MFA, Tyler School of Art; BFA Parsons School of Design
Book I’m reading now:
Channeling Wonder: Fairy Tales on Television by Pauline Greenhill & Jill Terry Rudy; The Queer Child by Kathryn Bond Stockton
Book that inspired me in grad school:
Rabelais and His World by Mikhail Bakhtin
Artist I’d most like to meet:
Best advice received:
No matter how busy you are, there’s always time to draw.
Typical academic rhythm: summer binges of uninterrupted creative flow, rest of the time multi-tasking and fragmentation.
Unexpected art experience:
Killjoy's Kastle, Dierdre Logue and Allyson Mitchell’s Lesbian Feminist Haunted House.
Past research/show curated:
“Fruit Machine” was an interactive multi-media performance, created with Suzie Silver, that featured a tumescent robot and a Yeti with a bucky-ball head. We performed it around the US including Phoenix, New Mexico, San Diego, Norfolk, VA, Washington DC.
Current research/show curating:
“Fairy Fantastic” is a web-based series of video Fairytales, created with Suzie Silver for queer kids of all ages. The first video, “The Sausage” can be viewed here: http://www.fairyfantastic.org/. Currently we’re working on “Stinkhorn” a psychedelic Western based on a Scottish animal transformation tale.
Queerest (Art) Experience:
Donkey Skin by Jaques Demy; PJ Raval’s music videos for Christeene
Three Things on your playlist:
The music is totally eclectic, with a heavy dose of disco and country. I actually listen to a lot of books. Margaret Atwood’s MaddAddam trilogy, Naomi Klein’s This Changes Everything and China Mieville’s The City & The City were three recent favorites.