Joseph A. W. Quintelacreates art that explores themes of natural affinities, material excess, and a curious interplay between the exuberant and the meditative. His practice harnesses a fluency in a variety of media including paint, LED light, books, and culinary ingredients. Solo exhibitions in New York have included Between Two Worlds (2016), The Quarters Project (2015), Portrait of the Cast of You in Eye (2013) and FOOT | KNOTS (2012). Ongoing displays of his work are installed at The Strand, Central Booking (LES), and Salinas Restaurant (Chelsea)
A native New Yorker, Barbara Rosenthal is a prolific, idiosyncratic, highly original Media and Performance artist, referred to in print as “Media Poet” in The Village Voice and elsewhere since the 1980s. She produced her first Performance/Installation in 1968, and Photography/Video in 1976, often mixing her Surreal Photographs with her texts, and such works are in the collections of MoMA, Whitney, Tate, etc.
Stephen Lipuma is a native New Yorker with a deep devotion to his photography and cinematography. Upon graduating from the School of Visual Arts in 1998 he has worn many hats. He has worked as both producer and photographer for a variety of publications and media outlets. He has also written music under the monikers Snob Hill, The Kindly Ones and The Exeter Popes. The Exeter Popes were featured on MTV in 2009 representing the year's top band in New York City. Although only recently showing his photography to the public he has had solo shows in both Brooklyn (2010) and in Spain (2012). In (2013) he co-founded the artist collective and event space Court Tree Collective. Court Tree Collective is a group of artists and chefs with a shared aim of bringing art and cultural events to their unique gallery/event space in Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn. He currently lives in Sunset Park with his wife Amy and daughter Rose.
Marcy Brafman is a painter who lives and works in NYC in a second story studio high atop the glorious Holland Tunnel. Her work is concerned with the icons and indicators of life on the ground, in the media, and in our collective mindset. Her paintings and drawings are oracles and vectors of the miraculous and the terrible. And the terribly wonderful. Marcy is a native of Brooklyn, NY and studied Fine Arts at Bard College.
Eryk Wenziakis Editor-in-Chief of rIgor mort.US, art editor at A-minor Magazine, and art director at A-minor Press. His poetry has appeared in numerous journals, including elimae, Used Furniture Review, HOUSEFIRE, Connotation Press, Psychic Meatloaf, and Short, Fast, and Deadly. He has published four chapbooks: 4am, a visual poetry collection published by No Press (Canada); 1975, an experimental poem published by Deadly Chaps (US) which was nominated for a Pushcart Prize; Status Programs | Some Rules For Us To Break, a collaborative writing effort which utilizes Facebook to generate the output of poetry; You are my anti-spam hero, a collection of spam-email subject headings published by Twenty-four Hours Press (US) and also nominated for a Pushcart Prize.
Mo Baretta is a Brooklyn based artist. She studied landscape architecture, fine art and graphic design at Colorado State University. She has an extensive and dynamic show portfolio with solo gallery shows and collaborative shows nation wide.
Mo’s visual art is based on the premise of the Divine Feminine and exposing the limitless potential of the human spirit. Her imagery is of the empowered, strong and spiritual Goddess, Warrior and Creator Archetypes. She works to portray the power that we hold to embrace our darkness while illuminating our inner light, while simultaneously juggling the dynamic and powerful struggle between the world within and the world without.