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Born in New Zealand back in the sixties and raised on a diet of surf music and Satchmo. Founding member of noise fiends Lung. Toured NZ, Europe and the States extensively with no remorse. Crash-landed into Cleveland, Ohio and the Terminal Lovers.
Born in Cleveland, and educated in design and fine art at Kent State, David is a multi-instrumentalist who has been writing, releasing music and performing solo, collaboratively, or as a band member for 25 years. His music covers a broad range, from hard rock to experimental improvisations and electroacoustic soundscapes. Along with his band, Terminal Lovers, he is currently working on solo instrumental work, of which the CD "No On", released by Lighten Up Sounds, is his latest release.
Lance Paladino is a visual artist and musician based in Brooklyn, NY. His work explores relationships between the natural world, its sounds, and their visual translations. His paintings, drawings, and collages have been exhibited in New York City, Austria, and Japan. He has also created posters for the avant rock unit Terminal Lovers. As a guitarist his work embraces noise, field recordings, and
Scott Pickering - Artist/Musician, Born in Cleveland, lives in Cleveland. Drummer and painter - kind of a screwball.
Danielle Abrams is an interdisciplinary artist who works in performance and video. Family and social histories are the material Abrams kneads to create contemporary moments about people, communities, and eras. She utilizes the tropes of personae to inquire about social relationships and cultures. Abrams challenges our reliance upon origin and biography through embodying characters of multi-gendered and cross-cultural kin. In Abrams' performances, she reveals the frolic, toxicity, poignancy, and revolutionary potential that become created at the intersections between diverse communities.
Danielle Abrams has performed and exhibited videos at art spaces, galleries, festivals, and museums including the Detroit Institute of Arts, The Jewish Museum (NY), Bronx Museum of the Arts, Queens Museum of Art, Art Gallery of Windsor (ONT), The Kitchen, WOW CafeTheater, Dixon Place, Rush Arts Gallery, Harvestworks Digital Media Arts Center, ABC No Rio, Brooklyn Arts Exchange, Bronx River Art Center, Links Hall (Chicago), and the Intervene! Interrupt! Conference. She is the former director of the San Francisco performance space BUILD (Performance. Art. Objects.). Abrams has been awarded grants and residencies from the Franklin Furnace Fund for Performance Art, New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA), Urban Artist Initiative, Congregation Beth Simchat Torah, Skowhegan School of Art, and Yale School of Painting. She has lectured at The Cooper Union for the Creative Time Summit: “Revolutions in Public Practice”, Portland State University for the “Open Engagement Conference, University of Wisconsin for “The Conney Project’s Annual Conference on Jewish Arts”, and Northwestern University’s Graduate Program in Performance Studies. Danielle Abrams currently teaches at the MFA in Interdisciplinary Arts Program at Goddard College.
Jeffrey Allen Price is a multi-media and interdisciplinary installation artist. His work often alludes to natural processes such as growth and decay and ultimately comments on consumerism and materialistic culture. His work is often process-based and accumulative, humorous and playful. His works have been shown internationally and have been featured in The New York Times and on the Food Network. He is also known as the founder of the Potatoism movement, a global concept involving potato-themed events, exhibitions, performances and works of art. J.A.P. is a professor of Studio Art and Art History at a number of institutes of higher education around New York City, including York College, Nassau Community College and Suffolk Community College.
Raised by wolves in the frozen tundra of the north, artist and poet Jessica Fenlon lives in Chicago, Illinois. A multi media artist, she works most visibly in experimental video, short film, and experimental performance work. BFA University of Wisconsin 1999. MFA SMFA Boston 2002. After completing her multi-media thesis exhibition at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, she moved to Pittsburgh, PA. There she developed her practice by showing work as a solo artist and in collaboration with choreographers, bands, and literary performances. In late 2010, she moved to Chicago, IL. Most recent exhibitions ~ Nov. 2012, the Irish Film Festival London. Sept. 2012, Television, curated by Sarah Lundy for MART, Cork, Ireland. Ms. Fenlon is a complex synaesthete. Her obsessions include: dictionaries, epistemology, visual language of iconography, mysticism, meditation practice, media criticism, art of resilience, scavenger culture, beautiful decay.
Joan Harrison's work is informed by an interest in the vernacular, and an obsession with the secret life of objects and places. Her photographs, collages and drawings have been widely exhibited and reproduced both here and abroad. She is a Professor of Art at LIU Post and author of three local histories in Arcadia publishing’s Images of America series. "Iterations" is her first video to be shown publicly.
John Fekner (b. NYC) is a multidisciplinary artist who has enjoyed mixing words with media for over five decades. A pioneer in urban art, Fekner’s first street work was the words ‘Itchycoo Park’ painted in large letters on a park house rooftop wall at Gorman Playground, Jackson Heights, Queens in 1968.
Born: Richmond, VA 1979, Education: BFA Pratt Institute '02. MA Central St Martin's '04. Lives/works: Brooklyn,NY. Listed as one of the “60 Innovators Shaping Our Creative Future” by Thames & Hudson, Leon Reid IV has been on the edge of public art for over 18 years. He grew up as a traditional graffiti writer (a.k.a VERBS) and quickly developed a knack for unconventional practices such as painting street signs and installing them during daylight disguised as a construction worker. His experiments in graffiti lead him to move beyond the genre and pursue site-specific installations under the pen-name Darius Jones. Reid is one of the few artists responsible for introducing sculpture into the language of street-art, his techniques of installation combined with his humorous and romantic themes have made a sizable impact on urban artists of his generation. He lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.
(b. 1979, Poland) is a mixed-media artist who has worked with photography, video, performance and installations. Her solo exhibitions include Smell Me (2012), Kids and Ketchup (2009) at envoy enterprises, New York; Chocolate (2012) at Jousse Enterprise Gallery, Paris. Recent group projects include: FG.Ft (2011) at envoy enterprises, New York; Mob (2011) at Bullet Space, New York; Commercial Break (2011) presented by The Garage Center for Contemporary Culture at the 54th Venice Biennale, Italy; 4 Sale (2011) at Galeria Ego, Poland.
Meredith Starr is a fine artist who works in painting, drawing, sound and video to express her conceptual ideas. Her work gives visibility to the invisibility. With her accumulation of marks on paper she considers what we are left with when a memory, an experience, or a visual image is processed through a screen of social and individual anxiety. Meredith is a New York based artist whose artworks have been featured in Chelsea, Brooklyn, the Hamptons, and Hong Kong. She currently has work on display at the Space Womb gallery in Long Island City.
Michael Branson Smith is an artist and Assistant Professor of Communications Technology at York College, The City University of New York. He holds a MFA from Tufts University, School of the Museum of Fine Arts and a MS in Chemistry from the University of Chicago (a strange combination he understands). Some history and background on his early work can be discovered on a blog. And he currently inhabits a number of different digital spaces including a personal blog, plus the usual social media suspects – Twitter, Flickr, Tumblr, Youtube, etc.
MBS spent a number of years producing industrial work mostly for not-for-profits – including video, artwork, and design. He recently returned to creating original pieces, working with principally mashups and remixes.
MBS presently spends far too much time creating animated GIFs as he believes they are simply dithered pop culture and are a terrible medium for artists with only 256 colors available (a far to limited palette for sure). But he continues to make them with an understanding that though they are grotesque, low-browed bits of humor, GIFs are everyone's media. They can be made by anyone that has the desire to do so (He's fairly certain he could teach his mother to make GIFs and believes she would choose to make them from The Guiding Light in the 80s). They can be distributed without permission from copyright holders and often are viewed by more people than the original media. They are often anonymously shared further blurring ownership. They can be beautiful, they can be profane.
GIFs are an endless digital carnival. They transcend spectacle and become an empowering creative event.
Ryan Seslow is an artist, independent curator, and professor of fine art living and working in New York. Working in a variety of mediums Seslow shows his work both nationally and internationally. Seslow teaches various graduate and undergraduate level studio courses simultaneously between four colleges in the metropolitan NY area. Seslow is a frequent collaborator with the Streaming Festival’s special programs archive and the student edition. In January of 2015 Seslow will be mounting his first museum based curating project at the Hillwood Art Museum in Brookville, NY. The exhibition will survey the transcendence of street art and graffiti with an emphasis on New York artists. The use of new media will play a vital role in the exhibition.
As an artist I am inspired by human emotions, interpretations of reality and our nature in general. My biggest artistic inspiration is Edvard Munch and other expressionistic art. Currently I am working on my first solo exhibition while pursuing my Bachelors Degree in Fine Arts at Long Island University, New York.