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Arlene Textaqueen

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Arlene TextaQueen (born 1975) is an Australian artist. She primarily works on paper with felt-tip marker pens commonly referred to as textas in Australia. She received her BFA from the University of Western Australia (Perth) in 1995 and a Certificate in Interactive Multimedia from Metro Screen (Sydney) in 1998. She lives in New York and Australia.

TextaQueen exhibited TextaNudes, undressed portraits of women, queer, and trans performers, to positive reviews at Sullivan and Strumpf Fine Art in Sydney, Australia, in March 2011. Elizabeth Robinson of Artwrite notes that TextaQueen "has found a way to take the texta out of kindergarten and into contemporary fine art." Her work also appears in the National Gallery of Australia. TextaQueen's 2014 show Coconut Legacy "used tigers, coconuts and Allen's chocolate chico babies to map the conflict between white supremacy and her Goan-Indian heritage." She also holds drawing workshops for kids through adults.

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Arlene Textaqueen Wikipedia


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