C Z Brown (they/she) is a visual artist, aspiring curator, and scholar from Chicago, IL and currently living in Brooklyn, NY. They studied Art History and Africana Studies at Oberlin College. Their concentration lies within 20-21st American portraiture. They often explore themes of displacement, community, and nature in their practice of photography, writing, and collage making. They are interested in providing a platform for the showcasing of the talents of multidisciplinary artists of color and curating contemporary African Diaspora art.

They curated a virtual exhibition with Jip Gallery titled "Through the Loop: Chicago's Youth Artist Revolution" which explores themes of displacement, activism, and positionality within Chicago's underground DIY art scene. They are a cohort member of ARIAH and The Academy Group of Chicago.

The idea for a web-based Magazine that showcased the talents of local musicians, photographers, poets, designers, dancers, and visual artists originated in the summer of 2018. With their best friend, Mercury Magazine would feature interviews, fashion reviews, and articles on social justice news and was intended to promote and support the underground art scene of Chicago.

Mercury Magazine has evolved to be digital portfolio and platform for sharing their current projects and ideas.