Rabbit Rabbit is an annual curated journal of emerging artists and innovators. The first issue themed Transition brings together recent graduates in a variety of mediums and fields, each of them in the midst of navigating their own transition from the boundaries of graduate school to the murky lines of the “real world”. Conceived as a "portable exhibition", Rabbit Rabbit boasts a luxurious cover, compact size, high-quality printing, and unique design that interweaves imagery, essays, exclusive interviews, and even a guided tour.
Who are the next generation of great artists and innovators? Rabbit Rabbit may provide the answer for collectors – and a healthy dose of inspiration for art lovers everywhere.
Rabbit Rabbit is an annual curated journal packed with 100 pages of exclusive content from 21 of the most talented emerging photographers, painters, sculptors, and writers working today.
Among them are Natalie Krick (Seattle, WA), a photographer who makes bold, colorful portraits that mimic cliché images of sexuality and beauty in popular culture; Anna Rose (Florence, Italy), a fiber artist who sews bizarre and beautiful costumes made of synthetic hair; Ileana Tejada (San Francisco), a Mexican-American artist whose larger-than-life charcoal drawings of herself cradling men examine female masculinity; and Rachelle Bussieres (San Francisco), whose abstract pieces blur the lines of photography, painting, and sculpture to explore the intersection of time and the natural world.
Katie Harwood, Editor and Co-Curator of Rabbit Rabbit and Founder of Big Bad Bettie Press, says that what sets this journal apart “is our unique mash-up of new talent from both sides of the aisle - artists & innovators. For example, we have photographers right alongside the work of a psychologist.”
Intended as a collectable "portable exhibition", the theme of the first issue is "Transition" - a subject that resonates personally with Harwood and co-curator Stephanie A. Lindsay, who both received MFAs from The San Francisco Institute of Art in 2015 and 2006 respectively.
“Personally I found the transition from graduate school to the ‘real’ world exciting, scary, and exhausting all at once,” Harwood said. Curious about the experience of other recent graduates, Harwood and Lindsay scoured their networks to identify other artists with advanced degrees to respond with their own stories. “The responses we got back were incredible -- essays, artworks, photographs, interviews, a poem… there is something for everyone. Whether you’re a collector, an emerging artist, or someone who simply enjoys artistic excellence, I can promise Rabbit Rabbit will delight, entertain, and inspire.”
Issue #01, Transition
104 pages, perfect bound, softcover | 5.5 x 8.5 inches | Edition of 500 | Published May 2016 | Printed in Canada by a carbon neutral green printer | First 200 copies sold include a limited edition collectable postcard beautifully crafted from a 1940's illustration sourced from Big Bad Bettie's archive.
Contributing Artists and Innovators
Mika Aono, Nathalie Brilliant, Rachelle Bussières, Joanne Easton, Marshall Elliott, Camden Hardy, Elise Kirk, Natalie Krick, Victoria Maidhof, Takako Matoba, Aram Muksian, Anh-Thuy Nguyen, Michelle Ott, Özlem Ayse Özgür, Megan Reed, T. Rios, Anna Rose, Ileana Tejada, Dr. Marcy Willard, Dr. Cori Wong, and Raheleh Minoosh Zomorrodinia.
Co-Curator & Designer, Katie Harwood | Co-Curator & Creative Queen B, Stephanie A Lindsey | Producer Extraordinaire, Stacy Bebiè-Laiderman | Creative Advisor, Cait Molloy | Advisor of Words, Liz Smith | Graphics Advisor, Charli Ornett | Interviews, Megan Ross | Cover Image, Rachelle Bussières
Read team bios by clicking on their names above or by visiting Our Story.
The phrase “rabbit rabbit” is a superstition spoken on the first day of each month for good luck. The history of the phrase is vague and dotted as many superstitions are, but to us, it represents clean slates and new beginnings.
In each issue of Rabbit Rabbit, we wipe the slate clean and ask ourselves, “Where are we?” aiming to provide content that provokes and inspires, examining this question culturally, aesthetically, historically, geographically, physically, racially, and/or politically. There’s a lot more to it but it’s kind of hard to describe. The best way to understand it is to read it, experience it, and share it. We hope you find each issue valuable, intriguing, and fun.