Mieke Marple (b. 1986) was born and raised in Palo Alto, CA, in the heart of Silicon Valley. She received her B.A. from UCLA in 2008 and was co-owner of Night Gallery in Los Angeles, CA, from 2011-16. In 2014, she also co-founded the “Sexy Beast Benefit for Planned Parenthood LA.” Marple is an active member of S.L.A.A. (Sex and Love Addicts Anonymous) and supporter of Critical Resistance, an abolitionist group aimed at ending the Prison Industrial Complex. Marple currently lives in the Bay Area and is a writer and entrepreneur in addition to an artist.