About Squiggles and Sluts
squiggles and sluts
is a queer and trans multi-media artist and sex worker. They use they/them pronouns.
They grew up in Occupied Sandia Pueblo Territory (Albuquerque, New Mexico) and relocated to Occupied Piscataway Territory (Baltimore, Maryland) in 2015 where they currently work and live.
Much of their work draws from their experiences in the sex industry as a trans person who has to change their identity for work. They have been a sex worker in many different areas of the industry since 2015. They document the experiences of themselves and their coworkers through illustration, animation, 3D, photomanipulation, performance, sculpture, video and photography. They create depictions of queer intimacy, kink and sex as a healing force. They celebrate that queer sex workers have always shared an intimacy with each other that is tender and beautiful. Their work aims to destigmatize sexualized work, reject shame, and celebrate life and sexuality.
Their abstract paintings are less representative and more energetic. In these paintings they explore shape and intuition. These pieces originated from their fascination with the color pink, but have grown to express a multitude of moods and color schemes. With these colors they express the limitlessness to their own masculinity and femininity. they strive to embody overall gender fuckery and queer flamboyance.
Squiggles and Sluts artworks and performances have been exhibited on numerous platforms both virtual and in person. They coined the name Squiggles and Sluts in 2018 (previously going by the alias they.girl). They have enjoyed participating in virtual art shows, zines, anthologies, fundraisers, vending events, gallery exhibitions and more. In addition to creating and displaying their work, they run an online store and have been a freelance illustrator since 2018.
Squiggles and Sluts works have appeared in:
Sacred Spaces - 1415 Gallery - ABQ November 2018
Tales From the Strypt - Stripper run performance and zine release-
Sidebar - Baltimore April 2019
sur/reality Trans Art Show - Baltimore City Hall - Baltimore June 2019
International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers Art Show - 2640 Space- Baltimore - December 2019
Valentines Day SWOP Behind Bars Benefit for Project Safe - Ice Box Project Space - Philly February 2020
E-Viction - Virtual Collaboration - August 2020
International Whores Day Zine - MoMA - September 2020
Illustrator for the Tryst Blog since August 2020
Body of Workers Artist - Digital - January 2021
Celestial Bodies - Fatale Collective- Virtual Performance- June 2021
Vendor at Adults Only Sex Worker Only
Event by Venus Cuffs - House of Yes - NYC July 2021
SWOP Brooklyn Monthly Patreon Artist Feature December 2021
Baltimore & DC Dyke Night Vendor - DC9 - January 2022
Working It Anthology - Stroll PDX - Release Date 2022
Vendor - Philly Trans Art Mart - Love City Brewing- April 2022
Video Feature - Lips Zine - April 2022
Article Feature - Tryst Blog - May 2022
Illustrator - 7 Days of Domination Baby Domme Bootcamp Tour - May 2022