Embedded in Nintendo's life-simulator game Animal Crossing New Horizons are tools and space to make and display works of players from around the world. During the program, 10 artists will create their work in community with each other. This residency is a collaborative program, linking people from across the globe whose practices are diverse.
Matthew Pagoaga is a Los Angeles-based artist and technologist. His work interprets datasets toward aesthetic revisualizations and embodied experiences utilizing a combination of mixed-media, technology, public art, and light and space installations. Matthew’s work probes elements of shared exploration, self-history, and collaborative play. At the same time, his work also interprets processes of archival degradation, social justice, and disruption. Matthew's work has been jury-selected in the MOZAIK Future Art Awards in both 2020 and 2021, won multiple Honoraria awards from the Burning Man organization, received a grant from the CalArts Commission on Sustainability (CCS), as well received other honorariums and awards. Matthew holds an M.F.A. in Art + Technology from California Institute of the Arts, and is actively creating work that hybridizes gallery installation work with a post-studio, public art and sculpture practice.
Born in St. Louis, Missouri in 1990, Bailey received their BFA from Webster University in St. Louis in 2008 and their MFA from the University of California San Diego in 2021. Bailey explores issues of gender identity and sexual trauma through painting and performance art. Their work has been shown in several venues including The Contemporary Art Museum in St. Louis, Missouri and the The Every Woman Biennial in Los Angeles. Their work has been featured in publications such as Hyperallergic and New American Paintings. Their projects include a series of paintings entitled “Testify!” that feature portraits of survivors of sexual assault who have publicly disclosed to their experiences and “Outnumbered”, a series of paintings that includes a portrait of every woman who has publicly disclosed to being sexually assaulted by Donald Trump. Bailey currently works and lives in Los Angeles, CA.
Elizabeth Gottlieb is a Los Angeles-based 2D animator and illustrator working in television and social media for clients such as ShadowMachine, Buzzfeed, and Hallmark. Through her personal and professional work, she strives to find the comedy in the mundane parts of our lives.
I work with characters and the idea of creating a bridge for your suspension of disbelief. In animation, it is important that the slightest expression or feel of a character pulls you into their journey. I am selling you that this being has a story in its own world and if you enjoy visiting them, hopefully you'll let them stay in yours for a while.
Eamon Stewart is a Motion Graphics Artist at Activision. He has worked with Outpost Digital Cinema, the American Wild Horse Campaign, Mainspring (formerly Etagen), Sideshow Collectibles, First Spark Media, and JMK Life Films and on films such as Netflix's "What The Health" and "Running For Good". Born and raised in Ventura, California, his hobbies include traveling, hiking, running, video games, anime, electronic music, jazz, and craft beer.
Dani Kwan is an artist who responds to contemporary culture, identity politics, and ecology. With a critical perspective on human interactions between each other and the world around us; they incorporate history, communication, the natural sciences, and bodily senses in their research. The subjects they have addressed are varied, such as gender performativity, bird-nesting techniques, virtual world-building, and geological processes. Driven by concept, Dani’s creative practice encompasses diverse forms of expression and media including video, performance, sound, curation, sculpture, photography, graphic design, and fiber arts. Their work has been shown at the Santa Barbara Museum of Contemporary Art, the Smithsonian's Hirshhorn Ball, the WAV Gallery, and the Paris-American Academy.