Artist Statement
My work unpacks tensions between the historical and the autobiographical, and participates in the confluence of the two. With a focus on intersections of race, gender, and sexuality, I experiment with components of identity formation to realize how people and places become who and what we are.

Bio
Justin Allen is a writer and performer from Northern Virginia. He has written for Mosaic Literary MagazineLambda Literary, ARTS.BLACK, and the Leslie-Lohman Museum's journal The Archive, among others. He has read at the Whitney, The Poetry Project, and Artists Space, and performed nationally and overseas. He is a 2017-2018 Queer|Art Fellow with Mentor Che Gossett.

Photo by Texas Isaiah

Photo by Texas Isaiah