Calder Yates is an artist and writer. He's a columnist for Art Practical and a contributing writer for Artillery and Daily Serving. He consults for the Mayo Clinic's Humanities in Medicine program and is Co-founder of The Thicket Residency. He got his BA from New College of Florida in Art and Political Science and a dual master's degree—MFA in Studio Art and MA in Visual & Critical Studies—from California College of the Arts. His artwork has been exhibited at Southern Exposure, Wattis Institute of Contemporary Art, and—as part of KCHUNG Radio—at The Hammer Museum and Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles.