ET Russian


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I am an author, artist, filmmaker, performer, educator, and healthcare provider living in Seattle, WA. I am a documentarian at heart and love to capture the authentic stories and histories of people, especially those most misunderstood. Themes of disability, sexuality, culture, healthcare, trauma, healing, and resistance appear often in my work. I primarily use brush pens, linocut prints, and charcoal to create my images.  I am receiving support from Art Matters to create a collection of video comics titled "Casting Shadows", which will feature stories from the lives of people with chronic illness and disability. My book, "The Ring of Fire Anthology", was published in 2014. I also have published work in "Gay Genius" (2011) and "The Collective Tarot" (2008). I’ve performed with Sins Invalid in California and the dance company Light Motion in Seattle, co-directed "Third Antenna: A documentary" about the radical nature of drag (2001), and have illustrated countless t-shirts and posters.

Feature Image: HAIR FURLED / UNFURLED, 2014, ET Russian, Charcoal on paper. Courtesy of the artist.

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