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Photo by Jaqueline Barragán-Fuller

b. 1985, Los Angeles, CA

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dana w-queen (they/them) is a photographer and film/video artist using experimental, poetic and documentary practices.

Courtesy of the 2022 Artadia Los Angeles x Marciano Art Foundation award, w-queen is pursuing state licensure as a barber at Redefine Barber & Beauty Academy in Richmond, VA.  Their research and barber studio art practice will explore the discursive histories of barbering, barber shop culture in black, trans and queer communities, and musicality in barber performance.

w-queen’s long term goal is to open a barber and art studio offering gender inclusive hair care services and community arts events.

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