Kara Jefts is a curator, art historian, and artist. Her work centers around themes of ero guro nansensu (erotic grotesque nonsense) and the activity of an artist group associated under the name Mavo (active 1923-1926).
Teng Teng is a New York based painting artist from China. She launched Microcosm Painting Program in 2016 when arriving in NYC. Microcosm Painting was inspired by ancient Chinese hand scrolls, a portable form of art originating in the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644). The specialized miniature frame (1.1×1 inch) made of alloy, silver or 18k gold were originally designed by Teng Teng for containing small paints, and later transformed into a pendants to fit different accessories such as rings, necklaces, earrings, and brooches.