“Safekeeping” by Varun Kataria

Safekeeping explores fluidity in male and female sexuality, the safekeeping of bodies of color, and tenderness in sexual expression. Varun Kataria is an Indian-American artist & engineer based in Portland, OR and a recent graduate from Rice University. He typically engages with art through digital photo & video editing, but enjoys photography, modeling and playing … Read more“Safekeeping” by Varun Kataria

“Masa” by Dr. Carianna Arredondo

Dr. Carianna Arredondo is a distinguished artist, educator, scholar, and administrator based in the Bay Area (Ohlone Land). With extensive experience in supporting non-profit arts organizations, museums, artist-residency programs, and college-level teaching, her expertise encompasses a wide range of disciplines within the arts. Currently serving as the Assistant Dean of Special Projects for the School … Read more“Masa” by Dr. Carianna Arredondo

(Issue 16) Art & Poetry Feature: Reyna Noriega

Born and raised in Miami, Florida to parents of Caribbean descent, Reyna Noriega is a visual artist and a poet. As a visual artist, she recently debuted her art work at the Brink Lane Gallery in London, marking a giant step in the career of a visual artist. As a poet, her most recent poetry … Read more(Issue 16) Art & Poetry Feature: Reyna Noriega

(Issue 16) Art & Politics Feature: Dr. Margarita Lila Rosa

Dr. Margarita Lila Rosa: A Multifaceted Woman, a Beautifully Audacious Life by Laila E. Dreidame When my path crossed with the undeniably brilliant Dr. Margarita Lila Rosa at the start of the year, it was clear we were going to be friends. She carries herself modestly and with a joyful youthfulness so refreshing in the … Read more(Issue 16) Art & Politics Feature: Dr. Margarita Lila Rosa

Artwork by Soni Lopez-Chavez

From left to right: “Mother, goddess, brush, healer, artist, chingona. You are magic,” “I am so much more than the darkness that surrounds me,” “Live in you truth,” “My guides & my protectors,” “Mija, your voice matters so don’t be afraid to use it,” and “Brave and beautiful is what you are.” About the Artist … Read moreArtwork by Soni Lopez-Chavez

Welcome Parisa Mah

Parisa Mah is an Iranian-born artist currently based in Lenapehoking (Brooklyn). Theyimmigrated to Canada with their family at the age of 8, settling on stolen Anishinabe,Ininew, Oji-Cree, Dene, Dakota, and Metis land (Winnipeg). Their practice arose as adeep response to battling austere colonial narratives frequently faced throughout theirchildhood and adolescence, but only comprehended and confronted … Read moreWelcome Parisa Mah

Artwork by Warren Armando Pope

About the Artist Warren Armando Pope (b.1990) an artist, illustrator, public artist, and architectural designer based in Seattle, WA. As an artist, he hybridizes physical and digital techniques informed by architectural drawing to explore themes of otherness, plasticity, and transformation as they relate to his multiracial and queer identity. These explorations most often take the … Read moreArtwork by Warren Armando Pope

Artwork by Nebolisa Kelly

About the Artist Nebolisa Kelly (born 1998) is a Nigerian artist working in a genre of art known as hyper realism. He is best known for his realistic life size portraits mostly of young people, relating to the matters of mental health, love, social and political activism. He is known for the emotion his art … Read moreArtwork by Nebolisa Kelly

FACES by Seigar

Faces by Seigar. This conceptual portrait series was inspired by the lyrics of the song Mercury by Steve Lacy: “You think I’m two-faced, I can name twenty-three / My layers, all these sides”. This work represents a metaphor for personality traits conveyed through my longest and still ongoing project “My Plastic People.” It shows the … Read moreFACES by Seigar

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