Photo by Jaqueline Barragán-Fuller

dana washington-queen
b. 1985, Los Angeles, CA
Currently in Richmond, VA

Email: atdanawashington@gmail.com
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dana washington-queen (they/them) is a black, queer filmmaker, photographer and barber-student working in poetic and documentary forms to render and celebrate black life and expression. They received a Bachelor of Arts in English from California State University Long Beach, and a MFA in Visual Arts from the University of California San Diego.

washington-queen’s work has been exhibited and screened throughout North America, including the Institute for Contemporary Art at Virginia Commonwealth University, Visible Records, Jeffrey Dietch, Art + Practice, Black Radical Imagination Film Tour, BlackStar Film Festival, and OUTFEST Fusion LGBT People of Color Film Festival.

Courtesy of the 2022 Artadia Los Angeles Marciano Art Foundation award, washington-queen is attending Redefine Barber & Beauty Academy in Richmond, VA pursuing state licensure as a barber-student.

They are developing a research and documentary project about their experiences in barber culture, the histories of barbering in black and queer communities, barbershops as social institutions, hair care practices and rituals, and live performance. Their longterm goal is to open
Black & Kin, an artpractice and gender-inclusive barber studio.

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                                             2023 VCUarts Visiting Artist Professor                                             Exhibition at ICA VCU  Sep 2022 - Jan 2023                                             2022 Artadia Los Angeles Marciano Award                                             2020 Foundation for Contemporary Arts Ellsworth Kelly Award                                                      Black & Kin Barber Services