JOHN BISCELLO: Originally from Brooklyn, writer, poet, playwright and performer, John Biscello has called Taos NM home since 2001. He is the author of two novels, Broken Land, a Brooklyn Tale and Raking the Dust, as well as a collection of stories. To see more of his work, visit johnbiscello.com
PRAJNA DESAI: Prajna Desai is a writer and curator. Her writing about art, fringe practices, photography and politics has appeared in Frieze, Artforum, Aperture, Art in America, Caravan, GQ India, Art India, and on Guernica, tcj.com, and openDemocracy. She is the author of The Indecisive Chicken: Stories and recipes from eight Dharavi cooks (2015), a book about food, aesthetics, and women’s labor among migrant communities in Mumbai. This year she serves as a curator for Mumbai Focus Photography Festival 2017.
COLIN DICKEY: Colin Dickey is the author of Ghostland: An American History in Haunted Places (Viking), along with two other books of nonfiction. He is also the editor, with Joanna Ebenstein, of The Morbid Anatomy Anthology, and he teaches at National University.
JOHANNA DRUCKER: Johanna Drucker is an artist, writer, and critic known for her creative work in experimental writing, typography, and artist’s books; she is equally revered for her scholarly work on aesthetics, digital humanities, and the visual forms of knowledge production. Ms. Drucker is the Breslauer Professor of Bibliographical Studies in the Department of Information Studies at UCLA.
PHOEBE HOBAN: Contributing editor at RIOT MATERIAL. Phoebe Hoban has written about culture and the arts for a variety of publications, including The New York Times, New York Magazine, The Wall Street Journal, Vogue, Vanity Fair, GQ, Harper’s Bazaar, ARTnews, and The New York Observer, among others. She is the author of three artist biographies: Basquiat: A Quick Killing in Art, (1998), published as an e-book in May, 2016; Alice Neel: The Art of Not Sitting Pretty, (2010) and Lucian Freud: Eyes Wide Open, (2014).
JACQUELINE BELL JOHNSON: Jackie is a sculptor, writer, and educator living, working, and exhibiting in the Los Angeles area. JacquelineBellJohnson.com
PANCHO LIPSCHITZ: Mr. Lipschitz is A Barrio Flaneur and a Barrio flan connoisseur. Follow him on Instagram @pancho_lipschitz
CHRISTOPHER MICHNO: Christopher Michno is a Los Angeles area art writer and the Associate Editor of Artillery. His work has also appeared in KCET’s Artbound, the LA Weekly, ICON, and numerous other publications. He is also an editor for DoppelHouse Press, an LA based publisher that specializes in art, architecture and the stories of émigrés.
NANCY KAY TURNER: Nancy Kay Turner is an artist, arts writer and educator who has written for ARTWEEK, ARTSCENE and Visions Magazine. She fled NewYork for the sun and fun of California and has never looked back.
RACHEL REID WILKIE: Contributing editor at RIOT MATERIAL. Rachel has extensive experience in the Arts and has been a major player in the international fashion industry for the past 20 years.