Cai Quirk (they/them or ey/em) is a trans and genderqueer photographer who focuses on the intersection of gender diversity throughout history, its erasure, and contemporary reclamation and re-story-ation. Their self-portrait series 'Transcendence,' engages with connections between gender, mythology, and nature-based spirituality, and will be published this winter with Skylark Editions. Recent talks include 'Myths of Gender,' 'The Power of Restoryation,' and 'Gender Diversity and Spirituality,' given in conferences across America. In the spring of 2022 Cai received the Minnie Jane Scholarship and a four-month artist residency from the Pendle Hill Quaker Retreat Center. Recent exhibitions include a solo exhibition of Transcendence (Pendle Hill), Queering the Cream City (Alice Wilds Gallery), The New Now 2021 Washington (Forsberg Art Gallery), and Print + (Hunterdon Art Museum). They received bachelor's degrees in music and photography from Indiana University.