Born and raised in Miami, FL; a transplant to Baltimore in 2011, Khadija Nia Adell is a young multi-media artist, curator, writer and scholar invested in social activism and entrepreneurship. Through the many mediums of the arts, her combined written and visual arts practice aims to provoke our human consciousness through discussion, contemplation and action. Through the layering of contextual memory, African Diasporic history, and manifold visual expression, her works acts as a response to the intricate relationships entangled in the geometry of the colonial and precolonial histories of now.
Hoesy Corona (b. Mexico 1986) is a multidisciplinary artist and founding co-director of Labbodies, a performance art laboratory in Baltimore Maryland. Corona’s unapologetically colorful, sculptural and performance based works have been deeply influenced by his queer immigrant experience in the United States. Additionally, formative encounters with racism, discrimination, xenophobia and otherness have shaped the ways in which Corona creatively interprets the contemporary world around him, in new and compelling ways. His work has appeared at The Baltimore Museum of Art, VisArts, Washington Project for the Arts, and The Brooklyn International Performance Art Festival among others.
Mai Ly Degnan is an award winning illustrator, currently based in Baltimore, MD. She earned her BFA in Illustration at the Savannah College of Art and Design, as well as her MFA in Illustration Practice at the Maryland Institute College of Art. Mai Ly enjoys tedious line work, pattern making, and creating humorous illustrations that make light of unfortunate events. Her work has been recognized by The Society of Illustrators of New York and Los Angeles, American Illustration, and 3x3.
Tanya Garcia is a among many things an artist whose work involves photography, film and most importantly community. She uses community organizing as a tool to tell stories that are relevant and urgent within society today.
Shreyas R Krishnanis an illustrator-designer with an eye for the everyday and an affinity for the drawn image. Her work indulges in playing with the notion of memory, both personal and collective as she tries to understand how, why and what we remember. She is a print junkie, loves mythology, multiple narratives and obsessively documents life around her in her many visual journals.
Janna Morton is a Baltimore based Illustrator and a graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art. She enjoys watching Japanese dramas, reading medieval romances, and uncovering astonishingly hideous tchotkes in local thrift stores.
Some clients include Plansponsor, Bookforum, STET, German News (India), and City Paper (Baltimore).
Valeria Molinari is a nomad illustrator and designer from Venezuela.
Originally she started as an digital animation and motion graphics artist, and slowly moved towards the illustrative more analog mediums ,until she arrived at printmaking, specifically screen-printing and letterpress. That's how her love for simple graphics, type setting and hand lettering finally found it’s perfect home.
Her projects are made to create an inspirational, productive and whimsical environment.
Born in 1981 in Silver Spring, MD, he makes work that is derived from a drawing process which makes editorial decisions in a minimally mediated present tense. Rice's work is inspired by questions arising from the human condition and psychology, as well as spatial relationships and anomalies in mathematics. There is a tendency to render unclear or problematic ideas in simple and elemental ways to clearly define self-imposed parameters and problems. There are cultural and social references which act more as props, having a different value than their appearance would indicate, often an abbreviation, symbol or stand in.
Meltem Şahin is an illustrator/ animator from Marmaris, a small sea town in Turkey. She studied Graphic Design in Ankara, Turkey and is a second year MFA Illustration Practice Student with a Fulbright Scholarship at Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA). In 2013, her work has been chosen for one of the most important international event dedicated to the children’s publishing, the Bologna Children's Book Fair's annual book. In 2015, she has been awarded with MICA Graduate Research Development Grant to go further on her projects that incorporate electronics and Arduino. Recently, the book that she illustrated, P is for Pussy, got successful media appearances including Huffington Post, Bitch Media, DesignTAXI and BuzzFeed.
Jasjyot Singh Hans is an illustrator from Delhi, India. He is unendingly inspired by a neon explosive mix of music, comics, pop culture and fashion. His work combines elements of both the familiar and the new. Having worked professionally for about four years in publishing, editorial, fashion and lifestyle sectors, he is currently enrolled in the Illustration Practice MFA program at Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore. His personal work chronicles around themes of gender, body image, perceptions of beauty, body positivity and self love.