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Caroline Maxwell received her MFA degree in Studio Practice from Claremont Graduate University in 2006 as well as an M.A. and B.A. in Art History from Cal State University, Northridge in 2008, 2005. She has studied privately with South African/Italian artist duo Rose Shakinovsky and Claire Gavronsky, known as Rosenclaire, since 1995. Caroline has particpated in a number of artist residencies and workshops in Italy, South Africa, and San Francisco. Her paintings have been exhibited in Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Berlin, Italy, and the Czech Republic. In 2008 she founded The Department of Nocturnal Affairs (DNA) with Israeli artist Tal Yizrael. She lives and works in Los Angeles.

Tal Yizrael is an experimental photographer and installation artist. While her current work deals with light phenomena and the absence of light, and her past work constructs ephemeral realities out of fragile materials: bubbles, ice, and delicate pomegranate seeds. Tal Yizrael earned a degree in photography and digital media from Hadassah College in Jerusalem (1998) and an MFA (2006) at Claremont Graduate University in California. Aside from her work with the D.N.A., she has exhibited her work in Israel, Los Angeles, and Taiwan. She currently lives and works in Tel Aviv, Israel.

The D.N.A. has participated in the following events:

2008 GLOW Festival - Santa Monica, California
2008 Pasadena Art Night(October) - Pasadena, California
2009 In Love With Night (curated by Ciara Ennis and
         Max King Cap) - Guggenheim Gallery, Chapman University
2009 D.N.A. - Project 210 Gallery, Pasadena, California
2011 Jerusalem Festival of Light and Art - Jerusalem, Israel
2011 Nisuy Kelim Festival - Tel Aviv, Israel
2012 The End of Wild - Modified Arts, Phoenix, AZ, USA
2014 Navee Navee - Prophet Prophet - Manofim Contemporary Arts
         Festival, Jerusalem, Israel
2015 Wandering Event - Hansen House, Jerusalem, Israel
         Curated by Nina Schwartz
2016 The Art Cube Artist's Studio - Tel Aviv, Israel
2017 Fresh Paint Art Fair, Special Project - Zoological Museum,
         University of Tel Aviv, Israel
2018 MaidenLA Festival - Row DTLA, Los Angeles
2020 Resident Artists, Sholem Asch House Museum -Bat Yam, Israel


Santa Monica Glows All Night Santa Monica Mirror (Vol. 10, Issue 7) July 24-30, 2008

Artists document city-animal encounters by Adolfo Guzman-Lopez, KPCC, Aug. 23, 200

In Love With Night, O.C. Art Blog September 9, 2009

Jerusalem Festival of LIght Brings Eco-Art to the Holy City greenprophet.com, June 20, 2011