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Jason Fulford and Tamara Shopsin

Jason Fulford is a photographer and co-founder of J&L Books. He is a Guggenheim Fellow and a contribution editor at Blind Spot. His pictures have been described as open metaphors, and featured in Harper’s, the New York Time Magazine, and on book jackets for Don Delillo, Bertrand Russell, Jorge Luis Borges, Terry Eagleton, Ernest Hemingway and Richard Ford. He is a frequent lecturer at universities.

Tamara Shopsin is a graphic designer and illustrator whose work has been featured in The New York Times, Good, Time, Wired, and Newsweek. She is the author of the memoir Mumbai, New York, Scranton, designer of the 5 Year Diary, and co-author with Jason Fulford of the children’s book This Equals That (2014). She is also a cook at her family’s restaurant in New York.

More info on Jason Fulford can be found here.

More info on Tamara Shopsin can be found here.

Ricky Swallow

Ricky Swallow (b. 1974) has been the subject of solo exhibitions at MoMA PS1, New York; University of California Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive; The Suburban, Oak Park, IL; Kunsthalle Vienna; Ian Potter Centre, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne; and the Australian Pavilion of the 2005 Venice Biennale. Two person exhibitions include Lesley Vance & Ricky Swallow, The Huntington Art Gallery, San Marino, CA; and Swallow Swenson, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney. In 2014, his work was included in the 2014 Whitney Biennial, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; and Made in L.A. 2014, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles. Other group exhibitions include Labour and Wait, Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara, CA; Coconut Water, White Flag Projects, Saint Louis, MO; Against the Grain, Wood in Contemporary Craft and Design, Museum of Arts and Design, New York; Aquatopia, Nottingham Contemporary, Nottingham, and Tate St Ives, Cornwall; and Out Of Australia, The British Museum, London. In 2015 Swallow will be in residency at The Chinati Foundation, Marfa, TX and present a solo exhibition at David Kordansky Gallery, Los Angeles, CA. Swallow lives and works in Los Angeles.

More info on Ricky Swallow can be found here.

B (for bacteria/biography) can tell you how many buildings its been in, how many bars its bored. But it would be nothing to you without their inveterate companion species, Raimundas Malasauskas-- a transnational, corn-filled, diasporic hyper object who is in turn a companion to and accompanied by other kinds of turning objects, often engaging in unintended dervish-like dances. Through times they have left many dizzy, some in awe and most physically disgusted. This might be due to their current manifestation which is slightly gelatinous but soft at touch, a horse nose.
Selected recent and upcoming projects:
Liverpool Biennial 2016, participant of the curatorial faculty;
Tomorrow night I walked to a dark black star, Universidad Di Tella, Buenos Aires, 2014;

Oo, Lithuanian and Cyprus pavilions in the 55th Venice Biennale, 2013

Fusiform Gyrus, Lisson Gallery, London, 2013

Weather Permitting, 9th Mercosul Biennale, Porto Alegre, 2013

d(OCUMENTA) 13, Kassel, 2012;

Repetition Island, Centre Pompidou, Paris, 2010

Satellite Series 4, Jeu de Paume Museum, Paris, 2010 − 2011

Into the Belly of a Dove, Museo Rufino Tamayo, Mexico City, 2010

CAC TV, CAC Vilnius 2004 − 2007

BMW (Black Market Worlds), IX Baltic Triennial, CAC Vilnius, 2005

Paper Exhibition, a book of Malašauskas' selected writings, was published by Sternberg Press: www.rai.lt

Other itineraries can be found at: www.rye.tw


Leanne Shapton is an illustrator, author and publisher based in New York City. She is the co-founder, with photographer Jason Fulford, of J&L Books, an internationally-distributed not-for-profit imprint specializing in art and photography books. Shapton grew up in Mississauga, Ontario, and attended McGill Univesity and Pratt Institute. After interning at SNLHarper's Magazine and for illustator James McMullan, she began her career at the National Post where she edited and art-directed the daily Avenue page, an award-winning double-page feature covering news and cultural trends. She went on to art direct Saturday Night, the National Post's weekly news magazine. 

In 2003, Shapton published her first book of drawings, titled Toronto. From 2006 to 2008 Shapton contributed a regular travel column to Elle magazine, consisting of writing, photography and illustration. From 2008 to 2009, Shapton was the art director of The New York Times Op-Ed page.

Leanne Shapton published Was She Pretty? in 2006 and Important Artifacts and Personal Property from the Collection of Lenore Doolan and Harold Morris including Books, Street Fashion and Jewelry, in 2009, with Sarah Crichton Books / Farrar, Straus & Giroux. She published The Native Trees of Canada with Drawn & Quarterly in November 2010.  In 2012 Shapton published Swimming Studies with Blue Rider Press. It won the 2012 National Book Critic's Circle Award for autobiography and was long listed for the William Hill Sports Book of the Year 2012. Sunday Night Movies, a book of paintings from movies, was published by Drawn & Quarterly, fall 2013. in 2014, with Sheila Heti and Heidi Julavits, Shapton published the New York Times best-selling  book Women In Clothes with Blue Rider Press. 

Shapton is represented by The Wylie Agency.