Abby Castillo is a writer, musician, and interdisciplinary artist based in Portland, Oregon. She makes electronic pop songs as abbymachines, and conducts a research-based art practice that spans a wide range of audio/visual media. Much of her work takes on a serialized format in the forms of zines, cassette tapes, and videos.
Supporters of her work include the Regional Arts & Culture Council (RACC), the Independent Publishing Resource Center, the National Association of Latino Arts & Culture (NALAC), the Portland Art Museum, and Carnation Contemporary. Her work has appeared on Montez Press Radio, Soap Ear Journal, Death Rattle's Oroboro Journal, and elsewhere.
She received her B.A. in Anthropology from Reed College in 2016. Currently she is pursuing a Career Pathways Certificate in Creative Coding and Immersive Technologies from Portland Community College, where she is learning how to work with Processing, Max/MSP, and microcontrollers. She is experienced in the use of Ableton Live and Adobe Photoshop/Illustrator/InDesign (as well as the Affinity Suite).
Abby is available for booking / commissions / freelance work at email@example.com.