i eat the whole strawberry.

Phillip Barcio - writer, filmmaker, radio host, art historian
I am an author, journalist, art historian, radio host, filmmaker, public speaker, plant-based Neapolitan pizza expert, cocktail aficionado, hyper-competitive amateur bowler, social media skeptic, degrowth proponent, animal protector, maker of antiracist choices, and member of the executive team at Kavi Gupta gallery in Chicago. My art writing has been published in scores of magazines, newspapers, books, and exhibition catalogs, and my living history interviews are part of the permanent collection of the Smithsonian Archives of American Art. I am the creator and host of several radio shows on WQRT, an experimental art, music, and community radio project by Big Car Collaborative, including the narrowly acclaimed, pandemic-inspired series Apocalypse Mixtape. My speculative short stories, any of which you could easily read over a glass of Ramazzotti and a cigarillo, have been published in Space Squid, Swamp Ape Review, Grey Sparrow Journal, The Big Windows Review, and multiple other fine publications. I hold a degree in filmmaking from Vancouver Film School, degrees in Theater and Photojournalism from Ball State University, and a 2nd degree black belt from Broad Ripple Martial Arts Academy. I live part time in buildings owned by other people and part time in a condominium I own in a historic building in Evanston, Illinois, where there's a lovely courtyard in which we neighbors gather to drink wine and gab and let our dogs rub noses.