Matthew Dayler was born and raised in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. He draws from a wide variety of historical and contemporary imagery relating to identity in juxtaposition with music, graffiti, gay culture, and sports. Dayler’s images are often presented in the form of drawing, prints, painting and video. His work has been exhibited at the Telfair Museum of Art in Savannah, Georgia, The Brooks Museum in Memphis, Tennessee; and Galerie Edition Schedler in Zurich, Switzerland, among others. In 2011, he had a solo exhibition of paintings and prints in Amsterdam and has been included in various group exhibitions recently in Miami, New York City and Los Angeles. Dayler lives in Cincinnati, Ohio, and currently teaches/lectures at the Art Academy of Cincinnati. He is also one of the founders of Higher Level Art.
Mary Bennett is a conceptual artist that prefers collaboration to working alone. Her art is informed by various former jobs, everything from being a docent on Alcatraz to selling tickets for the San Francisco Giants. She re-contextualizes the everyday object; the original use of the object matters not to Mary, but it must have begun life with an entirely different purpose. Frequently she invents a history to go with the materials. The single reoccurring theme in all Mary's work is text, which is used as both vocabulary and mark. Her work is in many public and private collections ranging from the Boston Symphony to Seattle University. Her greatest fear is being too reverent.