Clockshop is a non-profit arts and culture organization based in Los Angeles, CA. Clockshop produces films and supports projects by artists, writers, and civic leaders. Through public events including a regular conversation series, screenings, and dinners we create a dialogue that explores contemporary social and cultural issues.
Julia Meltzer is a filmmaker and the founder and director of Clockshop. Her film and video work has been broadcast on PBS and exhibited at the Whitney Biennial, the Sharjah Biennial, The Toronto International Film Festival, and the Rotterdam International Film Festival. Meltzer is a recipient of grants from Art Matters, the Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation, the Rockefeller Media Arts Fellowship, the John Simon Memorial Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship, and was a Senior Fulbright Fellow in Damascus, Syria in 2005–6. She has taught in the Film/Video and Studio Art programs at Hampshire College, UC Irvine and the California Institute of the Arts.
julia [at] clockshop.orgmeltzerthorne.com
Mackenzie Hoffman is a multimedia artist living in Los Angeles, CA. Originally from Kentucky, her practice explores Southern regionalism, cultural perpetuation and geographical identity. She has a professional background in studio management, sculpture fabrication and performance production. She received her B.A. in Studio Arts from the University of Southern California where she was a recipient of the Handtmann Prize for Photography and the Neely Macomber Travel Prize.
mackenzie [at] clockshop.org
Sasha Archibald is an independent curator and essayist. Her writing about art, history, and visual culture has been published in The Believer, Los Angeles Review of Books, East of Borneo, Modern Painters, New Inquiry, and other publications, and she is a frequent contributor and former editor at Cabinet. Trained in museum studies at New York University and a curatorial fellow in the Whitney Museum ISP, she has curated many exhibitions and events, at venues including Machine Project (Los Angeles); Oakland Museum of California; Momenta Gallery (Brooklyn); Arcadia University Gallery (Philadelphia); New York University Fales Library; and Artists Space (New York)sashaarchibald.com
Born and raised in the San Fernando Valley, Judy Elkind is excited to be back in Los Angeles after attending UC Berkeley where she earned a B.A. in Media Studies, with a double minor in Human Geography and Creative Writing. During her studies Judy explored our current media landscape in depth, and enhanced her understanding of culture and creative pursuits. Outside of class, she headed the Entertainment Department of Berkeley's online TV station, producing the 2012-2013 season. Post-gradation she worked as an assistant for HRi talent agency, where she helped found the Youth Department. Judy has always been drawn to the development and outreach of new, creative projects-- so, she is thrilled to be working with Clockshop.
Nicole Rodarte is an artist and designer from Los Angeles, CA. She is a recent graduate of Rhode Island School of Design, where she received a BFA in Painting and a concentration in Literary Arts and Studies. While at RISD, she developed a multidisciplinary practice ranging from painting to video to ceramics, always with a focus on how written language interacts with and affects each medium. She is interested in story-telling, portraiture and the way we construct personal and cultural narratives.
York Chang is a conceptual artist and painter who manipulates the cultural projection of ideology, fanaticism, identity and political power. He earned both his BFA (1996) and Juris Doctorate (2001) from University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). He is a member of the Artist Pension Trust, a Creative Capital grant finalist, and a recipient of a 2011 Fellowship award at 18th Street Arts Center. Select exhibitions include Ping Pong at Art 43, Basel, Switzerland (2012);Incognito at Santa Monica Museum of Art (2011); The Workers at MASSMoCA (2011); Suelto at La Central Gallery, Bogotá, Colombia (2011); Open Daybook at Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions (2011); ARCO Madrid with g727, Madrid, Spain (2010); The Search for the Visceral Realists at the Federal Art Project, Los Angeles, CA (2009), and Asian New Media, Center for Democracy at Japanese American National Museum, Los Angeles CA (2008). York Chang lives and works in Los Angeles, CA.yorkchang.com
Tracy Gray has over 20 years experience assisting organizations in a variety of industries reach their goals. Tracy is currently Managing Director at The 22 Capital Group (The 22), a international investment and advisory firm. Before joining The 22, Tracy served as Senior Advisor of International Business and Marketing for Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, as an advisor to the Mayor's Office of Small Business and as Managing Director of Marketing and Communications for the Mayor’s Office of Economic and Business Policy. Prior to the Mayor’s Office, Tracy was managing director at the Collaborative Equity Partners (CEP), a venture catalyst consulting firm, where she raised over $30 million in equity investments for capital projects. Before her tenure at CEP, Tracy worked as the Director of Retail Policy at the Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy (LAANE), a business analyst at Zone Venture Capital, a systems analyst for the City Of Los Angeles and a systems engineer with the Space Shuttle program. Tracy currently serves on the advisory boards of the University of Southern California's Center for International Business, Education and Research (CIBER) and LAANE and the board of directors for the Los Angeles Regional Export Council (LARExC) and The National Association Of Securities Professionals (NASP) Southern California. Tracy has traveled to over 35 countries and has a B.S. in Mathematical Science with an aeronautics emphasis from the University of California, Santa Barbara and dual MBAs from Columbia University and University of California, Berkeley specializing in private equity, international business and corporate social responsibility.
Ashley Hunt is an artist and activist who uses video, photography, mapping and writing to engage social movements, modes of learning and public discourse. His recent performance, Notes on the Emptying of a City, explores the first-person politics of being in New Orleans with a camera in the months following Hurricane Katrina, when he engaged with community activists to research the city’s refusal to evacuate the Orleans Parish Prison. Hunt’s work has been screened and exhibited at the P.S.1/MOMA, Project Row Houses, Documenta 12, the Gallery at REDCAT, Nottingham Contemporary, the 3rd Bucharest Bienial, the Tate Modern, the Museum of Modern Art, the Contemporary Museum in Baltimore, the Martin Luther King Jr. Center in Atlanta, as well as numerous grassroots and community based venues throughout the U.S. Writings and publication include, Printed Project 12 (’09), the Journal of Aesthetics and Protest (‘08, ‘07 & ‘05), On Knowledge Production: A Critical Reader (BAK '08), Art Journal (‘07), Chto Delat (‘07), Rethinking Marxism (‘06), and at Artwurl.org (‘03–‘05), and Sandbox Magazine (‘02).ashleyhuntwork.net
Ann Le currently splits her time in business development for New Economy Campaigns, a pro-social digital strategy agency, and as a business strategy/Producer for Fluency Studios, a production house under Telemundo. Previously, Ann was CFO/COO of Hub LA, where she helped to build LA’s first social impact co-working space. She produced DEAR WHITE PEOPLE, winner of the Sundance Festival Jury Prize in 2014, and lauded for its digital marketing campaign and its creative commentary on race relations. Ann previously worked at Universal Pictures in marketing, production, and development, with an emphasis on production and business development. She was Vice-President of Sales and Trading at Banc of America Securities/Merrill Lynch and worked on the trading floors of San Francisco, Los Angeles, New York and London. Ann has a B.A. from the University of California, Berkeley, and an MBA from the UCLA Anderson School of Management. She is on the advisory board for the Los Angeles Film Festival and serves as Treasurer for Clockshop. She lives in Silver Lake in Los Angeles.