Jodie Mack

Jodie Mack is a British experimental animator who received a Masters of Fine Arts in film, video and new media from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2007 and now is an associate Professor of Animation at Dartmouth College. She uses collage in her handmade films to explore the relationship between graphic cinema and storytelling as well as the tension between form and meaning. One of her videos “Unsubscribe No. 4: The Saddest Song in the world” shows a college of paper scraps, which look like clippings from a magazine. It depicts the fun and challenging aspects … Continue reading Jodie Mack

Pipilotti Rist

Pipilotti Rist is a Swiss visual artist who works with video, film, and moving images. She studies commercial art, illustration and photography at the University of Applied Arts Vienne and then later studied video in Switzerland. One of her works, Ever is Over All was a 1997 audio video installation that was later been purchased by the Museum of Modern Art in New York City. It features a young women smiling walking in slow-motion, smashing the windows of parked cars with a hammer that’s shaped like a flower. [youtube][/youtube] The video of the woman is playing alongside a video of … Continue reading Pipilotti Rist

Jason Salavon

Jason Salavon is a contemporary artist who manipulates preexisting media and data and creates new artwork. He received his MFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. One of his most famous works is 100 special moments where he took 100 photographs from the Internet and created his own code to make final composition. I liked the fact that he made his own software and code, and then took other peoples images and made his own, its sort of a twist on apportion. My favorite piece of his was the color wheel. It was really fun to look … Continue reading Jason Salavon

Kelli Connell

Kelli Connell is a contemporary photographer who earned her Bachelor’s of Fine Arts from the University of North Texas, and currently teaches at Columbia College Chicago.  Her photography depicts a close relationship with a woman, a model named Kiba Jacobson, whom she uses for all her work, in a relationship with herself.  In an interview with, Kelli Connell stated that she uses one women as two different characters in the same image because it can be interpreted in two different ways. As a two people in a relationship, or multiple versions of one’s self. With some of her images, … Continue reading Kelli Connell