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.
Lehna Huie is an artist and storyteller who archives and records life and memory through expression. Her belief in the power of “multi-vocal” art gives voice to living culture: critique, celebration, and transformation. She explores the various elements of identity, liberation, “home”, time travel and migration through an organic ritual of painting, art making. Lehna’s sources are drawn from the rhythms and movements of the African Diaspora, New York City life, and the essence of the island of Jamaica. Relationships among meditation, revolution, and mythology are key to her work. As a graduate of the School of Visual Arts (BFA’10) with a specialization in Painting and Studio Arts, Lehna continues to expand her practice as a curator, cultural organizer, and educator dedicated to collaborative work and collective sharing. She is a creative arts teacher for children of all ages and aspiring yogi/healer.
Ms. Huie is the recipient of a fellowship awarded to Flux Factory from The New York Community Trust for a six-month fully funded residency.