The Skinned Knee Collective
The Skinned Knee Collective

Volume  III

[contributors]

Bobby Klang

Bobby's work primarily focuses on found imagery, often selected at momentary or fleeting glances. Bobby looks to capture feelings of sadness, confusion or even horror - all the while attempting to convey a sense of hope or attachment to an increasingly distant separated psyche. 

Ashuni Pérez

Pérez was born in the Arizona desert, raised on the border of Texas and Mexico, and now lives on the coast of Spain. She is a writer, photographer, occasional filmmaker, and editor of The Skinned Knee Collective.

Bethan Screen

Bethan Screen is a British actress and writer. She has lived in Spain and France and now doesn't really know where she lives. She has toured and performed with Forum Teatro, Pulse 53 and Fragility Theatre, amongst others. Through theatre or poetry she hopes to create work that is fun and playful, as well as, relevant and thoughtful. Bethan enjoys doing silly voices and walks on the beach.

Adrian Garcia

PNW Artist. Creator of metaphysical fantasy worlds by way of collage and illustration.

Sarah McCrorey

Sarah McCrorey is an illustrator whose career began at the ripe age of 7 when she told her mom she drew faces on everything so that she never felt alone. Her work mixes elements of joy and sadness, but is almost always silly. In her spare time she lives in Seattle trying to find pleasure in life, while not taking away other people's pleasure. She is an editor and illustrator of The Skinned Knee Collective.

Lita Poliakova

Lita is a researcher of a looney parade. Randomly packaged, professionally trained, Lita craves the meaning and quality in corporeal chaos. By whatever means, she portrays vulnerability and serves the painful contradictions of existence with bloody social sauce on a vibrant garnish of disappointment

 

Rubén Jinx

Rubén tiene 29 años y es de Elche, España. Mezcla rara entre investigador medioambiental cuadriculado y artista. Guitarrista (Los Manises, Sarabix...) con especial interés por la ciencia ficción, manualidades y miniaturas, sin importar los materiales o la temática. Salta de disciplina en disciplina movido por la curiosidad, la satisfacción de aprender nuevas destrezas y una fea tendencia al perfeccionismo. Cómodo en su posición de aprendiz de todo y maestro de nada, especialmente en el arte.

Laura Peña Gorostegui

Fotógrafa y artista nacida en Nueva York con parentes del País Vasco, ha estado a lo largo de su vida entre España y EEUU. Actualmente reside en Valencia donde se ha formado en fotografía professional obteniendo diplomatura en Espai Dárt Fotogràfic y actualmente finalizando el Máster en Fotografía: Creación y Producción de 2017.

Laura mezcla sensaciones visuales y táctiles usando el medio de la luz en toda su obra. Especializada en retratos, captando la energía y esencia de cada uno de sus sujetos, es capaz de incorporar un contexto visual en el entorno que presenta - así su obra enfrenta plenamente la historia detrás de cada imagen. En su trabajo habla de las emociones, introspección y la falta de. Quiere enfrentarnos a la realidad de nosotros en un mundo con tantas mascaras.

Hannah Sandle

Hannah Sandle plays music in Seattle. Her band is Baby Jessica.

 

 

Casey Grooten

Casey Grooten is a 27 year old visual artist and writer living in Kalamazoo, Michigan. Casey attends Western Michigan University for English, and spends most of their time creating. Casey identifies as non-gendered, and tries their best to portray an open and affirming view of the world through their creations. 

John Niebuhr

John is a writer and master gardener from Denton, Texas where he's best known for leading the "Hike and Write" events for the Denton Songwriter's Guild. Most recently, he wrote lyrics for Olivia Countryman that were performed at the Denton Arts and Jazz Festival. 

Eric Sanchez

Eric is thirty-four, a father of two and a Special Education teacher in Portland, Oregon.

 

 


Volume  II

[contributors]

 

Nicole Balderas

26-year-old Dentonite. Writer, cat mother, lover of seafood.

Casey L. Grooten

Casey Grooten is a 27 year old visual artist and writer living in Kalamazoo, Michigan. Casey attends Western Michigan University for English, and spends most of their time creating. Casey identifies as non gendered, and tries their best to portray an open and affirming view of the world through their creations.

Gabriela Pavinski

Escritora desde muy cría, insegura patológica, fan de CSI, enferma neurológica y de otras muchas cosas. Nacío en Valencia allá por el 90. Publicó un libro en 2007: "Puntos suspensivos". Estudió Filología Hispánica en la Universidad de Valencia y se dio cuenta de que podía hacer lo que queria con las letras además de expresar sus sentimientos. Así que, se ha dado a la medio farándula poética con la poesía, a lo raro y lo siniestro en los relatos y a lo gore-poético-pasional en el fanzine ilustrado y futura novela ilustrada "Hedor se describe con H" publicado en 2016.  

Frauke Schryoki

Franke Schryoki is an illustrator and graphic designer. Born and raised in Germany, now living in Norway.

 

 

 

 

 

Kristen Eason

Born and raised in Texas, Kristen moved to Seattle to find respite from the heat and maybe a career at some point. She is currently an elementary educator and enjoys experimenting with all types of art — especially baking and taking pictures of her cat.

Erin Lynch

Erin Lynch lives in Seattle, where she is working on an MFA in poetry at University of Washington. Her work has previously appeared or is forthcoming in Gulf Coast, New England Review, Mid-American Review and elsewhere.

Ashuni Pérez

Pérez was born in the Arizona desert, raised on the border of Texas and Mexico, and now lives on the coast of Spain. She is a writer, photographer, occasional filmmaker, and editor of The Skinned Knee Collective.

Alyssa Yeoman

Alyssa Yeoman is a budding comedian located in Seattle, WA. She likes large portion restaurants, listening to songs on repeat, and assholes... the people. She thinks butts are fine too but that's mostly because they're trendy.

 

 

 

Molly "mollford" Ford

Molly "mollford" Ford is a visual artist and illustrator working out of Texas. She works across mediums to explore narrative, theater, and folklore, approaches her subjects from their historical myths, and investigates her own visual narrative with respect to marginalized histories and methods of storytelling. When not creating images and patterns, Molly serves the community bread, danishes, croissants, muffins, biscotti, and other pastries at Ravelin Bakery. View her portfolio at www.mollford.com

V. Mañes

Dibujar de momento es sólo un pasatiempo, pero ocupa un papel muy importante; si no lo utiliza para expresar lo que piensa, intenta llevar las cosas que hace a su estilo. Espera en algún momento poder darle el valor que cree que merece y convertirlo en un trabajo. 

Bethan Screen

Bethan Screen is an actress, theatre maker, and frustrated Beyoncé. She's from the UK and is based in Paris studying at L'école Internacionale de Théâtre de Jacques Lecoq. She has toured Spain extensively with Forum teatro y educación and co-founded Pulse 53, an experimental international theatre company amongst other projects. She trained at Rose Bruford College in London.

 

 

Georgia Ginnivan

Georgia is an Australian songwriter and photographer currently based in Berlin. She grew up between the fringes of a national park, a circus school and the Australian folk festival circuit. In both photography and music, Georgia captures reflective and wry moments that mix loneliness and playfulness. Georgia and her band are releasing their debut EP on June 15 in Berlin.  Check out more of her stuff on www.georgiaginnivan.com and FB @ggmusicyall

Sarah McCrorey

Sarah McCrorey is an illustrator whose career began at the ripe age of 7 when she told her mom she drew faces on everything so that she never felt alone. Her work mixes elements of joy and sadness, but is almost always silly. In her spare time she lives in Seattle trying to find pleasure in life, while not taking away other people's pleasure. She is an editor and illustrator of The Skinned Knee Collective.

Abigail Screen

Abigail is a multimedia artist and theatre designer currently in her final year of study at Rose Bruford College of Theatre and Performance. Abigail is a  member of Romantika, a theatre, performance, and visual arts company based in London, UK.

 

 

 


Volume  I

[contributors]

Louise Croff Blake

Louise Croff Blake is a painter and illustrator in Seattle. They are an affiliate of Lion's Main Art Collective and TUF Collective. This work seems to playfully subvert assumed institutions of power and gender, while showing love and gratitude to the queer underground. 

Sarah McCrorey

Sarah McCrorey is an illustrator whose career began at the ripe age of 7 when she told her mom she drew faces on everything so that she never felt alone. Her work mixes elements of joy and sadness, but is almost always silly. In her spare time she lives in Seattle trying to find pleasure in life, while not taking away other people's pleasure. She is an editor and illustrator of The Skinned Knee Collective.

Ashuni Pérez

Pérez was born in the Arizona desert, raised on the border of Texas and Mexico, and now lives on the coast of Spain. She is a writer, photographer, occasional filmmaker, and editor of The Skinned Knee Collective.

Olivia White

Born in Gig Harbor, Washington surrounded by woods & water. Her childhood was spent pretending outside (sometimes as Han, sometimes Leia, rarely Luke), playing Nintendo, and reading. She attended university in Spokane where she studied writing and philosophy. The poem published here is now also a song. That happens sometimes. Her ambitions include solving philosophical problems with new developments in quantum theories, paying off her loans, and saving to travel the world by learning to code and teaching English in Japan. Hopefully she’ll do at least one of those things before she’s dead.

Kelly Froh

Kelly has self-published many mini-comics and zines including her most recent, "Senior Time". Her comics and stories have appeared in The Seattle Weekly, Poetry Northwest, Moss, and The Women’s Review of Books. She is an art and creative writing teacher with Seniors Creating Art and WITS (Writers in the Schools). Kelly is also the co-founder and Executive Director of Short Run Comix & Arts Festival.

Gillian Murphy

Gillian Murphy loves to learn, read, write, type, hear & speak words in an attempt to make sense of the world.

Eraani Pérez

Born in Arizona and grew up in Texas. She has dabbled in various crafts and arts, but is a notorious doodler.

Sadie Williams

Sadie is proud of the two people that inspired her to write when she thinks of them always and mostly at night.

Sadie is Welsh and aged 24, she doesn't feel the need to say any more.

Alyssa Yeoman

Alyssa Yeoman is a budding comedian located in Seattle, WA. She likes large portion restaurants, listening to songs on repeat, and assholes... the people. She thinks butts are fine too but that's mostly because they're trendy.

Hannah Jarrett

Hannah is a part-time artist. She was born and raised in London. She loves travelling and new cultures.

Clare O’Donnell

From Scotland, born in Edinburgh and moved to Glasgow at a young age. Sporadic writer with a leaning toward spoken word poetry, and the occasional theatrical story performance. Takes inspiration from Oscar Wilde, Maya Angelou and an array of creative friends and family.  

F*ck Trump.

Camille Ritchie

Camille is from Texas but currently lives in Seattle, Washington. She explores many mediums in 2D and 3D, utilizing themes of Aliens, Sacred Geometry, and other Metaphysical ideologies.

Bethan Screen

Bethan Screen is an actress, theatre maker, and frustrated Beyoncé. She's from the UK and is based in Paris studying at L'école Internacionale de Théâtre de Jacques Lecoq. She has toured Spain extensively with Forum teatro y educación and co-founded Pulse 53, an experimental international theatre company amongst other projects. She trained at Rose Bruford College in London.

Adrian Zuniga

Adrian Zuniga was born and raised in Dallas, Texas where he received a BFA in Painting from the University of Texas at Arlington in 2012. He is now living in London doing an MA in Contemporary Art at Sotheby's Institute of Art where he is focusing on gender and queer theories

 

Markova

Markova is a closeted trans-girl from Wyoming.

Lola Orellano Norris

Born in Spain and raised in Switzerland, Lola Norris grew up in a multilingual, multicultural environment and loves to travel. She has worked at a translator and foreign language instructor in Europe and the United States. She uses photography as a means to document experiences and capture memories.

Matt Schmidt

Born in Little Rock, raised in Detroit, now living on an island where there are people, but there are also seals, whales and whatever the plural of octopus really is. Also legal weed. I illustrate for people I like, and don't for people I don't. I'm also a farmer, a father and a drummer. Inspired by: Walker Evans, Moebius, Egon Schiele, Sandy Caulder and old lithographs. Hot on: The Sleaford Mods, Joe Sacco, local tribes, hot tubs and nudibranchs...   

Kaci Vanmeter

Kaci was born in Hurst, Texas. She will graduate from UNT in May with a Bachelor’s and certification in Art Education K-12. She specializes in 35mm film photography, but also really enjoys watercolor, digital illustration, and ceramics. She focuses on the issues of body image, anxiety and wanderlust. She’s working on a personal exhibition right now, but meanwhile, you can view her work on Instagram (@gollykaci). Her next goal is to move to Nevada and teach art while going to grad school for Art Therapy.