Gendered Intelligence is having a silent art auction of around 20 or so pieces donated by artists. It will range from sculptures to paintings to photography.
Four artists will perform 15 minute sets at the event including: Naechanè Valentino, Seth Corbin, Holly Hayes, and CN Lester.
All the proceeds will help continue to support to trans youth with meetings, physical activities, and arts based programmes to build confidence and provide encouragement.
“I have taken over 10 years to complete my transition to become Angella-Dee. I have come out the other side as a Digital video producer and creative photographer. I am now clean and sober after many years of drug and alcohol dependence. I now think life is so precious that it must be lived to the full extreme wherever possible. Life is good. Hey!”
“I’m a fine art photographer. My work explores notions of self and otherness, with a focus on gendered identity. The subjects in my photographs often function as a form of doppelgängers: Traces of their identities become reflections of myself. The photograph, for me, is a space where identity is dismantled and also a sphere where identity is created. My work is informed by fantasies and fears surrounding questions of who we are, mentally and physically, and who we feel we are in the eyes of others. I graduate from the Royal College of Art in 2009. I now live and work in London.”
“I am a 52 year old trans man. Currently I am working towards BACP accreditation in counselling specialising in trans issues. Art is my personal and often private passion and my way of expressing my inner most feelings. My particular medium is pastels and oils around portraits and nature.”
Andrew will be submitting color drawings and oil paintings.
“Los Angeles based artist Katie Herzog combines art and disjunctive librarianship through a unique cross-disciplinary practice engaging knowledge, narrative, and information culture. She received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Rhode Island School of Design in 2001 and a Master of Fine Arts from the University of California, San Diego in 2005. She studied Library and Information Science at San Jose State University and has participated in numerous international artist residencies including Skowhegan, the Banff Centre, and Program Initiative for Art and Architecture Collaboration. She recently organized a “Queering Wikipedia Editathon” at the Tom of Finland Foundation Library in Echo Park in conjunction with Open Access week.”
Katie will be submitting a sculpture entitled “Literaturwurst (Tom of Finland XXL)”.
“I’m a trans-man living and working in London. I transitioned in my early 30’s and began making art at roughly the same time, partly to explore and express my own transition and partly to pursue a more creative approach to life generally. My practice often plays on the paradoxes of trans-existence and reflects on my own experiences as a trans-man.
I believe creative works of all kinds play a vital role in broadening the visibility of trans people and in developing a visible trans / gender variant / queer community and culture which values trans-ness.”
“I’m a 22 year old trans man who enjoys beer, sandwiches and crosswords. I can make an origami velociraptor, get halfway through a Rubik’s cube and occasionally dabble in writing and art.”
“Sophie’s work is influenced by bright colour, the natural world and finding pleasure in the mudane. Her artwork reflects her background in Graphic Design and her love of illustration. Living and working in Liverpool has been a great inspiration for Sophie’s work; ‘There’s never a dull moment living in this city!’
Sophie’s work can currently be viewed at various galleries and exhibitions across the UK. Previous commissions include Children’s Illustration, Character Design, Fashion Illustration and Presentation Visuals. Sophie has produced work for Liverpool’s Go Penguins and Chester’s Rhino Mania Projects. She has also designed and painted many Superlambanana sculptures for private commissions.”
“jh 31 ans, vivant d’amour et de bière à Strasbourg , France…”
“Hi, I’m Kelly. I live in Belper, Derbyshire. I love Art, Drawing, Fashion, Photography and all things creative. I am currently looking at ways to begin a new career freelancing which I hope will work alongside my own transition. I studied image and fashion styling at Limperts Academy of Design, and I am also fashion editor for Transliving magazine and design and contribute fashion editorial work for the magazine.”
“Creative trans man living in Brighton UK, My Transsexual Summer contributor and screen-printing obsessive.”
Fox’s print is hand made on canvas and will be autographed by all of the participants of My Transsexual Summer.
“Hi, I’m Suzanne. I transitioned 4 years ago whilst working at The Post Office and completed my journey in Montreal two and a half years ago under the expert care of Dr Pierre Brassard – that is if you ever complete your journey! I took early retirement earlier this year and discovered that I could paint a bit after attending a local art course. Now I spend a lot of my time developing my watercolour skills and am growing in confidence. One day I would like to be confident enough to show my work publicly.”
“Sara Davidmann is an artist/photographer. Sara’s photography is internationally exhibited and published. She is currently working with TransBareAll on a photography book project on trans relationships. She is also co-editing a book on ‘Photography, Art and The Transgender Body’ with Stephen Whittle.
Previous exhibitions include Paris Photo, Basel Art Fair, ‘Somatechnics’ Sydney, ‘Transfabulous’ London, MOMA Oxford. Publications include: Beyond Borders in Transgender Identities 2010; Border Trouble in SCAN: Journal of Media, Arts, Culture 2006; Crossing the Line 2003. Sara has received numerous awards for her work, most notably a Fulbright Hays scholarship, Association of Commonwealth Universities Fellowship, Promising Researcher Fellowship, Wellcome Trust Grant and four Arts and Humanities Research Council awards.”
“Born in Portugal, Luis Pedro de Castro always had an interest in working against discrimination and helping others with his artworks. After living in Barcelona for 6 years, dedicated himself to portraying non heteronormative lifestyles, and sharing his vision with the world. Criative director at Strangelfreak in Lalaland, a photography and illustration blog that serves as a continuous diary on his surreal and humourous life.”