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Artist Spotlight #18: YOUNG-TSENG

Artist Spotlight #18: YOUNG-TSENG

I met Young-Tseng (“YT” to his friends) at a Rhizomatic Arts Hangout in Pomona in 2018, at the same time that I had just invited him to participate in Rhizomatic Studio’s Performance Lab. I was quickly won over by his quiet but riveting solo performances, and his willingness to support his peers in any way he could. For this month’s Artist Spotlight, I wanted to know more about how he sees a culture of sustainable arts practice developing today. YT says, “it’s empowering when I see and know artists who are doing more for themselves and other artists, and doing it with the values and practices they embody in their art making.”

Artist Spotlight #17: MARCUS KUILAND-NAZARIO

Artist Spotlight #17: MARCUS KUILAND-NAZARIO

Rhizomatic Arts spotlights artists who push us to think differently about how artists live and work. MARCUS CECILIO KUILAND-NAZARIO describes himself as “a Cultural Mercenary” and an “Art Doula.” He says: “I am less interested in ‘the field’ and more and more interested in ‘the field workers’. How can I help my fellow artists? How can I become a better artist?”

Artist Spotlight #14: KYM PRIESS

Artist Spotlight #14: KYM PRIESS

Looking into the near future, performance artist / musician / singer-writer / web series host / actor / comedian / acting coach / aspiring stuntwoman KYM PRIESS wants to see "art in general becoming more interactive and blurring the lines between forms [...] without losing respect for the individual mediums."

Artist Spotlight #5: PAUL OUTLAW

Artist Spotlight #5: PAUL OUTLAW

PAUL OUTLAW is a writer, singer, actor, translator, storyteller, and performance maker who says: “When I'm working on a "solo" project, I find myself longing for the support and sense of communion that can be enjoyed in group endeavors. But when I'm involved in a collaborative process, I can get impatient...”