Meet The Team
Founder; Co-Director; Editor-in-Chief (Decadent Cosmos Press)
TASHA Z (any pronouns)
TASHA is an artist with a penchant for printed material and a passion for collaborating and curating with other artists. When not making art, you can find them watching Eastern European films, talking about Jesus, or dancing on tables . . . sometimes all at the same time. As a painter, TASHA strives to synthesize the spiritual aspects of the traditions and movements they find most inspiring, namely Greek and Russian Orthodox iconography, many Modernist movements including, Symbolism, Surrealism, and Dada, and countless Outsider and Folk artists. TASHA's love of cinema has contributed to their aesthetic philosophy by suggesting that time may play a significant role in the way that we explore and experience images.
Vuori Scorpion (they/them)
Vuori Scorpion is a multidisciplinary artist based in Minneapolis, MN. They were the first featured guest on Decadent Cosmos's blog in September 2020. Since then, V has had the pleasure of working on different collaborative projects including Monster Dirt Baby.
Art turns the benign into something worth devotion. It’s sacred and belongs to the people. With Decadent Cosmos, V hopes to help build an art world that is anti-capitalist and accessible.
Art Director (Decadent Cosmos Press)
Adam Giordano (he/him)
Adam began submitting digital photography to zines while in high school, which later led him towards graphic design, visual communication and branding. Adam freelances and collaborates with local Boston organizations and artists as a way to skillshare experience in branding, marketing, and creative placemaking for community-led art initiatives.
Visit Adam's website here.
Blog Editor; Art Assistant (Decadent Cosmos Press)
Hannah Levin (she/they)
Hannah is an artist of various modalities often specializing in abstract expressionism and psychedelic art. She is passionate about nature and identifying mushrooms with her preschoolers. Sometimes you can even find her reading a book on a patch of grass. You never really know what she's up to.
Visit Hannah's website here.
Managing Editor, An Empty Zine (Decadent Cosmos Press)
Sam de Soto (they/them)
Sam de Soto, a.k.a lowercase d (they/he), is an artist, musician, and teacher from Long Island, NY. In the midst of two degrees in music at BU and a budding opera career, Sam made their first painting in 2019 during a casual art night with friends. Now a freelance artist in Boston, Sam creates everything from large canvas works to found object sculptures and digital photo manipulations. Their style is an experimental concoction of abstract expressionism, folk art, graffiti, and philosophical musings. Sam is a high school music teacher, freelance choral musician, composer, and member of the experimental music project Fiberglass Peacock.
Visit Sam's website here.
Jess Bond (she/her)
Jess is a creative who has always had a passion for learning more about the world around here. She received her BA from Temple University in Journalism and is currently finishing her MA in Media and Cultural Studies from the University of Sussex in England. Her current work focuses on the art created by women artists and the importance of representation of marginalized identities.
Her dissertation focuses Black British women and independent media and how Black British women created their own forms of media during the 1970s and how it has influenced contemporary media. She’s keen to explore more of her creative side in creative writing and beat the imposter syndrome cloud hanging over her.
Harmony Witte (she/they)
Harmony is a lifelong artist, community organizer, and a recent writer. She lives with her husband and two cats. She started considering herself an artist when she was 9 years old and has made that her life’s work. She organized the 2017 Boston Artist March and 2022’s Driftwood: A Communal Grieving Event as well as several art events, fundraisers, and shows. She began writing in January 2023 and really enjoys the process of converting the thoughts in her head to the written form, then sharing those ideas with other people. She has a gallery show of her hallucination watercolors in December at ShoeBones Gallery in Salem, so she will be frantically painting when she’s not writing for the next few months.
Editor, Tongue (Decadent Cosmos Press)
TS is a Boston-based philosopher and artist who produces art that psychoanalysts really enjoy because the art is “dripping with the unconscious.” They really have no reasoning behind the art they make apart from a felt need to give physical form to vivid images that occasionally percolate throughout their mind. Their current mediums include ink, oil pastels, and mixed media collage.
Editor, Tongue (Decadent Cosmos Press)
G.R. Tomaini (he/him/his)
G.R. Tomaini is a poet, editor, philosopher, scholar, and playwright who lives and studies in New York City. He is the author of six books of poetry, one philosophical encyclopedia, and one treatise on ethics and international harmony. He is also an LGBTQ Federal McNair Scholar. His works explore themes such as Qeeritude, Existentialism, and American Idealism. He has received praise and endorsements from prominent figures such as Cornel West and Slavoj Žižek, and his poems have been published in various magazines, journals, and anthologies.
collaborator and event coordinator
Catie Constas (she/they)
Catie is a mixed media artist from Boston, MA. Catie works with Decadent Cosmos as a graphic designer and vendor, and has been featured in An Empty Zine, Metanoia (Issue 2, Spring 2021) and An Empty Zine, underground / из подполья (Issue 3, Winter 2022).
Catie's work centers around our inner lived experiences, traumas, and childhood memories. Play and joyful expression are also central to Catie's art process. Their current mediums include ink, textiles, and acrylic, and current explorations include printmaking and textile design.
Visit Catie's website here.
Leo Kim (he/him)
Leo is a film fan and an insect enjoyer. He helps with Decadent Cosmos's promotional materials.
Jennessa Bryson (she/her)
Jennessa can be found behind the scenes (or in front of the stage) at Decadent Cosmos events contorting herself into silly positions with her camera to get the best angles possible. Other than working with super-cool artist collectives, some of her favorite things to do are orchestrating fun and weird impromptu photo shoots wherever the vibes are right, obsessing over all things Southern Gothic, dancing in empty bars with her best friends, and spilling pasta from the strainer all over the kitchen counter every single time.
Visit Jennessa's website here.
Interested in joining our team?
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PLEASE NOTE: all positions at Decadent Cosmos are unpaid, volunteer positions