Adam Gray is Chief Photographer with the British press agency SWNS, currently based in New York City covering editorial and video assignments across North America and internationally. He has worked on major world stories for over ten years, including the 2015 migrant crisis, several elections, and more recently the Attack on the Capitol, Coronavirus, the Black Lives Matter movement, and the American Right Wing.
Adam Sobsey is a multidisciplinary writer whose work includes narrative nonfiction, essays, journalism, and plays. His book Chrissie Hynde: A Musical Biography (2017) is available from University of Texas Press.
A talented stage and screen actress, Akiya Henry has numerous film and television credits. Her recent work includes Lady Macbeth in the Kit Monkman film adaptation of Macbeth, Amma in the Emmy award-winning series Bing, Adaline in the award-winning Netflix series Hilda, Snorkmaiden in Moominvalley. She has also starred in major productions at the Royal National Theatre, Shakespeare’s Globe, The Young Vic, RSC, and Bristol Old Vic.
Alan Loehle has been living and painting in Atlanta, Georgia since 1987. He has received a Guggenheim Fellowship for painting, two Pollock-Krasner Foundation grants, and a Visual Artist Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts, among others. His work resides in private and public collections throughout the United States and in England, and has been featured in numerous publications, including The Paris Review, Art Papers Magazine and, most recently, Research in Phenomenology. Loehle is a Professor of Studio Art and Chair of the Art Department at Oglethorpe University in Atlanta. He is represented by Marcia Wood Gallery in Atlanta.
Ali Kashfi is a freelance concept artist, production designer, and architect based in New York City. He earned his MFA in Design for Stage & Film at NYU Tisch School of the Arts. Ali does concept illustrations for film, TV, music videos, and events. In 2019, he was nominated for the Art Directors Guild Award for Paramount Pictures’ A Quiet Place.
Aliki Barnstone is a poet, translator, critic, editor, and visual artist. Among her publications are eight books of poetry; the most recent of which is entitled, Dwelling. She is Professor of English and Creative Writing at the University of Missouri and served as poet laureate of Missouri from 2016-2019.
Andrew Moerdyk is a South African set and costume designer for stage, film, and TV with a background in visual art and architecture. Along with his partners Kimie Nishikawa and Santiago Orjuela-Laverde, he is a director of Dots Design Corp – a multidisciplinary collective specializing in designing environments for narratives and experiences.
Dr. Bonnie Culver is the Wilkes University creative writing program co-founder and a screenwriter, playwright, and novelist. Bonnie’s twenty-plus plays have been produced from NY to LA by colleges, regional theaters, and equity companies. Dr. Culver received her M.A. and Ph.D. from Binghamton University. At Wilkes, she is an associate professor of English, a former college dean, and co-founder/director of the Graduate Creative Writing Program.
Brett J. Banakis is a designer for theater, opera and live performance based in Brooklyn, NY. Brett currently serves as International Scenic Supervisor for all worldwide productions of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child (Broadway, West End, Australia, San Francisco, Germany, Toronto). Brett is a faculty member at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. He has a M.F.A. Design for Stage and Film, NYU; B.A. in Theater Arts, UCLA.
Chae Kihn is an artist and professional photographer renowned for her evocative documentary essays and portraits. She was born in Glasgow Scotland and immigrated with her family to the United States as a young girl. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree. While attending college she took a class in photography and film development. She fell in love with photography and never looked back. Immediately after graduation, Chae sold her car and bought a one-way ticket to South Africa where she worked for six riveting years as a human rights documentary photographer for numerous nongovernmental agencies such as Street Law, Human Rights Watch, Save The Children, Safeline, Anti-Crime Forum, The Franschoek Project. Amnesty International, the Campbell Collection, the University of the Western Cape, Institute For a Democratic Alternative, and Reuters Wire Service.
Chien-Kang is an LA-based designer/illustrator with a passion for culture and food. As a Taiwanese-American who grew up trilingual, he’s fascinated by what occurs when cultures interact and develop together. His favorite word in the English language is umami.
Cody Marsh is a husband, father, and activist. He studies writing at Wilkes University, focusing on creative nonfiction. His work has appeared in a number of journals. He lives in Dallas with his wife, Diane, and their children.
Corina Dross is an artist, writer, astrologer, and activist best known for her illustrated card deck, Portable Fortitude. In 2018, Corina Dross Artwork merged with Abacus Corvus, the illustration duo that includes Corina and her sister Jo Mosser. Since 2014, Corina has been working as an astrologer at Flax and Gold. She also writes horoscopes, teaches classes, and makes art inspired by astrology. As of 2021, Corina lives on Lenni Lenape land, known as Philadelphia.
Denise Legters has a long history. Denise spent a lot of time getting serious degrees from serious universities, among them an MFA from UPENN. She supported her art habit by illustrating for architects and archaeological journals, setting up displays for natural history and art museums, painting and selling landscape pictures, and teaching college level courses. Denise admits her greatest challenge has been raising two precocious children with her Japanese-born husband. About her satirical works, Denise comments, “I have generated piles of notebooks with cartoon characters, who resurface when I am most stressed (and in the sketchiest of conditions). I draw cartoons when frustrated — and 2020 kept me frustrated for long stretches. The tragic and implausible events of 2020 into 2021 have put a spin on how I see things. Cartooning offers a curious path for finding sanity in absurdly chaotic times.”
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Daniel Lehrhaupt is a non-binary documentarian who studied journalism at Stony Brook University with an interest in photojournalism. They currently preside in Queens, New York where they’ve been using their photography for activism and political organizing. Daniel was the Lead Photographer for Senator Elizabeth Warren’s 2020 presidential campaign for her organizing team based in New York City. They’ve since photographed campaign photos and events for local political candidates including Lauren Ashcraft (candidate for Congress, NY-12) and Moumita Ahmed (candidate for City Council, District 24). Daniel has also been documenting the Black Lives Matter movement since summer 2020, and can be found fighting for Black Trans Liberation with their camera every Thursday at the Stonewall Protests.
David Zung is a painter, photographer and filmmaker based in New York City where he has worked in the high-end Visual Effects, Animation, and Film industry as a storyboard artist, designer, and director. Since 2005 he has taught painting, drawing, design, storyboarding, and thesis at the Undergraduate and Graduate level at NYU Tisch School of the Arts, and more recently at The Fashion Institute of Technology Illustration Department, and The Brooklyn College Feirstein Graduate School of Cinema.
Deborah Luster has been in the natural product industry since 1990. She loves launching new companies and product lines and has established several companies, including two publishing companies, a food packaging technology company, a food consultant company, and two nationwide food companies — CAN DO KID, Inc., which created all natural snacks and empowering products for kids and a pasta food company, Annie’s Homegrown Inc. Over the past thirty years, Ms. Luster has served on the boards and advisory boards of over twenty companies, mostly in the natural food space, as well as many non-profits, colleges, and dozens of executive boards in her community.
Deependra, based in Nepal, is a photography teacher. He is a lifelong student of Buddhism and management. A self-taught photographer, living with his wife in Kathmandu, he explores new dimensions of photography in his karmic city ‘Kathmandu.’ Bajracharya won the best photo award, Gold Medal winner of Jana Aandolan Utkrista Fotopatrakar Purashkar 2065 B.S. A follower of the Buddha, the Enlightened One, and practising as his disciple, Bajracharya is committed to exploring a new way of meeting happiness. Bajracharya established the School of Creative Communications in 2009, where he conducts photography workshops. Bajracharya is a storyteller at heart, fascinated by the human story of diversity revealed in life, art, culture, heritage, spiritual rites, and rituals. He is engaged as a social entrepreneur working with academica at Kathmandu University and Tribhuvan University in Nepal. In 2006, he switched to social awareness work from mainstream journalism. He is based in Nepal and South Asia.
Derek French is a self-taught photographer born in Los Angeles, California and currently resides in New York City. Whether Derek is focusing on personal projects, or documenting the ever changing times in the neighboring communities, having his camera in hand is just an extension of himself.
Ed Brown is a writer, director, and producer. His award-winning debut documentary Unacceptable Levels, has screened at 28 International Film Festivals as he took on the entire toxic chemical industry. Ed is now prepared to take one specific chemical to task. A New Resistance promises to be one of the most important pieces of investigative journalism of our time, and the urgency of this project cannot be overstated.
Erica Lansner is an independent photographer whose work ranges from reportage to portraiture. An award-winning photojournalist, she has traveled to more than 35 countries on assignment for leading international magazines and corporations and has documented both large and small events that have shaped the world. In 2020, Lansner covered the Black Lives Matter Movement extensively in New York.
Born and raised in New York City, in a family steeped in the world of art and journalism, Lansner has also lived in Rome, Paris, and Barcelona. Whether photographing an artist in the studio or activists on the streets of New York, Lansner is in her element when connecting with people in front of the camera.
A San Francisco, CA native, Ernest Burden is an internationally recognized artist specializing in Architectural Imagery. His forty-year career bridges the traditional and new media, his hybrid works ushered in new imaging standards for the digital age. New works are again focusing on traditional media, with several series in process depicting real and imagined spaces.
Eugene Tapahe, Navajo, is a designer, artist, and photographer, who specializes in capturing the beautiful landscape and people of the Southwest. He receives inspiration from his grandmother, family, and culture. When Tapahe is on a photo shoot, he feels his ancestors’ presence with him. He feels their love and blessings when he photographs places they once walked. Tapahe hopes you will appreciate his images and stories they tell as he continues his creative journey.
Ewurakua is a passionate writer/director and recent graduate of New York University Tisch School of the Arts. Along with writing and directing, Ewurakua has strong experience in sound design and music composition. Her work has been recognized in numerous film competitions, including Fusion Film Festival, NYU Sight and Sound Showcase, and the Tony Hawkins Award for Excellence in Sound Design. Her love for writing came about when she noticed how rare it was to see people of color represented on screen. She began to rewrite her favorite movies to include people that looked and acted like her. Ewurakua’s long term goal is to create art that represents her community in positive lights. She has taken this passion further than her films. This year she launched her company, The Melacast Network, a casting and collaboration platform for film creatives of color. It is her goal for diversity in the industry to be the norm.
Fejz Sadiku (Fejzullah) Is a New York-based photographer and graphic designer. Fejz is a political refugee from Kosovo, known for doing only black and white photography, videos and also graphic design which he studied in college.
Gael McGill, Ph.D. is founder and CEO of Digizyme Inc., creator of the Clarafi scientific visualization portal and the Molecular Maya software platform. He is also faculty and Director of Molecular Visualization at the Center for Molecular and Cellular Dynamics at Harvard Medical School where his teaching and research focuses on visualization design methods in science education. He co-authored and was Digital Director of E.O. Wilson’s Life on Earth digital biology textbook for iPad created in partnership with Apple.
Gui Marcondes is a filmmaker and photographer living and working in New York and São Paulo. He studied Architecture and City Planning in Brazil, started his professional career as an illustrator and later migrated to animation and photography. He is currently the Creative Director of Lobo Studio’s NYC office. His short-films were selected to countless international festivals. His short film Tyger, was chosen as one of the one hundred most important animated films in Brazilian history. Marcondes was a guest artist at the MIT where he is also a jury member of the annual Creative Arts grant. His multidisciplinary project “The Marble and The Myrtle” was recently accepted at the Magnum Photos development workshop with Moises Saman and Paul Moakley.
Holly is the co-founder and CEO of Singing Pastures, a regenerative farm in Midcoast Maine. She and her husband, John, have an online business selling pasture-raised pork snack sticks (called Roam Sticks) and artisanal salami. All the pork in their products comes from their farm and other independent, family farms that are certified pasture-raised by the American Grassfed Association.
Isabel Mareş is a queer Balkan-American artist, facilitator, and arts administrator based in Brooklyn. A classically trained singer turned scholar of world religions turned cultural arts professional, she continues her lifelong commitments to interfaith dialogue through the arts and cultural preservation as an editor of multiple journals and as a consultant and programmer for Jewish Community Centers across North America. She holds a Master of Theology and the Arts degree from Union Theological Seminary and identifies as an eco-feminist.
Jacob Griffin Hall was raised outside of Atlanta, Ga. Jacob is currently a PhD candidate at the University of Missouri, where he works as poetry editor of The Missouri Review. His poems have appeared or are forthcoming in DIAGRAM, New South, The Carolina Quarterly, New Ohio Review Online, New Orleans Review, and other journals.
Jarrett Robertson was born in Hell’s Kitchen, and searches his urban environment to find the true heartbeat of the city. As he finds the hidden voices within a metropolis, his goal is to make photographs that uncover truths about our society. His ability to capture the grittiness of any given moment is a necessary addition in telling his truthful stories.
Jason Dibble, co-founder of Boomerang Water, is dedicated to disrupting the single use plastic bottle industry with groundbreaking sustainability initiatives. An experienced leader and engineer, Jason is an innovative product developer with years of experience in research and development. He honorably served four tours in the U.S. Air Force.
John is an entrepreneur and business strategist who works at the intersection of technology, finance, and climate change. He embraces fresh perspectives, creative problem solving, and unconventional approaches in solving global problems. John is currently working on technology-driven investment ideas to help the transition to a low-carbon economy.
Dr. Jonathan Hare is a freelance science communicator. His PhD work with Sir Harry Kroto found a method of making the football molecule C60, Buckminsterfullerene. He has worked as a ‘Time Lord’ at the National Physical laboratory working with atomic clocks as well as with British Gas developing a gas powered car. He has been on all the BBC Open University Rough Science (6 series) and Hollywood Science (2 series) TV programmes. He is currently a visiting lecturer in science communication in the Physics department at Sussex University.
Kat, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of AZENTIVE, is a nationally recognized behavior change, technology, and strategy expert with 25 years of professional experience in the energy efficiency and clean energy industry. She is a valued advisor to various organizations and clients on energy-related topics. Kat holds two Masters of Science degrees and a Ph.D. from MIT with a focus on energy efficiency, clean energy, and behavior change; she is also a licensed engineer. She’s a true adventurer, enjoying extended travel, hiking, and backpacking trips in large mountainous regions all across the globe.
Ken Ji is a New York photographer born in Shanghai, China. Ken grew up in Auckland, New Zealand, and Melbourne, Australia. Ken was activated by the Black, Asian, Hispanic, and Indigenous Civil Rights movement of 2020, in New York City.
Lance Tooks is the co-editor of African-American Classics. Lance (website, Instagram) began his comics career as a Marvel Comics assistant editor. Lance has also worked as an animator on more than a hundred television commercials, films, and music videos. He has self-published the comics Danger Funnies, Divided by Infinity, and Muthafucka, and he illustrated The Black Panthers for Beginners, written by Herb Boyd. Lance’s first graphic novel, Narcissa (Doubleday/ Random House) was named one of the year’s best books by Publisher’s Weekly, and his four-volume Lucifer’s Garden of Verses series for NBM Comics Lit has won two Glyph Awards. He collaborated with Harvey Pekar on The Beats: a Graphic History and Studs Terkel’s Working (Verso), and has recently adapted tales by Mary Shelley and W. Somerset Maugham for The Graphic Canon, from Seven Stories Press. Lance moved from his native New York to Madrid, Spain, where he’s hard at work on a new and very original graphic novel.
Writer, speaker, and conservationist Laura Parker Roerden is the executive director and founder of Ocean Matters, a nonprofit that supports youth to boldly save the wilds. Laura formerly served on the board of directors of the New England Aquarium’s Women Working for Oceans (W20). She is currently on the board of Earth, Ltd., and she is a member of the Pleiades Network of Women Leaders in Sustainability.
Informed by a love for subculture and beyond, Logan Brennan is a visual artist and musician based out of NY. A DIY attitude shines through his work from text, graphics, illustrations etc. Informed by a love for subculture and beyond. Logan Brennan is a visual artist and musician based out of NY. A DIY attitude shines through his work from text, graphics, illustrations etc.
COVID-19, in tandem with some coaxing from family was the impetus for Lynn enrolling in the Wilkes University Maslow Family Graduate Program in Creative Writing. Following a career of writing within the nonprofit and marketing fields, Lynn has embraced her retirement years hellbent on creative writing. Here we go!
Ma’moon is a Lebanese Interdisciplinary Artist, merging many disciplines such as architecture, theatre design, performance arts, body movement, voice exploration, psychoanalysis, and philosophical theories, among others. Ma’moon aspires to introduce art as medicine, as a healing tool to our individual and collective human experience.
Marie is enthusiastic about connecting people with scientific endeavors, learning opportunities, and actionable steps dealing with planetary health and sustainability topics. Studer received her Ph.D. in Environmental Sciences from the University of Massachusetts Boston and a BA in Chemistry from Wheaton College, Norton, MA. Marie is the Senior Program Manager at the Planetary Health Alliance, a consortium of over 220 member organizations from 50+ countries, focused on creating a regenerative future for all people, based at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.
Marc J. Wheeler is a designer, assistant art director, and concept artist working in the entertainment industry. Marc has assisted and designed on projects internationally, ranging from theater to opera, to feature film, and to tv shows. Marc completed his BFA at Southern Oregon University, and his MFA at NYU Design for Stage and Film.
Mauricio Mendoza has been part of four groundbreaking Latino based television shows. In 2008, Mauricio became interested in working as producer. In an assertive move to change things up in Hollywood and to be able to create his own opportunities, he became the executive producer and producer of the Imagen Award winning 13 episode web series “Encounters” along with Miguel Torres. Mauricio’s production credits include films, music videos, shorts and web series. He is part owner of True Form Films, a production company he runs with wife, Yeniffer.
Michael Matos is a military veteran, martial artist, and student with a passion for social development and environmental conservation. Michael currently serves as the president of the John Jay Veterans Association. He is an active member of the NYC Veterans Alliance, where he most recently served as a mutual aid operator, providing resources to veteran families during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. In the wake of the Black Lives Matter protests, Michael led a volunteer team of street medics composed of veterans, EMTs and paramedics alike, to provide on-site first aid services to the public. He has led self defense classes for the LGBTQ+ community and is a proud supporter of the Stonewall Protests. Michael served six years of active duty in the U.S Coast Guard as a Boatswain’s Mate. He currently serves in the U.S Coast Guard Reserves as a Maritime Enforcement Specialist engaged in anti-terrorism operations for the protection of the New York Metropolitan Area.
Mikiodo (Mike) is a photographer living in NYC. Originally from Buffalo, NY, he intended on becoming a geneticist until realizing his heart was in the arts. After 15 years as a graphic designer/production artist, Mike returned to his true passion, photography. Mostly self-taught, Mike’s photographic interest lies somewhere between documentary and fine art. He currently focuses on photographing portraits, construction, skyscapes, and the BLM movement, as well as his “pet project,” a fine art series entitled “FloraMUS” (“flower/mouse”). His photos have been featured by, The Stuttering Association for the Young, BroadwayCares, New York Historical Society Museum, and numerous musician projects and publications. Mike is also Creative Director and songwriter for Holidelic, an annual funk holiday show.
Nataliia Pugach is a New York based freelance street and documentary photographer. Nataliia is a political refugee from Ukraine bringing awareness to the cultural aspects of conflicts and human rights. She aims to bridge the gap between different groups by making people “feel, relate, and see” through photography.
From Wikipedia: Odilon Redon (20 April 1840 – 6 July 1916) was a French symbolist painter, printmaker, draftsman, and pastellist. Early in his career, both before and after fighting in the Franco-Prussian War, he worked almost exclusively in charcoal and lithography, works referred to as noirs. He started gaining recognition after his drawings were mentioned in the 1884 novel À rebours by Joris-Karl Huysmans. During the 1890s he began working in pastel and oils, which quickly became his favourite medium, abandoning his previous style of noirs completely after 1900. He also developed a keen interest in Hindu and Buddhist religion and culture, which increasingly showed in his work. He is perhaps best known today for the “dreamlike” paintings created in the first decade of the 20th century, which were heavily inspired by Japanese art and which, while continuing to take inspiration from nature, heavily flirted with abstraction. His work is considered a precursor to both Dadaism and Surrealism.
Pauline Allen has worked in early childhood education, studied ecology at Evergreen State College, and is an aspiring science communicator. Her rusty, blue bike takes her crisscrossing the city from work at a preschool, to volunteer restoration events, and to climate justice meetings. She performs in the streets with a local activist band and documents snapshots of her adventurous life in her trusty sketchbook.
Paxton Farrar is a Sloan Grant winning filmmaker, focused on science and changing minds. He attended New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, marching out its doors to participate in Occupy Wall Street and protest the killing of Eric Garner. Paxton has worked on the ground on political campaigns in New York, California, Iowa, and Arizona. He was a fan of the USPS before it was cool. He lives in Los Angeles.
Born in Cleveland, Ohio in 1932, R.B. (Ronald Brooks) Kitaj is considered a key figure in European and American contemporary painting. While his work has been considered controversial, he is regarded as a master draughtsman with a commitment to figurative art. His highly personal paintings and drawings reflect his deep interest in history; cultural, social and political ideologies; and issues of identity.
His various honours include election to the American Academy of Arts and Letters in 1982. In 1985 he became the first American since Sargent to be elected to the Royal Academy. Numerous retrospective exhibitions of his work have been held, including shows at the Hirshhorn Museum, Washington, DC, the Tate Gallery, Los Angeles County Museum of Art and Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, and most recently The Jewish Museum: Berlin, The Jewish Museum: London and the Hamburger Kunsthalle. In 1997 he left London and moved to Los Angeles, where he died in 2007.
Reyna Amaya is a voice over artist, actor, and writer with a background in stand up comedy. A native of Oakland, CA, this Bay Area only child, stayed out of trouble by creating radio shows on her early 90’s “Boom-Box” and writing commentaries about why kids should attend circus camp…well maybe not just kids, since Reyna attended until the age of 22! Now, she’s clowning around professionally behind the camera and in the sound booth! With over 10 years of voice over experience, Reyna’s diverse range of voices, characters, and vocal timbre set her apart. On screen, her unique comedic approach and energetic wit have lent themselves to projects on Comedy Central, Fox, CBS, TruTV, BounceTV, Aspire TV, All Def Digital, etc. In addition to being on the writing team, you can catch Reyna in the The North Pole Series, where she stars as “Nina” a North Oakland native battling gentrification, global warming, and gluten-free donuts.
Sara Jolena Wolcott, M.Div., is a healer, artist, entrepreneur, and minister. She founded and runs the International Ecotheological Learning Community, Sequoia Samanvaya: connecting the disconnected. Prior to obtaining her ministerial degree at Union Theological Seminary in the City of New York, she worked in international sustainable development for over a decade. She now works with Indigenous communities, wealth inheritors, artists, and other forms of cultural change makers to decolonize, ReMember, and re-enchant our world.
Sarah graduated from UC Berkeley with a B.S. in Nutritional Science Dietetics, in 2018. During her time at UC Berkeley, she was involved in a variety of research positions and volunteer programs that allowed her to gain valuable experience in community nutrition, public health, and health education. She went on to complete a dietetic internship in the Bay Area and earn the credential Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN). She currently works as a Wellness Manager for Luster National Inc, educating employees on wellness topics and serving as a member of the company’s COVID-19 Emergency Response Team. She recently gained admission to Johns Hopkins School of Nursing and plans to attend in order to complete her master’s degree in nursing, with the hope of one day becoming a Nurse Practitioner.
I was born of left-handed parents; I never felt right. Furthermore, how are Universal Healthcare, clean air, and clean water even political issues in the first place? Shouldn’t those just be the standards by which any society should live? Isn’t that common sense? Those issues, among others, are what I address in my art. The “ZipGun Laboratories” project is my AgitPop response to them. Normally, I just paint paintings of rage; sometimes, though, a pretty abstraction emerges under my brush.
Sir Harold Walter Kroto FRS (7 October 1939 – 30 April 2016), known as Harry Kroto, was an English chemist. He shared the 1996 Nobel Prize in Chemistry with Robert Curl and Richard Smalley for their discovery of fullerenes. He was the recipient of many other honors and awards. Kroto held many positions in academia throughout his life, ending his career as the Francis Eppes Professor of Chemistry at Florida State University, which he joined in 2004. Prior to this, he spent approximately 40 years at the University of Sussex.
Steve Girard is an affluent brunette whose work has been described. He is a filmmaker, an illustrator, and a comedian. His upcoming movie is called, Floaters Dot Com. He’d love to ask you questions.
Tim is an English artist living and working in New York. He studied fine art and then took a detour into music, becoming a favorite of legendary BBC DJ John Peel. He refocused on his painting in the late 1990s, sharing his time between projects — working within a team on a Sol LeWitt piece, art handling at the Whitney, teaching art – whilst making and exhibiting his work. He has shown in NY, Philadelphia, and the UK, and been commissioned by patrons and collectors around the world.
‘I start with a notion of the natural landscape and then allow for any deviations and preconceived messages; thoughts of man-made structures, the visual impact this creates. I embrace creative accidents and try not to allow my own particular taste to block the path towards the outcome of a piece. However, more and more, I find myself making my views and beliefs more apparent and integrated into my work.’ Tim currently lives and works in Hastings On Hudson, NY.
Thomas Tse Kwai Zung was born in Shanghai, China. He was a student of Buckminster Fuller. With Fuller’s Synergetics, Inc., he designed the elongated geodesic dome in Cleveland, Ohio, in 1968. He has worked on various geodesic domes, including the Jitterbug sculpture, Tensegrities, the Fly Eye’s dome, and Fuller’s last invention, the Hang-It-All. Zung is president of Buckminster Fuller, Sadao, and Zung, and he also serves as board member of the Buckminster Fuller Institute.
As a brother and sister sommelier team, we began Evolve Wine after over a decade in the wine events industry. During that time we mostly worked with conventional wine producers, and grew increasingly more aware of the importance of wines created from sustainable farming practices with minimal intervention. We created Evolve Wine to champion these methods and bring these wines to others. Being California natives, we value working with small family-run wineries that take care of their land, their workers, and their communities. We believe a bottle of wine is so much more than grapes and water: it is hard work and generations of stories meant to be shared with family and friends!
Tonya conducted her first wastewater project in 1994, on Natural Wastewater Seepage Cells, for the Department of Natural Resources in Wisconsin. She worked for five years as a specialist in water/wastewater treatment and ion exchange for Shaw Environmental/Envirogen. She has over eight years of experience in disinfection; and Tonya has over ten years of membrane experience, specializing in process separation membrane filtration in food and beverage and industrial applications. She serves as the Director of Strategic Marketing and Business Development for BioLargo, Inc., a life sciences technology company focused on clean air and clean water.
Yasmeen Mir is a junior at the University of Missouri where she intended to be a journalist but switched her major to anthropology, so she could break journalistic rules and publicly form opinions. She aspires to be an agent for change as both an academic and a creative. Although she comes from an immigrant family, she is undoubtedly midwestern for better or for worse.
Yee Eun Nam is a visual artist and an award-winning designer for opera and theater. Her works have been seen in San Francisco Symphony, Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, LA Opera Connects, Kansas City Rep, South Coast Rep, Geffen Playhouse, Mark Taper Forum, Pasadena Playhouse, Latino Theater Company. She is a member of United Scenic Artists, Local 829. She has an MFA in Theater Design at UCLA.
Award-winning actress Yeniffer Behrens-Mendoza has amassed a prolific career as an established actress for over two decades. Yeniffer has expanded her talent as a producer, director, content creator, mentor & philanthropist. Her passion to support dual-language education led her to produce a benefit to bring awareness and advocate for children to grow up bilingual. Her mission is to create content and live events that make a difference in the world & unite us all.
Zak Krevitt is an abolitionist. For well over a decade, they (b. 1991, Los Angeles) have been documenting, engaging, studying, and marching with the queer community. Their work lives within this passion for queer advocacy and representation, and aligns with their lived experiences both public and private. Their work explores community, the unseen, sexuality, transformation, posthumanism, power-exchange, and anthropology, and anti-racist activism. Krevitt is also a Professor at the School of Visual Arts in NYC. They hope to impart this spirit of activism, adventure, community and creative expansion unto their students.
Krevitt is also the founder of Towards Utopia, an anti-racist, Trans-feminist fundraising initiative benefiting Black Trans Women and Sex Workers. Towards Utopia has raised and donated over $100k to boots-on-the-ground organizations to date.
Zoë Barnstone-Clark graduate from Mount Holyoke College with a degree in Anthropology. She is an editor for the environmental publication, The Climatized. She has three pet plants, Glenda, Jerry, and Spiderman, and lives and works in Brooklyn.
Zoe Korte is an aspiring poet from a family of strong women based in Kirksville, Missouri. In the spring of 2020, she received two Kerr Poetry Awards from the University of Missouri-Columbia, where she is currently a sophomore studying creative writing, Spanish, and classical Greek.