Aimee is a self-taught visual artist and filmmaker that works with a diverse array of materials and themes. Since her release from prison she has been an active member in the arts community across the state, and nationally, particularly focusing on efforts to curate the work of her contemporaries and create programming that allows for meaningful dialogue and cultural shifts. Her body of work continues to transform, but the visible longing for justice and a recontextualized release from trauma remains at the core of her practice and message. She has learned that making is an opportunity to embrace her voice, understand her power, and to advocate for human beings experiencing social and political oppressions.
Kamisha Thomas is an interdisciplinary image maker, and describes her work as exploratory expressionism. Thomas’ films, stories, poems, skits, and scripts are inspired by her personal experiences and the experiences of others. One commonality within these experiences is the exploration of humanity. Her work brings audiences face to face with their own humanity, ego, and privilege, as she is faced with her own every day. The drawings, paintings, prints, installations, jewelry, and digital designs quenches her thirst for curiosity and provides relief from the plight of being Black in this country.
Zeph is a trans artist diagnosed with multiple chronic, debilitating diseases. Their work deals directly and explicitly with issues around medical justice for people who have biologically female bodies.
Kevin Ballou is a multi-disciplinary artist working in installation, acting (theatre/film), improv comedy, and event promotion. He works as a full-time community organizer and advocate creating impact at the intersection of art and justice. He is currently working on a traveling prison cell installation that will be featured throughout Ohio in 2022.