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Susan Martin, Founding Director susan@someseriousbusiness.org

Susan Martin is internationally recognized for her visionary leadership and innovative collaborations with groundbreaking cultural creators, curators, and organizations. Since beginning her arts career in the early 70s in Los Angeles, and 80s in New York City, Martin has worked with prestigious galleries and museums, performance venues, cutting-edge artists, and issue-oriented nonprofits to curate, produce and promote performance, special events, books, and exhibitions. With special expertise in adventurous marketing and publicity, Martin’s diverse areas of interest and expertise do more than simply co-exist—they are the foundation for a deep understanding of the role of arts and culture in contemporary society.

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Susan Adele Wiggins, Producer swiggins00@hotmail.com

Los Angeles native Susan Adele Wiggins is a multidisciplinary artist and producer who has spent the last 30 years working in both in New York City and Los Angeles. She has worked for prestigious institutions including Christie Manson & Woods Int’l and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA). Her critical writing has been published in Performance Magazine, Art issues, Coagula Art Journal, ArtWeek, and Flaneur Magazine.

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Michelle Halabura, Social Media Coordinator michelle@someseriousbusiness.org

Michelle Halabura has a background in public policy & nonprofit cultural management. The east coast resident on the west coast team, Michelle works as Director of Development & Social Media for Howl Happening: an Arturo Vega Project (Howl Arts Inc) in New York City.

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Jasmine Hirst, Documentation

Jasmine Hirst is a filmmaker and photographic artist. Her films are in the collection of the New York Film-Makers’ Coop of the New American Cinema Group and have screened to great acclaim at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; London’s The Horse Hospital Gallery; Lincoln Center, New York; and the Sydney Underground Film Festival. Hirst’s footage of Aileen Wuornos on death row has appeared on Reel Crime/Real Story on the Investigation Discovery TV network. Her work was the subject of a lecture presented at Columbia University about leading contemporary American experimental filmmakers. She has exhibited her photographic art internationally, including at the Casa Del Pane in Milan, Sprengel Museum in Hanover, Illuminated Metropolis Gallery in New York, AMP/Art Market Provincetown, and with Lydia Lunch at Lethal Amounts gallery in L.A. Her work is in many private collections, including Madonna’s, and her images of Lydia Lunch, Penny Arcade, Sandra Bernhard, Nan Goldin, Courtney Love, Vali Myers and Patti Smith have been published in numerous art and music magazines. An exhibition of photographs of the late Chrissy Amphlett was shown at I Touch Myself Project at Blender Gallery, Sydney.

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Photos: Susan Wiggins, Susan Martin, SSB Braintrust member Danielle Lesniewski; Love Among the Ruins at Howl! Happening; SSB Braintrusters Maurice Sanchez and Izhar Patkin; and Jasmine Hirst.

 

BRAINTRUST

Jane Friedman                                SSB Board Member

Danielle Lesniewski                       SSB Board Member

Susan Martin                                   SSB Board Member

Maurice Sanchez                            SSB Board Member

Brian Butterick                               Performer

Matthew Contos                             Artist

Tom Garretson                               Artist/Art Historian

Elizabeth Freeman                        SSB Co-founder

Rebekah Henty                              Product Designer

Lydia Lunch                                    Artist

Carey Maxon                                  Artist

Maynard Monrow                          Artist

Izhar Patkin                                    Artist

Jeff Streeper                                   Modern Identity

Marika Van Adelsberg                  Designer

Fatima Van Hattum                      New Mexico Community Foundation

Susan Wiggins                                Producer

Quintan Ana Wikswo                    Artist

Deborah Wolk                                Yoga Instructor

Lyra Wright                                    Shaman

 

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