ExTV Staff

Meet the ExTV Team!

Jude Silvertree - Station Manager
Instagram - @calcinosis

Jude Silvertree is an interdisciplinary artist who specializes in video. Jude’s video work explores mental landscapes through the use of appropriated video and visual distortion. They aim to confuse, amuse, and disquiet their audience through a combination of heartfelt subject matter and bizarre visual humor. Jude is heavily influenced by their own multi-faith upbringing as well as psychology and psychiatric practices and explores these dynamics not only in their art practice but in their daily life. 

Clark Woods - Archive Manager 
Instagram - @art.cowboy

As an artist, Clark self identifies as a “Genderqueer Cowboy-Cyborg”, an amalgamation of the different facets of their work. Genderqueer – in reference to the constantly evolving ideas of gender, self expression, and internal and external weirdness; Cowboy – in reference to the performativity and roughness of their work; Cyborg – in reference to the technology, without which the art would not exist, a component that is virtually engrained in their being. These themes combined in different intervals and matched with the various mediums of video art, performance, virtual 3D (animations and stills), video games, net art/web art, and augmented reality to create their work. 

Fiona Nguyen - Promotion Manager 
She/ Her
Instagram - @fiona.phwng

Fiona Nguyen is a Vietnamese visual artist based in Chicago. As a graphic designer,  she mainly focuses on poster arts, graphic motions, packaging designs, and object designs.  Starting off her art journey as an abstract painter, the relation between colors and forms has left an enormous influence on her practices. By employing vivid color palette and contemporary use of forms and typography, her works not only serve the marketing purpose but also illustrate an imaginative and feminime personal voice.

BJ Allen - Staff Advisor 

BJ Allen is an interdisciplinary artist, educator, and curator. They love fussing with machines, mentoring students, and learning new things, especially about science, history, and aforementioned machines. BJ identifies as a non-binary, creative, politically active, fun-loving, nerd. BJ earned their MFA in interdisciplinary arts and media from Columbia College Chicago in 2016. Professionally, they have dressed up as a bunny and played guitar, managed millions in investment portfolios, and taught many Chicago citizens how to make videos.