I am a visual artist, drag queen, and graphic designer living and working in Brooklyn, NY. Since 2009 I have been immersed in the LGBTQIA Renaissance in Brooklyn. In this burgeoning creative community, my work navigates identity and purpose against learnt standards of life and career. As the child of immigrants, the necessity and creativity involved in being self-made translates into a fantastical DIY approach to materials and body. Through performance, sculpture, and drag, I explore the poetic disappointments and triumphs of a wannabe.
I was born in 1984 on Governors Island, New York. I am the recipient of the Brooklyn Nightlife Award for Drag Queen of the Year 2015. I have shown in group exhibitions at the University of Connecticut, Mixed Greens Gallery, The Kitchen, Boston Center for the Arts, Honey Ramka, and the Bureau of General Services-Queer Division, among others.
matthewdeleon84 [at] gmail.com