ARTISTS

The Dead Rabbits Artists are a widely talented group of visual artists who come from all over the world. We highly encourage our readers to explore their individual pages and find out more about their work. Like what you see? Contact us and we’ll put you in touch.

 
 
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SAIRIS ALMONTE

Sairis Almonte is a high school student who will graduate in 2021. She has been working with Community-Word Project, an arts education organization, since 2017 and is aspiring to become a painter and writer.

 
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MICHAEL SEYMOUR BLAKE

Michael Seymour Blake is a writer/illustrator living and working in New York City, where he can often be seen talking to strangers’ dogs, hanging out at cafes, and generally looking lost.

 
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L.J. CAMPBELL

Lizy is a Canadian based artist who is most often found either covered in paint or her nose in a book. She is an author and illustrator for Pen It! Publications LLC and is not shy of formatting an ebook or two for her lovely boss. She is passionate about art and telling a story through pictures that have an impact on our young minds of tomorrow, but she never forgets to take a little time out to learn new things about art, philosophy, and gaming!

 
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RON CHIRONNA

Since graduating from Pratt Institute, Ron Chironna has worked as a freelance illustrator for a sizable cross section of media clients. A teaching artist since 2007, he has worked for the CWP, Studio in a School, The Center for Arts Education, Marquis Studios, Arts For All, Everyday Arts for Special Education, Wingspan Arts, The Staten Island Children's Museum, Staten Island Arts, and Sundog Theatre. Ron has residency experience with students of all ages, focusing on employing enjoyable visual arts projects and activities in a safe and creative environment. His goal is to help each student tell their own unique story, create art in their own distinct way, and draw knowledge from a school’s curriculum in their own singular fashion. 

 
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SHAWN FERREYRA

Shawn Ferreyra is a Brooklyn-based illustrator, comics artist, and playwright. He is also a proud teaching artist, after school and in school, partnering with NYC DOE teachers and Special Education Teachers. He also tutors reading and comprehension to students with dyslexia, ASD, and other learning difficulties. He is a native of San Francisco, where he co-founded El Gato Family Theatre.

 
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FELIPE GALINDO

Felipe Galindo Gómez (Feggo) creates humorous art in a variety of media, including cartoons, illustrations, animations, fine art & public art. Born in Cuernavaca, Mexico, he resides in New York City. His work has been exhibited and published worldwide.

 
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TANYA GUPTA

Tanya is a thoughtful artist and designer who combines her interests in visual and tactile mediums with her love for teaching and social change. She is the Co-Founder of The Enlivened Collective where she creates complete branding profiles and identities, designs, illustrations, films and more for various individuals and organizations.

In addition, she is the co-founder of here there and EVERYwhere, Inc. (htE), a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization providing creative expression and vocational training workshops to survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, and human trafficking.

 
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MYRIAH HARRISON

Myriah Harrison is an anthropologist, crafter/creative, and camel whisperer from Little Rock, Arkansas. She graduated with a B.A. in Anthropology and a minor in Middle Eastern Studies from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock in the Fall of 2016. Within anthropology, Myriah’s love was always archaeology, and in 2013 she was able to participate in her first excavation. Since then, she has worked on excavation sites in Arkansas as well as overseas in Salalah, Oman at several UNESCO World Heritage sites. Myriah plans to get her masters in archaeology with a concentration in Zooarchaeology. She knows American Sign Language, Arabic, and is learning Urdu. She lives with her dog River Song, who is named after her favorite fictional archaeologist. 

 
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XIAOLIN LI

Xiaolin Li is a visual artist. She is currently completing her BA in Childhood Education and English at Hunter College. She creates Japanese influenced anime/manga art using a variety of media, such as Copic markers, watercolors, oil paints, acrylic paints, color pencils, graphite pencils, and digitally by means of photoshop, SAI, etc. She is a first-generation Chinese immigrant who moved to Brooklyn, New York at age seven. She is fluent in Cantonese, Mandarin, Taishanese, and English. In 2014, she began to work as a private art tutor for a student with autism. Since then she continued to work with students that are differently abled as a community habilitation worker at CARES.

 
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CAITS MEISSNER

Caits Meissner is a New York City-based poet, artist and cultural worker, and the author of the illustrated hybrid poetry book Let It Die Hungry (The Operating System, 2016). She currently serves as the Prison and Justice Writing Program Director at PEN America.

 
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KATIE (M.K.) RAINEY

Katie (M.K.) Rainey is a writer, teacher, and editor from Little Rock, Arkansas. She is the winner of the 2017 Bechtel Prize at Teachers & Writers Magazine, the 2017 Lazuli Literary Group Writing Contest and the 2018 Montana Award for Fiction from Whitefish Review. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in The Collagist, 3AM Magazine, Atticus Review, Fiction Southeast, and more. She co-hosts the Dead Rabbits Reading Series, and is the co-founder and Editor-in-Chief of Dead Rabbits, a literary press that strives to collaborate with writers to create work that matters. She lives in Harlem with her dog. Sometimes she writes things the dog likes. 

 
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VIA DESIGN & DEVELOPMENT

Sean and Lizzie Casteel, creators of Via Design and Development. Born and raised in The Natural State, Sean and Lizzie both have a big passion for all things Arkansas. They created this company because they believe it is their purpose to help Arkansas succeed, one business at a time. They believe the real way to see that success happen in today’s market is by helping companies cultivate an authentic and effective online presence.

 
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A.V. WAYANS

A.V Wayans a NYC native and creative whose work targets the idea that as humans we all have individual paths and stories, but when we begin to share them it is revealed that we share similar experiences, which can help us find common ground as a people. A.V’s work uses contour lines with positive and negative space in order to give her images shape and form. A.V is currently working on a series called the When Your Hurting Project, for women by women on the positions that comfort a woman when she is in pain. A.V is Also a teaching artist who is currently teaching a 4th and 5th grade visual arts class at DreamYard, located in the Bronx.