Charles Gute is a New York–based artist and editor. After studying classical music for many years, Gute shifted his focus to visual art, receiving an MFA in New Genres from the San Francisco Art Institute. His work has been exhibited at numerous venues internationally, including the Berkeley Art Museum, the ZKM Center for Art and Media, the UCLA Hammer Museum, Socrates Sculpture Park, and Manifesta 11. Gute has created specially commissioned projects for print publications such as Frieze, Flash Art, ArtLies, and Fillip. He has been awarded fellowships from the Rockefeller Foundation, the San Francisco Foundation, and the MacDowell Colony. Gute lives in New York and is represented by Catharine Clark Gallery.
Civilization is a design practice that works with causes, clients and partners who share a commitment for creating positive change and promoting a greater awareness of the world. Based in Seattle, they build brands, concepts, experiences, printed matter, and digital platforms. They also host The Design Lecture Series, produce the podcast Beyond This Point, and host the gallery Non-Breaking Space at their Pioneer Square headquarters. Their work has won national and regional awards from PRINT and HOW, and is included in the permanent collection of design at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Jim Isermann has created numerous commissioned installations for public spaces such as UCLA Hammer Museum (2006), Yale University Art Museum (2007), Princeton University (2008). His most recent exhibitions include Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, Corvi Mora, London, Deitch Projects, New York, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, Hammer Museum, Portikus, Frankfurt and the Magasin, Centre National d'Art Contemporain, Grenoble. His work was also included in several group exhibitions including MOMA, New York, MOCA, Los Angeles, and Musee d'art et d'histoire, Geneva. Isermann has received several prestigious awards, among them, The Guggenheim Fellowship (2001), two National Endowment for the Arts—Visual Arts Fellowships (1987 and 1984) and the California Community Foundation's J. Paul Getty Fellowship for the Visual Arts (1999).
As a live performer, her most popular character is Dr. Lisa, S.P. (self-proclaimed) who psychoanalyzes people on screen, stage, on the street and on her weekly Radio Free Brooklyn show, Dr. Lisa Gives A Shit. She has performed at countless venues and theaters including The Brooklyn Museum, and the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Lisa also has the distinction of winning the Miss Subways title this year, a pageant put on by The Riders Alliance.