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Terri Friedman is an artist who lives and works in Los Angeles. She went to grade school with Devon Dikeou and remembers one day in fourth grade when Devon arrived with her ponytails crudely cut off. "She got mad the night before and decided to cut them off." From that day on, Terri knew Devon was someone to follow.

Brian Antoni's first novel, Paradise Overdose, was just released in paperback by Grove, and he is one of the collaborators of the best-selling novel, Naked Came the Manatee, published by Putnam. He is currently at work on his second novel, Eye of the Orgy. In his spare time, he tries to find as many uses as he can for a glue gun.

Simon Bill is an artist from London.

Pauline Daly and Sarah Staton are YEAs (Young European Artists) living in the Blue and working out of the Blue (London UK).

Uscha Pohl runs UP & CO, an art gallery and project space, with a vision of fusion and enterprise. Collaborations include a fashion collection based on Jeremy Deller's "Suburban Genius" T-shirt label and "Supastore de Luxe" showcasing small works, drawings and editions in Sarah Staton's kunstkammer kiosk. The openning fall show "very" will combine art and fashion and the idea that "press" is "bigger than we are"

UP & CO, open Thurs.-Sat., 12-6, or by appointment.

257 Church Street, Church/Franklin, New York, NY 10013. Tel (212) 966-6747 Fax (212) 965-0697

Max Henry is a poet. He writes for zingmagazine and Cream & Sugar magazine.

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Jenny Marketou is a Greek multimedia artist who lives between New York City and Athens, Greece. Her work revolves around the idea of creating situations in the gallery or museum which serve as a laboratory for human interaction and participation. She was invited to show her work most recently at Witte de With, "MANIFESTA 1," Rotterdam, The Netherlands; "ART & IDEA," Mexico City, Mexico; "ART-Focus," Jerusalem, Israel; "Laboratoire Sculpture Urbaine," Grenoble, France; "Projected Sites," Cummings Art Center, Connecticut; the "Techno-Seduction" show, Cooper Union, New York City. In May 1997, she will be lecturing and presenting her work during the "Women and the Art of Multimedia" Conference and Showcase at the National Museum of Women in the Arts, and Goethe Institute, Washington, D.C. She teaches at Cooper Union School of Art, New York City.

Rachel Harrison is an artist living in Brooklyn. She believes humor is a strategy to negotiate life.

Toby Webster is an artist who lives and works from Glasgow in Scotland. "Insane Stupid Phat Fuct Pervert" is one of a series of projects where he has asked for the participation of other artists, another such project being "The Word of Ponce." "Insane Stupid Phat Fuct Pervert" started as works by 12 artists on skateboards, most of whom had never set foot on a board. It has taken many guises from very commercial fashion wear skate shops to a gallery to a flat and now a magazine.

Bjarne Melgaard is an artist living in Oslo, Norway.

Christian Schumann is a painter whose work is exhibited internationally and is represented by the Postmasters gallery in New York City. His favorite Donald Duck comics are "King Solomon's Mines," "Mystery of the Swamp," "Lost in the Andes," and "The Twenty-Four Carat Moon."

Sina Najafi is an editor at Index Magazine, Stockholm. He is currently co-curating "Auto-Index," a show of car-specific works to be presented in a car in Kassel, Germany, in June 1997. He lives in New York, although he is currently homeless and looking for housing.