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Pau Pescador

Pau Pescador (b. 1983) is a trans-nonbinary artist who works in film, photography, and performance. Select exhibitions and screenings include Biquini Wax, Mexico City; Deslave, Tijuana;  LADRÓNgalería, Mexico City; UV Estudios, Buenos Aires; 5 Car Garage; 18th Street Art Center; Armory Center for the Arts, Pasadena; Angels Gate Cultural Center, San Pedro; Human Resources; Los Angeles County Museum of Art; the Main Museum; The Pit; LAND at The Gamble House; Park View;  X-tra Online; all within Los Angeles County. Select performances include Guggenheim Gallery at Chapman University, Orange; LADRÓNgalería, Mexico City; Performa New York; University of California, BerkeleyDurham Studio Theater; Los Angeles Contemporary Archives; Machine Projects; PAM Residencies; Hammer Museum (with KCHUNG TV); REDCAT; and ForYourArt at 6020 Wilshire Blvd. Their first collection of writing, CRUSHES: A NOVELLA, was published by Econo Textual Objects in Spring 2017. They received a BA from the University of Southern California and an MFA from the University of California, Irvine.

Erin Drew

Erin Drew is an interdisciplinary artist, organizer, and educator from Indianapolis, Indiana. Her projects, including a monthly art-centric talk show, Putty, have functioned as conceptual alternatives to and sub-textual critiques of the art market and cultural and academic institutions. Her work maintains a fascination with DIY processes and aesthetics, class, and the line between education and entertainment. She has exhibited at the Indianapolis Museum of Contemporary Art, Herron School of Art and Design, University of Toledo, Indiana University-Purdue, the Carnegie at Covington, and in artist-run galleries, cabarets, and bars. She earned her BFA in Sculpture from Herron School of Art and Design.

Michael Fong

Born and raised in Las Vegas, Michael Fong is a graduate of the Graphic Design and Sculpture programs of UNLV. After earning his Master in Sculpture from Syracuse University, Michael helped develop the digital fabrications courses and facilities at Syracuse University in the Design and Art schools. After two years of teaching and working in Syracuse, he has returned to UNLV to join the Art Department and aims to establish a strong foundation for digital fabrication technology and research on campus.

Wendy Kveck

Wendy Kveck is an artist, arts educator, curator, and community organizer based in Las Vegas, Nevada. Her work confronts popular images and historical depictions of women as cultural markers through the mediums of painting, drawing, collage and performance. Informed by a feminist practice, her collaborative performances activate social perceptions and dialogue around vulnerability, chaos, agency and transformation. She is the founder of Settlers + Nomads, a collaborative curatorial project highlighting contemporary art and artists with ties to Las Vegas, Nevada. Recent projects include New Monuments for a Future Las Vegas and Water Slipping Through Our Fingers: An Art Memoriam to Lives Impacted by Police Violence at West Las Vegas Library. Presented by Families United 4 Justice Las Vegas, Forced Trajectory Project and Desert Arts Action Coalition, the exhibition holds space for and amplifies the voices of those who have survived or lost loved ones to police violence.