Junior Fernandez @casuelero
Fernandez was born in La Habana (con ‘b’ alta), Cuba, and studied at the in New York, received a BFA in Photography and Digital Media at the University of Houston in Texas. Work has been supported by Project Row Houses, Houston, TX (2020), The Idea Fund, Houston, TX (2020), DiverseWorks, Houston, TX (2019), Blaffer Art Museum, Houston, TX (2019), Visual Arts Chautauqua Institution (VACI), Chautauqua, NY (2019), and the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, Houston, TX (2019).
Katrina Majkut (My’kut), a visual artist and writer, is dedicated to understanding how social traditions impact civil rights. She uniquely employs observational painting techniques in the embroidery medium of cross-stitch and a new feminist fourth wave strategy she calls Boomerang Intersectionalism to create her artwork. Majkut exhibits nationally in both commercial and college galleries, where she lectures on women’s issues, art activism, and textile arts. She was listed as one of four international artists starting a new chapter in feminist art by Mic Media and listed as a must-see artist by Hyperallergic magazine. In 2022, she will be in the Bronx Museum Biennial. Majkut. In 2021, she will be the social practice art resident at Emmanuel College and a Wassaic Projects family fellow. In 2020, she is curated a show on America’s gun consumerism and violence at Victori + Mo Gallery, exhibited at Smack Mellon (NY) and the Abortion is Normal exhibit at Eva Presenhuber and Arsenal Gallery (NY). In 2019, she was in the Bronx Museum AIM Fellowship Program, the Feminist Incubator Residency at Project for Empty Space, NJ, and in a group show at Dorsky Gallery (NY). She has done an Instagram art takeover for Planned Parenthood, exhibited at Spring Break, A.I.R. Gallery, the Mint Museum, and was an artist in residence at MASS MoCA. She has exhibited in over 30 college galleries. Majkut published her first non-fiction book in 2018, The Adventures and Discoveries of A Feminist Bride, which aims to make weddings more egalitarian. Her art catalogue is in the library at the National Museum of Women in the Arts, D.C. She lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.
Triton Mobley www.tritonmobley.com
Triton Mobley is a new media artist and researcher whose interventionist works, guerrilla performances, and immersive installations have been exhibited at CURRENTS Virtual Festival, Geidai Games Online at Tokyo University of the Arts, Art Basel Miami and staged in New York, Boston, Providence, and across Japan. Triton holds an MFA in Digital+Media from the Rhode Island School of Design. He is a PhD candidate in Media Arts + Practice and Annenberg Fellow at the University of Southern California. Triton's doctoral research and praxis has been presented at the African American History, Culture & Digital Humanities’ conference—Intentionally Digital, Intentionally Black in Maryland, Art Machines: International Symposium on Computational Media Art at City University of Hong Kong, the (IM)POSSIBILITY conference at Harvard, and most recently at the Taboo - Transgression - Transcendence conference in Vienna. Triton currently serves as an Assistant Professor in the Lamar Dodd School of Art.
Cong-Tam Nguyen (they/them or he/him) is a visual artist whose multidisciplinary practice coalesces installation, sculpture, textiles, and drawing. Born into a family of refugees from Laos and Vietnam and raised in the United States, Nguyen calls upon their family’s history of forced transoceanic migration and their own lived experiences to discern topographies of loss and gain, of acknowledgment and equivocation, of fantasy and memory. The objects that Nguyen creates and assembles are works of fiction that propose alternate truths, occupying liminal conceptual spaces that oscillate between reminiscent familiarity and a reckless longing for things that are impossible to know. Tropical landscapes, occluded Southeast Asian mythologies, and quotidian sceneries are recurring themes in their work.Nguyen holds a BFA from Rhode Island School of Design. Most recently, they were an artist-in-residence at Textile Arts Center from Brooklyn from 2019-2020.
MJ Tom @baozibitch
MJ Tom is an NYC-based interdisciplinary artist from Houston, TX interested in investigating alternative modes of kinship made possible via sex work, queer s/m, and digital landscapes. She additionally operates and organizes semi-frequently under her chaos-for-pay alter ego, Empress Wu.
Xia Zhang is a multi-disciplinary visual artist and educator born in southern China, grew up in suburban Maryland and came into adulthood in Appalachia. Since 2012, she has exhibited in China, Thailand, and nationally. Xia was the 2016- 2017 Alice C. Cole Visiting Artist at Wellesley College (Wellesley, MA), a 2017-2018 resident artist at Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts (Gatlinburg, TN), and has recently participated at The Growlery (San Francisco, CA) as an artist in residence. She is currently an Assistant Professor of Art at the University of Cincinnati (OH).