China Adams earned a BFA from UCLA (1995) and an MFA from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (2000). Adams has lived in Los Angeles for nearly twenty years where she practices her art and teaches. She has been featured in exhibitions around the world, including several solo shows at Ace Gallery, Los Angeles as well as at Steve Turner Contemporary, Los Angeles (2008). Adams is a conceptual artist, addressing topics as diverse as race, class, gender, taboos, consumerism, art-world materialism and the environment. With a sharp turn of phrase and an economy of gesture, she is able to illuminate each subject with true wit and a personal aesthetic. “My work has a huge court jester element. It is accessible, humorous, and fundamental. It is about existential issues that all people can grasp.” China Adams is represented by Steve Turner Contemporary in Los Angeles.
Almond Zigmund was born in California, raised in Brooklyn, and now lives in East Hampton, NY. She received an undergraduate degree from Parsons School of Design in NY and Paris and an MFA from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Almond has exhibited her work for over 15 years in galleries across the US and in Europe and has created site-specific installations for The Parrish Art Museum, Southampton, NY and The Las Vegas Art Museum. Almond makes installations, sculpture and related images that examine perceptions of space. “My work is a series of reactions to space, a mark-making which interjects a counter rhythm to existing structures. This reappraisal of one’s place within a space is meant to call into question existing parameters and boundaries and forces us to experience the physical and psychological and our place in it, anew.”