Sarah Elizabeth Cornejo is an interdisciplinary artist based in Memphis, TN. Her work proposes a futuristic mythology for humanity where humans have evolved into hybrid beings with animals and insects, challenging notions of human exceptionalism by disrupting the binaries between humanity, mammality, technology, and animacy. She is currently a co-founder and co-curator of BASEMENT, a provisional artist-run space in Chapel Hill, NC. Her work has been shown throughout the eastern United States and internationally including the Mint Museum, Ackland Art Museum, and Duke University among others. She received her MFA in Interdisciplinary Studio from UNC-Chapel Hill, and her BA in Studio Art and English Literature from Davidson College. She is currently a ten month resident at Crosstown Arts and 2021 New Public Sculpture Fellow with the Urban Arts Commission in Memphis.
Coriana Close has a BA in Cinema Studies with Honors in Studio Art from Oberlin College, and an MFA in Photography from The University of Arizona. Her work has been noted in publications including the Philadelphia Inquirer, UA News, Athens News, Chronicle Tribune and the Republican American. She has exhibited and lectured in universities and galleries across the United States. Close's personal practice includes still photography, appropriated layered video, and edible landscape design. Conceptually her work focuses on social justice, state-sanctioned violence, and the relationship between human beings and the natural world.