Alexandra Grant is a Los Angeles–based artist who—through an exploration of the use of text and language in various media including painting, drawing, sculpture, film, and photography—probes ideas of translation, identity, dis/location, and social responsibility. She is the creator of the grantLOVE project, which has raised funds for arts-based nonprofits, and her work has been exhibited at institutions across the United States.
Roxane Gay is a professor, editor, and the New York Times bestselling author of Bad Feminist, Hunger, and Difficult Women. She is a contributing opinion writer for the New York Times.
Alma Ruiz is a senior fellow at the Center for Business & Management of the Arts, Claremont Graduate University. Ruiz has curated internationally, including the 20 Bienal de Arte Paiz in Guatemala City, the Fundación/Colección Jumex in Mexico City; the Center for Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv; and Espacio Fundación Telefónica, Buenos Aires. At the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), Los Angeles, Ruiz curated numerous exhibitions focusing on emerging artists and the postwar period in the United States, Italy, and Latin America, including Suprasensorial: Experiments in Light, Color, and Space and MOCA FOCUS: Alexandra Grant, among many others.