Get to Know Us


Graphic Novelist 

Ken Knudtsen is a recently relocated NY writer and artist(Wolverine) and the creator of My Monkey's Name is Jennifer(SLG Publishing), and has also worked on animation for projects developed by Comedy Central, Robert Reich, and PBS. Feel free to discuss with him the awesomeness of Huey Lewis & the News, Fast Five, John Wick, and Aquaman at your earliest convenience.


Studio Assistant

Zainab Elrahal was born and raised in Charlotte. She is currently pursuing a B.F.A with a double concentration in ceramics and Art Education at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Zainab gravitates towards using unconventional materials such as human hair to challenge the ideas of what creates artwork. Much of her artwork is inspired by what happens when words can no longer describe the world around us. While clay is the main medium in her work, Zainab also loves experimenting with many different processes and learning through failure. She also creates henna artwork with experience gained over many years.



Rebecca Lipps was born and raised in Cincinnati, Ohio. She moved to Charlotte, North Carolina in 2013, and began her career as an art teacher. Self-portraiture is a reoccurring investigation in her work and it is inspired by her experience with social and environmental relevancies. Rebecca has received a Bachelor of Arts from Xavier University with a concentration in painting. She received her Masters of Fine Arts from Winthrop University with a concentration in sculpture and video installation. Lipps considers herself a visual storyteller who combines material with technology to support conversations about visual shifts in the arts. This multifaceted artist films and edits video to appear as a moving painting. These short, abstract videos allow her to repeatedly investigate her body and the environment around her. The driving force behind her work comes from the intuitive need to reflect and investigate the self to achieve therapeutic composure.