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Carolina Aranibar-Fernández is a Bolivian born artist who earned her BFA from the Kansas City Art Institute and her MFA from the Virginia Commonwealth University, culminating in a Faculty Research Grant and a travel Fellowship in Qatar. Her practice rigorously traces flows of capital–cartography, maritime trade, cash crops, and industrial metals– across bodies-of-water from the perspectives of the native, gendered, and racialized bodies that move it. That is, she re-embodies capital exposing how contemporary markets insidiously hide historical oppression. Imperialism to colonialism, and now capitalism. Her installations are minted, projected, gilded, casted, woven, beaded, filmed, stepped-on, and crushed, but always spoken-for and register at various levels of action & passivity, and visibility & representation. She insists on disrupting institutional pedagogies (patriarchal knowledge), building instead from oral histories and indigenous craft (matriarchal knowledge). Her work has been the subject of multiple scholarly, journalistic, and popular publications. She has exhibited internationally in New York, the National Museum of Art in Bolivia, the Kathmandu Triennial in Nepal. Finally, she is one of three Mellon Foundation Projecting All Voices Fellows at Arizona State University.
Leah Griesmann has received grants and residencies for her fiction from the MacDowell Colony, the Elizabeth George Foundation, the Swatch Art Peace Hotel in Shanghai, the Key West Writers’ Workshops, The Virginia Quarterly Review Writers’ Conference, The Writers in Paradise Conference, as well as a Steinbeck Fellowship in Fiction. Her fiction has appeared or is forthcoming in This Side of the Divide: Contemporary Stories of the American West, PEN Center USA’s The Rattling Wall, J Journal: New Writing on Justice, The Cortland Review, Burrow Press Review, and The Weekly Rumpus, among other publications, and has been read or performed at The Center for Literary Arts, Lit Quake San Francisco, Sacramento Stories on Stage, the New Short Fiction Series in North Hollywood, and the Shanghai American Center. Her linked, Las Vegas-based story collection Stripped has been named a finalist for the Hudson Prize in Fiction and the St. Lawrence Book Award at Black Lawrence Press.
Lauren Amalia Redding (b. 1987) is an artist and writer living and working in Naples, Florida with her husband, the sculptor Brett F. Harvey. She received her B.A. from Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois and her M.F.A. from the New York Academy of Art in New York, New York. She has exhibited and curated across the United States, and her drawings have been included in Fine Art Connoisseur, Fine Art Today, and American Art Collector magazines. She was an artist-in-residence at the Florence School of Fine Arts in Florence, Italy, housed in Giorgio Vasari’s former studio. Lauren is a contributing writer for The Blue Review, based in New York City, and PaintGuide, based in Hong Kong. In 2018, she relocated to Southwest Florida after nearly ten years living in New York City to open H&R Studio with her husband, a private studio out of which both teach and work. Lauren utilizes both the precision and the ephemera of silverpoint to create portraits of her mother’s Cuban family and pay homage to those who triumph over totalitarianism.