MANDEM is the art-name for Maize Arendsee, shared with her life-partner Moco Steinman-Arendsee. Our working relationship is highly symbiotic, and we work together in what might be awkwardly described as a "Vulcan Mind Meld." MANDEM has a long art publication history, including book and CD covers, literary/art journals, and dozens of gallery shows.
Maize has an academic background in classical and medieval studies, and recently graduated with an M.A. in Interdisciplinary Humanities (with additional certification in publishing and design). She is starting a studio art M.F.A program, at Florida State University in fall 2012, and looks forward to spending the next three years in Tallahassee.