Rachel Mason


Rachel Mason. Photo courtesy of The Lives of Hamilton Fish

Rachel Mason is an artist, musician and filmmaker from Los Angeles. Mason has recorded 13 albums,has toured, exhibited sculpture, video and performance at the Whitney Museum, Queens Museum, LACMA, Detroit Museum of Contemporary Art, School of the Art Institute in Chicago, Henry Gallery in Seattle, James Gallery at CUNY, University Art Museum in Buffalo, Sculpture Center, Hessel Museum of Art at Bard and Occidental College, Kunsthalle Zurich, Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit, The New Museum, Park Avenue Armory, Art in General, La Mama, Galapagos, Dixon Place, and Empac Center for Performance in Troy among other venues. Reviews include New York Times, Village Voice, Los Angeles Times, Flash Art, Art in America, Art News, and Artforum. Her rock opera feature film, The Lives of Hamilton Fish. has toured festivals and museums internationally and was released in 2016.
rachelannmason.com


Interview Magazine,New York Times, Brooklyn Rail, Los Angeles Times,Vice Magazine, The New YorkerPopMatters, Los Angeles Magazine,LA Weekly, Bloun Art Info, Hyperallergic, Art in America


Samantha Culp of Paloma Powers - Panel Speaker


From The New York Times’ “Floral Powers”“Amalia Ulman’s ‘The Humble Origins of Bob the Pigeon evokes the scrappy and besmirched nest of a pigeon.” Photo by Alexander Coggin

Paloma Powers develops innovative artist-led projects for brands and clients far beyond the traditional artworld.

Her team is dedicated to the highest standards of aesthetics for a purposeful life with artists at the helm of designing solutions for the home, the office, the retail space, the public space, the screen, and every surface of contemporary life. 
palomapowers.com


New York Times T Magazine, Artnet, Artinfo, Sleek Magazine, ArtForum Scene and Herd, Jing Daily


Yo-Yo Lin


Yo-Yo Lin, Ricerca, video still. Image courtesy of the artist

In the words of one of her artistic influences street artist Swoon, she desires to make people think ‘the world is a lot stranger [...] than you imagined five minutes ago.’ Whether that be making experimental animation or projecting on alternative surfaces, Yo-Yo reminds the world to find strength in dwelling in the realm of infinite possibility.
yoyolin.com



Eva Aguila


Behind the Scenes at Experimental Half Hour. Image courtesy of the artist.

Eva Aguila is the co-founder of Coaxial Arts Foundation: a non-profit media arts salon: Coaxial provides artists a studio to use pro-video equipment to realize pieces that otherwise would be out of reach, including use of analog video synthesizers, green screen,  and a public exhibition space for live events. 


“Eva Aguila is a well known Noise artist who has been performing since 2005. She is an alumni of Calarts, has toured the U.S. and Europe and has collaborated with Thurston Moore. She currently co-produces Experimental Half Hour.”  - ArtStream

coaxialarts.org



Jane Chang Mi



Jane Chang Mi, Untitled, video still. Image courtesy of the artist.
 

Trained as an ocean engineer and an artist, Jane Chang Mi considers land politics and postcolonial ecologies. Exploring the traditions and narratives associated with environment through her interdisciplinary and research-based work. Mi aims to express our contemporary relationship to nature and each other.


“I take the viewer through my bodily experience of the Arctic Ocean to break the idea of the heroic explorer. Explorers of the heroic age, so identified with the imagery of the North and South Poles, including Shackleton and Scott, preferred the viewer to watch rather than to share their experience. Thus, the camera is used as an extension of my body and offers the viewer on a more intimate and playful encounter.” 

janecmi.com



Maria Lynch



Maria Lynch, Panty, video still. Image courtesy of the artist.

Maria Lynch was born in 1981 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. In 2008, she earned an MA and a Post-Graduate Diploma from Chelsea College of Art and Design in London.

“I’m constantly looking to resignify elements from reality. Things that turn into another meaning, modifying expectations from rationalistic.”

In 2012, Maria showed the installation ‘Ocupação Macia’ at the Paço Imperial Museum, Rio de Janeiro, and the  performance ‘Incorporáveis’ at Museum of Modern Art, Rio de Janeiro. Was invited ‘London Olympics Games Exhibit’ at the Barbican Centre. In 2013 Maria has done the solo show ‘Acontecimento Encarnado’ at Anita Schwartz Gallery in Rio de Janeiro, won the selection for a public art competition at Fundação Getúlio Vargas, RJ, Brazil and show ‘Bordalianos do Brasil’ at Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian, Lisbon, Portugal.
marialynch.com.br



Suzy Poling



Suzy Poling is from Michigan, studied at Columbia College in Chicago, lived in the San Francisco Bay Area for almost a decade and now resides in Los Angeles. She is an Interdisciplinary and Visual Artist working with Installation, Sculpture, Video, Film, Performance Art, Sound, Photography Painting, Collage. She researches the multi-dimensional interferences of the organic and mechanical through each Medium and combines them to create a whole immersive world. Specifically, she works with analog and digital media, refraction of optics and mirrors, sonic resonance and electrical synthesis, geometric abstraction, chemical reactions with paint and film, performance art and ritual, photographic studies of geological anomalies, volcanic sites and natural volatile minerals.

suzypoling.com


Dazed Digital, Gaite Lyrique (France), Art Practical, Glossary Magazine, Sorn Magazine, Vice, New York Times, The Daily Californian, East Bay Express, Portland Mercury, New Times SLO, San Francisco Bay Guardian

Kate Parsons



Kate Parsons, Mixed Reality Preview, video still. Image courtesy of the artist

Founder of Femmebit, Kate Parsons is a recent graduate of UCLA’s M.F.A program and has exhibited work internationally and throughout Los Angeles. Much of her practice involves the marriage of the visual and the aural, working with musicians and dancers to create inventive audio-visual experiences. Her graduate studies involved research into the myriad ways humans mourn and express grief.

Her work has appeared on MOCA.tv, TIFFxPOP02, VR Scout, VICE's The Creators Project, at The Museum of The Moving Image, Hammer.org, FringeArts in Philadelphia, and Summer Stage in New York City. She has had the pleasure of working with director Mark Pellington and musicians such as Silversun Pickups, Kid606, Baths, Dawn Richards, Daedelus, Slugabed, MAST, Ruth B, and Brainfeeder/Ninja Tune's RYAT. sheisanimagemaker.com 


Toronto International Film Festival, IndieCade East, Vice’s The Creator’s Project, LAist, LA Weekly, MOCA.TV, ARTSlant.


Alex Pelly


Alex Pelly, Image by Alex the Brown.

Alex Pelly is a director and editor based in Los Angeles. She received her BA in Cinematic Arts from USC, at which time she also completed a second major in Creative Writing.  Her passion for storytelling is closely matched with her passion for music, so immediately following her undergrad studies, she began to pursue editing work in music videos and music documentaries.  This background in music-driven content has lent her work a rhythmic style that she injects into her current endeavors in narrative, documentary and commercial content.


After college, Alex became involved with DUBLAB, an internet radio station and arts non-profit, creating video content and curating screenings.
alexpelly.com  




Kristel Brinshot


The Great Nordic Sword Fights. Image courtesy of the artist.

“With a name like The Great Nordic Sword Fights, you would assume that Highland Park based Kristel Brinshot and Ricky Jonson Jr. are either leading manufacturers in authentic viking arms and armour or experts in Late Medieval longsword technique. Unfortunately, the two are neither: their working alias is an appearingly lo-fi, foreign pseudonym for technological, highbrow art available online and off....” - Los Angeles, I’m Yours.


“It’s those moments with technology where you see things glitch or don’t work the way you expect it to that makes me excited - those are the moments to me that make the ‘computer’ human. It’s oddly upsetting and beautiful at the same time. In a way it reminds me that it’s just a machine, a tool, it’s not the window to my world, but I can use it to feel things and to build the world I thrive in.” - Interview in Pitch Present.

thegreatnsf.org


Julie Weitz



Julie Weitz, Phantom Love, video still. Image courtesy of the artist.

Julie Weitz is a visual artist based in Los Angeles. Her videos, installations and photographs examine the experience of embodiment in the digital realm. She uses physical props, often cast from her own body parts, and combines "anti-CGI" aesthetics to make work that blurs the boundaries between sensory perception and material reality.

julieweitz.com



Mitra Saboury


Mitra Saboury, Nail Spa, video still. Image courtesy of the artist.


Mitra Saboury creates video and scultpure about the body. Her Instagram account with Derek Paul Boyle called Meatwreck joins sculpture with the human form to create a sensorial, psycho-sexual undercurrent of playfully disturbing erotica through body mutilation.  
mitrasaboury.com



Kytten Janae



Kyttenjanae, Untitled. Image courtesy of the artist


Kytten Janae is an artist and director based in Los Angeles that creates animations of colorful figures in fantastical settings. An artist who rose through the ranks of Instagram (@kyttenjanae),  she creates experiences, short films, memes, live concert visuals, VR, and more. Her work can be seen online, on television, and at some museums and sometimes on tour or at festivals.

Kytten is influenced by all the sadness in her heart and the Internet’s small cultures and communities. Interested in the intersection of experimental animation, technology, and interactivity, kyttenjanae creates digital and physical experiences.” -  The Nest HQhtkyttenjanae.persona.co



Ann Hirsch


Ann Hirsch, A Formidable Daughter. Image Courtesy of the artist.

Ann Hirsch’s large online presence began when she created videos of herself exploring her female sexuality, to alter expectations of sexual standards and behaviorial “types” online. In 2008, her “scandalishiousness” project reached over 1 million views. 

“Now, as a woman, how do I show myself online [in a way] that feels like it’s moving a conversation forward, doing something new and showing women in a way that they’re not normally seen?” She smiles. “I’m sure that in five more years, everyone will be showing their vagina on the internet.” - The Guardian

Ann Hirsch was awarded a Rhizome commission for her two-person play Playground which debuted at the New Museum and was premiered by South London Gallery at Goldsmiths College. Hirsch has been an artist in residence at Yaddo, Atlantic Center for the Arts, and Lower Manhattan Cultural Council. Recent solo shows include MIT List Visual Arts Center and the New Museum’s online project space First Look.
therealannhirsch.com



Julieta Gil


Julieta Gil, 23-3d-beach-sand-wallpaper. Mixed media. Image courtesy of the artist.


Julieta Gil (b.1987, Mexico City) is an artist based in Los Angeles, CA. She holds a MFA from the Media Arts program at UCLA.

Julieta uses 3D modeling, animation, installation, sculpture, and print to explore themes of simulation, architecture and domesticity. Her work incorporates both generic and iconic elements. Through analog and digital processes, she reprograms these elements, producing a new visual language that looks to reference familiar forms while also developing new discourses around them.
www.julietagil.com



Giselle Zatonyl


Giselle Zatonyl, Swamp Spirit Swarm, Augmented Reality. Image courtesy of the artist.


Giselle is a multi-disciplinary artist and curator, with a background in Photography, Multimedia and Art History. Currently living and working in Los Angeles, CA, but often found in Brooklyn, NY and Miami, FL.
www.gisellezatonyl.com

Bedford + Bowery, DADA, Artnet, Art F City, Rhizome, Providence College Galleries, Creator's Project, New Ancestors, Critical Eyes, Domain Gallery



Camella Kim



Camella D. Kim, No Losers. Image Courtesy of the artist

Camella D. Kim (South Korea) explores a wide range of media and often combine traditional and contemporary methods of fabrication and techniques to manifest her interest in language and define what it means to be connected and how we communicate in digital age.

Kim immigrated to Toronto, Canada and double majored in Media, Information & Technoculture and Visual Arts. Kim completed her MFA in Media Arts at UCLA in 2015. She is a recipient of Fellowships from University of California Institute for Research in the Arts and exhibited in many venues throughout the United States, Canada, India, United Kingdom, South Korea and Belgium. 
camelladaeunkim.com



Sarah Zucker



Sarah Zucker, Macefelters, for Electric Objects. Image courtesy of the artist.

Sarah Zucker is a writer/director and artist based in Los Angeles. Her work is focused on female-driven narratives, campy/queer sensibilities, and the (often hilarious) trials of our present passage from the Analog to the Digital Era.  Her one-hour pilot script, The Sun Set, is a Finalist for the 2016 Women in Film / The Black List Episodic Lab.


She creates GIFs, Video and Net Art as Co-Founder of The Current Sea, a New Media Studio, and GIFs, Animation and Public Art as Co-Founder of  YoMeryl, a Pop Art Studio. Independently, she directs video art, music videos and web videos, and produces live visuals and installations. She became a Jeopardy! Champion on September 27th, 2013.

sarahzucker.com




Amanda Siegel



Amanda Siegel, Pile Articulation I. Image courtesy of the artist

Amanda Siegel (b. 1990, Los Angeles) is an artist and filmmaker working across the spectrum of traditional and new media. She earned a BFA from the Cooper Union in 2012. Her work shows a deep interest in the transgressive properties of recorded media, specifically examining the historical role of Los Angeles in the manufacturing and dissemination of culture. Her approach to cinema is constantly developing, a synthesis of old and new techniques and formats, with stylistic references to documentary film and abstract painting. Her work has been shown in Los Angeles and New York, and internationally through the curatorial projects of FixC and the Northern Video Art Network, both based in Helsinki, Finland.



JJ Stratford



The Future Crew (JJ Stratford & Claire L. Evans), Cybercast f. The Future Crew in Collaboration with
Experiemental Half Hour


Jennifer Juniper Stratford is a multidimensional media artist.

In 2004 she established Telefantasy Studios, a mutant television studio and media lab dedicated to the creation of avant-garde television and experiments in video. Stratford produces new and innovative forms of media ranging from music videos to audio-visual performances, installations, and augmented reality experiences.

Her work has been exhibited, broadcast, and screened internationally at MoCA Geffen Contemporary, the Getty, Cinemarfa, CPH:DOX, the Museum of the Moving Image, the New Beverly Cinema, Storefront for Art & Architecture, BAM Cinématek, Cinefamily, and on public access stations across the United States, and various exhibitions in Cyberspace.

She is the recipient of 2016 Mike Kelley Foundation Artist Grant. Show opens October 15,2016 at Coaxial Los Angeles.



Jeepneys



Jeepneys, Your Body, Your Ship.  Image courtesy of the artist

Jeepneys (Anna Luisa Petrisko) is an artist working in sound, video, dance, and performance. Named after the iconic converted WWII army jeeps of the Philippines, her work investigates the complexities of postcolonial identities and aims to encompass a multitude of experience of time, space, and self. With experimental operas, multimedia installations, and a fleet of hand painted body spacesuits, Jeepneys creates new mythological landscapes for future hybrids. She is a member of Black Salt Collective, whose members are all Black, brown, and indigenous women creating work that is about contemporary nonlinear identity— and in which experience results in atmosphere. She has exhibited at REDCAT, the Getty's Pacific Standard Time Presents, MOMA PS1, Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions (LACE), ALOUD for the LA Public Library, the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (YBCA), Machine Project and Human Resources. She has received artist-in-residence fellowships with the Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA), Yaddo, Echo Park Film Center.
www.jeepneysjeepneys.com


Kate Hollenbach



Kate Hollenbach, phonelovesyoutoo. Image courtesy of the artist


Kate Hollenbach is a media artist working with interactive systems and new technologies. As Director of Design & Computation at Oblong Industries, Kate led an interdisciplinary team of designers and programmers building interfaces for collaborative spaces, incorporating large-scale displays and gesture tracking technology. Her art practice explores the relationship of technology, gesture, and motion. She holds a B.Sc. in Computer Science and Engineering from MIT.
http://www.katehollenbach.com



Selwa Sweidan



Selwa Sweidan, Simultaneously 1, 3, 5, and 9. Image courtesy of the artist


Selwa Sweidan (born Malta) is an artist and design researcher based in Los Angeles. Trained as a choreographer, Selwa uses movement as narrative and as a prototyping methodology.

Selwa received her BA from Smith College and her MFA from Art Center College of Design's Media Design Practices program. She was a Design Fellow at Fabrica and Artist-in-Residence at UC Irvine. Her work has been exhibited in CapeTown, Chicago, Los Angeles, Tokyo and Venice. 



Danielle Parsons



Danielle Parsons, Untitled Still. Image Courtesy of the artist


Danielle Parsons is a visual artist, science communicator and creator of Wonder Science TV.




Xárene Eskandar



Xárene Eskandar


Xárene Eskandar is a researcher and designer with a background ranging from yacht and automotive design to architecture and live visuals. Her research interests stem from the philosophy of technology and focus on new perceptions of the body and self through altering the perception of time and space in photography, video, and virtual and augmented reality.



Isabelle Albuquerque and John Beasley



Osk Studios, Saturday Night by Devendra Banhart, video still. Image courtesy of the artist


Isabelle Albuquerque is a multi-disciplinary artist whose work has been featured in Dazed & Confused, S Magazine, IFC and SOMA. She has performed internationally at SFMOMA, Hammer Museum, Musiques-Volantes, and Ubel & Gafaerlich among others. She is an art director, photographer, filmmaker, as well as a producer of large scale art projects, most recently as a part of the Getty’s Pacific Standard Time. She studied Performance and Architecture at Columbia University and Barnard College, and currently lives and works in Los Angeles.



Sam Vernon


Sam Vernon, Return, 2 hour performance with sound sculpture designed by the Baschet Brothers. Image courtesy of the artist


Sam Vernon earned her MFA in Painting/Printmaking from Yale University in 2015 and her BFA from The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art in 2009. Her installations combine xeroxed drawings, photographs, paintings and sculptural components in an exploration of personal narrative and identity. She uses installation and performance to honor the past while revising historical memory. Vernon has most recently exhibited with Interstitial Gallery, Coney Art Walls curated by Jeffrey Deitch, Brooklyn Museum, Queens Museum, Fowler Museum at UCLA, and Seattle Art Museum. Sam lives in Queens, NY and teaches drawing and printmaking as an Adjunct Assistant Professor at Vassar College.

samvernon.com



Amanda Joy


Amanda Joy, Statue of the Goddess Diana, video still. Image courtesy of the artist


Amanda Joy (b. 1983, Frankfurt, Germany) is an artist based in Los Angeles. She is currently co-organizer of CUNNT, a somatic writing workshop. From 2008-2012 she produced Everything in Heaven is TV, a cable access television show in Austin, TX. Her interests include disintegration and reformation, humor, and human potential. She has an MFA in New Genres from University of California Los Angeles and a BFA in Studio Art from the University of of Texas at Austin. Taurus, Moon in Libra, Scorpio rising.

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Anna Wittenberg


Anna Wittenberg, Fantasy Foam, video still. Image courtesy of the artist


Anna Wittenberg (b. 1985, Houston TX) is an interdisciplinary artist based in Los Angeles. She received her BA in Media Studies at Pitzer College in 2008 and is currently working toward her MFA in visual art at the University of California Riverside. Anna employs both installation and performance in association with video to explore the corporeal dimension of experience. Her work has increasingly focused on questions around play and its cultural and biological significance. Many of her projects use video and sound to push, alienate or distance, and pull, draw-in or coax, in an effort to interrogate contemporary and historical cultural mores.



The Institute for New Feeling



The Institute for New Feeling, Lens, video still. Image courtesy of the artist


The Institute for New Feeling is a research clinic committed to the development of new ways of feeling, and ways of feeling new. Our work takes the form of treatments, therapies, retreats, research studies and wellness products.

Founded by Agnes Bolt, Scott Andrew and Nina Sarnelle, IfNf’s physical existence takes many shifting forms. Our long term plan is to open a spa in Los Angeles.
institutefornewfeeling.com



Jenny Sayaka Nono


Jenny Sayaka Nono, The Night Needs You, video still. Image courtesy of the artist


Currently lives in Los Angeles, CA. Loves men with cinderblock heads, finds them very attractive. Has a porcelain foot. Originally from Kaneohe , Hawaii. Dropped out of school after flunking the 9th grade. Moved to Los Angeles. Was ecstatic to get off that rock. Mother lives in Vegas. Vegas is special. Everyone is special. Was buried alive in a past life. Still afraid of dark. Would prefer to be ignored. Wearing sunglasses at night doesn’t help. Attended Pacific Northwest Art Academy when teenager. Teacher has videos somewhere. Doesn’t like to be cold. Orson Welles voice. Taught itself how to edit. Its real father is Francis Farmer.



Eileen Cowin


Eileen Cowin, Studio Visit, video still. Image courtesy of the artist


Eileen Cowin's work has been presented in over 30 solo exhibitions and in more than 165 group exhibitions. Cowin’s work is included in major public and private collections including: the Museum of Modern Art, NY, J.Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, CA, The Los Angeles Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA, The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL, and the Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography, Tokyo, Japan. In the fall of 2011, her work was exhibited at MOCA, Los Angeles and The J. Paul Getty Museum. Cowin has received numerous awards, among them are three Individual fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, a commission from the Public Art Fund in New York, an Individual Artist’s Grant from the City of Los Angeles, an  Artist's Fellowship in New Genres from the California Arts Council, a CCF Fellowship for Visual Artists and commissions from Los Angeles World Airport Arts. She is currently working on a commission for the Crenshaw/MLK station in Los Angeles. Eileen Cowin's videos have been included in the USA Film Festival (award for best experimental film), The Los Angeles International Short Film Festival and the New Orleans Film Festival.

eileencowin.com



Jeanette Bonds



Jeannette Bonds, Systematic Disease, video still. Image courtesy of the artist


Jeanette Bonds is Co-Founder and director of GLAS Animation. She’s a curator and animator currently residing in Los Angeles. She received her BFA and MFA at CalArts in Experimental Animation, is a part of the international animation collective LNWC, and programs both shorts and features for Slamdance. In the past she co-curated Platform International Animation Festival, worked with Los Angeles Film Festival, and has written for Short of the Week. She has served on the jury for Fantoche, Klik, and Dallas International Film Festival as well as having given lectures at Animafest Zagreb and USC. She continues to create short films from across the spectrum, including narrative, abstract, and installations.



Petra Cortright


PetraCortright,Sparkles I & II, still from video. Image courtesy of the artist


Petra Cortright (b. 1986) is an Internet artist born in 1986 in Santa Barbara and currently resides in Los Angeles. Her practice revolves around the creation and distribution of digital files, be it videos, gifs, jpegs, or consumer and corporate software and platforms. Her career began with her now infamous YouTube videos that used default effect tools to distort and mutate her face and body. Her paintings evolved out of her adolescent engagement with the web—they use painting software and Photoshop to collage images, icons, and marks found online. They are open editions, liable to change before they are printed on aluminum, acrylic, or satin to account for the endlessly fluid dimension of her source. The tension between her explicitly erotic videos and flat paintings reflect the performative culture of online personas—simultaneously raw exposure and a medium that encourages disguises. Cortright uses the Internet as a bottomless source portraiture and iconography—traditional subject matters made wholly contemporary.

Cortright has exhibited at institutions including Los Angeles County Museum of Art, California, Ullens Center for Contemporary Art (UCCA), Beijing, Lab for Emerging Arts and Performance (LEAP), Berlin, CCA: The Center of Contemporary Arts, Sante Fe, New Mexico, Espai Cultural Caja Madrid, Barcelona, and the Chelsea Art Museum, New York, among many other international gallery exhibitions. She has released several publications and has participated in online exhibitions including televised broadcasts for MOCA, Los Angeles, and Frieze Art Fair, London. Cortright participated in the 10th Biennale de Lyon and the Venice Biennale’s Internet Pavilion in 2009, and The New York Underground Film Festival in New York in 2008. In 2015 she was awarded Rhizome’s Future-Proof award with Paul Chan & Badlands Unlimited.



Claire Marie Vogel


Claire Marie Vogel, Julia Holter - Sea Calls Me Home, video still. Image courtesy of the artist


Claire Marie Vogel is a director and photographer based in Los Angeles, California. Her nostalgic tendencies have shaped her work, which often focus on memory and surrealism. Graduating from California Institute of the Arts (CalArts) in 2010, she began working at Warner Bros. Records as their Visual Content Manager where she collaborates and creates work with a multitude of established and developing artists daily. She loves working with new artists of all kinds and would be happy to hear from you.

Claire has created work for Norah Jones, The Red Hot Chili Peppers, Tegan & Sara, Deftones, My Chemical Romance Atlas Genius, LP, Tinariwen, Iron & Wine, The Flaming Lips, The Black Keys, Mikal Cronin, Ty Segall, The Mars Volta, Jeff the Brotherhood, k.d. Lang, Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr., Damon Albarn, Royal Blood, Jason Derulo, Mutemath, Gary Clark Jr., Neil Young, Kimbra, Jacks Mannequin, Mastodon, Skaters, Delta Rae, Echosmith, NONONO, Goo Goo Dolls, Wavves, Lianne La Havas, Ghost Town Jenny, The Wild Feathers, Avenged Sevenfold, Jenny Lewis, The Belle Brigade, Yellow Red Sparks, The Used, Madi Diaz, Family of the Year, Ximena Sariñana, Coheed & Cambria, Jason Mraz, Chelsea Wolfe, Ingrid Michaelson and more.

clairemarievogel.com



Annapurna Kumar



Annapurna Kumar, Gray Hairs, video still. Image courtesy of the artist


Annapurna Kumar is an internationally-shown independent animator currently based in Los Angeles. She is a 2017 MFA candidate in the Experimental Animation program at CalArts.

annapurnakumar.com


Sarah Manuwal


Sarah Manuwal, Floral Fluid Fantasy, GIF dourtesy of the artist


Sarah Manuwal (b. 1986, Los Angeles, CA) received her BFA from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts in Film and Television Production and MFA from California Institute of the Arts in Experimental Animation.  Her work meditates on psycho-spiritual cyber landscapes by creating videos and sculpture that merge ancient mythologies with new media.  Recent exhibitions include Dengue Fever at Ballroom Marfa/Arturo Bandini, Marfa, Halftime in America at Arturo Bandini, Los Angeles, Void of Course at The Women’s Center for Creative Work, Los Angeles, (En)Gendered (In)Equity, LACE, Los Angeles Abreaction at Flux Factory, New York.  She has screened her films at the Windsor Whitney Biennale, REDCAT, Cannes Short Film Corner and Ghosting Los Angeles.

sarahmanuwal.cool



Kim Ye


Kim Ye, Art Scene, performance with Christine Wang. Photo documentation by Marshall Astor, image courtesy of the artist


Kim Ye (b. 1984, Beijing, China) is a Los Angeles-based, multidisciplinary artist whose work incorporates installation, video, sculpture, painting, and performance. She received her MFA from the UCLA (2012). Inspired by everyday events, her work explores concepts of intimacy, exchange, and the power dynamics between an artist and their audience. She has exhibited and performed at the Hammer Museum, Material Art Fair, Getty Center, Moran Bondaroff, Alter Space, Pomona College Museum of Art, and Visitor Welcome Center, among others.

kimye.com



Casey Kauffmann



Casey Kauffmann, Untitled. Image courtesy of the artist


Casey Kauffmann was born in the San Fernando Valley in Los Angeles California where she currently lives and works. She is classically trained in drawing and painting but primarily works on her phone making digital collages. She received her bachelor of fine arts from the Evergreen State College in Washington. Her work has been shown in many different physical and digital spaces in a variety of manifestations but her main form of display is on her instagram @uncannysfvalley.




Alex Brown

Alex Brown. Image courtesy of the artist

Alex Brown is a photographer and video editor based in Los Angeles. Known for her ability to capture the raw energy of the underground LA party scene, Alex brings an edge to all the work she produces. And while she became well-known for her photography, her recent video work for Buzzfeed, In-Style and Beyonce’s Formation Tour has garnered much praise.



Jacquelyn London

Style, edited by Jacqueline London, directed by Kyle Newman, video still. Image courtesy of the artist


Jacquelyn London is known for her word with some of the most accomplished music video directors in the world, including Chris Applebaum, Sam Bayer, and Mark Pellington. London is also known for her commercial spots, creating innovative work for brands like Chrysler, Dodge, Fiat and Jeep, as well as Garnier, Sony and Beats. London studied graphic design at Florida State University and editing at the LA Film School.


Laura Darlington



Laura Darlington, Your Own Backyard. Image courtesy of the artist


Laura Darlington is a visual artist and musician whose work explores the fantastical and paradoxical through the unfolding of playfully enigmatic narratives. Based in her native Los Angeles, she studied at Smith College and Otis College of Art & Design, and has exhibited and performed internationally.


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Holly Willis



Image courtesy of Holly Willis


Holly Willis is a faculty member in the School of Cinematic Arts at the University of Southern California, where she also serves as the Chair of the Media Arts + Practice Division, and Director of Academic Programs for the Institute for Multimedia Literacy. The IML is dedicated to studying new modes of teaching and learning in a digital culture, for pre-K, K-12 and higher education, and to exploring the connections between media art and education. The Media Arts + Practice Division offers a rigorous and creative environment for scholarly innovation as students explore the intersection of cinema, design, new media and critical thinking while defining new modes of research and scholarship for the 21st century. As director of these entities, Dr. Willis oversees projects and initiatives dedicated to new directions in curriculum, pedagogy and tools for scholars. She currently serves as co-editor of the International Journal of Learning and Media; she is the co-founder of Filmmaker Magazine, dedicated to independent filmmaking; she is the editor of The New Ecology of Things, a book about ubiquitous computing; and she is the author of New Digital Cinema: Reinventing the Moving Image, which chronicles the advent of digital filmmaking tools and their impact on contemporary media practices.
hollywillis.com


Rebecca Allen



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Rebecca Allen is an internationally recognized artist inspired by the aesthetics of motion, the study of behavior and the potential of advanced technology. Her groundbreaking work pushes the boundary of creative expression in areas of virtual and augmented reality, experimental video, large-scale performance, wearable computing, and interactive experience design.

Rebecca moves fluidly between artist studio and research lab. She was founding Chair of the UCLA Department of Design Media Arts and is currently a professor there, with an additional office and VR Lab at UCLA’s Neuroscience Research Building. She was founding Director of Nokia Research Center Hollywood where she and her teams designed and built prototypes of next generation mobile media experiences, wearable devices and innovative interfaces.

rebeccaallen.com



Candace Reckinger


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Candace Reckinger is an artist-director specializing in hybrid media and visual music using a mix of animation and photography. Her work ventures beyond the boundaries of conventional narrative exploring the border between the figurative and the abstract, the mythic and experiential, and the tension between movement and stillness. Her inspiration emerges from myth, landscape and music.

Candace currently is collaborating with composers to create immersive projected visuals for live music performance. She is also the director at the USC Jaunt Cinematic VR Lab. 



Joanne McNeil



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Joanne McNeil is a writer interested in the ways that technology is shaping art, politics, and society. She is currently working on a book. She writes about things like broken iPhones, virtual assistants in airports, the Chelsea Manning trial, and the future of novels. Her essays and reviews have appeared in the New York Times,  Domus, Dissent, Frieze, The Baffler, Modern Painters, Wired, The Los Angeles Times, Saturated Space, Dirty Furniture, The Boston Globe, n+1/Occupy Gazette, and other web and print publications. She is currently collaborating with Eyebeam on OurNet, developing student workshops on networks.

She was a 2015 fellow at the Carl & Marilynn Thoma Art Foundation, receiving the inaugural Arts Writing Fellowship Award for an emerging digital arts writer. She was an artist-in-residence at Eyebeam in 2014. She was one of the founding editors of The Message, the technology-focused opinion magazine published by Medium. She was a 2012 USC Annenberg/Getty Arts Journalism fellow.

Her writing appears in books by AND/The Piracy Project and Space Caviar. She contributed to Art and the Internet (Black Dog Publishing, 2014) and a number of catalog essays. Formerly the editor of Rhizome at the New Museum, she edited and developed all content published on Rhizome News and the Rhizome blog. (2011, 2012 roundups.) Through Rhizome and with FACT, she co-curated online programming for the 2012 Liverpool Biennial. Earlier, she founded and edited the blog The Tomorrow Museum. An essay of hers was listed in The Verge’s “Best Writing of 2013.” She studied economics at George Mason University, where she was a University Scholar. She met the Philip K. Dick android before it lost its head.

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Natalie Sun



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Natalie is a creative technologist and art tech curator/producer. Founder of Next Art, she curates and produces shows that inspire the creative community with the artistic possibilities of technology. She has worked with clients like Google and Target as a technical concepter to help integrate artful uses of technology to make interactive campaigns. She was recently awarded the Eyeo Festival Artist Fellowship, and studied Contemporary Curation with Goldsmiths, University of London at The British School in Rome.
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