Angela Ellsworth is an Associate Professor in the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts at Arizona State University. After receiving her BA from Hampshire College in Amherst Massachusetts she lived and worked in Florence, Italy. Returning to the United States after six years in Italy she completed her MFA in Painting and Performance Art from Rutgers University and attended Skowhegan on a fellowship. As an interdisciplinary artist her work traverses the boundaries of drawing, installation and performance. With these disciplines she explores how art merges with everyday life. She has received several grants for her work including Arizona Commission on the Arts, Art Matters, Franklin Furnace, Surdna Art Teachers Fellowship, Contemporary Forum Materials Grant, and New Forms Regional Initiative Grants through The Andy Warhol Foundation and The Rockefeller Foundation.
Tania Katan is an author, playwright and performer. Her memoir My One-Night Stand With Cancer is the winner of the 2006 Judy Grahn Award, 2006 ALA’s Stonewall Book Award honoree, and 2006 Lambda Literary Award finalist. Rock-n-Roller Melissa Etheridge said, "This book rocks! It's passionate, playful, and downright beautiful." Tania has been performing a stage version of the book in such prestigious venues as ACT, The Painted Bride Art Center, and the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Katan can also be seen on the Comedy Central Stage with Sit-n-Spin. She is a guest speaker at universities like Loyola Marymount, University of Connecticut, CCA, and others. Her work has been written about in The New York Times, Library Journal, Running Times, DIVA, The Scotsman, and other publications.