ARTISTS TO WATCH

PERFORMER AND WRITER: PATTY GONE   Still from Painted Dreams, Season 1, Patty Gone, 2017

PERFORMER AND WRITER: PATTY GONE

Still from Painted Dreams, Season 1, Patty Gone, 2017

NET-BASED ARTIST, CONTENT CURATOR, AND SPIRIT GUIDE:  ELIZABETH MPUTU   Documentation of Sanza, performance piece, 2017

NET-BASED ARTIST, CONTENT CURATOR, AND SPIRIT GUIDE:
ELIZABETH MPUTU

Documentation of Sanza, performance piece, 2017

VISUAL ARTIST, MUSICIAN, PUBLIC LIBRARY ACTIVIST, QUEER-ECO RADICAL FEMINIST: COLEY MIXAN

VISUAL ARTIST, MUSICIAN, PUBLIC LIBRARY ACTIVIST, QUEER-ECO RADICAL FEMINIST: COLEY MIXAN

ANIMATOR, PHOTOGRAPHER, ILLUSTRATOR, DIGITAL MEDIA AND SOUND ARTIST: RICHIE BROWN

ANIMATOR, PHOTOGRAPHER, ILLUSTRATOR, DIGITAL MEDIA AND SOUND ARTIST: RICHIE BROWN

ELECTRONICS ARTIST: REILLY DONOVAN   Vesica Pisces, Virtual Reality Experience in Collaboration with Noisefold, 2017

ELECTRONICS ARTIST: REILLY DONOVAN

Vesica Pisces, Virtual Reality Experience in Collaboration with Noisefold, 2017

ANIMATOR AND DIGITAL ARTIST: WONG PING   Still from Jungle of Desire, 2015

ANIMATOR AND DIGITAL ARTIST: WONG PING

Still from Jungle of Desire, 2015

ARTIST, CRITIC, AND FICTIONAL PERSONA: WILLIAM POWHIDA    Installation shot from On The Contemporary, 2018

ARTIST, CRITIC, AND FICTIONAL PERSONA: WILLIAM POWHIDA

Installation shot from On The Contemporary, 2018

 

PROJECTS

THE SIMULATED METROPOLIS  ARCADE ISSUE 37.1 WINTER 2019  FEATURE EDITOR

THE SIMULATED METROPOLIS

ARCADE ISSUE 37.1 WINTER 2019

FEATURE EDITOR


THE STRANGER ARTS AND PERFORMANCE  SEATTLE’S ONLY NEWSPAPER  FREELANCE ART CRITIC

THE STRANGER ARTS AND PERFORMANCE

SEATTLE’S ONLY NEWSPAPER

FREELANCE ART CRITIC


MONDAY VOL. 3 ETUDES  DIGITIZATION AND PERSONAL TRAUMA: PROCESSING STRESS AND LOSS THROUGH NEW MEDIA EXPRESSIONS

MONDAY VOL. 3 ETUDES

DIGITIZATION AND PERSONAL TRAUMA: PROCESSING STRESS AND LOSS THROUGH NEW MEDIA EXPRESSIONS

THERE IS NO NEUTRAL  POLITICAL EXPRESSIONS POST 2016 ELECTION  FOUNDER/CURATOR

THERE IS NO NEUTRAL

POLITICAL EXPRESSIONS POST 2016 ELECTION

FOUNDER/CURATOR


digital media’s intersection with art is the new contemporary critical practice. the meme as an instant snip of information passed across screens now represents an entirely transient culture of artistic expression. these works present themselves as intangible and are therefore unreliant on traditional galleries and resistant to commodification. with newhive, tumblr, youtube/vimeo, behance etc. now hosting works in “cloud galleries”, progressive artists can operate outside of the plastic arts. the plastic arts are not dead - yet - but leave us wanting. the evolution from photography -> replication -> video art -> virtual and social media has become my area of focus because it is our new vehicle of self expression. like baudelaire’s elevation of ‘the every man’, society today elevates the digital presence as integral to our everyday functions. we are saturated in a period of the arts in which the artist re-presents their identity as a digital manifestation of expression and shares it globally.


CONTACT

To collaborate, curate, or caffeinate, email me: memes@leahstlawrence.com