Narcissister

Narcissister is a Brooklyn-based artist and performer. Wearing mask and merkin, she works at the intersection of performance, dance, art, and activism. She actively integrates her prior experience as a professional dancer and commercial artist with her art practice in a range of media including photography, video art, and experimental music. She has presented work in New York at The New Museum, MoMA PS1, The Kitchen, and Abrons Art Center, and at many nightclubs, galleries, and alternative art spaces.  Narcissister has presented her work internationally at the Music Biennale in Zagreb, Croatia; Chicks on Speed’s Girl Monster Festival; The City of Women Festival in Ljubljana, Slovenia; Warehouse 9, Copenhagen’s first live art festival; and the Camp/Anti-Camp festival in Berlin, among many others. Her videos have been included in exhibitions and film festivals worldwide, including on MoCATV. Her film The Self-Gratifier won an award for “Best Use of a Sex Toy” at The 2008 Good Vibrations Erotic Film Festival and her film Vaseline won the main prize of this festival in 2013. Interested in troubling the divide between popular entertainment and experimental art, Narcissister appeared on America’s Got Talent in 2011.  Narcissister was in FORE at The Studio Museum, Harlem and had her first solo gallery exhibition "Narcissister is You" at envoy enterprises in February 2013. She was nominated for a 2013 Bessie Award for her evening-length piece "Organ Player" which debuted at Abrons Art Center in March 2013. Narcissister is a 2015 Creative Capital Fellow, a 2015 Theo Westernberger Grantee, and a 2015 United States Artists Fellow.