Interdisciplinary artist Avalon Kalin explores consciousness and relationships through idiosyncratic project work. Most often originating from the particular interests and anecdotes of himself and those around him, Kalin's work provokes and embodies a spontaneous revery of the experiences that comprise contemporary life, often exploring the potential uses of common media such as email and cell phones. He lives in Portland, Oregon.
After emerging from Portland's DIY creative culture, Kalin's projects have been realized within institutions such as the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, Portland City Hall, Disjecta Gallery, the Portland Art Museum, and the Sundance Film Festival. Kalin received his Master of Contemporary Art Practice degree with an emphasis in Social Practice at Portland State University, in the Social Practice program led by artist Harrell Fletcher. Artist Mierle Laderman-Ukeles described one of his projects as "marking the world by looking at it."
That's Avalon on the left, pictured in a constructed electronic music studio with local composer Karl Williams.