JOANNA FRUEH is emeritus professor of art history at the University of Nevada, Reno. She is a writer, performance artist, scholar, art critic and historian, and teacher whose work expands into photographic, video, and audio pieces. She received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Women’s Caucus for Art in 2008. She is author of BRUMAS: A Rock Star’s Passage to a Life Re-Vamped; Hannah Wilke: A Retrospective; Erotic Faculties; Monster/Beauty: Building the Body of Love; Swooning Beauty: A Memoir of Pleasure; Clairvoyance (For Those In The Desert): Performance Pieces, 1979–2004; The Glamour of Being Real; and A Short Story about a Big Healing. She is co-editor of Feminist Art Criticism: An Anthology; New Feminist Criticism: Art, Identity, Action; and Picturing the Modern Amazon. She has performed and lectured in the United States, Canada, Australia, and the United Kingdom.

FRANCES MURRAY, a veteran fine arts photographer, has received several major awards, including a National Endowment for the Visual Arts grant and a National Endowment for the Arts U.S./Japan Exchange Fellowship. Her photographs are in museum collections nationwide.