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Hung Liu

Hung Liu was born on February 17, 1948 in Changchun, China. Hung Liu is a Chinese-American painter who focuses on paintings based on historical Chinese photogr...

Duane Deterville

Duane Deterville was born on March 14, 1960. Duane is an artist, writer, and scholar of visual culture primarily interested in African and African diasporic cu...

Andrew Demcak

Andrew Demcak was born on September 23, 1968 in Silver Spring, Maryland. Andrew Demcak is a critically acclaimed novelist and poet. He writes YA novels for LGB...

Samuel Getachew

Samuel Getachew was named the 2019 Youth Poet Laureate of Oakland, CA and primarily has been recognized for his poetry: spoken word, which he has performed in ...

Daniel Clowes

Daniel Clowes is a cartoonist, illustrator, graphic novelist, and screenwriter. Recently in interviews Clowes has said that he has lived in Oakland for near...

Natalia Anciso

Natalia Anciso was born on March 25, 1985 in Weslaco, Texas. She is a contemporary visual artist who focuses on her experience as a child growing up along the ...

Pam the Funkstress

Pam Warren, a.k.a. Pam the Funkstress or Purple Pam, was born on November 11, 1966 in Shreveport, Louisiana and died on December 22, 2017. Warren was a DJ, ...

Shu Yi Liu

Shu Yi Liu was born in China on January 1, 1941. Mr. Liu’s style of art is Chinese drawing and painting where he also tries to bridge Eastern and Western tradi...

Steven Arnold

Steven Arnold was born on May 18, 1943 in Oakland. He was a surrealist who worked in various mediums: film, photography, painting, illustration, theater, and a...
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