Ariel Goldberg‘s publications include The Estrangement Principle (Nightboat Books, 2016) and The Photographer (Roof Books, 2015). Goldberg’s writing has most recently appeared in Afterimage, e-flux, Artforum, and Art in America. Based in New York City, Goldberg has taught writing at Pratt Institute, Columbia University, and The New School. They have been a curator at The Poetry Project, the Leslie-Lohman Museum of Art, and the Jewish History Museum in Tucson, Arizona. Goldberg’s novel in progress, A Century, explores the intimate worlds of art critic Elizabeth McCausland and photographer Berenice Abbott in the context of the New York Photo League (1936-1951).
Bishakh Som‘s work investigates the intersection between image and text, figure and architecture, architecture and landscape. They are inspired by the grammar of comics and graphic novels but seek to expand the vocabulary of the narratives traditionally presented in this medium by exploring themes of gender, sexuality, memory and urbanism.
Bishakh’s comics have previously appeared in Buzzfeed, Hi-horse, Blurred Vision, Pood, the academic journal Specs, The Brooklyn Rail, Volume 3 of the much-lauded Graphic Canon series and most recently in Little Nemo: Dream Another Dream, the oversized tribute anthology to Winsor McCay. In 2003, they received a Xeric grant for their comics collection Angel. Their most recent book is The Prefab Bathroom: An Architectural History, published by McFarland Press. They have exhibited paintings in Animal Magic, a solo show at ArtLexis Gallery in 2010, Devotional Paintings, a solo show at Jaya Yoga Center in 2015, and in group shows at Rhode Island College and at Grady Alexis gallery in New York. Bishakh lives in Brooklyn, NY. You can see more of their paintings, comics and illustrations atwww.bishakh.com.