Kailah King 2014 - 16
Rosanna Karabetsos 2014 - 16
Amy Merli 2015 - 16
Tiger Luangpraseuth 2014 - 16
Henry Olivio 2015 - 16
Jakar Hankerson 2014 - 16
Cali Williams 2014 - 15
Rebecca Puretz 2014 - 15
TNMOT AZTRO co founder.
Nycole Hartfield, better known as Nik, is a 22-year-old wardrobe stylist, dancer, and an all-around creative based in New York City. She was born and raised in Hartford, Connecticut. Having a background in the performing arts, she has always been around a creative environment. Training in ballet, African dance, tap, swing dance, jazz, modern/contemporary and hip hop since the age of 5, she continues to dance today with every opportunity granted.
However, it was during her professional dance career as a teenager where she fell in love with fashion. Being discovered from a dance company photo shoot, she was asked to model for a local designer. From then on, she began to work and network with photographers, designers, stylists, and other models. Soon after graduating high school, and attending Temple University for a year, she realized that is was fashion she wanted to pursue.
Being accepted to the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) and moving to New York City has exposed her to various opportunities, including interning for Zac Posen, working/attending fashion shows during NYFW and interning at Chaiken Clothing showroom. Surrounded by an abundance of success has inspired her to pursue a career as a stylist.
In 2010, Nik had already begun exploring wardrobe styling. She would style and assist during photo shoots for her older sister, Phylicia Hartfield, who is a photographer. She also styled costumes for dance pieces and created photo shoot concepts for EQuillibrium Dance Theatre, her former dance company in Connecticut. However, it wasn't up until August 2013 when she decided to pursue wardrobe styling professionally. Since then, she has been collaborating with various photographers, models, and top agencies all in hopes to continue building her portfolio and perfecting her craft. She takes inspiration from street wear, minimalism and geometrical shapes. Her personal style is a mixture of classy, vintage and chic but still urban, edgy, and androgynous.
Today, Nik is finishing up her last year at FIT. Already with an Associates degree in Fashion Merchandising, she will be graduating in May 2015 with a Bachelors degree in Advertising & Marketing Communications as well. She is a public relations/styling intern at Xcel Brands, Inc. working with designers like Isaac Mizrahi, Liz Claiborne, and more. She continues to dance on the FIT Dance Company and take classes throughout the city whenever she can. Also with an interest in singing and acting, it's hard to say which career path Nik will chose.
All and all, with the love and support of God, her family, friends, and her cat, Oliver Garçon, she remains humble and thankful for every experience, whether good or bad.
Nik Hartfield still continues to work with TNMOT AZTRO.
Punching Bag - Technical Director - Designer - Lighting Designer
The Projector Series - Technical Director - Designer - Installation Conceptualist
Black Boy Jungle - Technical Director - Designer
Universal Womb - Set Designer - Lighting Designer
Joe McCarthy is a visual artist who works in Middletown Connecticut. He works in the mediums of sculpture, film, and print making. He has worked extensively in public arts collaborating with the State of Connecticut, Wesleyan University and the city of Hartford among others.
He attended the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston and the New York Film Academy in Los Angeles
Azua Echevarria of Age Into Beauty & BLCK PUNK Wearable Art is a Hartford native. Her work as a healing artist incorporates Reiki and Ancestral energies infused with her intuitive aesthetic paying homage to the circle of life via natural elements including water, plant life, fire, earth, crystals and multiple cultural aspects. Both feminine and masculine energies flow through Azua's sacred altar installations. Azua introduces the Divinity of life's dualities exploring good and evil, old and new and life and death alike. Most recently she curated sacred altars for the TNMOT AZTRO PERFORMANCE ART LLC's production of "Black Boy Jungle" presented at EBK Gallery, The Town and County Club and The Wadsworth Atheneum.
Equators - Co Creator - Designer - Installation Conceptualist
David Borawski lives and works in Hartford, Connecticut, and has exhibited his work in galleries and museums in the United States and abroad. He received his BFA from the Hartford Art School of the University of Hartford. A multi-media installation artist, his work is conceptually driven, drawing from personal experiences and reflecting upon pop culture, radical movements and art history. Each installation combines multiple elements, i.e. sculpture, video, digital images, painting, to present visual and mental signs, “clues” that evoke sub/conscious nostalgia as a means to provoke layers of possibilities. The focus is on iconic societal events that have influenced major shifts in our collective consciousness, suggesting connections while exposing them as uncanny precursors to present-day realities.
Nothing is what it seems.
Finding beauty in the unconventional, the displaced, disregarded, and the discarded; Brittany creates her work using various mediums, intertwining them with the common thread of re-imagination. Brittany aspires to connect the human experience through non-typical means, evoking emotion and inspiring dialog.
Jon Paul LaRocco - Lighting Designer - Installation Collaborator Equators - 2017
Black Boy Jungle features music from sixties and seventies reggae, dub, and West African influenced musicians such as, Chief Chaker, Freddie McGregor, Lee “Scratch” Perry and Fela Kuti. The music was rearranged, composed and performed by the Ellis Island Band (a live band created specially for this piece) and features original music by songstress Keila Myles. Live music is played during the show by The Ellis Island band which is made up of seven members: Sam King, Travis Golden, Andre Harris, Emily Petersen, Keila Myles, Dwayne Keith and Meg Hourigan who play various instruments like tuba, sousaphone, trumpet, percussion instruments and guitar. The Ellis Island Band plays for the entire Process and System Installation as well as 6 songs in the performance with digital mixtures from Wrex Mason & Arien Wilkerson.
Chad Brown Springer - Time Traveller Universal Womb/Wombstates 2018
Toni Johnson - Time Traveller Universal Womb 2018
Joe Palmer - Nezitic Zone - 2018
Mike Carabello - Wombstates / Nezitic Zone 2018
Nathan Davis - Nezitic Zone - 2018
Wrex Mason - The Projector Series 2014-2017 | Back Boy Jungle 2016
Dylan Olimpi McDonnell - Flute Player - Black Boy Jungle - Amistad Gala - 2017
Sam Landsman - Sax Player - Black Boy Jungle - Wadsworth - 2016