My Pronouns are: They / Them
Ethan Kristy is a interdisciplinary Trans and Queer Visual Activist based in Meanjin (Brisbane). Their art practice crosses traditional art making with photography, digital, virtual, multi-media, and new technologies (3D Modelling, 3D Printing & 3D Scanning).
Passionate about activism, their art is based on their own lived experiences growing up as a Trans and Queer person living in Australia. More specifically their photography uses Australian customs and iconic landscapes to stage the everyday Australian queer experiences.
Much of their work interrogates mainstream understandings of sexuality and gender founded from systemic biases and institutionalised discrimination.
Ethan is currently completing a Master of Photography at RMIT after graduating with a BA of Fine Arts in expanded studio practice, then completing their honours in Photography.
I have walked many miles to become the person I am today. I am proud of all my rich histories as a woman, lesbian, transgender, man and gay. Including the person I stand before you today, a queer masculine presenting gender-non-conforming person – I no longer assign to any gender binary. I present as Male, who was assigned female at birth but no longer feel a need to affirm my masculinity in society or my queerness. I walk as just me “Self-Made”
Art has always been my voice since I was a child, a way to deal with the world, a voice for advocacy, awareness, and representing all my diversities. I tell my own story, in using my body(ies), histor(ies) and diversities living in Australia. Aimed to disrupt the viewers understanding of sexuality & gender. I never try to resolve any questions evoked in my works, instead encourage conversation between the viewer, the work and my story.