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Amanda Quinn Olivar | West Coast Editor Native Angeleno Amanda Quinn Olivar is producing the documentary series Seeing is Believing: Women Direct, and sits on the board of The Chimaera Project, a non-profit presenting opportunities for women and promoting gender equality in the media arts.  She was raised surrounded by art & artists which led to her path as an arts advocate.  Amanda received the HeArt Award for her work benefiting A Window Between Worlds and has curated exhibits at venues such as the Skirball Cultural Center, The Cornell Art Museum, the Fresno Art Museum, and the Brand Art Center.

Amanda Quinn Olivar | West Coast Editor

Native Angeleno Amanda Quinn Olivar is producing the documentary series Seeing is Believing: Women Direct, and sits on the board of The Chimaera Projecta non-profit presenting opportunities for women and promoting gender equality in the media arts.  She was raised surrounded by art & artists which led to her path as an arts advocate.  Amanda received the HeArt Award for her work benefiting A Window Between Worlds and has curated exhibits at venues such as the Skirball Cultural CenterThe Cornell Art Museum, the Fresno Art Museum, and the Brand Art Center.

Catherine Haggarty | New York Catherine Haggarty is an artist, curator and writer. She received her M.F.A from Mason Gross, Rutgers University in 2011 and is currently a member of the artist run curatorial collective and exhibition space, Ortega y Gasset in Gowanus, Brooklyn. In 2016 Catherine's work traveled to Paper Paris with Look & Listen, Art on Paper Fair as part of Armory week with Proto Gallery and a solo show at This Friday or Next Friday Gallery in Dumbo, Brooklyn. Publications include The Black and White Project (2015) for the Sluice Art Fair, London, UK. Haggarty was the recipient of the ESKFF Emerging Artist Grant and Residency at Mana Contemporary in 2014 along with the DNA Residency in Provincetown, MA in 2016.

Catherine Haggarty | New York

Catherine Haggarty is an artist, curator and writer. She received her M.F.A from Mason Gross, Rutgers University in 2011 and is currently a member of the artist run curatorial collective and exhibition space, Ortega y Gasset in Gowanus, Brooklyn. In 2016 Catherine's work traveled to Paper Paris with Look & Listen, Art on Paper Fair as part of Armory week with Proto Gallery and a solo show at This Friday or Next Friday Gallery in Dumbo, Brooklyn. Publications include The Black and White Project (2015) for the Sluice Art Fair, London, UK. Haggarty was the recipient of the ESKFF Emerging Artist Grant and Residency at Mana Contemporary in 2014 along with the DNA Residency in Provincetown, MA in 2016.

J. Fiona Ragheb | Detroit J. Fiona Ragheb is a curator, designer and writer who currently focuses on creative strategies for the studio division of UAP. Although she now calls the metropolitan Detroit area home, her career has taken her from the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, to the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York, and the Broad Art Foundation in Los Angeles. In her nearly decade-long tenure at the Guggenheim, she organized exhibitions on a range of contemporary subjects. She has authored and contributed to publications for the Guggenheim Museum, Vancouver Art Gallery, Walker Art Center, and Yale University Art Gallery, as well as journals such as Afterimage: The Journal of Media Arts and Cultural Criticism and Object Magazine.

J. Fiona Ragheb | Detroit

J. Fiona Ragheb is a curator, designer and writer who currently focuses on creative strategies for the studio division of UAP. Although she now calls the metropolitan Detroit area home, her career has taken her from the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, to the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York, and the Broad Art Foundation in Los Angeles. In her nearly decade-long tenure at the Guggenheim, she organized exhibitions on a range of contemporary subjects. She has authored and contributed to publications for the Guggenheim Museum, Vancouver Art Gallery, Walker Art Center, and Yale University Art Gallery, as well as journals such as Afterimage: The Journal of Media Arts and Cultural Criticism and Object Magazine.

Andy Wicks | London Andy Wicks runs London based gallery Castor Projects, which opened its first permanent space in January 2016. Castor Projects focuses on enabling ambitious and site responsive exhibitions with emerging and interdisciplinary artists. Having originally trained and practiced as an artist, Wicks spent a number of years as an installer and fabricator for London galleries before opening his own. He also sits on the board of Trustees at the Florence Trust, a long established Arts charity offering year long studio based residencies and mentoring from a Grade-1 listed neo-Gothic church in North London.

Andy Wicks | London

Andy Wicks runs London based gallery Castor Projects, which opened its first permanent space in January 2016. Castor Projects focuses on enabling ambitious and site responsive exhibitions with emerging and interdisciplinary artists. Having originally trained and practiced as an artist, Wicks spent a number of years as an installer and fabricator for London galleries before opening his own. He also sits on the board of Trustees at the Florence Trust, a long established Arts charity offering year long studio based residencies and mentoring from a Grade-1 listed neo-Gothic church in North London.

John Olivar | Associate Editor Freelance writer and editor John Olivar received a Pillsbury Grant for Creative Writing, distributed through the Santa Barbara Foundation.  His work has appeared in Spectrum (Santa Barbara), Storyville (Chigwell, UK), online at The American Center for Artists, and in other publications.

John Olivar | Associate Editor

Freelance writer and editor John Olivar received a Pillsbury Grant for Creative Writing, distributed through the Santa Barbara Foundation.  His work has appeared in Spectrum (Santa Barbara), Storyville (Chigwell, UK), online at The American Center for Artists, and in other publications.

Anne Marie Taylor | Los Angeles Anne Marie Taylor is the director of Evergreene Studio, a roving contemporary art gallery based in Los Angeles where she also works as an independent curator and writer. She received her B.A. in Visual Arts at Eugene Lang College at the New School in New York, while creating installations and videos for musical performances. Anne Marie is currently working as an editor of several independently published books of artist’s work (TBA).

Anne Marie Taylor | Los Angeles

Anne Marie Taylor is the director of Evergreene Studio, a roving contemporary art gallery based in Los Angeles where she also works as an independent curator and writer. She received her B.A. in Visual Arts at Eugene Lang College at the New School in New York, while creating installations and videos for musical performances. Anne Marie is currently working as an editor of several independently published books of artist’s work (TBA).

Semra Sevin | Berlin Fashion and art photographer, Semra Sevin studied photography in Germany and film studies in the US.  She worked in Paris on sets of some of the most established names in fashion photography, including Dominique Issermann and Inez & Vinoodh. After her film studies, Semra moved back to Berlin in order to pursue her art work. She is the founder of the fashion platform Reglam, which promotes diversity and challenges established patterns and cliches.  Sevin's art photography is experimental in nature and builds on the tradition established by some of the giants of photography: Man Ray, Alvin Langdon Coburn, Laszlo Moholy-Nagy and Hans Breder.  Her artwork has been shown by galleries in Europe and the United States.

Semra Sevin | Berlin

Fashion and art photographer, Semra Sevin studied photography in Germany and film studies in the US.  She worked in Paris on sets of some of the most established names in fashion photography, including Dominique Issermann and Inez & Vinoodh. After her film studies, Semra moved back to Berlin in order to pursue her art work. She is the founder of the fashion platform Reglam, which promotes diversity and challenges established patterns and cliches.  Sevin's art photography is experimental in nature and builds on the tradition established by some of the giants of photography: Man Ray, Alvin Langdon Coburn, Laszlo Moholy-Nagy and Hans Breder.  Her artwork has been shown by galleries in Europe and the United States.

Timothy Buckwalter | San Francisco Tim Buckwalter is the gallery director at NIAD Art Center, a studio art program helping adult artists with disabilities tell their stories in contemporary art idioms. They make fantastic work. You should buy some. Or least stop in and see the project. A long time ago, he answered the telephone, responding to complaints about art at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Buckwalter got earfuls of grief when Stallone left the Rocky statute at the top of the museum steps. Before that he was paid to draw his friends' homework, tracing images out of magazines and comic books into some kind of narrative. Now, he lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with his wife, journalist and author Nell Bernstein, and our kids Nick and Ruby. And he makes appropriation art, still.

Timothy Buckwalter | San Francisco

Tim Buckwalter is the gallery director at NIAD Art Center, a studio art program helping adult artists with disabilities tell their stories in contemporary art idioms. They make fantastic work. You should buy some. Or least stop in and see the project. A long time ago, he answered the telephone, responding to complaints about art at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Buckwalter got earfuls of grief when Stallone left the Rocky statute at the top of the museum steps. Before that he was paid to draw his friends' homework, tracing images out of magazines and comic books into some kind of narrative. Now, he lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with his wife, journalist and author Nell Bernstein, and our kids Nick and Ruby. And he makes appropriation art, still.