word nerd.1 Articles


James Manning is a Boston based independent curator, artist, and film producer. He is a regular contributor to Big Red & Shiny.8 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.


Jennifer Schmidt is an artist, professor at SMFA, and an occasional contributor to Big Red & Shiny.5 Articles


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


Jim Kiely is a writer, jazz enthusiast, proponent of local artists and co-owner of 13Forest Gallery.4 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


Jonathan Talit is an artist from Florida who studied sculpture at Boston University. He currently lives in Somerville, MA.3 Articles


Joshua Fischer is a curator and writer. He recently moved to Boston from Houston, Texas, where he worked at Rice University Art Gallery and specialized in commissioning site-specific installations.11 Articles


JR Uretsky is December's artist in residence on Big Red & Shiny's blog series, Inside Out.5 Articles



Juan Amaya is November's artist in residence on Big Red & Shiny's blog series, Inside Out.3 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


Julianna Thibodeaux is a freelance writer, editor and creative writing instructor based on the North Shore. She served as chief art critic for Nuvo Newsweekly in Indianapolis for more than a decade prior to her move back to Massachusetts in 2014.7 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


Karolina Hac is a Boston-based writer who holds a Master's in Art History from SUNY Purchase, with a concentration in the history of photography. She works in the digital marketing & entrepreneurial space, and is a member of the FPAC Gallery Committee.6 Articles


Kate Butler studied English at the College of Charleston and painting at the Marchutz School of Fine Arts in Aix-en-Provence, France. She lives in Boston.1 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



Katherine Vetne is BR&S artist in residence for July 2013.8 Articles


Katrina Umber is BR&S artist in residence for June 2013.4 Articles


Kayla Hammond Larkin lives in Cambridge and works in the Women's Studies Research Center at Brandeis University. She can be reached at @hahahammond.3 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


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.1 Articles


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.2 Articles


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.8 Articles


Leah Gallant is an artist and writer from Cambridge, MA. She graduated from Swarthmore College in 2015 with a BA in Studio Art and Sociology/Anthropology. You can find her work at http://cargocollective.com/leahgallant or on Instagram @the_vague_one.2 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.


Lilly Saywitz is a Chicago native currently living in Boston. She graduated from Boston University's College of Fine Arts and maintains a studio practice at the Dorchester Art Project.2 Articles


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


Liza Bingham is a painter with a studio in Waltham, MA.3 Articles


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.3 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


Luis Camnitzer is a Uruguayan artist, critic, theorist, and educator based in New York.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.


Mallory A. Ruymann is an educator, curator, and art historian based in Boston.3 Articles


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


Maria Rondeau is a new contributor to Big, Red & Shiny.1 Articles


Mary Bergstein's latest book is In Looking Back One Learns to See: Marcel Proust and Photography (2014). Her recent memoir "Hotel Michelangelo," appeared in Afterimage (June 2016).1 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


Meg Rotzel is the director of the Berwick Research Institute. Her own work has also been featured in numerous exhibitions across the country and abroad.  1 Articles


Megan Gregory started learning about art in school. She has continued this process by working in arts organizations big and small in Boston and Cambridge.5 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


Micah J. Malone has been with Big RED & Shiny since the beginning, and is an executive editor.50 Articles


Michael Pepi Iis a writer based in New York. Follow him on Twitter: @mikepepi.3 Articles


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.12 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



Miguel Miró-Quesada is a poet, editor, and guest lecturer on both pursuits. He is an alumnus of Tufts University through the REAL Program.1 Articles


Monica McTighe is an art historian in Somerville MA.1 Articles


Natalie Andrew is Inside Out: Artist in Residence for September 2013.6 Articles



Nick Kaufmann is a freelance writer and consultant based in Portland, Maine. His areas of interest include cities, technology, music, and sociology. He can be reached on Twitter at @nickkauf.1 Articles


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.1 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


Paul Fitzgerald (also known as Fitz) is an artist, historian, curator, and a student. He also has a green thumb & a wicked Boston accent.4 Articles


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.6 Articles


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.com2 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


Rebecca Lindenberg is a new contributor to Big, Red & Shiny.1 Articles


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.5 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


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


Robert Moeller is an artist, writer and independent curator.4 Articles


Robyn Day is a Boston-based photographer and writer. She reviews photography exhibitions for Big Red & Shiny.18 Articles


Ron Mallis is an urban planner and the founder of Boston APP/Lab.3 Articles


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


Sandra Erbacher is a German artist, curator, writer and educator currently residing in Providence, RI.3 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 Hutt is an artist, art policy consultant, and public speaker. She is Grant Advisor for the Fund for the Arts, NEFA. She is the former Director of Visual Arts for the City of Boston.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


Scott Alario is February's artist in residence on Big Red & Shiny's blog series, Inside Out.5 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


Shane Godfrey is a new contributor to Big, Red & Shiny.3 Articles


Shawn Hill has been writing about art in Boston and beyond since 1990. He teaches at Montserrat College of Art. He belongs to the International Association of Art Critics (AICA).3 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


Siobhan Landry is January's artist in residence on Big Red & Shiny's blog series, Inside Out.3 Articles


Skye Priestley is an artist, a critic, and a graduate of the University of Southern Maine. He lives and works in Portland, Maine.1 Articles


Skye Priestley is an artist, a critic, and a graduate of the University of Southern Maine. He lives and works in Portland, Maine.1 Articles


Stace Brandt is a Boston-based arts writer, artist and musician.4 Articles


Stephanie Arnett is a photographer and all around image-fiend based in East Boston. Her blog, opoecreative.com, celebrates and supports the working artist.3 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



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.7 Articles


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.16 Articles


Steve Aishman is a former resident of the Phantom Zone. Since his escape he has been a regular contributor Big RED & Shiny.78 Articles


Susan Metrican is October's artist in residence on Big Red & Shiny's blog series, Inside Out.7 Articles


Susanna Bolle is the director of the Non-Event concert series and the host of Rare Frequency on WZBC Newton.1 Articles


Taney Roniger is an artist, writer, and educator based in New York.2 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


Tessa Paneth-Pollak is Assistant Professor of Art History in the Department of Art, Art History, & Design at Michigan State University. She is currently a Resident Scholar in the Department of Art History and the Leslie Center for the Humanities at Dartmouth College.1 Articles



Thomas Marquet is a cartoonist, sculptor, and critic, based in Brooklyn, New York, which is an admittedly unoriginal place to be pursuing any of these things. Get The White Cube every day at Tom's blog at http://lewhitecube.blogspot.com/64 Articles


Thomas Stubblefield is an Assistant Professor of Art History at the University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth. His book, 9/11 and the Visual Culture of Disaster, will be published by Indiana University Press in the Fall of 2014.1 Articles


Tim McCool is an artist currently studying at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. He uploads his drawings to Tumblr at http://ironylab.com.1 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


Torey Akers is an artist and writer who splits her time between Brooklyn and Boston. She graduated from Cranbrook Academy of Art in 2016 and has shown work in various venues across the East Coast and Midwest.1 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


William J. Simmons is a contributing editor of Big Red & Shiny, as well as 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.7 Articles


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.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


Zach Horn is an artist and Lecturer at the University of Massachusetts Boston. He lives and works in Dorchester, MA.1 Articles