Michael Cuffe spent 8 years in the Hollywood film industry working for Paramount Studios, as well as other large scale production houses, specializing in feature film development on films such as Constantine, Speed Racer, and various large budget features. After that Cuffe moved into consulting Silicon Valley based .com’s on viral marketing campaigns, SEO (search engine optimization) techniques, creative ad and media campaigns, as well as film production ranging from commercials to extended length media pieces.
Cuffe is also an accomplished contemporary mixed media artist best known for his collage styled paper works that are often painted in multiple layers. His fine art work first gained notoriety during the Obama campaign, when his painting “The Hopeful Hearts Club,” his take on The Beatles Sgt. Pepper Album, spread worldwide grabbing the attention of mainstream news media. It received a special White House invitational viewing, has been published multiple times in both books and magazines, and was part of Shepard Fairey’s Manifest Hope gallery exhibitions.
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Lyrica Glory is currently the Director at Warholian, a press based arts publication situated in San Francsico, California. Warholian focuses on both emerging and established artists, and the communities that emerge from those aesthetics. As the “Vanity Fair of the arts world,” Warholian provides art-centric, interesting, quality content in all things creative.
Graduating from Loyola Marymount with a degree in Film Production. Lyrica spent 8 years in the Hollywood film industry at Paramount Studios, THX and Lightstorm Entertainment. Throughout the Hollywood years she also produced several short and independent films.
For more on Lyrica go to LyricaGlory.com
Colin M. Day – Warholian Filmaker
Colin Michael Day is a San Francisco- based director of photography. He receieved his B.F.A. from the Academy of Art in 2008 has worked on numerous television programs, films, and commercials. His Photography has been featured in various publications in the U.S. and Europe. Past and current clients have included Disney/Pixar Studios, Williams-Sonoma, Yelp, Amazon, Carrots Inc., and the CW Bay Area.
Visit Colin’s personal site for a broader view of his work and profile: http://www.ColinMDay.com/
Adam Reed Rozan – Warholian Correspondent – Museum, Culture, Street Art
An East Coast-transplant, Adam Reed Rozan is a proven innovator in the Bay Area museum and cultural arts community. From reimagining the roles of audiences and how to engage them, to exploring the many forms participation can take—Adam is at the center of SF’s cultural dialogue. In 2010, Rozan founded Broken Meter, a smartly designed, dynamically presented, ever-evolving arts publication dedicated to street art and the artists who explore the urban environment. Join the conversation at www.facebook.com/TheBrokenMeter.
Aimee Dewing – East Coast Warholian Correspondent
Aimee Dewing is a writer and communications specialist who covers contemporary art stories for Warholian. A native of Los Angeles, Aimee is a media maven with an eye for the interesting. She takes her inspiration from emerging art and music scenes, regularly documents the amazing street art that transforms the landscape of urban life on a daily basis. With an M.A. in Public Policy and a B.A in Television Production, Aimee specializes in advocacy and political campaigns, with extensive experience in creating show-stopping strategic events for clients.
Maggie Pike is a writer and founder of GoneTomorrowSF.com, a website dedicated to street art and murals in the Bay Area. She started her career as many aspiring Art Historians; she got a BA from UC Santa Barbara in Art History focusing her studies on American Art from the 19th century to present. While getting her undergraduate degree she worked as a curatorial assistant for a public arts commission and wrote biographies about prominent artists for a local gallery. She decided to postpone her graduate work in London to develop a website focusing on Street Art in the Bay Area. Now she spends her days riding BART and MUNI and walking around San Francisco, Oakland and San Jose, looking for the latest wheat pastes and stencils to keep her website up to date. In addition to writing for Warholian, Maggie is also currently working on several artist biographies for Upper Playground’s Citrus Report.
Check out her website: http://GoneTomorrowSF.com or the Gone Tomorrow SF Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Gone-Tomorrow-SF/114437838599925?ref=ts
Michelle Fleck - Warholian Correspondent
Michelle Fleck is an artist living in San Francisco. She spent the first eighteen years of life growing up inWhittier, California. Captivated by the city after many visits, she moved to SF to pursue art. Michelle graduated from San Francisco State University in 2009 with a BA in Fine Arts. Michelle continues to paint and show her work at various galleries. Her paintings are influenced by the changing urban landscape around her, and she is constantly inspired by the city and its local art scene.
To learn more about her work, please visit www.michellefleck.com
Born and raised in SoCal I graduated from California State University, Northridge with a BA in music business in 2010. After playing classical guitar most of my life and living in a cubicle world as a music copyright researcher I craved more excitement. Inspired by the street art I saw on almost every electrical box in Hollywood and the acquisition of a new camera, I decided to document my world. My niche is gathering nighttime street shots, climbing buildings, pasting with street artist, and not sleeping. Through my pasting journeys and mingling at art shows my mission is to help bridge the connection of street artist from LA to SF.
Doug Usher - Warholian Filmmaker
Doug graduated Loyola Marymount University with a degree in film production in 2004. He went on to study directing under David Fincher and has directed a variety of commercials and short film projects. Additionally Doug has worked as a cinematographer on numerous projects and has served as a senior editor for a variety of television programs on networks like NBC, TruTV, TLC and Animal Planet. Doug currently serves as the Creative Director of The VIA Company.
Find out more about The VIA Company here: http://theviacompany.com/
Born and raised under the third O of the Hollywood sign and down the street from the O.G.. Batman caves, Jennifer is very familiar with the city around her. With a Masters in Applied Behavioral Analysis, by day she works with children, providing behavior intervention for kids diagnosed with autism. At night and on the weekends, she puts down the crayons and picks up the camera. Jennifer Leigh Strauss, a.k.a. JenEyePher, photographs the world around her – be it event photography, flash mobs, nature crapola, family portraits, you name it – she shoots it. Her latest passion is capturing the street – traditional graffiti artwork, stencil graffiti, sticker art, wheat pasting and street poster art. Jennifer’s work has appeared on Arrested Motion, Brooklyn Street Art, Streetsy, LA TACO, The Dirt Floor, Neighborhood Watch, LAist, and Melrose and Fairfax, and she is one of the primary go-to’s at The Site Unscene for unique street photographs. Her work is always innovative and inspiring and we couldn’t be happier to call her part of the team.
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Originally from the Coachella Valley, Keisha Raines moved out as soon as she could to Los Angeles. She recently graduated from Cal State Northridge with a BA in Journalism and an emphasis in Public Relations. After an internship with the Merry Karnowsky Gallery in LA, Keisha further developed her knowledge and appreciation of art. In addition to writing for Warholian she works as a freelance publicist.
Roman Koval - Warholian Correspondent
Roman Koval is a current under-graduate student at the San Francisco Art Institute. After emigrating from Ukraine in 2000 and spending eight years in Chicago, he moved to San Francisco to pursue a BFA in Photography. Despite an inherent interest in visual expression and the possiblities of communication within the photographic medium, Roman also actively writes to supplement his visual work. After finishing his degree, he will spend a year in Los Angeles exploring the metropolitan sprawl of Los Angeles County. He is currently in progress on several new bodies of work.
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