Artist Bios — Artist

Nālamakūikapō Ahsing

Nālamakūikapō Ahsing

Jonathan Day Nālamakūikapō Ahsing is a Kanaka ʻŌiwi storyteller, interdisciplinary artist, and aloha ʻāina. His work navigates decolonization and mediums of connectivity through ʻŌiwi pattern, pigment and protocol. Centering ancestral ecological knowledge, Ahsing cultivates Indigenous life, land, and practices, envisioning futures rooted in bio-cultural abundance.

Livien Yin

Livien Yin

Livien Yin is an artist working in sculpture and painting. Her works center on the imperial legacies of botanical expeditions, guano mining and the Chinese coolie trade. In Yin's recent paintings, she revisits American realist settings where scenes were pared down to the "essentials." She stages these settings with vignettes of early American immigrants finding pleasure, belonging and new cultural proximities.

Josué Rivas

Josué Rivas

Josué Rivas (Mexica and Otomi) is an Indigenous Futurist, creative director, visual storyteller, and educator working at the intersection of art, journalism, and social justice.

Avani Patel

Avani Patel

Avani Patel seeks to interpret the content of music and express it through visual images; to create an environment of joy and passion, which conveys a feeling of dance and festivity. Born in India, she immigrated to Pennsylvania with her family at 11 years old. She holds a BA from University of Pennsylvania and an MFA from the Tyler School of Arts at Temple University.