Christian Gerard Gella (he/siya) is a Pilipino writer/settler who was raised on stolen Ohlone land. In 2015, he was awarded the Ina Coolbrith Memorial Poetry Prize. Currently, he is pursuing an M.A. in Asian-American Studies at UCLA.
Roberto Jamora was born in 1987 in Annapolis, MD and grew up in Virginia Beach, VA. He lives Queens and works in Brooklyn. He holds a BFA in Painting and Printmaking from Virginia Commonwealth University and a MFA in Visual Arts from Purchase College, State University of New York (SUNY). He was an Emerging Artist-Teacher Fellow at Joan Mitchell Foundation and also taught at Purchase College, SUNY. He was a 2014 NY Emerging Artist Grant Nominee at the Rema Hort Mann Foundation. Previously, he has participated in artist residencies at Ragdale and Sambalikhaan. His work has been included in exhibitions at Scott Charmin Gallery, Fouladi Projects, The Gaylord & Dorothy Donnelly Foundation, Open Space, Outlet Fine Art, and ArtHelix. Jamora exhibited his work in a solo show, Visitor, from June to August 2017 and is currently an Artist-in-Residence at the Joan Mitchell Center in New Orleans, LA.