rae strozzo
BIO
Rae Strozzo is a transgendered artist, writer, educator and activist. He received his B.A. in English and philosophy from Georgia Southern University in 1997. He graduated with an M.F.A in photography from the University of Arizona in May 2008.

He taught at Pima Community College until 2015. He is served as the Program Coordinator for the Southern Arizona Gender Alliance and then as case manager with Our Family Services in Tucson.

He has taught photography, worked in case management and non-profit spaces, and has been a part of LBGTQ community education since 2005. In 2017, he graduated from the Pacific School of Religion with a Masters in Social Transformation. He currently works for the LBGTQ Anti-Violence Project at the Southern Arizona AIDs Foundation.

His blog on art and spirituality can be found at www.raestrozzo.blogspot.com.

To see an interview with the artist, go to the interview with trickhouse link on the links page of this site.
ARTIST STATEMENT
“it’s she but the s is silent”
TC Tolbert, Territories of Folding

My work comes from a very personal place. It is about growing up a southern girl and becoming a transmasculine person in the west. My transgendered life doesn’t just revolve around issues of gender identity and body, but of family, connection, and truth. The paintings, drawings and photographs touch on all of these and wrestle with the notions of attachment and disconnect, revealing and privacy, hope and regret.

Currently, my work is investigating trans identities and spirituality via video, and mixed media works.