Narcissister is a Brooklyn-based artist and performer. Her formative training took place at the Alvin Ailey American Dance Center. Among her professional highlights was being selected to perform with the Ailey Company in Memoria, one of Ailey’s seminal pieces. In addition to performance work, Narcissister does collage, sculpture, video art, and photography. Her studio residencies include The Whitney Museum IS Program, The Woodstock Center for Photography AIR Program, and the Art in General Eastern European Residency Program. Narcissister has also worked extensively as a commercial artist, designing window displays and working as a stylist and art director.
The Narcissister performance project integrates her prior experience as a professional dancer with her current visual and commercial art practices. Her art film “The Self-Gratifier” won an award for “Best Use of a Sex Toy” at The 2008 Good Vibrations Erotic Film Festival. In April 2009 she was awarded a Backstage Magazine “Bistro Award” for Outstanding Vaudeville/Burlesque Performance, a category created especially to honor Narcissister’s performance work.
A featured performer at The Box NYC, Narcissister has also presented work at The New Museum, Deitch Projects, Joe’s Pub, in the Weimar New York and Tingle Tangle shows, and has starred in and curated performance shows at Santos Party House and The Zipper Factory. Narcissister is also developing an international following. In Spring 2009 she was invited to present her first evening length solo show as part of the Music Biennale in Zagreb, Croatia. In the Fall 2009 she presented work at Chicks on Speed’s Girl Monster Festival in Hamburg, Germany, and at “The Festival of Women” in Ljubljana, Slovania. She also presented work at Warehouse 09, Copenhagen’s first live art festival, and at “Bordel Des Arts,” a performance series at Lucas Carrieri gallery in Berlin.
In Spring 2010, Narcissister was a re-performer of Marina Abramovic’s ”Luminosity” piece as part of the groundbreaking retrospective “The Artist is Present” at MoMA and presented an evening-length show, “This Masquerade,” at The Kitchen in New York.