PLAYA Current Residents

Richelle Gribble

Richelle Gribble creates mixed media paintings and drawings, prints, videos, puzzles and sculptures. Her artwork is inspired by concepts of virality, ecology, networks, group dynamics, and social trends that connect us all. She earned a BFA in Studio Arts from the...

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Andrew Lockhart

I am a 60 year-old geophysicist with the US Geological Survey. I am part of a USGS team funded by USAID that assists developing countries by responding to volcano crises with technical assistance and expertise, and by training and institution development. This has...

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Beth Harrington

Beth Harrington is an independent filmmaker whose work focuses on American history, music and culture. With WGBH-Boston and OPB-Portland she’s produced shows for NOVA, Frontline, History Detectives, Oregon Art Beat and Oregon Experience. Her work has been nominated...

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Paula Bullwinkle

Paula Bullwinkel worked for Andy Warhol as a photographer for Interview Magazine, as well as other publications, including The London Sunday Times Magazine, Vogue, British Elle, and Bomb. Bullwinkel was commissioned to take fashion and portrait photographs. Although...

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Maxim Loskutoff

A graduate of New York Unversity’s MFA program, Maxim Loskutoff was the recipient of the Nelson Algren Literary Award, a Global Writing Fellowship in Abu Dhabi, and the M Literary Fellowship in Bangalore. His stories have appeared in The Southern Review, Fiction, and...

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Donna Henderson

Donna Henderson is the author of three collections of poems, most recently The Eddy Fence which was a finalist for the 2011 Oregon Book Award in Poetry. She is a founder of Airlie Press, and vocalist and leader of the jazz and bossa-nova band Chuvarada. Her poems,...

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Karen Singer

Karen Kowalski Singer is a novelist, poet, haikuist, photographer and prairie naturalist who lives in Central Illinois. She is the author of a poetry collection, Field Guide to Hidden Things, which won the Green Fuse Poetic Arts First Chapbook contest in 2012. Her...

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Sue Landers

Sue Landers’ most recent book, Franklinstein (Roof Books, 2016), is a multi-genre collection about one Philadelphia neighborhood wrestling with the legacies of colonialism, racism, and capitalism. She is also the author of two full-length books of poetry—248 mgs., a...

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Emmy Lingscheit

Emmy Lingscheit is an interdisciplinary artist whose work critically investigates the ambiguities and exchanges between organisms and non-organisms, and between humans and non-humans. She has held numerous residencies, including Ucross and Kohler Arts/Industry, and...

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Renee Couture

Influenced by both the personal and the political, Renee Couture draws inspiration from the historical and social landscape of place. Using her own rural community as a starting point, she articulates the complexity and range of the public's relationship with their...

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