Satellite is a biannual magazine focusing on cities, culture and politics. Each issue features an in-depth look at a single city, alongside interviews, art, and nonfiction.
Satellite is based in Toronto.
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Our current staff includes editors Steven Garbas and Sarah Wesseler; contributing editors Ashley Rawlings and Gayna Theophilus; and copyeditors TJ McLemore and Natalie Nanowski.
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Colin Asher is a writer and freelance journalist in Brooklyn, New York. His work has appeared in publications such as Swink, The American Prospect, the Boston Globe, the San Francisco Chronicle, and The Progressive. You can contact him at email@example.com.
Alis Atwell is a photographer and photo editor living in Brooklyn, New York. She is loved by many animals.
Ali Baba was born in Abidjan, Ivory Coast, in 1974 and now lives in New York. He wishes to thank the many people who have helped him since he arrived in the United States.
Michael Baccam holds an MFA from Eastern Washington University, where he was an editor for Willow Springs. His stories are currently out in the Iron Horse Literary Review and the Monongahela Review. He lives in Bellingham, Washington, with a dog and a poet.
Vedanta Balbahadur is a Montreal architect who has lived in Vancouver, the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex, and New York City. A graduate of McGill University (B.Sc.Arch and M.Arch), he is a LEED®-Accredited Professional and works for Saucier + Perrotte architects on Canadian and international projects. His photographic work reflects his interest in the human experience of the built environment.
Lisa Bauer was born in Fairfax, Virginia and currently lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. She received a BFA from the Art Institute of Boston at Lesley University in 2006.
Writer and literary translator Susan Bernofsky has translated half a dozen books by the great Swiss-German modernist author Robert Walser, as well as works by Jenny Erpenbeck, Yoko Tawada, Gregor von Rezzori and others. She is currently writing a biography of Walser and a novel set in her hometown, New Orleans.
Willie Birch was born in New Orleans in 1942. His artwork has been exhibited around the United States since the late 1960s.
Marie-Claire Blais (b. 1974) is a Montreal-based artist. Originally trained as an architect, she is represented by Galerie René Blouin in Montreal, and has exhibited work at shows in Canada and Chile. More information is available at marieclaireblais.com.
Kyle Bravo is an artist. He is a founding member of The Front, an artist-run exhibition space in New Orleans, and a cofounder of Hot Iron Press, a print studio and hub for grassroots arts endeavors.
Hannah Chalew was raised in New Orleans and returned to the city after graduating from Brandeis University with a B.A. in fine arts. She is one of the founders of T-Lot, a new studio and installation space for emerging artists in the St. Claude Arts District. She works from direct observation to bring the experience of place to the viewer.
Nicole Cooley grew up in New Orleans. In 2010, she published two books of poems, Breach with LSU Press and Milk Dress with Alice James Books. She directs the MFA Program in Creative Writing and Literary Translation at Queens College-City University of New York.
Yannick Desraleau and Chloe Lum have worked together since 2000, and started the Seripop art project in 2002. They have exhibited and given talks in Canada and abroad, notably at BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art in Gateshead, England, Peacock Visual Arts in Aberdeen, Scotland, Kunsthalle Wien in Vienna, Austria, and the University of North Texas in Denton. They were recently part of the Quebec Triennial 2011 at Musée d’Art Contemporain de Montréal. Their work is represented in the collection of the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. Lum and Desranleau also formerly belonged to avant-rock trio AIDS Wolf.
Troy Dugas is an artist living in New Orleans.
Genevieve Edwards is a freelance illustrator and writer, currently living in Tokyo. When not working tirelessly for her art, she conducts cultural research (read: drinking and karaoke).
Isabelle Encela is a photographer from Kensington, Brooklyn. Her pictures have appeared in AIA NY’s New York New Work exhibit, Perspective New York, The Sidney Mishkin Gallery, and several volumes of Encounters Magazine at Baruch College.
Tony Ezzy is a soul journeyer who expresses himself mainly through music. He has been performing live in Montreal since 1997, and was voted “freakiest local act” by the readers of the Montreal Mirror in 2008. He also stars in the film Tony Ezzy Gets a Job, by Montreal director Daniel Bitton (Wesley Willis: The Daddy of Rock ‘N’ Roll). He rejects the use of computers in the creative process, preferring to use reel-to-reel and cassette tape. For a free tape, you can contact him through his Web site, tonyezzy.com.
For photographer Jessica Fahey, the devil is in the details. A single gesture of the hand or unintentional glance of the eye can act as a golden key to unlocking her photographs. Our most distant memories are often blurred and foggy in our mind’s eye. Jessica is curious to explore what happens if we sift through these moments, ponder and deliberate the minute recollections. Might we find the answers to our own metaficitional labyrinths?
Fereydoon Family was born in Iran and apprenticed in art from an early age until he came to the U.S. to study, earning a PhD in theoretical physics. He is currently the Samuel Candler Dobbs Professor of Physics at Emory University and is represented by whitespace art gallery in Atlanta.
Michelle Furlong (b. 1984, lives in Montreal) received a BFA in studio art in 2006 from Concordia University in Montreal, Quebec. In 2007, she pursued post-baccalaureate studies in studio art at NSCAD University in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Her work has been shown in solo and group exhibitions in Canada and the U.S. She is currently represented by Galerie d’Este in Montreal.
Steven Garbas lives in Toronto.
Pascal Grandmaison, born in 1975, lives and works in Montreal. He holds a degree in visual art from UQAM. He is known for the contemplative themes of his large-scale photographs and works in film and video. He is represented by Jack Shainman Gallery in New York, Galerie René Blouin in Montreal, and Jessica Bradley Art + Projects in Toronto. For more information, visit pascalgrandmaison.com.
A native of South Louisiana, Brian Guidry received his MFA in Painting from Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, New York. His work has been exhibited nationally and internationally. Selected exhibitions include; The Bronx Museum in New York; Gana Art Space, Seoul, Korea; and The Contemporary Art Center in New Orleans. www.brianguidry.com
Simon Hansgrohe is a history teacher in Montreal, Canada. He was born outside of Stockholm and moved to Toronto in 2002 before relocating to Montreal. His other works include Sea of No Fish, Cold Potato Nadir, and Floor Show.
Stephen Hilger is a photographer who lives and works in New York and New Orleans. An assistant professor of art at Tulane University, he is currently working on a book of photographs about New Orleans’ Lower Mid-City neighborhood. For further information or to contact, please visit his website: www.stephenhilger.com.
Alanah Heffez is a contributing editor for Spacing magazine and Spacing Montreal. She holds a B.Sc from McGill’s School of Environment and is currently pursuing a Master’s of Education at L’Université du Quebec à Montréal (UQAM), developing a program to facilitate youth participation in urban planning. She works in Montreal and in Northern Quebec, and is interested in the value of stories and places in a learning context.
Jorg Herold (b. 1965) is a German artist who lives and works in Berlin and Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. His work has been exhibited throughout Germany and around the world. In Berlin, he is represented by Galerie EIGEN + ART.
T. R. Johnson grew up in Louisville, Kentucky, lived briefly in Boston and Chicago, and has been in New Orleans since the summer of 1999. He has taught at a number of universities and hosts a contemporary jazz radio program at WWOZ 90.7 FM.
David Karwan is a designer in the midst of completing an MFA in graphic design from CalArts. He received a BFA in design from Western Michigan University in 2005 and has since worked in San Francisco, New York and Portland.
Trevor Kiernander (b. 1975) obtained a BFA in painting and drawing, with distinction, from Concordia University (2006) and an MFA in art practice from Goldsmiths University of London (2009). In 2011 he showed in group exhibitions in Canada, the United Kingdom, Germany, and Russia. Montreal’s Art Mûr hosted a solo exhibition of his work in spring 2012.
Born in Solothurn, Switzerland, Thomas Kneubühler has been living in Canada since 2000. In 2003, he completed a master’s degree in studio arts at Concordia University, Montreal. His work often deals with social issues and how technology is affecting people’s lives. It has been presented in exhibitions across Canada and abroad, most recently at the Quebec Triennial at the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal.
Nick Kolakowski is an editor and freelance writer living in Brooklyn. His work has appeared in the Washington Post, LOST Magazine, eWeek, Playboy, and Trader Monthly, among other venues. His obsessions include long-distance barefoot running, pyrotechnics, and reading history.
The Lady Josephine has been working as a burlesque performer since 2008 and studying environmentalism and activism since 2001. She brought home the award for most beautiful act at the Great Boston Burlesque Expo in 2011 and has appeared on stages from Los Angeles to Washington, D.C.
Jenny LeBlanc lives in New Orleans.
Bart Lodewijks was born in the Netherlands in 1972. During long artist residencies in Lisbon & Porto (Culturgest, 2006), Curacao (IBB, 2007), Ghent (S.M.A.K., 2005-2010) and Rio de Janeiro (Capacete, 2010), his chalk drawings became deeply embedded in the social fabric of the city. More at www.bartlodewijks.nl.
T. J. McLemore teaches English composition and creative writing in Tyler, Texas.
François Morelli is a Montreal-based multidisciplinary artist who has exhibited in museums, private galleries, artist-run centers, and contemporary art events in Canada, the United States, and Europe since 1976. He is represented by Galerie Joyce Yehouda.
Natalie Nanowski moved back to Toronto after obtaining an MA in journalism from Montreal’s Concordia University. She currently works in both English and French as a breaking news producer for a national broadcaster.
A self-taught photographer who came of age in the Montreal documentary scene of the early 1980s, Normand Rajotte has spent the last fifteen years photographing the natural world surrounding his second home in rural Quebec.
Ashley Rawlings is a writer based in Brooklyn. He is the editor of Art Space Tokyo (2008), a guide to architecturally and historically distinctive museums and galleries in Tokyo, and a contributing editor for ArtAsiaPacific and White Zinfandel, a biannual magazine devoted to the visual manifestation of food and culture.
Brad Richard’s poetry appears in his new collection Motion Studies, which won the 2010 Washington Prize from The Word Works. His poems and reviews have appeared in American Letters & Commentary, Iowa Review, The Laurel Review, Literary Imagination, Prairie Schooner, and other journals. He directs the creative writing program at Lusher Charter School in New Orleans.
Denise Santillan Moreno is an artist and designer from Montreal currently based out of Toronto. She divides her time between these two Canadian cities and Mexico, where she was born and where she continues to escape the Canadian cold. To check out some of her work or to contact her, visit her Web site, denisesantillan.com.
Nathan Savin Scott is a freelance writer living in San Francisco, having just moved after living for years in New Orleans. His work has appeared in Big Muddy Magazine, Dark Sky Magazine, and the Tulane Review. Contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lauren Seiden lives and works in New York. Her ink and graphite drawings balance a minimalist aesthetic with an expressive concept, exploring the relationship between line and light. In 2010, Lauren won the AOL Chuck Close “25 for 25” Grant. She exhibits throughout the United States and abroad.
Riddhi Shah is an associate editor at The Huffington Post. Her writing has also appeared in The Boston Globe, the Atlantic’s website, Salon.com, and Saveur magazine. The two greatest loves of her life are food and India.
Matt Shane was born in 1981 in Vancouver and raised in Tsawwassen, B.C. He received his BFA from the University of Victoria in 2004 and is currently completing his MFA while teaching painting at Concordia University in Montreal. Shane has received numerous painting awards and exhibited as part of the Quebec Triennial in 2011.
Peter Soland is founder and creative director of Urban Soland, an award-winning urban design and landscape architecture firm dedicated to creating significant and eventful public urban landscapes. urban-soland.com
Gayna Theophilus has worked in publishing since 2006 and lives in Toronto. She holds an MA in English.
Joël Thibert is an urban planner, project manager, and consultant in the fields of sustainable development and public policy. He holds a bachelor’s degree in environment as well as a master’s of urban planning from McGill University. He is currently pursuing a PhD at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University, where he studies metropolitan governance and regional environmental policy.
Marc Thorpe was born in San Francisco. In 1979, he joined Industrial Light and Magic/Lucasfilm, where he worked until 1994 as a chief modelmaker and animatronic designer, creating special effects for feature films including The Empire Strikes Back, The Return of the Jedi, and the original Indiana Jones trilogy. In 1993 he created Robot Wars, a mechanical art and sport in which radio-controlled robots compete in live, gladiator-style events. He currently works at Stupid Fun Club.
Maggie Tsao is a freelance graphic designer based in New York City. She recently graduated from Parsons with a major in communication design. Currently, she works as a broadcast designer at Showtime Networks and as an art director/designer at The New Inquiry.
Amy Vaillancourt grew up in Wakefield, Quebec. She holds a BA in urban studies and is a visual artist. Her artwork explores the urban environment and built infrastructure. The materals, texture, and ideas for her work are often derived from the ordinary and mundane of everyday life.
Sarah Wesseler grew up in Cincinnati and currently lives in Brooklyn.
Cao Yingbin is an artist based in Zhengzhou, China.