David Altmejd (b. 1974, Montreal, Canada) received his MFA from Columbia University, New York, and his BFA from the University of Quebec in Montreal, Canada. His international exhibitions include a major survey exhibition, Flux, which travelled from Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris to the MUDAM in Luxembourg and the Musée d’Art Contemporain de Montréal, Canada (2014-15). In 2007, Altmejd represented Canada at the 52nd Venice Biennale with his installation The Index, and he was included in the Istanbul and Whitney Biennials in 2003 and 2004 respectively. Altmejd lives and works in New York, NY.

John Hachmeister (b. 1949, Natoma, KS) received his MA and MFA from Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS, and his BFA from the University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS. Hachmeister’s work has been exhibited across the US and internationally at the Dolphin Gallery, Kansas City, MO; the Holter Museum of Art, Helena, MT; Galeria Mesa in Mesa, AZ; and the Salina Art Center in Salina, KS. His work is in the permanent collection of the Foshan Ceramic Museum, Guangzhou; the Sanbao Ceramic Art Museum, Jingdezhen, Peoples Republic of China; and Ironbridge Gorge World Heritage Site, UK. Hachmeister lives and works in Lawrence, KS.

Bradford Kessler (b. 1982, High Plains, KS) received his MFA from the School of Visual Arts, New York, and his BFA from University of Kansas, Lawrence. Kessler has exhibited across the US and internationally at MonCheri, Brussels; Valentin, Paris; Interstate Projects, Brooklyn; 63rd-77th Steps, Bari; Rowing, London; and Witte de With, Rotterdam. Solo exhibitions include Prince Drama XV at 15 Orient, Brooklyn, NY; Anxiety Social Club, Ashes/Ashes, Los Angeles, CA; Metropolitan Book of the Dead, Valentin, Paris, FR; and Pile of Mist, 247365, New York, NY. Kessler lives and works in New York, NY.

Yasue Maetake (b. 1973, Tokyo, Japan) received her MFA from Columbia University, New York. Maetake has exhibited across the US and internationally at Galerie Fons Welters, Amsterdam, Netherlands; Harris Lieberman, New York; Espacio 1414, The Berezdivin Collection, San Juan, Puerto Rico; Queens Art Museum, Queens, NY; Fredric Snitzer, Miami, FL; and The Chimney, Brooklyn. Maetake has been a resident artist in the studio of El Anatsui in Ghana; and has received awards and fellowships including from the Agency for Japanese Cultural Affairs. Maetake’s work has been reviewed in The New York Times, Art in America, Artforum, and FlashArt. Maetake lives and works in New York, NY.

Sophia Paris (est. 2016, Jake Levy and Ruby McCollister) is a fashion label and art collaborative based in New York, NY. Their SS17 collection exhibited at MX Gallery, New York, NY.

Mindy Rose Schwartz (b. 1956, Chicago, IL) received her MFA from University of Illinois, Chicago, IL. Schwartz has exhibited across the US and internationally at Queer Thoughts, New York; Bridgeport Museum of Modern Art, Bridgeport, CT; NIU Art Museum Gallery, Dekalb, IL; COMA, Slow Gallery, Heaven Gallery, Efrain Lopez Gallery, Chicago, IL; Hoffman Lachance Contemporary, St. Louis, MO; The Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts, Grand Rapids, MI; Arcadia Missa, London, UK; and Éric Hussenot, Paris, FR. Schwartz lives and works in Chicago, IL.