Who Is Doing This?
The Bait/Switch Team
Rebecca Aranda is an LA-based photographer. Her main area of focus is documentary photography; she shoots events and weddings as her day job and is working on long-term documentary projects in the meantime. She adores the Bait/Switch ethos and wishes she could come out to Boston to meet all the lovely artists involved. Until then, she invites you to follow her on instagram at @arandaphotos and say hello if you're ever in Los Angeles (she knows all the best places to get tacos and vegetarian food).
Melody Attarha is a stop-motion animator from Boston, currently based in São Paulo. Melody draws inspiration from early animators and likes to experiment with unconventional techniques. She also works with puppets, cut paper, and illustration. You can see more of her animated work at vimeo.com/melodyattarha.
Blaine Bacchiocchi is a Fine Artist and Art Educator. She is currently finishing her Masters Degree in Visual Art Education in the Boston Area and resides in Buzzard’s Bay Massachusetts. Blaine has a life-long love of creative endeavors and enjoys working in a range of media. Her current project is a mixed media installation dealing with the role of Visual Art education as part of a holistic education practice, and in particular when it comes to the needs of social emotional students, with a little bit of psychological theory thrown in the mix for good measure. She enjoys finding layers of connections between issues and concepts that may otherwise seam disparate and exploring those connections through the use of 2D and 3D materials.
Jesse Caldwell: a photograph is a photograph is a photograph & i believe in making a photograph any way i can. is this my artist statement? i don’t know, there’s only this compulsion to depress the shutter button and try to make things stay still for once in my life.
Thibaut Camdessus: I was trained as a film director in Paris (BA Film Direction, ESRA 1983), and directed 3 short movies about art: Pollock, Klasen and Rocher. I was twice awarded (in 1992 and 1993) the Citère Grant (French Ministry of Foreign Affairs) to research how new media technologies could be applied to create art. I was then hired to design the world first stock market website (NASDAQ, 1995) and created the Market Site wall for for the NASDAQ IPO lounge in New York (now also a landmark in Times Square). I went on to create web sites for major brands (Morgan Stanley, McDonald’s, Encyclopedia Britannica, Bayard) and the government of Taipei. From these experiences on data visualisation, grew the desire to control random feeds of numbers to create more “meaningful” abstract compositions. After several gallery shows in Singapore and Bangkok, I was invited as an Artist Resident at the Chulalongkorn University, Faculty of Fine and Applied Arts. This culminated in a retrospective of all my works at the Ratchadamnoen Contemporary Art Center. For the Club Signature of the So Sofitel I created an installation around the 5 elements of the chinese Wu Xing. At the 2017 "Livre Paris" I was invited for a performance to create 80 artworks with the fair visitors.. For the past 10 years I have been writing l'Atelier de l'Aléatoire; a generative art application.
Laura Campagna is a story teller from Boston, MA. Also known as The Wednesday Witch, she is a practicing astrologer, tarot card reader and energy healer who posts weekly and monthly forecasts on social media. Laura's first novel, The Eleventh House, about a group of friends in New York City at the turn of the 21 century is forthcoming.
Kimi Ceridon is a food-lover with a background in technology. She combines her talents to create great food experiences with a bit of science and engineering. She holds a Masters in Gastronomy and Chef's Certificate from Boston University as well as Masters in Mechanical Engineering from MIT. She left her cubicle to pursue a multi-faceted (read:confused and torturous) life as a writer, personal chef, culinary instructor, event planner and try-anythinger who loves to ride a motorcycle, get outdoors and urban homestead. Follow along with her blog about "Cooking & Confessions from a Midlife Crisis" at www.noreturnticket.kceridon.com
Pianist/composer Kai-Ching Chang likes to explore the possibility of sound to capture emotion and feeling on the subjects. Taiwanese and Bostonian.
Zaccharie Charvolin: I am a physically disabled artist, with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. My work tends to focus on describing what that means to me. My medium of choice is photography and digital manipulation / digital illustration.
chengchingyu is a Porto-based ghost, wandering in Portugal, born in Taiwan. Not yet an architect; not yet an artist.
Debbie Chessell is an independent artist who creates public art works, paintings and prints, and teaches across the South of the UK. She has been exhibiting for almost ten years and has pieces held in international collections including Dumfries House (Scotland, UK), St George's Hospital (London, UK) and the Suzzallo Library (Washington, USA). Her projects have been supported by O2, Mayor of London, SHEDx, Kingston Council and more - check out her current interactive public art project 'The Beehive' on her website www.debbiechessell.com
Noah and Jay De Amor are married Blatino queer activists and social entrepreneurs from Boston's Dorchester neighborhood. When they are not focused on "putting more butts on bikes" at The Spokehouse, their community bike shop, they lend their voices to quirky parodies of some of the most iconic numbers from pop music and musical theatre. "No and Jo" are proud pet parents to Roxbury and Max, and unofficial gay uncles to countless neighborhood youth.
Disco Nap is an electronic dance/pop duo based in Boston. Band members Charlotte Huffman and Alison Murray are inspired by making bodies move.
Mairen Doyle is a cartoonist, illustrator, and muralist from Toronto, Canada. Her main influences are space, disco, and Delia Deetz from Beetlejuice. Check out more of her work at www.mairendoyle.com, or on instagram: @wowflower1.
Etienne Eisele is an interdisciplinary artist based in Switzerland.
Aiden K. Feltkamp is a collaborative artist who loves to write opera libretti, poetry, and experimental short fiction. They work for the American Composers Orchestra as their Emerging Composers and Diversity Director, and they're the Artistic Director/Founder of OperaRox Productions, a non-profit that hires underrepresented classical music artists and creates socially relevant opera. Most importantly, they're a trans nonbinary coffee fiend.
Billy Hafferty is usually found eating nachos. Pre and post nacho eating he might also be seen running trails, riding bikes, or writing about any and all combinations of the three. His life goal is to convince Lou Bega to release Mambo #6.
The farther I go/ the less I pack./ I need the space to collect all the things/ I might find. - Olivia Hamilton
Nora Hanasy-Cheers was born in Budapest, Hungary and has lived in Australia for over 30 years. She completed a Bachelor of Education degree majoring in Visual Arts. She has been an art educator teaching Secondary Visual Arts for over 16 years and recently went part time to devote more time to her art practice. She works with a variety of mediums preferring to layer and mix her approach when interpreting themes and subjects. Her main medium is collage and assemblage art using discarded and found materials.
Rezaul Haque is a photographer based in Boston. He's passionate about art, design, and technology, and hopeful that together they can change the world.
Melanie Hardy is a vegetable and flower farmer by profession, and sometimes visual artist. When she's not at the farm, she can be found tending to her home garden, listening to podcasts and audiobooks, spending time outside, obsessing over fiber arts, and cooking feasts for friends/family. She lives in a small town with her longtime partner and a trio of senior animals.
Fran Harrington is a 34 year old graphic designer living in Jamaica Plain. He is the Media and Technology Manager for the International OCD Foundation. In his free time he is an avid soccer supporter.
Max Havas is a musician and actor. His EP “The Rough Patch” was released last year. He currently lives in Los Angeles, CA.
Claire Johnson is a visual artist based in Scottsdale, Arizona with a background in Business. Her creative process focuses on detailed, psychedelic visuals with an elegant flair. A love of illusions, intricacy, and the bizarre has influenced Claire’s art in all forms, including Art Cars, sculptures, drawings and paintings.
Evan King is a computer scientist and musician currently based in Japan. Raised in the high-desert mountains of rural New Mexico, he holds a BS in Computer Science from UNM. His most recent work in music explores the use of algorithmic composition, found sound and modular synthesis.
Joe Kitsch is a conceptually-oriented artist who works in a wide variety of media, getting inspiration from popular culture and the sciences. He thinks bees are out of this world. (See what I did there?)
Ariel Knoebel is a writer based in Boston, MA. She is interested in exploring gender in the kitchen, the history on your dinner table, and where she can find the world's most perfect grilled cheese. For a taste of her work, check out sipandspoonful.com.
Alison LaFrance has traveled to many places in the past few years, living for a time in France. Her preferred medium is printmaking (intaglio and silkscreen), but also loves pen and ink. Themes of Alison's work include the supernatural and its effect of the self.
Kelly Lenza is a portrait photographer and maker in Chicago, IL. They're often found posting selfies, fat advocacy, photography, and food they made on their Instagram profile, @LividLipids. You can find their portrait work at www.BloomPhotographyChicago.com.
Stefanie Lubkowski is a Boston-based composer who writes for various chamber ensembles, voice, wind band, and electronic media. She studied composition at Connecticut College, New England Conservatory, and Boston University. Stefanie creates sound worlds guided by harmony, punctuated by melody, and inspired by literature and the natural world.
Javier Mendoza was born in Mexico in 1984 and started taking photographs at the age of 14 in a self-taught way. In 2001 he started computer science studies in the local university and after graduating his love of the arts led him to move to Ecuador where he enrolled in the Photography and Imaging- Art Center. Since then he has been exhibited in galleries and art festivals in Ecuador and Mexico.
Ali Mohammad is interested in lots of stuff and likes to build and to learn. At the moment, he's experimenting with coffee. Ali is from Iraq, Kansas and Cambridge (in that order) and has a doctorate in artificial intelligence from MIT.
Jeremy Ogusky is a studio potter, husband, father, hard worker, RPCV, collaborator, and passionate fermenting evangelist living in Boston, Massachusetts. He strives to create work that has use.
Elijah Peterson lives in Providence, RI, works in Boston, and writes from somewhere in between. Most of his literary efforts explore the layers of memory, experience, and performance that are inherent in living as a trans person and a religious convert. He is a proud amateur.
Armed with pencils, ink, paint, found objects, canvas, discarded materials, and recurring marks. I strive to create a language and exploration reflecting my personal journey in today’s world. My work has been shown across the United States. Michael Robert Pollard was born in Queens NY in 1970, raised in NYC, Tucson, Arizona and the San Francisco Bay Area. Pollard has resided in Chicago since 2004. A good art and sports town.
John Savoia (b. 1986 in Boston, MA) is a fine arts photographer based in Boston. His work explores the idea that everything we create is a form of self portraiture, with a direct focus on personal connections to the body that break down cultural and societal norms of beauty, privilege, and power. He lives with his inspirational wife, and their large cat Tiny Henry in the scenic getaway of Jamaica Plain.
Joel Schenk relocated from Detroit to Cambridge in 2005 and, disregarding a transient year on the beaches of Southern California, has been at home around Boston ever since. Studies in Composition with Paul Brust at the Longy Conservatoire concluding in 2009, Joel has since sought to balance composing and concertizing with a wide array of other activities, including swimming, bicycling, playing ping-pong and taking Amtrak to the majority of its extremities. He currently resides in Jamaica Plain
Ben Schultz is a dilettante living in central New York. He makes computers do math, makes banjos make noise, draws cartoons and rides bikes in the woods.
Dr. Julia Skinner is a food historian, professional fermenter, academic, and mixed media artist living in Atlanta, GA. Her work focuses heavily on community and identity, and she tries to weave in community building and healing into all of her work as a chef, an artist, and beyond. You can find her food related work on social media @rootkitchens and the rest of her work at @bookishjulia
Natalie Stein grew up in Portland, Oregon, and is currently a student at KCAI where she is pursuing her BFA in Creative Writing with a minor in Fiber studio. Her work has been shown in the independent zine Hey Lady! and at the Ghost Gallery in Seattle.
Emily Thibodeau picked up a pencil (or more likely a crayon) at an early age and has not stopped drawing since. She enjoys drawing bicycles, animals and animals riding bicycles. She is a former bike shop owner and current graphic design student at Massart.
Taylor Torres is a Latina artist born and raised in the Sunshine State, now based in St. Petersburg. Capturing the fleeting moments of those in front of her, Taylor uses film photography to document life in the Sunshine State within the ever changing Florida DIY Music, Art, and LGBTQ+ scene.
Meghan van Alstyne is a visual artist based in upstate New York.
Cody VanWinkle spent five years illustrating children's books at the Greater Boston Bigfoot Research Institute. In 2017, he was published in And Lester Swam On, written by 21 rambunctious second graders. Someday, he would like to combine his passions for making ice cream and knitting.
Pedro Vituri is a composer, producer and instrumentalist based in São Paulo, Brazil. He produces music for visual media, composes and plays guitar in his own projects and is influenced by a wide range of stimuli, from street noise to contemporary art exhibits. Vituri is an associate producer at www.capitaofoca.com and you can find more of his work on www.pedroviturimusic.com
Sarah Waddle: Small-town girl with big aspirations to make little things that interrupt peoples' day-to-day grind. Thinks rain is just the sky telling you to slow down. Likes: animals, pasta, writing and film/photography.
Zofia Zoltek is knitter and poet based in Warsaw, Poland. She studied theology, Polish language and literature, and history. She likes rats and hedgehogs but not hamsters.