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Contributors

A list of TSKC contributors

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The Year of Colors


BLUE

 

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.


YELLOW

 

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.

 

 


RED

 

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.