Patricia Espinosa is a Mexican-American artist based in New York City. After completing her BFA at Universidad de las Américas-Puebla in Mexico in 1996, she moved to New York City to earn her MFA from Parsons School of Design. Ms Espinosa’s work conveys an emotional feeling born and inspired by her native country as a land of contrasts. Social and educational disparity has not only triggered her art but also her active role in the workforce. She has pursued a successful career in the Design & New Media Industries, serving the community by disseminating information, educating and reaching out through her work to young people. In particular, she has designed and led award-winning projects for the Museum of Modern Art in New York and the United Nations. Patricia has exhibited her work in the U.S., Mexico, Canada and Germany. You can see more of her work at www.patriciaespinosa.com .
Dr Martha Batiz is a Mexican-Canadian writer who has been living in Toronto since 2003. She was awarded her PhD through the Department of Spanish and Portuguese at the University of Toronto in 2011. Since then, she has worked part-time at York University/Glendon College, where she teaches courses in literary translation, Spanish literature and language. In addition, she has been an instructor in both the undergraduate program at Uof T and in the Creative Writing in Spanish program that she developed and continues to lead through UofT’s School of Continuing Studies. Dr Batiz is also a professional writer and translator whose work in both English and Spanish has been recognized through various awards. Most recently she was named by the Hispanic-Canadian Congress as one of the “10 Most Influential Hispanic-Canadians in 2015.” Further information regarding her work can be found at www.marthabatiz.com.