Curious Magazine | V3 No.2 | BIPOC Issue
116 Pages, 5.5" x 8.5", Paperback
Published x Curious Publishing
JOE PALETA | ADRIAN DIZON | LEELEE JACKSON | AARON LONGSLEEVES | Jeremy Dennis | Angelina Ruiz | Guavamush | Creative Alien | Francine Alves | Patrick Bradford | Carlos Clark | Maneesa Veeravel | Jessica Bailey | Melora Garcia | Messias | Marisa Luana Quartin | Ashley Crawford | Forrest McGarvey | Alexis Morales | Jina Edwards | Catalina Aranguren | Constanza Aravena | Daniela Guerrero | Sarah Dunn | Janette Ruiz | Zafi Ahmed | Katherine Vargas | John Chambers | Kenechi Unachukwu | Roger Rodriguez | Andrea Amezcua (Slug) | A'Kailah Byrd-Greene | Lola Olvera | Angel Neri | Jodi
Editor in Chief, Rebecca Ustrell
Rebecca Ustrell is the Founder and Editor in Chief of Curious Publishing. Curious Publishing was established to promote and nurture the underrepresented and under-serviced talents of the Inland Empire, Los Angeles and Greater Southern California. Through her experience in coordinating the Claremont Art Walk Pop-Up Gallery from 2016-2018, she decided to highlight the many talented artists in her first indie publication CURIOUS Magazine in September 2018. Since then, CP has published a new edition of CURIOUS every quarter with a new theme and focus per issue. In addition to CURIOUS Magazine, Curious Publishing also publishes a biannual lifestyle and culture journal entitled Mise en Abyme; Curious also acts as a consultant and publisher for independent artist publications for artists throughout Southern California. Her involvement in the arts extends through several collaborations in the Inland Empire. She sits on the board of The Artlands, as well as serves as a volunteer Special Events Coordinator for The Arts Area. These projects are all in addition to her solo career as a visual artist, and creative writer.
Guest curator, Mariah Green :
My name is Mariah Green and I live in the Inland Empire of California. My main mediums are oil paint, watercolor, and fabric. Currently through my work I am advocating for black and brown people to be seen as valid and not be documented as the “other” in society's history. Most of my work documents moments that happen inside of my family home. Capturing these moments with them I hope to hold space for them in the making of history.
I am currently a Riverside City College student studying art history and curatorial studies.
The goal is to keep my practices rooted in community work.
Guest Editor, Cheri Jocson
Cheri Mae Jocson (she/her) is a writer, artist, and friend. Cheri Mae was part of the editing team for the MUSE Spring 2020 issue, and has herself published 5 poems and 1 short story this year. Her artwork exists at the intersection of literary and visual art, often exploring the complexities of intimate connections, tenderness, and identity. She is a venus in progress. She is also excited.