Collage

I’d been doing word collages for a long time but then started–in 2014–using manipulated-by-hand images (from old magazines and books) and became much more serious and passionate about it. I’m still learning and exploring all the time. Like with writing, I’m self-taught, but have been influenced by many contemporary collage artists and friends (see bottom of this page). This page will have links to collages published on websites as well as some unpublished ones. I also have a Tumblr page now, which I update more often with new work. My hope is to publish a book of them someday.

I wrote thirty installments of a collage “column” for The Rumpus in 2014 and 2015. It’s called PAPER TRUMPETS. You can read my interview on HTMLGIANT about it.

I sell some prints and various other things with my collages on them at my Society 6 page.

In January of 2015, I had my first big solo show at Powell’s called Rookie Season. I made a limited edition zine to go with it. It was chosen as a zine-of-the-month selection by the IPRC that summer.

rookie season

I’ve also had shows at The Waypost, Crema, and Radio Room. In June of 2016, I curated the show, Northwest Collage, at Powell’s. It featured artists Jesse Treece, Cory Peeke, A. M. O’Malley, Kurtiss Lofstrom, Ruth E Fox, Rachel Eaton, Harold McNaron, Nicolette Lind, Lita Kenyon, Jay Berrones, and Evan Clayton Horback.

In November, 2016, I will have a show at Rudy’s Barbershop in Portland.

On top of that, I’ve been hosting an “Open Collage Night” every 2nd Wednesday of the month at the Independent Publishing Resource Center and it has been amazing. Come on out and collage with a bunch of other cut-and-paste fanatics!

Marigold Sea

Tricky Dick Fish

Landlords

MidnightCatboys

Grave Discomfort

New Subversion

FinallyAlive

Payday9 Crybaby

ServedFrogs

NeedHelp1

The Launch

Matador Ali

Blackout_Magic_Crystal

Katherine's Part

Anonymous Light

Night Disorder

EarHead

ExclamationPoint

WeAteTheirWars

Cougar_Cave

Sex_Pill

DontDont

Sniffle-proof

Between

Observing_Lava

Swallow_The_Bed

Daddy_FleesEinstein_Sandwich

RememberShine

Flock

Collaboration with Michael Tunk

Collaboration with Michael Tunk

Here are some links to other collage artists that I greatly admire:

7 responses to “Collage

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  6. I urge you to check out this PDX collage artists’ work and blog.
    http://kcascell.com/

  7. A wonderful collection of an great Artist!!!!

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