MATERIAL is a journal started by artists interested in the writings of other artists. We are a home for divergent opinions, uses, and appropriations of language, encouraging "speculations and appreciations, rantings if need be, phantasies, lectures, nocturnes...and inventions."(*). We solicit friction and conviviality both, from a wide community of artists.
Reference URL: http://www.materialpress.org/ , 12/10/2015.
BECKY BEASLEY is an artist who also writes. Recent solo exhibitions: Three Notable American Novellas, Laura Bartlett Gallery (London, November - December 2007) and Eleven Years Later, Office Baroque (Antwerp, October - November 2007)
OLIVIA BOOTH lives, works, makes, and sometimes shows, paintings (mostly on glass) in Los Angeles. She attended Pilchuck in the summer of 2006.
ANDREA BÜTTNER is an artist based in London. She studied Art History and Philosophy in Tübingen and Berlin and Fine arts in Stuttgart, Berlin and London, with recent exhibitions of her work at Frankfurter Kunstverein, Hollybush Gardens (London) and Badischer Kunstverein (Karlsruhe). She is a PhD candidate at the Royal College of Art in London.
NICHOLAS GRIDER is an artist and writer currently living in Los Angeles.
MARIE JAGER was born in Copenhagen, Denmark in 1975. She is now based in Los Angeles where she received her MFA from the University of Southern California in 2004. Her work has been presented in such venues as Artists Space (New York), China Art Objects (Los Angeles), the MAK Center (Los Angeles), Croy Nielsen (Berlin), and Jeffrey Charles Gallery (London). She was included in the 2006 California Biennial and her work was recently part of the DVD Compiler 2 curated by Daniel Bauman and screened at the Swiss Institute in New York. Her work has been written about recently in Flash Art and Artforum.
PETER KIRBY is an artist and writer living in London and, occasionally, Cornwall. His work has appeared in the Guardian, Design Museum, Drawbridge Journal, Tate St. Ives in collaboration with Richard Long and the past two London Architectural Biennales. He is currently working on a walking trilogy and a novella with photographer Annabel Elston and designer Kate Tregoning.
DARREN O'DONNELL is a writer and artistic director of Mammalian Diving Reflex. His most recent book, Social Acupuncture, argues for a neophilistinian aesthetic of civic engagement and his latest project Haircuts by Children, features 10-year-old kids cutting the public's hair in salons in New York, Los Angeles, Dublin, Birmingham, Portland, Toronto, Sydney and Vancouver.
KATRINA PALMER is an MPhil student at the Royal College of Art Sculpture School, London.
HIRSCH PERLMAN is an artist and Associate Professor and Area Head of Sculpture at UCLA. To purchase his unlimited edition of the official U.S. Army Counter-Insurgency Manual for $29, contact Alexandra Gaty. All proceeds will benefit The Center for Constitutional Rights (working to restore Habeas Corpus) and National Popular Vote (working to abolish the power of the electoral college).
OLIVIER RICHON was born in Lausanne in 1956. He studied film and photographic arts at the Polytechnic of Central London, and graduated with a BA (hons) in 1980 and a Master of Philosophy in 1988. His recent monograph, Real Allegories, is published by Steidl, with texts by Leslie Dick and Darian Leader. He is Professor of Photography at the Royal College of Art, London.
CHARLOTTE SMITH is a British artist and writer currently living and working in Los Angeles, California, where she is completing her MFA Interdisciplinary Studio at UCLA. Her practice is an investigation of spatial occupation, appropriation and function, specifically examining the language of intermediate or non-places and the entry of the subject into this structure.
ROMAN VASSEUR is an artist living happily amongst the wreckage of Empire in London's East End. He is also part time Senior Lecturer in the School of Fine Arts, Bristol. He has exhibited at Jeffrey Charles Gallery (London), the ICA (London), and KX Gallery (Hamburg).
Reference URL: http://www.materialpress.org/issue1/ , 12/10/2015.