Unedited conversations between artist in a productive critique  discovering  thesis and processes behind the work.








JUNE 2015



For  June, Jillian Mayer, Cara Tomlinson, and Erin Parish, contribute discussions about their artistic practice.

Jillian Mayer

Hot Beach Babe Aims to Please, 2014

Short Film

1 min., 12 sec.

Tomlinson in conversation with Ramos

Cara Tomlinson

Propspose, 2015

Oil on Canvas

20 x 24 in.

Parish in conversation with Ramos

Erin Parish

The Narcissism of Fire, 2015

Oil and Resin on Canvas

90 x 120 in.


Jillian Mayer


Jillian Mayer is an artist and filmmaker living in South Florida.


Her video works and performances have been premiered at galleries and museums internationally such as MoMA, MoCA:NoMi, BAM, Bass Museum, the Contemporary Museum of Montreal with the Montreal Biennial (2014) and film festivals such as Sundance, SXSW, and the New York Film Festival. She was recently featured in Art Papers, ArtNews and Art Forum discussing identity, Internet and her artistic practices and influences. In 2010, her video Scenic Jogging was one of the 25 selections for the Guggenheim’s Youtube Play: A Biennial of Creative Video and was exhibited at Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice, Italy; Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao, Spain; and Deutsche Guggenheim, Berlin, Germany.


Mayer is a recent recipient of the prestigious Creative Capital Fellowship for 2015, the South Florida Cultural Consortium's Visual/Media Artists Fellowship 2011 and 2014, Cintas Foundation Fellowship 2012, and was named one of the “25 New Faces of Independent Film” by Filmmaker Magazine. She is also a fellow of the Sundance New Frontiers Lab Program for 2014, the Elsewhere Residency as a NEA Southern Constellation Fellow and the Zentrum Paul Klee Fellowship in Bern, Switzerland for 2013.




Cara Tomlinson


Cara Tomlinson (b. San Francisco, USA) works in painting, drawing, video and sculpture simultaneously. Her work has been shown in group adn solo shows in museums and galleries throughout the US and recently in Antwerp, Belgium. She is a recipient of numerous artist residency fellowships, an individual Artist Fellowship from the Oregon Arts Commission and professional development grants. She has held teaching positions at many universities and colleges including University of Wisconsin, Syracuse University and University of Iowa. Currently Tomlinson lives and works in Portland, Oregon, where she is an associate professor of painting at Lewis and Clark College. She earned her undergraduate degree from Bennington College and her M.F.A. from the University of Oregon.




Erin Parish


A paragraph describing ones achievements in a prose form is for people who need to be spoon fed the information. A traditional art bio doesn't contain adjectives.