Matador Review

A Quarterly Missive of Alternative Concern

A Residency and a Prize for Artist Aleksandra Kalisz

2017 has been quite generous to Aleksandra Kalisz (FA16).

Kalisz was selected for the Dar Slimane artist residency in Morocco, which seeks “artists that find pleasure engaging in a holistic inspired approach with a respect for nature, animals and sustainable living.” After arriving in Marrakesh for the residency, Kalisz wrote on her Facebook page that she “will be working... on new pieces and [is] already feeling inspired.” She will be in Marrakesh for the next month.

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Jayme Russell: PINKification, PINKpoems, and permadeath please

Jayme Russell (TMRFall 2016) can’t be boxed in as any type of creator; a poet, an essayist, an erasure artist, Russell transcends genre and classification to input atypical emotions within her audience.

In Fall 2016, The Matador Review published two pieces from Russell’s manuscript Technicolor Queen, which tells the story of Snow White through fragments of text and collage. Russell’s efforts haven’t been solely dedicated to that work, however, as she has two chapbooks coming out this year:PINKification (Dancing Girl Press) this month, and PINKpoems (Adjunct Press) in July.

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Corinne Whitaker: Sculptures at the Marin Society of Artists, and more

Corinne Whitaker (Fall 2016) is a veteran of the visual arts industry, working in digital painting and sculpture for over 35 years. She continues to expand her reach with several new exhibitions since her feature in The Matador Review.

Her digital painting on brass, “At Leisure,” has been featured on the cover of “Digitalia,” a digital exhibition at the Barrett Art Center in Poughkeepsie, NY. And on the west coast: This month, “Curiosity” and “My Translucent Self,” both digital sculptures in polyurethane, will be shown at the Sculpture exhibition held at the Marin Society of Artists in San Rafael, CA.

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