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Complex Movements is a Detroit based artist collective composed of graphic designer/fine artist Wesley Taylor, music producer/filmmaker Waajeed, and hip-hop lyricist/activist Invincible. Their multimedia performance installations, hand crafted songs, and trans-genre experiments explore the relationship between complex science and social change movements. Complex Movements is a recipient of 2012 MAP Fund grant and Michigan ArtServe’s CSA grant. They have presented their work at The Detroit Science Center for Kresge’s Art X Detroit festival, Re:View Gallery, Network of Ensemble Theater’s Microfest, and Cranbrook Art Museum. They are joined at Artprize by jeweler Tiff Massey, as well as creative technologists AJ Manoulian and Carlos (L05) Garcia.

Tiff Massey is an Detroit based artist. Her love affair with jewelry/metals originated at an early age. She began her formal education in the field of biology but could not deny her interest in metalsmithing. Her interests in the arts overcame her science background as she immersed herself in the field, being classically trained in the fine arts. Tiff Massey received her MFA in metalsmithing from Cranbrook Academy of Art in 2011 and has continued to create and exhibit in many group shows throughout the United States and Europe. Her work is an observation of class and race in contemporary times through the lens the African diaspora and the histories of Detroit.