Art must answer a question, or wake somebody-up, or give a shove in the right direction. - Elizabeth Catlett
Donna Banks has a converging background in art curating, writing, and marketing.
She co-founded a community theatre group that engages with social issues and raises money for charities. In addition, she has directed, scripted, and edited performances including an international cast of The Vagina Monologues for a cross-cultural audience in Istanbul.
With a background in art history, cultural history, and visual anthropology, Donna has worked in museums and galleries, including the Smithsonian Institution. She has written extensively on artists for Parish Gallery (Washington, DC) and the now defunct UK arts magazine Mongoos. In addition, Caribbean connections afforded her the opportunity to showcase local artists & craftspeople at Harmony Hall Art Gallery (Jamaica).
Donna is currently based in Spain where she enjoys meeting & interviewing artists, investigating the creative & performance art scenes, visiting galleries & museums, and writing.
To envisage a good painter coming out of Sweden, Salvador Dali once said, would be as absurd as imagining one from the tropics. - Olle Granath
Cecily Ferguson is an indy curator, writer, and creative consultant, passionate about art historical research and dedicated to the contemporary art scene.
Upon completing her MA thesis from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago titled A Different Light: Creolizing Swedish Modernism, she moved to Sweden where she is editing the chapters of her thesis for a different market. She is also the writer for the developing Scandinavian art and lifestyle blog Creole Konst. In addition, she interviews and writes about local and international artists. Recently, Cecily contributed to the London based art magazine Mongoos and the Stockholm based art journal C-print. While living in DC, she worked for the John F. Kennedy Center, Guarisco Gallery, and Parish Gallery.
When she is not working she spends time with her love enjoying the Scandinavian lifestyle and their Yorkie Cassius Wellington.