CHRISTOPHER HASSETT: Founder and editor-in-chief of RIOT MATERIAL. Christopher Hassett is a writer, painter and cultural critic. He is the author of the apocalyptic bedtime tale, The Boundary Stone. His artwork can be viewed at christopher hassett.com
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
ELLEN C. CALDWELL: An LA-born and -based art historian, writer, and educator, Ellen C. Caldwell reflects upon art, visual culture, identity, memory, and history for JSTOR Daily and New American Paintings. To see more of her work, visit eclaire.me.
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.
JOE DONNELLY: Joe Donnelly is an award-winning journalist, writer and editor. He is currently Visiting Assistant Professor of English and Journalism at Whittier College. Donnelly’s short story “Bonus Baby”, published in the spring/summer 2015 issue of Zyzzyva, is featured in the 2016 O. Henry Prize Stories Collection as one of the 20 best short stories of the year. His work has appeared in the Los Angeles Review of Books, Huck, Los Angeles Weekly, Los Angeles Times, takepart.com, Washington Post, and many more.
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.
MEGAN M. GARWOOD: Megan is a New York writer, editor, and contributor to RIOT MATERIAL and Living Form. Her work appears in various publications, including The Wall Street Journal and SUITED. She is the founding editor of Chalet Magazine and has held contributing editorial positions at Whitehot Magazine, On-Verge, and RIPP. Her guilty pleasures include metaethics and “The Twilight Zone” marathons.
JONATHAN GRIFFIN: Jonathan Griffin is a British art critic based in Los Angeles. He is a contributing editor for Frieze magazine and he also writes for Art Review, Art in America, Art Agenda, the Financial Times and other publications. His book On Fire is out now, published by Paper Monument.
LORRAINE HEITZMAN: Lorraine is an artist and writer living in Los Angeles. She has written about the local arts community for ArtCricketLA and Armseye Magazine and is currently a regular contributor to Art and Cake. In addition to exhibiting her art, Lorraine has her own blog, countingknuckles.com, and her art can be seen on her website lorraineheitzman.com
MICHAEL HILSMAN: Michael makes non-literal paintings of objects and figures that explore the absurdity, fragility, and latent spirituality of the human experience. His work has been exhibited in the U.S. and abroad and has been included in such periodicals as The New York Times, The Huffington Post, Modern Painters, The Boston Globe, New American Paintings, Arte Mondadori, and Le Point.
PHOEBE HOBAN: 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).
ARABELLA HUTTER von ARX: Arabella Hutter von Arx is a writer with a background in film and TV production. While producing for the BBC, Channel 4, Gaumont, Bravo (Inside the Actors’ Studio) then working as the executive director of IQ, an international organization of producers, she contributed regularly articles for magazines and European newspapers. She devotes now all her time to writing, with a particular focus on the arts and on women’s issues.
MICHAEL D. KENNEDY: Michael D. Kennedy (@Prof_Kennedy) is professor of sociology and international and public affairs at Brown University. Throughout his career, Kennedy has addressed East European social movements, national identifications, and systemic change. For the last 15 years, he also has worked in the sociology of public knowledge, global transformations, and cultural politics, focusing most recently on social movements, universities, and solidarity within and across nations. His book, Globalizing Knowledge: Intellectuals, Universities and Publics in Transformation, is available at Stanford University Press.
DONALD LINDEMAN: Majored in Art History at Colgate University, BA, 1974, and earned his MA in Art History, Columbia University, New York, 1976. From1993 to 2007, he was indexer and then Assistant Editor at Art Index, H.W. Wilson Co (metadata since sold to EBSCO). His MA thesis was “The Art of Paul Kleein Transition: 1918-1925.”
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.
ROBIN SCHER: A New York-based South African writer, Robin is also a graduate of the Cultural Reporting and Criticism program at NYU.
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.