Photo: Clockshop

Clockshop is a multifaceted arts organization that works at the intersection of politics, urban space, and cultural production to explore the forces that shape our lived environment. We program events and screenings, and produce artist projects and conversations. We are especially interested in bringing people together to share in the strange particularities of our hometown, Los Angeles, and in the global creative practices and politics that influence us. Clockshop is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization.

Our offices are located at elysian, a bar/restaurant and event venue in Frogtown. elysian is the primary location of our events and also an occasional collaborator.

Clockshop also works throughout Los Angeles, taking our blend of curatorial interests to uncommon and undiscovered locations.

If you would like to get to know us better send us an email, find us on social media or catch us in person at our next event.

Clockshop does not accept unsolicited portfolios or proposals.


t: 323.522.6014
e: info [@] clockshop.org

2806 Clearwater St.
Los Angeles, CA 90039

Clockshop lives at Elysian



Julia Meltzer, Founder & Director

Julia Meltzer is a filmmaker and the founder and director of Clockshop. Her film and video work has been broadcast on PBS and exhibited at the Whitney Biennial, the Sharjah Biennial, The Toronto International Film Festival, and the Rotterdam International Film Festival. Meltzer is a recipient of grants from Art Matters, the Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation, the Rockefeller Media Arts Fellowship, the John Simon Memorial Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship, and was a Senior Fulbright Fellow in Damascus, Syria in 2005–6. She has taught in the Film/Video and Studio Art programs at Hampshire College, UC Irvine and the California Institute of the Arts. meltzerthorne.com | thelightinhereyes.com

julia [at] clockshop.org


Mackenzie Hoffman, Program Manager, Education & Outreach Coordinator

Mackenzie Hoffman is a interdisciplinary artist living in Los Angeles, CA. Originally from Kentucky, her practice explores Southern regionalism, cultural perpetuation and geographical identity. She has a professional background in studio management, sculpture fabrication and performance production. She received her B.A. in Studio Arts from the University of Southern California where she was a recipient of the Handtmann Prize for Photography and the Neely Macomber Travel Prize. She is an alumna of the Mountain School of Art. mackenziehoffman.info

mackenzie [at] clockshop.org

Sasha Archibald, Development & Special Programs

Sasha Archibald is an independent curator and essayist. Her writing about art, history, and visual culture has been published in The Believer, Los Angeles Review of Books, East of Borneo, Modern Painters, New Inquiry, and other publications, and she is a frequent contributor and former editor at Cabinet. Trained in museum studies at New York University and a curatorial fellow in the Whitney Museum ISP, she has curated many exhibitions and events, at venues including Machine Project (Los Angeles); Oakland Museum of California; Momenta Gallery (Brooklyn); Arcadia University Gallery (Philadelphia); New York University Fales Library; and Artists Space (New York). sashaarchibald.com

sasha [at] clockshop.org


Judy Elkind, Community Manager

Born and raised in the San Fernando Valley, Judy Elkind is excited to be back in Los Angeles after attending UC Berkeley where she earned a B.A. in Media Studies, with a double minor in Human Geography and Creative Writing. During her studies Judy explored our current media landscape in depth, and enhanced her understanding of culture and creative pursuits. Outside of class, she headed the Entertainment Department of Berkeley’s online TV station, producing the 2012-2013 season. Post-gradation she worked as an assistant for HRi talent agency, where she helped found the Youth Department. Judy has always been drawn to the development and outreach of new, creative projects– so, she is thrilled to be working with Clockshop.

judy [at] clockshop.org

Nicole Rodarte, Graphic Designer

Nicole Rodarte is an artist and designer from Los Angeles, CA. She is a recent graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design, where she received a BFA in Painting and a concentration in Literary Arts and Studies. While at RISD, she developed a multidisciplinary practice ranging from painting to video to ceramics, always with a focus on how written language interacts with and affects each medium. She is interested in story-telling, portraiture and the way we construct personal and cultural narratives.

Board Members

York Chang, Vice President

Tracy Gray, President

Ashley Hunt, Secretary

Ann Le, Treasurer

Sue Bell Yank



‘Clockshop brings dance to the banks of the LA River’ Robert Garrova, The Frame, KPCC, 2015

‘The Agenda: This Week in Los Angeles’ Art in America, 2015

‘How to Enjoy the L.A. River Before Its $1.2 Billion Revamp’ Lila Higgins, LA Mag, 2015

taisha paggett and WXPT bring dance to the LA River Delirious, LA, Los Angeles Forum for Architecture and Urban Design, 2015


‘Tthe bowtie project, clockshop la, and the transformation of the la river’ The Family Saavy, LA Edition, 2015

‘5 Free Art Shows You Should See in L.A. This Week’ Catherine Wagley, LA WEEKLY, 2015

‘Hyperallergic ArtRx LA’ Matt Stromberg, HYPERALLERGIC, 2015

‘CON/SAFOS: ART IN THE L.A. RIVER’ Evan Moffitt, Paris, LA, 2015

‘A Dream for the Bowtie Parcel, Intro: What is the Bowtie?’ CalPark Voices, 2015

‘Con/Safos: Rafa Esparza’s Outdoor Art Space’ Carren Jao, Paris, LA, 2015

‘Free weekend? Free chocolate, Bill Murray and Happy Hour Week’ Kristen Lepore, Daniella Segura, and Jennifer Velez, KPCC, 2015

‘Notes on Looking; Rafa Esparza / Elizabeth Sonenberg Interview’ Notes on Looking, 2014

‘Sounds, tastes of Middle East, North Africa converge at Clockshop in L.A.’ Jessica Ritz Jewish Journal, 2014

‘Gender Bending: Clockshop Presents the “My Atlas” Series’ Arianna Schioldager, alphasixty blog, 2014

‘My Atlas: Discovering the Real Female Traveler’ Dariush Azimi, Lady Clever, LA, 2014

‘MY ATLAS’ Rachel Morrison, Paris, LA, 2014

‘Camping on Concrete at the LA River’ DnA on KCRW, 2014

‘The First Ever L.A. River Campout’ LAist, 2014

‘Camping out by the L.A. River’ The Eastsider LA, 2014

‘KCET Artbound; The Unfinished’ 5 Articles, Julia Meltzer, Anne Walsh, Michael Parker, Maggie Geoga, and Allison Carruth, KCET’s Artbound, 2014

‘War and the Sentence Fragment’ Anne Shea, X-TRA, 2011

‘Billboard Oases’ Holly Willis, LA Weekly, 2004

‘Images with a drive-by impact’ Scott Timberg, LA Times, 2004