Authors

Nicole Martinez Nicole is the Managing Editor of Publications at Orangenius. An arts writer based in Miami, she focuses on highlighting emerging Latin American artists and movements.

Steve Schlackman As a photographer and Patent Attorney with a background in marketing, Steve has a unique perspective on art, law and business. He is currently serving as the VP of Product Innovation at Orangenius, where he hopes that his many interactions with the various members of the Orangenius community will provide lots of important material for Artrepreneur. You can find his photogrphy at Orangenius.com or through Emmanuel Fremin Gallery in NYC.

Jenna Briggs Jenna Briggs is a writer and editor living in New York City. She currently manages editorial operations for a global market research company. Her freelance work has been published in The Philadelphia Inquirer, IdealBite.com, and other publications.

Kelso Jacks Kelso Jacks was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, and happily continues to live there. She enjoys walking her dogs, outsider and street art, and bourbon.

Chris Reed Chris Reed is a Los Angeles-based photographer and lawyer. He practices copyright law in the  media and entertainment industries and is the author of Copyright Workflow for Photographers: Protecting, Managing, and Sharing Digital Images from Peachpit Press.

Wendy Pham Wenn is studying Advertising & Marketing Communications at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City.

Kevin Vaughn Kevin Vaughn is a writer and photographer focused on food and culture based out of Buenos Aires, Argentina. His freelance work has appeared in Munchies, New Worlder, Remezcla and Savoteur, and he pens a weekly restaurant column for the BA based news and lifestyle site The Bubble. When he is not writing he is giving customized food tours to hungry travelers via his company Devour Buenos Aires or is making tacos for his Mexican inspired traveling pop-up MASA.

Gregg Perez Gregg is the COO for a business and entertainment firm and contracted business consultant for a startup, both located in New York, NY. He runs a business and human resources consulting business doing work for a wide range of companies and businesses. He is an avid art collector and once beat Super Contra with no cheat codes.

Anni Irish Anni Irish’s work focuses on the representation of bodies, fetishism, and the social history of tattooing in America. Irish currently holds a BFA from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts/Tufts University, an MA in Gender and Cultural Studies from Simmons College, and an MA in Performance Studies from New York University. Irish has been a contributing writer to various websites and magazines including Teen Vogue, The Village Voice, and Brooklyn Magazine, among others. She is currently developing a manuscript on American female tattooing practices. Irish was born and raised in Manchester, CT and resides in Brooklyn, NY with her 9-year-old mini lop rabbit, Isabella.

Kristen O'Neal Kristen O'Neal is an NYC-based writer who harbors a love for the weird, the kind, and the biblical. Her work has appeared in publications like LitHub, NYC & Company, and Christianity Today. Find her at @Kristen_ONeal or kristenonealwrites.com.

Eva Chang Eva Chang is a visual strategist specializing in arts marketing and branding.

Anastasia Lokis Anastasia Lokis is originally from Moscow and currently lives in New York, where she attends the Pratt Institute.

Nicollette Barsamian Nicollette Barsamian is a poet and writer located in Queens, New York. She attended Barnard College and holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Columbia University.

Anna Valcheva Anna Valcheva is a Wall Street investment banker, entrepreneur and an artist, who explores the left-right brain connection and creativity in all its forms and fields. She seeks to discover and be inspired by unorthodox people, stories and ideas that break stereotypes, push boundaries and expand our horizons.