Meet The Artists

Amaryllis DeJesus Moleski is an artist who uses culturally “classed” materials to create 2-D and performative work that explores how we might be programming our future in relationship to systems of marginalization. She is concerned specifically with the futuristic femme myth as it applies to queer and of color communities. ...
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Amaryllis DeJesus Moleski is an artist who uses culturally “classed” materials to create 2-D and performative work that explores how we might be programming our future in relationship to systems of marginalization. She is concerned specifically with the futuristic femme myth as it applies to queer and of color communities.
Crystal Clarity
Crystal Clarity is an Illustrator, Muralist and Teaching Artist born, raised and based in New York City. Her work serves and celebrates women of color and communities of color. Her vibrant organic urban styles merge the intersections of culture, gender, spirit and city life. Working in a variety of mediums from pencil to paintbrush on anything from Bristol to Brick walls her work can be found on contour cut plywood, canvas or covering the side of a building in any one of the inner city boroughs.
Chucha Marquez is a print maker, digital artist, and social media copywriter. His work often incorporates intersections of identities and struggles and aims to elevate the voices of those who are often left on the margins. Chucha lives in Sacramento but was born and raised in San Jose and Milpitas, California. He graduated form UC Davis with a degree in Psychology, a degree in Chican@ Studies, and a minor in Art Studio.
Nikki McClure lives in Olympia, Wa. She has been making books and calendars since the 90's. Before that she participated in Olympia’s music scene and performed around the country. Her work explores the strength of connections: between people, between organisms, between land and water of our Earth. She has a new children’s book out,”In” about a child who only wants to stay inside, in pajamas, in, in, in to the consternation of his parent.
Innosanto Nagara is a founding member of Design Action Collective, a worker-owned, unionized, activist design studio. He is also the author/illustrator ofthe chlidren's books A is for Activist , A de Activista (with Martha Gonzalez from Quetzal), and the upcoming Counting on Community. Originally from Indonesia, Inno moved to the US to study zoology. Despite his love of science, he found himself compelled to social justice activism, employing his skills in graphic design. Twenty-five years later, that is still what he's doing.
Rommy is a brown, undocuqueer, trans artist and activist born in Iquique, Chile and currently residing in Naples, Florida. They have been involved in the (im)migrant rights struggle for several years and infuse much of their work with personal experience and the stories their community shares. Rommy is part of a grassroots initiative, the Collier County Neighborhood Stories Project, which believes in the strength our communities have and how powerful stories can really be.
Ka Yan Cheung
Ka Yan Cheung, the daughter of restaurant and garment industry workers, was born in Hong Kong and immigrated to New York's Chinatown. She organizes immigrant workers in San Francisco's Chinatown, while trying to find time for art, movies, and good Asian food. Her Mama's Day card recognizes the creativity and sacrifices of poor and working mother-figures who care for and provide for their families.
Taja Lindley
Taja Lindley is a performing and visual artist, full-spectrum doula, a contributor to Echoing Ida , and founder of Colored Girls Hustle. You can follow her on twitter .
Donna Choi
Donna Choi is an illustrator and designer based in New York City and Los Angeles. Her work explores stories of migration, displacement, and the rise of the new diaspora. With inspiration drawn from folk narratives, headline news, and the spirits & stories found within family members, friends, and strangers, Donna distorts and re-imagines these narratives in order to build a world that is playful yet dark, ordinary yet fantastical, quiet yet cacophonous.
Ernesto Yerena
Ernesto Yerena was born in El Centro, CA, a mid- sized farming town bordering Mexicali, BC, MX. Fueled by his cross-national upbringing, his art practice reflects his observations of the views and interactions between the Mexican communities living on both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border. ...
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The artist shares narratives of his conflicts of identity that he feels are kindred to what many Chicanos of these communities experience. Although Yerena identifies as Chicano he also strongly identifies as Native/Indigenous to this continent which is often seen in his work. His work depicts his frustrations with the oppression in his community as well as creating work in solidarity with the community in the defense of dignity and rights. Through his brazen imagery, the artist brings political concerns to light with subject matter that depicts cultural icons, rebels and everyday people voicing their stance against oppression. In 2008 Yerena created the Hecho Con Ganas publishing project in which he produces politically and socially conscience images that are produced in limited edition silkscreen prints. Highly recognized for his activism, Yerena is the founder and curator of the Alto Arizona Art campaign (2010) as well as a founding member of the We Are Human campaign (2009). Yerena has collaborated on many thought provoking projects which include artists Zack de la Rocha, Shepard Fairey, Manu Chao, Ana Tijoux, Philip Lumbang, Jaque Fragua, Diane Ovalle, Chuck D, and Mochilla.
Joy Liu
Joy Gloria Liu is an illustrator, graphic designer, yogi and hospitality industry OG with an interdisciplinary degree in Art, Women's Studies and Ethnic Studies from Mills College in Oakland, CA. As a designer, she provides creative communication and graphic design services for small local businesses, independent artists, and non-profit organizations committed to social justice. ...
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As a fine artist, she weaves together dreamscapes folded in layers of line work, gouache, ink, pastel and a good amount of gold dust. Her reflective vignettes honor the inner worlds of imagined characters traveling back and forth in liminal spaces, exploring and embracing the distances, barriers, and bridges in-between. Joy was born in Los Angeles and raised by the inimitable city of Oakland, where she was blessed with community, creativity, and the space/time to grow her spirit, fight the good fight, serve the people, and fall in love.
Kirbie Platero
Kirbie Platero is a fierce Dine mother, graffiti/visual artist, social justice activist, and poet. Ms. Platero's impressive reputation of art and activism she has thus far established in her young life since the age of 13 is inspired and driven by being a young indigenous mama. ...
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Ms. Platero has promoted vital awareness and education around issues regarding reproductive/family justice, substance abuse, sex education, domestic/sexual violence, incarceration, motherhood, and community resiliency. Ms. Platero's creative expressions are personified through the marriaging of genius passion, stirring visual art, and her pro-women-social-justice-conscience. Her dynamic talent encompasses an impressively broad range of artistic mediums, extending from graffiti and street art to painted canvases, mixed media art Photoshop, watercolor, colored pencil, and ink. Now soon-to-be mother of two, Kirbie will continue creating awareness around community issues using her struggle, experience, and visual art.