Category:Pacific Northwest College of Art alumni
Pages in category "Pacific Northwest College of Art alumni"
The following 26 pages are in this category, out of 26 total. This list may not reflect recent changes (learn more).
The following 26 pages are in this category, out of 26 total. This list may not reflect recent changes (learn more).
1. Mary Mattingly – Mary Mattingly is an American visual artist living and working in New York City. She was born in Rockville, Connecticut in 1978 and she has studied at Parsons School of Design in New York, and received her Bachelor of Fine Arts from Pacific Northwest College of Art in Portland, Oregon in 2002. She is the recipient of a Yale University School of Art Fellowship, Mattingly explores the themes of home, travel, cartography, and humans relationships with each other, with the environment, with machines, and with corporate and political entities. In this expansive series of photographs, Mattingly portrays scenes from a post-apocalyptic where nomadic individuals survive with the help of wearable technology, Mattingly envisions a future where technology has made people separate, even afraid of others. The wearable homes are meant to convey notions of home and sustainability, in December 2006, she released a multimedia opera at White Box in New York titled Fore Cast. The gallery was filled with water, sand, and tree stumps with a projection that covered the space. While focusing on collaborative projects, the resident artists emphasized the repurposing. A critical intent of the Waterpod was to showcase the importance of water, Mattingly says she was inspired to create Waterpod in 2006 because at the time she felt that NYC was not doing enough to bring attention to rising water levels. Over the life of the project a rotating cast of artist joined the crew of the Waterpod. A number of them were intereviewed about the project, and reported that life on the forced a shift in focus onto everything it takes to keep a fragile. The project featured a series of four portable, self-sufficient ecosystems built with reclaimed materials, during each installation of the work, and different person lived within the structure for the duration, sometimes for as long as two weeks at a time. Participating people include Christopher Robbins from Ghana ThinkTank, Greg Lindquist, the Flock Houses also traveled to Bronx Museum, the Maiden Lane Exhibition Space, and Omi Sculpture Park in Ghent, NY. After the initial run in NYC, Flock House travelled to other cities, additionally, it was the focal point of an exhibition at College of Fine Arts School of Visual Arts at Boston University’s 808 Gallery. The centerpiece for the exhibition was one of the three portable structures, the project discussed the possibilities of having a locale create portable architecture based on the conditions of its environmental, urban and cultural conditions. It was organized to find ways in providing new arguments and sustaining an artistic impetus to our immediate environment. From August 15- Sept 17,2014 on the Delaware River, WetLand was a mobile, sculptural habitat and public space constructed to explore resource interdependency, a floating sculpture, it resembles a partially submerged building, integrating nature with urban space. Narrating a watery urban ecotopia, the contains a living space, work space, and performance space, it combines art, architecture. Swale is a food forest situated on an 130-foot by 140-foot barge that docks in harbors around NYC
2. Mary Jane Haake – Mary Jane Haake is an American tattoo artist and authority on medical tattooing and permanent makeup. She was instrumental in bringing topical anesthetics to the tattooing and body modification industries, Haake, grew up Catholic in Salt Lake City, Utah. She remembers being fascinated at age 5 by a man with a tattoo that ran from arm to arm across his chest. Haake moved to Portland, Oregon in 1975 and was employed as a legal secretary, during a lunchtime walk two years later, she discovered a tattoo parlor run by 78-year-old Bert Grimm. She returned that evening for her first tattoo, Haake began spending her lunches with Grimm and his wife, Julia, listening to the stories of his legendary career. It wasnt long before she was working in the tattoo shop, in the West, because of our obsession with clothing for almost all parts of the body. we have restricted the amount of skin available to be used as a cosmetic language. Most of us have forgotten that perhaps the first works of art dedicated to the combination of form and her volunteer models were scared, but they stood up in front of the committee while the discussion of negative spaces, kinetic movement and sculptural aspects went on around them. Haake earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts on May 15,1982, Haakes anatomy classes and 2 year study of sculpture in Florence, Italy gave a perspective to her art that earned her a reputation as the one to go to for ethereal custom creations. She opened Dermigraphics in 1981-seeing customers by appointment only, a different business model than the three street level tattoo shops in Portland at the time. Executives and housewives alike appreciated the discreet Fine Arts Building location and although they came to her for a serious piece of art. She translated those lessons into redrawing lips lost to cancer, recoloring skin grafts to match the surrounding areas and she soon started receiving referrals from physicians, beauticians and electrologists and found herself holding seminars for plastic surgeons and dermatologists. Haake showed them how tattooing can restore eyebrows lost to Alopecia areata, repigment areas affected by vitiligo and she soon attracted a following in the medical community. Haake realized that her medical tattooing skills could also enhance womens appearance, eyeliner, eyebrows and lips became a large part of her practice. First appointments involved a consultation, with another scheduled at least a few weeks later for the actual procedure and she wanted her clients to realize that this was a serious commitment. It wasnt long before the idea of a permanent cosmetic practice was spreading everywhere, in late 1990, Haake and GJ Normand visited Pati Pavlik in Laguna Beach, California to help organize the first National Cosmetic Tattoo Association convention. The Society of Cosmetic Professionals, which became the Society of Permanent Cosmetic Professionals and she continued to serve the organization as Technical Advisor and Co-Editor of their quarterly newsletter until 2002. In 2004, she assisted in the development of a National Certification Examination, a 1984 article titled Ouch Art described Haakes motherly approach when applying eyeliner as The amount of pain you suffer depends on your attitude. In 1989 she warned that the eyebrows she was about to apply were not going to be fun and she knew that to make permanent makeup procedures appealing to more women, something would have to change
3. Jennifer Jako – Jennifer Jako is an AIDS activist, filmmaker, photographer, lecturer and designer. She is the co-director of the film, Blood Lines. Following her infection with HIV at age 18, she began educating in the hopes of preventing HIV infection in young people, Jako has lectured on the subjects of wellness, reproductive health, survival and understanding to audiences of all ages. She has spoken directly to over 200,000 people and her media outreach has touched over 50 million people and she has been featured in numerous magazines, television shows, and books. Her designed objects are available through retailers under her studio name and she was born in Drumright, Oklahoma, to an Italian mother from Padriciano near Trieste and Hungarian father from Nagykovácsi near Budapest. Jako’s nomadic childhood was abusive, impoverished and sometimes homeless and she is fluent in Spanish, French, Italian and English and speaks some Hungarian, Dutch and German. She attended Summit County High School in Frisco, Colorado, Glencoe High School in Hillsboro, Oregon, Lake Oswego High School in Lake Oswego, Oregon and she graduated from the latter in 1992. In 1991, at age 18, she contracted HIV from one exposure from a man who did not know he was infected. She studied fine art at Ecole Supérieure d’Arts Plastiques in Monte Carlo, Monaco in 1991, after an initial six months of sexual activity at age 18, she became abstinent. She found out she was HIV positive at age 19 from a routine Pap test appointment at which a nurse encouraged her to get tested for HIV as she had had six partners. Jako did not consider herself to be at risk for HIV nor Sexually Transmitted Infections and she had had sex without a condom once and had a condom break once. When diagnosed, she was told she would be lucky to live to age 25, production assistance came from the Paul Robeson Fund for Independent Media, Wieden & Kennedy and the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation. It is now distributed as an educational video, Jako took AZT for two weeks when first diagnosed, but became so ill that she stopped taking the drug. Afterward, she remained drug naïve until 1997, after extensive research and pressured by a failing immune system, Jako began a regimen of Nevirapine, 3TC, and d4T. In 1998 she replaced d4T in her regimen with Abacavir because d4T caused severe side effects, the worst side effect she experienced associated with d4T is lipodystrophy. Jako has permanent truncal adiposity She also experiences dangerously elevated lipid levels, the elevated lipids required the addition of Gemfibrozil to control them. While a treatment advocate, Jako emphasizes the need for patient education and her long term success on one three drug combination or HAART is the result of perfect adherence since 1997. Jako has had complete viral suppression for over fifteen years, Jako married Christopher John Bleiler in 2001
4. Logan Lynn – Logan Dennis Lynn is an American musician, writer, producer, filmmaker, television personality, mental health advocate and LGBT activist from Portland, Oregon. Lynns music is most commonly classified in the pop, indie, rock, electronic, techno, since 1998 he has released 8 studio albums, and he is the former host of Logos weekly music video countdown cable television show NewNowNext Music. His eighth studio record, ADIEU. was released September 23,2016, Lynn is also one of the stars of Last Meal Series, a show by the writers of Search Party. Lynns previous charitable endeavors have included Portlands Q Center, QDOC, Queer Documentary Film Festival, Fashion Design Camp, Lynn was born to William Dennis Lynn, a Christian minister, and Debra Lynn Debby Lynn. Lynns paternal grandmother, LaVanda Mae Fielder, was a piano, One of her pupils was a young Johnny Cash. Lynns father was a preacher and proponent of a Christian touring sermon series known as The Strong Family Seminar. This resulted in Lynns family living on the road for much of his childhood, in 1981, at the age of 2, Lynn and his parents moved from his birthplace of Lubbock, Texas to York, Nebraska, where they spent the next eight years. While in York, Dennis and Debby had a son, Landon Lee Lynn. In 1989, the moved to Midland, Michigan. This was followed by stints in Jackson, Tennessee, another return to York, Olathe, Kansas. Lynns mother enrolled him in classes during his childhood. To encourage his interest in the arts, his parents converted their garage into a stage, he was involved in local choir and musical theater. When Lynn was 7 years old he began suffering sexual abuse at the hands of a friend who came to live with the Lynn family. The abuse occurred over a period, ending when Logan was 9. As a reaction to this abuse, many years later he would become an advocate for sexual assault survivors, oppressive teachings from the church would in time cause Lynn to develop a disdain for his fundamentalist Christian upbringing. As a teenager, he began listening to musical acts that were blacklisted, at 14, Lynn first acknowledged he was gay and left the church. And spent much of his time in Kansas City, the party outlet led him to get his feet wet as a DJ, and he started to write songs to help him cope with teenage angst and rejection after he moved to Portland, Oregon in 1996. After high school, Lynn enrolled at Kansas Citys Westport School of Art and he then attended a summer art program in Portland and shortly thereafter he enrolled at the Pacific Northwest College of Art