I am going to have work up in Sean’s show at Ritual Coffee at 1026 Valencia Street that will be up for all of December. The opening reception is tonight from 6pm to 8pm. Other artists who will have art in the show are Raphael Villet, Jeffrey Cheung, Gabriel Ramirez, and Katie Wheeler-Dubin.
See you there!
All i want for christmas is kodak portra
(thanks to the wondeful Emily Mason for the picture)
Last night I gave a talk at Maryland Art Place that was about my work as an artist and a curator. Framed as a presentation of my own curatorial research from the past year, I highlighted 10 emerging photographers that I feel are making extremely important and contemporary work who I think are really going to start being recognized in the coming years. My secondary goal was to highlight the importance of opening up more of a dialogue surrounding the inclusion of women of color in the discourse of contemporary photography, and by extension, the arts in general.
I also emphasized that I was using the word woman specifically as a self identification marker rather than an something assigned to someone and that I had made the choice to be genderqueer and trans*-questioning inclusive in my selection of artists. Similarly, I use the designation of ‘person of color’ in the same way - self identified, and thus including artists who were mixed race. Emerging was also a designation I made sure to define not only as ‘young’, but rather, those who are currently at the beginnings of a career.
If anyone is interested in the powerpoint, you can see it here!
Here is the list of artists I talked about last night and their websites:
Janna Ireland (jannaireland.com)
Jessica Xie (jessicaxie.com)
Amy June Breesman (amyjunebreesman.com)
Hobbes Ginsberg (hhobbess.tumblr.com)
Vivian Fu (vivianfu.com)
Genevieve Gaignard (creativecurvyginger.tumblr.com)
Christina Barrera (cargocollective.com/christinabee)
Groana Melendez (groanamelendez.com)
Roxana Azar (roxanaazar.com)
Endia Beal (cargocollective.com/endiabeal)
Honored to have Elle discuss my work amongst the work of so many other amazingly talented artists.
I have some new stuff up on my storenvy. Go check it out! Help me get rid of stuff!
I sketched this for my homie, Vivian Fu.
This helps me out a lot with the production budger for Oddité!
I purchased a print from my friend David and it came along with this hand drawn lil’ cutie.