Alannah Farrell is a visual artist born and raised in the sticks of rural upstate New York. Working predominantly with painting and photography, Alannah seamlessly creates work across mediums that explore the artist's complex relationship to gender, personal narrative and emotionality.
She graduated from Cooper Union in 2010 with a BFA in Fine Arts and has been published in several magazines including The Wild, Quiet Lunch, Posture, Dark Beauty, Creem, Italian Vogue, Madame Figaro, Buffet, Daddy Issues, Volup2, and Beauty Today. In 2015 she completed a painting residency at Rox Gallery and several of her paintings will be in an upcoming show at City Bird gallery. Her work has been shown in NYC and Berlin. She has modeled for many artists including Stephane Coutelle, Sophia Wallace, and Ryan Mcginley.
Recently a friend informed her that her sleepy face and tits are hanging out on a page in Artforum.
Born in 1990, Jordan E. Franklin is a poet born and raised in Brooklyn. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from Brooklyn College in 2012 earning a BFA in Creative Writing. An avowed lover of music, her tastes and preferences often pepper her poems. She can frequently be found performing in various reading series around NYC including "Having A Whiskey Coke With You" and "The Buzzards' Banquet."
A newly admitted candidate to Stony Brook Southampton's MFA program in Creative Writing, she will begin her studies in the Fall.
Hailing from Brooklyn, NY, with Haitian roots, Joanne Petit-Frére is a sculptor, and hair designer, creating intricate, avant-garde crowns out of braided hair. Joanne's sculptures juxtapose traditional East and West African adornments and culture with baroque opulence, and are rich with commentary on colonialism and the appropriation of African culture. Her work has been featured in many publications including Vogue Italia, Vogue Japan, Harvard University's Transitions Magazine, and the digital magazinedesignboom. She has worked as a production designer creating her custom hair sculptures for Beyoncé, Joey Badass, Les Nubians, and Meshell Ndegeocello, among others. She has studied at FIT, Cooper Union, The Academy of Architecture Amsterdam, and Central Saint Martins. Joanne's goals include creating a firm of hair braiders, braid designers, weave artists and hair prop artists.
Lily Gist is a visual artist living in Brooklyn, NY. In her series, Metrics, she explores new ways to measure, study, and share experiences to account for the biases and blindspots in our self perception.
Her work has been featured in several group shows in the NYC and Boston areas, and her Hundreds of Graphs of You was included in the Gutai Card Box at the Guggenheim Museum's "Gutai: Splendid Playground" (2013). (lilygist.com)
Lucia Love hails from the deep woods of Connecticut where there were bald eagles and black bears easily seen roaming outside bathroom windows. She now resides in Brooklyn where it is more common to see ice cream trucks and pan-handlers. Her dream jobs have included (but are not limited to) illustrating Magic: The Gathering cards, operating fighter jets, being the reincarnation of Pierre Cardin, and creating a cartoon for Adult Swim about a rabbit who works as a surgeon haunted by compulsive masturbation. Her work is unbound by specific medium and has been exhibited in venues such as Family Business, the Last Brucennial, the Cue Foundation, and B2OA gallery.
Claire Molek is a Chicago-based curator who specializes in working with emerging contemporary artists as well as producing small and large-scale art events. She began her career working for Tony Fitzpatrick, and then by opening a quickly celebrated store-front apartment gallery in 2009 with now filmmaker Erin Babbin and food artist Nick Jirasek. She went on to open and run pop-up Hauser Gallery in 2012 with photographer Marc Hauser and later founded and directed Brave New Art World, an interdisciplinary, widely attended art walk which paired galleries with food and beverage companies, brought guerilla performers and installations into the street, and celebrated our togetherness within the industry, throughout 2013. She now works primarily as a project, art and industry consultant, as well as an independent curator/dealer. She is known throughout Chicago and in the media as a "local darling," a "ball-busting iconoclast," industry innovator, guerrilla curator, facilitator, and all around support system for young artists. (clairemolek.com)
Aviva is a nomad, artist, and rebel with too many causes.
She graduated Harvard Graduate School of Education, where she studied development, psychology, and advocacy. Her goal for the future is to work with adolescents exposed to trauma in Israel.
Lucy Parks is a New York-based activist, educator, and spoken word artist. Born and raised in the Appalachian Mountains, Lucy fulfilled the requisite small-town queer narrative by moving to the big city right after high school. However, Lucy continues to honor Appalachian heritage and identifies as an ethical redneck. Lucy is most regularly found sitting in long meetings about the education crisis and the criminal justice system or teaching a class of kindergarteners in Ridgewood, Queens. The most passionate organizing and artistic work that Lucy does revolves around prison abolition, queer identity, and access to higher education.
Molly Rose Quinn
Molly Rose Quinn is a poet and Executive Director of OUTMemphis. Her poems appear in Black Warrior Review, The Offing, Everyday Genius, No, dear, Two Serious Ladies, Four Way Review,Powder Keg, and other places. Her essays and interviews appear in The Atlas Review, Freerange Nonfiction, The L Magazine, and The Brooklyn Rail, and she is a contributor to Scout. She is a fiction committee member for the Brooklyn Book Festival and co-organizer of the Moby-Dick Marathon NYC. She was raised in Memphis, Tennessee
Diana Salvatore is a writer and artist living in Brooklyn, NY. Her stories and poetry feature brutally honest, hilariously relatable accounts of life as a young woman in New York City and elsewhere. After living and working in Provence under the tutelage of French artist Sandrine Christophle, Diana completed stints in the editorial department of Martha Stewart Living, and the fashion closet of Seventeen magazine. An avid home cook, her latest endeavor is a collection of recipes inspired by her Mediterranean roots. Check future issues of Suffragette City for Diana's latest works.
Linda Stern’s first poetry collection, Why We Go by Twos, is available from Barefoot Muse Press and through Amazon.com. Her poems have appeared in The New Criterion, Mezzo Cammin,The Raintown Review, Big City Lit, and Kin Poetry Journal among other publications, and she has poems forthcoming in American Arts Quarterly and the anthology Songs for a Passbook Torch(Cherry Castle Publishing). She co-published the poetry magazine Endymion and, more recently, was associate editor of the online poetry journal Umbrella.
Gerry Visco is a performer, writer, and photographer. She is illegally blonde and lives on the Upper East Side of Manhattan.
She has performed at such venues as the Cutting Room, Dixon Place, Theater for the New City, The Museum of Arts and Design, the Creative Time Gala, The Wild Project, Chantal’s House of Shame in Berlin, Envoy Gallery, The Slipper Room, and nightclubs all over Brooklyn and Manhattan. She has appeared in several films, music videos, and TV shows, including Woody Allen’sStardust Memories, Mozart In the Jungle, Oddities, Love, Lust, or Run, Hellaware, and Abel Ferrara’s 4.44 Last Day on Earth. Visco currently writes for Interview magazine, Vice, and online art magazine Hyperallergic. She has written hundreds of articles which have appeared in NY Press and Out. Her photography has appeared in NY Magazine, The Village Voice, The Daily News, and Gawker and has been shown at the Munch Gallery in NYC, and Gallery U in Montclair, NJ and Detroit, Michigan. The Village Voice named her Bravest Nightlife Photographer of 2010. Gerry holds a BA in Literature, an MFA in Writing, and an MS in Journalism from Columbia University and is a certified yoga teacher from the Iyengar Institute. She also has a day job in educational administration.
She is currently writing a tell-all memoir about her colorful life as muse, fag hag, and rent girl, in the gritty glamorous world of New York City during the 1970s and 1980s.