|Meet Our Team and Affiliates!! (Bios)
||[Feb. 23rd, 2006|10:39 am]
MEET OUR TEAM... |
Current mood: busy
I figured you all might want to know a little bit about who we all are... nice to meet ya! add your bios as a comment!
Alicia Zeringo (Artist, President and Founder of AUTH)
Alicia began Art School at the age of 16, attending Pratt Institute, Manhattan, and further going on to study at F.I.T.,(stupidly decling acceptances with RISDI,Pratt Brooklyn, SVA, Corcoran, SCAD,Minneapolis College of Art and Design, Baltimore School of Art and Parsons) while awaiting transfer to Cooper Union for the Advancement of Arts and Sciences. Although she declined Cooper on the day of Orientation to help a close friend in need, she never looked back in regret. A life was saved, and to her, although Cooper was a great achievement, a life was worth more. This piece of Alicias history is what characterizes her best and enlightens us even further in her pursuit of this project.
Shortly thereafter, someone destroyed almost every canvas and piece of work she held so dear. It took a long time, and a person to save her life, as an artist, to finally regain the strength to become and do what she was meant to. Alicia has worked everyday since, although she still feels there is an absence and a void in her work that cannot be filled, she continues on, looking for the missing piece.
Inspired by a Video Director (Mark Romanek) and his vision of Trent Reznor and Nine Inch Nails she saw at the young age of 10, she angles her works through Music and the contentment and hope it brings, with the wish to one day be an inspiration to those to whom inspired her. The daughter of a musician, Alicia is fluent in the language of music, and has always seemed to see as a visual artist, what lingers behind it. Music plays, and you can catch her drifting away, no doubt contemplating a million different ways to express it on canvas. When she does create a piece, music is always one of her mediums, just as the paint or pen and ink. She moves to it with her brush and entire self, forming each piece with every essence of the music. People have dared to try to see how the visions work in her head, more than her visions on canvas, but to anyone but her, its impossible.
It is no surprise that Alicia would begin an organization like this. She has always lived her life giving more to others than herself, and in doing so, her love and passion for her art was always pushed aside, lingering and lost in her soul but never forgotten. She keeps it all locked up in her head and her heart where only she can see, awaiting the piece to finish in her head to place on canvas/paper/photography. Alicia has helped many aspiring artists with portfolio advice and help for college, stressing how important it is and not to make the mistakes she did, and is the first person to help an artist get a show, or realize their worth artistically not even thinking of her own work. This organization lights her up inside, because not only did this 25 year old single mother unite artists from all over and give them a valuable reason to further create, but finally gave a chance to combine the two things she could always do best - Her work, and her way to always seem to be an Angel to those in need. This project and the work she puts in is amazing, and the fact that she does not have as much time for creative space with the work involved in the project, it warms her heart to know that the pieces she does have, and the combination and unity of the artists is truly an art form in itself. I suppose Alicia will continue to show us the way to be angels, and use our art/music as a medium. She may not have a name thats known, or have done anything of incredible value with her work, but this project is an accomplishment almost as big as her heart and talent combined, and her way of teaching her young daughter an honorable way to live life.
Alicia Zeringo is more than just an artist. She is a visionary, with a mind and strength no one could ever possibly fathom. She will brush it off, calling it a blessing and a curse, as most artists struggle with, and in the same aspect, Alicia just wouldnt be Alicia without either of the two.
Im sure if you catch her at work at her desk or elsewhere, youll hear the music to which still motivates, forms, and essentially created her, and the look of vision in her eye, waiting for its return. Until then, I would suspect she will keep it all in her head, and keep us in suspense.
*Alicia's college experience also includes paralegal studies at Berkeley College, and Certifications from G.I.A. (Gemological Institute Of America)for precious metals, colored stones and diamonds.
*And, yes, you may remember her as the chick from Pleasurable Piercings, Inc...stop asking.
*Alicia can be found in Magazines such as TATTOO, TATTOO SAVAGE, Tattoo Expo, Beautifully Tattooed Women, Tattoo International, Skin and Ink, Art and Ink, Fah-Q, etc.
*Alicia has exhibited at the VARGA Gallery in Woodstock, NY, Bayside Historical Society, Bayside, NY,(recognized with an honorable mention from new york council of the arts) and other small shows.
*Alicia also has done t-shirt and logo design for various companies and separate entities ranging from local Motorcycle Clubs to Sheriffs Officers (HA!).
*Alicia has also, and will continue (with more free time) To help Xtene "Crusher" with reviews, interviews, and photography for www.crushermagazine.com
Shyla Mouton UglyShyla (Artist, and Board Member for AUTH, VP Media/Promo)
Ugly Shyla is a self-taught artist and producer of hand crafted, sub-cultured fine art dolls that have been showcased in museums and galleries, as well as in e-zines and print. Not only were her dolls used as props in the book 'Dream', by Master of Dark Photography, John Santerineross, but Ugly also participated in some of the elaborate photos as a model. In addition, Ugly's impressive roster of talents include painting, shock performance and modeling, which she participates in primarily for the promotion of her doll making. Resume credits include: Lithium Picnic, Steven Diet Goedde, Superbitch Magazine, AMF Corsets and St. Elizabeth's Doll Museum. The androgynous alternative beauty hails from Louisiana, where she resides with her three-legged cat scooter. Additional Information about Ugly and her dolls can be found at her website: http://www.uglyart.net
*on a personal level, Shyla has been working so hard on not only her own work for survival, but with the organization as well since November. FEMA has not been helping her with any relief, and this girl that means so much to not only myself, but our organization as well, deserves some credit and help. I urge you, to check her site, and buy a piece of her incredible work to help her a long a little. If FEMA won't help (duh) well, thats what we are here for. Shyla has not only worked through her name to bring so many on to this project, but admist damage to herself, her business and otherwise from Rita, she still found a way to send me a birthday package of a purse she was selling and handcrafted. Shyla is a remarkable person, and I call on anyone to check her site. *Alicia*
Anthony Rizzotti "Mythadrall" (DJ, Promoter,VP Event Coordinator, and Board Member of AUTH)
Brooklyn NYC native DJ Mythadrall(Formally known as Angztek with partner and ex member of Mindset, Mike Cummings circa 1999) has been a fixture on the Club Scene for years. I am an active Event/PaRty Organizer, Promoter, DJ, Street team organizer, Talent Booker, Keyboard Tech for Sister Kill Cycle, Webmaster DarkMoon Entertainment, Metropolis Street team member, founder of Mythadrall Promotions I have expanded Mythadrall Promotions into various cities and states.
My resume includes but is not limited to, Ritual (Limelight,NYC) Sat night Resident DJ, Promoter *Black(C7) and *Red Fetish Ball's (Limelight,NYC)DJ, Promoter, Organizer Albion/Batcave (and connected events) (Downtime,NYC) Stage Manager, Talent Booker, Promoter, DJ Qxt's (Club Qxt,Newark,NJ) Promoter, DJ *Skinny Puppy "The Greater Wrong of Right" Official After Party (SEHO,NYC) CoCreator, Organizer, Resident DJ, Promoter, Talent Booker The Apocalypse (San Marcos/Korova Milkbar, NYC ) Creator, Organizer, Resident DJ, Promoter Rocketball (Downtime,NYC)- Organizer, Event Coordinator, Talent Booker, Resident DJ NYC Aggression (SEHO,NYC)Creator, Organizer, Resident DJ, Promoter Malfunction (Pyramid,NYC) Resident DJ, Promoter Cybertron (Pyramid,NYC) DJ, Promoter Funhouse (Flamingo, NYC) DJ, Promoter Gomorrah (True, NYC) Resident DJ, Promoter Vice and Virtues (La Nouvelle Justines, NYC) Resident DJ, Promoter Citadel (AJ's, NJ) Resident DJ, Organizer, Promoter, Talent booker Elycium (Jeckyl and Hydes,NYC) Resident DJ, Promoter Extreme Volume (Pyramid,NYC) Resident DJ Abbey of Thelema (Castle Heights,NYC) Creator, Organizer, Promoter, Resident DJ Fusion (Pyramid,NYC) Resident DJ, Promoter *Scene Warp (San Marcos,NYC) Creator, Organizer, Resident DJ, Promoter The Industrial Collective *1 & *2- DJ, Promoter *Hard Music Awards (Tampa Theater, Tampa FL) Promoter, Stage Hand, various duties Absolution (Flamingo, NYC) Frequent DJ, Promoter Signal (Pyramid, NYC) Promoter Koncrete Jungle (Pyramid,NYC) Promoter Gothstock (Webster Theater, Hartford CT) DJ, Promoter, Organizer, Crew, Talent Various DJ Guest spots NY,NJ,PA,MA,FL I have worked shows in some function or another for bands such as VNV Nation, Covenant, Imminent Starvation, Apoptygma Berzerk, Assemblage 23, Hocico, Haujob, Cleaner, Skinny Puppy, Aryia, Glis, My Life with the Thrill Kill Cult, Pigface, Hanzel und Gretyl, Melotron, and many more Other Scene Related Functions Mythadrall Promotions (Nationwide)- Creator, Street Team Organizer, Talent Bookings (DJ, Fetish, Bands, Dancers), Event Organization/Coordination, Street and Web Promotions, Business negotiation, Stage Management Metropolis Records - Serviced DJ, Street Team Dark Moon Entertainment - DJ, Web Master, Event Organizer Sister Kill Cycle (Band) - Synth-tek *Denotes one shot event DJ Styles: Industrial, PowerNoize, EBM, Hardcore Techno/Gabber, Hard Trance, Psytrance/Goa, Synthpop, and plenty of related subgroups ... More info: http://www.livejournal.com/users/djmythadrall/ http://groups.yahoo.com/group/djmythadrall/ http://www.glamgoth.com/people/anthony http://www.spraci.net/profiles/Mythadrall/
*another personal note...Ant has been bustin ass since september, along with me, and we've both been through hell and back with all this. He will never say die, and has a heart for this project like I cannot believe. With a day job, a house he almost lost, and an illness that almost rendered him deaf in one ear, Ant STILL refuses to quit or slack on any work needed to properly form this project. Without his faith, I couldn't have made it this far...*Alicia*
Don Potter (Artist, Photographer, Grant Writer and prospective Board Member)
occupation: exec. office asst. for Spokane Housing Authority
bio: what can I say about myself, I have been a DJ, a promoter, and an artist. I have seen most of the united states, I have been a web developer since 1998, (www.red-starstudios.com ) and an artist since about the age of 7 when I was put into private art lessons by my mother. I first started as a web designer, learning from a dear friend. I specialize corporate identities. Making the world know about the client.
I am also a musician. I make EBM style music, but it does vary too. (http://www.tu160music.com )I work as a grant writer for my day job, mainly doing proof reading, and processing housing applications. I set up budgets, and make sure all of the 12 properties we manage are keeping there Federal agreements.
I was raised in a small town south of houston, texas. Lived in houston for most of my adult life, minus a small portion I lived in new orleans, focusing on art and photography. I then moved back to houston, and then to Seattle, Washington, and now I live in eastern washington.
I maintain various websites, www.forgottenhost.com (coming soon) a site for musicans, and artists to recieve free hosting, and www.elektroradio.com , www.red-starstudios.com , and www.spokanegoth.com .
*personal note: Don Potter first came on as a donating artist...unfortunately all his works were lost in a fire. As soon as he heard of all the trouble we are having finding help in various areas, in ONE day, single handedly put up a database for grants, gave a list of all needed for federal budgets, did re-con for shoots needed for promo of Shyla and I, (which he also agreed to shoot), set up a database just for Board Members with calendars, etc, sent out feelers through all his contacts and promotional, and has been non stop since. Don is not just a relief to this organization...he's another angel.*Alicia*
Johnny Coal (Promotional Helper, Donating Musician, Friend of organization)
Johnny Coal grew up in North Carolina and has fronted many bands over the years. He's survived jealous assholes, ex-girlfriends, broken guitar strings and burning buildings. Through the years, his list of heroes and influences have grown to include Paul Stanley, David Johansen and Stiv Bators, but the motivation stays the same: To change the world with rock 'n' roll.
As far as visual art, I can't think of a piece that I actually care about. I'm more for music, but pick a KISS album cover and run with it if you want.
(Alicia could so ring his neck for this beautiful bio, but hey artistic freedom... Johnny is a great guy.. don't let it fool you. )
*Johnny Coal also just lost so much in a house fire recently this week, still, the night after, he was online with me, not only seeing how he could help, including offering to work at offices in NYC when we get them up, but also give me a laugh and a smile and lighten my work-overload stress. *Alicia*
Anita "Annie" Gazaway (Donating Artist)
Annie Gazaway has been creating unique artworks of human expression for over 25 years. She has developed her own style and techniques throughout her lifetime of education in art media and her career in visual arts. Working almost exclusively in the medium of colored pencil, charcoal and watercolors she will occasionally shift to different mediums when it suits the subject
matter. Inspired by life struggles, torments and triumphs of the human soul each work carries with it a powerful message and always evokes emotion in the admirer.
Annie lives in Ft. Worth, Texas with her husband and two daughters.
www.annierotica.com , www.nightclubdesigner.com
Charlotte Anne Thomson (Donating Artist)
Charlotte Thomson is an artist & illustrator working
out of Nottingham, England. Her work is highly varied
and adaptable, covering many styles and media. As a
result she has sold and exhibited her artwork
worldwide. She has been commissioned by many private
clients, creating large paintings, illustrations for
poetry, CD and book covers, logos and portraits of
people and pets. Her speciality is low brow pin up and
Dead Rites (Donating Musicians)
Sooner or later, we all get read our RITES. They are the ritual of our passage into the unknown, at once an ending and an
initiation into something entirely new. They are a pronunciation of freedom, of release from all weight and entanglement, and an
omen of the everlasting that has yet to show its face.DEAD RITES was formed by former Fallen Wisdom vocalist RADU and is
meant to be an escape from the restraints of that band's format. DEAD RITES is the clean slate where the music Radu had
conceived over the years could be produced, without dependance on a defined sound.Radu has been singing since he first heard
Astrozombies in a garage party at the age of 10. With such influences like Glenn Danzig (Misfits, Samhain, Danzig), Bruce
Dickinson, Joey Ramone and Ricardo Arjona, Radu has developed a style of his own. With a versatile vocal style that can be
loud and harsh to melodic and powerful, he has established a solid reputation as a great frontman and song writer and a hard-
working-DIY-musician on the Metal-Punk scene of Puerto Rico and the USA. Fronting and forming well-known underground
bands like Los Espritus (Spirits) back in 1996, Outlet in 2001, Fallen Wisdom in 2002 (3 cds have been released,
internationally, last one being distributed by Century Media) and, his latest, DEAD RITES.The band is comprised of RADU and
former Fallen Wisdom bandmate GONZI. Their debut album, "In The Midst Of Malevolence," showcases songs that murmur
reverence to artists as varied as The Ramones, Iron Maiden, Motorhead, Johnny Cash, Danzig and Type O Negative. It follows
the spirit of new beginnings, and sets the stage for the new band's progression into a new amalgamation of the influences it was
born of.RADU and GONZI are joined by Indiana native NOMAD, who upon hearing the song "Ritual" on MySpace, picked up ..>
and moved to Atlanta to join the band. Drummer JOSH, who played with local Atlanta punk band The Terribles, enlisted to take
the percussion spot, and brings yet another facet to DEAD RITES with a playing style heavily influenced by Dave Grohl, Marky
Ramone and Johnny Kelly.
We play Horror punk/metal music
Michele St. Martin (Artist/Illustrator, Writer)
Born in New York City on December 18th, 1967, Michele was initiated into a strange family who weaned her on Famous Monsters, Heavy Metal magazine, stoner-rock, Kung-Fu movies, really bad horror & exploitation films and great books. Later on, she attended Manhattan's High School of Art and Design, graduating with honors & a penchant for drawing truly naughty images. After attending Brooklyn's Pratt Institute for a spell, she figured she'd be making more money freelancing than actually going to class, which she did with relish & has been doing ever since, illustrating for various companies, publications and private clients.
Currently, Michele has been seriously pursuing one of her very first loves - writing. She is a published poet, and is in the midst of writing her first novel, a supernatural romance.
She now divides her time between New York City and Seattle, Washington.
Okay, kids...Lish made me do this...
the_kcar ... a.k.a. Max of maXYZmodules ... a.k.a. "The Laser Girl" ... a.k.a. "That Girl with the Kool-Aid Colored Hair"
[nevermind...roll with me...]
Born October 2, 1970...just someone in this emotionally constipated world who just so happens to give a ****.
Geek extraordinaire...has worked with computers since TRS-80 was king...
Worked towards a degree in computer programming...'til she discovered she could never survive in a cube farm.
Is an unwilling attendant to too many disposed of cats [longstory...but she often feels like curator of the Hemingway House]
Has two kids but is also a nanny of sorts to three more kids. That's right: five kids.
Is beginning a business in building lasers.
Is rather in/famous for going in over her head... but is always willing to help, and take good suggestions...
Is currently in the middle of a shoot...so is more scatterbrained than usual...[yeah, acting. Not My Fault, but I got talked into it...]
Has this incredible penchant for getting talked into helping people...generally doesn't mind...
Does fall into GeekSpeak a wee bit more than a wee bit too often...
Is infamous for random neural firings...
Stammers and stutters...has the attention span of a gnat...
OH: you want-
Background: HTML,DHTML, COBOL 3.5, VBasic 4.0, C language ...oh, you mean stuff you can use here...
Conducts eBay transactions with hosted images using code.
Conducts continuous bank and commerce transactions between paypal and bank accounts daily
Organizes "miscellaneous paperwork" into manageable areas of interest.
Can hold multiple accounts with an unterminated "zero balance".
[Meaning: all funds present and accounted for. Reciepts in full. Transactions processed, with no undue closing of accounts.]
Answers questions readily - and if failing to find an intelligent answer, won't settle for "I don't know", but will press on to finish a given answer - that's the "geek" side of her...
Effective with research.
Has worked in several different fields, at various levels of both hierarchy and competence. If something needs to be done, she'll generally either do it or find a way it can be done. Probably one of her redeeming qualities...
She's not an artist, in any fashion...but hopped aboard AUTHOr simply becuase New Orleans has its own undisclosed Meaning to her...and as she learns more about this Effort,she's come to discover that this group stands for the very same things she stands for...and wants to contribute wherever she can...
Oh: and you want pix and stuff? URLs and stuff?
My myspace spot
My maXYZmodules spot.
Not much else to know, I guess...
The Satanic Punk International Conspiracy by Sam Plumbley
The Satanic Punk International Conspiracy (more affectionally known as SPIC) is no stranger to attention. They command it with their name and they command it with their live show. They are "a bunch of smiley nice guys" (according to local newspaper reporter Sterry Butcher) whow become "loud and obscene [like true punk should be]" (according to a local show-goer) in their live setting. SPIC has gained the love of the local art community with their energetic performances and impressed world renown artist Willhelm Sasnal so much that he recruited SPIC to participate in one of his video art pieces as well as play at his art opening. Sasnal, who has seen many shows including everyone from the Bauhas to Sonic Youth to underground European bands proclaimed SPIC to be his "favorite band ever" as well as "the most punk band [he's] ever seen."
The Satanic Punk International Conspiracy values the art of performance. They understand the importance of image. They display their passion and their bravery at every show. They look good and they know it. When they play, they look like ghosts badly in the need of Ritalin. There's no insecurity, only complete confidence, if not complete arrogance. They exude attitude like bait and ensnare new fans like a trap. People come out of a SPIC show feeling satisfied with having SEEN a SHOW instead of only having heard some music.
Satanic Punk International Conspiracy
Formed about two years ago in Marfa, TX
Pop-Punk Post-Hardcore with a tinge of Pop-Goth...
...or just Rock if you want
David Garcia-Vocals/Guitar (23)
John "Johnny Franks" Franco-Guitar (20)
John Daniel Garcia-Bass (21)
Ryan "Pinsky" Penland-Drums (21)
Christina Wheeler has been doing art since she could pick up a crayon. Most of her skills are self-taught, including design. She is currently trying to set up a design business, Night Vision Design (http://www.freewebs.com/nightvisiondesign) where she designs specifically for the alternative crowd, just because she always has to do things a little differently. Her designs usually have a darker feel, but at the same time an element of contrast to make her work stick out in a crowd. She herself has been described as "ironic" for her humor and style, although she conducts her business very professionally. She has experienced many things in her still young life, which allows her to be open-minded, and she is able to look at any problem from a number of perspectives. She's the rational one that her friends come to for sensible advice, but at the same time she keeps an element of the fantastic and magical in her life.
Arthur Simone is a New Orleans-based actor (temporarily in Austin, TX) and
abstract expressionist artist who specializes in generalism. A graduate of
Oberlin College and a veteran of the Chicago stage with Suspicious Clowns
and Moving Dock Theatre, he is currently an ensemble member of New
Orleans' Coldtowne Heroes and ComedySportz. Arthur has starred in Tempe
Entertainment's Jigsaw, Maverick's The Evil One, as well as A&E's Faith of
My Fathers and 20th Century FOX's Big Momma's House 2.
here's my artist statement:
and here's a headshot:
Maria A. Mazurkevich is a multi media artist based in the Bronx (NY) from the Dominican Republic. Using everything within her reach she can make just about anything.
Maria attended many art programs in her youth and attended Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School. She now works part time at Shipmans Inc, one of two art stores in the Bronx. She also interns part time for Vital Theater making props and building sets for children shows.
She is available for commission, and can be reached at by email at: