About our team

At the heart of a successful project lies an exceptional team of passionate individuals who embody creativity, leadership, and collaborative spirit.

Leadership Expertise: Our team members bring invaluable experience from leading camps and projects, showcasing their adeptness in organizing, guiding, and motivating groups towards artistic excellence. Their leadership skills are the cornerstone of our collaborative approach.

Proven Track Record: Having successfully conceived and led their own art projects to fruition, our team demonstrates unwavering dedication, technical prowess, and the ability to overcome challenges. These art project varied from individual installations recognized and supported by art grants to full effigies defining regional burn experience for hundreds of people. Their completed projects exemplify our team's artistic vision, technical expertise, and unwavering determination.

Supporting Artistic Vision: With a commitment to fostering creativity, our team members has extended support to fellow artists, locally and at Burning Man, contributing to the realization of diverse artistic endeavors. This collaborative spirit has enriched our understanding of different artistic processes and strengthened our adaptability.

 Together, we're poised to bring new visions to life and create captivating art experiences that resonate with audiences worldwide.

Whirl of Art Project Level 

Anna “Anya” Frolov 
~ Your Shyness ~

Project Art Lead

Regional Community:

  • Lead artist frontage for “The Dacha” camp 2016
  • Lead artist for "Rejuvenation chambers" art project - FreezerBurn and Burning Flipside 2018.
  • Lead artist for “TexASS Alamo” art project, Engulf 2021, Love Burn 2022, Apogaea 2022 (art grant recipient)
  • Lead artist "Dating Bracelet Booth" art project, Unbroken Spring 2022, Burning Flipside 2022 and 2023 (recipient of 2 art grants)
  • Lead artist “Sparkle Pony Ride - MGR” art project, Myschievia 2023 (recipient of art grant)
  • Camp lead / founder “The Dacha”, regional Texas burns 2014 - 2019
  • Camp lead of “TexASS Invaders” (merged Texas community camp), Love Burn 2022
  • Camp lead / founder  “Snail Tinder Mail”, regional Texas burns since 2021

Burning Man:

  • Lead artist frontage neon sign, EBB&Glow village 2018
  • Artist responsible for developing the prototype for Mementomorium project (2019)
  • Camp lead “Dream Spa” 2022

Kaylinh Pham 
~ Fire Phoenix ~

Co-lead / CFO

Regional Community:

  • Lead artist “TETRA” art project, Burning Flipside 2019, 
  • Builder for “TexAss Alamo” art project, Engulf 2021
  • Builder for “TexAss Alamo” art project, Love Burn 2022 
  • Lead artist “TETRA 2.0“ art project Burning Flipside 2023
  • Lead artist “Sparkle Pony Ride - Pedestal” art project, Myscheivia 2023 (recipient of art grant)

Burning Man:

Whirl of Art Project Support

Lauren Jonze

Volunteer Coordinator

Regional Community:

  • Lead for Burners Without Borders - Houston Chapter 2017-2019

 

Patrick Gallagher 
~ Entrippy ~ 

Project Engineer

Regional Community:

  • Engineer, Effigy, Unbroken Spring 2017
  • Engineer, Effigy, Unbroken Spring 2018
  • Engineer, Effigy “Moon Tower”, Unbroken Spring 2019

Burning Man:

Kunal Kumar
~ Delta ~

Deanna Solomon
~ Fancy Treat ~

Fundraising
Fire-art and Perimeter

Whirl of Art - Merry-Go-Round

Sabryna Saenz
~ Your Sister ~ 

Merry-Go-Round Art Lead

Regional Community:

  • Contributing artist for “TexASS Alamo” art project, Engulf 2021, Love Burn 2022, Apogaea 2022 (art grant recipient)

Jeff Wilkinson 
~ Long Pole ~

Merry-Go-Round Build Lead

Regional Community:

  • Lead artist & Build Lead Effigy “Detour to Fólkvangr”, Freezerburn 2016
  • Lead artist & Build Lead Effigy "Duck Stuff”, Freezerburn 2018 
  • Builder Effigy "The Beast", Flipside 2013
  • Builder Effigy "The Lair of the Beard", Flipside 2014
  • Builder Effigy "Magical Thinking", Flipside 2015
  • Builder Effigy "We Wee Whee", Flipside 2016
  • Builder Effigy "Playwood Palace", Flipside 2017 
  • Builder Effigy "Stairway to Heaven", Flipside 2022
  • Builder Effigy "You Cannot Kill Me In A Way That Matters", Flipside 2023 
  • Builder Effigy “The Mammoth”, Freezerburn 2015
  • Builder Effigy  “You Are Having A Bad Problem And You Will Not Go To Space Today”, Freezerburn 2017
  • Builder  Effigy“Artemis Rising”, Freezerburn 2019
  • Builder Effigy “Rudder Chaos”, Freezerburn 2020
  • Builder Effigy “Weird Science”, Freezerburn 2023
  • Co-Lead for "International Cribbage Conspiracy Camp" Flipside 2014-215

Burning Man:

  • Builder “Caravanserai” Art Project, 2014
  • Builder “Single Use Wedding Chapel” Art Project, 2016

Whirl of Art - Houston: TerRa Luna

Zachary Petty 
~ POET ~ 

Houston Art Lead

Regional Community:

  • Builder "Mermicorn Tower" art project Flipside 2018
  • Builder "TETRA" art project Flipside 2019
  • Lead Builder "TETRA" art project Flipside 2023
  • Co-Lead for "Smudge Camp" 2023
  • Art Lead TerRa Luna (Art Grant recipient) Freezerburn 2024

Burning Man:

  • Builder stage facade for "Sonic Soul Tribe" camp 2019
  • Builder "TETRA" art project at camp "IAMU" 2019
  • Builder "Momentomorium” art project" 2019
  • Disassembly volunteer for "Passage Home" art project 2019 
  • Lead volunteer coordinator for "Sonic Soul Tribe" camp 2019

Jack Xayyapanya

Houston Art Co-Lead

Burning Man:

  • Builder "The Hotel Lobby" frontage 2023

David Vander Linden

Houston Contributing artist

Burning Man:

Whirl of Art - Austin: Capital Chord

Robbie Smith
~ Awkward ~ 

Austin Art Lead

Regional Community:

  • Builder Effigy “Stairway to Heaven”, Flipside 2019
  • Builder Effigy “Hadron Collider”, Freezerburn 2023
  • Builder Effigy “It’s Mushrooms!”, Flipside 2023
  • Lead artist Effigy “Eye See All”, Freezerburn 2024

Burning Man:

  • Contributing artist to “1000 Hands” 2023
  • Fundraising support for Fractal Droid 2023
  • Fundraising support for Playa Choir 2023

Jeff Wilkinson
 ~ Long Pole ~

Austin Co-lead 

Regional Community:

  • Lead artist & Build Lead Effigy “Detour to Fólkvangr”, Freezerburn 2016
  • Lead artist & Build Lead Effigy "Duck Stuff”, Freezerburn 2018 
  • Builder Effigy "The Beast", Flipside 2013
  • Builder Effigy "The Lair of the Beard", Flipside 2014
  • Builder Effigy "Magical Thinking", Flipside 2015
  • Builder Effigy "We Wee Whee", Flipside 2016
  • Builder Effigy "Playwood Palace", Flipside 2017 
  • Builder Effigy "Stairway to Heaven", Flipside 2022
  • Builder Effigy "You Cannot Kill Me In A Way That Matters", Flipside 2023 
  • Builder Effigy “The Mammoth”, Freezerburn 2015
  • Builder Effigy  “You Are Having A Bad Problem And You Will Not Go To Space Today”, Freezerburn 2017
  • Builder  Effigy“Artemis Rising”, Freezerburn 2019
  • Builder Effigy “Rudder Chaos”, Freezerburn 2020
  • Builder Effigy “Weird Science”, Freezerburn 2023
  • Co-Lead for "International Cribbage Conspiracy Camp" Flipside 2014-215

Burning Man:

  • Builder “Caravanserai” Art Project, 2014
  • Builder “Single Use Wedding Chapel” Art Project, 2016

Whirl of Art - Dallas:  Nocturnal Reverie

Minnie Smith
 ~ Minnie ~

Dallas Art Lead

Regional Community:

  • Lead artist & builder “The Color Out of Space” Myschievia, 2017
  • Contributing Artist “The Hippie Trap”, Myschievia, 2017
  • Lead artist & builder; Effigy: “Meow Mansion”, Myschievia 2018
  • Artist, theme camp lead, founder “Camp Hell” 2018 & 2019
  • Lead artist & builder; Effigy: “Sagan Station” Myschievia 2019
  • Builder, Temple “Dumpster of Dreams” Myschievia 2022
  • Builder, Effigy “Our House” Myschievia 2022
  • Lead Artist & Builder Effigy “The Arena”, Myschievia 2023

Jeff Smith
~ Greenbean ~

Dallas Co-lead

Regional Community:

  • Contributing Artist, “The Hippie Trap”, Myschievia 2017
  • Lead Builder, Effigy “Meow Mansion” Myschievia 2018
  • Theme Camp Lead, founder, artist “Camp Hell” 2018 & 2019
  • Lead Builder, Effigy “Sagan Station” Myschievia 2019
  • Lead Builder, Temple “Dumpster of Dreams” Myschievia 2022
  • Builder, Effigy “Our House” Myschievia 2022
  • Lead Builder, Effigy “The Arena” Myschievia 2023

Whirl of Art - San Antonio: Alma de Familia

Austin McDaniel
~ Dionysus ~

San Antonio Art Lead

Regional Community:

  • Effigy Lead, Alma Burn 2023
  • Lead artist “Human Charging Plate”, Freezerburn 2023
  • Builder Effigy Flipside 2019
  • Builder Effigy Flipside 2018
  • Builder Effigy Flipside 2017

Kristina Fore
~ Karma ~

San Antonio Build lead

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Regional Community:

  • Contributing artist frontage of Jammie camp, Flipside 2023
  • Logo design for Jammie regional camp.

Whirl of Art  - Corpus Christi: Turtle Tower

Kary Reiane
~  ~

Corpus Christi Art Lead

Regional Community:

  • Builder Effigy BeachBurn 2019

Phillip Crow
~  ~

Corpus Christi Build lead

Art Support Camp

Wally Roberts

Art team Dad :  Food

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Lauren Jonze

Art team Mom:  infrastructure

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