Magenta Foundation & Exhibitions


Today I found out that I am a winner of this years Flash Forward 2012 competition for emerging photographers from Canada, the US and the UK. This is a huge honor, and to be honest, I had forgotten I applied so it caught me by surprise. I'm so honored to be on that list with some artists I really admire and know well. Results here.


If you are out and about please stop by Idea Odyssey and check out the show IDxID: New Identities. It's a really great exhibition and I'm honored to have some work in it. Idea Odyssey is a wonderful gallery that sprouted out the Seattle Storefronts project, where vacant storefronts were awarded to artists interested in activating them. idea Odyssey exists in the historic International District and is a collective and nonprofit gallery dedicated to nurturing and supporting visual artists of diverse cultures, primarily those of Asian, African, Caribbean, Latino, Native American and Pacific Islander heritage, and artists who explore culture, diversity and identity in their work.

IDxID: New Identities
Idea Odyssey
May 3 – June 28, 2012

Opening: May 3,  5 -8 p.m.
666 S Jackson St
Seattle, WA 98104


I'm very excited about next weekend because of the Queering The Museum Symposium. This two-day event will include lectures, community discussions, panels, art and a dinner! I also have three pieces in the Hide/Seek/Difference//Desire//NW so try to stop by and check out the show, get some food, enjoy music and celebrate queer art. Go to the website to learn more about the schedule and to buy tickets click here.  
These are the images I have been asked to exhibit:
Rafael Soldi
Here's what the programming looks like:

Friday evening, May 11th, features keynote presentations from Jonathan Katz, co-curator ofHide/Seek: Difference and Desire in American Portraiture, Rock Hushka and Stephanie Stebichfrom the Tacoma Art Museum, where Hide/Seek is currently on display.

On Saturday, a panel will discuss the state of queer in museums in what promises to be a lively conversation titled “Where Do We Go from Here?”

Then Katz will lead a tour of Hide/Seek at the Tacoma Art Museum

The day concludes with the opening of local queer art show Hide/Seek/Difference//Desire//NWand a fabulous free party featuring the music of Tender Forever at The Space in Tacoma.

More details here. Reserve your tickets here.

See you there!