Sarah Kuenzler is an independent art historian, living and working in the Twin Cities. Originally from Northern New York, she moved to Minnesota in 2010 to pursue a masters in Art History from the University of Saint Thomas. She holds a bachelors in Art History and Art Studio, with a minor in communication from the State University of New York at Potsdam. Her art historical focus is on 19th-century American visual culture with an emphasis on advertising ephemera imagery. She is the co-board chair of Altered Esthetics gallery in Minneapolis. She has written for the British Association of Victorian Studies and been a three-time speaker at the Midwest Art Historical Annual Conference.
Jasa McKenzie is a curator and artist, currently based in Minneapolis. She holds a Masters degree in Curatorial Practice from the School of Visual Arts in New York City. She has been working in a wide variety of non-profit art spaces museums, and biennials in Minneapolis, New York, and Berlin. Her recent exhibitions include Femmexplicit Digitalia, The Map is Not the Territory, and My-O-My in New York and Brooklyn. She is a recipient of the 2017-18 Apexart Franchise Exhibition Program, culminating in her exhibition, Absences, in Nagoya, Japan. Her writing and works have been featured in Artspeak, Daily Serving, Visual Opinion, and Words 86, as well as her public blog, The New Heroin(e). Hailing from South Dakota, she obtained her bachelor’s degree in Studio Art and German from Augsburg College in Minneapolis, Minnesota, where she has worked and exhibited her artwork. She held roles at the Augsburg Art Galleries, The Soap Factory, Altered Esthetics, and the Minneapolis Institute of Arts. She is currently the Curatorial Assistant for the biennial Desert X.