Jamal Cyrus was born in Houston in 1973, where he currently resides. He earned his BFA from the University of Houston, participated in the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, and received his MFA from the University of Pennsylvania. His has shown his work and performance in New York and Houston, including at Project Row Houses.
Walter Stanciell is a native Houstonian and Third Wardite. He attended the Commercial Arts Vocational Program at Yates high school, and works as a professional sign painter.