Ginny Cook
Kim Schoen

Editorial Board
Dorit Cypis
Thomas Lawson
Jonathan Miles
Olivier Richon
John Stezaker

3N17 (issue 1)
officeabc (issue 2)
Daniel Lucas (website, mini-sites & special editions)


MATERIAL is a journal started by artists interested in the writings of other artists. We are a home for divergent opinions, uses, and appropriations of language, encouraging "speculations and appreciations, rantings if need be, phantasies, lectures, nocturnes...and inventions."(*). We solicit friction and conviviality both, from a wide community of artists.

(*)The poet Robert Duncan (1919-1988), from an unpublished piece; quoted in Contemporary Poets, 4th ed.


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Artist Biographies

Ginny Cook received her MFA in Photography and Media from the California Institute of the Arts in 2005 and her BA in Art History from Emory University in 2000. Select group exhibitions of her work include The Crack-Up, at Take Care (Los Angeles, CA), Medium, Fellows of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, 2019), Ours is a City of Writers, at Los Angeles Municipal Gallery (Los Angeles, 2017), daemon, Reed College (Portland, Oregon, 2014); Yesterday Amphoric: Ginny Cook, Rosemary Mayer, David J. Merritt, Regina Rex (New York, 2012), and Complicity: Contemporary Photography and the Matter of Sculpture, Rena Bransten Gallery (San Francisco, 2009). Her solo show, I Remain Very Cordially Yours, took place in Whittier College’s Greenleaf Gallery (Whittier, CA, September 2017). Cook is also the co-founder and co-editor of MATERIAL, a journal of writings by visual artists. Her writings and photographs have been published in Prospect: Necropolis (2015), MATERIAL Issue 4 (2015), Public Display #5 (2014), and daemon by Reed College (2014). Cook lives and works in Los Angeles.

Kim Schoen's (b. Princeton, 1969) received her MFA in Photography from CalArts in 2005, and a Master of Philosophy from The Royal College of Art in 2008. Using an experimental approach across video installation, photography, and text, Kim explores the subject of rhetoric, and the often irrational ways in which the commercial and the personal intersect. She takes on objects and speech that are trying to persuade or convince us of something—and uses them as raw materials to say something new. She been exhibited in venues such as LACMA; MMoCA; BAM, New York; Edith-Russ-Haus für Medienkunst, Germany; Museo di Arte Contemporanea di Roma; Whitechapel Gallery, South London Gallery, and MOT International, London. Her work is included in private and public collections, and has been written about in Artforum, Mousse, Art in America, The Los Angeles Times, and Hotshoe International. Her own writing (‘Cracking Walnuts: Nonsense and Repetition in Video Art’, ’The Serial Attitude Redux', 'The Expansion of the Instant: Photography, Anxiety, Infinity') can be found in X-TRA Contemporary Art Quarterly. Kim is also the co-founder, co-publisher and co-editor of MATERIAL.