Emily Nicolosi, Lead Artist
A native of New York, Emily is thrilled to be living the dream out west with her husband Ian and their little guy, Ari. A long-time painter, Emily was inspired to turn to sculpture and installation art by her love of burning Man.
Ian Nicolosi, Build Lead
Utah-born Ian is a trained engineer, and master builder. He has spent the greater part of his life building things, from giant stars to curvy strawbale homes. If it can be built, Ian can do it. With his hoddie on.
A native of california, steve always shows up for his people, with a smile and a red bull. He brings a hard-working drive and repertoire of building skills to the crew.
At the heart of the crew, Kara’s cleverness, creativity, and compassion steady our course. From bringing in unique and beautiful ideas at the drawing board to organizing and producing complex and challenging installations, Kara makes the most difficult of what we do possible.
San Francisican Lily loves to untangle things in her personal and professional life. She helps the crew muddle through the most tedious of tasks with brilliance and a laugh.
Ilona Liechtenstein is an Austrian Interdisciplinary Designer committed to driving innovation and sustainability. Passionate about experimentation, prototyping, and nature-centric design, she merges hands-on physical projects with digital fabrication, emphasizing honesty, simplicity, and a vision for a more sustainable future.
Master welder Emmet is a full time fabricator and has worked on an array of projects, domestic and artistic. he brings the crew great trouble shooting skills, and perfectionism that keeps us looking sharp!
we are joined by many support crew, on local builds and installations around the country with expertise in many varieties of skills.