Dflux was founded by Sarah Wagner and Jon Brumit, an accomplished collaborative artist team, both of whom are part-time faculty at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. They have exhibited their solo and collaborative works in national (Whitney Biennial, SF Museum of Craft & Folk Art) and international exhibitions (Novi Sad Serbia, Berlin, Tokyo), are included in several corporate collections (Microsoft, PG&E) and have been awarded numerous residencies (Headlands, Skowhegan) and awards (Creative Work Fund, CEC ArtsLink, Pollack-Krasner, San Jose Public Arts Commission Award).

Having been a couple for over 17 years, they have collaborated on countless pieces in the creation of projects such as 'Life Laws', in which they offer up humiliating lessons as absurd cautionary tales, and 'Bridge Music', in which they conducted traffic over a musical bridge in Chattanooga, TN using only speed limit signs as the score such that, simply by conducting traffic, moving cars moving over the bridge's metal grating recreated a portion of the classic hit "Chattanooga Choo Choo".

Brumit and Wagner's passion for design-build efforts - coupled with storytelling and problem-solving - led them to their newest collaborative endeavor, their $100 house, its accompanying complex neighborhood environment and a desire to dig deeper into the neighborhood, its stories and its health in as collaborative and positive a manner as possible.