About

Staff

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Susannah Darrow

Susannah Darrow is a native Atlantan who left briefly to study art history, printmaking, ’60s and ’70s underground music, and English. In 2013, the Georgia Center for Nonprofits named her one of the top 30 nonprofit leaders in Atlanta under the age of 30 . She serves on the Board of Directors of Georgia Committee of the National Museum of Women in the Arts and the Advisory Committee for Atlanta Celebrates Photography. She previously served on the Board of Directors of Art Papers and on the advisory committees for the Forward Arts Foundation Emerging Artist Award and the Hudgens Prize. A member of the 2014 class of Arts Leaders of Metro Atlanta, she received a BA in art history from the University of Georgia (2007) and MA in art history from Georgia State University (2013).

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Stephanie Cash

Stephanie Cash has been the Editor of BURNAWAY since November 2013. She is responsible for all editorial content for the website, and for producing the annual print edition. In March 2015, she initiated the launch of BURNAWAY's new Atlanta Art Guide, a free, foldout list and map of current exhibitions and venues in the city. She was an editor at Art in America magazine in New York from 1993 to 2012, most recently serving as News Editor. While there, she wrote numerous feature articles, exhibition reviews, and news stories in addition to working with writers on the same. She contributes to such publications as Art in America, Photograph, and Modern Painters, and has also worked as a freelance writer and editor for ArtsATL.com, Rizzoli, and Prestel publishers and Pace and Marian Goodman galleries, among others. She has lived in Atlanta since 2012.

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Jacquelyn O'Callaghan

Jacquelyn O’Callaghan is BURNAWAY’s assistant editor. Originally from Atlanta, she holds an MFA in art criticism and writing from the School of Visual Arts in New York City and a BA in studio art and art history from Tulane University in New Orleans. She compiles our To Do List and weekly newsletter, and performs sundry editorial tasks.

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Kimberly Binns

Kimberly Binns has a background in art and design, and a lifelong curiosity and appreciation of all things creative. She is a creative partner with artist Fabian Williams in the production and creative development firm Temporary Visionary. She will be included in the Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia’s Working Artist Prize apprenticeship exhibition. She is also producing her own "micro-mentary" series on artists. Kimberly is originally from Washington D.C. and holds a BFA from Georgia State University. She does karaoke like nobody’s business and her passions include, well, everything. You can usually find her (and her hair) traversing the arts scene, making new friends, and just being awesome.

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Haylee Anne

Haylee Anne is a photographer working out of Atlanta and New York City. She is currently represented by the Road Gallery. At an early age, she swooned over lush National Geographic landscapes, which sparked her desire to create. In 2013, she received the Excellence of Artistry Award, presented by the Smithsonian, the Kennedy Center, the VSA, and Volkswagen of America. She enjoys hip hop, her cat Story, sushi, and dancing. She’s been rocking social media for BURNAWAY.

Shara Hughes

Shara Hughes

Shara Hughes is an artist and native Atlantan now living in Brooklyn. She earned her BFA at the Rhode Island School of Design in 2004 and has completed numerous residency programs around the world. Her work can often be seen in New York, London, Copenhagen, and Berlin. In Atlanta, Shara had her first solo show, “Don’t Tell anyone But …” at the Atlanta Contemporary Art Center in spring 2013. She was the recipient, in 2012, of a Working Artist Project grant from the Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia, where she had a solo show in the spring of 2014. Shara is also the co-founder of SeekATL, a studio visit group that meets up once a month. You might spot Shara sporting her tiny dog Chicken Nugget on “walks,” often being carried underarm.

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Mindy Spritz

Mindy Spritz, a Chicago native, is an Atlanta-based art administrator and educator. Most recently, Mindy developed the curriculum for BURNAWAY's Emerging Art Writers Mentorship Program and now manages it along with the Critic-in-Residence program. Mindy has served on the faculty of several colleges of art & design in the Midwest and Southeast, including the Art Institute of Atlanta and the Illinois Institute of Art, and has held a variety of positions creating and directing community art-related programs and special events at art centers, colleges, and other venues. You may know Mindy from her time at the Spruill Center for the Arts or one of the many committees or volunteer organizations she's involved with. Mindy holds both a bachelor and master's degree in studio art and is a doctoral candidate in Organizational Leadership and Administration.

Contributors

Karen Tauches.

Karen Tauches

Karen Tauches is an artist, designer, hopeless idealist, lazy perfectionist, localist, foolish prognosticator, armchair traveler, wannabe filmmaker, independent curator, and an unauthorized critic, especially of art and architecture. Oh, and she’s a seriously challenged speller (thank god for editors!).

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Brett Levine

Brett Levine is an independent curator, writer, and editor working across a range of media in contemporary art, design, and craft. Based in Birmingham, Alabama, he is the former Team Leader, Collection Programmes, at the Dowse Art Museum Wellington in New Zealand, and the former Director of the University of Alabama Visual Arts Gallery. He is a Doctoral candidate at James Cook University, Townsville, Australia, where his research focuses on curatorial intervention at the site of the artist/audience exchange.

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Floyd Hall

Floyd Hall is passionate about media, art, and technology as platforms to bring cultures together and make the world a more fulfilling place. He has worked across the media spectrum in a variety of roles and capacities, including strategy, research, and production. Floyd is passionate about STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, & Mathematics) disciplines, and holds a BS in Mathematics from Morehouse College, a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Georgia Tech, and an MBA from Columbia Business School.

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Jeff Stafford

Jeff Stafford writes about art, film, music, gardening, and other favorite topics for various digital publications. A University of Georgia graduate with a BA in Journalism, he worked for the Turner Broadcasting System for 22 years, first as a writer-producer for TNT and later as the managing editor of the Turner Classic Movies website.

Nick Kahler

Nick Kahler

Nick Kahler is an artist, intern architect, and writer. He grew up in Hershey, Pennsylvania, and Carrollton, Georgia. In 2009, he graduated from Davidson College in North Carolina with a Bachelors of History and Minor in Spanish. He completed his Masters in Architecture at Georgia Tech in 2012 and now works at the architectural firm of Lord Aeck Sargent and independently in his studio in Atlanta. He is an eclectic, working within the disciplines of architecture, art, urban design, history, and philosophy as designer and critic. He has shown work at the Chambers and Van Every Galleries at Davidson College, and at Barbara Archer Gallery and Art on the BeltLine in Atlanta.

Annabella Jean-Laurent

Annabella Jean-Laurent

Annabella Jean-Laurent is a freelance writer exploring race, gender, and class in media and society, who blogs at militantbarbie.com. She is currently the project manager for the Negro Building Remembrance Competition, a national design competition that aims to commemorate the Atlanta Negro Building at the 1895 Cotton States and International Competition. When she isn’t writing, Annabella is dodging calls from Sallie Mae.

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Joe Nolan

Joe Nolan is a poet, singer/songwriter, cultural critic and intermedia artist based in Nashville. Joe writes about art and film for the Nashville Scene, Nashville Arts Magazine, BURNAWAY and other local, regional and national sites and publications. His radio reports about the arts can be heard on WPLN, Nashville Public Radio, where he is currently creating a series of online, multimedia photo-essays documenting the neighborhoods along Nashville's most prominent roadways. Find out more at www.joenolan.com.

Kellie Bornhoft

Kellie Bornhoft

Kellie Bornhoft is an artist and writer working in Raleigh, North Carolina. She received her BFA in art from Watkins College of Art and Design in Nashville, Tennessee, in 2013 and since has exhibited internationally and locally. For Bornhoft, writing is an extension of her studio work and a way to help connect the community to the art happenings in the Triangle Area.

Andrew Alexander

Andrew Alexander

Andrew Alexander is an independent arts journalist working in Atlanta, where he has lived off and on since the age of two. He loves art, travel, bourbon and old records. In September of 2013, readers voted him Atlanta’s Best Art Critic in Creative Loafing‘s annual Best of Atlanta issue. His website is andrewalexanderwriter.com.

Sherri Caudell

Sherri Caudell

Sherri Caudell is an Atlanta poet, writer, and artist. She serves as the events editor for TheFanzine.com. Caudell has exhibited her artwork at Youngblood Gallery and in various group shows in New York City. Her poetry and collage work have been published in the Eyedrum Periodically and she has read her poems at various reading series throughout the city. She hosts Vida Voce, a monthly reading and performance series featuring women at MINT gallery. She loves Borges and has a cat named Emil Chaplin.

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Erica Ciccarone

Erica Ciccarone is a writer of fiction and nonfiction living in Nashville. She is a regular contributor to Nashville Scene and Nashville Arts, including the Scene's renowned column Vodka Yonic. She holds an MFA in creative writing from the New School and has published her fiction in Epiphany, ThisRecording, and H.O.W. Journal. She is the 2015 writer in residence at Seed Space, and blogs about art and culture in Nashville at NYCnash.

Maggie Davis

Maggie Davis

Maggie Davis grew up on eastern Long Island in the1960s. She eventually migrated to Florida, where she earned an MFA in painting from the University of South Florida. Coursework toward a PhD in the philosophy of art opened the doors for some serious writing about contemporary art, history, and philosophy, a pursuit she continues to follow. Davis lives in historic Roswell, where she advocates for public art. Her studio is located at the Goat Farm Art Center.

Sara Estes

Sara Estes

Sara Estes is a writer and curator based in Nashville, Tennessee. She currently works at David Lusk Gallery in the Wedgewood-Houston arts district. She is the former gallery coordinator for the Carl Van Vechten and Aaron Douglas Galleries at Fisk University, where she worked closely with the Alfred Stieglitz Collection of European and American Modern Art. She is also the assistant and apprentice to renowned paintings conservator Cynthia Stow of Cumberland Art Conservation. Estes is the cofounder and curator of the Nashville-based contemporary exhibition space Threesquared. Her writing and art criticism has been featured in numerous publications, including BURNAWAY, Number, Nashville Scene, Nashville Arts Magazine, ArtsNash, and ArtNow.

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Ed Hall

Alabama escapee and lifelong Southerner Edward Austin Hall created the Super Visions blog for Fresh Loaf and served as operations editor for its parent publication, CL Atlanta. His other writings have appeared in Paste, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and the Dictionary of Literary Biography. Hall is a graduate of Tulane University and co-editor (with novelist Bill Campbell) of the anthology Mothership: Tales from Afrofuturism and Beyond. His recent short fiction appears in the online journal Eyedrum Periodically; his forthcoming first novel is titled Chimera Island.

Lily Kuonen

Lily Kuonen

Lily Kuonen is assistant professor of art at Jacksonville University in Florida. She holds an MFA in painting from the Savannah College of Art and Design. Her work has been included in exhibitions at the Alexander Brest Gallery and the Cummer Museum of Art and Gardens in Jacksonville, the Arlington Arts Center in Virginia, Herman Maril Gallery at the University of Maryland, and the Boca Raton Museum of Art. Kuonen is a native of Arkansas, where she was born in the kitchen of her parents’ house.

Danny Olda

Danny Olda

Danny Olda is an art critic, editor, and independent curator based in Tampa, Florida. Born in Queens, New York, Olda largely grew up in the Tampa Bay area. After attending college in San Francisco, he returned to Florida in 2006. Olda now edits the quarterly art magazine ART AT BAY as well as the nonprofit art blog Articulate. Additionally, his writing can be found in a variety of publications, print and online.

Rebecca Lee Reynolds

Rebecca Lee Reynolds

Rebecca Lee Reynolds is an assistant professor in the department of fine arts at the University of New Orleans. She grew up in Charleston, South Carolina, but left the South to try out life up North. She received a BA in art history and music from Boston University and an MA and PhD in art history from the University of Chicago. After enduring years of cold weather, she moved back to the South to teach. Her research has focused on art in the public sphere, an area inspired by experiencing the controversy around Mary Jane Jacobs’s “Places with a Past” exhibition in Charleston, and then working on Jacobs’s “Conversations at the Castle,” held in Atlanta during the Olympic summer of 1996.

Matthew Terrell

Matthew Terrell

Matthew Terrell writes, photographs, and creates videos in the fine city of Atlanta. Terrell's work can be found regularly on Huffington Post, where he covers subjects such as the queer history of the South, drag culture, and gay mens' health issues. He is a cofounding member of Legendary Children, Atlanta's premier queer art collective. Legendary Children celebrates Southern drag culture through photography, performance art, video, and writing. Terrell received an Idea Capital Grant in 2014 for his project "Sweet Tea: The Story of the Queer South." In 2014, he found a forgotten fragment of a Keith Haring mural at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta—it was his most proud achievement. Terrell received his BFA and MFA in writing from Savannah College of Art and Design, and an MA in communications from Georgia State University.

Dan Weiskopf

Dan Weiskopf

Dan Weiskopf is an associate professor of philosophy and an associate faculty member in the Neuroscience Institute at Georgia State University. His research focuses on the nature of representation in cognition, science, and art. He is particularly interested in photography, scientific visualization, and imaging practices, and the interplay between images and text.

Orion Wertz

Orion Wertz

Orion Wertz is a Professor at Columbus State University, where he teaches painting and drawing. He was born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The derelict industry and forested hills of the region left an impression that reappears in his artwork. Orion studied painting at the Indiana University of Pennsylvania, where he received his bachelor's degree. He went on to study at the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana, where he received his master's degree. He has exhibited paintings and installations in a variety of venues and has produced several comic books. Historic mische painting, sumi ink rendering and the physiology of imagination are some of his current research interests.

Interns

Tori Tinsley

Tori Tinsley

Tori Tinsley was born in Atlanta, Georgia and received her BFA from the University of Michigan School of Art & Design. While pursuing her MFA at Georgia State University, she has worked as a reach assistant for Art Papers magazine, assisted artist Pam Longobardi on a project in Greece, and attended the Hambidge Residency program as a resident fellow. Currently, she is enjoying splitting her time between her internship at BURNAWAY and her painting studio at GSU. Her work can be seen at www.toritinsley.com.

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Diamond-Nadia Tullis-Koonce

Diamond-Nadia Tullis-Koonce (Diamond TK for short) graduated from Georgia State University with a BA in classical art history. She consistently draws parallels between the ancient world and the modern world. She promotes consciousness through cultural awareness. Live music, local art, “getting weird,” and traveling make her heart smile.

Jennifer Jefferson

Jennifer Jefferson

Jennifer Jefferson earned an MA in writing from the Savannah College of Art and Design and is earning her master's in arts administration. She is currently a copywriter for a fashion company.