Zaynab (she/her) is a Nigerian poet, digital artist, and photographer from Bobi. She’s a medical laboratory science student at Usmanu Danfodiyo University Sokoto and a member of the Hilltop Creative Art Abuja Branch. Zaynab’s work has appeared in Blue Marble Review, Barren Magazine, Isele, Type House, Harbour Review, Salamander Ink, and others. Twitter @ZainabBobi
"between two worlds"
Federica (she/her) is a Rome-based artist who creates free-associative, paradoxical, surreal collages. “Of some of these thoughts... I am not aware. But it is of relative importance. I like the observer to be able to decide what [the work] means for them. There is a different meaning for each pair of eyes...”
Lee (he/him) is a Queer visual artist who is deeply inspired by artwork that tells visual stories and explores narrative. Utilizing bright and contrasting colors, his work creates an elaborate puzzle of interpretive story elements. His images allow the viewer to get lost in the scene and connect to a narrative unlike their own. Instagram @SpooktoberStudio
Originally from Orogun, Ughelli North in Delta State, Martins (he/him) is a photographer, digital artist, and poet based in Kaduna, where he studies at Ahmadu Bello University. His works have appeared in Magma Poetry, Cutbank, Strange Horizons, FIYAH, Lolwe, Agbowó, 20.35 Africa: An Anthology of Contemporary Poetry, Chestnut Review, and others. Martins won the visual art category of the 2020 AYNM Creative Contest. Twitter @martinsdeep1 | Instagram @martins.deep
Born in Paris, Marie (she/her) is a French artist now based in Rio de Janeiro. She holds degrees in fine arts from the University of Paris 1—La Sorbonne and art from Urban Space at La Cambre in Brussels. She previously served as an assistant in a moulding studio and restorer in Paris. Marie works as a sculptor on the floats of the Carnival of Rio de Janeiro. Instagram @maskbabado | mariehego.com
MASKS Logo Artist
Shelby (she/her) is a Chicago-based artist currently completing her master’s degree at Columbia College Chicago. In between tutoring her fellow students and finishing assignments, she sells stickers and prints through an Etsy shop and at shelbylerner.com.
Melissa (she/her) is a Swiss Brazilian artist. She received her BA from the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California. She has exhibited in New York City, Boston, Los Angeles, and São Paulo, and she was chosen by Sotheby’s for the Young International Artists group show and auction in Tel Aviv, Vienna, and Chicago. Melissa’s work has recently been shown at bG Gallery, the Oceanside Museum of Art, Gloria Delson Contemporary Arts, Caporale/Bleicher Gallery, and James Gray Gallery. She has a forthcoming solo show at the Oceanside Museum of Art. Instagram @melissameierart | melissameierart.com
Jesus (he/him) is a Chicago-based artist. He’s worked with various mediums and is currently exploring the intersection between graphite illustration and collage. He will have his first exhibit in Chicago at Firecat Projects. He can be contacted at email@example.com.
Pawel (he/him) has exhibited in Poland, China, Australia, Spain, Israel, Indonesia, the US, and elsewhere. He studied art at the Academy of Fine Arts in Gdansk and photography at the University of Arts in Poznan. Pawel’s work is influenced by Kurt Schwitters, Robert Rauschenberg, and Raoul Hausmann. Instagram @paul.piotrowicz | Facebook @ppacholec3 and @CollageArtPosters
"Meeting at the Sun"
Judith (she/her) is a photographer and fine-art digital artist. She’s a playwright and director for her own theatre company: Presentarts brings historical characters to the stage for fundraisers and special events at historical societies and museums. Judith lives in rural New York State, in the town of Hancock—which is famous for the Delaware River and fly fishing. judithpresent.zenfolio.com | presentarts.org
Dora (she/her) views collage very much like poetry—she looks for unexpected connections via imagery that both complement and contrast one another. Her inspiration comes from whatever grabs her attention and might fit in a collective statement. Dora has been published in Unlost, Corvus Review, and Right Hand Pointing.
Maheshwar N. Sinha
"Couple in Fantasy"
Jacqueline (she/her) is a contemporary artist working with inks, acrylics, oils, and mixed media. She has exhibited work in several Ontario galleries and had shows in Toronto, Kingston, and New York City. She currently works from her home studio in Trenton, Ontario. Twitter @jackie_staikos | Instagram @jstaikosart | jstaikos.org
"Self-Portrait of a Trichotillomaniac"
Audrey (she/her) is an oil painter from Dallas, Texas. Her work explores unseen trauma and sheds light on alternate forms of beauty that contradict societal standards. Audrey is an MS in counseling candidate at Southern Methodist University and holds a BFA in studio art from the University of Texas at Austin. She teaches at the Creative Arts Center Dallas. Instagram @audreyxine