September, 2008

Jeanne Larsen, Paz de la Calzada, Peter Barrickman, Michael Kaye, Catarina De Re and, in the wheelbarrow, Diane O'Leary

Peter Barrickman

Milwaukee, WI—Peter’s work embraces a variety of mediums and concerns narrative in a condition of assembly and simultaneous collapse. His videos, sculptures and paintings have been shown in North America, the Caribbean, Mexico and Europe. A diary of his television watching experiment from the late 1990’s was recently published by Selfless Groceries. He is currently working on a film version of a previously staged piece entitled “Wooooooo Whoooooooooooooooo”, with performance group Epklatchemeral.

Peter received a fellowship at the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in 2000, a Mary L. Nohl Fund Fellowship in 2003 and he was an artist… more »

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Paz de la Calzada

San Francisco, CA—Paz is a native of Madrid, Spain, and a multidisciplinary artist working in drawing, sculpture and installation. She came to the Bay Area in 2003 after being accepted as an artist-in residence at the Djerassi Resident Artist Program. In 2004 she began a residency at Kala Art Institute in Berkeley.

She studied Fine Arts both in Spain and Mexico. She lived for 4 years in Mexico City and completed her Master’s degree in Fine Arts at the UNAM. Her stay in Mexico had a major impact on her vision and artwork, and traces of this period echo… more »

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Caterina De Re

Seattle, WA—Caterina is a composer, sound gather, video and multi-media artist, documentarian, performance artist, vocalist and pilgrim. Breathing through each unique space, moment and community, she integrates meditative practices and art.

Having lived and worked in Australia, Asia, Europe as well as North America, she is no stranger to travel and at home in cross-cultural contexts. Her collaborative ventures consider multiple nuances of culture, beings, environment and performative action. As a pilgrim she sonically and visually mapped power places while en route India, Tibet and Nepal. This rich reservoir has formed the basis of many installations, exhibitions, performances and… more »

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Michael Kaye

Fresno, CA—Michael is a writer, monologist, and teacher, whose work has garnered press in Rolling Stone, Billboard, The San Francisco Chronicle, and The Los Angeles Times. His memoir has been published in Shammas, and his journalism has appeared in SFWeekly, BAM, The Fresno Bee, and KADE. He has performed his memoir stories at venues in New York City, including Joe\’s Pub, the Knitting Factory, Dixon Place, the Comic Strip Live, the Comedy Cellar, and Gotham Comedy Club.
A former editor in chief, he taught writing for Gotham Writers\’ Workshop in New York for four years before starting his own… more »

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Jeanne Larsen

Roanoke, VA—\”I write in various genres, but it\’s all one art. I\’ve published a book of poetry (James Cook in Search of Terra Incognita, University Press of Virginia) & a poem sequence in an art book (These Gardens, limited edition privately printed), as well as three novels set in China (Silk Road, Bronze Mirror, Manchu Palaces, all from Henry Holt) & two books of translated poems (Brocade River Poems: Selected Work of the Tang Dynasty Courtesan Xue Tao, Princeton U.P.; Willow, Wine, Mirror, Moon: Women\’s Poems from Tang China, BOA Editions, Ltd.). My poetry & prose appear regularly in such… more »

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Diane O\'Leary

West Chester, PA—Diane holds a B.Mus. in Music Composition from Peabody Conservatory, an M.A. in Liberal Arts from St. John\’s College and a Ph.D. in Philosophy from the University of Sydney, with a dissertation on Plato\’s literary methods. She was a finalist in the first Frost Foundation Poetry Competition, winner of a Saltonstall Foundation Grant in Poetry and two Vogelstein Foundation Grants (one in poetry, one in Creative Nonfiction).  In 2003 Diane was a Fellow at the MacDowell Colony, and in 2005 she was the Mills Fellow at the Santa Fe Art Institute.  During her residency at the Millay Colony… more »

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