Edvard Derkert was born 1954 in Stockholm. He has no formal education as an artist, but has been making collages and art since he was 12. Derkert has also been active as a musician, playing free-form jazz on saxophone and guitar. Apart from making art, he works as an illustrator and graphic designer. Derkert has published books, including Cut & Paste: Collage in Theory and Practice. Derkert is active in the Nationalgalleriet, Sweden’s oldest existing artist-driven gallery. Works by the artist can be found on his website: www.edvardderkert.se
Carl David Ruttan was born in 1976 in Oshawa, Ontario. He studied fine art at the University of Ottawa, completing his Bachelors of Fine Art in 2000. He has traveled in Asia, North America, Europe and on numerous islands of the Caribbean and South Pacific. Carl Settled in Montreal in 2001 after his first trip to Asia. Ruttan is an active member of both the printmaking workshop Atelier Circulaire and Montreal artist-run centre articule. A book about his collage practice, Printoptik, was published by Maison Kasini in 2011.
Jp King, a graduate of Concordia University, lives and works in Toronto. His book of poems and illustrations We Will Be Fish, was published by PistolPress in 2008. He has recently started Paper Pusher, a Risograph print works and publisher specializing in literary and art hybrids.
Ric Kasini Kadour has contributed writing for a number of books and catalogs. He co-owns and operates Maison Kasini Canada, an art retailer and publisher in Montreal, Quebec and Kasini House, Inc, a creative production company and publisher in Burlington, Vermont.
Paul Bright has been making collage since the late 1980s. Originally from Ohio, he was educated at the University of South Carolina. He is currently the director of Wake Forest University’s Charlotte & Philip Hanes Gallery.
Meaghan Thurston was born in 1982 in Nova Scotia, Canada. She lives in Montreal and works in Montreal at McGill University. She also works as a writer and blogger. Her special interest in visual culture drives her writing practice and she regularly contributes to arts magazines, including The Rover: Montreal Arts Uncovered, Onsite Review, and Forum: The University of Edinburgh’s Journal of Arts and Culture. She contributed to a book about the collage practice of Carl David Ruttan, Printoptik, which was published by Maison Kasini in 2011.