Ayin Es began their own press in 2005 and named it Careless Press, creating their first handmade Artist's book, 1-SELF. The name of the press existed until 2021 when they moved from Los Angeles to Joshua Tree, California, and changed their to Ayin. It was then renamed Desolate Press. Their books have since been placed in countless prominent collections and museums.

Born in 1968, Ayin Es is a transgender mixed media artist from Los Angeles who identifies as nonbinary or genderqueer. They are known for their unusual oil paintings, drawings and collages. Their Artist's books reside in museums such as the Getty, Brooklyn Museum, and National Museum of Women in the Arts, as well as many university collections. They've also won a Pollock-Krasner Fellowship the Wynn Newhouse Award, an Artist Achievement Award from the National Arts and Disability Center, and the Bruce Geller Memorial Award from the American Jewish University. They currently live and work in Joshua Tree, CA and exhibit nationwide.