about

LEX NON SCRIPTA is a multi-media artist and organizer based in Oakland CA, with a creative practice informed by transgressive politics, liberation, and the spirit of collaboration.

In addition to exhibiting their work internationally, Lex co-founded Aorta Magazine: by/for/about women & queers in the arts and Magic Makers: a queer art, craft & healing fair and workshop series. As an organizer, Lex has presented collaboratively-produced and community-focused projects, including the Mission Radical Queer History walking tour (2010), Bring Your Own Queer/BYOQ: an art & music festival in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park (2009-10), Dirtstar 2011 in conjunction with the National Queer Arts Festival and Luggage Store Gallery/Tenderloin National Forest, Best Revenge: a multi-venue showcase of queer community resilience (2012), and Passage & Place: an exhibition and printed anthology of incarcerated and free-world artists and writers addressing movement, displacement, home, and community. Lex was a collaborator in Pro Arts’ Community Advocacy Alliance in 2012-13, co-organizer for the Transformative Arts Practice Space at the 2013-14 Allied Media Conference (Detroit), a fellow in the 2012 cohort of the Emerging Arts Professionals fellowship program, a participant in Yerba Buena Center for the Arts 2013-14 Creative Ecosystem/Body Politic Think Tank, and artist in residence with YBCA’s YAAW in 2015. Most recently, Lex worked in the Citizenship Cohort of YBCA’s 2016–17 Fellowship program.


Curriculum Vitae 

ORGANIZATIONAL, COLLABORATIVE & CURATORIAL PROJECTS
2012-PRESENT: co-founder + curator, Magic Makers Queer, Craft & Healing Fair
2013-14: curator/organizer, Passage & Place: exhibition and printed anthology/National Queer Arts Festival, San Francisco CA
2013-14: collaborator, Body Politic Think Tank: Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco CA
2012-13: collaborator, Pro Arts Community Advocacy Alliance, Pro Arts, Oakland CA
2012-13: organizer, Transformative Arts Practice Space/Allied Media Conference, Detroit MI
2011-12: curator + organizer, Best Revenge: art & discussion series/National Queer Arts Festival, San Francisco CA
2011-12: organizer, Artists of the 99 Percent, San Francisco CA
2011: collaborator, True Compassion: Intersection for the Arts, Larkin Street Youth Services, San Francisco CA
2010-11: curator/organizer, Dirtstar/National Queer Arts Festival, San Francisco CA
2008-11: co-founder + curator, Aorta Magazine, Oakland/San Francisco CA
2009-10: organizer, BYOQ/Bring Your Own Queer: Art & Music Festival, San Francisco CA

GRANTS/FELLOWSHIPS
2016-17: Citizenship Fellow: Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Fellowship
2014: Endeavor Foundation for the Arts artistic grant
2014: Queer Cultural Center/National Queer Arts Festival Exhibition Grant: Passage & Place
2014: Center For Cultural Innovation: Creative Capacity Fund Quick Grant
2013-14: Body Politic Think Tank: Yerba Buena Center for the Arts
2012: Emerging Arts Professionals Fellowship
2012: Queer Cultural Center/National Queer Arts Festival Exhibition Grant: Best Revenge
2011: Queer Cultural Center/National Queer Arts Festival Exhibition Grant: Dirtstar
2009: Southern Exposure Alternative Exposure Grant: Aorta Magazine

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS
2017: Public Square, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco CA

2015: Hanky Code: The Movie, Center for Sex and Culture, San Francisco CA

2014: Visions At Twilight: Día De Los Muertos 2014, group exhibition, SOMArts Gallery, San Francisco CA
Passage & Place, curatorial project, Alley Cat Gallery, San Francisco CA
Queer Prophesies, group exhibition, Sub/Mission, San Francisco CA
Art in the Age of Aquarius, site-specific installation at the Whitney Biennial, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York NY
Field of Inquiry, group exhibition, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco CA

2013: Re/Finery, solo exhibition, The Lexington Club, San Francisco CA
Califas Festival, group exhibition and educational project, Intersection for the Arts, San Francisco CA
Strange Loop, group exhibition, LoBot Gallery, Oakland CA

2011: Shelter, group exhibition, Incline Gallery, San Francisco CA
Freakshow, group exhibition, La Miscelanea, Mexico City MX
Current, group exhibition, Million Fishes Arts Gallery, San Francisco CA

2010: Beast, group exhibition, Million Fishes Arts Gallery, San Francisco CA
Mission Queer History, curatorial project, Modern Times/National Queer Arts Festival, San Francisco CA

2009: Homegrown, group exhibition, SOMArts Gallery, San Francisco CA
Little Boxes, group exhibition, Femina Potens Gallery, San Francisco CA
Fresh Meat in the Gallery, group exhibition, The Center, San Francisco CA

2008: Idle Hands, solo exhibition, Steadfast Gallery, Lacombe Alberta, Canada
Running with Scissors, group exhibition, Flanders 311 Gallery, Raleigh NC
Neu Wave Feminism, group exhibition, Femina Potens Gallery, San Francisco CA
Suite Jesus, group exhibition, 111 Minna Gallery, San Francisco CA
Heart Attack, group exhibition, Eclectix Gallery, El Cerrito CA

2007: Boosh Noel, group exhibition, Ghosttown Gallery, Oakland CA

2006: De-Matter-Realized, group exhibition, All Rise Gallery, Chicago IL
Pulped Fiction, group exhibition, Las Manos Gallery, Chicago IL
Flora/Fauna, group exhibition, Hobbyhorse, Berkeley CA
New Americana, group exhibition, Hokin Gallery, Chicago IL
Printers Proofs, group exhibition, Heaven Gallery, Chicago IL

 

LECTURES, PANELS, & WORKSHOPS
2015: Emergent (Eco)nomy, Young Artists At Work resident artist, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco CA
2013: Califas Festival, Intersection for the Arts & Children’s Creativity Museum CITY Teen Program, San Francisco CA
2011-12: True Compassion, Intersection for the Arts & Larkin Street Youth Services, San Francisco CA
2011: Mission Queer History Project, SOMArts/Chrysalis, San Francisco CA
2010: Women in Publishing, Intersection for the Arts, San Francisco CA
2009: Feminism in the Arts Today, The Art Institute of California, San Francisco CA

 

RESIDENCIES
2015: Young Artists At Work resident artist, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco CA
2011: Signal Fire, Outpost, Mt Hood OR
2010-11: Million Fishes Arts Collective, San Francisco CA