Ander is an artist, community organizer, and psychotherapist. As a visual artist, Ander works within the mediums of painting, drawing, printmaking, and collage around the re/presentation and re/production of gender, sexuality, ability, class, and racialization. Ander’s psychotherapy focuses on creative wellness, learning, communication and relationships in the context of dis/ability and accessibility, and gender, sexual identity and expression. As a community organizer, Ander is interested in organizational models rooted in collaborative interdependence. Ander has a background in community arts, arts-informed research and activist research.
Mark is an artist who works primarily as a painter and illustrator. Past work has included design and photography, props and sets in film and theatre, cartooning and storyboards, murals, private commissions and sculpture. Themes of history, evolution, astronomy and pop-culture are prevalent in Mark’s work. Over the past years in working with Artists Without Barriers, Mark’s independent practice has been influenced by the possibilities that emerge when people use their creativity to collaborate, communicate, and problem solve around social and environmental barriers.
Farha is a community organizer and artist. While she was always drawn to the arts, Farha has no formal training. While much of her personal art practice is meditative in purpose, she also enjoys learning new techniques and expanding the boundaries of her own artwork. Her educational background spans fields of psychology, gender studies, and rehabilitation. She is also experienced in working with and supporting marginalized populations. Farha is passionate about her work with AWB because it unites two pieces that she has found necessary in her own life; relationship to others through community and creative expression.