Liza Sylvestre was born in South Minneapolis, Minnesota. Her summers were spent climbing trees and her winters were full of snow and many layers of sweaters and jackets. Sylvestre's early life and adolescence was defined by a significant and progressive hearing loss. Communication became increasingly dependent on small details that she became sensitive to. This simple physical fact created a very distinct lens through which she processed the world, and continues to process the world.
She moved to Miami in 2006 where she shares a home studio with artist Luis Diaz. Her paintings and drawings grow out of simple things: single marks, a gesture hinted at with an overlapping of color. They require both spontaneity and control and a belief that beauty hangs somewhere in the balance between those poles. Sylvestre also runs the blog Hardrainlight.
Mylinh Trieu Nguyen is a designer based in Miami, FL. Her work explores ideas of distribution, collaboration and curation through new and appropriated systems and frameworks. Her projects mediate the space between subjectivity and objectivity, while continually striving to recontextualize the familiar and mundane.
Born and raised in Los Angeles, California she slowly made her way east, stopping in Minneapolis, MN as a design fellow at the Walker Art Center and most recently completing her MFA in Graphic Design at Yale University in New Haven, CT. She currently is the Art Director at The Wolfsonian-FIU, a museum of design and art in the heart of Miami Beach.