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

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

They have taught photography, worked in case management and non-profit spaces, and have been a part of LBGTQ community education since 2005. In 2017, they graduated from the Pacific School of Religion with a Masters in Social Transformation. They currently work as a Quality Assurance Specialist at the Southern Arizona AIDs Foundation.

Their 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 trans 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.