Souther Salazar was born in 1978 in Hayward, CA. As a teenager in the early 1990’s, Salazar made photocopied cut-and-paste minicomics and ‘zines in his bedroom in rural Oakdale. After graduating from Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, Salazar moved to Los Angeles where he currently lives and works. His artwork reinterprets the world, making it into a mythical place full of carnivals, lost cities, giant insects, dinosaurs, and a variety of other creatures. He mixes media, adding layers of storytelling to create his imagery, which can be explored for hours. Salazar exhibits his collages, paintings, drawings, and sculptures in dense and frenzied installations that encourage exploration and participation by the viewer. His work has been exhibited in galleries and Museums in cities around the world including: New York, Los Angeles, Portland, Tokyo, and São Paulo, Brazil. via
Brooke B. Art: I’m a self-taught collage artist in Northern Idaho. I generally create large-scale art (even up to 8 feet square), as I have a massive supply of paper (including sheet music and maps) I acquired through various outlets. I can’t throw anything away, so collage/mixed media was a good career decision for me. :)
I have a husband and a one-year-old daughter. My husband cuts all my art panels for me, preps and paints them, and secures the hardware. We’re a good team. My daughter is adept at tearing up books and magazines, so I expect she’ll be able to help me do the prep-work for tearing the paper I need very soon.
My larger art pieces were recently on display at a fine furniture gallery, Parmer’s, in Redding, CA. I have been a reoccurring artist in Redding’s Second Saturday Art Hop. In October, we relocated to Northern Idaho, where we live nestled in the wooded hills by a lake; the perfect setting for creativity.
Gorgeous belts and cuffs.
bio: Jacob Vaughn is an accomplished interdisciplinary artist originally from Boston who runs an independent and eco-friendly screen printing, leatherworking and design company called Project TransAction.
Since graduating from Massachusetts College of Art in 2003, Jake has participated as an emerging filmmaker in the the Pawtucket Film Festival in Rhode Island as well as the Flaming Film Festival in Minneapolis, MN. In addition to this, he has also has work in an internationally traveling anti-occupation exhibition of prints called ”Yo! What Happened to Peace?” that was shown in the US, Tokyo, Iceland, and Italy (as well as several other international cities) and participated in the show “Paper Politics” in Chicago, IL with the Street Art Workers.
Jake recently relocated himself, the business, and his dog to San Francisco, CA where he is making plans to responsibly take over the world.