Avery Z. Nelson (they/them) was born in Rhinebeck, NY and received their MFA from Columbia University. Recent solo exhibitions include the Rubber Factory (NYC) and JDJ | The Ice House (Garrison, NY). Nelson has received press in The Brooklyn Rail, ARTFORUM, Huffington Post, Bad at Sports, Newcity, and New American Paintings. They are a current resident of the Sharpe-Walentas studio program in Brooklyn and images of their work can be found on their website: www.averyznelson.com. They recently finished a book of selected diaries of Lou Sullivan, “We Both Laughed in Pleasure,” and would highly recommend to anyone looking for a delightful summer read.