Ted Washington is an artist. author, actor, poet and reluctant businessman. Specializing in pen and ink, his art has garnered local, national and international awards. He is the founder and CEO of Puna Press, a San Diego, CA based publisher of poetry and art that features several San Diego writers and artists. Ted also is a founding member of the performance art group Pruitt Igoe, who have performed in San Diego and Los Angeles area galleries and music venues. Pruitt Igoe was awarded a Synergy Foundation grant and performed in Harlem, New York City.
Krista Coppedge, from Jacksonville Beach, FL, is a musician, piano technician, photographer, surfer, and adventurer. She studied piano classically for 10 years, played trumpet in the Jacksonville Symphony Youth Orchestra, marching band, jazz band, and concert band throughout high school, and sang in the church choir her whole upbringing.
Krista moved to San Diego in 2010 to surf and start her piano tuning business and to surf. She joined Pruitt Igoe a year later. Jon Cordova and Coco Cambell are longtime members of Pruitt Igoe and are continuing contributors. Though Jon now resides in Puyallup, WA he lends to the music with synthesizer programming from afar and guitar when near. Coco brings the dimension of dance when time and space allow.
The sonic blend of Pruitt Igoe has supported national and international acts: Melt Banana, The Legendary Pink Dots, Banyan, Saul Williams, Inspired Flight, Mattson 2, Reg E Gaines to name a few.
Pruitt Igoe thrills and confronts audiences in a wide variety of venues: The San Diego Museum of Art, Voz Alta, The Casbah, Winston's, Kava Lounge, Sushi Visual and Performance Art, Galerie D'Art International and Capricorn Studios in San Diego; The Knitting Factory and The Rainbow Bar & Grill in Hollywood; and Bill's Place in Harlem, NYC.
Participants have included Matt Kerr, Molly Whittaker, Chad Farran, Are-Jay Hoffman, Harold Todd and Andy Geib. Pruitt Igoe is and continues to be a collaborative effort.