Marcus Kiser and Jason Woodberry identify themselves as sci-fi nerds. As creative collaborators, they co-opt space and futuristic themes to tell a story of tolerance in racial tensions and to demonstrate sensitivity and empathy.
Kiser’s work draws inspiration from a range of sources including classical art, comic books, graffiti, and current social and political issues. He is a graduate of the Art Institute, was a founding member of GodCity Studios, and has been a graphic designer and illustrator for 13 years. Woodberry is a digital illustration and mixed media artist who casts an invigoratingly surreal eye on the chaotic trove of popular culture and contemporary socio-political issues. An Art Institute graduate, web developer, and IT specialist, he combines multimedia street art and a minimalist-inspired aesthetic in his work.
Kiser and Woodberry’s 2015 exhibition Intergalactic Soul at the Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts + Culture addressed issues of racism, injustice, segregation, and mis-education through the layered lens of history, Afro-Futurism, and science fiction.