Ginny Cook
Kim Schoen

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

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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(*)The poet Robert Duncan (1919-1988), from an unpublished piece; quoted in Contemporary Poets, 4th ed.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. Recent exhibitions of her work include Telephone at the Torrance Art Museum (Torrance, CA), Ginny Cook: Another Generation at the Spartanburg Art Museum (Spartanburg, SC), Lovingly, Rose Peebles at the Brand Library Art Gallery (Glendale, CA), Abstract Smallness at POST (Los Angeles), and Complicity: Contemporary Photography and the Matter of Sculpture, at Rena Bransten Gallery (San Francisco). Cook is the co-founder and co-editor of MATERIAL, a journal of artists' writings. She lives and works in Los Angeles.

Kim Schoen's work in photography, video and text engages concepts of repetition in the context of late capitalism. Schoen received her M.F.A. in photography from CalArts in 2005 and her Masters in Philosophy from the photography department at The Royal College of Art in London in 2008. Recent exhibitions of her work include Between Document and Fiction (Maus Habitus, Oporto), Trust Fall, (The Whitechapel Gallery, London), The Awful Parenthesis, curated by Aram Moshayedi, (Cirrus Gallery, Los Angeles), A Series of Catastrophes and Celebrations (Bank, Los Angeles). Her work has been written about in the Los Angeles Times, Art in America, and her essay "The Serial Attitude Redux" was featured in X-TRA, Quarterly for Contemporary Art (Winter 2010/Volume 12.)