THE SKINNED KNEE COLLECTIVE
THE SKINNED KNEE COLLECTIVE

Volume  VII

[contributors]

Abhipsa Chakraborty

Abhipsa is a PhD student in the Department of English at the University of Buffalo. Her research interests include Psychoanalysis, Victorian Literature, Marxist theory and Visual studies. Her engagement with the visual medium is continuous with an intellectual interest in processes of the mind, the unconscious, sublimation and psychosis. The forms of artistic expression she works with include the impressionist and the abstract, as well as line and ink drawings.

David Jester

David was born in Palm Springs, California and grew up in San Diego. He got his MFA at Rutgers University and mentored under Geoffrey Hendricks. Although, he ended up working in the corporate world for some time, he returned to art two years ago. On average, David paints 12 hours a day, about 330 days a year.

He can only paint so fast but his series is slowly unfolding, each painting like a chapter in a very long story. Bears, Otters, Twinks, Daddies, Asians, Blacks, Latinos, Caucasians, Queers, Masculinity, Femininity, Judgement, Joy, Fear, Desire, Love, Curiosity, Sexuality, Exploration, Thrupples, Couples, Discrimination, Taste, Bondage, Submission, HIV, all have made an appearance in the story so far.

Sarah McCrorey

Sarah is an illustrator/mixed media artist. She is inspired by human impulse, societies and random acts of kindness. You can find more of her work on her Instagram.

Ravneet Kaur Sandhu

Ravneet Kaur Sandhu grew up in Chandigarh, India and moved to the United States as an undergraduate. She goes home every once in a while or else her dog gets sad.

Alyssa Yeoman

Alyssa is currently a co-host of the popular Leafly podcasts, The Roll-Up. Alyssa is also the creator and co-host of the relationship podcast, You Suck, Don’t Leave! She works locally as a producer for Seattle’s Naked Brunch, QTPOC Is Not A Rapper, Don’t Tell and Unladylike at Comedy Underground. Alyssa has opened up for Amy Miller, Esther Ku, Sarah Schaefer, Janelle James and Rory Scovel. Alyssa has performed in Control Yourself, Minority Retort, NW Black Comedy Festival, Intersections Festival, 10,000 Laughs, the Seattle International Comedy Competition, and Bumbershoot.

Hannah Jarrett

Hannah is a self taught abstract artist from London, taking her inspirations from nature and her travels. She is currently based in Valencia, Spain, where she hopes to rebuild her portfolio and focus more on her art after spending the past few years living and working in the UK.

Sara Luz

1987 Valencia

With cinematic influences and musical inspiration, her artwork explores the intimacy of the human being, through an approach that starts in the universe of color design. She left the cello for watercolors, and so far no regrets.

She graduated in Fine Arts from Granada and Palermo, studied a Master of artistic production in the UPV.

Freelance illustrator since 2013.

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, audio-visual creator, co-founder and editor-in-chief of The Skinned Knee Collective. You can find her on Instagram.

Sadie Williams

Sadie loves to be creative and thanks to The Skinned Knee Collective can share her voice through poetry. She’s 26 from Wales and is currently living an eventful, yet wonderful life in Spain... if you’re still wondering, yes, she’s still suffering from sciatic pain.

Danny Cooke

Danny Cooke acts, makes music and likes to paint. He is fascinated by people and faces. He believes you can learn a lot about yourself by painting other people. After all, "the art we create is always a deeper reflection of ourselves." His art teacher gave him that nugget of wisdom many years ago. His art teachers also liked to paint photorealistic trains, which left Danny somewhat confused.

Matthew Kaltenborn

Matthew Kaltenborn is a visual artist who works across the mediums of photography, video, painting and performance. Blue has always been the base for his work, he finds he has a deep affinity for it. Water, sky and reflection are at the core of his creative process; especially since moving out of London to be by the sea. When he takes photos or paints, he creates images where the majority of the subject is blue, from there he introduces pinks, yellows and oranges; he finds that the blue creates a vivid difference in colour that still renders the work soft and ethereal. With his photography he almost exclusively shoots during the blue hour (the hour following sunset).

Danielle Minner

Danielle’s poetry is quick and raw. She gains inspiration specifically from her own mental health struggles, and how she interprets life as it comes. She has written privately for sixteen years. Danielle lives in Los Angeles as a Psychotherapy graduate student.  For the future, she hopes to gain more confidence in sharing her words.

Bethan Screen

EasyJet-setter, vagablonde, bag-lady.

British actress, writer, puppeteer, and co-editor of The Skinned Knee Collective.

Immy Fooks

Immy is an illustrator and animator from the south coast of the UK. Her work is digitally drawn and centres around themes of beauty, human form and nature. She is inspired by her surroundings and draws light on social topics, portraying them in unique and exciting ways. Find her on Instagram or online.

Claire Kilfeather

Claire is 23 years old and was born in the north west of Ireland in a small town called Sligo.

She teaches English and is also a singer-songwriter in her free time. Claire loves reading, writing new music and eating spaghetti and does all three on a regular basis.

Julie Mønsted

Julie Marie Mønsted graduated from École Internationale de Théâtre Jacques Lecoq in 2018. She is working with performance, video and installation. She recently did an exhibition in Manila called Neutral with photographer Alex Villaluz.

Wenlin Tan

Wenlin Tan is an interdisciplinary artist from Singapore who works with painting, sculpture, photography and performance.

Behind every object, place, or moment lies a connection. Her work is the medium fostering these connections, inviting viewers to engage and observe, to think and feel. Her projects are focused on exploring relationships, and take inspiration from facets of the human condition, nature and our daily interactions.

As an illustrator and writer, she was a finalist for PLACES, an illustration and travel writing mentorship program. Her short story ‘The giant & the bird’ and accompanying illustrations have been published in an anthology by Epigram books Singapore. Her illustrated short story ‘The droplet’ was showcased at Singapore Art book fair and the original painting will be exhibited at House of Vans in London as part of Blue dot Generation.


Volume  VI

[contributors]

Persephone Blue

Poet. I see in words. I write in color.

Kasey L. Fowler

Kasey is a writer and artist sleeping and scheming in Denton, Texas.

Love each other. Fuck Trump.

Maya Milton

Focusing on spirituality and the human figure, Maya blends ideas of time, power, and oneness to create images that show the beauty of time and space itself.

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, audio-visual creator, co-founder and editor-in-chief of The Skinned Knee Collective. You can find her on Instagram.

Rachel Scrivo

Rachel Scrivo is a current student at the Ontario College of Art and Design University, working on her Bachelor's of Fine Arts in Integrated Media. Rachel has a variety of experience in the arts with playing the violin and viola, being a published and award-winning photographer, and currently working on film editing, sound design, animation and producing films at OCAD. She is an advocate for human rights and mental health and the course of her work has been about creating a dialogue for these subjects. She is a survivor of trauma, addiction and is a huge advocate for Bipolar Disorder. She currently works as a peer worker at LOFT Community Services and encourages art to be a continuous part of its amazing organization.

Chan

Chan is working as a full-time graphic designer, but has always had a passion for illustration though they just began frequently drawing again this year. Drawing is not just a hobby, but a method of healing for Chan. They also believe that is what art means to all of us, through the process of creating, you discover more about yourself, and become a better person.

Casey Grooten

Casey Grooten is a poet and artist living in Kalamazoo, Michigan. Casey identifies as transgender, and strives to perpetuate an open and affirming world view through their work.

Tommy Murray

Tommy Murray is a performer, creator and hat collector from Kent. He has been writing since he was younger than he is now. Tommy has written and later performed a mostly wordless silent comedy, 'SLOB' a theatre show about an alcoholic father/clown stumbling through life without purpose or self-worth. Aside from writing he has performed in London with the English National Opera, acted in Edinburgh at the Fringe and dressed as a penguin in a big field off of the A249, to name just a few adventures. When not in Kent, Tommy can be found performing educational comedy children's theatre in Spain. To find out more visit his website.

Kristen Roles

Kristen Roles has recently been making fragile images, contingent objects, and renegotiative gestures in Albuquerque, where she completed her MFA from the University of New Mexico this May.

Her work can be found online and she also hopes you'll visit this site to keep alive the work of a brilliant artist/human with whom she shared too little time in this world.

 

Yoonju Chang

Chang is an Asian painter born in South Korea and based in Brussels, Belgium. She usually finds inspiration in herself and her life. Her paintings are mostly metaphorical.

Annika Klaas

Annika Klaas is a knitwear designer from Reutlingen, Germany. Her collections are often inspired by artists, she likes to transfer artistic elements into wearable sculptures. Bold colors and geometric forms are recurring components in her work.

Celeste Nusch Harper Davis

Celeste works in the world of telly. She's a runner, well-skilled in stapling, removing staples and purchasing staples, too. She loves writing and dreams of making something big.

Polina Shigaeva

Born and still living in Moscow, Russia. Polina doesn't have art school education, although she has exhibited in both the English Theatre in Moscow and in the Zverevskiy Centre of Contemporary Art.

Sadie Williams

Sadie is a poet and didn't know it! Thanks to The Skinned Knee Collective, she's found a big love for writing poetry. She's from Wales and aged 26.

Grey Vracin

Grey Vracin is Billie is Welcome to Heck is in Los Angeles is liminal is art is? is drag is who am I? is bang boom crackle is marooned sailor is go go go go is in too many water at once flopping around like some sick demonfish, some of that mess is accumulated here. Thank you, goodnight.

 

Amy Dierdorf

Amy Dierdorf lives and works in Dallas, Texas. Her work focuses on the never ending feeling of being small.

Sarah McCrorey

Sarah is an illustrator/mixed media artist. She is inspired by human impulse, societies and random acts of kindness. You can find more of her work on her Instagram.

Bona Park

Originally from a Texas border town, Bona Park is a poet currently based in Cambridge, Massachusetts. She is interested in the role of creativity and language in fostering social connectedness and creating meaning and personal sense from the most deeply felt, interior aspects of our lives.

Bethan Screen

EasyJet-setter, vagablonde, bag-lady.

British actress, writer, puppeteer, and co-editor of The Skinned Knee Collective.

Ben Woodward

Ben Woodward is a young spoken word artist born just outside of Manchester. He lives and works in South London, and has just performed at The Troubador in West Brompton. He can be reached at thespokenwoodward@gmail.com, and can be found by asking around at the bar at the Battersea Arts Centre.

 

 


Volume  V

[contributors]

 

Yoonju Chang

Chang is an artist born in Korea in 1996. Currently based in Brussels, Belgium. Now she is studying at Académie Royale des Beaux-Arts de Bruxelles (ARBA-ESA). Her work is mainly painting, especially oil paintings. Her early work is exploring herself. She thinks that she tries to understand herself so that others can sympathize with her work. So she is evolving her work from her inner self to humans and bodies.

You can find more of her work on her Instagram 

Bryony Good

Bryony Good is a photographer, writer, and teacher from Yorkshire, England. She has a Bachelor's of Arts in Photography, a Master's in Visual Arts and PGCE in Lifelong Learning.

Her photography explores photographic language and process, often referencing nostalgia towards photographic practice itself. Experimental processes and innovative mixed media are integral to her work often producing eerie visual effects.

Good is now working within arts education as co-founder of Capturing the Chimera, running photography and creative workshops for all ages. She is also a collaborative member of Miniclick Photography Talks and aims to widen participation within the arts whilst further exploring her photographic practice. 

View more of her work at her website.

Raheel Khan

Raheel Khan is a musician who composes pieces for shorts, as well as, producing his own material under 'Taurtollo'. Often inspired by the music in his surroundings, he employs organic sounds mixed with electronic textures to create an intimate soundscape, a similar theme across his music.

Kate Radford

Katie is a writer, performance artist, and creative maker. She identifies as many things, among them a northern, Jewish woman.

Public Weird

Public Weird is a 23 year-old cross platforms artist based in Bristol. Influenced by transgressive performance art practises, occult symbolism, and pop science. PW always tried to manifest his work as a combination between a kind of sublime, ethereal beauty with a irreverent absurdity. This attempt is usually through interrogations on the strangeness of our collective narratives with the visceral and complex nature of our subjective experiences.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ashrei Ari

Ashrei Ari Levin Sibilla aka ASHREI ARI is an (currently) 18 year old multimedia creator based in the United States. He holds color, androgyny, visceral surrealism, universal energy, and bread very close to his heart.

Molly Ford

Molly is a graduate of the College of Visual Arts and Design at the University of North Texas and currently resides in Denton, Texas. She works full time at Ravelin Bakery, an all scratch local bakery and is a proud mama of rescue dogs, Chili and Otis.

Alice Hume

Alice Hume is a Textile Artist who studied Fashion and Textile Design at Winchester School of Art where she specialised in Woven Textiles. In her second year she had the opportunity to study at the Swedish School of Textiles in Boras, Sweden for five months. This enabled her to learn and create fabrics on carpet, terry towel, jacquard, and traditional Swedish looms.

After graduating Alice and her father collaborated to make handmade frame looms called Hume Looms from recycled wood, which she uses to teach weave workshops. Alice now creates contemporary woven wall hangings and interior pieces at her studio at Hotwalls, using materials of copper, raffia, recycled denim, and driftwood. She has also exhibited her work in Edinburgh, Islington, Alexandra Palace in London, and most recently at a solo exhibition at Aspex Gallery called Wild Water, inspired by the Sea and refugees.

Josh Morter

Josh Morter is an actor who has a passion for writing poems. He has only recently started writing again after a hiatus of a couple of years and is now hoping to write one a day and get them on his YouTube channel and gain some confidence and belief in what he is doing. Happiness comes from doing what you love, he believes.

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, audio-visual creator, co-founder and editor-in-chief of The Skinned Knee Collective. 

Jen Storm

Jen Storm is an Ojibwe artist from Couchiching, Ontario but currently resides in Winnipeg, Manitoba. She works predominantly in oil paint and is also a graphic novel author. She was recently awarded the CBC Top 40 Under 40 for 2017. Check her out on Instagram or online.

 

 

 

Dann Cooper

Dann Cooper works as a freelance camera assistant across the UK, whilst writing and directing a variety of shorts, music videos, and art pieces. Dann utilises a variety of filming methods and techniques as seen in this piece, crossing between analog and digital approaches to  shooting.

Casey Grooten

Casey Grooten is a poet and artist living in Kalamazoo, Michigan. Casey identifies as transgender, and strives to perpetuate an open and affirming world view through their work.

Chris Mawson

Chris Mawson is an actor and theatre maker who also likes to write. Chris trained at Rose Bruford College and lives in London. His book can be bought here.

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.

Bethan Screen

EasyJet-setter, vagablonde, bag-lady.

British actress, writer, puppeteer, and co-editor of The Skinned Knee Collective.

Lola Orellano Norris

Born in Spain and raised in Switzerland, Lola grew up in a multilingual, multicultural environment. She loves to travel and to learn about other cultures. She has worked at a translator and foreign language instructor in Europe and the United States. Invariably captivated by the beauty of language, she loves the written and the spoken word and is fascinated by the diversity of human expression.

Carmen Reig

Carmen is from Valencia, but currently lives in London. She loves expressing herself through the manipulation of papers, giving these "forgotten" magazines a new life and also celebrating art in her personal way. She likes to see how the images form and create meaning when she mixes them. The celebration of collages have helped her to awaken her creativity, undertake a journey of inner discovery, and reflect on life.

Christopher Wallaton

Christopher Wallaton is an actor who has appeared in theatre work across the UK and currently lives and works on local projects in the North. Last year he debuted his self-written one man show 'Brawn' at the Brighton Fringe festival where the play received five-star reviews. He returns this year to Brighton with the play as well as its Edinburgh Fringe debut in late August.

Jodie Day

Jodie Day is an analog collage artist who works under the pseudonym of Sacred Cuts. Her work deals with themes of spiritual transitions and rituals. She studied Fine Arts at the Sir John Cass School of Art in London, where she lived and works. You can find her work on her website and Instagram.

Celine Harvard

Celine Harvard has directed, acted, and produced in the U.S. regionally, Off Broadway and Off-Off Broadway for the past three decades. Founding member of Abingdon Theatre Company, DreamMakers, Stagedotcom, and The Alternative Theatre Company. Harvard works closely with playwrights to develop new pieces and bring enlightening work to the stage. She is a writer, editor, and ghostwriter. She has a Master's in Arts Administration from Columbia University where she published Equity and Enmity: Actors' Equity Association's Fight Against Discrimination of African-Americans.

Sarah McCrorey

Sarah is an illustrator/mixed media artist. She is inspired by human impulse, societies and random acts of kindness. You can find more of her work on her Instagram.

Lola Orellano Norris

Born in Spain and raised in Switzerland, Lola grew up in a multilingual, multicultural environment. She loves to travel and to learn about other cultures. She has worked at a translator and foreign language instructor in Europe and the United States. Invariably captivated by the beauty of language, she loves the written and the spoken word and is fascinated by the diversity of human expression.

Rachel Scrivo

Rachel Scrivo is a current student at the Ontario College of Art and Design University, working on a Bachelor's of Fine Arts in Integrated Media. Rachel has a variety of experience in the arts with playing the violin and viola, being a published and award-winning photographer, and currently working on film editing, sound design, animation and film production. She is an advocate for human rights and mental health and throughout the course of her work it has been about creating a dialogue for these subjects. She currently works as a peer worker at LOFT Community Services in Toronto, Canada and encourages art to be a continuous part of its amazing organization.

Alyssa Yeoman

Alyssa Yeoman is a standup comedian based in Seattle, Washington. She has a full life that includes an apartment, a dog, and long legs for her height.

 

 


Volume  IV

[contributors]

 

Uma Arizkun

Uma nació poeta, se inventó despistes en forma de profesiones o relaciones aunque, en el fondo, sabía y siempre supo que era poeta. Por eso ahora recupera ese "tiempo de deskuento" que no ha perdido como periodista, profesora o productora. Ha creado un espacio poético muy personal, crítico y juguetón que invita a pensar y, lo que es mejor, activa las ganas de actuar. Si quieres un cambio, sé tú ese cambio.

Ver más de su trabajo aquí.

Gabriella Carr

Gabriella is a young filmmaker in her final year at university. Films and art that explore gender and mythology are what most interest her. She loves cinematography and strives to create visually stunning pieces which comment on contemporary society.

Rebecca Harland

Rebecca is 24 years old and was born in Sidcup. She is a third year ETA student at Rose Bruford College. Her work is inspired by her amazing grandad who is suffering from Alzheimer's. This piece was inspired by travelling through Prague on a tram. 

Chris Mawson

Chris is predominantly a theatre maker and actor, but also writes to get things off his chest. Chris started writing like this about two years ago and eventually ended up with enough to put in a small book. He self published a book called A Short Story about a Mountain Followed by Some Poems in December of 2016. 

Riccithegod

Ricci is an artist who resides in the Pacific Northwest and focuses on creating unique prints with a variety of tools and materials.

Sadie Williams

Sadie is a poet and didn't know it! Thanks to The Skinned Knee Collective, she's found a big love for writing poetry. She's from Wales and aged 25. She's currently pinched a nerve in her back, but she's doing just fine.

Taylor Ayling

Taylor is a 23 year old artist and performance maker born and based in Bristol. A graduate from Rose Bruford College's European Theatre Arts, his work stems from an attempt to weld together, inside his body and mind, two grand archetypes of personality: classical and romantic. The scrutiny and rigour from the classicist growing inside him layers into his deeply entrenched romantic tendencies to create a hybrid model of working. Through the polarities of this engagement with work, through lightness as well as profundity, Taylor seeks to expose and glorify the mystical contradictions that lie at the heart of the human experience. PNW Artist. Creator of metaphysical fantasy worlds by way of collage and illustration.

Dalila Eslava

Dalila es de Teruel y nació en 1994. Graduada en Psicología, actualmente realiza el Máster en Intervención Psicológia en Ámbitos Sociales. Comenzó escribiendo en la página Malditos Poetas y ha seguido creciendo en recitales en diversos bares y festivales como Quema de Artistas. Ha publicado en la Revista Cultural Turia, en la Revista Kelatza y en el Diario de Teruel.

Ver más de su trabajo aquí.

Alice Hume

Alice Hume is a textile artist who studied Fashion & Textile Design at Winchester School of Art where she specialised in Woven Textiles. Since having her studio at the Hotwalls in old Portsmouth, she now creates contemporary woven wall hangings and interior pieces using unusual materials of copper, raffia, recycled denim and driftwood. 

Sarah McCrorey

Sarah is an illustrator/mixed media artist. She is inspired by human impulse, societies and random acts of kindness. You can find more of her work on her Instagram.

Bethan Screen

EasyJet-setter, vagablonde, bag-lady.

British actress, writer, puppeteer, and co-editor of The Skinned Knee Collective.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Eleanor Capaldi

Eleanor is a Film and TV graduate from the University of Glasgow, with a background in journalism (VICE, The Skinny, Glasgow Film Theatre). She is published in Bare Fiction, Paisley Poems, and has written and performed spoken word at Mugstock, Oxjam, and West End Festivals. Her short film Pull screend at SQIFF and Inverness Film Festivals. She currently works in a museum, the exhibits haven't come to life just yet, but theres' time. 

Carla Gabarda

Carla es de Valencia y nació en 1991. Graduada en Bellas Artes por la Universidad Politécnica de Valencia (UPV) donde principalmente se especializó en pintura. Máster en Pensamiento Filosófico Contemporáneo por la Universidad de Valencia (UV). Su trabajo radica en la representación de diferentes problemáticas actuales por medio de la pintra y el dibujo, centrándose en las que posean una raíz violenta profundamente arraigada a la base del sistema en que vivimos.

Para ello compone imágenes de denuncia implícita, donde la calma prima por delante de esa violencia obviada. De esta forma pretende suscitar diferente preguntas acerca de la verdadera naturaleza de estas imágenes, y ponerlas en cuestión.

Sarah Lutz

Sarah is an artist reflecting and creating in the Asheville area. Her work is the best way she has found to know herself. Each piece she makes is an absorption that her unconscious wants to bring to the surface. She is interested in metaphor of contemplation mixed with effects. She draws a lot from nature, film photography, and meditation. Sarah is working on a body of work, along with a book of poetry and art called Etherealism, hopefully to be done sometime in 2018.

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, audio-visual creator, and editor of The Skinned Knee Collective. 

Izzi Vasquez

Izzi Vasquez is an illustrator from Seattle, WA. You can check out her work at izzivasquez.fun or on Instagram

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Trevor Brown

Trevor lives and works in Seattle. He likes thinking about styrofoam and plants (among other things). 

Matt Fatt

Matt Fatt is a transgender anarchist folk artist from Seattle, WA who plays music under the name Alice May! They write and perform short stories, poetry, and folk songs whenever they aren't too damn busy working. 

Sarah Hume

Sarah is a local artist from Portsmouth, England. Her work consists of bold, bright colours that can really captivate a person. Her most recent work has been paintings of butterflies. Sarah has a particular interest in nature and the development and growth of flowers and butterflies. She is most compelled to painting butterflies and flowers when they are at the last stage of their metamorphism. Butterflies are such extraordinarily stunning creatures and capturing this is something she greatly enjoys. Sarah sees butterflies as very spiritual animals and feels that there is a definite link between both them and ourselves as humans. In life, we all experience the process of not knowing what to do in a situation where we feel lost. When a caterpillar becomes a butterfly this reflects a person finding that purpose they have been searching for. A person is then able to burst their wings open and flourish in what makes them most happy and fulfilled.

Maya Milton

Focusing on spirituality and the human figure, Maya blends ideas of time, power, and oneness to create images that show the beauty of time and space itself.

Imogen Stirling

Imogen is a spoken word artist from Edinburgh, Scotland.

Having worked and performed long-term as a musician and theatre maker, these two aspects of her creative background fused naturally and dynamically to lead to her current spoken word endeavours. 

Performance quality is of huge importance to Imogen, and is a reason why she was drawn specifically to spoken word. All her poetry is written with a view to being read aloud. She aims to make her performances personal and honest, and writes with an inherent musicality which she believes comes across in her reading and contributes to an engaging and moving performance.

Imogen's writing had always had a social aim, exploring key issues and concerns within societies, but focusing on the personal stories among them. Past work of hers has covered themes such as intricacies of modern relationships, the treatment of mental well-being in an increasingly desensitised society, and the ever-evolving understanding of how gender exists and is approached today.

 

 


Volume  III

[contributors]

 

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. View his Instagram for more of his work.

Hannah Sandle

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

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.

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, audio-visual creator, 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.


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, audio-visual creator, 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, audio-visual creator, 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.