Shirin received her degree in fashion design from the University of North Texas and was a contestant on the sixth season of Project Runway. She currently works on custom bridal and owns her own ready-to-wear line.
Ava Wilson: Dallas native Ava Wilson received her undergraduate degree in Africana Studies from Howard University and a master's degree from Temple University, where she studied the Civil Rights and Black Power Movements in Dallas. Wilson is a 2004 NAACP/ACT-SO Gold Medalist in Playwriting and a Presidential Scholar in the Arts for Short Story Writing.
Spencer Evans's work contextualizes the relationship between the inner and outer selves as a response to their respective environment. His work is research-based but also rooted in his lived experiences. He uses both drawing and painting media to depict moments of tension.
Spiderweb Salon is an interdisciplinary collective based in Denton, Texas. Since 2012 they have worked with hundreds of artists to create showcases, events, recordings, publications, workshops, and experiences. Throughout these projects, Spiderweb Salon encourages collaboration, unity, compassion, and curiosity in their audiences.
Teresa Rafidi photographs in ordinary places, shifting attention away from the subject matter and redirecting the focus. She uses light as her theme, revealing subtle fragments of perception and the visceral pleasures of experiencing a particular moment.
The Dallas Museum of Art is supported, in part, by the generosity of DMA Members and donors, the citizens of Dallas through the City of Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs, and the Texas Commission on the Arts.