Photo by Jaqueline Barragán-Fuller

dana w-queen (b. 1985) is a filmmaker/video artist and barber based in Richmond, Virginia. They are developing research and projects using documentary, cinema and performance about the discursive histories and practices of haircutting, queer hair expression, black women and black queer barbers, and the musicality in barber performance.

w-queen has a MFA in Visual Art from UC San Diego and a BA in English from California State University, Long Beach. They are teaching experimental video and documentary film production courses at universities in Viriginia.

Courtesy of the 2022 Artadia Los Angeles x Marciano Art Foundation award, dana w-queen completed training at a Virginia-state licensed barber academy. In 2024, they will open POETIC SHIFTS, a gender inclusive space for haircuts and organic conversations about hair, art and culture.



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POETIC SHIFTS
716 Richmond Hwy
Richmond, VA 23224