Contributors - F/W 2020
In Hindi and English, Ankita Anand works with poetry, prose, performance, and journalism, curious to see what emerges at the intersections. Based in Delhi but traveling beyond for her work, she has facilitated writing, reporting, and theater workshops for people of different age groups, nationalities, and backgrounds. She loves to collaborate and is currently working with a podcast producer and a filmmaker on new projects.
Stephen Andrews was born in 1956 in Sarnia, Ontario, Canada. Over the last thirty-five years he has exhibited his work in Canada, the U.S., Brazil, Scotland, France and Japan. He is represented in the collections of the National Gallery of Canada, the Art Gallery of Ontario, the Belkin Art Gallery, the Schwartz Collection, Harvard, as well as many private collections. His work deals with memory, identity, technology and their representations in various media including drawing, painting animation, ceramics, film and recently dance.
Charlotte Baker just graduated high school as part of The Brearley School’s class of 2020 and will start college at Harvard this fall. For the past three months, she has been working with the Brooklyn-based non-profit Rethink Food. She fills her free time with drawing and painting, and her work can be seen at charlotteskye.art.
David Barthold is a printmaker, painter and sculptor active at Gowanus Studio Space in Brooklyn. A native New Yorker, Barthold studied printmaking with Ruth Leaf, and later Stanley William Hayter in Paris. He is currently employed as a teacher at Union Square Academy in Manhattan.
Kristopher Biernat is a writer and artist from Florida. He is the author of the forthcoming poetry collection "flowers.phantasmagoria.light", and the founder of Dink Press. He is in love.
Margaret Curtis received her BA from Duke University. Her work has been exhibited in the Brooklyn Museum (NY), The Andy Warhol Museum (Pittsburgh, PA), and the Wexner Center for the Arts (Columbus, OH), among others. She was featured in the Bad Girls exhibition curated by Marcia Tucker at the New Museum of Contemporary Art, NY. Reviews of her work have appeared in Artforum, The New York Times, Art in America, ARTnews, Modern Painters, and New Art Examiner, among others. She lives and works in Tryon, North Carolina.
Tania De Rozario
Tania De Rozario is a writer and visual artist. She is the author of Tender Delirium (Math Paper Press, 2013) and Somewhere Else, Another You (Math Paper Press, 2018). Born in Singapore, she lives and works on the traditional unceded territories of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh First Nations, colonially known as Vancouver.
Belén Fernández, a contributing editor at Jacobin, graduated from Columbia with a BA in political science. She frequently writes for Al Jazeera, Middle East Eye, and Jacobin, and is the author of a memoir, Exile: Rejecting America and Finding the World (OR Books), and The Imperial Messenger: Thomas Friedman at Work (Verso).
Joy Garnett is an artist and writer from New York. She lives in the High Desert of Nevada where she’s writing a family memoir of Egypt. Her work has been shown at the FLAG Art Foundation, MoMA–PS1, the James Gallery at CUNY Graduate Center, and the Milwaukee Art Museum. She is the art editor of Evergreen.
Robert Guffey is a lecturer in the Department of English at California State University – Long Beach. Among other books, he is author of Until the Last Dog Dies (Night Shade/Skyhorse), a darkly satirical novel, and Chameleo: A Strange but True Story of Invisible Spies, Heroin Addiction and Homeland Security (OR Books), which Flavorwire called “by many miles the [year’s] weirdest and funniest book.”
Caoimhe Harlock (pronounced “Keeva”) is a trans girl from the Gothic South who writes stories and trashy comix, mostly about sad and depraved trans women. She’s a grad student with fancy degrees in historically outmoded subjects and sometimes gets up to witchy things. The best way to keep up with her work is by following her on Instagram, Twitter, or her website. She currently lives in Durham, NC with her partner, some dogs and cats, and an altar to the Goddess Hecate.
Florian Heinke is a German painter. He became known for his internationally exhibited black paintings. His two published books, Myth & Truth and Paradise Overdosed, were created as a catalogue raisonné. In terms of content, his work can be described with his aphorism “Paradise Overdosed.” It stands for the failure of man as being-human in the abused paradise. This complex is symbolized by the horned hummingbird, which is both a recurring image element and logo of his company.
Kathleen Hellen’s collection Umberto’s Night won the Washington Writers’ Publishing House prize for poetry in 2012. Hellen’s honors include the Thomas Merton poetry prize and prizes from the H.O.W. Journal and Washington Square Review, as well as individual artist awards from the Maryland State Arts Council and the Baltimore Office of Promotion & the Arts. Featured on Poetry Daily and Verse Daily, her poems have appeared in American Letters and Commentary, Barrow Street, Cimarron Review, Colorado Review, Diode Poetry Journal, jubilat, The Massachusetts Review, New American Writing, New Letters, North American Review, Poetry East, and West Branch, among others. Her latest poetry collection is The Only Country Was the Color of My Skin.
Joy Ho (she/they) is an illustrator and cartoonist. After graduating from the Maryland Institute College of Art, they’ve illustrated and designed for several organizations such as New Naratif, NPR, The Substation, Mynah Magazine, the National Museum of Singapore, and The Moon bookstore & café. Their work has been recognized by the Will Eisner scholarship and the Society of Illustrators in the US. They organize and design for Queer ZineFest, and recently collaborated with migrant poets for Our Pandemic, a series pairing illustrators and poets on life under lockdown during COVID. (twitter & instagram: @feever_dreem) https://www.joyho.art/
Elizabeth Ibarra (b. 1986) was born and raised in Guadalajara, Jalisco, México and now lives in Los Angeles. Ibarra has been inspired by the connectivity and simplicity of images and cosmology. Her creative explorations take form in painting, works on paper, mixed media sculptures and assemblages of tree branches she calls "Sunday Findings." Recent exhibitions include a solo show at Rental Gallery, East Hampton, NY (2020), and a group exhibition at Cirrus Gallery, LA (2019). She is represented by The Pit, Los Angeles, CA and Rental Gallery, East Hampton, NY.
Brendan Lott is an artist living and working in Los Angeles. He likes hard-edged painting, heavy metal and baseball. He stays home most of the time.
Marcia Lyons is an interdisciplinary artist whose work draws on techniques and strategies of many different art forms and traditions. Lyons gained recognition in the New York art scene during a wave of public actions loosely referred to as “Bitch Art.” Her Night Swim series (2019-20) fuses site with performance while inhabiting the live-worlds and traditions of film, photography, and dramaturgy. Melding site with her own body, the underwater night work begins to reveal an internal logic rooted in classical baroque painting and light.
Charles March III
Charles J. March III is an asexual, neurodivergent Navy hospital corpsman veteran who is currently trying to live an eclectic life with an interesting array of recovering creatures in Orange County, CA. His various works have appeared in or are forthcoming from Atlas Obscura, the Chicago Tribune, L.A. Times, Lalitamba, 3:AM Magazine, Harbinger Asylum, McSweeney’s, Free State Review, Fleas on the Dog, Queen Mob’s Teahouse, BlazeVOX, Blood Tree Literature (prize), Bareknuckle Poet, The Beatnik Cowboy, Points in Case, Stinkwaves, The Writing Disorder, Literary Orphans, Otoliths, Oddball Magazine, et al. Links to his pieces can be found on LinkedIn and SoundCloud.
China Marks hacks industrial zig-zag sewing machines, a computerized embroidery machine, and CAD software in order to draw with them. Her drawings are not planned in advance, but take shape over however long it takes to make them. They function to seduce, to surprise and delight, and to bear witness. She lives and works in Long Island City.
Howard Meister’s art furniture has been widely exhibited in museums and galleries internationally since 1980. That work is in the permanent collections of The Metropolitan Museum, The Art Institute of Chicago, The V&A, and The Musée des Arts Décoratif. His work in digital photography, begun in 1996, has been exhibited only sparingly and remains largely unseen, a condition he would very much like to remedy.
Paula Mendoza earned her BA in English at the University of Texas and her MFA in Poetry at the University of Michigan. She is currently pursuing a PhD in Creative Writing at the University of Utah. She is the recipient of the Yalobusha Review Poetry Award, the Hopwood Award in Poetry, and the Michael R. Gutterman Award in Poetry. Hyphenated, she's Filipino-Canadian. Regionally, an Austinite. Mostly, her home's in words. She lives and writes in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Nazanin Noroozi uses printmaking, moving images and alternative photography to explore collective memory, displacement and diaspora. Her work has been exhibited widely in Iran and the United States, and she is the recipient of awards and fellowships from Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts, NYFA, MASS MoCA, and the Saltonstall Foundation for the Arts. Nazanin is Editor-at-Large at Kaarnamaa: Journal of Art History and Criticism.
Christopher Panzner is an American artist/writer/producer living and working in France. In 2006, he worked on the animated movies: double-Oscar-nominated The Triplets of Belleville; Venice Film Festival selection The Dog, the General and the Pigeons; and Blackmor’s Treasure, all part of an eight-film retrospective of contemporary French animation at MOMA called "Grand Illusions: The Best of Recent French Animation." He has illustrated four books: Thus Spake Zarathustra by Friedrich Nietzsche, Hunger by Knut Hamsun, Dispatches by Michael Herr, and On the Road by Jack Kerouac.
Based in Singapore, Shirin Rafie is a freelance illustrator and the co-founder of Wild Dot (@wildd.sg). She enjoys creating light-hearted and colorful artworks for people, whether for educational tabletop games, or explainers on the Singapore political scene. At Wild Dot, she experiments with creating natural art materials by researching flora and horticultural waste that can be found within Southeast Asia and Singapore. https://wildd.myportfolio.com/
Huston Ripley creates intimate drawings and large-scale paintings and murals. His intricate, figural imagery suggests various iconographies and conveys the spirit or idea of transcendence. He shows with Owen James Gallery in New York City and The Drawing Room in Philadelphia.
Quinn Roberts is a writer from New England. He is at work on his first novel.
Jason Schwartz was born in New York and lives in Florida. The author of John the Posthumous (OR Books, 2013) and A German Picturesque (Knopf, 1998), his work has appeared in American Letters & Commentary, Antioch Review, Conjunctions, New York Tyrant, The Quarterly, StoryQuarterly, Unsaid, and other publications.
Steve Stern is the author of several novels and story collections, including Lazar Malkin Enters Heaven, which won the Edward Lewis Wallant Award, and The Wedding Jester, which won the National Jewish Book Award. His most recent novel is The Pinch.
Ricco Villanueva Siasoco
Ricco Villanueva Siasoco is a writer, educator, and activist based in San Francisco. His work has been published in AGNI, Joyland, Drunken Boat, and The North American Review. He has received fellowships from The Center for Fiction, Lambda Literary, and the National Endowment for the Humanities. He received his MFA from Bennington College and has taught at Columbia University, Boston College, and the Massachusetts College of Art. Ricco is a board member of Kundiman, a national literary organization dedicated to Asian American literature.
Jackie Wang is a scholar, poet, multimedia artist and Assistant Professor of Culture and Media Studies at The New School’s Eugene Lang College. She is the author of Carceral Capitalism (2018), a book on the racial, economic, political, legal, and technological dimensions of the U.S. carceral state. In addition to her scholarship, her creative work includes the forthcoming poetry collection, The Sunflower Cast a Spell to Save Us from the Void (Nightboat Books, 2021) and the experimental essay collection Alien Daughters Walk Into the Sun (Semiotexte, 2021).
Among Edmund White’s many acclaimed books are A Boy’s Own Story, The Joy of Gay Sex, Genet: a Biography, and The Unpunished Vice: a Life of Reading. His most recent novel is A Saint From Texas, published this year by Bloomsbury.