1. Staying Alive To Find Out – collage; 16 x 20 in.
2. Feeling Pink Like My Insides – collage; 16 x 20 in.
3. 54 Days Of Trying To Bury It – collage; 16 x 20 in.
4. Grief Is A Privilege – collage; 16 x 20 in.
5. Learning To Swim – collage; 16 x 20 in.
6. Violence Turns Anybody Subjected Into A Thing – collage; 16 x 20 in.
Ken Folk is a nonbinary trans, queer, Haitian artist from Texas whose visual and digital works concentrate on their existence as a Black, queer, nonbinary trans person navigating chronic illness, gender, institutionalized racism. Their work also focuses on other themes such as growing up on the internet and the bridge from URL to IRL, what it means to make art as a survival practice rather than just healing practice, and the impact of being born into mourning, loss, grief, and a body that cannot be defined without violence.
© Ken Folk