Koak (b. 1981, Lansing, Michigan) earned her Masters of Fine Arts from California College of the Arts, San Francisco in 2016. Her work in painting, drawing, and sculpture has been exhibited at Alter Space, San Francisco; American Medium, New York; Union Pacific, London; and Museum of Sex, New York, and has been featured in print in Spike Magazine, the New York Observer, Vault Magazine, and Cultured Magazine. Breaking the Prairie is her first solo exhibition with Ghebaly Gallery and her first in Los Angeles. Koak lives and works in San Francisco.