Joan Myers was born in Des Moines, Iowa, in 1944. Her photographs have appeared
in more than fifty solo and eighty group exhibitions throughout the United States,
and they are included in the permanent collections of the Amon Carter Museum,
Bibliothèque Nationale de France, Center for Creative Photography, Denver Art
Museum, George Eastman House International Museum of Photography, High
Museum of Art, Minneapolis Museum of Art, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston,
Museum of Modern Art, Nevada Museum of Art, and San Francisco Museum of
Modern Art, among others. In 2002, the National Science Foundation awarded Myers
a prestigious Antarctic Artists and Writer's Grant to photograph at McMurdo Station,
surrounding field stations, historic huts, and the South Pole. That resulted in a major
traveling exhibition and accompanying book, Wondrous Cold: An Antarctic Journey
(Smithsonian Books, 2006), which won an Honorable Mention from the American
Association of Museum's 2006 Publications Competition.
Walt Cassidy (b. 1972) is a multimedia artist and designer based in Brooklyn, New York. Throughout the 1990s, as Waltpaper, he was at the center of the New York City Club Kids movement. In 2014, Walt Cassidy Studio was established as a jewelry brand and has expanded to include interiors-based murals. Cassidy's explorative and allegorical work incorporates photography, drawing, sculpture, painting, and jewelry, and has been exhibited at MASS MOCA, Paul Kasmin Gallery, Deitch Projects, 303 Gallery, Torrance Art Museum, Watermill Center, Miami Basel Art Fair, Leslie- Lohman Museum, and Invisible Exports. Publications include Vogue, Elle, Artforum, Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, and others.