MacKenzie Jackson is an undergrad student majoring in Anthropology. Focusing on her education and personal work lead her to create anti-capitalist community spaces and spiritual resources in the future. She has regularly relied on her art practice as a way to calm herself and relax; working on portraits is a way to challenge herself without too much stress. As someone whose mind is always racing and whose education focuses on harsh realities, for Mackenzie, art making provides a necessary pause by allowing the space to not have to say anything in particular.
Nkiru Ugonna Emelle, known professionally as NKI, is an American singer/songwriter born in Newark, New Jersey. Nkiru studied music theory, piano, and voice intensely from 8 years old through college. In 2019, she released four singles, a mixtape and two extended plays throughout 2020, which caught the attention of New York producer VDon, who featured her on Lord Apex's Supply & Demand as well as his compilation project Too Late 4 Tears. Her music video for her single Cleopatra was well received and even caught the attention of its namesake, Telfar Clemmons. Nkiru announced a joint collaboration with French producer Kheyzine, featuring hemyr vocals on Rankenstein and Yungblood, which tease an upcoming work, ALA. She is at the beginning of her journey with a steady, determined, unique pace of her own; She marches to the beat of her own drum.She aims to provide an exciting and intimate look into the journey of an independent artist seeking self-actualization and stability.