The following artists have drawn the series live onstage, in real time.
TODD DICIURCIO (b. 1972, Pennsylvania) is an American artist who lives and works in New York (NY), USA. His drawings and paintings are created within and respond to the corporeal context of the staged “live” performance and special event with acts such as Broken Social Scene, The Rolling Stones, Guided By Voices, Ty Segall, Portugal The Man, New Order, Cage The Elephant, Blondie, Morrissey, Adam Green, Babyshambles, Angus Stone, Kings Of Leon, Dinosaur Jr, and on Broadway with Sweeney Todd & In The Heights among others. His studio work addresses the exo-distortions inherent in the patterns of displacement and excess strewn across American Society.
EDWINA WHITE While juggling illustration with writing, performance and teaching visual communications at her alma mater UTS, Ms White held a solo show in Sydney. It included 52 original works and a limited edition set of playing cards. 52 Pick Up was then featured in Time Out, NY 1999 which encouraged her move to New York. Her debut solo show Across and Down, based on a NY Times crossword puzzle, brought her gallery representation. Since then her artwork has made its way into the collections of Missoni, Sting, Beth de Woody, Zadie Smith, The Hayward Gallery and Ballroom Marfa. Edwina’s award winning illustrations have been profiled in Print, Creative Review, Varoom, Taschen and Fashion Illustrator (Laurence King).
Her most recent solo show A Beautiful Complication heralded a significant change of life. With that came fresh work in the field of special projects, where fine art and design merge, as with her latest venture the Little Darlings iPhone app. Edwina’s most recent animation can be seen in SEMBENE!, a documentary that featured in 2014 Sundance and Cannes Film Festivals then worldwide.
Edwina lives in an old knitting factory with her beloveds, Mr Valentine and their wee daughter Frances Wren.
MARCELLUS HALL is a New York based illustrator and musician. His work has appeared in The New Yorker, The Wall Street Journal, The Atlantic, and Time, as well as in American Illustration, the Society of Illustrators, and Communication Arts annuals. His first cover for The New Yorker was published in 2005. Hall has also illustrated nine children’s books to date, including the self-penned Everyone Sleeps (Penguin). As a musician Hall has recorded with Railroad Jerk and White Hassle and has toured the US, Europe, and Japan. He continues to make music under his own name with the band The Hostages. Find him on Twitter and Instagram @MarcellusHall
The work of SHANTELL MARTIN is a meditation of black and white lines ; a language of characters, creatures and messages that invite her viewers to share a role in her creative process. Her recent work includes a solo show at the MoCADA Museum, a one-of-a-kind collection with interior designer Kelly Wearstler and a large scale mural inside Pulitzer Hall, home of the new Brown institute for media innovation.
MICHAEL ARTHUR is a Brooklyn-based artist who specializes in both drawing the intimate moments of theater, dance and music as well as performing “live drawings”, visually accompanying music and performers with projected, real time illustrations. He draws mostly in ink without any pencils or rough drafts : each drawing is a live reaction to the moment. Michael’s drawings have appeared at Vanity Fair, The New York Times, The New Yorker, Departures Magazine, NPR, The Huffington Post and many other places. He was the archival artist for Joe’s Pub in New York and the Rehearsal Artist for La Jolla Playhouse in San Diego. He is also a member of the indie band Balthrop, Alabama where he draws live during performances.