Shawn Theodore

Shawn Theodore‘s (b. 1970) artistic practice merges real and hypothesized mythological black experiences set within contemporary, yet fading, black environments. While the intent of his work is to shift stereotypical frameworks and false representations of African Americans and African Diasporan individuals, his overarching goal is to center black individuals and their communities as trans-historical, transnational, […]

Mike Rader

Mike Rader is a mixed media artist working in film, animation, painting, sculpture, printmaking and drawing. Often mixing all of these elements into one work, he creates a creative playpen to flesh out an area of interest. Mike chooses his mediums by need rather than passion by asking the question of which medium will best […]

Caroline Cox

Caroline Cox creates process oriented installations and drawings. The installations evolve through an improvisational process that explores how materials interact with light, gravity and space. Through experimenting with materials that are translucent, optical and pliable she develops shapeshifting overlays and optical mutations. These coalesce into ambiguous environments that can range from the microscopic to outer […]

Patrick Dougher

Born and raised in Brooklyn New York, Patrick Dougher is a self-taught fine artist, musician, poet and actor. Patrick has performed and recorded with Sade, the Grammy award winning Dan Zanes and many others. He has played drums with many notable reggae artists such as Black Uhuru’s Michael Rose and Steel Pulses’ David Hinds and […]

Matthew D Garcia

Matt Garcia’s artistic practice investigates ecology, its relationship to knowledge systems and how media can connect communities to a reclaiming or re-imagining of lost epistemology. Matthew Garcia is an assistant professor of Art and Design at Dominican University of California located in the San Francisco Bay Area and the founder of the interdisciplinary collective Desert […]

Dalida María Benfield

Dalida María Benfield, Ph.D. (Panamá/US) is an artist, filmmaker, writer, curator, and educator. She is the cofounder and Research and Program Director of the Center for Arts, Design and Social Research (CAD+SR), a non-profit international research center. Her work engages and produces decolonial feminisms, media, networks, and aesthetics, and she is a longtime organizer of […]

Jamie Martinez

Colombian / American artist Jamie Martinez immigrated to Florida at the age of twelve from South America. He attended The Miami International University of Art and Design then moved to New York to continue his fine art education at The Fashion Institute of Technology and The Students Art League in NYC. Jamie’s work has been featured in […]

Lavett Ballard

Lavett Ballard is an Artist, Art historian, Curator, and Author. I hold a dual Bachelor’s in Studio Art and Art History with a minor in Museum Studies from Rutgers University, and a MFA in Studio Art from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia. Ballard’s art has been included in literary, film and theatre productions […]

George David Clark 

The author reading Reveille at Union University George David Clark was born in Savannah and raised in Chattanooga and Little Rock. He now lives in Washington, PA with his wife, Elisabeth, and their four young children. This is a second interview with George, the first one can be found here. The author of Reveille (winner of the Miller […]

Naz Cuguoğlu

Naz Cuguoğlu is a curator and art writer, based in San Francisco Bay Area and Istanbul. She is the co-founder of “Collective Çukurcuma,” experimenting with collaborative thinking processes through its reading group meetings and international collaborative exhibitions. She currently works as Americas Collection Fellow at KADIST and held various positions at The Wattis Institute, SFMOMA […]