Annie Buckley is an artist, writer, and educator with an emphasis on art and social justice and the founder of the Prison Arts Collective. She is a freelance writer for a number of publications including Artforum.com, Art in America, Artillery, The Huffington Post, KCET Artbound, Art&Education, and other publications. Buckley is the author of three works of fiction, Navigating Ghosts, Psychic Outlaws, and Mayday, published as part of multidisciplinary art projects, and several non-fiction books for youth on topics including racism, homelessness, and the arts, for education publishers. Buckley’s visual and participatory art has been included in numerous museum, gallery, and public exhibitions, including solo shows at Carl Berg Gallery and Jancar Gallery in Los Angeles and the Art and Culture Center of Hollywood, Florida, as part of Miami Basel 2014. Recent projects include an interdisciplinary text, image, and interactive piece, “The People’s Tarot” and the participatory art project, “Pollinating Kindness.” Buckley has earned numerous grants and awards, including Recognition by the California State Senate, Outstanding Professor of CSUSB in 2018-19, and grants from the NEA and the California Arts Council. As of August 2019, she is Director of the School of Art + Design at San Diego State University.