ARTIST STATEMENT: Mr. Pickerill is a multimedia artist with roots in poetry and photography showing in America and abroad. He completed studies at San Francisco State University in 1998 majoring in Art and Anthropology with an emphasis on installation and media. He has been greatly influenced by artists such as W.S. Burroughs, S. Beckett, B. Gysin, A. Artaud, and work of the Viennese Actionists. Between 1997 and 2014 he developed The Omen Project, a series of performances, video, and installations centered on his writing, and inspired by the themes in the Iliad and the Odyssey. Since 911 his work has moved from more surreal metaphysical scenes to a darker body of work reflecting on war, death and separation. He has staged 12 productions and taken part in many video festivals internationally, including participation in the Liverpool Biennial and recently he has performed in 'The Plague' by Fulya Pecker. Mr. Pickerill has worked and designed for theater and dance since 1994, and currently lives in Brooklyn, NY.