Founded in 2016, CFGNY began as an ongoing dialogue between Tin Nguyen and Daniel Chew on the intersection of fashion, race, identity and sexuality. CFGNY continually returns to the term "vaguely Asian": an understanding of racial identity as a specific cultural experience combined with the experience of being perceived as other. CFGNY does not wish to represent what it means to be "Asian" in the singular; instead, it encourages the visualization of the countless ways one is able to be in the plural.
Lorna Simpson uses combinations of image and text to examine the processes through which meaning and understanding take place.
Lauren Graycar is a graphic designer and publisher. She has collaborated with a range of creative concerns in Los Angeles—where she lives and works—on projects across traditional and new media. A guiding interest in her work is how craft crosses physical and abstract boundaries. Working as a commissioned designer, she believes that a meaningful design process examines where our individual visual biographies intersect.
She has lectured at Gerrit Rietveld Academie and UCLA Extension on her practice and position within a broader global design context. Past exhibitions include Chapters: Book Arts in Southern California at the Craft Contemporary (Los Angeles) and Oh!, a solo exhibition of publishing work at Ditch Projects (Springfield, OR).
Collaborators include Asia Society of Northern California, Building Block, BRUCE, East of Borneo, Zoë Ghertner, Hammer Museum, Iko Iko, William Leavitt, Maimoun, Ooga Booga, Nathan Rickard, UCLA Department of Art, and Mrs Wong’s.
Since 2013 she has run the publishing imprint Kima. Select editions from Kima are archived in the Metropolitan Museum of Art Thomas J. Watson Library special collections.