LENA GUSTAFSON (b. San Francisco 1989) received her BFA from the Art Institute of Boston in Illustration and Art Therapy. In 2011 she co-founded Night Diver Press with Peter Calderwood. Together they use silkscreen and other alternative printing techniques to create and publish multiples in the form of prints, books, zines, and monotypes. They have exhibited work at Art Book Fairs in Mexico, Miami, New York, Los Angeles, and the Bay Area. Lena's first solo painting show was at Park Life Gallery in 2017. She has since exhibited work at an array of galleries and fairs including the FOG Fair in SF, the Headlands Spring Art Auction, Juxtapoz Clubhouse in Miami, and pt. 2 Gallery in Oakland.
GRACE ROSARIO PERKINS Based in Oakland and New Mexico but having spent most of her life moving between city centers, the Navajo Nation, and the Gila River Indian Community, Grace Rosario Perkins is interested in disassembling her personal narrative and reassembling it as one that layers words, objects, faces, and signifiers built from cultural dissonance, language, and history.
Grace has lectured at venues such as Macalester College, Mills College, Pomona College, UC Santa Barbara, Occidental College, the San Francisco Public Library, Real Time and Space Oakland, and the Museum of Arts and Design NY. Her lectures centralize biography, time, collaborative practice, and material. She has been an artist-in-residence at Facebook HQ, ACRE, Varda Artists Residency, Sedona Summer Colony, White Leaves, Kala Art Institute, and nominated for a SFMOMA SECA Award, a Liquitex Painter's Residency, and the Tosa Studio Award at Minnesota Street Project.