Ro Garrido is an artist from Queens, New York, born in Lima, Peru. Ro's work grapples with themes of memory, intimacy and loss, as related to migration, history, and trauma, in an attempt to build intimate, emotional linkages as a point of entry into personal and political forms of engagement.
Cayla Lockwood is a Philadelphia-based artist and graphic designer working in a variety of media from gel pens to Doritos® crumbs. Her previous work includes an on-going series of short poems as site specific installations made from a variety of materials. This work focuses on a desperate longing for togetherness through both personal relationships and community. Her latest multi-faceted projects involve installation, video, social media, and performances. These new works satirize public systems in the United States. Using humor and absurdity, alternative solutions to these often corrupt systems are proposed.
Cayla comes from a small town in the thumb of Michigan, has an MFA in Printmaking from Syracuse University, and was Artist-in-Residence at Artspace New Haven. She is currently a member of the cooperative exhibition space, Little Berlin. Her residency at Flux Factory is supported in part with funding from Small But Mighty Arts.