Gezi Cao is a writer and artist based in NYC. Her work spans a broad array of media—text, animation, water color, oil painting, and ceramic—that focuses on one central theme: the different ways that people experience loneliness.
Zeelie Brown transforms art spaces into utopic, black, transfeminine, post-internet refuges called “soulscapes” merging cello performance, electronic music, and installation art to overturn landscapes of capital intent on the economic genocide of queer black people. She depth charges Yoruba and Kikongo embodied philosophies, met with the folk theory of her familyʼs maroon Alabama homestead, in order that those who experience her soulscapes leave freed. She was a 2017 Southern Constellations Fellow, a Fellow at Harlemʼs Carribean Cultural Center, and a Column Shifting Fellow at the Flux Factory. She has performed at RISD, Flux Factory, Elsewhere, Recess Gallery, Project Row Houses and Harvard University. She has been featured in Art in America and the Village Voice.