Kathleen Quillian has been the Managing Editor of the ATA Webzine since its inception in the summer of 2003. By day she works as the Communications Associate for Leonardo/the International Society for the Arts, Sciences and Technology, a non-profit organization where she has worked since 2000 and which moved its main office into her alma mater, The San Francisco Art Institute, in the summer of 2005. Since then she has been hydroplaning through the overlapping realities, false doors and quantum landscapes that have resulted from the merging of worlds. She is also an exhibiting artist who has shown work internationally.
Gilbert Guerrero is a native Californian who is formally trained as a Mathematician. He has been designing and building websites for almost ten years now. He first got his start at ATA both in underground video art and designing sites.
Tina Butcher is a queer performance and noise artist whose work explores the the thin line between erotic art work and commercial pornography. Butcher works as a writer for magazines such as On Our Backs, Girlfriends, and Bitch Magazine and is currently finishing her first book of memoirs on her experiences as a bondage model. When Butcher isn't making art work or getting tied up and photographed around the world, she is immersed in queer arts activism and playing the role of Executive Director at Femina Potens Art Gallery and Performance Space (www.feminapotens.com).
Texas-reared, San Francisco exile, and confirmed tramp, Bill Daniel continues to experiment with survivalism and bricolage in his efforts to record and report on the various social margins he often finds himself in. Working without an art school education, he hopes to make work that connects with an outsider audience. His work began in 1980 with a 10,000-shot photo documentation of the blossoming punk rock scene in Austin, Texas. Currently he is on tour with his 16-year in-the-making hobo graffiti film, "Who is Bozo Texino?" Sunset Scavenger is the name of his new project, a mobile video installation constructed by mounting full-scale sails atop his 1965 Chevy van, which deals with perils and possibilities at the end of the age of oil.
Maggie Foster was born in Oakland, California and lives in San Francisco. She is about to finish school at the San Francisco Art Institute and so, has been concerned mainly with things surrounding artmaking for the last 4 years. Currently she is reconsidering. The rest of her time is spent working and reading.
Performance artist/writer Guillermo Gómez-Peña resides in San Francisco where he is artistic director of La Pocha Nostra. Born in 1955 and raised in Mexico City, he came to the US in 1978 to study Post-Studio art at Cal Arts. His pioneering work in performance, video, installation, poetry, journalism, cultural theory and radical pedagogy, explores cross-cultural issues, immigration, the politics of language, "extreme culture" and new technologies. A MacArthur Fellow and American Book Award winner, he is a regular contributor to National Public Radio, a writer for newspapers and magazines in the US, Mexico, and Europe and a contributing editor to The Drama Review (NYU-MIT).
Kent Howie is a long time volunteer with Artists' Television Access. Kent finds himself living in a disastrous period in history--in this moment of complete catastrophe without parallel with military defeat upon military defeat. With a naive heart he watches the World Cup and hopes for a unified world. Recently he went canoeing and great blue heron watching with his girlfriend Deirdre on the Russian River. The peach fuzz California hills were wonderful with the coastal fog drifting down all day and the buckeye in bloom. The ride from Point Reyes to San Francisco was like an entire world reflected in a drop of water. He is currently reading Pasolini's Roman Poems and W.G Sebald's Vertigo and finishing a book project.
Julie Lindow is currently working with photographer R.A. McBride on their forthcoming book, Left in the Dark: Portraits of San Francisco Movie Theatres. She has an MA in English Literature from San Francisco State University but more importantly she slung popcorn and candy at the Castro Theatre for many years. Lindow's vision for Left in the Dark was informed by 10 years of experience in environmental and cultural preservation, and community building at the Foundation for Deep Ecology, International Forum on Globalization, and Headlands Center for the Arts.
R.A. McBride lives and works in San Francisco. Since 1998 she has been a member of Point Blank, an all queer women photo group. She began working on Left in the Dark: Portraits of San Francsico Movie Theatres in 2001, photographing the Castro Theatre. She and Julie Lindow are currently seeking a publisher for the book Left in the Dark. For more info go to www.leftinthedark.info.