The Hall of Presidential Maladies is a project by Lena Verderano Reynoso. Lena is an artist, antiquarian, and scholar. She received her PhD from the University of California Berkeley, and her artistic and academic work is centered around American sideshows and popular culture. Her art has been featured on E! Online, Gawker, the WB, TMZ, Wired Images, the Rumpus.com, Alameda Magazine, Oakland Magazine, and many other publications and newspapers. She has published articles on folklore and Early American amusements in Proverbium, The Early American Review, and many other publications. She lives in Berkeley, CA.